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Music apps, streaming TV and YouTube. Beam the best the internet has to offer straight to your mobile with the best entertainment apps.

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SlingPlayer

SlingPlayer

Your TV on your Android handset – it costs for the privilege, though

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2

£19.73

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Kinoma Play

Kinoma Play

A home entertainment system for your phone, that’s more than just an elaborate media player.

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2

£18.69

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SPB TV

SPB TV

Stream TV direct to your mobile handset for just a one-off payment.

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2

£12.19

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djay

djay

It seems pricey, but djay’s layout, waveform display, split output option and sync feature make it feel pro.

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2

£11.99

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Inside The World of Dinosaurs

Inside The World of Dinosaurs

Older children with a passion for dinosaurs will love it, but younger children won’t find enough to keep their interest here

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2

£9.99

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myFry

myFry

myFry is Stephen Fry’s latest autobiography, in the rather wondersome shape of a beautifully-designed iPhone app

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2

£7.99

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Kingdom of Plants with David Attenborough

Kingdom of Plants with David Attenborough

A pleasant way to explore Kew and the wonders of the plant kingdom – and Attenborough is as captivating as ever.

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£7.99

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Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1

Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1

A collection of lovely interactive books – but you might want to choose your own individual collection from the App Store (some Seuss apps are bargains at the moment).

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2

£7.99

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Korg iKaossilator

Korg iKaossilator

Brilliant fun, intensely creative, and universally accessible. A compelling musical toy.

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2

£6.99

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On The Way To Woodstock

On The Way To Woodstock

A beautiful coffee-table app that will inspire you to revisit, or discover, ’60s classics.

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2

£5.99

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Korg Electribe

Korg Electribe

The iPad’s future revealed in this wicked music creation app

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2

£5.99

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Cinderella – Nosy Crow animated picture book

Cinderella – Nosy Crow animated picture book

Quite simply, the most charming and entertaining interactive book currently available on the iPad. Although it’s not the cheapest!

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2

£5.49

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Back in Time

Back in Time

Educational, but strangely old fashioned. We expect more from iPad apps these days

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£5.49

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Personality Psychology Pro

Personality Psychology Pro

A big set of personality tests to help you find out who you really are apparently ‘funny and pleasant’.

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2

£4.99

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Dr Who Encyclopedia

Dr Who Encyclopedia

The In-app Purchase content makes this expensive for the completist, but this is a nicely constructed app

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2

£4.99

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CAMRA Good Beer Guide

CAMRA Good Beer Guide

Britain has hundreds of crap pubs, avoid them forever more with CAMRA’s handy ale guide for your mobile

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2

£4.99

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Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe

Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe

The twitchiness of the app technology used to present the material began to irritate – but the content is out of this world.

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2

£4.99

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Star Trek: Countdown Book
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£3.99

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NME Icons: Jack White

NME Icons: Jack White

It’s a big old bit of software, but this is a great app for Jack White fans.

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3

£3.99

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Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day

Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day

A beautifully animated storybook mainly targeted at little girls, but nothing that particularly jumps out as unique.

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£3.99

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Shazam Encore

Shazam Encore

All the power of the track recognition number in one simple application

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2

£3.55

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Scott Pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim

Comic style offering sees Scott take on the App world.

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2

£3.49

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S2P

S2P

Upgrade your music player interface to something nearing the iPod. Impressive.

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£3.19

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EasyBartender
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£3.19

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PowerAMP Music Player
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2

£3.07

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Wired Magazine

Wired Magazine

The magazine for the digital age, goes digital

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2

£2.99

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Shazam Encore

Shazam Encore

A superb way of identifying new music that you like and sharing your finds with friends.

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2

£2.99

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Pure Lounge

Pure Lounge

One of the better internet radio apps available for the iPhone

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2

£2.99

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iMovie

iMovie

Less bells and whistles than the desktop version, but a brilliant mobile incarnation of iMovie that will empower iPhone 4 users everywhere.

