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Emotely – the new social network with feelings

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: |

Emotely - the new social network with feelings, an app where your feelings count.  Emotely is a platform that enables users to express how they feel by sharing their emotions to the world. Emotely has just released a new beta version on iOS which I saw on Betalist.com and  I knew I had to test it out. I've just had a few mins with this app, it's very easy to use but I thought I'd give a quick run down to how it works and let you  know about this new emotional application.   Emotely - the new social network with feelings We know how people love to share how they are feeling with emotes, now they have their own social network to do just that. How to sign up to Emotely With Emotely you can just use your phone to sign up, sort of like you do with Whatsapp - or you can sign in with Twitter, Facebook or your email and a password.  I chose the email sign up route for testing, firstly because I don't think Twitter is [...]

How to turn on Whatsapps new two-step verification

By | February 12th, 2017|Categories: Mobile apps, Tips and Tricks|Tags: |

Whatsapp recently added Two-step verification as an optional feature to add more security to your account. Two-Step verification sometimes called 2-Factor Authentication is a great thing to have on your mobile apps.  So we thought we just explain what it is and How to turn on Whatsapps new two-step verification. What is Two-Step Verification Two Step verification is a security feature that is designed to prevent anyone else from accessing your accounts or apps. even if they find out your password they still have to know a second layer of security.  Sometimes it's a code sent to your phone, or to your email. With Whatsapp they have added a 6 digit code that has to be entered. When you enable this feature you can also optionally enter your email address. Which is handy to do because if you ever forget your 6 digit passcode you can use the email to disable it. Whatsapp do not send an email to verify this information so if you receive one - do not click any links within the email. Infact never do that unless  you [...]

Whatsapp no longer supporting these phones

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: |

Whatsapp is now seven years old and mobile or smart phones have changed so much since then, that some old phones don't offer the capabilities that Whatsapp needs to keep updating and adding new features. Its been announced that Whatsapp no longer supporting these phones, the older ones, and you will need to upgrade if you want to continue using Whatsapp. Eeek! I'm a big fan of Whatsapp, and I know many people are. Even my clients like to use chat apps, especially Whatsapp as its quick and easy and you can see if the message has been read (usually).  I also blog about Whatsapp often, usually to try to stop people sharing Whatsapp scams. These changes are going to affect a lot of people, its almost a year since Whatsapp announced they had 1 BILLION users.  I use it daily now for various groups or personal conversations and I know not everyone, can update their phones all the time.  I even still have a 3GS as a backup phone which I do use now and then so I won't be able to use Whatsapp [...]

Amazon Go – Shopping Technology with No Queues

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: |

This what we've all been waiting for Amazon Go - Shopping Technology with No Queues. They call it Just walk out technology!  Queues are going to be a thing of the past, I hope.   No lines, no queues, no check out, brilliant.  Queues are one of the reasons I do all of my shopping online. Standing in a queue is such a waste of time. What a dream it would be if at lunch time or when you are in a rush, you could just run in get what you need and out again. Amazon Go - Shopping Technology with No Queues The team at Amazon are coming up with lots of ideas lately and this has to be their best idea ever. Amazon Go - Shopping Technology with No Queues, No Queues I tell you. I'm very excited by this new tech.   Amazon have created an advanced shopping technology where you turn on your Amazon Go app, go into the shop pick up what you want and walk out.  Check out the video below, these shoppers look like [...]

Innovative Networking app for Business Professionals – a must have!

By | October 14th, 2016|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: |

The newly launched Causr app is an innovative Networking app for Business Professionals because it uses location to find business people to network with, it doesn't matter where you are and what you are doing, you can always find someone. Causr, was created by James Eder Founder of Causr.co and Co-founder of The Bean Group. James thought that technology could help tempt fate to connect people who might usually not get the chance to meet otherwise.  Anything is possible with the technology available to us now, and he's proved that with this app. Networking on the go Creating a network of like-minded business professionals is one of the best things to do for your business.  You can share information, ask for help, help others and develop a meaningful list of professional or business contacts. Most of us will already have one or more networks of people who we connect with on various platforms, Facebook groups, LinkedIn groups, or maybe even Whatsapp groups or another networking app for business professionals. However, the difference with the app Causr is that it enables users to make [...]

Not ads on WhatsApp, but sharing data to Facebook – How to opt out.

