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What is good to look for and what would you recommend?

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RAC is good when travelling, keeps you upto date with motorway chaos.
Angry Birds....goes without saying really
Twitter...I know I know....awaiting for abuse
Sky Sports News...Vital upto date info minute by minute
Sky Sports TV 7.00 per month gets you all 5 Sky Sports channels, ESPN, SkySportsNews and the Racing Channel
MET Office weather app...Apple's own app is about as accurate Andy Carrol!

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There's been one or two similar threads, so you might find some other suggestions with a search. Here's a few from me though:

Sky Sports football - very good for keeping up with scores, and match descriptions aren't too bad.
ESPN goals - In theory lets you see prem goals scored moments later. Not 3pm kickoffs though.
TuneIn radio - Access to a gajillion internet radio stations.
Pocket Dyno - I've never actually got around to using this, but it's free, and in theory will give you a 0-60 time for your car.
Flashlight - regularly handy.
Natwest - obviously your bank might be different, but they all seem to have a handy app.
IMDB - brilliant!
Sky+ - handy for just checking what's on without covering up part of the screen, or for setting to record when you're not at home.


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Bejewelled
Trainyard EX
Asteroids
Maybe Tripletown...not sure about this yet.

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Ta both, no Everton apps though Paul

I looked on every page in here, couldn't find anything on the subject. Maybe they are still buried in WOT and need shipping over here

Got Angry Birds, facebook, Highways Agency and Autotrader so far. Dont do twitter so that doesnt bother me

Need a football one so will get Sky whatever when i go back on it
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Ah yes, the last one I can remember predates the tech lounge by a fair way.
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RedLaser is well worth getting - scan a barcode and it will tell you where you can buy it, and at what price. It also reads QR codes.
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Keeper - a secure password protection app, if you struggle to remember various passwords.
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My car check is a useful app for checking the basic details of a car, reg date etc. For a few pennies you can get a more thorough HPI check.

Acc weather is a very reliable free weather app.

There are loads of Internet radio apps to pick from, I have Wunder radio which was the best around at the time.

Sky plus recording and sky go are handy.

Around me can be useful in an unfamiliar area, although google maps will do the same thing.

Measures is a useful conversion app that I quite regularly use.

Finay, tapatalk is useful for the odd photo upload to this place
 
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NAVIGON Europe. Not cheap at c50 but as good as any Satnav you'll ever use
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Got a few so far, all is well and i have to say i am impressed with the phone its very good

Another slightly related question though, is the music player an iPod of some sort? I have quite a bit of music on it already and am using it in the car via an aux lead. I got a 'made for iPod' head unit for someone at xmas and it works brilliantly so just wondering if this sort of HU will accept an iPhone in the same way, allowing you to control the music from the unit rather than messing with the phone

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It should do, my HU uses my phone if i plug it into it or i can just play the music via bluetooth from phone to HU and uses the car controls instead of the phone controls
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Yes, it should be recognised as an iPod.
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My head unit is made for iPod

Only thing I dislike when playing my phone inbuilt iPod is that texts and phone calls cut the music and sound out through the speakers

A) you can't answer anyway (duh)
B) it never fails to make me jump out of my seat!
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Glad it works that way, with ipod ready units. Just need to buy another one now
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NavMan free sat nav. Works well enough as an occasional app.
Tunein Radio. Best Internet radio app but watch out for bandwidth usage over 3G.
Mocha RDP. Control your PC from your iPhone. Works over 3G/VPN as well as wi-fi.
Finally my favourite of the lot iPeng but only any use if you have a Logitech squeezebox or two.
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Dropbox - Great for work
Scanpages - Again for work
Hipstamatic - Great camera app

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Trainyard - best puzzle game ever!!
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Here's something for you. Not an app, but something that doesn't seem to be widely known for some reason.

Have you heard of Emoji? It's a 'language' set-up on the iPhone which you can use to get a ton of smilies and icons to put into text messages.

Go to:
Settings
General
Keyboard
International keyboards

Add a new keyboard, and pick Emoji.

Now when you're sending texts, there's an extra box, shaped like a globe, which lets you switch to that keyboard, and you'll see there are dozens of things to pick from.
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