Apps Magazine N ° 60 – 2015 Royaume-Uni – comment écrire sur un livre minecraft

  • iPHONE, iPAD ET ANDROID

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    No.60

    OBTENEZ DES CARACTÉRISTIQUES DE NOUVELLE GÉNÉRATION SUR VOTRE iPHONE AUJOURD'HUI AVEC CES APPS TOP

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    367 APPS AMAZING

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  • 3WELCOME TO APPS MAGAZINEVos applications essentielles guident chaque numéro

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    L'avenir de l'iPhone et de l'iPad arrive cet automne, mais pourquoi devriez-vous attendre? Apple nous a indiqué à quoi s'attendre lors de leur conférence WWDC. Un grand nombre de vidéos artistiques ont annoncé que votre appareil comportera bientôt un smartphone, un nouveau look pour les applications Notes et Cartes, et une toute nouvelle façon de lire les actualités.Select iPads aura même le mode Asplit-screen pour exécuter plus d'une application à la fois. un temps. Mais dès qu'Applerevealed ces fonctionnalités excitantes, ils les ont tout de même saisis rapidement, confirmant que la mise à jour n'arriverait pas avant le mois de septembre. Si vous ne pouvez pas attendre longtemps, allez à la page 14 et découvrez 25

    applications étonnantes qui peuvent apporter toutes les fonctionnalités iOS 9s à votre ancien

    iPhone ou iPad aujourd'hui.Off en vacances? Ensuite, consultez nos meilleures applications d’été à la page 18.

    Suivez Apps Magazine sur @ Knowyourapps / AppsMagazine

    Plus: obtenez les dernières nouvelles et les aperçus en ligne sur www.knowyourapps.com

    GOOGLE PHOTOSOiPhone | iOS 8.1 | Gratuit | v1.0.1O Android | OS 4.0 | Fre | v1.0

    NE COMMUTE PAS L'iPhone + | iOS 6.0 | Freemium | v1.2.0OAndroid | OS 2.3 | Freemium | v1.2.0

    MIDI PACIFICOiPhone + | iOS 8.2 | Gratuit | v3.0O Android | OS 2.3.3 | Gratuit | v0.0.1

    TANDEMOiPhone + | iOS 7.0 | Gratuit | v1.2.2

    BIENVENUE

    L’équipe recommande DAN HUTCHINSONEditeur en chef

    Si vous aimez la musique, allez à midi au Pacific (page23). Il offre un nouveau dixième

    Piste de lecture pour vous à lundi, midi (PacificTime). D'où le nom.

    OLIVER HILLContributeur

    Voulez-vous apprendre l'alangue, mais lutter avec étudier? Tandem

    (page 28) rend l’apprentissage amusant par vidéoconférence avec des locuteurs natifs.

    JAMIE FRIERContributeur

    Ne pas faire la navette (page 39) est l’un des plus étranges et des plus

    Nous avons joué à des jeux de stratégie addictifs depuis un moment.

    JACK PARSONSEditor

    Découvrez un moyen plus simple de trier vos images et de les améliorer automatiquement

    avec Google Photos, avec notre critique à la page 27 et notre didacticiel détaillé à la page 42.

  • GAMES 22 APPS036 Thumb war

    Meilleurs jeux de guerre stratégiques

    037 Geometry Wars: DimensionLe hit de la console arrive sur iOS

    038 Halo: Spartan StrikeLe Halo est-il accessible sur mobile?

    039 Does Not CommuteLes derniers avis de ceux en qui vous avez confiance

    039 Kung Fury: Street RageNous retournons dans le temps

    040 Empires & AlliancesFarmville et Command & Conquer

    040 Dans le cercleCurling is cool

    TRAVAIL 14 APPS032 Moleskine

    TimepageLa dernière application de calendrier minimal en lice pour votre emploi du temps

    033 Roambi AnalyticsCréation et analyse des données simplifiées

    033 SparkLa dernière application pour essayer d'apprivoiser la boîte de réception

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    TABLE DES MATIÈRES367APPS INSIDE

    TOUS LES JOURS 22 APPS026 Upgrade

    Activity TrackerLes meilleures applications de fitness pour votre nouvelle Apple Watch

    027 Google PhotosUne galerie parfaite

    028 langues TandemLearn avec un correspondant

    029 Hooks Set alertes pour tout

    029 Mariage PopsugarApplication sympa pour un mariage blanc …

    030 DeeMeAn Snapchat artisanal

    030 Tayasui MemopadDoodle sur cette toile numérique

    ENTERTAINMENT 19 APPS022 Stream vidéo en direct

    Diffusez-vous instantanément avec ces meilleures applications

    023 Midi PacificQuality musique dans une nouvelle mixtape gratuite chaque semaine

    024 Beamly BiteNevez facilement les nouvelles de la télévision

    024 Mezzo Music PlayerUn autre lecteur doté d'un système de file d'attente innovant

    OBTENEZ TOUTES LES DERNIÈRES CARACTÉRISTIQUES iOS TÔT AVEC CES TOP APPS

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    CONTENU

    THUMB WAR36 042 Triez vos photos avec Google PhotosCouplez vos photos, créez des collages et plus

    avec Googles cloud store illimité

    PLUSLEARN MORE

    À PROPOS DE VOS APPS!

    COMMENT NOUS EXAMINONS LES PRIXNous listons le prix le plus récent possible, mais avant l’achat. Notez que des applications gratuites peuvent toujours nécessiter quelques achats in-app.

    VERSIONNous examinons toujours les dernières versions des applications lorsque nous passons à la publication, mais gardez à l'esprit les problèmes que nous soulignons peuvent être corrigés dans les versions mises à jour.

    O iPhone + | iOS 5.0 | Gratuit | v4.5.2OAndroid | OS 2.2 | Gratuit | v4.6.3

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    ESSENTIELS D'ETE

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    Système d'exploitation Certaines applications ne fonctionnent que sur des systèmes d'exploitation spécifi ques; Vérifiez que votre appareil répond aux spécifications ici.

    Les applications FORMATSome sont spécifiques à iPhone ou iPad. Toutefois, si elles sont répertoriées avec le symbole plus, les applications fonctionneront sur les deux appareils.

    006 Cortana arrive sur iOS et AndroidCan Assistant Microsofts de Virtual Assistant: Siri et Google maintenant?

    Le créateur de 008 Q & AProcreates explique comment créer une application pour Apple Watch

    009 Boostez votre cerveau Mettez votre matière grise au top010 Win! Écouteurs

    Mettez la main sur des oreillettes Jabras Dolby de qualité sonore

    011 Mon écran d'accueilDe nombreuses applications pour les photographes

    012 Gear-up-upCes gadgets indispensables de ce mois

  • APPS + PERSONNES + VITESSE

    CORTANA POUR iOS ET ANDROIDCAN MICROSOFTS ASSISTANT VIRTUEL DEFI SIRI ET GOOGLE NOW

    POUR LA DOMINANCE SUR LEURS PROPRES APPAREILS?

    EXCITEZ-VOUS

    Microsofts répondent à Siri et Google Now, Cortana, s’étend au-delà du Windows Phone pour passer à iOS et Android en tant qu’application dédiée.

    L'assistant personnel de marque Windows fera partie d'un téléchargement gratuit appelé Phone Companion, qui devrait arriver sur le Google Play Store fin juin ou début juillet, et sur l'iPhone cet automne.

    Une partie de la puissance d'un assistant personnel provient de sa disponibilité à tout moment, sur le périphérique que vous emportez partout avec vous, a déclaré Joe Belfi ore, vice-président de la société Microsofts Operating Systems Group, lors de l'annonce de Phone Companion. Et pour les personnes qui ne bénéficient pas des avantages d’un Windows Phone, nous souhaitons étendre l’avantage de Cortana dans Windows 10.

    Sur Windows Phones, Cortana dispose de nombreuses fonctionnalités identiques à celles de Google Now sur Android: il peut envoyer des rappels et des notifications, fournir des informations de trafic et de météo en temps voulu, effectuer des recherches sur le Web et, sur certains appareils, vous permettre de lancer des applications à l'aide d'une commande vocale. Belfi minerai dit que la plupart

    de ces fonctionnalités seront également disponibles sur les systèmes d’exploitation mobiles de ses concurrents. De plus, l'application offrira aux utilisateurs de Windows 10 quelque chose de similaire à Apples Handoff, qui vous permettra de démarrer une tâche sur un Mac et de la terminer sur un iPad ou un iPhone (et vice versa).

    Ce que l’application Cortana ne fera pas, c’est vous permettre de lancer des applications sur des plateformes autres que Windows (bien que Microsoft ait laissé entendre qu’elle pourrait ajouter cette fonctionnalité ultérieurement). Néanmoins, Cortana reconnaît que Microsofts reconnaît à quel point l’intégration mobile est essentielle au succès continu de la puissance de calcul.

    Toutefois, au moment de la rédaction de ce rapport, Microsoft n’a donné aucune réponse officielle suggérant que cette version multiplate-forme de Cortana offrirait de nouvelles fonctionnalités lui permettant de rivaliser avec les nouvelles fonctionnalités contextuelles iOS 9 et Android Ms, Siri Proactive et Google Now. sur le robinet, respectivement.

    COMPAGNIE TÉLÉPHONIQUEAndroid | À venir cet étéOiPhone | À venir cet automne

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  • EN CONTACT

    AUTRES APPS CHEZ VOS SERVICESIRI

    Siri n'est techniquement pas une application, mais une partie intégrante d'iOS sur les modèles iPhone et iPad récents.

    Pour cette raison, il n'est pas disponible sur d'autres plateformes mobiles. La version actuelle de Siri ne fournit pas de notifications personnalisées et sa reconnaissance vocale pourrait être meilleure, mais elle a un sens de l'humour, assurez-vous simplement de ne pas lui demander quel est le sens de la vie.O iPhone | iOS 5.0 | N / A | N / A

    GOOGLE SEARCHGoogle a tenté d'aller plus loin avec Google Now en incluant les notifications et les délais

    Les informations contenues dans leur application Google pour l'assistant virtuel iOS.Googles peuvent également être activées sans toucher l'écran en disant OK, Google. La reconnaissance des mots est impressionnante, mais certaines fonctionnalités ne sont disponibles que sur les appareils Android.O iPhone + | iOS 7.0 | Gratuit | v6.0.0O Android | Varie | Gratuit | Varie

    Ce clone de Siri est attrayant, rapide et précis, d’autant plus que des applications de ce type.

    Vous pouvez également noter ses réponses (ce qui est utile pour les autres utilisateurs) et c’est la chose la plus chère que les fans d’Android aux États-Unis et au Royaume-Uni utiliseront l’une des fonctionnalités de iOSsflagship.O iPhone + | iOS 5.0 | Gratuit | v1.2.8OAndroid | OS 2.3

    | Gratuit | v1.2.41.0_1024610

    24METhis app n'a pas de fonctionnalités d'activation vocale comme Google Now et Siri, mais c'est toujours

    impressionnant complet et polyvalent. Il agit en tant que concentrateur centralisé pour votre calendrier, votre liste de tâches, vos notes et certains comptes de médias sociaux, et fournit des alertes sur les événements importants. Vous pouvez également le programmer pour qu'il exécute automatiquement des tâches.O iPhone + | iOS 7.0 | Gratuit | v3.8.0O Android | OS 4.0 | Gratuit | v1.070

    HEURING FREQUENCIES OPENThis cette icône est comme Google rouge rouge

    cercle ou forme d'onde ondulante Siris: elle indique quand Cortana est activé et change de couleur quand elle est

    écouter votre entrée vocale.

    HEY, CORTANACortana a été conçu pour rechercher sur le Web en réponse à

    invites vocales. La version Windows Phone vous permet de taper ou de dire votre demande et Cortana recherche ensuite

    la réponse en utilisant Bing.

    ASSISTANT EXÉCUTIFCortana garde une trace de ce que vous

    ont planifié ta journée et les choses qui pourraient l'affecter,

    comme la météo, la circulation et vos options de divertissement. Elle

    peut également vous donner des mises à jour et des notifications chaque matin.

    INFORMATION SUR DEMANDCortana peut afficher d’autres informations utiles sur

    demandes, telles que cartes, rappels et suivi des vols.

    Vos intérêts, recherches de musique, lieux favoris et autres

    les paramètres sont enregistrés dans Cortanas Notebook et sont accessibles

    sur tous vos appareils.

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  • CITYMAPPERTl'application de transport public par excellence pour Londres, Manchester

    Singapour et bien plus encore! O iPhone + | iOS 7.0 | Gratuit | v 5.4OAndroid | Varie | Gratuit | Varie

    PROCREATE POCKETFabriqué par les développeurs du logiciel priméProcreate for iPad, Procreate Pocket vous permet de dessiner et d’illustrer les concepts qui s’y trouvent,

    partout où vous trouvez l'inspiration.O iPhone + | iOS 8.2 | 2,29 / 2,99 $

    CLEARClear est l'application de rappels révolutionnaires qui vous rend plus

    productif. AppleWatchextension permet même de cocher votre liste de tâches à faire.O iPhone + | iOS 8.0 | 3,99 / 4,99 $ | v 1.7

    PCALCPCalc est une application de calculatrice puissante et scientifique.

    L’extension n’est pas aussi avancée, elle inclut un outil simple permettant de réduire les factures de restaurant.O iPhone + | iOS 7.0 | 7,99 / 9,99 $ | v3.4.1

    TWITTERIFFIC 5Twitterrific est un client Twitter primé pour iOS. L'AppleWatch

    Cette version offre également beaucoup plus de fonctionnalités de personnalisation que l'application officielle AppleWatch de Twitter.O iPhone + | iOS 8.0 | Freemium | v 5.12

    Journal de Day Onea pour le digitalage, Day One vous permet de gérer votre vie comme vous la vivez.

    L'extension smartwatch facilite l'archivage sur les tops et la dictée des notes.O iPhone + | iOS 8.0 | 3,99 / 4,99 $ | v 1.17

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    L'Apple Watch n'est peut-être sur les tablettes que depuis quelques mois, mais l'App Store regorge déjà de milliers d'applications conçues sur mesure pour la smartwatch de luxe Apples. De manière à

    nous avons découvert l’application de dessin Procreate Pocket, créateur, James Cuda.

    Qu'est-ce qui vous a convaincu de commencer à développer des applications pour Apple Watch? Était-ce un choix naturel pour Procreate? Le principal facteur de motivation dans le développement de Apple Watch était la réalité de l'écran. Procreate Pocket dédie la quasi-totalité de son écran à la toile, ne laissant que très peu de place pour afficher des fonctionnalités telles que les nuances de couleur.

    Apple Watch nous a permis de transférer deux de ces fonctions critiques, Outils et Nuanciers, vers le nouvel espace d'écran. Notre extension a été inspirée par la palette traditionnelle des artistes en bois. Par exemple, le mode Nuancier affiche un certain nombre de puits de peinture prêts à être utilisés par l'artiste. Le placement parfait de Apple Watch permet aux artistes d’apporter de la peinture numérique sur la toile en touchant simplement une couleur. C'est une extension vraiment naturelle de l'expérience Procreate Pocket.

    Certaines parties du processus de développement ont-elles été particulièrement difficiles ou restrictives? WatchKit est assez cool et très facile à développer, et ce n’est que la version un. Je pense que le seul processus restrictif était la conception de cette interface. Cela dit, il existe un élément de liberté dans la restriction. Avec un guide d'interface très ciblé, les concepteurs n'ont pas besoin de réinventer continuellement la roue pour tenter de résoudre les problèmes d'interface. Au lieu de cela, ils peuvent se concentrer sur la création d'une belle expérience pour les clients.

    De l'autre côté de la médaille, comment Apple a-t-il ouvert le processus? L'un des aspects les plus faciles du développement pour les produits Apple est la cohérence. Comparées au développement pour d’autres plates-formes, les API sont plus cohérentes, les plates-formes de périphériques sont loin

    moins fragmentés et, en général, les appareils sont plus performants. Cela nous permet de cibler notre développement pour tirer le meilleur parti du matériel disponible.

    Il est difficile pour nous de dire quel pourcentage des ventes Procreate Pocket notre extension Apple Watch constitue, mais la réponse des clients a été relativement bonne. L'application Procreate Pocket Apple Watch a été décrite comme innovante et intuitive à utiliser. Nous attendions avec impatience plus de commentaires à mesure que le nombre d'utilisateurs d'Apple Watch augmentait.

    Encourageriez-vous les autres développeurs d'applications à se pencher sérieusement sur la montre Apple Watch et les smartwatches en général? Le port d'un ordinateur a un potentiel énorme et des implications sérieuses pour l'avenir, et les développeurs peuvent intervenir et aider à façonner l'avenir maintenant.

    Quels sont vos projets pour l'Apple Watch à l'avenir? Bien soutenir notre extension Procreate Apple Watch dans un avenir prévisible et éventuellement la redéfinir, si et quand les applications natives de Apple Watch deviennent une chose.

