This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

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Smartphone Stats Which Companies Are Winning The Race

By | December 12th, 2013|Categories: Mobile - Reviews and News|Tags: , , , , , |

I always find Smartphone Stats interesting, and Earl Ray of Coupon Audit created this infographic for me to show which companies are winning the race with some interesting statistics taken from many sources, listed at the bottom of the infographic. Surprising Smartphone Stats Its starts of by telling us that there are 4 billion active smartphones in the world, that is amazing as I remember reading last October that the world had just passed a total of 1 billion smartphones in the world. The infographic states that it should take another 3 years to reach 8 billion.  There are only 7 billion people in the world now so this is saying in 3 years there will be another billion people on the planet.  If that is right I can't see that they will all have smartphones, however .. if they could, this would be easily be achievable sooner infact. Another surprising smartphone stat is that a huge 6.3% of smartphone owners are 13-17 years old and only 17.2% are 18-24 years old. I won't carry on telling you what you [...]

HTC Announces Supersized Smartphone One Max

By | October 15th, 2013|Categories: Mobile - Reviews and News|Tags: , , , , , |

HTC, founded in 1997  and have been trying to push the boundaries of design and technology since. HTC  announced yesterday their 5.9 inch display Android smartphone one max or phablet as these types of smartphones are now called due to the size being over 5 inches.  Do you need a tablet and a smartphone with a phone this size or just a phablet? One Max, its huge! HTC One Max has a massive 15 cm screen - HD1080p display and is equipped with a quad-core qualcomm snapdragon 600 processor which features and quad-core 1.7 GHz CPU giving amazingly sharp, crisp viewing experience and BOOMsound. Size of Smartphone One Max Measurements are 164.5 by 82.5 by 10.29mm and weighs 217g which to put it into perspective is almost double the weight of iPhone but its also much much bigger of course. Expandable Memory Onboard Memory is either 32GB or 16GB which 64gb can added to via the microSD slots and 50GB of Google Drive Storage which is offered to One Max owners. No more numbers and passwords Similar to the new iPhone [...]

How to find Parental Controls for Smartphones.

By | October 10th, 2012|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Creative commons picture - by Enricod - http://www.flickr.com/photos/enricod/6989554817/ October marks the ninth annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, so I assumed there would be a few interesting posts about raising awareness about cyber security. However - Today I read in the Telegraph, that parents are worried that children can get porn on their mobile phones.... While of course I do want our children to be able to use the internet and be safe - I feel this is slightly exaggerated or maybe parents just aren't informed and unaware. When they say mobile phone of course, they actually mean Smartphone - a smartphone is a mobile phone that is built on a mobile operating systems allowing internet connectivity. I don't really want to debate about why on earth these parents would they buy a child a smartphone when maybe the kids isn't responsible or savvy enough not to click things that lead to adult sites, but porn is all over the internet, we know this. If they just had a normal feature phone that just took calls - [...]

Via.me the Social Publishing application available on iPhone now launched on Android

By | September 9th, 2012|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Via.Me, the First App to Offer Photo, Video, Audio Filtering and Sharing to Multiple Social Networks, Is Now Available on Android Via.me is a social media publishing platform created by RadiumOne Labs that has been available on iTunes for Apple iPhone users for over 5 months which has proved very popular by its 1 millions users. And now on September the 4th RadiumOne introduced Via.me for Android on Google play. Even though I'd heard about Via.me I'd not actually downloaded it yet as I already use the very popular instagram and tumblr, and thought Via.me was just a copy of instagram - I had seen someone call the app instagram on steroids and heard people say not another Social Network.  Via.me themselves say that you can use it create your own story board, by creating a personal story or the story of your brand - so there I thought similar to Pinterest.  However after hearing that the application was now launched on Android, I realised it was getting very popular and I thought it was time to try it out.  And I'm so glad I [...]

SoundHound can name that tune, just sing or hum.

By | January 2nd, 2012|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

What song is this - What's that track - Tra la la. Is that a familiar question? All day you have had that annoying song going around in your head, you have no idea what the artist or the title of the track is, and you only know a few words, which doesn't come up in a Google search. (Yes this is me!) SoundHound could let you keep your sanity! SoundHound is a music recognition application by SoundHound Inc. which can recognise tracks from your singing - well most of the time, and that's with my bad singing!  It is said to have the worlds fastest music recognition, exclusive singing search, voice search and lyrics. This application has been around in one form or another for some time - once known as Midomi - It has had many updates and changes to it!  It is also listed as a New York Times top ten app for iPhone and Android. When I first saw Shazam I thought that was amazing, but this has the extras that I wanted Shazam to have, lyrics and [...]

