Stuck on the bus? Bored at work? We’ve all been there – the only difference is that we’re being productive with our time – and now you can reap the benefits. Screw YouTube-ing videos of cats. Here’s a hit list of the coolest new apps that will give you something worthwhile to do with your space seconds.
Jay-Z Magna Carta | Free | Android
H to the Izz-O, V to the Izz-A! HOVA is back and it ain’t no Blueprint 3 bullsh*t! Jay-Z is set to drop his 12th solo studio album on July 4th – Magna Carta and the Holy Grail – and Samsung Galaxy fans will get to bump the first cuts. The first million users to download the app will get Jay’s new album for free, and be privy to never before seen footage on the track’s inspiration. Sorry to say, this promo isn’t available to all Android users, but if you rock a Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, or Note II, you can kick it with the King of the R-O-C before anyone else. #magnacarta
Wibbitz | Free | iOS
Word up, world! As I said before, we’re all busy people with precious little free time on our hands to read best-of app articles, let alone read the news. Well, the wonderful wizards of Wibbitz have identified that the human propensity for laziness is rife. They’ve created an app that makes keeping up with the world issues of today a true breeze. Rather than scrolling through verbose news articles, Wibbitz creates short, engaging video summaries out of text articles. Choose the news sources and topics that interest you, then tap through to watch and listen to the latest news from top news sources, and maintain your current affairs game.
Keep Calm Poster Creator | Free | BlackBerry
For those of you who aren’t familiar with The Chive, I seriously wonder what you’ve been doing with your free time, if not hunched over in a corner at the office and scrolling through their fail photo series’ or hiding the fact that you’re creepily looking at T&A… but I digress. One thing Chivers and Chivettes (yes, we have names, people!) love to do is Keep Calm and… then do other stuff. A new BlackBerry app now allows users to create a multitude of giggle-inducing KEEP CALM series posters tailored to your tastes. Customize you posters using different texts, styles, colours and backgrounds and then KCSO (Keep Calm and Share On).