There are many apps for mobile phones that enable you to track your activities. In this article I look at two, one running on Android and the other on iOS - Sports Tracker and Walkmeter They are both typical of the genre.

I'm a nonfiction article writer, but unlike other writers I work on a mobile phone instead of a powerful computer with a feature-packed word processor. And I’ve found the perfect app for the job.

Notifications on your phone can become an irritation and a distraction at times. Silence Gmail notifications on your Android phone except for important messages and get fewer distractions.

Two motorcycling games are on test – Traffic Rider and Highway Traffic Rider. Both offer endless riding through traffic-filled streets and are great fun to play whenever you have a spare minute.

Notifications on your Android phone can be useful, but some people seem to get an excessive amount that is merely annoying and they get in the way. Stop Android notifications you don’t need.

Sometimes you don’t want to think too hard when playing a game and you just want to blast everything that moves. Endless Shooter and Icarus are two Android games that will satisfy your need.

Color Switch is a mobile game based on colours and it was released that the end of 2015. Since then it has become one of the most popular games on Android and on iOS. Color Switch has been developed by Fortafy Games who also developed the Snake gameplay-esqu Thug Worm game.

A Better Camera is an app for your Android phone that is designed to be better than then built in app. If you find the controls fiddly on the phone’s camera app, this one could be the answer.

You have a firewall on your computer, so why not on your mobile phone and tablet too? A firewall enables you to control incoming and outgoing connections and to block those you don’t want. Here are three for Android.

Google’s Chromecast is a great gadget that plugs into a TV’s HDMI socket and it enables you to watch movies, videos and photos, listen to music, and play games. Here’s how to set it up.

Do you use the default app on your Android phone for text messaging? Other apps are available that can replace the built in app and you might find them easier, more convenient to use and have more features too.

Aliens have landed and they are invading, bringing death and destruction to the world. It is up to you and your army to defend it from the monstrous hoards and save the world. Top fun for your tablet or phone.

World Around Me (WAM) is a useful app that enables you to discover the places around you. It is perfect for travellers and it tells you the places to eat, stay, shop and more.

How do you find typing on your phone or tablet? Is it easy or hard? Does it have irritations like replacing the word you want with one that you don’t want? Customise the keyboard and remove the irritations.

There are dozens of clean-up and tune-up tools for Android and if you do not have one installed on your phone or tablet, you should consider adding one of these two. But which one is best?

If you are the sort of persona that checks their horoscope before doing anything else in a morning, here are five entertaining Android apps that will give you your daily dose of astrology.

Clean up utilities can be useful on some phones, but they are not needed on every phone. The reason is that your phone might already have a clean-up tool built in. How does it work?

Most people could do with losing a few pounds and getting fitter and stronger. UP by Jawbone and NexTrack can provide the motivation that helps you get results. Both apps are tested.

Are there some settings on your Samsung Galaxy S6 that you access more than most? You can make them easier and faster to access by editing the Quick settings screen.

There are many apps for cleaning up the junk in Android and boosting the speed and if you are lucky enough to have a Samsung Galaxy S6 there is even one built in. What about other Android phones? Here are two useful apps.