This week our favourite Travel Apps include how to avoid a holiday argument and perfecting that perfect hairstyle.

 

Apps For You: Scrabble

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scrabble

 

Traditional travel Scrabble is the reason I very nearly didn’t get married. Once upon a time, when I had not long started dating my now husband, we travelled to Croatia. There we enjoyed two glorious weeks of island hopping, sunshine and swimming in the crystalline waters of the Adriatic. In the evenings, while waiting for our freshly caught seafood to be cooked, we would challenge each other to a game of scrabble. What I didn’t realise at the time is that a) my husband has always hated scrabble and b) I’m a really, really bad loser. After one annihilation too many, I found myself throwing what can only be described as a monumental strop, which not only ruined the evening but apparently had my husband questioning just who he had brought on holiday with him. Needless to say, we have never played scrabble together again but fortunately I now have my Scrabble App to curse and scream at when I miss out on a 7 letter score.

 

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Scrabble by Electronic Arts

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

US $1.99

 

 

Apps for the Kids: Toca Hair Salon 2

Toca Hair

Toca Hair

 

We love anything by Toca Boca but this App, Toca Hair Salon 2, is one of our favourites and one that I secretly love to play when the kids aren’t looking. If you haven’t come across this virtual hair salon yet then download it now! Choose a character and give them a makeover by cutting, shaving, growing, colouring, washing and blow-drying their hair. Those familiar with the old version will enjoy the new additions that include curling tongs, hair straighteners, a moveable showerhead and plenty of hats, glasses and hair accessories to complete the look. Hours and hours of fun!

 

Toca Hair

Toca Hair

Toca Hair Salon 2 by Toca Boca AB

Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

US $2.99

Best for: Kids of all ages.