    Pourriez-vous envisager un jour où l'Apple Watch est aussi populaire que l'iPhone aujourd'hui? Je les considère comme deux types de technologies distinctes qui résolvent des problèmes très différents.

    Par exemple, lorsque je vais faire du vélo, je prends simplement ma montre Apple Watch et j'écoute de la musique. Je n’emporterais jamais mon énorme iPhone 6 Plus, c’est trop volumineux et lourd à cet effet. À l’inverse, j’utilise mon iPhone 6 Plus pour dessiner et dessiner des idées, car l’écran de la montre est trop petit et le processeur n’est pas conçu pour les travaux de calcul lourds tels que la peinture accélérée graphiquement!

    Il est difficile de dire si l'Apple Watch sera toujours aussi omniprésente que l'iPhone, mais je m'attends à ce qu'elle continue à gagner en popularité au fil des itérations futures, comme l'iPhone l'a fait. Les deux appareils sont assez cool, mais pour des raisons différentes.

    05 MEILLEURES APPLE WATCH APPS

    Savage Interactive PDG et cofondateur

    James Cuda sur pourquoi amener Procréer

    à l'Apple Watch était une évidence

    Le pouvoir de la création,

    SIMPLIFIÉ

    L’UNE DES PARTIES LES PLUS FACILES DU DÉVELOPPEMENT DE PRODUITS APPLE EST LA COHÉRENCE

  • FIT BRAINS TRAINEThis app compagnon toLifestyle Assessment igreat fun.

    O iPhone + | iOS 7.0 | Freemium | 3.5.2O Android | Varie

    | Freemium | Varie

    MINDFULNESS DAIL Prendre quelques minutes de chaque jour pour le temps ne peut être qu'un goo

    chose. Cette application rend ce processus facile et agréable.O iPhone + | iOS 7.1

    | 1,49 / 1,99 $ | v1.065

    SLEEP TIME + Avec cette application, vous pouvez enregistrer votre mode de sommeil ainsi

    des drapeaux pour empêcher votre cerveau de s’éteindre.O iPhone + | iOS 7.0

    | 1,49 / 1,99 $ | v3.6

    FINAL THOUGHTDe nombreuses applications prétendent stimuler le cerveau grâce à des exercices mentaux et à la méditation. Certains sont basés sur des données scientifiques établies, mais il existe peu de preuves qu’ils améliorent les capacités cognitives à long terme. Mais ils ne vous bousilleront pas et ne prendront pas beaucoup de temps, alors ce n’est pas une mauvaise idée de les essayer.

    02 Accepter le changementUne fois que vous avez vu votre score, glissez vers le bas dans la rubrique style de vie. Si vous avez un faible pourcentage de ceux-ci, appuyez sur l'en-tête et lisez les conseils sur les changements de comportement que vous devriez essayer. Après six mois, refait le test.

    01 Testez vous-mêmeLes petits changements dans votre mode de vie peuvent contribuer à un cerveau en meilleure santé, selon le programme de neuroscientifiques Dr Paul Nussbaums Fit Brains. Téléchargez l'application d'évaluation du style de vie Brain Health, répondez aux questions avec honnêteté et obtenez votre score de style de vie.

    04 Restez précisSuivant, appuyez sur Continuer pour commencer votre entraînement. Celui-ci portera sur les zones de votre cerveau que vous avez choisies plus tôt dans les questions d'étalonnage. Assurez-vous de suivre le programme quotidiennement afin que votre cerveau reçoive régulièrement un entraînement stimulant mais amusant.

    05 Restez calmeA l'instar de votre corps, votre cerveau a besoin de pauses pour être à son meilleur. Il est prouvé que la méditation de pleine conscience réduit le stress. Obtenez donc l'application Mindfulness Daily et fixez des heures de la journée où vous appliquerez ses techniques pour vous vider la tête.

    06 Dormir dessus Il est également nécessaire de dormir suffisamment pour que le cerveau soit au sommet de sa forme. Définissez une alarme dans Sleep Time + et elle vous réveillera au point optimal de votre cycle de sommeil, proche de ce que vous avez défini. Obtenez environ huit heures de sommeil et vous devriez vous réveiller vif et alerte.

    03 Hit the gymFit Brains Trainer est destiné à affiner les fonctions cognitives avec un programme personnalisé d’entraînement cérébral quotidien composé de minijeux intelligents. Ouvrez l'application et répondez à quelques questions de base pour optimiser votre programme d'entraînement cérébral.

    À TOUJOURS À

    APPLICATIONS UTILISÉES

    À un moment donné de notre vie, nous craignons probablement tous que nos facultés mentales perdent de l'âge. Garder notre cerveau affûté est important à tout âge, cependant, afin de tirer le meilleur parti de chaque opportunité. Il ne s'agit pas seulement de devenir intelligent, aussi; dans nos horaires chargés, nous pouvons bénéficier d'une meilleure capacité multitâche, de réponses rapides, d'une pensée souple et d'une mémoire fiable. Les applications pourraient nous aider de plusieurs manières si nous y réfléchissons bien.

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    CONCURRENCE

    Il n'y a rien de pire que d'avoir à déballer les câbles serre-tête, alors que tout ce que vous voulez faire, c'est écouter votre musique. Et peu importe à quel point vous les stockez avec précaution quand ils ne sont pas inutilisés, ou quelle astuce intelligente vous essayez de les empêcher de s'embrouiller à nouveau, ils le font toujours. Mais cela ne doit pas nécessairement être comme ça.

    Grâce à nos amis de Jabra, nous avons une paire de Jabra Roxearbuds à donner. Ces écouteurs Bluetooth élégants se connectent sans fil avec votre smartphone ou votre ordinateur portable pour offririx heures d'écoute de musique. Fabriqués en acier solide, ils sont également dotés d'un bouton de mise en sourdine intégré, qui vous permet d'activer et de désactiver facilement la musique, et d'un microphone pour répondre aux appels téléphoniques en mode mains libres.

    Pour diffuser une écoute de qualité Dolby Sound à spectre complet sur vos écouteurs Rox, vous pouvez également télécharger l'application gratuite JabraSound pour iPhone. L'application peut également être utilisée pour créer et parcourir des listes de lecture, partager de la musique sur Facebook ou Twitter et régler l'égaliseur graphique afin que vous puissiez lire vos pistes comme vous le souhaitez.

    Pour un heureux gagnant, nous avons un Jabra Solemate. Très portable et doté de deux haut-parleurs avant puissants, le Solemate fonctionne via Bluetooth. Elle fonctionnera également avec l'applicationJabra Sound pour fournir une qualité Dolby Sound.

    Pour gagner l'un de ces prix, il vous suffit de répondre à la question suivante.

    QUEL EST LE NOM DES DERNIERS BOUCLES D'OREILLES JABRAS? A: ROX B. ROCKS C. REX

    TERMES ET CONDITIONS La date limite d'inscription est le 7 août 2015. Veuillez noter que les réponses doivent être envoyées uniquement sur le site Web mentionné ci-dessus. Ce concours est ouvert aux résidents du Royaume-Uni et d'Irlande uniquement. Imagine Publishing a le droit de substituer le prix à un objet similaire de valeur égale ou supérieure. Les employés d'Imagine Publishing (y compris les pigistes), leurs proches ou leurs agents ne sont pas autorisés à participer. La décision de la rédaction est finale et aucune correspondance ne sera conclue. Les prix ne peuvent pas être échangés contre de l'argent. L'ensemble des termes et des conditions générales sont disponibles sur demande. De temps en temps, Imagine Publishing ou ses agents peuvent vous envoyer des documents connexes ou des offres spéciales. Si vous ne le souhaitez pas, veuillez l'indiquer clairement sur votre inscription au concours.

    GAGNER! EARBUDSL SANS FIL JABRA ROX

    Libérez votre musique en écoutant ces écouteurs Dolby Sound

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    FINALISTE

  • AUTO-TIMERALTERNATIVE À: HORLOGE

    Les stock Cameraapp et Camera + ont des retardateurs

    mais cette application dispose également d'une option de plans multiples qui vous permet de régler la caméra pour qu'elle prenne plusieurs photos dans une séquence unique, et que même après que vous ayez défini un délai de 60 secondes. Son idéalpour selfies.O iPhone + | iOS 6.0

    | 1,49 / 1,99 $ | v4.0

    CAMÉRA + ALTERNATIVE À: CAMÉRA

    Cette application comprend les mêmes fonctionnalités que les iPhones

    Une application native pour appareil photo et bien plus encore, notamment les paramètres macro, rognage, rafale et retardateur, la stabilisation de l'image, le réglage de l'exposition, le zoom et un niveau d'horizon en temps réel. Sa fonction de clarté est étonnamment bonne aussi. O iPhone + | iOS 7.0

    | 2,29 / 2,99 $ | v6.3

    NOUVEL AIRALTERNATIVE À: MÉTÉO

    Qu'est-ce qui rend cette application attrayante si vous prenez

    photos en plein air est sa capacité à fournir des prévisions météorologiques et une couverture nuageuse à tout moment de la journée. Il peut également vous fournir des prévisions utiles pour les événements à venir de votre calendrier.O iPhone + | iOS 7.0

    | Gratuit | 2.0.2

    PHOTOBUDDYALTERNATIVE À: CALCULATEUR

    Lorsque vous recherchez la photo parfaite, vous devrez

    peser divers paramètres de l'appareil photo, dont beaucoup sont emballés dans cette application. Des onglets pour l'exposition, la profondeur de champ, la diffraction et les préréglages facilitent grandement les choses lors de la prise de vue.O iPhone + | iOS 7.0

    | 1,49 / 1,99 $ | v1.30

    GEOTAGPHOTOS PROALTERNATIVE TO: RAPPELS

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    CAROUSEL BYDROPBOXALTERNATIVE À: PHOTOS

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    suffisamment de latence zéro, offrant aux utilisateurs une lecture de haute qualité à des niveaux de volume globaux décents. Le fini

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  • DROPBOXApple introduit de nouvelles fonctionnalités dans iCloud avec iOS 9, mais il existe de nombreuses autres

    alternatives pour la synchronisation de vos fichiers sur plusieurs appareils via le cloud. Dropbox est l’un des meilleurs et des plus remarquables du secteur et fonctionne pratiquement partout. Il télécharge automatiquement des photos et des vidéos sur le Web. Il propose également des options de partage très pratiques. Le service par excellence dispose de 2 Go d'espace offert gratuitement.O iPhone + | iOS 7.0 | Gratuit O Android | OS 4.0.3 | Libre

    BOXBox s’adresse aux utilisateurs professionnels, mais de nombreuses fonctionnalités sont disponibles ici pour le

    individu aussi. Vous pouvez accéder à tous vos fichiers à partir de tous vos appareils, utiliser le composant de prise de notes lors de vos déplacements, afficher de nombreux types de fichiers populaires sans avoir à utiliser une autre application et télécharger automatiquement des photos et des vidéos depuis votre iOS. appareil au nuage. Vous obtiendrez également 10 Go d'espace de stockage gratuitement.O iPhone + | iOS 7.0 | Gratuit O Android | OS 4.0 | Libre

    GOOGLE DRIVEAvec Google, tout fonctionne bien sur le Web et dans de nombreux autres

    périphériques, et vous pouvez créer des documents dans le nuage, ainsi que numériser des fichiers à l'aide de l'appareil photo de votre périphérique. Pour commencer, vous disposerez gratuitement de 15 Go d'espace libre sur Drive, Gmail et le nouveau Google Photos.O iPhone + | iOS 7.0 | Gratuit O Android | Varie | Libre

    ONEDRIVEMicrosoft a mis un certain temps à lancer son jeu de synchronisation et de stockage en nuage, mais c’est certainement

    rattraper maintenant grâce à son application OneDrive (anciennement connu sous le nom SkyDrive). Comme nous l'avons mentionné précédemment avec les autres applications, vous pouvez sauvegarder des photos et des vidéos prises sur votre appareil et accéder à vos fichiers depuis l'emplacement d'installation de OneDrive (ou d'un navigateur Web). Les utilisateurs gratuits disposeront de 15 Go d’espace libre pour jouer.O iPhone + | iOS 7.0 | FreeO Android | Varie | Libre

    SUGARSYNCSugarSync est l’un des meilleurs services de synchronisation et de sauvegarde indépendants sur le marché.

    le moment, et il gère tout, de l’accès hors connexion au partage de fichiers très proprement. Sur le bureau, vous pouvez sauvegarder n’importe quel dossier et presque toutes les plates-formes disponibles disposent d’un client. Il n'y a pas de niveau gratuit, mais vous pouvez l'essayer gratuitement pendant 30 jours. O iPhone + | iOS 7.0 | FreeO Android | OS 1.6 | Libre

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    GOOGLE PHOTOSSi vous avez regardé iOS 9 lors du discours liminaire prononcé au Apple WWDC cette année, vous avez déjà constaté un certain nombre de mises à jour.

    autour des photos, notamment la possibilité de parcourir rapidement les photos et une fonction de recherche soignée

    les images d'un earch.rst (d'une semaine environ),

    es par emplacement en utilisant attendre iOS 9 pour obtenir

    e app, sauvegardez-la dans la recherche de vos photos

    utomatiquement en utilisant les fichiers e voir la correspondance

    xplore y compris la sauvegarde (si vous ne le faites pas

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    CITYMAPPERO iPhone + | iOS 7.0 | FreeOAndroid | Varie | Libre

    INFO SUR LES TRANSPORTS PUBLICSApple Maps établit les horaires et les itinéraires des transports en commun avec iOS 9,

    Citymapper possède déjà ces fonctionnalités.

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    en sécurité sur un exposé

    iPhoneOne des modifications qui arrivent avec iOS 9 est l'introduction d'un code PIN à six chiffres. Ses

    Pour renforcer la sécurité de votre appareil, et bien que vous ne puissiez pas modifier le nombre de chiffres dans iOS 8, vous pouvez installer McAfee Security. Il offre un emplacement de stockage sécurisé protégé par code PIN pour vos photos et vidéos les plus sensibles, afin de leur assurer toujours une bonne protection.

    MCAFEE SECURITY

    OiPhone + | iOS 6.0 | FreeOAndroid | OS 2.3 | Libre

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  • SPOTIFY MUSICApple Music n’est pas strictement une fonctionnalité iOS 9 (elle est fournie avec iOS 8.4), mais sa

    toujours intéressant de comparer le concours. Spotify est le leader du marché avec à peu près toutes les fonctionnalités dont vous avez besoin, plus un niveau gratuit que le service Apple n’a pas. La mise à jour la plus répandue sur iOS apporte une fonctionnalité de prévisualisation tactile permettant de parcourir rapidement votre bibliothèque musicale.O iPhone + | iOS 7.0 | FreemiumOAndroid | Varie | Freemium

    RDIO MUSICRdio a tendance à vivre à Spotifysshadow, ce qui est dommage aussi bien à bien des égards.

    Il fonctionne avec les applications, les ordinateurs et le Web, et vous pouvez facilement contrôler la lecture d’un appareil sur un autre. L’interface est plus claire et plus claire que celle de Spotify, bien qu’il n’ait pas la possibilité d’importer vos propres fichiers locaux pour combler les lacunes que vous pourriez trouver dans sa bibliothèque. .O iPhone + | iOS 7.0 | FreemiumOAndroid | Varie | Freemium

    GOOGLE PLAY MUSICVous pouvez utiliser Google Play Musicto en streaming gratuitement jusqu'à 50 000 titres, mais

    cela prend tout son sens lorsque vous payez pour un abonnement mensuel, car vous pouvez écouter des millions de pistes comme vous le feriez avec Apple Music. L'abonnement inclut également des listes de lecture intelligentes générées en fonction d'humeurs particulières ou de l'heure du jour.O iPhone + | iOS 7.0 | FreemiumOAndroid | Varie | Freemium

    DEEZER MUSIC Bien connu en Europe mais lancé aux États-Unis, Deezer dispose de nombreuses fonctionnalités

    profite, y compris d’une option d’abonnement plus onéreuse, haute fidélité.Il contient un niveau gratuit financé par la publicité, ainsi que l’option pour importer vos otracks à utiliser avec les millions de pistes de la bibliothèque de diffusion en continu. Une alternative simple et élégante.O iPhone + | iOS 7.0 | FreemiuOAndroid | Varie | Freemiu

    TIDALTidal a été risia vague de publicia longue liste de célébrités

    et avec un niveau de diffusion plus expenaudio. Pas d’acoustique, faites-vous remarquer, de la musique improvisée reconstituée par un expert de la haute définitionO iPhone + | iOSOAndroid | OS

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    EVERNOTEApple is treating users to a signifi cant update to its often-overlooked Notes app when iOS 9 rolls around youre going to

    be able to add photos and checklists, as well as format text and even include web links

    and doodles as well. Its designed to help Apple keep up and compete with some of the best note-taking apps around, and

    Evernote is certainly one of them.It can handle all of the new features

    coming to Notes eff ortlessly, and another of its key advantages is that its available on just about every platform you care to

    name (including your browser). Millions of users rely on Evernote to keep everything in sync between devices, but the flexibility and versatility that

    makes it so appealing also means its a difficult app to describe if youve never used it before.

