Podcasts, iOS, Free
Apple this week stripped Podcasts out of its iTunes app in favour of a standalone Podcasts app for iOS. That means browsing the company’s catalogue of hundreds of thousands of audio and video podcasts — with the ability to subscribe to favourites, then stream or download individual episodes. Use Sleep Timer to automatically stop playing a podcast while listening in bed.The Sonnets by William Shakespeare, iPad, €10.99
Here’s another one of those exciting iPad book-apps that realises the full potential of the Apple device. Read the full text of the sonnets complemented by notes, interviews with experts, sharing features and videos of a host of actors reading the sonnets. These include Patrick Stewart, David Tennant, Stephen Fry, and Kim Cattrall.Forever Drive, Android, Free
This marvellous futuristic racing game has been out on iOS for a few months, and is now finally available on Android. It’s great fun to play, but the twist is the simple track editor to create your own sections to race on — which are then joined with those of other players to create never-ending tracks. You can also unlock premium cars and race against the clock.Picnic Wars HD, iPad, €1.59
Here’s a game with an appetising twist. Play your role on either side of the edible army in this ever-enduring battle of fruit versus vegetables. The aim of the game is to catapult your projectiles into enemy lines and beat them to a pulp. Destroy everything in sight with your explosive fruit and veg ammo. With 64 colourful levels, this highly-rated game will keep you amused for a while.
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