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Twenty years ago, the way that we accessed information throughout the day was very different to how we do it today. We rely on our smartphones to perform a lot of tasks, and they are the gateway to a world of information.

We thought we’d take a look at how we use apps in a fairly average day. We’re calling this ‘a day of apps’.

The way that we wake up hasn’t changed much, but rather than setting the alarm clock that sits beside our bed the night before, our phone has taken over. In most cases, our phone has become the first object we see in the morning.

While our phone has our attention for this moment, it’s the perfect time to catch up on any emails we missed during the night. It’s also a convenient time to check our social networks to see what our friends and family have been up to.

It’s also a good opportunity to check the weather so we know how to dress for the day, especially if you’re going to work. The weather can change a lot during the course of the day. Be prepared.

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Sitting at a bus stop, on a train, or just walking to work is often the only free time we have. Now’s a good time to stay up-to-date with current affairs via Bing News. Or possibly get in a few rounds of Angry Birds Star Wars II or The Sims FreePlay.

Once at work*, it’s pretty much down to business – until lunchtime, that is.

If you’ve got a spare hour, it might be a good time to catch up on your favourite show you missed the night before using the BBC iPlayer app. Netflix is also a great app for cramming in a large variety of TV shows, as well as movies.

Finally, work is over for the day and it’s time to head home. However, a colleague’s just suggested dinner and drinks. HERE Maps can help you find a local restaurant or bar, as well as giving you door-to-door voice-guided navigation. Why not check-in via Foursquare when you get there?

It’s always a nice idea to take a photo to remember a fun evening. Nokia Pro Camera helps you take professional-quality photos, and then you can jazz them up afterwards using Creative Studio.

Now, it’s time to head home. HERE Transit can help you get home using public transport.

How many apps do you think you use throughout the course of your day? Let us know, below.

*We’ll bring a business edition of this at a later date.