10 Apps To Keep Up With Pop Culture During the School Year

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10 Apps To Keep Up With Pop Culture During the School Year


The temperature may say otherwise, but for students across America, it’s time to head back to school. But just because you’ve got to keep up with your classes doesn’t mean that you can’t keep up with your favorite movies, music, TV shows, videogames and more. For that (and, oh yeah, for school), the Lenovo Yoga 2-in-1 powered by Intel has you covered. These apps go beyond the obvious (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Spotify, Pandora, Netflix, Hulu) to help you stay cultured while getting educated.

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1. FilmOn.TV
Watch live dozens of free live TV channels or collections of videos from content creators like CollegeHumor or NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts.

2. Twitch
Who could have predicted that more than 34 million people would come watch others play videogames? Maybe everyone in South Korea, where the e-sports revolution really began. Become a better gamer by watching the pros.

3. BBC Worldwide
Whether Downton Abbey or Doctor Who is more your speed, keep up with the latest British TV with a cup of tea and your best mates.

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4. Snap Attack
Countless free games are a quick download away in the Microsoft Game Store. One of our favorites is Snap Attack, especially for you English majors. Compete in real time with hundreds or thousands of people across the globe as you create words from the same set of tiles.

5. 2Brite
Find nearby events with this free app from EventBrite, and never miss a killer party in your neighborhood. Or post your own, and make sure it’s a hit.

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6. ComiXology
From The Walking Dead to Brian K. Vaughn’s Saga series to the Uncanny Avengers, unwind after a night of cramming with a some quick, engaging comics.

7. WatchESPN
Sometimes, you can’t be home for that big game, but the ESPN app has you covered. Just try not to shout too loud when your team scores in the middle of class.

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8. FL Studio Groove
Don’t let those musical muscles atrophy during the school year. For $9.99, get access to recording software that will make you sound like a pro.

9. Reading List
Don’t have time for that Paste Magazine #longread? Add articles to your Reading List to come back to later.

10. Movie Edit Touch 2
Make your own movies or music videos on the same device you filmed them, and share them with everyone you know.