Tag: app

Wait, you’re still using the standard SMS app? Time to change!

Most people, if they haven’t already switched to something like WhatsApp, will still be using the standard text messaging app on their Android phone. This is a bit pants for a number of reasons. First, if you want to send picture messages (MMS) then it’ll cost you a …

AV Android apps are more than just virus blockers

There was a time where there was an air of annoyance if a smartphone entered our office with an anti-virus solution on it. “Oh, that’s pointless. Who’s going to install something outside of Google Play?” Traditionally your Android phone would be infected it you went off and side-loaded …

ParcelBroker – Making it easier to send a parcel

If you need to send a parcel, there’s probably less and less of us actually going to a Post Office. Now there’s a myriad of parcel companies and couriers who can come to your door and pick up. However, there’s a problem. You need to know the dimensions …

6 Smartphone apps to help you learn

Here in the UK you’ll find that students have already been back at school for a month. The new pencil cases and all that posh stationary is already looking worn and, although it’s not always fun, education is an all-important part of your life. With the aid of …

Inbox by Gmail. It’s being killed off.

I quite like Inbox. I’ve got it installed on my phone right now and I appreciate the exciting and additional features. I installed it because Gmail, whether on the t’internet or on your phone, has remained pretty samey for quite a while. Recently though, I’ve noticed that Gmail …

VLC pulls the plug on Huawei / Honor handsets

The battle for battery life isn’t a very complex one. You either leave your GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi on all the time, with background apps ticking along, or you start cleverly shutting stuff down to conserve battery life. A lot of manufacturers have added on board systems to …

Do you really need Anti-Virus Software on your Android smartphone?

“Android Phone” (CC BY 2.0) by microsiervos The connected age has opened up endless possibilities, just as smartphones have put those possibilities into the palm of our hands. And, with every piece of technology hooked up to the internet, there is the opportunity for nefarious hackers to wield their malicious intent. …

The coolest Twitter apps for Bloggers

Despite some recent criticism, Facebook now has more than 900 million users. Twitter has over 500 million, LinkedIn more than 161 million, Google+ almost 400 million, and Instagram with over 80 million. These figures aren’t just numbers, but are concrete proof that social media really is stealing the …

Building a mobile app. Off-the-shelf or tailored?

Everything is “going” mobile at the moment. If you have your own shop or a business, it not only means that you have to be online, but you must have a website which works on mobile devices of all shapes and sizes. If you want to take things …

Build you own Platformer Adventures with MagiCats Builder

Through Mario and Sonic (does anyone else remember the love for Zool) most of us have played our fair share of platform games, and now you can create your own platform game with MagiCats Builder by Dreamz Studio Building games is child’s play In Magicats Builder you can …

How to choose a Kanban app

Have you heard about a Kanban? In Japanese it translates to a “billboard”. Kanban boards come into play to optimise and streamline workflows. I’ve used one of these in the day job so I’ve been interested to find out more about them. Working remotely isn’t uncommon now, and …

Fortnite for Android. Don’t be fooled.

A number of weeks ago we tweeted about the Android version of Fortnite. The game, for the uninitiated, is proving a massive hit with gamers and the console version has seen some huge numbers. Not only that, but the “free” game is also earning a very decent amount …

Snoozle – A social alarm clock

I set my alarm clock last night and this morning I was greeted by some white noise thanks to the terrible FM reception of my bedside alarm clock. A lot of people tend to use their phone instead, and they’ll get a tune waking them up. If, however, …

Solid reasons to use mobile banking

My wife was chatting to me recently about one of our first holidays abroad. I’d started to do some IT contracting and she had got her first full-time job. We treated ourselves and off we went, on the first holiday together. Trouble was, a few days into the …

Do we still need travel agents?

A few years ago you’d walk into a travel agents, grab some super-slippy brochure and you’d have to decide – based on just a few professional photographs – where you’d like to go on holiday. The orange-faced travel agent would perhaps tell you how she’d been to that …

Hitman Sniper now free on Google Play

Right, quick one this because I’ve not had a cup of tea yet and I’m not really firing on all cylinders. If you’re looking for an 18-rated shooting game that’s free, try Hitman Sniper. It was 79p (which wasn’t really a lot in the first place), but it …