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Mobile apps round-up: NOOK, KitCam, more

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Each week, Digital Spy rounds up the biggest mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. This week's highlights include the arrival of the iPad edition of the Daily Mirror and Barnes & Noble's Kindle-rivalling NOOK app on Google Play.

iOS

Daily Mirror iPad app screenshot
Daily Mirror Newspaper App
Price: Free
Publisher: Trinity Mirror
Trinity Mirror took its time bringing the Daily Mirror to tablets, but readers will find the iPad edition was worth the wait. Not only is the e-version of the tabloid newspaper available free of charge, it comes with a range of exclusive features.

Packed with content from the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror, the e-newspaper includes video, expandable articles, interactive ads, archive access, and automatic overnight downloads via Newsstand. New features including video reports and interactive crosswords will be added in the future.

'KitCam' screenshot
KitCam
Price: £1.49
Publisher: GhostBird Software
Camera enthusiasts are forever seeking new ways to bolster their iOS device's photo and video capabilities, and KitCam is your ticket to achieving this. Packed with an assortment of lenses, frames and films, this app will help you create works of art on the move.

KitCam comes with a range of editing tools, allowing users to crop, adjust white balance and enhance their photographs. There's also DropBox integration for backing up your collection and social networking support for sharing it. As camera replacement apps go, this is up there with the best of them.

'Path' screenshot
Path
Price: Free
Publisher: Path, Inc
We know what you're thinking, if there's one thing the world doesn't need it's another social network, but Path offers a more personal alternative to the likes of Facebook. It's a quick and easy way to share personal details and media with close friends and family, and best of all it's ad-free.

Connectivity with Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Tumblr enables users to update other networks through Path, and the recently released 2.8.1 update has optimised the service for iPad users. Path is available as a free download and comes highly recommended to those disgruntled Facebook users out there.

Android

NOOK ereader app screenshot
NOOK
Price: Free
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble is taking the fight to Amazon in the e-book market, bringing its dedicated NOOK app to multiple platforms in new territories. The Android edition grants users access to the NOOK Store, offering more than 2.5 million eBooks, magazines, newspapers and comics.

Customers can sample any NOOK book or newsstand subscription free for 14 days and the LendMe feature makes it easy to share content with friends. The inclusion of Smart NOOK Sync technology automatically syncs the user's library on the move, including last-page-read, bookmarks, notes and highlights.

'Smart Volume Control +' app screenshot
Smart Volume Control +
Price: £1.69
Publisher: Direct-services s.r.o
Smart Volume Control + is designed to give users complete control over the volumes and settings on their device, allowing them to set up profiles to trigger automatically based on time, location, calendar events and more.

The application can also shoulder Wi-Fi and data settings, eliminating the need to switch between the two manually. It's a useful download for those who constantly find themselves adjusting their volume and connectivity settings, and also comes in an ad-supported free version for users who wish to try before they buy.

'RunPee' screenshot
RunPee
Price: 62p
Publisher: polyGeek
We've all been there, weighing up the pros and cons of that toilet break during a cinema trip. Do you sit there cross-legged throughout, or miss what could be a costly segment of the film to seek relief? RunPee is an app designed to take the sting out this all-too-familiar situation.

This programme pinpoints the best time to take said toilet break without missing anything important, provides a synopsis of the first three minutes of the movie for those running late, and informs cinemagoers if there's anything after the end credits. Film fans with a weak bladder will find this to be the best 62p they've ever spent.

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