SoundHound can name that tune, just sing or hum.

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 […]

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How to find the IMEI on iPhone and other codes

While I was looking for my IMEI number on the iPhone I found a secret shortcut code list; codes that you dial into the phone. Here are some of those codes – including… How to find your iPhone IMEI number.  *#06# – Displays your IMEI *777# and tap Call – Account balance for prepaid iPhone# *225# and tap Call – Bill Balance (Postpaid only) *#43# and tap Call – Determine if call waiting is enable *#61# and Press Call – Check the number for unanswered calls *#67# and Press Call – Check the number for call forwarding when the iPhone […]

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Social networking at its best with Favo.rs

Favo.rs is a social networking platform where users can trade help for free.  Favo.rs officially launched about two weeks ago and as far as I can make out is the work of Adam Rodnitzky, George Aspland and Scott Roberts who are all listed as co-founders. I signed up today for favo.rs and I have enjoyed helping a few people out, and finding out all about it, I think it is going to be a great “help” to all. It is simple to sign up – you can just log in with your Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter and link the others and […]

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Facebook video scam puts convincing personal message on your wall

More scams …. I got this today – on my Facebook wall – shared by one of my friends, you might think it is authentic as it had my name in it. It shows the link as a blogspot address which if you look at it – doesn’t look too real – UYTUTIUYUIUIOU looks like someone had a heart attack at the keyboard. There is usually a telltale sign that says its a fake share – that is it on this one, apart from the fact it has a possible explicit picture beside the message.  There was another similar one […]

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Thoora says goodbye as it shuts down.

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. […]

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