App-ropriately College- ready
Nothing beats the thrill of going back to college. If you are a college senior, it’s back to haunting your favourite hangouts, finding new BFFs and catching-up with friends you missed over the summer break. If you are a part of the Fuchcha gang, the excitement is almost palpable; after all, you’ve braved final school exams and overcome admission stress to get selected to your favourite college. Now all that’s left is to “arrive” in style and start college with a bang.

Here are some Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps that will help ensure you get into the college with a bang!
A for Always connected
Stay in touch with your gang 24/7 with the Facebook, Twitter on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Stay connected with the world using Whatsapp, WeChat, Hike, Nimbuzz & Viber apps on your Windows Phone powered smartphone. College is all about staying in touch and all of these help you get into the latest on your friends and beyond.

C for college, C for classes
Much as we wish, college life can’t be all play and no work. But classes seem a breeze when you have the OneNote, EverNote, Sketchboard, Quick Notes apps on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone to aid the copious amounts of note-taking and drawing. Exams staring you straight in the eye? Worry not! Get all the Guess papers, reference books and course supplements on Pearson Book Store apps and know the best programme for yourself on NIIT Cloud Campus (Windows 8) will definitely come to your rescue.

E for Entertainment Quotient
The only constant during college life is its madness and last minute plans. You need to be prepped for that unexpected sleepover and party so stock up on some fun stuff that gets you christened the king of cool. Get some rocking playlists and songs from top apps like Gaana , Raaga and TuneIn Radio available on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Multiply the fun with Bollywood Hungama, Chitrahaar, Nokia Music (Lumia devices only), Shazam on Windows Phone and Dhingana and Hungama MyPlay on Windows 8. And wow your peers with you DJ-ing skills with the Accelerophone app (Windows Phone). Clearly, you will never have a dull moment.

H for those ‘hang loose’ days
Free classes, Prof missing in action, or just a hang loose day? You absolutely have to make the most if it and make it fun. Here are some apps to help you along.
Try mind reading with Akinator on Windows Phone and Windows 8 and see who wins the guessing game. Play pranks with Virtual Barber Shop, Relaxify apps on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. For some more fun try Fun Sounds and Whiplash apps on Windows Phone. In the mood to go clubbing or just chilling-out? Choose from Burrp, Zomato, Foursquare, JustEat and Bookyourtable apps available on both Windows Phone and Windows 8. Last-minute movie plan? Book tickets easily with PVR, Book My Show apps on Windows 8 and Windows Phone.
And to capture all these special moments for posterity, go click-happy with Camera 360, Creative Studio, Blink, Instacam, Instance and Cam Wow apps (Windows Phone). Dire straits? Use the Find ATM app (Windows Phone) to locate the closest cash point.

S for Stylista
New life, old wardrobe? Sacrilege. Flaunt your signature style, get super bargains. Indulge in some retail therapy as you get the latest clothing, shoes, accessories, gadgets and more using the on Windows Phone and,, (Windows 8) apps. Love deals? Try the Snapdeal and Timesdeal apps on your Windows Phone and choose from a plethora of deals, each better than the other.
T for Time-out
So you’ve had a crazy day and now want some ‘me-time’. You could catch up on some reading with Kindle, Audible Books, Taaza, Calvin and Hobbes apps on both Windows Phone and Windows 8. Additionally all Windows Phone users can also experience Go Comics, coMix-on-the-go apps. Long commute? Get gaming on your Windows Phone – from speedy chases on NFS: Hot Pursuit, and Asphalt 5, to jumps and tricks on iStunt2, Gravity Guy, Call of Carlos, Adventures of Ted 2, and Mars Runner; from strategy and puzzles like Haunted Free, Flow Free, Contre Jour, to pure sporting fun on Ultimate Cricket, Basketball, Real football, or then the all-time favourites Fruit Ninja and Cut the Rope, your commute will be over before you realize it. Now also enjoy the latest games like Temple Run, Angry Birds Jetpack Joyride, Royal Revolt, Rayman Jungle Run and have the time of your life.
For the fitness driven, Gym Pocket Guide, 6 week training apps, Workout Scheduler on Windows Phone create the perfect work out to get those envy-inducing abs.   

Z for Zap that calendar
And then of course, you have to ensure you don’t fall short on attendance or fall back on studies amidst all the fun. So while the SmartWakeUp app (Windows Phone) will pull you out of bed for another rocking day, the Lazy Student app (Windows Phone) will manage your calendar, schedule, assignment due-dates and social plans smoothly.

App arsenal fully loaded complete, just add a dash of your own special confidence you are ready to rock.
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