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.
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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).
Download Skype, set up a user name and with just a click of your mouse you can video-call any other Skype user, anywhere in the world free, via the internet. For a small fee, you can also call landlines and mobiles.
It automatically locates you and gives hour-by-hour local weather for the rest of the day and night, plus less detailed forecasts for a week ahead.
Enter locations around the world for news of what’s happening elsewhere, too.
Forget using a web-browser to get Google: just a single tap of the app’s icon takes you straight there.
And you can search without having to type by asking Google questions via your device’s microphone.
A free 30-day trial is then followed by a £9.99 monthly subscription.