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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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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Need an honest opinion? Ask Opinionaided.

Do you need an honest opinion on something? Opinionaided is a mobile social networking application designed for asking opinions and advice to a large community in real-time.   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  –  whereas 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 […]

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A Beginners Guide to New Twitter (Part 2) The RT

If you liked my beginners guide to newtwitter  and it helped you, this may help too. What is an RT ?  Retweets were actually started by users of twitter as a way of sharing content they have read and enjoyed to their own followers and at the same time giving recognition to the original tweeter.   Sharing content after all is a HUGE part of twitter, to me its what twitter is all about, I’ve read some amazing articles by some brilliant people. How to RT You may have seen an RT  in this form on twitter – RT @username message here  This […]

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WorldCard Mobile – Business card reader.

Business card reader and scanner –  iPhone / iPad / iPod touch application.   Also available for Android – see Penpower Technology website for details WorldCard Mobile is an application that acts as a business card reader and a business card scanner for iPhone which was created by Penpower Technology Ltd. This application allows  business card capturing and recognizing through 3GS iPhone. Meanwhile it automatically sorts recognized information by name, company, position, address, phone number, email address and other fields. Then it puts all of this information into your contacts automatically. Brilliant. Simply, you take a photo of a business card […]

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