Apps & Games

Best kids’ mobile games

Best kids’ mobile games

Whether your children need a challenge, entertainment – or you just need a break, a mobile game for kids will keep them occupied for hours. But while some are corkers, others are full of ads and micropurchases. Avoid the chaff with our guide to kids’ mobile games.

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Best mobile games

Best mobile games

Best mobile games lists are all very well, but they tend to recommend the same tried and tested games. What if you’ve tried them all and crave something different? Check out our best mobile games guide, combining the best mainstream games with some properly off-piste picks.

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Best parenting apps

Best parenting apps

Lord knows it can be a challenge looking after kids. Bedtimes can be brutal, health can be a headache, and playtime can be a pain in the backside. But smartphones can make things easier, entertaining kids with games, and helping the grownups with advice, trackers and other functions. What are the best parenting apps? Check out our guide.

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Best mobile word games

Best mobile word games

There’s something about word games that makes them particularly compelling – and often horribly addictive. If you’re in search of inspiration, or you just have a few minutes to kill, our best mobile word game guide will help you find a challenge.

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Best health and fitness apps

Best health and fitness apps

Your smartphone might be the best bit of health and fitness equipment you ever buy. With apps to help you get fit, watch your diet, track exercise, or manage your mental health, your phone can help you get and stay well. But which are the must-haves, and which can you skip? Check out our best health and fitness apps guide.

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Best mobile puzzle games

Best mobile puzzle games

Not everyone lives for the fast-pace of a shoot ‘em up, or the immediate hit of the arcade. If you like something to challenge the mind, mobile puzzle games are where it’s at. But which are the must-installs? Check out our guide to mobile puzzle games.

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Best sport apps

Best sport apps

Whether you’re a season ticket holder or more of a casual fan, having the right sport app keeps you in the loop on your favourite teams and competitions. But what are the best sports apps? Here’s our guide to the match winners.

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Best photo and video apps

Best photo and video apps

Phone cameras keep getting better, but you can improve them with a good photo or video app. Whether you’re applying some edits, or you just want a safe way to back up your shots, our best photo and video apps guide will bring it all into focus.

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Best map and navigation apps

Best map and navigation apps

Smartphones could almost have been purpose-built for helping us navigate. Combining a big screen, GPS and up-to-date mapping, they’re the perfect way to find your way and check out the world around you. Here’s our guide to the best map and navigation apps

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Best weather apps

Best weather apps

The best laid plans of mice and men are all too often screwed up by weather. Whether you want to avoid getting soaked by a squall, or fried by unexpected sun, a good weather app will ensure you’re prepared. Don’t want rain to stop play? Check out our best weather apps guide.

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Best communications apps

Best communications apps

The best comms apps can bridge the distance between friends, and the gaps between generations. Features like group text, video calling and photo and video sharing bring people closer together, and make planning, sharing and remembering better than ever before. But which apps do it best? Here’s our top five.

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Best entertainment apps

Best entertainment apps

Smartphones are a great way to stay distracted, particularly when it comes to entertainment. With apps and services spanning podcasting, TV, box sets and movies, what are the best services, and which are the best entertainment apps? Find out in our entertainment apps guide.

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