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Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 12, 2013

Have you ever been out for the afternoon, fire up Fruit Ninja to kill a few minutes and suddenly find your phone at low battery? You’re not alone. While Verizon may have shut down its own app store, the cell phone carrier began rating, reviewing and recommending Android and iPhone apps for its customers on Monday. Rather than a list of the most fun games and most useful cookbook apps, Verizon’s lists show which apps drain your battery, use up your data plan and tinker with your security and privacy the most. While some of Verizon’s own apps – like AppLuvr – can be found on these lists, these rankings offer a different perspective from most “Best Of” compilations. The next time you’re checking your phone bill and are wondering how you managed to eat up so much data, you’ll have a much better sense of how it happened. It might just be time to close your Facebook app and stop its constant stream of information, data charges and battery drain.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.