Thoora says goodbye as it shuts down.

By | December 12th, 2011|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Three months after launching its new android 3.0 tablet application, The startup  Thoora - a content discovery engine, based in Canada. is closing... indefinitely. Purpleplanet and I first wrote about Thoora here - Aggregate and curate your favourite content - we believed then it was going strong.    Nothing has been said yet on their twitter account, which has 26k followers.... Today we received an email stating that as from the 15th December 2011 Thoora is shutting down its website, the API, the WordPress widget and the android tablet application. There is no explanation for this just as yet, they just thank everyone for the crazy journey. There is a blog post showing your how to re-bookmark your favorites Log in to your account on Thoora Access your favorites page for each topic Click on each favorite to open the content in a new browser tab or window Re-favorite the item, using your browser’s favoriting function or other tool http://blog.thoora.com/ Thoora do say at the bottom of the post that they hope to meet us all again, so maybe they have something even better up their sleeves and Thoora was [...]

New, new Twitter simplified? Is Old Twitter back?

By | December 8th, 2011|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today on 8th December 2011 Twitter announced a new version of Twitter, they say that they have simplified the design to make it easier to follow, connect and discover. They will be rolling this version out over the next few weeks but you can already get it on mobile iPhone or Android, just download from iTunes or Marketplace. So did they bring back Old Twitter..... No I'm afraid not. However, maybe they have been listening to our complaints and problems with the last update to Twitter, as it looks pretty good.  Sadly not back to full screen but maybe more important information at the sides than the wasted space before. What the new twitter icons mean. This is your home button - where you view your lineline. Your favourite features are on the left.  All you need to see is embedded in the tweet, so you can click on photos videos or conversations easily.       Connect - This button takes you to a place that shows you who has followed or mentioned retweeted or faved your tweets.  This [...]

Need an honest opinion? Ask Opinionaided.

By | November 12th, 2011|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Opinionaided is a mobile social networking application designed for asking opinions and advice to a large community in realtime.   Similar to Quora (which came after)  but from what I've seen it seems that this one is more used by the younger generation for questions such as.. Do you like my new hairstyle?  or Am I good-looking  -  where as Quora is more for business type questions I find.  However you can filter these questions out and just go to a specific topic. Opinionaided was launched in 2010 by founder Dan Kurani and co-founders Mike Melli and Matt Holloway and already has many users. Originally for iphone, ipod, and iPad, but is now available on Android and Online. The interesting thing about Opinionaided is the phenomenal response rate - the first time I used it I asked a pretty lame question and within seconds I had 10 answers!  What networking site can you say that about? Its very easy to use there are five buttons at the bottom of the screen which are Home - Where you get two options - Ask [...]

Blippar – The QR code killer ?

By | October 24th, 2011|Categories: Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Who or what is Blippar... and why is it going to kill the QR code!? Blippar is a Uk Company that launched its free image recognition application earlier this year in android and apple stores. Blippar™ is the first universal augmented reality platform aimed at advertisers.   Blippar is a new way to advertise or to get people interested in your brand. Its a great way to use marketing and the technology we love at the same time. Blippar call it a little bit of magic in our phones. Turn a real world object in front of you into an interactive experience by using your phone, genius! What it does is similar to the QR code, which I do love - but it is far, far more. The application uses the camera to recognise products. It might be actual bottles and packets or maybe posters, adverts, a building or even your logo on your business card or cup anything in the real word that is blippable you can turn into digital connections, information or interactive entertainment. The list is in fact endless! You hold your [...]

Domino’s Pizza app for iPad and iPhone by Sumo

By | September 30th, 2011|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: , , , , , , |

Yes, you can order Domino's pizza from your iPhone, in minutes without even speaking to anyone. I thought it was time I stopped blogging about Facebook for one second and blog about the Domino's Pizza application on iTunes, seeing as I was asked so nicely.  This application was developed by Somo who states they are the leading independent European mobile marketing agency, specialising in strategy, design and build of mobile websites and applications. As you may know I love a pizza and I normally order using the Domino's online system, which the iPhone application is very similar to but  it has recently been improved, along with the launch of the iPad application. Using the Domino's Pizza app Its very easy to use and I love the design. When you first use it you put in your postcode and it finds your nearest store to collect or have delivered from. You then choose what you want by scrolling through a carousel style pizza menu - actually pizzas, sides, desserts and drinks - similar to how your music scrolls.  Loving this! The great addition here is the create your own; as you [...]