App advice: 5 apps to check out this week

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Carly Fristoe | Reporter
Jan. 26, 2016; 10 a.m.

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Do you ever crave something other than Spellman or Evans for lunch or dinner, but don’t want to go out to pick up food? GrubHub connects users to a variety of local restaurants that will deliver food directly to their door with just a few taps. The minimum cost per order and delivery fees vary by restaurant, but can all be found within the app.

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Over ten local eateries to choose from with full menus
-Cuisines include Asian, American, Mexican, and many more
-According to the app, delivery time is approximately an hour

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[su_box title=”2. Charity Miles” style=”glass” radius=”1″]

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With Winter’s cold and dreary days, it’s sometimes difficult to find the motivation to exercise. Charity Miles provides an incentive by donating money to a worthy cause for each mile a user runs, walks, or bikes. Several well-known companies cover the contribution in different increments based on the workout.

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Earn up to 10 cents per mile while biking, and up to 25 cents while running or walking
-Runners or walkers have the option to exercise indoors, outdoors or even on a treadmill
-Users can donate to several charitable causes

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[su_box title=”3. RoverTown” style=”glass” radius=”1″]

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College students and money are two words that generally don’t go together. Rovertown provides discounts to local restaurants, clothing stores and other businesses based on a user’s location. Discounts can be redeemed directly from the phone, eliminating the need to print out coupons.

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Several St. Charles businesses offer discounts through the app
-Discounts can be sorted by many different categories
-Coupons can be verified to inform others if the offer is still available

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What happens when Instagram meets Vine? You get musical.ly. This app allows users to create short lip-sync videos of comedy sketches, popular music and more. Musical.ly promotes different users each week, so there is always someone new to follow.

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Choose from popular songs, lip-sync classics, seasonal tunes or songs from your own music library
-A self-timer mode and use of the back and front cameras allows anyone to create their own videos
-The app offers different filters and effects that can be added to the videos

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[su_box title=”5. Star Wars™: Uprising” style=”glass” radius=”1″]

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The force is strong with the latest version of the Star Wars: Uprising app. Users are forced to battle against The Empire in this role-playing game, which includes several well-known figures from the film series. With missions to complete, abilities to earn, factions to be unlocked and locations to explore, this game has something for every Star Wars fan, new or old.

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Choose between four different customizable characters
-Complete missions to unlock new gear and improve rankings
-Explore four different locations, each with their own unique challenges

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