    You can think of Evernote as a virtual scrapbook that lives in the cloud,

    enabling you to collect and collate all manner of text, images, links and drawings.

    Theres a strong to-do component in the Evernote app as well, so it doubles up as a useful task manager.

    Apple is bringing aProactive feature toSiri, so that the digitalassistant knows

    more about you and can make timely suggestions (like directions to a place you regularly go to). Of course a lot of this kind of functionality is already available in Google Now, which you can get in the Google app for iOS (even if its not quite as comprehensive as the Android version).

    24me is another Siri alternative

    worth a look. It has all kinds of clever tricks up its sleeve, including the ability to sync multiple calendars from diff erent sources and then automatically generate tasks and reminders for you. Like Google Now, 24me off ers its users smart alerts too, such as warnings of heavy traffi c queues on the way to your next scheduled destination.

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    IMPROVE BATTERY LIFE

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    useful juice-saving tricks of its own.

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  • There are somepretty minor keyboardchanges coming downthe line in iOS 9, but

    since the release of iOS 8 theresbeen no need to wait for anyupdates or indeed use the defaultkeyboard at all iPhones andiPads can nowmake use of third-party keyboards with the benefitof extra features, and SwiftKeyis one of the best. A basic set ofthemes is available for free.

    SWIFTKEY

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    FLIPBOARDLike News, Flipboardoffers a carefullycurated collection of

    interesting articles from theweb, with layouts designed tolook beautiful on mobile devices,and you can choose from abroader range of sources too.Theres also the option to pick aselection of topics youreinterested in to start you off,and you can even curate yourown Flipboard magazine.O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | FreeOAndroid | Varies | Libre

    FACEBOOKFacebook is also keen toget into the world ofpublishing with its new

    Instant Articles these featuresare created specifically to beshown on Facebook by the likesof Buzzfeed, the BBC and theNew York Times. Theyredesigned to be laid out andoptimised for the Facebookmobile app and they look verysimilar to the stories Appleshowed off at WWDC.O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | FreeOAndroid | Varies | Libre

    CIRCA NEWSCirca takes a moreminimalist approach tonews but like Apples

    app its built specifically formobile devices. The underlyingidea is that you will receivenews in bite-sized chunks,enabling you to follow thestories you care about andignore the rest. The Daily Wire isespecially useful; its a hand-picked list of must-read articlesdelivered straight to you.O iPhone | iOS 7.0 | FreeOAndroid | OS 4.0.3 | Libre

    DIGGDigg is another cleanand fast app concernedwith putting the most

    important news in front of youreyeballs in the mostaesthetically pleasing waypossible. Along the way it uses amixture of human judgementand social media signals to pickarticles from the web, thoughyou can easily tweak the variousalgorithms using your ownpreferences too.O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | FreeOAndroid | Varies | Libre

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    TRUECALLER

    O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | FreemiumO Android | OS 2.3.3 | Freemium

    Apple has been busy tidying up variousaspects of the contacts and caller interfacein iOS 9, and one of those changes willenable you to identify an unknown number

    as it comes through a call on your phone. Well, guesswhat theres already an app that can do that for you inthe form of Truecaller.

    If you see a number that you dont recognise, Truecallercan help you hunt down the source. Thanks to thediligent reporting efforts of the Truecaller community,you can even get warnings about spam calls youllreceive a warning if the number has already been flaggedup by others. The app boasts more than 1.7 million usersso the information should be accurate and up to date.

    Theres an integrated number searching function andit can also work with your existing contacts to keep themcurrent and to spot people you actually do know. Theapp offers a widget for the Notification Centre and Yelpintegration to identify local business numbers too, so youshould be well covered while you wait for iOS 9.

    Apples Podcasts app is getting sometweaks in iOS 9, including the optionto view all unplayed podcasts in a list

    While you wait for it to arrive, you could try anapp that can already do this and much more, likePocket Casts it also syncs your episodes acrossiOS, Android and the web. Other features includeautomatic silence skipping and speed controls.

    POCKET CASTS

    If you see a number that you dont recognise, Truecaller can help you hunt down the source

    OiPhone+ | iOS 8.0 | 2.99/$3.99 OAndroid | OS 4.1 | 2.49/$3.99

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  • 18

    SUMMER ESSENTIALS

    THE BEST APPS TO ENSURE YOU HAVE FUN IN THE SUN

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    BELOW Catch the latest concerts from your favourite artists with your phone

    FLIGHTRADAR24If you have a holiday coming and want to track your flight, there is no better way to do so

    than with Flightradar24 which offers a huge array of accurate flight information in the most pleasing of ways. The other benefit is that if you are scared of flying, this is a great way to get into your mind just how many planes fly long trips without problems every single day.O iPad+ | iOS 6.0 | 2.99/$3.99O Android | OS 2.3.3 | 2.49/$3.99

    GPS NAVIGATION, MAPS& TRAFFIC

    When travelling to a local event or through foreign countries, theres now a

    solution which is extremely cost effective and which offers all of the advanced features you could need. From traffic to offline maps to speed camera warnings, it is all here and it is capable of keeping you on track for every second of your trip. Use it for every journey.O iPad+ | iOS 7.0 | FreemiumOAndroid | OS 4.0 | Freemium

    PEPPAS PAINTBOXAre we there yet? If you are a parent, that phrase will be stuck in your mind, but with

    the help of Peppas Paintbox you may be able to keep your children quiet for some considerable time. There is a decent variety of stickers, drawing tools and characters for them to play with, and it should be enough to help your summer holiday get off to the best possible start.O iPad+ | OS 5.1.1 | FreeO Android | OS 3.0 | Libre

    MAPS.MEOn an exotic summer holiday, one of the benefits may be a lack of internet access, but

    you may still have a need to get to a random destination on foot. With MAPS.ME, you can download maps for more than 300 countries and then use them offline. The added benefit is that the detail is truly excellent and a perfect replacement for paper maps.O iPad+ | iOS 5.1.1 | FreeO Android | OS 2.3 | Libre

    YONDERYonder is designed to help you discover exciting activities and adventures that are close to

    you which makes for a very interesting app experience. However, if you are away for the summer in a location you do not know too well, it could completely transform your break and open your eyes to more than 20,000 exciting destinations. A very useful app to carry with you.O iPhone+ | iOS 7.1 | FreeO Android | OS 4.0 | Libre

    OiPhone+ | iOS 5.1 | Libre

    You may scoff at the thought of needing an app to fi nd your way back to a tent, but if

    you have ever been to a huge concert or festival, or stayed at a larger than average camp site, then you may fi nd that it is actually quite easy to lose track of where you are staying and fi rst set up your tent. This app lets you pin the exact location and also take a photo so that you can be sure to fi nd it later, and you can also check the weather or use the built-in torch when darkness sets in. Its actually surprisingly useful.

    O iPhone+ | iOS 6.0 | FreeO Android | OS 2.3.3 | Libre

    Keeping up with who is playing where at any time has never been an easy task, and strangely it is one that has until recently remained a chore even with the internet and computers so widespread.

    Bandsintown Concerts, however, is designed to help you locate the very best concerts in the most suitable locations with just a simple search. You can receive automatic notifi cations for your favourite artists and also browse more widely by checking what is happening in a particular city. Bandsintown will use your music library to try and gauge who you would most prefer to see, and overall it does exactly what it says it should and more. Summer doesnt feel the same for many people without the occasional concert thrown in and now you have all of the information you need to make the most of the weather and your favourite music at the same time. To top all of these features off , when you fi nd a concert you want to attend, you can even buy tickets which will be useful if they are selling quickly, which tends to happen with many artists.

    Bandsintown will use your music library to try and gauge who you would most prefer to see

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    WOLFRAM SUNEXPOSURE REFERENCE APPO iPad+ | iOS 7.0

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    You likely understand the dangers of staying in the sun too long, but with this app you can check how long to sunbathe

    using multiple factors.

    LEFT Losing a tent in a huge fi eld really is not diffi cult, BC Tent Finder makes fi nding it again easy

  • You know the feeling. You are enjoyingthe smooth music at an open-airconcert and the sun is going down, but

    you quite wisely do not own a real cigarettelighter to show your appreciation. With theVirtual Lighter app, however, you can quicklyturn on your phone and open the app to producethe same effect, but one which is safer andwhich fits better in the modern technologicalage we live in.O iPhone+ | iOS 4.3 | Freemium

    RIGHT Light upand avoid gettingburnt by flames

    GOOGLE TRANSLATEOne of the major difficulties you will likely encounter when abroad is trying to

    communicate with people who do not speak your language. You could spend time trying to learn it before you leave or you could simply use this app to type of speak a phrase and have it translated in an instant for both parties. Take some time to get used to it because it works brilliantly. O iPad+ | iOS 7.0 | FreeO Android | Varies | Libre

    BATTERY DOCTOROne of the major benefits of summer is that the days are longer and as such you should

    consider ensuring that your phone will get you through every day with ease. Battery Doctor not only offers advice on how to keep your battery in the best condition, but it also offers the most complete stats so that you always know how much power you have left. Enjoy every minute.O iPhone+ | iOS 6.0 | Libre

    XE CURRENCYWhether you are buying products abroad or need topurchase foreign currency for

    a future summer break, XE Currencywill be your friend when you need it. Itcan instantly offer rates and conversions for hundreds of currencies and always offers up-to-the-minute results, making it theideal tool to help you make the right purchasing decision. An extremely useful solution.O iPad+ | iOS 6.0 | FreeO Android | Varies | Libre

    TRIPADVISORTripAdvisor is obviouslymost useful whenplanning a holiday bec

    it can help you take care of fligaccommodation and eatingestablishments, but it can alsoused during a break to find thlocal places to eat and stay. Wliterally thousands of user reveasy-to-use interface and a bname, there really is little neeelsewhere for recommendatiO iPad+ | iOS 7.0 | FreeO Android | Varies| Libre

    ST JOHNAMBULANCE

    From minor grazes othe sand to more serious medical

    incidents, it is always advisable to have some expert medical advice in your pocket and the St JohnAmbulance First Aid app is agreat addition to your knowledge. With simple butclear graphics and all of themedical speak broken downplain English, it really couldhuge impact on you and yoO iPad+ | iOS 6.0 | FreeO Android | OS 1.6 | Free e+ | iOS 7.0 | Libre

    With the summer season comes the chance to enjoy days out and there is no better way to discover what is available than the How it Works: Great Days Out app. With thousands

    of locations and venues covered, all you have to do is let the app know your location and a map will immediately populate with all of the best places to go in your vicinity. You are given relevant information such as opening times and prices, and you can even get directions in seconds. Apps like this may sound quite standard, but when you consider that they can be the catalyst for many enjoyable days during the summer, you will start to appreciate the value that is included here. If you want to get friends involved, you can share locations with a tap and also save the best ones to your favourites for visiting again in the future. This all makes sense because the database of locations is not just extensive, but it covers all types of attractions so that families and groups of friends can benefi t in equal measure from what is on off er. You can now truly enjoy your summer.

    Few drinks fi t a summer evening mood better than a smooth cocktail, and

    with this app you can create as many as you like using hundreds of diff erent ingredients. From a Pink Rum to a Bloody Brain, the list is comprehensive meaning that you will get to enjoy the consumption as much as the creation. Cocktail Flow is perfect for hosting parties with friends or for soundingknowledgable at the outdoor bar.OiPad+ | iOS 7.0 | Freemium OAndroid | Varies | Freemium

    GRILLTIME GRILLTIMER FOR STEAK, CHICKEN, & BBQO iPhone | iOS 8.2

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    PERFECT BURGERS

    The pressure to create the perfect barbecue can be immense when you are

    feeding a group, but this app will help you every step of the way.

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  • OiPhone+ | iOS 6.0 | 2.29/$2.99O Android | OS 2.3.3 | 2.40/$2.98

    Most of us lead busier lives than we used to which can limit the amount of time available to do exercises and get fi tter. This can become even more of a problem

    when summer arrives and you want to look your best on the beach or at a swanky evening party, but dont worry there is a solution at hand. 7 Minute Workout Challenge claims to off er the equivalent of a one-hour workout in just seven minutes thanks to the research that has been done to create a series of exercises that can benefi t every part of your body. From push-ups to lunges to squats, the range of workouts is truly impressive and there are many achievement-related features which should give you the motivation to keep going every single day to keep exercising. Surprisingly, it feels like a little work really does go a long way with this app and if you stick to the daily routines, you will look and feel much better in your summer clothes. Ultimately, however, it does a lot more than that and can have a positive eff ect on your health and your mind as well, which cannot be a bad thing. Its time to get fi t and beautiful for summer.

    There should always be time to read and with Kobo, you can catch up on a

    selection of thousands whenever the mood strikes. This makes it perfect for lounging around on thebeach or for when sunbathing by the pool and the prices for most books are very competitive as well. A decent book while relaxing under the summer sun makes for aperfect seasonal experience.

    It feels like a little work really does go a long way

    OiPad+ | OS 7.0 | FreeOAndroid | Varies | Libre

    SAY PLAYSay Play makes sharing music with friends easierthan ever before thanks

    to an extremely simple setup, which is backed by the comprehensive power of YouTube. All you have to do is tap the red button and say the song or the artist that you want to listen to out loud, at which point Say Play will start playing almost every time. Wherever you are, it is great fun.O iPad+ | iOS 7.0

    | 2.29/$2.99

    BIG LENSIt would be wonderful if we could all carry a DSLRcamera when having fun

    in the sun, but that is not alwayspractical. Big Lens offers the ability to create a genuine depth-of-field effect on just your phone which means that you can still enjoy what you are doing and capture some fantastic memories. O iPad+ | iOS 6.0

    | 0.79/$0.99O Android | OS 4.0

    | 0.61/$0.99

    KWILTCapturing great photos during summertime is one thing, but what

    happens to them when the seasons change? Kwilt is designed to let you view all of your photos in a much more natural way and from a variety of sources. Dropbox, Google Drive, Flickr and so many other services are supported and it works seamlessly throughout. Kwilt creates a near-perfect photo album.O iPad+ | iOS 7.0 | Freemium

    YAHOO WEATHERThere is no such thing asa summer without the occasional rainy day and

    so it makes sense to be able to check the forecasted weather conditions whenever you want. Yahoo Weather offers this ability and in a style which is theenvy of many others. With subtle animations, a copious amount of detail and multicity support, Yahoo Weather offers a lot of benefits.O iPad+ | iOS 7.0 | FreeO Android | Varies | Libre

    STELLERSharing important events has become as common an activity as

    any other on the internet and on social media, and if you want to do just this, why not use an app like Steller? It lets you combine text, photos and videos in a highly professional, beautiful way with a minimum of effort and the end results will not only bring back precious memories, but is also likely to impress all of your friends.O iPad+ | iOS 7.0 | Libre

    BELOW Get physically beach-ready in seven minutes

    You have got yourself fi t for summer, the parties and festivals have been sorted and you are aware of how much time you should

    spend under the sun, but what about your water intake? It is absolutely vital that you drink enough water and stay hydrated during hot days, and with this app you can manage those tiny reminders to drink fl uids in the simplest of visual ways. Waterlogged can make a huge difference to your health.OiPhone+ | iOS 8.0 | Libre

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  • LIVE VIDEO STREAMING APPS

    APPS THAT WILL GET YOU LIVE ONLINE ANYWHEREUSTREAM

    Its easy to broadcastyourself after you createa Ustream account. Robinet

    the camera icon or access the GoLive option in the menu toinitiate the camera. The app onlybroadcasts in landscape modebut you can share a link to yourvideo, save finished streams andfind other live feeds.Low on options but goodenough to let you stream yourmessage out there.

    O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | Freemium | v3.0.5O Android | Varie

    | Freemium | Varie

    PERISCOPEIf 140 characters isnt enough, use this new app from Twitter.

    Broadcasts can be private or shared by posting a link to Twitter. You can also allow only those you follow to comment. When the stream is finished, theapp shows your viewer tally anduploads a recording. The Twitter link should get you a bigger audience than any other app reviewed here.

    O iPhone | iOS 7.1 | Free | v1.1O Android | OS 4.4

    | Free | v1.0.1

    MEERKATThis apps offers similar features as Periscope, such as following other

    users and linking to your live stream posted on your Twitter feed. Your video is displayed on Meerkat s website and you can schedule when you would like tostart broadcasting if you dont want to press Stream.Aesthetically pleasing but remember that the world seeswhat Twitter sees.