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2

£2.99

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iMovie

iMovie

£2.99 for a fully-functional, touchscreen video editing suite? Yes please.

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2

£2.99

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iMaschine

iMaschine

Super-slick, quite crispy, but a little shallow, this is hip-hop empitomised and embodied in app form

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2

£2.99

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GarageBand

GarageBand

Apple’s home song creation tool is more mobile than ever.

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2

£2.99

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Classic Songs Piano Songbook

Classic Songs Piano Songbook

Perfectly sized scores, lag-free page turns and brilliant value for money makes this a winner, though extra In-App Purchases would have been nice

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2

£2.99

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An Exciting Year

An Exciting Year

Spice up your life with this app that tells you what to do every day

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£2.99

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Streams-T

Streams-T

The promise of streaming radio, webcams and TV all from a single app, but is this an endless entertainment dream come true?

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2

£2.69

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Elmo’s Monster Maker

Elmo’s Monster Maker

Elmo’s Monster Maker is good fun but just a little too expensive for what’s on offer here.

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2

£2.49

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Soccer Vuvuzela
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£2.39

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QI

QI

An entire library of the Quite Interesting on your iPhone

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3

£2.39

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Pleasure Engine – Turbo

Pleasure Engine – Turbo

Why would you want your phone to vibrate so much

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2

£2.39

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Office Hot Shot

Office Hot Shot

A return of the addictive yet simple game with added functionality

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2

£2.39

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MP3 Ringtone Creator
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2

£2.39

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Bookworm

Bookworm

Damn your dead-tree-based products, we want to read books from vastly complicated electrical devices!

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2

£2.19

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Ah Ha!

Ah Ha!

A humorous-if-chauvinistic application that basically works out your ladyfriend’s time of the month and gives ‘tips’ on how to act

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2

£2.15

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2012 Doomsday Countdown

2012 Doomsday Countdown

Ever wanted to waste money on a pointless clock? Here’s your chance

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£2.15

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Rockmate

Rockmate

On paper, Rockmate shouldn’t work this well, but it’s actually a fun way to make music with friends.

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£1.99

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RealTube

RealTube

Taking video beyond just YouTube

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£1.99

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Morfo

Morfo

Get ready to creep out every one of your mates

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2

£1.99

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MadePad HD

MadePad HD

A neat plaything, and slick with it, but the substance doesn’t match its brilliant looks.

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3

£1.99

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It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

A lovingly created homage to Charles Schultz’s iconic characters that makes a wonderfully charming app for kids of all ages.

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£1.99

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Equalizer Pro

Equalizer Pro

It’s not a perfect music player, but those looking to some EQ control will likely become totally addicted.

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£1.99

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AVPlayer HD

AVPlayer HD

Without question, it’s the best media player for iPad. If you’re a video fanatic, it’s the app to buy.

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£1.99

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Factbook

Factbook

Factbook puts information from the CIA’s World Factbook at your fingertips.

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3

£1.87

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Aldiko Book Reader Premium

Aldiko Book Reader Premium

Kindle rival offers up decent customisable reading experience

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£1.83

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Kids Connect The Dots

Kids Connect The Dots

Keep the kids entertained with this fun and easy to use learning app

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2

£1.80

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Wisdom Quotes HD

Wisdom Quotes HD

An encyclopaedic knowledge of history’s greatest sayings awaits in this insightful app

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2

£1.79

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The Wine Navigator

The Wine Navigator

Easy pairing and exploring tool for wine novices

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2

£1.79

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The Adventures of Simon Pegg

The Adventures of Simon Pegg

Comic spoof from the guy who brought us Shaun of the Dead.

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2

£1.79

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Maxim Handstand Edition

Maxim Handstand Edition

Men’s mag makes iPad debut with stunning Hot 100 issue. Gallerytastic.

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£1.79

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Hour Face

Hour Face

Perhaps the creepiest and most addictive thing to come out of Japan since Pokemon.

