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Top 10 fun Iphone and Ipad apps at Christmas

Tue Dec 25 2012, 09:00

Touch Hockey
Touch hockey for Ipad is hilarious
Flipside 5's Touch Hockey app is by far one of our preferred action games available across the IOS platform.

Fast, fluid and responsive, the game allows you to play against the computer or your friends over a Bluetooth and WiFi connection.

We've played plenty of similar games on the Iphone and Ipad, but the speed of Touch Hockey is unmatched. Play is fast but super fun, with action replays of winning goals adding to the overall excitement of the app. It really will have you on the edge of your seat.

The app is free but those wanting to customise gameplay can do so by downloading the upgrade pack, which costs £1.49 and adds different themes such as neon lit hockey tables and different coloured pucks.

Our favourite feature about Touch Hockey is that it can work with physical pucks available for the Ipad, which it recognises just like a finger, allowing two players to compete on one device in a much more authentic air hockey experience.

Instagram is our favourite for image sharing
Being by far one of the best photo-sharing apps out there for its ease of use and speed, Instagram makes our top 10 IOS apps rundown for its ability to ensure hours of fun over the festive period.

Whether it's photos of your pets wearing paper hats from Christmas crackers, or snaps of grub stacked up in front of you, Instagram will let you share enhanced photographs - thanks to the array of built-in filter effects to make them look even better - for all your friends to see on the app and across Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

What makes Instagram even better is that it's totally free to download from the app store, and if you're not into sharing snaps, you could always use it to browse other users' pics uploaded around the world via hashtags for inspiration on things to do, places to go, items to buy or food to cook, for example. Instagram is certainly one of our favourite apps for IOS.


Scrabble for the Iphone and Ipad is perhaps one of the best games to really get your brain ticking over. Though it will provoke much deep thought in you, it's still one of the most fun and our favourite games on IOS.

The game allows you to play friends over Facebook to see who among your clan should really read a dictionary. And if you have no friends, it's not a problem as you can always play against the computer.

With the ability to have 50 games on the go at once, and share your best scores on a leader board on Facebook, Scrabble is a great social game. The unique feature about the app is that it allows players to connect over one WiFi connection to use an Ipad as the board, with each player's phone holding their row of letters.

Enabled with HD quality graphics made to maximize the Retina display, the Scrabble app will bring you plenty of mind-boggling fun this Christmas time, whether it's with your family, friends or just by yourself.


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