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In an age where we spend more time staring at the screen of our phones than communicating with people face to face, our mobile handset has become responsible for supplying all our forms of entertainment. When boredom strikes, our first instinct is to look towards our phones for a solution and more often than not, it provides one…or several. Here are a few apps that will make your downtime much more entertaining.

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9GAG

The majority of our Facebook feed is taken up with humorous memes and funny videos, but what if there was a one stop destination to get your funny meme fix? Introducing 9GAG! The perfect boredom busting app where users can take in some of the funniest features and videos from around the world and share their favourites via social media.

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Candy Crush Saga

The Candy Crush series of games have been very popular with mobile users and Facebookers for a number of years now, allowing them to while away the hours on this highly addictive mobile puzzle app. Since launching in 2012, mobile gamers have been relieving the pangs of boredom by prodding pieces of coloured candy on their mobile screens, racking up the points and excitedly progressing onto the next, more challenging level.

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Clash of Clans

Taking their inspiration from the old school PC game Ages of Empires, and partly due to the popularity of the television show Game of Thrones, medieval war games have become very prevalent over recent years. Clash of Clash is the frontrunner in the mobile strategy war game market, allowing gamers to construct settlements, build an army and battle other clans from all over the world.

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PartyPoker

Online poker has been a favourite pastime for many people since it burst onto the scene in the late 90s. PartyPoker recently launched their innovative Full Native Windows Phone App with gesture control, allowing online poker lovers to enjoy the full range of games and features offered by PartyPoker on the go.

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SnapChat

 We’ve all seen the filters, and enjoyed endless entertainment with the famous face swap function or transforming our selfies into a cartoon dog or roman goddess. However, SnapChat has many other features and applications to help keep boredom at bay. If messing around with selfies doesn’t float your boat, then you can message friends in your contact list, check out the latest headlines in the entertainment world and even follow the updates of your favorite celebrities, as they share stories to give fans an insight into their lavish lifestyles. For more information, check out the official site.

QuizUp

If you’re the kind of person who likes to spend your spare time exercising your mind instead of your thumbs, then QuizUp will be right up your street. Test your knowledge of trivia in a variety of different categories, ranging from entertainment and sports, to history and geography. You can share your scores with friends and even challenge them in one-to-one contests, to see who will take claim of the QuizUp bragging rights!

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