Best iPhone apps this week

From killing zombies in LA to improving your golf swing, we’ve rounded up our pick of the best iPhone apps this week

NFS: Most Wanted

£4.99 App Store

Need for Speed: Most Wanted was one our favourite outings from the Need for Speed franchise, and now its been updated, packed with new features and brought to mobile. Take your pick of over 35 of the world’s fastest cars and take to the streets to outrun cops and outdrive your mates. An improved collision mechanic allows players to build up more detailed damage on their cars than ever before, while new social connectivity capabilities ensure you’ll never be without a player to race against.

Atlas by Collins

£4.99 App Store

With more maps than a geographile could throw a compass at, the Atlas by Collins app offers up reams of information about the world around us, through detailed, interactive satellite maps of 200,000 cities, towns and landmarks. A selection of themed globes also offer up colour-coded details surrounding important subjects such as environment, energy, population and politics, with more to follow in the near future. Even better, it’s all accessible offline to save data bills.


Lite version £Free, full version £1.99 App Store

If you dream of being part of the winning Ryder Cup team one day, you’ll need to make sure your swing is up to scratch. Swingreader allows you to record your swing and play it back in slow motion to see where you might be going wrong – even overlaying it with a video of your friend’s swing to compare styles. Even better, Swingreader has teamed up with leading golf website Leaderboard to provide personalised feedback on your swing. Just use the app to send in a video of your swing and professionals will analyse your technique and give you tips on how to improve.


£Free App Store

We like a bargain as much as the next man, so the launch of the HotUKDeals app should help ensure we never miss one. There are a number of ways to dig up a bargain through the app, including searching by retailer or location, viewing the highest HUKD community rated deals and even set up keyword alerts, so you receive a notification when a deal with that description comes up. You can even join the HUKD community through the app, for tips and advice on products or deals, or to leave a voucher code you’ve seen for others to take advantage of.


£Free App Store

Zombie games are hot property on the App Store, but no month more so than October. Just in time for Halloween, Gameloft’s cartoon-styled Zombiewood has joined the undead gaming forces, with a storyline that sees a zombie invasion taking over Los Angeles. You take on the role of a college student, kicking some serious zombie butt while searching for your missing girlfriend. With dual-stick controls, 68 missions and huge arsenal of weapons, Zombiewood brings a whole lot of tricks with a truckload of treat.

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