By | August 25th, 2016|Categories: Mobile apps, Social Media|Tags: , , |

It was announced today from WhatsApp, that Whatsapp will be sharing your personal information with Facebook including your phone number to allow businesses to communicate with users. There are lots of headlines floating around saying that we are going to get ads on Whatsapp. This does not appear to be the case. In today's Whatsapp blog, they stated that they haven't made any changes to their privacy policy in four years.  But now they want to "test ways for people to communicate with businesses" Does this mean adverts - that doesn't sound like it, not on WhatsApp anyway. They say there will be no spam and no banner ads but stuff that we get via text message all the time, like about deliveries being late or flight being delays. So no WhatsApp ads We still do not allow third-party banner ads on WhatsApp. In the future, we will explore ways for you and businesses to communicate with each other using WhatsApp, such as through order, transaction, and appointment information, delivery and shipping notifications, product and service updates, and marketing. For example, you may [...]

At last ! Create great designs from Canva on your iPhone

By | July 20th, 2016|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: |

Canva was founded in 2012, they launched in Beta in 2013  after getting some funding and quickly became very popular, which is not a surprise because Canva is a very easy to use FREE design tool.  I wrote about Canva on my business blog in 2014 - telling everyone about the Free Design Tool.     So now we have Canva on the web, Canva on the iPad and Canva on the iPhone, I'm so excitred to have Canva on the iPhone - it does need iOS 8.1 as you would expect. Canva on your iPhone I've been using Canva for over 2 years now and have always wanted to be able to create designs on my phone.  Everytime I put in suggestions to the team they would always say, yes this is in the works, and it always came through so we just had to be patient.   Yes there are a number of different design apps but with Canva you are able to keep all of your designs and uploads of images that you use for your designs on [...]

How to stop Whatsapp Automatically Saving Photos

By | May 4th, 2016|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: |

People are often finding themselves with no storage space on their iPhones because Whatsapp automatically saves all media sent to you (or to a group) in your iPhone, so one of the first questions Whatsapp users ask is... How to stop Whatsapp automatically saving photos to their phones Whatsapp is a very popular messaging app with over one billion users, so you might have heard of it.  They recently upped their security by adding End to End Encryption, so that has made it even more popular.  If you aren't using it already, you possibly might do at some point in time, if so you might need this information.  So many people on Whatsapp are always asking how to stop Whatsapp from saving photos to the iPhone camera roll automatically. When people first get on to Whatsapp they always scream about all the photos, videos and other media that is now on their iPhone or any phone,to be honest, (it's not just an iPhone problem, it's actually a default setting on Whatsapp) especially if they are in a lively group, who share lots [...]

So, what is Musical.ly app

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: Mobile apps, Social Networks|Tags: |

This word Musical.ly is popping up all over the place lately - you might be thinking, what is musical.ly?  If you have teenagers you probably already know what musical.ly is.  Musical.ly has had exponential growth in the past 12 months, probably mostly amongst teenagers  and is one of the top 20 apps in the free iPhone app chart with already more than 60 million users. Musical.ly is a mobile social network that centers around music and videos - it's basically a lipsync video creator with a social network.  From what we can find out - Musically was founded around 2 years ago by Alex Zhu and Luyau Yang as an engagement and promotion platform for entertainers. Even though Musical.ly does have the added social network the closest app we could liken musical.ly to would be the hit app Dubsmash which has been used by many performers and artists, which looks on last count to have 75 million users - so musical.ly is catching up fast! We know the power of video and imagery on social media,  especially with the younger generation, who love a selfie [...]

End-to-end encryption makes communication on WhatsApp finally private

By | April 5th, 2016|Categories: Internet Tools, Mobile apps|Tags: |

End-to-end encryption makes communication on WhatsApp finally private - Whatsapp today have stepped up their privacy game by adding end-to-end encryption - it was one factor that was leaving them behind in the communication race with many other apps such as Telegram and Skype already using this method of secure communication. What is end to end encryption (E2EE) Whatspp end-to-end encryption was developed in collaboration with Open Whisper Systems. What it actually means is that no one - apart from who you allow - can read your chat or listen to your phone calls via WhatsApp - not hackers, cyber criminals, an internet service provider, government or indeed any other third party.  What they call cryptographic keys are used to encrypt and decrypt the messages. Basically all messages, documents, photos, videos, voice messages  are secured with a lock and key, and no one else can get your secret number unless you allow it. End-to-end encryption makes communication on WhatsApp finally private The absence of end to end encryption hasn't prevented the hoards of people using Whatsapp and signing up - with something like [...]