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WhatsApp Finally on PC for iPhone iOS

By |2017-02-08T01:18:29+01:00August 24th, 2015|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: , |

After using WhatsApp again after having it for over 3 years and I am relieved that WhatsApp is finally on PC for iPhone iOS.   WhatsApp is fab when you are mobile to have on the iPhone. However its so much easier to use the on the PC when you are working with every other network (Apart from Instagram) on your computer. WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform messaging application that lets you send and receive SMS messages without paying. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Android and Nokia, all these devices can communicate with one another! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the data plan you already have to email and internet, there is no additional cost for sending messages and keep in touch with friends. When I started using Whatsapp again everyone said, you can have Whatsapp on your computer now, its brilliant - but low and behold - not for iPhone, iOs you couldn't, this feature has been available for Android for 6 months and its taken that long to get it working with Apple phones. WhatsApp Finally on PC for iPhone iOS I can not tell you [...]

Funny iOS game Man or Goat

By |2017-02-08T01:18:35+01:00April 12th, 2015|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: |

I discovered this seriously crazy and funny iOs game Man or Goat on Twitter which is in Beta testing right now and I had to try it out. I'm not sure if it was a Dev asking for testers for a chaotic farce of a game out that tempted me or the video I saw, which showed that it was absolutely crazy. Man or Goat for iOS has been created by Gareth of Newtquest Games - who started this venture in May 2003 - its taken him almost 2 years to get this game finished.  When you know the full story - which adds to the fun, you will understand why.  Funny iOS game Man or Goat Man or Goat sounds like a simple game for your mobile at first - you just have to decide if the sounds you hear are a man or a goat.   Simple - no, its not.  Strangely enough, goats don't just bleat, they make some very strange noises indeed.  Gareth's extensive research on Goat noises made him realise that there are 25 categories of noises! The Making of Man or Goat I find [...]

Hillel Fuld interviews the co founder of Meerkat App

By |2017-02-08T01:18:40+01:00March 25th, 2015|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: |

It is so exciting to watch a Meerkat live streaming video while CMO of ZulaAPP - Hillel Fuld interviews the co founder of Meerkat App, I had to share the recording with you. What is this Meerkat App? If you use social media, watch TV or read the news then I think you might have heard of the Meerkat App by now its been the buzzword for weeks, since the launch of the app on the 10th of March.  If you haven't and you keep reading you will find out all about it. The Meerkat app - is a free live streaming app which connects your phone directly to Twitter - its all about Tweeting live video and live streaming on the move it seems is very popular, its just crazy how easy it is to get set up and streaming to all of your twitter followers. Some people might say so this technology isn't new - but what is new is that it is integrated with Twitter I believe, however it does seem that maybe Twitter isn't very happy about Meerkat because it has its [...]

The HugTrain launches its own mobile app to Hug it Forward

By |2017-02-08T01:18:46+01:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: , , , |

This day has been talked about for a long time, its emotional! At last The HugTrain launches its own mobile app on Android and iOS - well, iOS is waiting to be accepted but I see no reason why it won't be! This is a great way that we can use technology to boost our well being and happiness and to connect with people -  Its just amazing to me that The HugTrain can help people all year round now.   What is HugTrain If you know me, you know I've been a little involved with The HugTrain - (see Who needs a hug)  since I met founder Arie Moyal and have tried to help out, as there are many things that need to be done before Arie even gets on the train, this year HugTrain was acquired, which has given Arie the extra help that he has needed at last. The HugTrain is now in its sixth year - every year for six years Arie has been travelling around Canada and America giving hugs.  We all know what a [...]

Keep connected on the move with CIPHR Mobile #HR

By |2017-02-08T01:18:52+01:00August 4th, 2014|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: , , |

You, your HR team and employees can keep connected on the move with CIPHR Mobile, the free app is available on the iPhone, the iPad and the iPod Touch, as a HR self service application.  A brilliant app for small businesses, or businesses that often require staff to often be out of the office or on the move.  We all love to save time and keep up to date as simply as possible. Who are CIPHR Ciphr stands for computers in personnel HR and they supply HR software, payroll, SaaS, managed services plus much more.  They have actually been supplying these sorts of services for 32 years, but last year they launched a mobile application which allows employees, managers and HR to perform tasks while out of the office simply and easily on their mobile device. How to keep connected on the move with CIPHR Mobile Features: Access to employee records Employee searches Call or email employee right from the app See immediately the "who's off" chart Ability to approve/reject absence requests instantly Benefits: Easy to setup Simple to use [...]

