iOS app reviews, tips and features - iPhone and iPad

Improve your photography with Microsoft Pix for the iPhone

Every smartphone has a built in camera app and some of them are very good, but how good are your photographs? Could they be better? Microsoft thinks so and it has the iPhone app to make it happen.

Arma Mobile Ops for the iPad - a modern warfare game

Arma Mobile Ops is a modern warfare game for the iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets. It puts you in command of an elite army and with a mission to destroy the enemy wherever they may lurk. Will you survive?

Microsoft Ink enables you to write and draw on the screen on your iPad

Microsoft wants you to draw with ink on your iPad and Android phone and tablet. Ink is a hot new technology from the Redmond company and it is now in the Word, OneNote and other Office apps.

Dream City: Metropolis is where you can practise building businesses and manufacturing - iOS and Android

Dream City: Metropolis is a free city building app for iPhone, iPad and Android that is very entertaining. Warning: Its gameplay is highly addictive and it is an app you cannot put down.

Empires of Sand city building and tower defence game for iOS and Android

Empires of Sand TD is a free game for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices in which you build a city and battle all comers. It sounds familiar, but there are some clever twists to the story.

3 recipe apps for iOS to keep you busy in the kitchen

If you are stuck for ideas in the kitchen and don't know what to cook, here are three free iPhone apps packed with mouth-watering recipes. You can find a meal for every occasion and time of the day.

Steppy Pants is a great game for the iPhone and iPad. Walk down the street, but don't step on a crack or you'll fall and break your back!

Steppy Pants is a brilliantly simple game that is possibly the most fun you will have on your phone for some time. It is maddeningly frustrating, but highly addictive and it’s a winner!

OneNote on the iPhone - check out the new features

Apple Notes is not the only notes app on the iPhone and Microsoft OneNote is pretty good. Are you keeping up with the latest OneNote tweaks and additions? Here are tips for photos and fonts.

Download radio stations to your phone for listening offline

When you want to listen to streaming radio stations on your iPhone, but don’t want to run up large data bills the best solution is to download them and save them for offline listening.

A new look at the latest version of Apple News for iPhone and iPad

Apple News for iOS has been around for some time now and it has been tweaked and seen a few minor updates making it better than the original launch app. Let’s take a fresh look at it.

Fingers or thumbs will do when securing Notes on your iPhone with a fingerprint

Do you store personal information in the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad? Are there notes you would rather people didn’t see? Make those private notes extra secure by locking them with a fingerprint.

Play tennis on the iPhone and iPad with One Tap Tennis

iOS app review: One Tap Tennis is a brilliant game from Chillingo that takes you on a world tennis tour, playing match after match. Can you win the tournaments and beat all opponents?

Risky Road is an addictive game for the iPhone and iPad

You think you are a good driver? How about driving a truck with eggs in the back and you have to negotiate hills and obstacles without breaking them? Welcome to Risky Road, an app for iOS.

Become a messaging expert on the iPhone and amaze your friends -

Do you know how to forward a message to someone else on the iPhone? How about forwarding a whole conversation consisting of multiple messages to someone? Here is a step-by-step guide. It’s easy!

Do you get marketing calls on your iPhone? Do callers pester you with offers of products and services you don’t want? Why not block them so they can’t call again? Here is a step-by-step guide.

It is becoming common for top-end phones to have 32MB of storage and lots of memory, but Apple is different and has stuck with 16GB in the iPhone for years. Here’s what to do when you run short space.

Are you using too much data on your mobile phone. These tips will help reduce it.

No-one likes big phone bills, but unless you keep an eye on the data you are using, it is easy to exceed the allocation on your contract. If you have an iPhone, use these techniques to reduce data usage.

King’s Empire (Deluxe) is a variation of an old game format, but there are new elements that make it new and exciting. It is a build and battle type of game and if you are a fan of the genre, you will love it.

Tentacle Wars is a fascinating game for the iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets that will have hooked within five minutes of firing up the game for the first time. Warning: It is very addictive!

Apple revealed the iPhone SE to the world on March 21 and to be honest, it wasn’t much of a surprise to anyone. It had been widely rumoured and expected. Many people were underwhelmed, but it is an important handset.