Apps to make your Christ­mas plan­ning go smoothly

From work to home and ev­ery­where in be­tween, Deputy Ed­i­tor Sarah Mur­ray has found phone that can han­dle it all

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PaPut­ting to­gether our Christ­mas is­sue is al­ways one of the most hec­tic times of the year. As deputy ed­i­tor, there are a mil­lion and one things to do; there are women to in­ter­view, ar­ti­cles to write, shoots to over­see and our In­sta­gram ac­count to mon­i­tor. That’s why it’s so cru­cial to have the right tech­nol­ogy to keep me go­ing, and the Voda­fone Smart N8 ticks all the boxes. We work in a fast­paced in­dus­try, so we need tech­nol­ogy that will keep up. The Voda­fone Smart N8 did just that with its easy-to-use touch­screen and ac­ces­si­ble apps.

On an av­er­age day I’m not al­ways at my desk, and can of­ten be seen rush­ing around tak­ing be­hind the scenes shots from our shoots. The 13MP cam­era was so good for this and made me feel like I was a bit of a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher. I have to ad­mit the 5MP selfie cam­era came in handy, too, and the higher res­o­lu­tion means your face isn’t grainy-look­ing like you get with most selfies. I was re­ally im­pressed with the long-last­ing bat­tery, which meant I could con­fi­dently be on the go for hours with­out wor­ry­ing about hav­ing to charge it. And the fin­ger­print sen­sor was a plus – as with any mag­a­zine, con­fi­den­tial­ity is key, so I could rest easy know­ing if I put my phone down, I was the only one able to ac­cess any top se­cret fu­ture plans we had.

Of course, once you’ve found the per­fect phone, you need to find the right apps to help you nav­i­gate your life. I loved us­ing apps like Sub­sti­tu­tions (see op­po­site) when cook­ing and was in a bind about what to use in­stead of mo­lasses – it’s maple syrup or honey FYI! And at the end of the day, my phone even lulled me to sleep with the sooth­ing sounds of the Pz­izz app (see op­po­site). Here are my top five…

The 13MP cam­era made me feel like I was a bit of a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher

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