Best iPhone apps this week

Return to Vice City, plan your Christmas calendar and become a giant eyeball in our selection of the week's best iPhone apps


£1.49 App Store

With the festive season upon us, now is as good a time as any to get your diary in order so you don’t miss a single party. Fantastical is a calendar app that aims to make logging all the details easier and quicker. Instead of filling out all the different boxes in Apple’s native app, simply type in the who, what, when and wheres in one sentence and Fantastical will do the rest for you. Even better, you can merge all the events from your other calendars, like Facebook and Google, and if you have an iPhone 4S or above, you can dictate the event details instead.

Fodor City Guides

£Free App Store

Fodor has brought its excellent travel guides to the iPhone for some of its top locations. New York, London, Paris, Rome, San Francisco and Barcelona are currently covered, with the app offering hotel and restaurant recommendations and suggestions on things to do in the area, all curated by local experts. The app is supported by companies such as Expedia and OpenTable, meaning you can make reservations directly from the app.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition

£2.99 App Store

It’s been 10 years since Grand Theft Auto Vice City became the must-have game for PlayStation 2, and to celebrate its anniversary, Rockstar has adapted it for mobile. With updated graphics, new controls and the option to play your own music as the game’s soundtrack, Vice City feels as fresh and exciting as it did all those years ago.


£Free App Store

YPlan makes going out easy. Never again will you be stuck on the sofa with nothing to do – Yplan brings the top 10 things going on in your town today to you, from cinema listings and theatre productions to raves and live music. Updated daily, the app also allows you to buy tickets there and then, and earn cash for getting friends involved too. It’s currently only available in London, but the folk behind it plan to extend its reach over time.


£0.69p App Store   

Freeze is a gorgeous monochrome physics-based puzzle game that sees you playing as an eyeball (that’s a new one on us), trying to escape a number of increasingly difficult cells in which he’s been imprisoned. You do this by rotating them and using the Freeze! button at the right moment to overcome gravity, dodge enemies and traps, and escape. There are 25 levels in the first world, with more worlds available as an in-app purchase.

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