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Best iPhone apps: Five iPhone apps for social networks

Make the most of socialising using your handset

The majority of smartphone users access social networks from their handset. In fact, according to Ofcom, social networking is the most popular net-based mobile activity, with 57 percent of smartphone owners admitting to visiting social networking sites, like Facebook, from their handset. There's plenty of apps available for iPhones that improve the social networking experienc,. Here's five of our favourites, which are all free too.

Tweetdeck

If you're a Facebook and Twitter user, it can be time-consuming opening the different apps and checking up on what's going on. However, with the Tweetdeck app, you can bring the two feeds together in one app so its easy to keep tracks of what's going on.

Google+

This app lets you keep up-to-date with Google's social network, Google+, from your iPhone. It even features Mobile Hangouts that lets you video chat with up to nine of your friends also using the social network.

Smartsync for Facebook

We love this app that updates your contacts in the phone with their latest profile picture, status information and even their birthday from Facebook.

Bump

With this app you can share photos, apps, music, messages, locations, contacts, calendar events and even become Facebook friends or Twitter followers by simply bumping your handsets together.

Find My Friends

Of course, it's not all about chatting online. The Find My Friends app lets you locate your friends (that have iPhones of course) on a map from your device. This way you can see if they're close by and then meet for a face-to-face chat. It's worth noting you'll need iOS and an iCloud account to use the app.

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