Check out the latest Apps of December

Check out the latest Apps of December

APPLE MUSIC

Android/iOS
FREE
Apple’s music-streaming service was launched for the company’s own devices in June, but it’s now also available for Android, with the same catalogue of playlists, live radio stations and some Android-esque design tweaks.

YOUTUBE KIDS
Android/iOS
FREE
If your children love to watch YouTube but sometimes end up on inappropriate videos, this may be an answer — YouTube’s official app for children, focusing on age-appropriate channels —from familiar TV shows to Minecraft gamers like Stampy.

fitstar personal trainer
Android/iOS
FREE
Another new-to-Android app that’s won praise on iOS. It’s a collection of video workouts, useful if you’re exercising at home on your own. It tracks your progress and regularly adds sessions.

SHARETHEMEAL
Android/iOS
FREE
An app to do some good, from the United Nations. It allows you to “share your meals” with children in need around the world, giving money to feed a child for between a day (35p) and a year (£127.75).

GOLDILOCKS AND
LITTLE BEAR
iOS
£3.99
UK publisher Nosy Crow makes beautiful apps of fairy tales. Great animation in this one comes with a twist: when you rotate the device, you switch between Goldilocks’s and Little Bear’s stories.

QUIZCHAT
Android/iOS
FREE
The company behind this is BuzzFeed and it’s a new way to persuade people to take part in its quizzes. You answer questions on pop-culture, then share them with friends via the Facebook Messenger app.

 DISNEYLIFE
Android/iOS
£9.99/month
Brits are first to get Disney’s new subscription service, which costs £9.99 a month for a mixture of TV shows, films, apps, digital books and streaming music. Disneyphile children and adults alike can dig into the back catalogue.

Firefox web browser
Android/iOS
FREE
Long available on Android, Firefox’s web browser is finally on Apple devices. There’s an emphasis on privacy, with easy controls to delete your browsing history and passwords, as well as the ability to synchronise it with the desktop Firefox browser.

The weekday
iOS
FREE
This iPhone app comes from magazine The Week, gathering a twice-daily roundup of key news — a main briefing from 8 am, then an “evening edition” from 5 pm. It’s quick to scan thearticles, with the ability to read offline.

nyt vr
Android/iOS
FREE
The New York Times is experimenting with virtual reality technology in its latest app, promising to publish a new video report “every month or so” to this app. It’s best teamed with a Google
Cardboard headset, to slot your smartphone in.

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