    O iPhone+ | iOS 8.0 | Free | v1.4O Android | OS 4.3

    | Free | v1.3.3

    BAMBUSERBambuser is like a socialnetwork for videostreamers. Une fois que vous

    have an account, you can startbroadcasting to the Bambuserwebsite. Videos can be set topublic or private and shared withfriends on social media. You canalso download saved streams asFLV files and embed in websites.Despite the strange name, youwont be bamboozled by thisapps handy features.

    O iPhone | iOS 5.1.1 | Free | v1.9.14O Android | Varie

    | Free | Varie

    LIVESTREAMLivestream lets you record in portrait and landscape mode, apply a

    range of cool filters, stream to the Livestream website, mobile devices and Roku set-top boxes, and invite viewers. You can also watch live events from around the world as well.

    The filters produce clever effects and are enough to earn it top marks.

    O iPhone+ | iOS 7.1 | Free | v3.8.10O Android | Varie

    | Free | Varie

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  • Above The interface within Noon Pais minimal, but it still works very we

    are more options in r recommended tracks

    There are few things more rewarding thandiscovering new artists and music that become favourites of yours, but the days of sharing a cassette tape with friends have long gone.

    You could spend hours building what you considered to be a clever and fl owing selection of tracks to show off to your friends back then. With the invent of phones and tablets, the world has changed, but the developer of Noon Pacifi c has tapped into that feeling by off ering a new mixtape every week which you can stream for free.

    The interface is incredibly simple and only shows a graphic, a list of tracks and extra options which appear when an action is performed. You can play them anywhere you have an internet connection and then move to SoundCloud to do other things with the latest tracks. It all sounds great and easy to use, but it is in the quality of the music that this app truly shines. Time after time, weselected tracks from previous weeks dpleasantly surprised at the diversity a

    tracks gave us. It is easy to understand who has created what and to then explore further in SoundCloud to listen to more from the same artist.

    Working as a catalyst for discovering new tunes, you know it is a success when you start to look forward to the next selection arriving. It is clear that the developer loves music a lot and this shines through in the design and the way the tracks are curated. In a world of complex apps and services which are designed to grab all of the headlines, this simple app does exactly what it sets out to and will be onewhich you use often. A brilliant app solution.

    PROS/CONSV The simple design is very easy to useV The music tracks are diverse and above average in qualityW You cannot directly download the tracksW The genre of music will not appeal to everyone

    GET A WEEKLY MIXTAPE OF THE BEST NEW MUSICNOON PACIFIC

    rilliant weekly mixtape for free brings ditional music sharing to modern phones

    d tablets.

    OiPhone+ | iOS 8.2 | Free | v3.0 http://bit.ly/noonpacificios

    OAndroid | OS 2.3.3 | Free | v0.0.1http://bit.ly/noonpacificand

    ALTERNATIVELYStream music

    any way you like

    01 SOUNDCLOUDSoundCloud lets you discover new

    music and podcasts, and the entire service is free. Its slightly clunky in places, but the content is great.+++++O iPad+ | iOS 7.0

    | Free | v3.9.1 O Android | Varie

    | Free | Varie

    02 TUNEIN RADIOThis radio streaming appdoes not let

    you specifically select tracks to play, but the content is huge and the performance is close to perfect.+++++O iPad+ | iOS 7.0

    | Freemium | v7.6 O Android | Varies | Freemium | Varie

    03 SPOTIFY MUSICIf you are passionate about your

    music, you will gladly pay the monthly subscription for the millions of tracks on offer in Spotify Music.+++++O iPad+ | iOS 7.0

    | Freemium | v3.2.0O Android | Varie

    | Free | Varie

    04 LINK UP TVLink Up TV letsyou download new tracks to

    play offline, but you will need to be interested or fans of genres like rap and hiphop to benefit the most from the includedcontent in the app.+++++O iPad+ | iOS 7.0

    | Freemium | v2.0.5

    05 MUSICIFYMusicify works quite similarly to how Noon

    Pacific works, but it has a more direct integration with SoundCloud, but on the other hand, has no curated content to stream each week.+++++O iPad+ | iOS 7.0

    | Freemium | v1.0.1

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  • Mezzo has some good ideas to off er music fans but ultimately it fails to impress.

    OiPhone+ | iOS 8.0 | Freemium | v1.1http://bit.ly/mezzoplayerios

    MEZZO MUSIC PLAYERLaunching a music player foriPhone is a bold move with somany established competitors not least Apples own native app

    and the just-announced new Apple Music butthe developers of Mezzo dont seem daunted

    challenge. The main selling points for ractive interface and an

    that lets you easily our library and decide next.

    app is well designed ough you may have to

    fault swipes and actions to in your usual music a short swipe puts a song

    e queue, a longer swipe to the end of the current list.

    usual song, artist and album ws are included, as well as

    yrics view that gives you the ance to sing along.Those lyrics didnt always load

    correctly and we noticed one or two other graphical glitches too. Theres no playlist support (the

    app uses your iTunes playlists instead), an abundance of ugly-

    oking ads (you can get rid of them

    with a 1.49/$1.99 upgrade) and the overall experience is rather underwhelming.

    The design is impressive (though in need of a little polish) and other apps could learn from Mezzo s clever queue system, but theres not enough here to tempt people away from the big names in music player apps.

    AN ALTERNATIVE PLAYERNNOVATIVE QUEUE

    Left Theinterface aesthetic is one of Mezzos best features

    BEAMLY BITE

    Social TV app Zeebox relaunched as Beamly earlier this year and this is one of the new initiatives from the freshly rebadged service: a

    cut-down version of the main Beamly app. You get quicker access to entertainment news and features with fewer social and personalisation options cluttering up the menus.

    For a quick dip into the latest TV news it works very well. Articles are bright and well laid-out, and scrolling between headlines and content is simple to do. Whos kissing who on Corrie? How well do you know Peep Show? Whats the latest twist in Game of Thrones? Breaking updates sit alongside slightly longer features and the mix is just about right.

    It still has the feel of a work in progress though a lot of the articles lack depth and seem to have been put together in a rush. There are no central hubs for programmes, no ways to fi lter through the content and no

    customisation options (so you cant choosewhich shows you want to read about). If you want to add comments you will need to install the full Beamly app.

    If youre happy with something quick and simple then Beamly Bite will certainly fi t the bill, but dont expect it to entertain you for any more than fi ve minutes at a time. The Beamly

    app will off er you much more detail and depth for those who dont mind setting up an accountfor the full app.

    ENJOY EASILY DIGESTIBLE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

    Bite-sized entertainment news on tap, but theres not much depth here.

    OiPhone+ | iOS 8.1 | Free | v1.0http://bit.ly/beamlybiteios

    Above Unfortunately you cant fi lter content

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  • DINGBEL FUNNY OR DIENEWS FLASH.REAL NEWS.REAL FUNNY

    Apple Watch style messagingcomes to an iPhone near youwith the Dingbel app.

    A positive and amusing way toread the latest news with someminor niggles.

    O iPad+ | iOS 8.0 | Free | v1.0.1 O iPad+ | iOS 8.0 | Free | v1.0.4

    The communicationfeatures that areunique to the AppleWatch have been

    greeted with mixed reactions, butit is true to say that they are morepersonal and efficient than mostother systems. Dingbel feeds offthis phenomenon and lets youcommunicate with others usingsingle or double taps which willmean different things dependingon when they are used. We cansee some possibilities for this app,but are not completely convincedthat it will be successful.

    It is true that the dailynews is often full ofdepressing stories,but with this app you

    can look at the lighter side of life.The chosen articles are good, butat times it feels as though theyhave been selected purely for thecomedy value and they may not allappeal. It is, however, original.

    6TRIBES

    GIFLAB TEMPO VIDEOEDITOR

    MY IDOL 3DAVATAR CREATOR

    A new and obvious approachto social networking which hasnot been done before.

    O iPad+ | iOS 8.0 | Free | v1.1

    A simple, but clever app whichcan turn your videos into greatGIFs in seconds.

    O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0| Freemium | v1.0.0

    You can now edit videos ina few seconds and still getprofessional results.

    O iPad+ | iOS 8.0| Freemium | v1.0

    original and ished app. Ses

    eat fun.

    OiPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | Free | v1.5.6

    6Tribes takes an original approach to the world of social networking by

    bringing you together with people who have the same interests as you. Your tribes are created instantly based upon one big topic such as Urban Explorers and we found that we immediately had things to discuss with those who were complete strangers minutes before. It could be improved in places, but it is off to a very good start and has the potential to be a very popular service.

    Creating GIFs has always been a trickier process than it needs to be, but here we

    have an app which can do the job for you in seconds. Simply choose a video as the subject to use, and then adjust the speed and quality as required. Add a fi lter and some text at which point you can share the end result on any network you like or directly via messaging or email. Few solutions are as easy to use as this app while retaining the ability to create quality content.

    Tempo Video Editor lets you pick any clip taken on your phone to add music

    and eff ects to in the most effi cient ways. You can choose the exact speed of your fi nished clip and adjust it to the added music, creating videos that are surprisingly professional. The temptation to keep improving is great and we have had a lot of fun with it so far. It is well worth a look.

    Avatars are useful for giving yourself an online identity, but My Idol takes the

    idea and expands it in some quite amazing ways. Photograph your face to build a lifelike 3D avatar of your whole body in minutes. You can then add clothes and objects to complete the eff ect, but it is in the sublime way it is programmed that makes it truly shine. The end results are surprisingly accurate.

    HIP HOP ESSENTIALS

    01 RAP TO BEATSGet a host of beats and record your own hip hop tuneswhich can not only be shared but

    published as long as you credit the app. Theres even a rhyme dictionary as well as options to take notes on your latest lyrics and inspirations. Very cool.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 6.0 | Free | v1.6

    02 MIX.HIPHOPMIXTAPES

    As well as letting you discover new artists, you can also enjoy the latest news in the hip hop

    industry. This app may have lots of ads but it also lets you stream using your data or download hip hop mixtapes to listen to offline.+++++O Android | OS 2.3 | Free | v2.3.1

    03 GENIUSHip hop lyrics are not always straightforward but by holding your phone when a song plays,

    this app will recognise the tune and give an explanation of the crucial lines. It really is genius. +++++O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | Free | v1.8.2

    04 HIPHOPEARLYFinding new artists and keeping up to speed with the latest hip hop developments is a must for

    Ventilateurs. This Android-only app is authoritative and packed with goodies.+++++O Android | OS 2.3

    | Freemium | v2.1.1

    05 RAP RELEASESUsing a series of watches from platinum to Casio, this app filters through albums to

    separate whats kickin from whats not. It filters through reviews and aggregates a score so that youll never be left out of the loop.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 5.0 | Free | v5.0

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  • UPGRADE ACTIVITY TRACKER

    GET FIT AND HEALTHY USING YOUR APPLE WATCHRUNTASTIC

    SIX PACK ABSWORKOUT

    For a sculpted six pack, the Runtastic Six Pack Abs app should be your

    first port of call. The Apple Watch interface is responsive, and directions for each workout are easy to follow thanks to the handy animations used. The only downside is that workouts arent varied and can soon become repetitive when done on a daily basis.Despite its repetitive routines,this is still the best app to help you get that six pack.

    O iPad+ | iOS 7.0 | Free | v2.3.1O Android | Varies | Free | v1.0

    FITSTAR YOGAAlthough FitStar offers one of the few yoga apps that is currently

    available for Apple Watch users, its functions are actually quite similar to your standard fitness app so its not confusing to users. Various positions are displayed on the screen for the user to copy and follow by themselves, but youll receive noindication on when to change your position, which is a major issue. FitStar Yoga is a responsive app that is easy to navigate, however.Although the app is fantastic to use, the lack of notifications is worrying.

    O iPad+ | iOS 7.0 | Free | v1.1.1

    NIKE+ RUNNINGEven though the Apple Watch app lacks the same level of features

    as its iPhone companion, the Nike+ Running app will give you useful up-to-date tracking information on your current or past runs. Users can then share their running times with their friends through their Watch, while its also possible to send and receive motivation to them to keep them running on the track as well.While the app loses a lot of its core iPhone features, this is still a fantastic tracking tool.

    O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | Free | v4.7.5 O Android | OS 4.0.3

    | Free | v1.6.2

    RUNNING AND WALKING WITH

    ENDOMONDOIf statistics play a big part of your fitness tracking, Endomondo is

    unrivalled. Apple Watch users are able to track things like theirpace, calories burnt and the distance travelled on a single screen, but they arent displayedparticularly well. Theres very little to really make Endomondo a standout Apple Watch app.Endomondo is the king of fitness apps on iPhone, but the Watch app is lacking.

    O iPad+ | iOS 7.0 | Freemium | v10.1.0 O Android | Varie

    | Freemium | Varie

    SEVEN HIGHINTENSITY WORKOUT

    For those constantly on the move, Seven is a great companion to

    avoir. It provides seven-minute workouts whenever you need them, sending you motivation on your Apple Watch to help keep your motivated to exercise. Users can set the type of workout then want to partake in, as well as the muscle groupthey want to target.

    The perfect accompaniment for those who workout when on the move.

    O iPad+ | iOS 7.0 | Freemium | v2.3O Android | Varie

    | Freemium | Varie

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    Above Turn those weekend sight-sephotos into an interactive story

    h for Offi ce and it ironically otos you took outside

    A picture is worth a thousand words they say,well after you back that picture up with GooglePhotos it will surely be worth double that. Announced and immediately made available at

    Google I/O in May, Photos has completely revamped its own system of how photos are stored.

    Upload your entire gallery to the Google Photo library and Photos truly opens itself up to you. The Assistant will cleverly automatically suggest things like animations, which can make entertaining automatic GIFs and the gallery is refreshed with a slick layout cleanly organised by date. Your photos can then be enhanced further with options like adding vignette. It sounds similar to Apples Photos, but it is the gestures and search function that truly sets it apart.

    Type in a general keyword and it will provide suggested photos, and far too often, this intelligent function had us exclaiming How are you doing that?! out loud with its facialrecognition and analysis skills. Search lfor example and it will cleverly show y

    thinks is blue: the beach on a summers day, a woolly jumper, a clear sky and so on. Searching for Cat gave us results of a dog though but you can manually remove these results so that they dont appear in the same search again.

    The use of navigation gestures is quite exciting too and came instinctively to us. Just hold your fi nger still for a few seconds over a photo and then quickly swipe over others to select multiple images. You can also pinch the gallery to view it in day view or month view, or to open or close a photo. Its clear that Google has designed Photos to benavigated intuitively, setting it apart from its competitors.

    PROS/CONSV The Collections story-making option is brilliant for reminiscingV Very easy to use, gestures and search feel intuitiveW Free storage is limited to photos of 16 megapixels or lessW No desktop app

    A PICTURE-PERFECT UPDATE OFFERS FREE UNLIMITED CLOUD STORAGEGOOGLE PHOTOS

    ogle Photos has made backing up photos reat pleasure; new features are intuitive d very fun to play with.

    OiPhone+ | iOS 8.1 | Free | v1.01http://bit.ly/googlephotosios

    OAndroid | OS 4.0 | Free | v1.0.0.9http://bit.ly/googlephotosand

    ALTERNATIVELYThere are plenty ofother ways to back

    up your photos

    01 DROPBOXThis essential storage app lets you access

    and sync photos and files on your desktop, smartphone and more.Great for sharing folders and files. +++++O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0

    | Free | v3.9.1O Android | OS 4.0.3

    | Free | v2.5.0.4

    02 FLICKRWith 1,000GB of free photo storage

    available, Flickr is a great choice for photography fans andfor storing more high-resolution images. +++++O iPhone+ | iOS 8.0

    | Free | v4.0.2 O Android | Varie

    | Free | Varie

    03 PHOTOSNot strictly an app for backingup photos, but

    works well with the built-in iCloud option. Apples Photos gives you smart search suggestions and provides plenty of image enhancements.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 8.0

    | Free | v1.0

    04 SHOEBOXBoasting unlimited storage (of up

    to 10.6 megapixels), Shoebox beats all the others in size with a cool lockscreen galleryfeature too.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 6.0

    | Freemium | v3.0.6O Android | Varie

    | Freemium | Varie

    05 AMAZON PHOTOSStarting with 5GB of free storage

    Amazon Photos backs up both images and videos, but is lacking in features otherwise. +++++O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0

    | Free | v3.5.2 O Android | OS 2.3.3

    | Free | v3.9.0.0.2635g

  • Above Sometimes setting up Tandefeels a bit like joining a dating websit

    dont feel comfortable video can also text other users

    If you want to learn a language but are moreinterested in having a friendly chat than studying the correct grammar and syntax, Tandem Language Exchange may be for you.

    It pairs you with users in diff erent countries, so you can chatface to face over a video call, to discuss diff erent topics and hopefully master a new tongue.

    The set-up process is a little disconcerting; it often feels more like youre joining a dating site. After setting up, the app, gives way to a friendly and informal interface.

