Best iPhone apps this week

Watch Virgin TV on the move and learn a new party trick with this week's best iPhone apps

Virgin TV Anywhere

£Free App Store

Virgin Media has arrived in the mobile TV space with the launch of Virgin TV Anywhere, an app that lets TiVO subscribers take the service with them wherever they go. The app gives you access to 45 live TV channels (depending on your subscription) and up to 4000 hours of on demand shows and films, all viewable over wi-fi from any iOS device.

Onavo Count

£Free App Store

Onavo Count helps data-hungry smartphone addicts keep their usage in check and monthly bills down. It presents all the data you chew through in a series of graphs and ranked lists, so you know what to be wary of when you're getting close to your monthly limit.


£Free App Store

Summly does all the hard work for you when it comes to finding the need-to-know news of the day, from all the big headlines to more niche stories. You select the topics you're interested to read news about, and Summly searches the articles from hundred of news sites, summarising them based on your preferences and presenting them in 400-character round ups.


£Free App Store

Got a ridiculous party trick that you want to teach the world? Or have you just always wanted to know how to eat crayfish, Swedish style? Whether you're looking to impart your (possibly useless) knowledge or learn some, HowDo is a place where you can do both. Create HowDo guides using a series of photos and small explanatory sound snippets, read those of others and follow interesting HowDoers to discover your next new party trick.


£Free App Store

Capture a snapshot of your life and add it to a whole load of other snapshots to get the bigger picture. That's the basic idea behind Threadlife, which has you capturing three-second video clips (called 'stitches') and adding them to longer 'threads'. These could be based around an event, like a birthday or holiday, or could just be about life in general. Friends and family can add their stitches to your thread too, and – of course – they're easily shareable on your social network of choice.

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