Best Apps 2013: This year's hottest apps
Avoid costly overseas roaming charges with offline maps and points of interest for 120 cities worldwide. Add your own gems as you find them.
Platform: iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch | Price: Free | Download Stay.com app
Don’t trust big Raymundo? Find out the real-time odds for the game you are watching on the TV by aiming the phone camera directly at the screen and increase your chances of big payout.
Platform: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch | Price: Free | Download Paddy Power app
Follow the threads of your music and discover the artists that have sampled or remixed your favourite tunes. A guaranteed trove of love/hate tracks.
Platform: iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch | Price: £1.99 | Download WhoSampled app
Barchick Drinking Holes
Barchick specialises in bars with character, so whether you want something specific or just something nearby, you won’t end up in ’Spoons.
Platform: iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch | Price: Free | Download Barchick Drinking Holes app
Find pubs and bars with music that is more to your taste with this GPS powered app that also let's you choose the tunes in selected Secret DJ venues across London and Brighton. Pick enough dancefloor fillers and you will be annointed Secret DJ of the bar. Throw on some Kajagoogoo and you can never show your face again.
Platform: Android | Price: Free | Download SecretDJ Android app
This passive auto journal records every aspect of your mobile device usage, so you have full, searchable access to texts, comments, calls et al.
Platform: Android | Price: Free | Download Friday app
Speak into your phone and this turns your prose into hip-hop gold. Alternatively, rap along to your favourite tunes and it’ll fix your flow.
Platform: Android | Price: Free | Download AutoRap app
Great Big War Game
This ace-looking touchscreen, turn-based strategy lark features cross-platform online multiplayer and a huge single player campaign.
Platform: Android | Price: £1.99 | Download Great Big War Game app
More than 15 million tracks are on offer, with social features, access to weekly genre charts and new releases... sound familiar? Rdio sure has a similar sub structure to its rival, yet puts more influence on what your friends are listening to, with a cool and calm design for those tiring of old Spotters’ dingy and archaic interface.
Platform: Android | Price: Free (£9.99 for Unlimited) | Download Rdio app
Get real-time traffic info for your route, including recent accidents. Bit of a jam buff? Check out the traffic in other locations, be they near or remote.
Platform: Windows 7.5 | Price: Free | Download Inrix Traffic app
Turns a casual jog into a zombie-filled nightmare dash. If they catch you it’s game over; make it back to your house and the audio adventure continues.
Platform: Windows 7.5 | Price: £6.49 | Download Zombies, Run! app
A streamlined Pandora for Windows Phone. Brings you new music, learns your tastes as you skip or save tracks and creates personalised playlists.
Platform: Windows 7.5 | Price: Free | Download Aupeo! Radio app
Trip Advisor in AR
Ever wandered past a restaurant or hotel and wondered if it was any good? Point your phone’s cam at it for instant ratings and reviews.
Platform: BlackBerry 7.0+ | Price: £6.49 | Download Trip Advisor in AR app
A live NASA feed on your tablet? Don’t mind if we do. Keep an eye on Curiosity’s Mars travails, future mission launches and archive video.
Platform: PlayBook 1.00+ | Price: Free | Download Space TV app
Everything you’d expect from a budget satnav, along with BBM support so you can arrange meeting places/nice boozers with your pals.
Platform: BlackBerry 7.0 + | Price: Free | Download Gokivo app