    As its name suggests, the app is based on the premise of a tandem partnership where people meet to exchange their conversational skills in a particular language but this online community eradicates the need to even step out of the house. Rather than the pressure of attending night school or or discussion groups, the user simply taps Find Chats to let other members know what they are looking for(eg I want to improve my Italian) and T dlist of users who might be able to hel

    Users can then communicate through the app, preferablyas a video chat. The idea of calling a random person from another country to speak a language you barely know may sound a little daunting, but during our review we spoke with several users while trying to learn Italian, and they were all friendly and encouraging. If youre still not comfortable, there is always the option to audio call without video or just exchange text messages instead.

    And thats it. The app doesnt off er any additional support, if you want to improve pronunciation and master grammar, you will have to ask other users. A downfall of the current version of the app is the fact you can only sign upusing Facebook, but the developers plan to change this.

    PROS/CONSV An engaging way to learn a new languageV A range of ways to communicateW Logging in via Facebook is requiredW The app provides no additional support for learning

    LEARN NEW LANGUAGES WITH THIS MODERN DAY PEN PAL APP TANDEM – LANGUAGE EXCHANGE

    Practice your language skills with other users, but dont expect to learn a language at more than conversational level.

    OiPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | Free | v1.2.2http://bit.ly/tandemios

    ALTERNATIVELYMaster speaking in

    a foreign tongue

    01 DUOLINGOLearn a language step by step from

    basic phrases to translating whole paragraphs with Duolingo. Its free and there are no ads either.+++++O iPad+ | iOS 7.0

    | Free | v4.3.2O Android | Varie

    | Free | Varie

    02 ROSETTA STONERosetta Stoneis expensive, but it will guide

    you with immersive video and advanced speech-recognition software.+++++O iPad+ | iOS 7.0

    | Freemium | v2.4O Android | OS 3.0

    | Freemium | v2.3.10

    03 BABBELBabbel uses a combination ofrepetition,

    completing phrases andrepeating back phrases,but is structured morelike a text message.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0

    | Freemium | v5.0O Android | OS 4.1

    | Freemium | v5.2.4.042816

    04 LIVING LANGUAGESCOURSE PACK

    Covering a widerange of languages, this

    series of apps focuseson learning sentencesand new words. It alsolets you skip levels if youre already proficient in them.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0

    | Freemium | v2.5

    05 MEMRISEMemrise has a gameplay approach that

    sees you earn points to level up as you master language. Impressively Memrise covers 200 languages.+++++O iPhone + | iOS 7.0

    | Freemium | v2.0.2O Android | Varie

    | Freemium | Varie

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  • Struggling for ideas for your big day?POPSUGAR take all the stress out ofwedding planning.

    O iPhone+ | iOS7.0 | Free | v1.0http://bit.ly/popsugarwedios

    POPSUGAR WEDDINGSMAKE IT A NICE DAY FOR A WHITE WEDDING

    Left Printables can be downloaded to helpkeep wedding costs down

    Above Aspects of wedding planning are divided into sections

    Above Articles can be shared via social media and email

    Wedding season is upon us and plenty of stressed-out couples will be feverishly looking for ways to make the build-up to their big

    day a little easier. Popsugar have come up with a handy app to try and take the stress out of the notoriously tricky business of organising a wedding. The Popsugar Weddings app appears to have covered all of the bases by providing helpful advice on a variety of aspects of wedding planning, including tips for music, food and drink. The various aspects of a wedding are divided into handy sections, with each section boasting a vast array of articles which serve up a bevy of tips, ideas and even free printables to keep costs down.

    The articles are retrieved from the lifestyle website popsugar.com and the sheer volume of information ensures no stone has been left unturned, although this is also a downfall of the app as it can be time-consuming to trawl

    à travers. It would also be helpful if there was a feature so that users can favourite articles for later reading, but it is possible to share articles via Facebook, Twitter and email.

    All in all, the app is likely to prove an invaluable tool for engaged couples struggling for ideas for their big day.

    The various aspects of a wedding are divided into handy sections, with each section boasting an array of articles

    ver miss a thing with Hooksd its all-encompassing,stomisable notifications.

    O iPhone+ | iOS7.0 | Free | v2.2.1http://bit.ly/hooksios

    GET NOTIFICATIONS FOR ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING

    Right Never miss the latest episode of yourfavourite television shows

    Above Keep abreast of all of the latest sports scores

    Above Get notifi ed of Tweets with important keywords

    HOOKSHooks is brilliantly simple in both its design and concept. The notion of yet another app providing alerts, notifi cations and reminders of

    something that is going to happen is despair-inducing for iPhone users everywhere but Hooks serves up something diff erent. It allows the user to personalise notifi cations and the updates can be of pretty much anything.

    Hooks can update you on events that are about to happen, whether it is a new episode of

    your favourite television series or an upcoming gig, and it alerts you to latest events: from breaking news stories to your sports teams latest scores. Rather than having to delve into a variety of diff erent apps to fi nd the information you crave, Hooks keeps it all in one handy place.

    There are over 100 channels and more than one million alerts to choose from so there really is something for everyone and whats more it is compatible with the Apple Watch so you dont even need to have your phone on you to fi nd out how badly your football team is performing on a Saturday afternoon.

    A couple of nifty design features include the ability to share alerts via Facebook, Twitter, text or email and important notifi cations can be regularly updated in your own favourites section as well

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  • Beautiful-looking private messages made simple but does it do enough to attract the masses?

    OiPhone | iOS 7.0 | Free | v1.0.4http://bit.ly/deemeios

    OAndroid | OS 4.0 | Free | v1.0.18http://bit.ly/deemeand

    DEEMEYou may think the friend-to-friend messaging app space is crowded enough already, but the makers of DeeMe dont agree with you.

    DeeMe is based around photos, customised text and icons, almost like a more artisanal Snapchat where the pictures dont disappear (theyre kept in your inbox for you to enjoy whenever you want).

    Creating your picture postcards within the app is fun and easy to do: there are a handful of fonts to choose from, and you can pick from an existing image on your phone, take a new one, or use a blank background. Video messages can be recorded as well, making the Snapchat comparison even more apt.

    You can fi nd friends through Facebook and by their phone number (though giving up your number is optional) and DeeMe is slick and smooth in operation. Its defi nitely a one-on-one type of app you cant browse other peoples profi les or search through public posts. Everything is kept private and between friends.

    The only major question mark over the app is: where does this fit in? Your messages look a lot

    more beautiful than they will do on Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram, but whether thats enough to make people install another messaging app remains to be seen.

    SNAPCHAT FOR SOPHISTICATED SELFIES

    Left You can drop it a handful of icons as well as pictures and text

    DeeMe lets you create arty looking messages in seconds

    A simple but impressive doodling app that has all you need to start getting your creative juices fl owing.

    OiPhone+ | iOS 8.0 | Freemium | v1.2http://bit.ly/tayasuimemoios

    TAYASUI MEMOPADTayasui Memopad aims to be the

    plest and fastest drawing epad possible according to offi cial blurb, and to that end e elements and settings down

    aunch the app and youre

    immediately met with a blank canvas to start doodling on, and clearing the page or loading in your previous bit of artwork only takes a swipe or two. Pictures are automatically saved to your Camera Roll as well.

    The drawing tools themselves (pen, pencil and paintbrush) are well designed and there are enough options here to create some eye-catching pictures the ability to load in an existing photo to draw over is a handy feature, and everything feels naturally positioned on screen. The same developer makes the much-loved Tayasui Sketches and you can see the same quality here, albeit in a more limited form.

    You can pay (1.99/$1.99) for extra features: extra colours, extra brush types, better sharing options and more. The basic app is plenty to exercise your creative urges though, and because theres an emphasis on minimalism its easy to dip in and out of the app. Whether you want to start exploring digital art seriously or you just want to waste fi ve minutes, Tayasui Memopad fi ts the bill nicely.

    INDULGE YOUR OCCASIONAL DOODLING URGES WITH THIS DIGITAL CANVAS

    Above You can incorporate your own photos as part of sketches

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  • BRAIN+ BRAINTRAINING

    e of the best brainining games we

    ve seen.

    O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0| Freemium | v2.3.2

    Rising popularityhas led to app storesbeing inundatedwith brain-training

    Jeux. This one, however, takesa different approach by offeringexercises, which feel more likegames than education puzzles,and a personal training program.The design, variety of levels andencouragement within combinewell to create an app which reallywill benefit you if you persevere.

    LYST SLEEP SCIENCEHQ

    RUNTASTICLEG TRAINER

    Find the clothes you want andwait for offers and availabilityto come to you.

    O iPad+ | iOS 7.0 | Free | v2.78

    his the ultimateep monitor? Yes,robably is.

    O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0| 1.49/$1.99 | v1.0.2

    ghly professional eo exercises to

    t you in top shape.

    OiPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | Freemium | v1.0.1

    OAndroid | iOS 4.1 | Freemium | v1.0

    Shopping for clothes can be tiresome. You want to fi nd the right outfi t at the

    right price and to make sure that what you need is in stock, but it doesnt always work out that way. Lyst is designed to get around that conundrum by sending alerts when items go on sale and when they are available, and in our tests it worked fl awlessly. The content is huge and the variety is good, but of course it may not have everything you like. For most people it will still work very well.

    Sleep apps are common, but here we have a version which truly delivers.

    For a start, you get 750 natural sounds to wake you up with the ability to wake up during your light-sleep moments. The app will also measure your movements at night and lets you create notes of your dreams and changes in sleep pattern. To top all of this off , it works within a beautiful interface.

    Keep your lower limbs in shape with this new app from Runtastic. In this free download

    you can view and follow over 50 videos which are exceptionally well produced. The variety of workouts included is impressive and you can measure your heart rate while exercising. Seriously, there is nothing missing.

    3 KINDS OF ICE HUFFPOSTREALTIME

    A wonderfully presented appwhich could help you discovernew places.

    O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | Free | v1.1

    A competent news app which needs to off er more to truly stand above the rest.

    OiPhone+ | iOS 8.2 | Free | v1.1

    3 Kinds of Ice is designed to help you discover new bars, restaurants

    and establishments by taking you to each venue within the app. It certainly looks stunning and is informative to use which makes it well worth checking out. You can also interact with friends and share your new discoveries. The only negative mark is that it isnt clear why certain information is needed to register. The developer has clarifi ed this, but the app itself needs to be clearer.

    The streamlined newsfeed approach in Huff Post Realtime makes a lot of sense

    because it should ensure that you catch up on news in real-time. The problem is that this can cause news-overload which ultimately makes the understanding of what is happening diffi cult. Add to this a slightly inconsistent approach to how the news is displayed and we were left feeling slightly bemused.

    SHARE GIFS AND MEMES

    01 MEMATICMemes combine humorous text with photos, and this app lets you create and share them with

    ease. Select your own photos or choose from a host of animal pics.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 7.1

    | Freemium | v1.3.3

    02 KONG PLAY WITHYOUR SELFIE

    A lovely new app that lets you speedily make GIFs of yourself to share publicly and privately,

    adding filters and fonts. It is made by the developers behind the social network app Path.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | Free | v1.3O Android | OS 4.0.3 | Free | v1.3

    03 GIFBOOMRecord videos, add filters and share your resulting GIFs to Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and

    Instagram. GifBoom is simple to use and fun and lets you check out other peoples GIFs.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 6.0 | Free | v6.1.1O Android | OS 2.2

    | Free | v2.6.0.3600

    04 MEME FACTORYThere are many funny memes to choose from, all created by users and all available for

    sharing on social media and via email or SMS. You can make your own too.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 4.3

    | Freemium | v1.2.3

    05 GIFSHAREGifShare lets you search for a host of GIFs, add selected filters, backgrounds, text and

    share the results to Instagram. You must pay to remove ads and watermarks though.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | Freemium | v2.4

    shortened this from Runtastic Leg Trainer….

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  • Above You can get hour-by-hour weather forecasts for anyupcoming day

    The calendar app is hardly a new category soMoleskine must believe its got something new for it to take a shot at this crowded fi eld. It sells itself on the elegant minimalism of its interface,

    its ability to pull in several calendars at once (complete with maps and contacts) and the simple, intuitive way you interact with it. Those are the headline features, but are they compelling enough in practice?

    As it turns out, yes they are: interacting with Moleskine Timepage is smooth and intuitive in a way that you cant really appreciate in full until youve tried it for yourself. The main view is one long agenda, and moving between days, events, settings, weather forecasts and the apps othersections is very simple and smooth. Even in a categorywhere beautifully designed apps are the norm, this onestill manages to stand out: whether theres a lot of data todisplay or not, the interface never feels cluttered.

    Useful information that you dont necessarily get withother apps like the time to the next meeting or how muchof your day is free is surfaced naturally to the front, andyou can easily make changes to existing events with a fewswipes: add reminders, set locations, invite people and

    more, all from the same unifi ed interface. Perhaps a month view would be handy (you can view fi ve to ten days at a time) but its a minor niggle.

    Adding calendars from Google, iCloud or Microsoft Exchange is a breeze, and you can select which ones are on show and which ones are hidden. You also get a choice of colours and themes, a companion Apple Watch app and the ability to add events using natural language (coff ee with George at three). Even the areas in Moleskine Timepage that arent original (like weather forecasting) have a polishand ease of use to them that you dont often find.

    PROS/CONSV Well-crafted interface throughoutV Easy setup and navigationW Only one view of your scheduleW Busy days can be difficult to view

    THIS ELEGANT CALENDAR APP OFFERS SMOOTH SCHEDULINGMOLESKINE TIMEPAGE

    A genuinely impressive interface and slick UI make this calendar app worth the expense.

    Above The front screen off ers one view though you can alter the number of days on show

    OiPhone+ | iOS 8.0 | 3.99/$4.99 | v1.01http://bit.ly/molekskinetimeios

    01 Find your dayOpen the day for your new event (if its empty youll see an event from history).

    02 Pull downPull down from the top of the screen and the new event is created in your calendar.

    03 Set your timesUse the slides to set the event times, or tap on Set All Day for a whole-day event.

    04 Describe itExplain what the event is if you mentiona place youll see a list ofnearby options.

    05 Make changesThe event page appears, and you can add extra people and reminders as required.

    HOW TOCreate events

    in Moleskine Timepage

    with just a few taps

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  • Spark is an alternative email app thats actually worth considering as your default choice and replacing those native apps.

    OiPhone+ | iOS 8.0 | Free | v1.0http://bit.ly/sparkios

    SPARKYou might have thought the worldhad run out of room for email apps,but here comes another. Sparkis designed to help you like your

    email again and power through your inboxfaster than all those other apps designed to

    u upgrade your inbox. The unifi ed support several accounts,

    ot the diff erence al email, a

    a newsletter.k its due, it does a ganising and prioritising

    s. Emails youve pinned (or ommon parlance) appear

    of the inbox together hing thats unread; vous

    ose to auto-archive read ages if you dont want them

    urface again. The quick reply ature is interesting, letting you

    e off a fast smile or thank you with a simple tap.

    Swiping to archive, fl ag or snooze emails is nothing new but Spark does off er more

    customisation options for these features than most. The natural

    nguage search works well too: you can

    simply type picture attachments in the search bar to receive results of any emails that have a picture fi le attached, for example. With a calendar app, Apple Watch extension and the ability to save emails as PDFs, Spark scores highly for bonus features too.

    THE LATEST APP TO TRY ANDTAME YOUR INBOX

    Left Sparkoff ers a clever interface and some useful features

    ROAMBI ANALYTICS

    In a nutshell, Roambi Analytics takes huge dumps of data in at one end and pumps out attractive-looking charts, diagrams and

    summaries at the other. Its probably going to be of most value if youre a seasoned Salesforce or Excel user but that doesnt mean other people cant get something out of it too. If youve got a CSV fi le or set of standard data that needs breaking down then Roambi Analytics makes short work of it.

    New in the iOS version (which is currently more polished than the Android equivalent) is the ability to import datasets from other apps using the iOS 8 document picker if youre one of those people who needs to get serious work done on your iPhone or iPad then this will get your attention. Essentially youre getting an industrial-strength data-crunching and discovery app that fi ts right inside your smartphone or tablet.

    Even for a relative layperson the app issimple and intuitive to operate and it scores highly for the clarity and style of its screens. Trying to get large datasets to make sense can be diffi cult but Roambi Analytics makes it look easy whether it will meet your needs depends on exactly what you need it to do.

    DATA CRUNCHING AND ANALYSIS MADE EASY

    An impressive, well-designed data analysis app that makes the diffi cult look simple.

    OiPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | Free | v8.0.2http://bit.ly/roambianaios

    OAndroid | OS 4.4 | Free | v1.1.5.58fe8dbhttp://bit.ly/roambianaand

    Above Import CSVs from a variety of sources

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  • KEEPER PASSWORDMANAGER

    A competent password handler,but there is a lot of competitionin this area.

