Little Black Book of Apps 2012: iPhone, Android and more
Can identify a tune in seconds, even if it’s just you singing or even humming it, and will also find lyrics for some songs. A good backup or alternative to the similar Shazam.
The classic helicopter Flash game lands on iPhone. save your doomed chopper from smashing against neon green obstacles.
Superbly dark horror game with no graphics that uses the iPhone’s stereo sound to guide you blindly through the land of the Dead.
A massive online community of “best of the web” sub-hubs, from world politics to Lolcats, now in slick app format.
Michel Roux Jr
Rictus-grinned, perma stubbled, double- Michelin-starred chef whisks – and chops, grates and sous-vides – his way on to ios with his own app, replete with video recipes.
Password-protected storage for keeping financial details, billion-pound business plans, and top-secret dossiers. And porn.
Top-dog instant message client rolls all your accounts into one handy chat app, from MSN to Skype to Steam.
This media streamer pipes video from your computer to your iPhone over Wi-Fi. If it meets a format your iPhone doesn’t like, it’ll even convert it for you.
Force your brain into submission with this excellent sleep hacking app, which drowns out everything from roadworks to sleeptalking spouses with various flavours of droning static.
Hundreds of 20-minute talks by top boffins on everything from music to neuroscience, without the TED conference’s infamously hefty attendance fee.