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2

£1.79

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FindMeTV

FindMeTV

Finally, a TV guide for the iPhone that lets you plan your gogglebox viewing in no time at all

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£1.79

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Mobile Movies

Mobile Movies

Plan your cinema and film enjoyment from one app and never leave the glow of the silver screen again

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2

£1.69

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Magic Paper
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£1.50

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Guitar Chords

Guitar Chords

Make sure you’re sounding right

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2

£1.50

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Nighty Night HD

Nighty Night HD

Exquisite graphics and professional narration make for a charming bedtime app for your child.

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2

£1.49

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Game Your Video

Game Your Video

More powerful than it seems to let on, but still totally intuitive and easy to use.

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£1.49

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Frankenstein

Frankenstein

An interactive, immersive book app that lets you control the plot. A fantastic read, looks great and could well point to the future of books on iOS.

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2

£1.49

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Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaur Zoo

An entertaining fact-based presentation of famous extinct vertebrates

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2

£1.49

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eScrap App

eScrap App

Scrapbook on your iPhone, the easy way…

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2

£1.29

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Top Gear Cool Wall
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2

£1.25

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Tripping Fest Drawing
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£1.24

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Break the Blocks

Break the Blocks

A timeless time consuming classic with a concept that really needs no introduction

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2

£1.24

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Basic Instructions

Basic Instructions

Keep up with all of Scott Meyer’s Basic Instructions comics.

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£1.24

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Twas The Night Before Christmas HD

Twas The Night Before Christmas HD

Reignite the Christmas cheer with this interactive rendition of a timeless classic

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£1.19

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TuneIn Radio

TuneIn Radio

Forget about buying an expensive internet radio, just buy this instead

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2

£1.19

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Tap DJ

Tap DJ

Well-polished but ulimtately gimmicky mix-em up?

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2

£1.19

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Quick-Tunes

Quick-Tunes

A great app that makes it much easier and safer to listen to your music while driving.

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3

£1.19

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Hipstamatic

Hipstamatic

If you want to produce cool, retro-looking Polaroid style pics with your iPhone, Hipstamatic is the app to do it

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2

£1.19

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Facemakr

Facemakr

Another Japanese gem that lets you create fantastic comic avatars of you and your mates in no time at all.

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£1.19

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5001 AMAZING FACTS

5001 AMAZING FACTS

Become the pub bore with a 5001 facts with which to ‘entertain’ everyone

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£1.19

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Spooky Sound Machine

Spooky Sound Machine

Obsessed with scary music and movies? This is the app for you

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2

£1.00

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SuperMusic

SuperMusic

Downloading music? We DO hope it’s legal

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2

£0.99

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South Park Soundboard

South Park Soundboard

Just don’t use this on crowded Tube train

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2

£0.99

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Sky Mobile

Sky Mobile

Control your Sky Box remotely with this first Windows Phone 7 app

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3

£0.99

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Sense the Color

Sense the Color

Turn your pictures into veritable works of art

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2

£0.99

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Music Player

Music Player

Why charge for something we already have?

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£0.99

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iPlayer

iPlayer

It’s rubbish, and not even what you think it is

2

£0.99

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BBC Radio Player

BBC Radio Player

Tune in, turn on, do whatever else you fancy

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2

£0.99

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Marvel Superheroes

Marvel Superheroes

Want all the info on your favourite comic creations? Then look elsewhere.

