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Mar 30, 2012
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Some apps that use your current location to provide recommendations or information about cool events.

Great Food Nearby: Ness

A great location-based restaurant finder. It’s UI is squeaky-clean, you can save restaurant pages to your favorite eateries and cafes after rating them, and connect to Foursquare.

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Alfred

Alfred does the whole restaurant recommendation thing, too, but it provides awesome recommendations for bars and other nightlife related business. Also, it is one of the FASTEST apps I’ve seen in a while.

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Groupon – Deals, Coupons & Shopping: Discounts on Local Restaurants, Events, Hotels, Yoga & Spas

Obvious? Yes. But you really can’t beat Groupon’s daily deals, especially now that they’ve included Groupon Now! You can get deals on food, clothing, haircuts, massages, flowers, and so much more.

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Movies by Flixster, with Rotten Tomatoes

I’ve tried Fandango, but I love that Flixster’s app had access to Rotten Tomatoes reviews and ratings. This is my go-to for finding showtimes for the nearest movie theaters.

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Evi

Evi is an artificial intelligence application that answers my question about everything local, including news. It’ll even tell me where the closest ATM is using voice input!

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