Inertia: Escape Velocity ($4.99)
This sequel carries on Inertia's gravity-less hi-jinks with plenty of leaping, bouncing, floating and zooming action as seen in the first award-winning space game. It's available in HD for iPad and as a Lite version for free but the full game has 35 levels.
miCoach Football (Free)
Pretend you're a pro with the adidas SpeedCell clipped onto your laces and this free companion app on your phone. You can measure your top speed, number of sprints and total distance in training and – if you're brave – upload them to the miCoach site to compare yourself with top players.
Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms ($2.99)
We love apps that make us sound more cultured than we really are. Become an instant expert on the main movements, style and schools with more than 300 clever sounding explanations at your fingertips. And look at some pretty pictures.
The Bard's Tale ($6.49)
This is no casual iOS game – we're talking 20-30 hours of wise-cracking RPG fun, according to inXile Entertainment, in this updated port of the epic 80s fantasy classic. It doesn't take itself too seriously – handy as the gameplay involves singing magical songs to summon bizarre characters to help you in battle.
Pulling in content from travel guides including Lonely Planet, Frommer's, BBC Travel and Time Out, this free app is also looking to build recommendations via user generated tips, photos and videos. Perfect if you become one of those Facebook check-in addicts as soon as you leave work.