Hot smartphone apps to try - June

Energise your phone with these handy apps

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

RunOnBeat
There’s nothing like a sappy song tripping over on your iPod to kill motivation. This handy running ally detects the tempo of your run and plays tracks from your music library, which will sync with your footsteps. Matching the beats-per-minute to your footsteps, you can pace yourself more effectively and harder.
Dhs7.30, from itunes.apple.com.

Smart Volume Control +
We’ve all got that friend who bellows over the phone, or that softly spoken relative you can hardly hear. This app allows you to create sound profiles so that your smartphone automatically knows when to increase or decrease volume based on your contacts. You can even customise it to ensure it doesn’t ring during meetings.
Dhs15, from play.google.com.

Melon Meter
Do your fruit-squeezing skills at the supermarket need fine-tuning? You’ll never select a watermelon that’s too hard or too soft again with this cool app, which determines the ripeness of melons using an algorithm to determine the decay rate. All you need to do is knock your phone on the side of the melon, and voilà.
Dhs7, from itunes.apple.com

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