Our pick of last months top gadgets and apps includes Microsoft Office 365 Home edition, a website that is a virtual boot sale and an app that can help you save battery on your phone!

Microsoft Office 365 Home

Microsoft Office 365 Home is a subscription plan for the whole family. You get fully installed versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook. These can be installed on up to 5 Pc’s or 5 Macs. You can also download the apps on 5 tablets and 5 mobile phones. Also included in this subscription is a free 1TB of cloud storage. If you purchase this on Amazon now you can be looking to pay £55 for a year subscription, which is a great price! If you want to try it out first, you can get a 1 month free trial here.



Shpock is an app that is essentially an online boot sale. Shpock is actually short for “Shop in your Pocket”. It works a bit like eBay, however it is slightly easier and and quicker to use. You can create a listing for a product you would like to sell, add an image, title, description, price and location and then your listing is instantly uploaded. Potential buyers can ask you questions and send private payments very easily. You can also share your listing to social media with integrated social buttons. Shpock is available online or alternatively, you can download the app on any Android device, iPhone or iPad.

Battery Doctor

If you find your phone constantly running out of battery then this is probably the app for you. Battery Doctor, like a real doctor aims to extend the life of something. It is essentially an app with a dashboard that shows you how much battery you have left. However it does a little bit more than just this. You are able to see how much time, right down to the minutes of battery life you have. You can see which apps are using up the most battery in the background and receive many tips on ways you can boost your battery life. You are also provided with the exact amount of time that your phone will take to charge. All these helpful tips and tricks will enable your phone battery life to last just that bit logger. This free app can be downloaded onto your iPhone or Android device.