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The holidays are all about sharing, but make sure you get permission before you share holiday party pics!

[caption id="attachment_60785" align="alignleft" width="360"]The holidays are all about sharing, but make sure you get permission before you share holiday party pics! The holidays are all about sharing, but make sure you get permission before you share holiday party pics![/caption] Ho, ho, hold up! Before you get crazy with your holiday Instagram snaps, we have a few words of advice. We know parties are exciting and you want to save and share memories, but not everyone wants to remember how much eggnog they consumed -- or who they smooched under the mistletoe! Being a polite Instagramer is much like being a great party guest. Here are some party (and privacy) tips to follow closely this holiday season.

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[caption id="attachment_60777" align="alignleft" width="360"]Santa Claus, perusing the "naughty or nice" app on his cell phone -- indispensable! Santa Claus, perusing the "Naughty or Nice" app on his smartphone. His review: 5 stars, "indispensable!"[/caption] Feeling overwhelmed by all the Christmas shopping you still have left to do? Why not put your smartphone to work… and relax! There’s a wealth of fun and convenient shopping apps that will help you get your holiday shopping done faster, easier — and on budget! Shop smart this season with a few of our favorite apps.

Frame your memories and fill your apartment walls with your own Instagram pics!

[caption id="attachment_62913" align="aligncenter" width="599"]Frame your memories and fill your apartment walls with your own Instagram pics! Frame your memories and fill your apartment walls with your own Instagram pics![/caption] Why not fuel your interest in Pinterest and add to its world of hip images with your own Instagram snaps? Better yet, you can create real-world artwork from your own digital images. You may already use Instagram to snap, filter and share photos, but did you know it’s also a great tool to create personalized apartment decor? Instagram saves your pics to your smartphone’s camera roll, so it’s easy to download the images for a do-it-yourself art project. For instant personalized decorating, turn to your Instagram efforts for inspiration (and check out what others are sharing on Pinterest!) Here are some cool ways to capture the right images and clever methods to frame your memories.

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Ready to Ditch the Landline and Go Cell Phone Only?

Tired of paying for both a landline and your cell phone? According to research conducted by the CDC, more than one third of Americans now use only their cell phones at home. But before you make the leap to get rid of your landline all together, there are a few points to think about. Consider the following ideas before you ditch your apartment landline and use only your cell phone to reach out!

Preparing for a move? Let these mobile apps do the work for you.

[caption id="attachment_37469" align="alignleft" width="361"]Preparing for a move? Let these mobile apps do the work for you. Preparing for a move? These mobile apps can do the work for you.[/caption] There’s no doubt about it – moving can be a stressful, time-consuming process. Find your perfect apartment! If you aren’t adequately prepared for it, you can end up dealing with a disorganized mess. Luckily, all the help you need is available right at your fingertips. From finding a place to live to decorating in your new apartment, let these five mobile apps do the heavy lifting for you to help keep all steps of the moving process organized and stress-free. Apartment Guide Mobile Why: Before you move, scroll through thousands of apartment listings near you, available either in list or interactive map views, using the GPS feature. See full property details, view photos and floor plans and select amenities to help you find the perfect place to live. Best feature: Save apartments to your favorites list and call or email properties, all from your phone. For: iPhone and Android Cost: Free

Dig in to your city food search with these awesome online culinary guides.

[caption id="attachment_37345" align="alignleft" width="360"]Dig in to your city food search with these awesome online culinary guides. Dig in to your city food search with these awesome online culinary guides.[/caption] When your stomach is grumbling, you may not feel inclined to debate dining plans. But if you are new to a city or have found an apartment in a different part of town, you might not know just where to indulge your taste buds. Why not hop on the Internet and check out the food scene in your town with online guides and apps, like these fabulous foodie finders?

New high-def images add clarity to apartment search.

High-Definition Photo, Video, Floor Plan and Panoramic Imagery Augment Search; Drive Leads

New high-def images add clarity to apartment search.

ATLANTA (March 27, 2013) -- PRIMEDIA, the parent company of Apartment Guide, Rent.com, and Rentals.com today launches the industry's first HD Image Pack™, providing a more visual and comprehensive search experience.  Powered by premium high-definition media, the HD Image Pack caters to consumers' desire for visuals and represents a sizeable investment by PRIMEDIA to ensure that its customers' listings are optimized to engage consumers and drive leads. The introduction of this HD content enhances Apartment Guide, Rent.com and Rentals.com listings and solidifies the brand as the most complete and trusted source of information for prospective renters looking to discover the ideal place to live.

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[caption id="attachment_66283" align="aligncenter" width="607"]You can use your smartphone to pay for all sorts of things ... including your rent. You can use your smartphone to pay for all sorts of things ... including your rent.[/caption] You can use your smartphone to pay for all sorts of things: Your morning coffee, your Friday night movie ticket ... and your rent? If your apartment community offers that service, using your smartphone to pay the rent is a great way to avoid bringing out the checkbook on the first of every month. And while you’re at it, stop stressing over whether you or your roommate pays which apartment bills. You guessed it: there’s an app for that, too.

tech etiquette tips

[caption id="attachment_73041" align="aligncenter" width="607"]tech etiquette tips The dinner table is not the place to bring out your smartphone. Put it away and have some good face-to-face conversation instead.[/caption] Does your apartment roommate interrupt a conversation to tweet the latest thought that popped into her head? Do you ever feel your best friend would rather bond with his phone than focus on you? If these situations have happened to you, then you have been the unfortunate victim of poor technology etiquette. Maybe you're even guilty of a few tech faux pas yourself. Remember that good etiquette isn’t just for weddings and high tea. Having good manners regarding your personal technology can be just as important as in any social circle. Here are some tech etiquette tips to try whenever you are in the presence of other people and feel the urge to reach for your phone or other device, no matter where you are.

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