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Top 10 most pointless iPhone apps revealed

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A talking cat, flying cow and a pretend pint of beer have been named and shamed as the 'Most pointless iPhone applications ever invented'.
 
Also making the top ten was the Cat Piano, a lighter app and Hold On!, which requires users to press a button down for as long as they can.
 
A crude app called Rate a Fart, where the smart phone gives the owner's flatulence a score out of ten, was also named.
 
However, while these apps are considered totally pointless, the average iPhone user admits spending 10 minutes a day on them - or 2.5 days a year.

People said the most common place to browse apps is in waiting rooms -- which is obviously a lie, but would you want to tell researcher what you do in the loo.

275x250.jpgThe electric candle has been named as the most useless gadget of all time.

The flameless light source, which can be powered by batteries or mains, beat electric nail files and laser-guided scissors to claim the dubious honour.

Other engineering follies to make the top twenty dire devices include the bread-maker, electric fluff removers and the mini disk player, also made the top ten.

Three quarters of people admit to having bought a gadget they've rarely used and half said they've regretted a gadget purchase.

The list emerged from a poll carried out among 3,000 Brits… who probably all have that familiar drawer of useless tech.

275x250.jpgThe Apple iPhone just became a lot more useful -- after a protective case was revealed which also doubles as a beer bottle opener.

iBottleOpener functions as a normal run-of-the-mill iPhone case, protecting the device from all the usual scratches and drops

But on the rear it reveals a classic bottle opener which inventor Zack Cram, from California, says he couldn't believe hadn't been added earlier.

And Apple might want to consider building one into the next version of the iPhone because demand for the £15 case is so high it sold out within two days.

Makers say they're struggling to produce the bottle opening cases fast enough… but that they've already submitted a patent for a wine corkscrew iPhone case.





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