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As 2019 is now well under way and we find ourselves back into our usual working routines, mobile apps are a great way to entertain ourselves, relax and unwind after the stresses of work and life. Whether you’re looking to make your commute more bearable or to relax on the sofa, mobile apps provide numerous ways for you to entertain yourself. Here's a look at some apps to try in 2019.
Modern technology has helped us to stay connected; video calling services like Skype and Viber are great at letting us see our loved ones when they’re away. PLAYJ takes video chat to another level. Instead of just talking about the weather and what you ate for lunch, this app lets you share experiences together. Watching videos, playing games and more, all whilst video chatting is a great way to spend time with friends and family, even when they’re not around. The app is still in beta and only available on Android at present, but the concept is promising.
Yahoo was once the dominant brand online, but over the last decade it has slowly faded into the shadows behind the likes of Google and Facebook. It does however have some great services still and one of them is its latest app Yahoo Play. The app promises to deliver you the latest in pop culture, celebrity and entertainment news as well as letting you take part in trivia games and quizzes in real time with your favourite TV shows. As well as this, it has its own entertainment shows available for streaming through the app; this includes roundups of the latest gossip and a show where the host stops random people on the streets of London to answer questions about film and music.
YouTube is certainly not new, and is likely installed on the majority of smartphones in use today. However, Google has slowly been releasing new features and services to its streaming platform, some of which are aimed at taking on the likes of Spotify and Netflix. YouTube Premium, previously known as YouTube Red, offers ad free videos, music streaming, original TV and film content and the ability to keep content playing in the background of your phone.
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Full Tilt Mobile
Full Tilt is an iGaming brand that was first established in 2004. It originally just offered poker games to players, but has since expanded this offering to casino games like roulette and themed slots, as well as other card games, such as blackjack and baccarat. Aside from its desktop site, Full Tilt also has a mobile app offering the majority of its games to players on the go. Full Tilt Mobile is available for iOS and Android.
This app from comiXology provides you access to over 100,000 comics, graphic novels and manga, all in digital format including titles from DC, Marvel and other big names. The app works as an e-reader similar to apps like Amazon’s Kindle and Aldiko Book Reader but provides the reader with an experience tailored to the visual form of comic books. comiXology provides a subscription service and the ability to buy comics, with a 30 day free trial available.
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition
Many big name games have made the transition from console to mobile, including Grand Theft Auto, Sonic the Hedgehog and Minecraft. But one game has had almost all of the titles in its franchise ported to mobile devices: Final Fantasy. Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition brings all of the game’s story and charm, with some toned down graphics. The game’s first chapter is free to play with the remaining ones available to purchase within the app.
Whatever you’re into, there’s plenty of options available to keep you entertained. Thanks to the ever growing computing power of our pocket devices we’re able to play video games that previously required powerful games consoles, play games whilst we video chat, and stream movies and TV shows whilst we multitask.