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10 killer apps you shouldn't live without

10 killer apps you shouldn't live without

When you hop into Apple or Google's app stores on your smartphone or tablet and literally have more than a million apps enticing you, it's easy to get quickly overwhelmed. Of course, there are countless options for the boring staples to handle email, maps, weather, stocks, games and networking.

What’s new in the app world? Here are 10 innovative apps that you might want to check out and add to your app arsenal. (Note: My favorite is number 10. If you don’t download any others on this list, number 10 is simply awesome.)

1. Send self-destructing messages

Email, text messaging and picture messaging are fast and easy ways to communicate with friends and family, but they're far from secure. Each one has weak points where hackers, snoops or the government can see what you're sending and receiving.

Wickr (Android, Apple; Free) creates an end-to-end encrypted communication channel with no weak points. Even Wickr can't read your messages.

Wickr includes the standard messaging features like contact lists, picture messaging with fun doodles and stickers, etc. However, its showstopping feature is that you can choose to destroy messages after you've sent them. You can also permanently shred the messages on your gadget.

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