IF YOUR smartphone selection has grown a little stale, then check out these three new mobile applications
THE NIGHT SKY
There was a time when star-mapping was a mystical science, left to likes of Sir Patrick Moore with his reading monocle and big telescope. But The Night Sky brings the possibility of space exploration to your handheld device. Simply open the app and point your camera skywards (day or night) to see a live 3D map of the constellations, complete with stunning illustrations and lots of handy information for every keen astronomer.
Availability: iPhone 6, iPad and Android
There are a number of note-taking smartphone apps available already, but Paper may just be the most complete. The app lets you collate a mixture of doodles, notes, photos and checklists on the go - all easy to organise and simple to sort. Previously only available on the iPad, Paper has been scaled down for the iPhone, which seems like a more natural home for it.
Availability: iPhone and iPad
Ever find yourself in the middle of an article when a word or phrase will totally stump you? If you’re looking for a quick and easy explanation without even having to hit the search engines, then Instadict offers the solution. Simply copy the word or phrase then shake your device and a simple definition will pop up at the bottom of your screen. No hassle, just convenience.