Five smartphone apps to make your life easier


iPhoneHere’s our pick of some of the best apps available for both the Apple iOS and Android devices.

XE Currency

This free app takes all the pain out of currency conversion. Convert every world currency on-the-go with live exchange rates.

TuneIn Radio

There’s nothing new about internet radio, but this app makes it so easy to listen to almost any radio station around the world on your handheld device.


Interested in this article but haven’t got time to read it now? This user-friendly app lets you save web pages for reading at your leisure offline.

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Access maps fast anytime and track your location using GPS. The best thing is: because the map is downloaded to your device before you leave home, you don’t incur data roaming charges when travelling overseas.


This immense app keeps track of arrival and departure times for flights of 1400 airlines at more than 3000 airports around the world (including most of the Pacific ). The interface is apparently a facsimile of the flight board at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.


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