Apple’s maps aren’t quite the disaster they were, but they’re still not a patch on Google and they don’t have Google’s voice-activated search.One of the best-designed and easiest-to-use weather apps around.This official Network Rail app provides times and status (delays, cancellations etc) of upcoming departures from every UK station. Windows users should try the ‘Rail Planner’ app (£3.99).
Or hear music, news, chat and sports from around the world. Spotify puts more than 20 million pieces of music at your fingertips.
Listen for free to whole albums, create your own playlists, or just dip into Spotify’s pre-chosen selections.
The Facebook app keeps you up to date with friends’ posts via a News Feed, notifies you of new friend requests, comments and ‘likes’, and allows you to post status updates and photos via easy-to-use buttons.
Twitter’s instant, abbreviated format, with its 140-character limit is perfect for mobile devices.
All you need to remember is one password to open the vault. Dropbox is not the most glamorous app, but it’s incredibly useful.
Just save a file into Dropbox from your computer, then access it on all your mobile devices — perfect for working on the move, or taking notes to a lecture or meeting.
An extra £2.50 a month (£5 after 12 months) buys Sky Go Extra which lets you download material to watch offline.
If you’ve not signed up to Sky there are Sky Go packages from £15 to £40 per month.
Then post the results online to be seen by 150 million Instagram users around the world.