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How your smartphone can help you avoid the football

Posted on 13 Jun 2014

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With coverage of the football from Brazil about to overrun the country, you might be looking for ways to escape the madness during the four week tournament. So it's handy that your smartphone can help you keep entertained in loads of ways that don't involve watching 22 men chase a ball around a field. Here are our top tips for using your smartphone to avoid the football.

Go on holiday

Turkey, Egypt and Thailand are great holiday destinations and don't have a team heading to Brazil, meaning they'll be relatively football free this summer. And with apps like Expedia and Kayak, you can get a great last minute deal to take you away from the football madness.

Get out and about

It's summer and Britain has some fantastic scenery, so go out and walk. Use an app like ViewRanger to plan what to see and where to go, or just set out and see where your feet take you, using Google Maps to make sure you don't get lost. There are no TVs in the countryside, so you'll be football free all day!

Lose yourself in the latest addictive mobile game

Whether its Angry Birds or Flappy Bird, there's always a dangerously addictive mobile game ready to be downloaded. And that means you'll easily be able to find something to absorb your free time while you're trying to avoid the football.

Find all of Google's Easter Eggs in its apps

Google is a company that loves to hide fun things in everything it does. And finding these Easter Eggs can give you hours of entertainment. Did you know, for example, that Google Maps will give you the option to fly from the Brecon Beacons to Snowdon on a dragon? And that you can get a cool version of Atari's classic Breakout game by doing a Google image search for it?

Become a professional footballer

Train really hard, become England's star player and injuries are bound to keep you out of every major tournament for years to come. And with great fitness apps and cool gadgets like the Adidas Smart Ball, your phone can help you reach your goal.

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