    OiPad+ | iOS 7.0 | Freemium | v8.7.1

    OAndroid | OS 3.0 | Freemium | v8.2.7.0

    There is no doubting the fl exibility of the features within Keeper Password

    Manager and it will undertake general password management very well for you. However, the interface is somewhat outdated, and the extra charges it incurs seem high in comparison to some other apps weve used, but if it works for you, it could be extremely useful and will likely off er you a reliable service.

    GOJIMO

    ke the stress away m exams with this ver app.

    OiPad+ | iOS 7.0 | Freemium | v3.1

    OAndroid | OS 4.0 | Freemium | v1.3

    150,000 quiz questions makes for a very large number and here you have

    them all categorised into subjects so that you can revise at any time before an important exam. The presentation is excellent and the way it works actually feels like fun at times so it has to be worth a look if the stress is starting to get to you. This could genuinely improve your marks.

    SCRIBLR

    A simple idea to inspire writing, but it needs much more variety to succeed.

    OiPhone+ | iOS 8.0 | Free | v1.0

    The idea behind Scriblr is a good one; open the app, read the example text and

    start writing in related terms to the displayed word. It sounds too simple to work, but it can help you get around writers block and potentially write about many more topics than you normally would. The only potential downside is that it is fairly limited in its approach and so will not suit those who are writing at a higher level than the average person. A good first eff ort though.

    WIFIMAPPER

    For those who travel a lot, this is an effi cient way of fi nding Wi-Fi hotspots.

    OiPhone+ | iOS 7.1 | Free | v1.0.2

    Wi-Fi is a necessary tool for all of us and this is especially true when travelling

    abroad where roaming charges can be very expensive. Here you get access to more than 500 million hotspots anywhere in the world with the added benefi t of extra information such as connection reliability, useful maps and user comments. Its hard to think of a better solution for discovering new hotspots, but be aware that it will use more-than-average battery life while mobile.

    CONFIDENTIAL CC

    MOSAIC.

    For those who require these unusual email features, the app will be perfect.

    A brilliant and creative note-taker with limited sharing features at this time.

    OiPhone+ | iOS 8.0 | Free | v2.1.1OAndroid | OS 4.0.3

    | Free | v1.0.1

    OiPhone+ | iOS 8.0 | Free | v1.0

    Confi dential CC off ers features which will not be needed by everyone, but for

    those who need secure email it could be the perfect solution. You can confi dentially CC someone in an email and they will only be able to read it once before it self-destructs. It will be completely encrypted, but you will obviously need to off er access to your main email account for it to work. This is a very clever emailing solution.

    This app off ers one of the most original note-taking interfaces we have seen to

    rendez-vous amoureux. You can input text or images and then move them around as required within the same note. The visuals are extremely clean and it works exactly as described, but it would be nice to be able to do more with the resultant notes in terms of sharing. The foundations are in place to make this a huge success, and hopefully with continued development it will become very popular.

    TRACK STOCKS

    01 STOCK TRACKERThe full version will set you back a bit, but its great if you are serious about your stocks

    and want real-time streaming quotes. +++++O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0

    | Freemium | v6.1.3O Android | OS 4.1

    | Freemium | v3.3.0

    02 STOCK MASTERA swish app with notifications and Apple Watch support, Stock Master has global coverage and

    good portfolio management options which enable you to analyse the markets and your personal holdings.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0

    | Freemium | v3.20

    03 YAHOO FINANCEA lovely free app that delivers personalised alerts that concentrate on your stocks and

    keeps you abreast of the latest news.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | Free | v2.3.12O Android | Varies | Free | Varie

    04 TICKERSupporting Apple Watch and allowing you to manage numerous portfolios, Ticker is

    inexpensive and it can be used without needing to register account.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0

    | Freemium | v2.47O Android | OS 4.0

    | Freemium | v1.35a

    05 BLOOMBERGBUSINESS

    Bloomberg is a respected, reliable provider of stock information and its app has

    portfolio tracking tools, news and data. Watch your holdings and see vital stats.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0

    | Free | v3.12O Android | OS 4.0

    | Free | v2.12.527

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  • STAR WARS:COMMANDER

    Star Wars: Commander might be a blatant cash grab, but its a damn

    good one. Rewarding story missions, familiar faces, and surprisingly addictive gameplay are all part of the package, and If youre going to wage war, do itwhile listening to John Williams timeless score. Brimming with quality, this is one of the best Star Wars games on the App Store.

    O iPad+ | iOS 7.1 | FreemiumO Android | OS 2.3.3

    | Freemium

    CALL OFDUTY: HEROES

    A fresh take on Activisions beloved Call of Duty franchise, Call of

    Duty: Heroes is a noble attempt to repurpose the series for mobile. Though the game does shine in the graphics, problems with updates, frustrating bugs and frame rate issues have left it struggling to find its feet. Problems aside, Call of Duty: Heroes is still worth a punt if youre a fan of the series.

    O iPad+ | iOS 6.0 | FreemiumO Android | OS 2.3.3

    | Freemium

    WAR OF NATIONSFeaturing old-school gameplay and questionable semantics

    you cant actually train a Jeep, you know War of Nations is essentially what Hearthstone would look like pumped full of steroids. But War of Nations does have some real merits, offering a solid open-world MMO experience that values smart strategy above all else. It might lack mass appeal, but at least War of Nations is thinking outside the box.

    O iPad+ | iOS 6.0 | FreemiumO Android | OS 3.0

    | Freemium

    FORGE OF EMPIRESRiffing on both Age of Empires as the name suggests and

    Civilisation, Forge of Empires challenges you to conquer the world using diplomacy, technology or ridiculously big guns. A deep experience for more patient gamers, Age of Empires is a top-grossing time-sink thats a worthwhile addition to any strategists war room. One for tech tree junkies, Forge of Empires is more complicated, and rewarding, than it looks.

    O iPad+ | iOS 7.0 | FreemiumO Android | OS 4.0 | Freemium

    EMPIRES & ALLIESStrategy games are ten a penny on the App Store, thanks in no small

    part to the success of Clash of Clans. Rather than fixing what isnt broken, Empires & Allies gives the genre a new lick of camouflage paint, combining slick gameplay with high production values to blow the opposition to smithereens.Includes multiplayer battles.

    Empires & Allies is storming the charts and our hearts.

    O iPad+ | iOS 7.0 | FreemiumO Android | OS 4.1

    | Freemium

    THUMB WARSCONQUER YOUR FOES IN THESE TOP TACTICAL WAR GAMES

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  • 01 DeadlineThe aim here is toscore as many points asyou can before the leveltimer runs down.

    02 KingYou have one lifeto play around with andcan only open fire indesignated zones.

    03 EvolvedScore as manypoints as possible, thistime using three livesrather than a set time.

    04 PacifismWar what isit good for? Instead ofblasting away enemies,fly through the targets.

    05 WavesAgain you have toamass as many pointsas you can, but this timewith just one life.

    SHOWCASEThe five

    game modesof Geometry

    Wars 3:Dimensions

    Above The design and layout of each successive level is diff erent

    Having arrived on consoles and PCs late lastyear, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is now on iOS too. As with previous entries in the series, the emphasis is on well geometry

    everything from the levels to the spaceships to the weapons are composed of triangles and rectangles and trapezoids. The game as a whole is wrapped in a Tron-style neon glow and this isnt a particularly good choice if you tend to get headaches easily.

    Once youve worked out the diff erence between enemy ships and power-ups (pretty handy if you want to progress), zooming around the levels blasting everything in sight is a lot of fun. Some will find the game a bit too repetitiveand indiscriminate, but when you master the intricaciesof swooping in and out of your angular enemies youll findyou can pull off some impressively daring moves. Weaponbonuses come along regularly enough and the levels changeshape and size as you move from one to the next. There areeven end bosses to tackle.

    There are more than 50 levels and 10 differentbattle modes, but even so we found it does get a little monotonous, especially if youre stuck on one particular level theres not a lot of time to think and certainly no respite from the action so it suits gamers who like to keep the laser blasts, explosions and waves of enemy ships coming (all doused in bright, glowing colours).

    This is obviously an inventive and well-put-together game but it could use some extra depth and the occasional pace change. Still, the earlier game Geometry Wars: Touch attracted a loyal following among stick-shooter fans, so it might be right up your street. Just make sure you check out a preview video first to ensure your eyes can handle allthose shapes and colours bursting onto the screen at once.

    PROS/CONSV Immersive, unusual graphics and visual backdrop V Non-stop action and a pace that doesnt let upW Gameplay can be confusing for any newcomers of the seriesW Firing system takes some getting used to

    THE CONSOLE SMASH-HIT IS ANGLING FOR SUCCESS ON iPADGEOMETRY WARS 3: DIMENSIONS

    Fast-paced and frenetic space-shooter fun, but a few extra tricks would be welcome.

    OiPad+ | iOS 7.0 | 3.99/$4.99 | v1.0.0 http://bit.ly/geometrywars3ios

    Below You can choose a

    game mode or tackle

    l'histoire principale

    Zooming around the levels blasting everything in sight is a lot of fun

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  • 01 DifficultyShields, boostersand enemy AI meanyou wont be dying withfrustrating regularity.

    02 MissionsThe missions offerplenty of variety andthere are a number ofminichallenges too.

    03 WeaponryLike the levels,the weapons are variedand give you a choice ofways of proceeding.

    04 HeritageIf youve playedprevious Halo consolegames youll recognise alot of the backdrops.

    05 GameplayThe occasionalvehicle rides keeps thegameplay from gettingtoo dull.

    SHOWCASEFive features

    that makeSpartan Strike

    worth themoney

    Above Youll face a variety of opponents with a variety of weaponry available

    Spartan Strike is Microsofts second attemptto bring the Halo experience to touchscreen mobile devices, and the fi rst to launch on iOS at the same time as Windows (the earlier Spartan

    Assault has now belatedly arrived on iOS too). It puts the familiar elements of the Halo universe into a top-down, touch-controlled interface thats much more suitable for tablets and smartphones; overall its a successful transition.

    Set during the events of Halo 2, your character is tasked with essentially doing a lot of fi ring and blasting to fi nd a mystery device called the Conduit. Even with the new perspective, the weapons and enemies will be familiar to Halo veterans, and its very much a game made with itsheritage in mind. The compact missions last about fiveminutes each ideal for a bit of lunchtime or eveninggaming and theres enough variety to keep your interest:fetching an item, defending an area and so on.

    Stripped-down the controls may be, but they work wellfor a tablet or smartphone. Serious gamers will no doubt

    be irked that you cant switch the auto-aim off , but on mobile devices the gameplay has to be accessible even if it becomes less challenging along the way. The gradual progression of level diffi culty is well judged, and thanks to the points-scoring system youll be tempted to repeat levels to try and improve your ranking.

    The visuals and the accompanying sound eff ects cant be faulted, and with grenades, armour and interactive elements thrown in, the Halo: Spartan Strike experience is always engaging. While long-time Halo fans will enjoy the nods towards other games in the series you can be a complete newcomer to the franchise and still enjoy yourself. Perhaps not the most original or most difficult game youll play this year, but Spartan Strike ticks a lot of boxes.

    PROS/CONSV Intricate, eye-catching graphics and effectsV Smooth gameplay and control systemW No multiplayer component includedW Too easy to complete in certain places

    CAN HALO SUCCESSFULLY MAKE THE SWITCH TO iOS DEVICES?HALO: SPARTAN STRIKE

    Not your typical Halo game but nevertheless an impressive addition to the series.

    OiPad+ | iOS 8.0 | 4.49/$5.99 | v1.0 http://bit.ly/spartanstrikeios

    Below The game has strong links

    to characters and settings from

    other Halo titles

    The gradual progression of level diffi culty is well judged

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  • DOES NOT COMMUTEThere are plenty of car-basedgames for your phone but nonequite like Does not Commute. Guiding a series of cars from one

    point to another sounds simple enough but the diffi culty lies with the inevitable congestion. The fi rst few rounds are easy but it quickly gets a lot trickier as you have to weave your way around cars from previous rounds. You have

    to be constantly on your guard as cars, trucks and motorbikes suddenly appear from round a corner. The game is set against the clock and you have just 60 seconds to steer 15 cars to their respective destinations, which is usually just enough. Completing one level starts the next with a big time boost but the setting gets slightly more complex with more hazardssuch as bridges and water. The game

    exactly got stunning graphics but it doesntneed to as the gameplay doesnt require it,as it is fun, engaging and involving. Each play-through is different as even minor adjustmentsto earlier journeys make a big difference lateron. Progression is frustratingly stifled asrunning out of time takes you right back to thebeginning, although for a one-off IAP you canreturn to your last checkpoint.

    GET THE LATEST REVIEWS FROM THE PEOPLE YOU TRUSTThis game is fun but does come with afrustrating lack of progression if you play itwithout the use of IAPs.

    O iPad+ | iOS 6.0 | Freemium | v1.1.0http://bit.ly/doesnotcommuteios

    O Android | OS 2 3 | Freemium | v1 2 0

    Left Each round starts easily but then get s a lot more packed

    Below Hazards such as bridges test your driving skills

    Above The endless stream of enemies keeps Kung Fury on his toes

    The game is simple so it doesnt exactly have lasting appeal but Kung Fury fans will love it nonetheless.

    OiPad+ | iOS 6.0 | Freemium | v1.1http://bit.ly/kungfufuryios

    OAndroid | OS 2.0.1 | Freemium | v15http://bit.ly/kungfufuryand

    KUNG FURY: STREET Kung Fury is a YouTube fi lm spoofi ng pretty much everything about movies from the Eighties and has become something of a

    phenomenon, gaining well over 14 million views in under a fortnight. In the half-hour movie, martial artist cop Kung Fury heads back in time to stop Hitler, accompanied by a dinosaur-headed policeman Triceracop, Thor and a couple of Viking warriors mounted on dinosaurs.

    Street Rage is the inevitable iOS cash-in but continues the tongue-in-cheek homage to the Eighties by being a classic arcade-style game in

    the style of Street Fighter. You play as Kung Fury, kicking, punching and shooting an endless stream of Nazis and sentient arcade machines, trying to continue a streak of consecutive hits to boost your score. It starts off easily but as the game progresses, it takes more hits to fi nish off each enemy.

    The game itself is very basic, with one button for attacking to the left and one for attacking to the right, but the idea behind it is what makes this game a success.

    Many tie-ins are tired, lacklustre aff airs, butStreet Rage keeps the mood of the fi lm alive with a perfect representation of an Eighties arcade game coupled with the deliberate naff ness that made the movie so popular.

    KUNG FU KICK YOUR WAY BACK TO THE EIGHTIES

    Above The arcade-style refl ections are brilliant, yet subtle touchs

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  • Strategy is second fiddle to base buildingwhen it should be the other way round.

    O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | Freemium | v1.5.884969http://bit.ly/empiresalliesios

    O Android | OS 4.1 | Freemium | v1.5.887711http://bit.ly/empiresalliesand

    EMPIRES & ALLIESEmpires & Allies was a popular Facebook game until it closed in 2013, but fans no longer need tomourn for that loss now, as Zynga

    has relaunched the game onto mobile devices.The aim of the game is to build a base and

    attack enemy installations across the world.

    Okay, so its another freemium build-a-thon but Zynga has, thankfuly, given us something to stifle our yawns in the form of strategyelements. In the strategy sections of the gameyou switch roles from architect to commanderas you attack enemy bases. Unfortunately,these sections ultimately come off as half-

    baked as you can deploy your troops and letthem run wild. There were a number of battleswhere we put our device down to go and putthe kettle on, only to be surprised to comeback to a Victory emblazoned on our screen.However, if you want something a little moredifficult, you can take the fight to fellow humanbeings. Here, the game enables you to attackplayer-made bases which are more, shall wesay, better constructed.

    Granted, Empires & Allies offers enough keepyou busy, with multiple ranks for your buildingsand experience to grind, its just unlikely thatEmpires & Allies will hold your attention longenough to see that content, though.

    FARMVILLE MEETS COMMAND & CONQUER

    Above Try not to leave one soldier to destroy an entire base on his own

    Above A tutorial educates you in the basics

    In the strategy sections you switch roles from architect to commander as you attack enemy bases

    Intriguingly deep and intensely addictive, Into The Circle is ideal for gaming on the fl y.

    OiPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | Freemium | v1.0.1http://bit.ly/intothecircleios

    INTO THE CIRCLEHere we have a game where you fl ing a circle into a larger circle in the hopes that you happen to land into a smaller circle within the big

    circle. Into The Circle is like everyones favourite Winter Olympic event, curling.

    The aim of the game is to keep fl inging your circle (to avoid confusion, were forced to call this a disk) into the bigger circles as the game ramps up the diffi culty with each successful attempt. An oscillating spindle will determine which direction your disk will fl y, just tap the screen to stop the spindle and hold it to build up power before, fi nally, releasing your shot and hoping that it doesnt fl y off into the ether.

