Feeds

Ten Essential World Cup Apps

Android 5, iOS 5

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

Product Round-up Kick off is mere days away - this coming Friday, no less, with South Africa vs Mexico and Uruguay playing France - so now's the time to get your smartphone loaded up with World Cup goodies.

Whether you'll be watching from home, at a friend's house, down the pub - or even in South Africa itself, here are our ten favourite apps, half of which run on Android and the rest on iOS - as we should now call the operating system running on the iPhone and iPad.

It's a game of two platforms, Barry.

RH NumbersALK CoPilot Live for South Africa

Like all nations, South Africa has its good parts and its bad. Take a wrong turn in your rental car and a good satnav will be useful in getting back to your hotel or to the match. ALK's CoPliot live offers turn-by-turn navigation for all of South Africa so you shouldn't get lost to start with but if you do at least your phone will get you back on course. In use the system is identical to the UK CoPilot application tested here, though the only "Live" feature on offer is the weather forecast. At £33, it's a worthwhile investment if you plan to do any sightseeing while you down there.

ALK CoPilot for Android

ALK CoPilot for AndroidReg Rating 90%
Platform Android
Price £32.99
More Info ALK

Download
ALK CoPilot for Android

RH NumbersMandelaisms

Impress the locals with your encyclopaedic knowledge of the great man's bon mots with this handy quotations app that rustles up the sayings of Nelson Mandela at the touch of a screen. Of rather more value than most quotations apps because the source is a man of unusual insight, honesty and character, only a twit would not be moved to contemplation by the wisdom on offer. Some of the quotes may be a bit Utopian, but if a man's reach does not exceed his grasp, what's a heaven for? Each quote also comes with a handy email/SMS/Tweet function so you can spread a little enlightenment.

Mandelaisms

MandelaismsReg Rating 90%
Platform Android
Price Free
More Info VirtualTechs

Download
Mandelaisms

Using blade systems to cut costs and sharpen efficiencies

More from The Register

next story
Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax
Without representation, too. Time for a Boston (Lincs) Macbook Party?
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple ran off to IBM
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.