NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Do you find yourself looking for an app to pass the time as you wait in line for a bus, while commuting, or at the doctor’s office?

Well, Sree Sreenivasan, tech expert from our partner network CNET – and Columbia University’s chief digital officer, stopped by with some apps our viewers tweeted to him.

We’re calling these time-wasting apps, or time-pass apps, and we learned about some cool new ones when people responded to our request for suggestions on Twitter.

First up is Pulse (free, Android/iPhone/iPad, suggested by @ArtofJoe – Jose Lopez).

Last week, Sree mentioned he loves Flipboard and several people told him they prefer Pulse. It’s a great way to catch up with the news (which we don’t consider a waste of time) and also has a nice web version.

Then there is Umano (free, Android/iPhone/iPad, suggested by @AaronGottlieb – Aaron Gottlieb).

This is a handy app that has a way of reading aloud articles to you.

Finally, there is A Little Land ($0.99, iPhone/iPad only, suggested by @HughL – Hugh L).

This is an unusual, floating world game that you’ll want to try.


Sree Sreenivasan is CBS2′s technology expert, appearing every Wednesday morning at 6:50 am to discuss ways to save you time, money and aggravation. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook  and on his personal siteE-mail your questions with “CBS New York” as the subject line.


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