    Despite the simple controls. Into The Circle is surprisingly deep with its mechanics. You can perform trick-shots by bouncing your circle off the boundaries, for example, but wed discourage you from doing so as it usually ends with you losing the game.

    You can pay to keep going should you miss your mark with Stars you can earn these via hitting the bullseye within target circles or just by coughing up cash. We feel that the game

    would actually benefi t from having its paid Stars removed, enabling people to progress based on their skill.

    Despite its pay-to-win model and frequent advert breaks, Into The Circle is a very easy to pick up and diffi cult to put down game.

    WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT CURLING WAS THIS FUN

    Left You can chain perfect shots in order to amass huge score bonuses

    Above The games visual style is great and reminds us of mobile games like Faif

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    GAMES

  • LARA CROFT: RELIC RUN

    You may have seen most of thisbefore, but it is one of the best runners yet.

    OiPad+ | iOS 7.0 | Freemium | v1.0

    OAndroid | OS 2.3 | Freemium | v1.0.32

    When you pick up and play Lara Croft: Relic Run, you may feel like you have

    played it before. It is a traditional running game in how the main character moves and is controlled not unlike the Temple Run series of games, but it looks sublime and for whatever reason we found ourselves playing with it for much longer than with other runner-style games. There is a lot to enjoyhere once you dig deep in to it.

    THE BRANCH

    A great platform game which can feel unnecessarily disjointed at times.

    OiPad+ | iOS 6.0 | Freemium | v1.0

    OAndroid | OS 4.0 | Freemium | v1.01

    The graphics are retro and cute, and the gameplay is fast and furious which

    both work well in a mobile game. However, the adverts can at times be far too intrusive and you cannot pay to remove them. This creates a slightly disjointed experience which is a shame because the premise of having to jump around obstacles is very good and a hell of a lot of fun.

    FARMVILLE: HARVEST SWAP

    Yet another match-three game to keep you busy at lunchtimes. A very good effort.

    OiPad+ | iOS 5.1 | Freemium | v1.0.774

    OAndroid | OS 4.1 | Freemium | v1.0.774

    Zynga has taken the FarmVille name and used it to good effect in this match-three

    Jeu. It will look familiar if you have played any of the hugely successful competitors and it is completely addictive. In a crowded market, this game still offers something for those of you who enjoy the genre.

    NONE*

    A game that is so simple shouldnot get you thinking so hard, but it does.

    OiPad+ | iOS 6.0 | Free | v1.0.0OAndroid | OS 2.1 | Free | v1.0.2

    It is truly hard to describe none*, whichis a simple game in the extreme. Vous êtes

    presented with obscure questionswhich you have to answer in orderto move on to the next one and progress through the game. Someof the questions are obvious, but others are not so. The questions will have you thinking for ages until the right answer eventually comes to you. The puzzling natureof none* really does work on so many levels and is great fun.

    MARVEL CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS

    A visual feast of a game with a combat system that needs a lot more variety.

    OiPad+ | iOS 7.0 | Freemium | v3.0.2

    OAndroid | OS 4.0 | Freemium | v3.0.1

    We cant fault Contest of Champions graphics or the immersive

    atmosphere in this combat game, with realistic characters and long-term play stars of Marvel. However, the actual combat system does feel rather repetitive and does not live up to the rest of the experience. It feels as though a lot of work has gone into the aesthetics with the game play left to the last minute.

    PORTAL PINBALL

    One of the better pinball games, but it struggles a little on the small screen.

    OiPad+ | iOS 6.0 | 1.49/$1.99 | v1.0

    OAndroid | OS 4.0 | 1.57/$1.99 | v1.0

    Pinball games are like Marmite in that you either love them or hate them, but Portal

    Pinball does offer an experience which should appeal to more people. A lot is happening at any one time and there are moments when it really does feel like a real-life pinballing experience. You will need to spend some time with it so that you can understand everything that is happening.

    WORD GAMES

    01 COOLSONSPOCKET PACK

    With lovely visuals and a jolly soundtrack, this app stands out from the crowd and it is crazily

    addictive to boot. Make short words and prevent the falling tiles from stacking.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | Free | v1.0.1

    02 LETTERCRAFTMake the longest words you possibly can in this game spanning 70 levels but dont

    ponder too much tiles begin to disappear if you dont use them in time.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0

    | Freemium | v1.1.1

    03 SLEEP FURIOUSLYThis inventive game asks players to combine the many words placed on a large grid into

    odd, yet grammatical sentences. As you do so, you create dreams for the in-game linguist.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 5.1.1

    | 2.29/$2.99 | v1.1.2O Android | OS 2.3

    | 2.39/$2.99 | v1.1.2

    04 WORDSWITH FRIENDS

    Claimed to be the most popular mobile word game, this app has been around a while but it

    continues to be updated and is now available on the Apple Watch.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | Free | v2.9O Android | OS 2.3 | Free | v7.6.1

    05 SPELLTOWERThis lovely game asks you to find words in a lettered grid. When the tiles are used they

    disappear and the grid drops, making for a changing gaming area.+++++O iPhone+ | iOS 5.0

    | 1.49/$1.99 | v3.1.3O Android | OS 2.2

    | 1.32/$1.99 | v1.17

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    GAMES

  • ORGANISE YOUR PICTURES WITHGOOGLE PHOTOS

    How do you store the photos you take on your Android or iOS device? Do you use a third-party gallery app? Maybe you save them directly to the cloud? No matter what your chosen solution is, Google are looking to usurp them all with the release of their Photos app. Not to be mistaken with the previous Photos app launch we saw a while back, this version of Photos combines the best elements of storing your treasured snaps, with a full editing suite. Dig a little deeper and youll also be able to fi nd a fantastic creation tool, where users are able to create albums, collages and even animations of their favourite images.

    As ever, the app ties in well with many of Googles other apps, so if youre a keen user of Google Drive in particular, youll fi nd seamless integration from transporting and saving your images. Youll be using the Google Drive functionality a whole lot more when you start creating albums and animations. Although these look great, they take up a fair amount of internal storage, so moving them to the cloud is highly recommended. But thats not to say iCloud users will be left in the dark, as the Photos app can also be put in sync with your iCloud account whenever you need it as well as some of the leading third-party cloud storage systems out there.

    Its all about ease of use with Google, and Photos ticks all the right boxes. There are a ton of exciting features to check out within the Photos app. Youll want to use the below steps to get hands on with some of the best features that Photos has to off er.

    Sort photos and HD videos, create collages and auto-enhances images with Googles unlimited cloud store

    Abouttheapp

    Photos faces some stiffcompetition on both iOS andAndroid, but the amount of

    features it offers is breathtaking. Notonly do you have access to a secureplace to store your images, but alsothe ability to create animations,collages and albums without theneed of a third-party app. While wefelt that the interface can be a bitclunky, and storage is restricted toimages that are below 16 megapixels(anything higher is compressed),Google has provided one of the bestphoto-storage solutions that weveseen best of all, its completely free.

    PHOTOSAn all-in-one solution for your image storing needs

    In need of a new photo storage app? Get this now. Its bundled with impressive features.

    O iPhone+ | iOS 8.1 | Free | v1.0.1O Android | OS 4.0 | Free | v1.0.0.9

    Sort by placesWhen you search for a photo, youll be shown various albums based on specifi c locations. The photos within will include the same geotags.

    Sync with DriveSelect the Google Drive option to open your Drive account and manually fi nd any image thats currently stored in the cloud.

    Switch to videoAs well as images, Photos also includes video support. Select the Videos option to perform a search for your videos.

    Specifi c topicsSome photos will also be tagged by specifi c things, but tend to be fairly generalised; the photos within these albums will have been automaticallytagged by Google.

    USING THE SEARCH FUNCTION> How to fi nd a particular photo that youve taken

    If youre a keen user of Google Drive in particular, youll fi nd seamless integration from transporting and saving your images

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    TIPAuto collageWhen you first start using Photos, Google will produce a number of collages based on your images. You can then choose to save these creations, or discard them from your library.

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    PHOTOS REVIEW ON PAGE

  • PHOTOS > Explore the Photos app1 GET AN OVERVIEW By default, the Photos app will open up to a panel-styled menu, where your photos will be sectioned off by the month theyre taken. Images without a date are stored at the bottom.

    4 START EDITINGOnce youve chosen an image, press the pencil icon to open the Edits page. From here youll be able to auto-adjust the image, add filters, tweak the colour levels and even fix blurry sections of your chosen photo.

    2 SWITCH VIEWSPress on the menu icon to choose from various other views. We recommend the Day view option as it makes it far easier to take a closer look at your images, without opening them.

    5 WHAT TO CREATE?Go back to the album view and select multiple images by selecting one and quickly swiping your finger over them, before pressing the + icon. You can now choose to put these images into a collage, animation or specified album.

    3 PERFORM A SEARCHUse the magnifying glass at the bottom right of the app to start a search. You can use this feature to search for keywords that are attached to an image, or by the location they were taken in.

    6 THE FINISHED PRODUCTYoull now be able to see the finished product on your screen display. Users can then choose to save this directly onto their Photos timeline, share it with their contacts or simply upload it to the cloud if they wish.

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    BOATIEBoatie remains an invaluable source for all those who partake in regular boating excursions. The app is set up to provide live information on the ports and oceans around the UK coastline, enabling users to make sure theyre safe to travel and wont face disruptions. A must-have app

    for all boating fanatics.OiPhone+ | iOS 7.0 | 4.99/$6.99 | v4.1.0OAndroid | OS 2.2 | 4.99/$6.99 | v1.22

    iPadTHE FANTASTIC FLYINGBOOKS OF MR. MORRISLESSMORE

    Breathtaking visualsand a heartwarmingstory. Essential.

    O iOS 5.1 | 3.99/$4.99

    iPhone/ iPad

    CHOPSTICKS NOVELIn this novelexperience you aregiven bits of peoples

    lives as you weave the storytogether in your own mind.O iOS 6.0 | 4.99/$6.99

    LIVRES

    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidFRANKENSTEIN

    The classic horror story is brought back to life in this

    interactive adaptation. O iOS 4.3 | 2.99/$4.99O OS 4.0 | 3.99/$4.99

    iPhone/ iPad

    iPOE 2Interactive illustrations and music bring the

    macabre magic of Edgar AllanPoes haunting poetry to life. O iOS 5.1 | 3.99/$4.99

    iPad

    THE WASTE LANDDiscover TS Eliots epic and revolutionary poem,

    view interactive notes and watch related videos.O iOS 5.0 | 10.49/$13.99

    iPadDK THE HUMAN BODY APP

    Takes you on a journey deep into thehuman body, with

    video content and annotated graphics. A fine iPad app.O iOS 4.0 | 4.99/$6.99

    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    STAR WALKThis AR app helps you explore the stars, planets and

    constellations in the night sky.O iOS 6.0 | 2.29/$2.99O OS 4.0 | 1.79/$2.99

    iPadTHE ELEMENTS: A VISUAL EXPLORATION

    View rotatable 3D images of every element in the

    periodic table.O iOS 7.0 | 10.49/$13.99

    EDUCATION ENTERTAINMENT

    iPhone/ iPad

    SNEAKIn this game you literally have to sneak up on your phone

    from a distance to capture photos of the shy monsters.O iOS 5.0 | 1.49/$1.99

    iPad

    PROCREATEPaints, inks and abstract shapes are all readily available,

    so you can achieve just the effect youre looking for. O iOS 8.1 | 4.49/$5.99

    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    PLEXStream music and video from your desktop, and enjoy

    content from Plexs channels. O iOS 5.1.1 | 3.99/$4.99OOS 3.2 | Freemium

    BUSINESS

    iPhone/ iPad

    RESUME EXPRESSCreate a stunning CV with this step-by-step app that creates

    a polished final product that can be easily exported.O iOS 6.0 | 1.49/$1.99

    iPhone/ iPadSAYHI TRANSLATE

    Speak into this app and have your wordstranslated into 40

    languages, either spoken backto you or sent as a message. O iOS 6.1 | 3.99/$4.99

    iPhone/ iPad/ Android1PASSWORD

    Store your passwords for your favourite website and more

    with this secure app.O iOS 8.0 | Freemium O OS 4.1 | Freemium

    iPhone/Android

    CAMCARDScan business cards for easy storage and import contact details

    direct to your address book. O iOS 7.0 | 0.79/$0.99O Varies| 0.60/$0.99

    iPhone/ iPadHOW TO TIE A TIE ANIMATED GUIDE

    Top tips and AR projection for tying 30 nifty knots

    perfect for any occasion.O iOS 7.1 | 3.99/$4.99

    iPhone/ iPadSCANNER PRO BY READDLE

    Turn your iDevice intoa portable scanner. Snap a photo of a

    document to create a PDF andexport to Dropbox.O iOS 7.0 | 2.29/$2.99

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    MEETING MINUTESSchedule meetings, plan seating, save notes and record your

    minutes all in this one, very comprehensive app.O iOS 6.0 | 3.99/$4.99

    iPadNHM EVOLUTION

    Explore 600 million years of evolution with a fossil timeline

    and multimedia treatments that explain the science.O iOS 4.3 | 10.49/$13.99

    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    HENRI LE WORMTop chef Raymond Blanc and actor Simon Pegg teach

    children about cooking. O iOS 6.0 | 1.49/$1.99OOS 4.0 | 1.29/$2.12

    iPhone/ iPadMORFO 3D FACE BOOTH

    Make talking 3D masks of absolutely anyone with this

    clever, customisable app. Then share the results via email.O iOS 4.3 | 0.79/$0.99

    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    VLC STREAMERThe streaming service lets you share media from your

    desktop to your device. O iOS 6.0 | 1.49/$1.99OOS 4.0 | 1.35/$1.99

    ARTICLESWikipedia is one of the most visited websites in the world, but the accompanying app is a little bit clunky. Articles is a stunning Wikipedia reader that enables users to search and read about anything thats stored within Wikipedia. What makes the app

    so interesting and diff erent from other reading apps is the level of gestures available to use within it. For example, you can shake your device to fi nd a random Wikipedia entry, or even tap and hold images to download.OiPhone+ | iOS 6.1.| Free | v2.6.1

    GREATEST APPS EVER

    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidKOBO READING APP

    For functionality and design we would take Kobo every time. Libre

    books and cool reading stats. O iOS 7.0 | FreeO Varies | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad

    iBOOKSApples own native bookstore comes with iCloud features,

    as well as the ability to change reading settings to suit you.O iOS 7.0 | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    GOODREADS A great app for bookrecommendations, Goodreads also has

    wishlists and social links.O iOS 7.0 | FreeOOS 1.6 | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    COMICSA convenient portal to read over 12,000 comics, and over 500

    of them are absolutely free.O iOS 6.0 | FreeOOS 2.2 | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidAUDIOBOOKS FROM AUDIBLE

    Part of the Amazon family, so you have plenty of choice.

    O iOS 7.0 | FreeOVaries | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidLOGMEIN

    Remotely access yourdesktop from your mobile so you can

    take your business on the go.O iOS 6.0 | Freemium OOS 2.3 | Freemium

    iPhone/ AndroidJAMES CAAN BUSINESS SECRETS

    Find out about hiring staff, raising money and more in this app.

    O iOS 7.0 | FreeOOS 2.3 | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad

    DRAGON DICTATIONThis app instantly translates the spokenword into text. Envoyer

    yourself notes and reminders.O iOS 4.0 | FreeOOS 2.2 | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad

    KHAN ACADEMYA library of over 3,000 videos enables users to learn pretty

    much anything they want, no matter their interests.O iOS 7.0 | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad

    iTUNES UOne of the most powerful educational tools around, with full

    university courses available direct on your device.O iOS 7.0 | Libre

    iPhone/ iPadNASA VISUALIZATION EXPLORER

    Everything NASA in one place, including news on missions

    and stunning imagery.O iOS 5.1 | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    DUOLINGOLearn a new language for free, from grammar basics

    to translating entire websites.O iOS 7.0 | Free OVaries | Libre

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    TEDRegular programmingwith remarkable speakers and lectures

    for free via this learning app.O iOS 8.0 | FreeOOS 4.0 | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidNETFLIX

    Cross-device viewing thanks to the cloud. An absolute must for

    subscribers to the service. O iOS 7.0 | FreeOVaries | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad

    ACTION MOVIE FXGive your home videos some truly epic Hollywood

    effects with this brilliant free app for your iOS device.O iOS 5.0 | Freemium

    iPhone/ Android

    iPLAYER RADIOSo much more than an extension of the iPlayer catch-up

    service, with a great interface.O iOS 6.1 | FreeO OS 4.0 | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad

    REMOTEThis handy app lets you connect to iTunes wirelessly and

    play music and movies that are on your Mac or PC.O iOS 7.0 | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad

    HAUNTING MELISSAA horror movie for the mobile era, the producer of The Ring

    directs this experimental but highly gripping ghost story.O iOS 7.1 | Freemium

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    THE TOP 200 GREATEST APPS EVER

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    DEBT MANAGEROffers a clean, simpleinterface so you canvisualise your debt,

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidMONEYWIZ

    One of the best finance managers around, with easy-to-use functions.

