Download these apps before the Academy Awards
The 2013 Academy Awards are almost here! Soon you will see celebrities strut the red carpet in breathtaking dresses and standard tuxedos. The show begins on February 24, but there’s so much more to the awards than just the show itself.
Best iPhone app nominees
iPhone users can get plenty of cool Oscar-related apps to make their viewing experience even more rewarding. There is the official Oscars app from ABC Digital, featuring a list of all of the nominees alongside special backstage access to the stars during Oscar Sunday.
There’s also Awards Guide: The Oscars, featuring a database of every winner and nominee in every category from the inaugural Oscars in 1929 up to today. Users can even search by nominee or movie to see what hardware it picked up in a given year.
Finally, there’s Awards Hero: Oscars Edition, which features movie posters from the 2013 nominees and photos of many of the nominees. Users can also pick the winners of each award and see how well they do as the show goes on.
Find an award-winning deal
Whichever mobile apps you use, you’ll need an iPhone, and there are plenty of stores offering bonus deals when it comes to the iPhone right now. Best Buy is currently offering up 3 percent cash back on purchases, which could save you enough cash to buy a case for your new phone.
Walmart is only offering 2 percent cash back, but often has items discounted far below their retail value, so it might still be a viable place to make your iPhone purchase.
And if you insist on purchasing your iPhone right from the source, there’s always the Apple Store. You’ll only save 1 percent, but you’ll have the security of knowing you bought your iPhone right from the manufacturer, should anything go wrong. Whichever choice you make, you’re sure to enjoy the Academy Awards more in 2013 than you ever have before with these great companion apps.
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