• 2 free Android apps to reduce anxiety and stress

    Do certain situations make you anxious? Do you feel stressed? Do you suffer from anxiety problems? There are free apps for your Android phone that can help with your difficulties, such as SAM and Pacifica.

  • Three mobile phone apps that will make you happy

    How happy are you on a scale of 1 to 10? A 5, 7, 8? Maybe a 9? Whatever your state of mind, there are apps for your phone that can make you happier, or so they claim. Here are three candidates for happy app of the year.

  • Turn your phone into a fitness and weight loss coach

    Most people could do with losing a little weight and getting fit, but cannot seem to keep to our diet or exercise regime. Sticking to them is easier with a coach and this is where Pedometer & Weight Loss Coach can help.

  • Record a run, walk or ride with Google My Tracks for Android

    Do you run, ride or walk places? If the answer is no then maybe you should get some fresh air and exercise! For those that do, here is a step-by-step guide to recording your activities using My Tracks, a free Android app for your phone.

  • Yoga, strength, cardio and more. Get fit with Sworkit

    Sworkit Lite is a great fitness app for the iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets. You can get fit for free in just five minutes a day. You know you need to get some exercise and lose a few pounds, so let Sworkit guide you.

  • NeuroNation vs Brain Wars brain training apps for Android

    There are lots of running and cycling apps to keep your body fit, but what about your brain? That needs exercising too. Brain training apps are great for this and you just can’t have too many. Here is NeuroNation and Brain Wars.

  • Daily Yoga is good for you and so is the iPhone app

    The fitness and health sections of the app stores for iOS and Android are extensive and cover a wide range of topics. There are lots of Yoga apps and it is hard to choose the right one. Daily Yoga should be on your shortlist.

  • Add a heart monitor to a Samsung Galaxy S4

    One of the new features in the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android smartphone is a heart rate sensor. This innovative new item uses the phone’s flash and camera to measure the rate at which your heart is beating. But is it really innovative? Well, actually, heart rate monitors have been around for years and all you need is an app from the Google Play Store for your phone.

  • Brain training – Peak vs Brain Yoga

    I have covered brain training apps twice before and have examined four apps for iOS and Android. I make no excuse for covering two more brain training apps and you simply cannot have too many. In order to have a healthy, active brain you need to spend as much time exercising it as you do the rest of your body at the gym.

  • Use mindfulness meditation to reduce stress

    Modern life can be hectic and stressful. There may be problems at work, deadlines to meet, awkward people to deal with and so on. Problems can occur in your personal life too and they may be a cause of more worry and stress. Headspace mindfulness meditation can help induce a feeling a quiet, calm, relaxation.

  • Link health and exercise apps to Google Fit

    Interest in health tracking using smartphones, watches and bands is growing and some of the biggest companies around are developing hardware and software for this market. I looked at Google Fit not long after it was launched and found it to be an interesting app. Since then, it has grown into a hub that other apps can connect to and store health and activity tracking information and this makes it even more useful.

  • Brain training – Elevate vs Mind Games

    There is an old saying, ‘Use it or lose it’. Well, you won’t lose your mind, but unless you exercise it, it will weaken and become slow at thinking, reasoning, logic and mental arithmetic. Brain training games can improve your mind and keep it sharp. The more you use it, the better it will be here are two popular brain training apps that run on both Android and iOS, Elevate and Mind Games.

  • After a week with Google Fit for Android, what’s the verdict?

    Fitness and activity tracking has suddenly become a hot topic and there are numerous apps, bands and watches that promise to record every move you make. Apple has built in a Health app to iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 tracks every step you make, Microsoft just launched a wristband with tracking capabilities and a HealthVault website, and now Google has launched its own app. I have been running Google Fit for the past week on my Samsung Galaxy S4, so how has it been?

  • Use the best activity tracker and ditch the rest

    I have been running several activity trackers on my iPhone 6 with iOS 8 including Argus, Nike+ Move and Human. They are all great apps and a lot of fun, but they do require quite a lot of battery power because they run in the background and three is just too much. One is all you need and all you can afford unless you want to charge your phone twice a day.

  • Track activity with Argus, get fit, lose weight


    Sitting at a desk all day is not good for you and too many people spend too much time sitting down. To keep yourself fit and to fight the flab you need to be more active. Even if your weight is OK, your muscles will weaken if you spend too much of the day sitting. Argus is an app for the iPhone that will help you to track your activities and get fit and healthy.

  • Track health and activity with Moves and HealthVault

    There are many fitness tracking apps for smartphones that are able to monitor running, walking, cycling and other activities and we are spoilt for choice. Moves is an interesting one because it works automatically and you don’t need to manually start it and stop it. It just works. Link it to HealthVault and it becomes even more useful.

  • Train your brain - Lumosity vs Fit Brains

    Some people say that the brain is like a muscle and like any other muscle, if you exercise it, it will improve. It won’t get physically larger like other muscles do, but it will become more efficient and you can increase your brain power. Lumosity and Fit Brains are two competing brain training apps for Android that are designed to make you smarter.

  • Don’t let your iPhone or iPad disturb your sleep

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    You know you are addicted to technology and the latest gadgets when you can’t bear to be parted from them, even when you are sleeping. Do you keep your phone or tablet by the bed? Are pesky notifications waking you up in the night? Here is how to get a good night’s sleep.

  • Track your activity with Moves for iOS and Android

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    Moves is a health and fitness app that has just been acquired by social networking giant Facebook. What does the app do and why would Facebook want to buy it? The app is free so why not add it your Android phone or iPhone and see for yourself?