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£0.93

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Voice Bender

Voice Bender

Making your mates sound foolish is always fun

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2

£0.79

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The Idiot Test
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3

£0.79

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Spirit HD

Spirit HD

One trippy sci-fi puzzler – in space no one can hear you dream

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2

£0.79

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Shoot, Shag, Marry

Shoot, Shag, Marry

Ruby Wax or Paris Hilton? And you’ve only got one bullet

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3

£0.79

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Sexy Bomb
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2

£0.79

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Prime TV

Prime TV

All the info you’ll ever want for your favourite shows

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3

£0.79

98
PicoLyrics

PicoLyrics

Finally, the perfect fusion of karaoke and smartphones

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2

£0.79

99
Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends

Learning about the ancient equivalent of the internet

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2

£0.79

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Musiz

Musiz

Better music discovery at your fingertips

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2

£0.79

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Music Skin

Music Skin

Bored of the normal music player? Here’s one for you

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£0.79

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Metro Wall

Metro Wall

Using your music for more than sound

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2

£0.79

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Light Sword

Light Sword

You may have seen this somewhere before…

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2

£0.79

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iFun

iFun

Then why don’t you just buy an iPhone?

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2

£0.79

105
Holophone 3D

Holophone 3D

Enter the third dimension, get bored there

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3

£0.79

106
Fun Droid

Fun Droid

Nope – we’re not sure of the point of this either

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2

£0.79

107
Drum Machine

Drum Machine

Only for the amateur who likes to annoy

2
2

£0.79

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Doodle

Doodle

Finger painting app for the inner-child in us all

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2

£0.79

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Cut Sexy Girl

Cut Sexy Girl

Sometimes internet pornography is just better

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2

£0.79

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Bro Code

Bro Code

You can’t charge for this, surely?

2
2

£0.79

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UK Cinema Times

UK Cinema Times

A pretty, fast app, but it needs to be able to tell you where to see a chosen film, more easily.

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3

£0.69

112
Showreel

Showreel

It’s well designed, but needs to expand the content and features if it’s going to compete with others out there.

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£0.69

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NOW TV UK

NOW TV UK

An impressively modern catalogue, but not a comprehensive one. That, and a few teething problems, make its monthly price seem too high.

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£0.69

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Earthlapse

Earthlapse

Beautiful photography and a few handy features make this a great ambient app for your iPad.

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2

£0.69

115
Cyborg Vision

Cyborg Vision

Come with me if you want to avoid wasting 69p on something that doesn’t work.

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£0.69

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Cinefy – Special FX Studio

Cinefy – Special FX Studio

As easy to use as iMovie but it’s woefully short on editing options, making it too difficult to pull off a truly decent effect.

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2

£0.69

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Beat Spiral

Beat Spiral

A moderately entertaining audio toy with sharp looks, but you’d be hard pushed to use BeatSpiral to produce any actual music.

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2

£0.69

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Attic

Attic

A beautiful interface but not, perhaps, the best basic concept ever

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£0.69

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Air Vinyl

Air Vinyl

Potentially charming, but it tries a bit too hard; it’s quicker to use the Music app. The audio filtering’s nice, mind.

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£0.69

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Talking Tom Cat

Talking Tom Cat

Must not make pussy jokes, must not make pussy jokes…

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11

£0.61

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Talking Rex the Dinosaur

Talking Rex the Dinosaur

Rex is a talking dinosaur. He repeats what you say in his deep threatening voice.

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£0.61

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Moron Test

Moron Test

What’s this? It’s a test for morons, stupid?

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3

£0.61

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130 Legal Horror Films

130 Legal Horror Films

We think the title says it all, really

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2

£0.60

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Total Film

Total Film

Total Film magazine’s new app gives cinephiles and movie buffs everything that they could possibly want on the iPhone

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2

£0.59

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Smule Magic Piano

Smule Magic Piano

Broadcast your virtual sounds around the world and check in on the competition

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3

£0.59

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iQuarium

iQuarium

A pretend fish inside a pretend fish tank that you have to pretend to feed and care about

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£0.59

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Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records

If you want to be a record breaker, dedication’s what you need, and this app might help

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2

£0.59

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FatBooth

FatBooth

This latest iPhone photo-manipulation app is by far the grossest yet. And yet still the funniest.

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£0.59

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Faces Wild!

Faces Wild!

A fun photo-manipulation app that lets you turn your friends into the Mona Lisa.

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3

£0.59