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Samuel has a keen interest in technology and photography. You'll often find him writing on the Appstorm network.

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If you’ve read my “Apps I Couldn’t Live Without” article you will know that Ginger is one of my favourite applications. Ginger is a free application which quickly grammar checks writing and picks up on any typos or mistakes you may have made.

If you would like to read my full review of Ginger click here: Ginger: An Invaluable Tool For Writers.

Recently I came in contact with one of main members of the Ginger team, Dudu Noy. He was kind enough to speak to me about everything from the beginning of Ginger, all the way to what the future holds. Read on to find out more!

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One of the best ways to travel around London is on the Tube Network. By giving you quick access to every part of the city its a transport network many commuters couldn’t live without. However, for newcomers to London the Tube can feel like a complicated arrangement. With different lines and hundreds of stations its not hard to be confused.

When I’m in London the only choice for me is Tube Map. With its extensive detail and navigational features it makes the whole experience far easier. Read on to find out more!

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The radio is a very important medium for me. It gives me the ability to quickly receive my daily dose of entertainment, music and news at the same time. And the best part about the radio is that you have such a wide choice on what you would like to listen to. However, most built in radio apps are poor and that’s why I use TuneIn Radio on every mobile device I own.

First discovering the app on my Nexus 7 I soon downloaded TuneIn on my Windows Phone too. Since that point I’ve been using the app everyday while on transport or waiting for lessons to begin. Read on to find out how great TuneIn Radio can be on your Windows device!

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At the moment I’m a student and on my Windows Phone I use a variety of different apps to keep me organised throughout the day. With lectures, meetings and social events its often hard to keep on top of everything. These apps, which all complete a specific task are vital for my everyday activities.

Read on to find out more!

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Recently I was looking through the finalists for the Next App Star awards to see if there were any apps that were worth using. And one which really stood out to me was Emergency Kit, mainly because of the innovative nature of it. In Emergency Kit users can create profiles highlighting all of their medical history, allergies and much more. This is an app which acts as a helper when disastrous times occur.

In my opinion, people should have a form of this on themselves at all times to make situations far easier to deal with. And by having this on your phone, the device you always have in your pocket, you can be assured that it will always be accessible. Read on to find out how to use Emergency Kit!

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Everyone has their favourite coffee shop where they can relax and drink their favourite beverage. For me that shop is Starbucks. The internationally famous company delivers great service and gives customers the best drinks on the high street.

One thing which heavily disappointed me was that the Official Starbucks app was only available for Android and iOS — leaving out the Windows operating system. I remember going into shops and feeling annoyed when my friends would pay for drinks with their mobile devices. Then I found hope. From the developers Sensability, comes an app called Starbucks Finder which possesses all of the same features.

This app is perfect for me and since discovering it I’ve used the service every time when paying for drinks at Starbucks. Read on to find out more!

I should also mention that Starbucks Finder isn’t restricted to any countries. Listing Starbucks stores across the world.

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I often mention apps which aren’t available on the Windows Phone platform but really should be. And to be honest, there’s quite a lot of them. Big developers obviously aren’t targeting our network because they feel like it’s a waste of time. However, some developers decide that they want to create an alternative application and make it available on the Windows OS — that brings me to Photoplay.

Photoplay is available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone making it accessible to everyone. The app mimics the service of Instagram, but then completely designs everything. Photoplay is definitely a true contender to Instagram and in my opinion a whole lot better.

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As a freelance writer on the internet, all of my payment come through Paypal. The web version of the service is great for transferring money to your account quickly and keeping track of it at the same time. However, I’m often on the move and only accompanied by my mobile phone — this often makes it hard to check how much is in my account making PayPal mobile the far better option for me.

With PayPal mobile you can quickly and safely keep an eye on your money wherever you are. The app possesses most of the abilities of the webpage which means you’ll find it very easy not to use PayPal in any other form.

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I hold the opinion that everyone needs a simple diary on them at all times. A diary gives the owner the ability to almost document their own lives and in turn allow them to look back at the past. Not only does this serve as a great recollection, but it generally allows people to be more organised in everyday life. Alas, the day’s of written diaries have now ended for me and I now use digital equivalents.

These are much cheaper and if you forget your pen, it doesn’t matter. Joking aside, a digital diary is much easier to use and allows to do far more at a much quicker rate. However, there are so many diary apps out there that it’s hard to pick one perfectly suited for you. One which I discovered a few weeks ago was Diary Buddy. Since that point I’ve replaced my old diary application and started to use Diary Buddy exclusively.

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Social networks are extremely prevalent in today’s society. You’d probably find it hard to find one person who didn’t have a prominent presence on at least one. However, the market is dominated by the big networks such as Facebook and Twitter. While in this article I will cover these, the big focus will on social networks which are a little less known.

The Windows Phone network gives users a humongous amount of choice so not exploring different options would just be frivolous. Read on to find out about the networks I recommend!

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