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There's literally thousands of mobile phone apps available for your iPhone, Nokia, Android or whatever device you own, so how do you know if it's worth your hard earned cash or precious data? This is the show that puts the most useful, helpful or just plain fun smartphone apps to the test. Hosted by Glenn Williams, Alistair Cockburn & Tom Cross

In this episode we review ‘Winamp’ – the classic windows media player makes it’s way to Android, ‘Xbox Live’ on Windows Phone 7, and ’5-0 Radio’ brings the police/fire/emergency radio scanner to the the iPhone/iPod touch.

In this episode we review ‘WTFSIMFD or What the Fuck Should I Make For Dinner’ – A helpful wee app that suggests menu options on Android, an introductory look at the whole Windows Phone 7 operating system, and ‘The Channer’ is an app that brings TV from all round the world to the iPhone/iPod touch.

In this episode we review ‘TuneIn Radio’ – An internet radio app on Android, ‘LCG Jukebox’ is a music player and streaming internet radio app for Nokia Symbian, and ‘IMDB’ is an app that brings the popular Internet Movie Database website to the iPhone/iPod touch.

In this episode we review ‘Custom car Home’ – A customizable car home app replacement for Android, ‘Nimbuzz’ – for Nokia Symbian, free calls, chat / IM and free text messaging with all your friends from your phonebook, Nimbuzz, Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and ‘NZ Post Send a Card is a app to create personalised greetings and postcards delivered by post for the iPhone/iPod touch.

In this episode we review ‘Quick Quake Viewer’ – an up to date earth quake monitor for Android, ‘Sym4Square’ – for Nokia Symbian, is the first dedicated FourSquare client on the Symbian platform and ‘PocketWeather’ is a comprehensive weather app for the iPhone/iPod touch.

In this episode we review ‘Angry Birds’ – a fun game for the iPhone/iPod, ‘Swipe’ – for Nokia Symbian, makes easy work of inputting text, ‘Google Sky Map’ is a augmented reality map of the night sky.

In this episode we review ‘Instant Heart Rate’ – for Android, turns phone into a heart rate monitor, ‘Gmail’ – for Nokia Symbian, turns this popular webmail service into a standalone app, ‘Ball’ is a relaxing time waster on the iPhone/iPod Touch.

In this episode we review ‘PicMe’ – for Android, turns your computer into a remote control for your phone, ‘Bubbles’ – for Nokia Symbian, is a relaxing virtual underwater bubble maker, ‘Justin.tv’ is a viewer for the very popular live streaming website on iPhone/iPod Touch.

In this episode we review ‘Unified Remote’ – for Android, turns your phone into a remote control for your computer, ‘Skype’ – for Nokia Symbian, put the desktop VOIP app onto your phone, ‘Engadget’ reviews tech devices with articles and videos iPhone/iPod Touch.

In this episode we review ‘Chrome to Phone’ – for Android, that enables users to send links from their Chrome desktop browser to their Android device, ‘Qik’ – for Nokia Symbian, streams video to the web straight from your phone – ‘Cheese Matters’ matched cheese with wine and other food on the iPhone/iPod Touch.