Find NYC-specific apps right on your iPhone
Find your way even when you're off the grid.

It’s no surprise we get a little excited over apps specific to city living. Remember the GPS tracker for your dog walker...where would we be without daily pooch pics?

But sometimes we miss even the most obvious ones. (Oh, there’s a Citi Bike station finder? Well, that makes sense.) For those times, let your iPhone discover them for you.

Introducing the App Store’s new “Near Me” feature.

With a single tap, see the most popular apps being downloaded around you. From the obvious Seamless app, to the intriguing no-Internet-needed subway map and even the easy money-transferring tool, you’ll get a glimpse into what your fellow New Yorkers--and subsequently you--really need.

But first you need to update your operating system. We know, we know. Does it take forever? Will I lose all my apps? Is it pretty? Yes, no and it’s gorgeous. Take an hour and do it: Plug your phone into your computer, open iTunes, click “Check for Update” and follow the prompts from there.

Once you get over the initial shock of the serious design upgrade, tap on the App Store, and in the bottom row, you’ll see “Near Me.” Then click back often for an ever-changing list of NYC necessities.

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