    O iOS 7.0 | 3.99/$4.99O OS 2.3.3 | 1.55/$1.99

    iPhone/ iPad

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    FINANCE FOOD & DRINK

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    With images of everyingredient and stepsto each recipe, it

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    An absolute must for all foodies, this app features mouth-

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidHITMAN GO

    Eliminate yourenemies as Agent 47in this puzzle gem

    from the creators of Hitman.O iOS 6.0 | 3.99/$4.99O OS 2.3.3 | 2.99/$4.99

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    ANOMALY 2Protect your convoyof troops and attackalien invaders in this

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    MONUMENT VALLEYGuide your characterthrough a mind-bending world of

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidASPHALT 8: AIRBORNE

    Perform high-octaneaerial stunts to getthe edge on other

    racers in this arcade game.O iOS 6.1.6 | FreemiumO Varies | Freemium

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    REPUBLIQUEEscape from a prisonin this stealth-actionadventure. Résoudre

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidMINECRAFT POCKET EDITON

    Create your own personal Minecraft world, block by block.

    O iOS 5.1.1 | 4.99/$6.99OVaries | 4.99/$6.99

    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidFM HANDHELD 2015

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidGRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS

    Control the criminal underworld in this epic mobile version.

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidBOSON X

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    iPhone/ Android

    START BY TACKMinimalist alarm clockand stopwatch thatlaunches set apps

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    iPhone/ iPadDAY ONE JOURNAL

    Record your lifewith this magazine-like app for your

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    iPad

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    LIFESTYLE

    iPhone/ iPadiA WRITER

    Aspiring novelist? This is the perfect space to express

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    iPadMARTHA STEWARTCRAFTSTUDIO

    Create decorative cards in-app with hints and tips

    provided by Martha herself.O iOS 7.0 | Freemium

    iPhone/ iPad

    ICONICALCreate your own bespoke icons for your apps either by

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    iPhone/ iPadMORTGAGE MENTOR

    Compare mortgagesside-by-side, work out what the true

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    iPad/ Android

    BILLSTrack your incomingsand outgoings by filtering paid, planned

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    iPhone/ iPad

    iSPREADSHEETCompatible with Excel, Google Docs and Open Office

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    iPadCOOK

    Create your own recipe book, complete with customisable

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    iPhone/ iPadGREEN KITCHEN HEALTHY VEGETARIAN RECIPES

    A stylish interface and inspiring recipes prove healthy eating

    doesnt need to be bland.O iOS 7.1 | 3.99/$4.99

    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    PAPRIKA RECIPE MANAGERFile away your favourite web recipes in this dedicated

    cooking database.O iOS 7.0 | 3.99/$4.99 O OS 4.0 | 3.17/$4.99

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    iPhone/ iPad

    CARDIOGRAPHSimply hold your thumb over your devices camera

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    iPhone/ Android

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidRUNTASTIC PUSH-UPS PRO

    Plan your workout in this stylish app and receive motivation

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    iPhone/ Android7 MINUTE WORKOUT CHALLENGE

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidYOU ARE YOUR OWN GYM

    Military-grade workout app that requires no fitness

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    HEART PRO IIILifelike depictions of the heart and circulatory system

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    iPhone/ AndroidBREATHING ZONE

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidSPENDING TRACKER

    Monitor your spending and save money thanks to the charts, graphs

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidOPENTABLE UK

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    iPhone/ iPadHOW TO COOK EVERYTHING ESSENTIALS

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    FOODSPOTTINGAn essential destination for when you want something

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidEPICURIOUS RECIPES & SHOPPING LIST

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    iPhone/iPad/ Android

    HEARTHSTONECast spells in this online card game from the makers of

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    iPhone/ AndroidENDOMONDO Endomondo is the most social

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    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    CALORIE COUNTERYour ultimate calorie guide with a massivedatabase as well as

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    iPhone/ Android

    NIKE+ RUNNINGThis app requires a pair of Nike shoes that have an insert

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    HEALTHTAPPost your concern and a qualified doctor will respond with a

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    SNAPGUIDEThis community-driven guidebook is a wonderful resource.

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidFANCY

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    AROUNDMEThis is a handy app to use in an unfamiliar place when you need

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    eBAY FOR iPADThis app is not only great to keep up with your shopping,

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    VISION TESTThis app tests your vision through a series of exams, and

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    PREGNANCY+Monitor your babys development week by week and log

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    uHEARAs hearing loss usually happens over a period of

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidPROGNOSIS: YOUR DIAGNOSIS

    Uses case studies for better diagnosis in patients by doctors.

    O iOS 6.0 | FreeOOS 2.3.3 | Libre

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    MOVESMoves automatically tracks your everyday exercise to motivate

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    iPad

    THE ORCHESTRAExplore threecenturies of classicalmusic with this

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    DJAY 2Take tracks fromyour library and startmixing them together

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    FIGUREMake music inminutes withthis easy-to-use

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidTIDAL

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidSOUNDHOUND

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    iPhone/ Android

    YAHOO NEWS DIGESTGet twice-daily summaries of the top news stories,

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    HALFTONE 2Create a comic book starring your friends and family by

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidSEENE

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    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    ADOBE PHOTOSHOP TOUCHEdit images on the go with a range of touch-control tools

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    iMOVIEApples official video-editing app makes it easy to fine-tune the

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    iPhoneMAPS 3D PRO GPSTRACKS FOR BIKE, HIKE, SKI &

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    GEOCACHINGJoin the worldsbiggest treasurehunt by becoming a

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    iPhone/ AndroidPLANE FINDER

    View near real-time air traffic maps that let you track the

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidVIEWRANGER OUTDOOR

    GPS & MAPSGet off the beaten track with this map

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    iPhone

    KAMINOExplore your city with these user-generated walking tours with

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    iPhone/iPadHILL LISTS

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    SPYGLASSAugmented reality navigator and compass that lets

    you track your location and work out bearings in real-time.O iOS 6.1 | 2.99/$3.99

    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    INSTAPAPERSave feature articles and blog posts for later offline reading in

    this paper-like reader.O iOS 8.0 | FreemiumO Varies | Freemium

    iPhone/ iPadDOWNCAST

    Download and listen to your favourite podcasts directly from

    your iPhone or iPad without the need to sync with iTunes.O iOS 7.1 | 2.29/$2.99

    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidCAMERA ZOOM FX

    Take up to ten shots per second with this high-speed snapper,

    then apply filters to photos.O iOS 7.0 | 2.99/$3.99O OS 1.6 | 1.79/$2.99

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    DOWNCASTCurate your own personalised podcast stream in a

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    IF BY IFTTTAutomate how your smartphone works with your installed apps.

    O iOS 7.0 | FreeO OS 4.0.3 | Libre

    WAZE SOCIAL GPSReceive step-by-step directions for travelling anywhere.

    O iOS 6.0 | FreeOVaries | Libre

    FLICKRUpload and manage your entire photo library on Flickr s servers.

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    HILL LISTSThe ultimate accompaniment for budding trekkers.

    O iOS 6.0 | 1.49/$1.99

    iPhoneMEXTURES

    Create and combine your own filters and textures for truly

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    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    SPOTIFY MUSICBuild customised playlists from millions of tracks and share

    them with the world. O iOS 7.0 | FreeOVaries | Libre

    iPhone/ Android

    SOUNDWAVEDiscover new music with this running feed of what

    everyone is listening to.O iOS 7.0 | Free O OS 2.3 | Libre

    iPhone/ Android

    SHAZAMAn extraordinary app, Shazam can identify songs by listening to

    them for a few seconds. O iOS 7.0 | FreemiumOVaries | Freemium

    iPad

    AWEDITORIUMQuite literally a wall of sound for users to interact with, as each

    brick hosts an artist, their music and cool photos.O iOS 7.0 | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidGOOGLE MAPS

    Back on iOS and still the undisputed king of the mapping world.

    This app is all you need.O iOS 7.0 | FreeOVaries | Libre

    iPhoneHOPSTOP TRANSIT DIRECTIONS

    Get real-time subway,bus, train, taxi, walking and biking

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidWAZE SOCIAL GPS, MAPS & TRAFFIC

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    O iOS 6.0 | FreeOVaries | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    FLIPBOARDIts not only one of the best news apps around, its also great

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    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    POCKETPocket lets you save any article, image or video you find online

    for you to view it later. O iOS 7.0 | FreeOVaries | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidBBC NEWS

    This app lets you watch live news feeds over Wi-Fi, so

    you can always stay informed.O iOS 7.0 | FreeO Varies | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    LINKEDIN PULSEWith a focus on business news, tailor this reader to follow

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    SKY NEWS FOR iPADWatch live streams from the TV station in the palm of your

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    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    YOUTUBEStream videos from the popular website, now with voice

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    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidFLICKR

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    INSTAGRAMWith a wide range of cool filters and a great community you

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    PEEKSTERScan articles in select newspapers to create a digital version on

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidPOCKET CASTS

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    REDSHIFT ASTRONOMYThis exquisite app brings the night sky to your device,

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    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    WOLFRAMALPHAFind essential information that is well presented and

    easy to use in this clever app.O iOS 7.0 | 2.29/$2.99O OS 2.1 | 1.86/$2.99

    iPhone/ iPadBRIAN COXS WONDERSOF THE UNIVERSE

    With wonderfulimages, animationsand video content, its

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    iPadLONDON A CITY THROUGH TIME

    Explore 2,000 yearsof one of the worldsgreatest cities with

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    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    CHAMBERS DICTIONARYClear, accurate and occasionally witty definitions, plus a

    detailed thesaurus.O iOS 5.5.1 | 4.99/$6.99OOS 2.2 | 4.99/$6.99

    iPhone/ iPad

    ARTICLESBrowse Wikipedia using this excellent reader, which

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    iPhone/ iPadBAREFOOT WORLD ATLAS

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    GOOGLE TRANSLATETranslate to and from 64 languages,speech from 17

    languages, and listen in 24.O iOS 7.0 | FreeO Varies | Libre

    iPhone/ AndroidSCRIBO THE WORLDS LARGEST ONLINE LIBRARY

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    O iOS 6.0 | FreemiumOOS 2.2 | Freemium

    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    QUORAThe place to go with your burning questions, with the

    community providing answers.O iOS 7.0 | FreeOOS 3.0 | Libre

    iPhone/ AndroidVINE

    Shoot six-second videos of your life and share them with

    this booming community.O iOS 7.0 | FreeO Varies | Libre

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    TUMBLRFind, follow and shares the things youlove on this highly

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    SNAPCHATSend photos to friends that vanish after viewing. Également

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    iPhoneTWEETBOT 3 FOR TWITTER(iPHONE & iPOD TOUCH)

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    iPhone/ AndroidTIMEHOP

    Relive the past with daily updates of your tweets, photos and

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    iPhone/ iPad

    STATNUTView all of your social networks in one place with StatNut

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    SOCIAL

    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    FACEBOOKThe ultimate social networking tool has regular updates. Facile

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    iPhone/ Android

    PINTERESTThis growing community is a great way to discover new

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidSKYPE

    Bring your loved onescloser to you with thefree video and audio

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    PATHA simple and satisfying interface that Facebook and

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidGOLFSHOT: GOLF GPS

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    iPhone/ Android

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    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    OFFICIAL F1 APPView leaderboards, lap times and exclusive news

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    iPhone/ iPadCURLYS POCKET GUIDE TO SPORT

    The rules to 74 major sports from golf to Greco-Roman

    wrestling, with illustrations. O iOS 7.0 | Libre

    iPhone/ iPadTHE MASTER TACTICIAN PRO

    Create winning football strategies with this great

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidCOACHS EYE

    Improve your teamsperformance with video analysis and

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    SPORTS

    iPhone/ Android

    BBC SPORTCovering a wide range of sports, the app brings you news,

    videos and stats in one place. O iOS 6.0 | FreeOOS 2.3 | Libre

    iPhone/ Android

    YAHOO! SPORTSFor the amount of info at your fingertips, this app is

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    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidEUROSPORT PLAYER

    Watch the hottest action live with this streaming app

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    iPad

    SKY SPORTS FOR iPADThe Sky Sports channels on your device, as well as

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    iPhone/ iPad

    PAGESThis versatile app lets you create, edit and view documents

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    iPhone/ iPad

    CLEARThis purely gesture-based app has one of the most innovative

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    iPhone/ iPad

    NUMBERSThis spreadsheet was designed for your touchscreen, enabling

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    iPhone/ iPad

    BUY ME A PIE CLASSICWrite a list and sync it between devices so that you and your

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    iPhone/ iPadKEYNOTE

    Create a world-class presentation with this top app. Including

    a range of impressive themes and customisable features.O iOS 8.0 | 7.99/$9.99

    iPhoneGLOBO

    Ideal for the travelling businessman, track the time in different

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    PRODUCTIVITY

    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    EVERNOTECreate a note on your device and save it to the cloud, where it

    can be picked up and edited.O iOS 7.0 | FreemiumO Varies | Freemium

    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidDROPBOX

    Access your images, documents or any other type of digital

    file you like, anywhere. O iOS 7.0 | FreemiumOOS 4.0.3 | Freemium

    iPadPAPER BY FIFTYTHREE

    A wonderfully character-filled sketching and

    creative app where users can purchase other themed tools.O iOS 7.0 | Freemium

    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidIF BY IFTTT

    Make your life easier by putting the internet to work and

    automating online services.O iOS 7.0 | FreeOOS 4.0.3 | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidTUBE MAP PRO

    Plan your route around live travel infowith this smart map

    of the London Underground.O iOS 7.0 | 4.99/$6.99O Varies | Freemium

    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    FLIGHTRADAR24 PROQuickly turn your device into a radar dish and see what air

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    iPhone/ iPadSULLIVANS LIST

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    iPhone/ iPadPACKING PRO

    A list-making app specially designed foryour holiday packing,

    with a detailed predepartureto-do list with over 100 tasks.O iOS 6.0 | 2.29/$2.99

    TRAVEL

    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidTRIPADVISOR HOTELS FLIGHTS RESTAURANTS

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    O iOS 7.0 | FreeO Varies | Libre

    iPhone/ Android

    HAILOIt sets the standard and changes the waypeople order their

    taxis on iOS or Android. O iOS 7.0 | FreeO Varies | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad/ AndroidGOOGLE EARTH

    This is one of those definitive apps, givingyou access to pretty

    much anywhere on the globe.O iOS 4.3 | FreeOVaries | Libre

    iPhone/ Android

    GUIDEPAL CITY GUIDESDownload full city guides, plus maps, forover 60 of the most

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    iPhone/ AndroidAIRBNB

    Book last-minute trips and holiday lets in over 34,000 cities

    around the world.O iOS 7.0 | FreeO Varies | Libre

    iPadTRIPTEASE

    Discover exciting destinations or shareyour experiences

    with this vivid, photo-driven network for jet-setters. O iOS 6.0 | Libre

    iPhone/ Android

    FIZZ WEATHERA slick UI with awealth of useful data,you get weather info

    for over 58,000 cities.O iOS 4.3 | 0.79/$0.99O OS 2.1 | 0.99/$1.62

    iPhone/iPad

    NOAA RADAR PROVivid, real-timeanimated radarimages of weather

    across the United States, withstorm alerts and bookmarks.O iOS 7.0 | 1.99/$1.99

    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    WEATHER LIVE RELOADEDCreate your ownweather stationwith customisable

    features and great graphics.O iOS 6.0 | 1.49/$1.99O Varies | 1.31/$1.99

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    MAGICAL WEATHERView animated hourlyand weekly weatherforecasts for up to

    nine different places aroundthe world simultaneously.O iOS 7.0 | 0.99/$0.99

    iPhone/iPadDARK SKY

    With 24-hour andseven-day outlooks,Dark Sky specialises

    in incredibly accurate, minute-by-minute forecasts.O iOS 7.0 | 2.99/$3.99

    WEATHER

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    WEATHERMOBForecasting with a difference with this truly social app,

    enabling users to share their climate and activities.O iOS 6.1 | Libre

    iPhone/ iPad/ Android

    WEATHERWISEFill your screen with some great themes to accompany your

    weather forecast. O iOS 7.0 | FreemiumOOS 2.3.3 | Freemium

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    THE WEATHER CHANNELA solid and professionally produced app, it

    offers very detailed info.O iOS 7.0 | FreeOVaries | Libre

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    YAHOO! WEATHERThis stunning app backdrops the forecast with photos

    of conditions in your location.O iOS 7.0 | FreeOOS 2.3 | Libre

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