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Tips & Tricks Guide To IPhone And IPad Outsells Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

LONDON, February 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Don't Panic! 14.8m downloads of iPhone tips overtakes 14m sales of classic novel

Tips & Tricks apps - iPhone and iPad Secrets has now outsold Douglas Adams' classic paperback Hitchhiker ' s Guide to the Galaxy by achieving over 14.8 million downloads worldwide compared to 14 million sold of the classic sci-fi comedy novel. As a new smartphone generation grows up it seems the guide people are really after is less interested in Babefish gun's and the answer to life the universe and everything, and more interested in how to add smilies to text messages and how to hide inappropriate texts.

Tip & Tricks: iPhone secrets is the ultimate iOS user guides and have been featured by Apple as one of the top paid apps for 2012. The app boasts 140 pages and 20 chapters of over 150 tips, which include how to extend battery life, master Siri, type faster, and create photo albums. iPhone and iPad users can then share their favourite tips over Facebook and Twitter and enlighten friends to their newly-learnt secrets.

Mark Errett, Head Researcher and Writer of Tips & Tricks, explains: " Douglas Adams effectively predicted that in the future we would all carry portable devices full of helpful information it would take you years to absorb."

"We're amazed than in just four years our app on simple iPhone tips has overtaken a guide to the entire Galaxy. I've always been a fan of Douglas Adams, so it is humbling to think that a classic such as Hitchhiker ' s Guide took 5 years to sell a million copies. We think sales of our guides really put into context how phenomenal interest in iOS has been."

In order to mark the head-to-head between the apps and Adams' novel, experts behind Tips & Tricks have decided to reveal a few of their secrets to see how their top 5 iPhone tips compare against the top 5 Hitchhiker ' s Guide to the Galaxy tips:

When travelling… 

Tips & Tricks: Take Onavo. Download Onavo from the app store to minimize data costs. To prevent roaming charges altogether when abroad go to Settings, General, Cellular (Mobile or Network in some countries) and set Data Roaming to Off.

Hitchhiker's: Take a towel. A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value - you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta.

What to do if you want to get a lift from a Vogon:

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