Learn to Code with Codecademy

By |2017-02-08T01:18:57+01:00June 8th, 2014|Categories: Business, Internet Tools, Mobile apps|Tags: , , |

With Codecademy you can really learn to code for free, Codecademy have web based platform and a mobile app that actually teach digital skills. Codecademy was founded in 2011 by Ryan Bubinski and Zack Sims and now has over 24 million users globally. This platform certainly gives you the building blocks to become a coder, even schools in the UK are using it now to help kids understand coding.  Codecademys aim is to reduce unemployment around the world by helping to supply skills needed. Someone actually suggested the program to a friend as a joke a while ago - and I thought I'd try it out. Learn to Code for Free with Codecademy The Codecademy mobile app is free to download on iTunes its called Code hour the app is just a taster - if you want to do something better with your time on your smartphone than to play games like DOTS, then try this intro into programming basics, they call it "A fun one hour experience" where you can learn the basic structure of code. The web-based platform is [...]

Get Connected with Dots App

By |2017-02-08T01:18:57+01:00May 21st, 2014|Categories: Mobile apps|

You can get connected with Dots App -  Dots is a free game for iPhone and Android all about connecting up the dots its by Betaworks One.  You must have heard of it by now, its been a whirlwind of a year for the creators of Dots Paul Murphy & Patrick Moberg who recently were awarded The Webby Award for Games in Mobile Apps. Its an amazing popular addictive game that has had well over 20 Million downloads! Get Connected with Dots App on Twitter So, the game has been around for sometime and I'm very late in writing this but apart from the addictive game itself, I wanted to say just how excellent playdots tweets are. Their twitter account is called @playdots they have 11k followers and and they post really cool, cute, colourful pictures of the dots, using the dots as a part of the image - and that is what attracted me to the game, seriously... I know, but I love cute and colourful - and games that are wonderful to look at.  However to me these images [...]

Face to Face Business Meetings with CityHour

By |2017-02-08T01:19:00+01:00April 26th, 2014|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: , , , |

Over this last week or so I've been investigating  just how easy it is to set up Face to Face Business Meetings with CityHour. I was asked by Alex Lubinsky CEO of TrueBear Corporation to test out the CityHour application (which is available on iOS) to share with you what it does. Yes, this is a sponsored post, as I explained in my last post about CityHour - I am being paid to be a Brand Ambassador for just a short while. Which is fantastic as I love telling you about great applications to help you with your business. City Hour Makes Setting up Meetings so Simple We all know that social media and business networking is very important to our business.  Establishing a connection, interacting with our contacts and getting to know them is all important in creating trust and/or friendships.  However, CityHour expands those connections and takes them that step further, with ease.  No longer are our connections just a number but they are a prospect that wants to meet us. In this post I'm going to show [...]

The Powerful Business Networking App City Hour

By |2017-02-08T01:19:00+01:00April 14th, 2014|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: , , , , |

Previous visitors to Techieminx will know that I regularly review apps or software that I think is interesting or cool. This blog is no different as I look at the powerful business networking app called City Hour. Usually my posts are unsponsored, not paid for, however on this occasion I have been sponsored to test out an iPhone app City Hour. So just so we are all clear, as apparently I do have to make this clear, I am getting paid to let you know about this app and as always it will be an honest report of my findings. City Hour the Powerful Business Networking App City Hour is a free business networking app created by TrueBear Corporation. This app is only available on the iPhone right now, soon to come to the iPad, and also will be on Google Play is to follow. Why is the iPhone first again? People always complain when an app is only available on the iPhone at first, and recently a developer actually explained to me. I'd like to share that with you [...]

When is Ingress coming to iOS ?

By |2017-02-08T01:19:02+01:00February 2nd, 2014|Categories: Games, Mobile apps|

What is Ingress Ingress is an  MMOARG (massively multiplayer online alternate reality game) created by Niantic labs - which is a start up within Google.  The concept of the game is supposed to be similar to games such as World of Warcraft, but I think that's just a MMO reference rather than features. SO when is Ingress coming to iOS ? The game has been available on Google Play for android users  just over a year with a suggested 1 million users and it only came out of Beta in November.  I am dying to see the game play rather that just read about it or watch videos but I am still waiting for Ingress to come out on iPhone. Some people are calling this game a social media network because again of its online multiplayer theme.  The good thing about its that you can chat to people via the game but also people are creating google+ communities to discuss tactics and to get to know each other further.  Not just anybody though, there are two teams or frations on Ingress -  The [...]

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