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Top 5 Back to School Apps for iPhone

Class is in session

So, after a six-week summer break, spent holidaying somewhere sunny and partying into the wee hours, no doubt, reality finally bites. Time to dust off that school uniform, polish those brogues, and prepare for the new academic year.

Complementing the traditional student tools, such as protractors, rubbers, and compasses, Apple's iPhone provides some invaluable on-the-fly resources for the classroom.

We've highlighted five of the best applications from the App Store to help you ease those back to school butterflies. Try not to get caught texting or IMing during lesson time, though.

500 million people worldwide have Facebook accounts. 105 million people use the iPhone Facebook client. It's fair to say then that you, or somebody nearby, is probably updating your status right about now. The Facebook for iPhone app offers most of the functionality found on the desktop version, including Facebook Chat.
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Remember that cobweb ridden globe in the corner of the classroom? Exactly. Google Earth presents the world in the palm of your hand, explorable by swipes and searchable by taps. Now where's that fantastic Indian restaurant again in Cyprus??
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With Sonico's iTranslate (wouldn't Douglas Adams be proud?!) words, phrases, and sentences can be translated into 52 languages. Even better, the app can speak back to you for assistance with those oh-so-difficult German pronunciations.
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Design and Technology requires precision, concentration, and equipment. For all budding Jonathan Ives this simple, yet functional, spirit level app could prove vital to obtaining that prized A* for their coursework.
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Students aren't always renowned for their organisational skills, so any support is most welcome in this area. Step forward and take a bow, George Caley, for his no-frills timetabling solution on the iPhone.
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