Weird apps that’ll amuse almost anyone

Unusual apps for your smartphone

With so many people now able to have easy access to advanced technology, strange and sometimes useless apps are bound to pop up on app stores. Here are just a few examples of these unusual apps— download if you dare! Cat Paint Cost: $0.99 Available on iOS only Are you crazy about cats? Now you can add images of cats to any photo. The cats will ‘meow’ as you place them on an image and you can even give them laser eyes. Its popularity may … Continue reading

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8 movies tech geeks will love

8 movies tech geeks will love

It is difficult to say if it is movies that inspire technological advances or whether art is simply imitating life itself. Whatever the case may be, technology will certainly continue to inspire and progress as the years go by. We’ve gathered some of the best tech-related movies, from as far back as the 1980s to the current day, for you to enjoy. WarGames (1983) Starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy A young would-be hacker accidentally accesses a top secret, military supercomputer that enables its users … Continue reading

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iOS 9 update brings welcome new features

iOS 9 update - September 2015

Updates to Apple’s operating system, iOS, have been coming swiftly during 2015. March and April saw the release of two separate updates (iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3) and on 16 September 2015 iOS 9 made its appearance. It may not be the biggest update in Apple’s history but plenty of small, very helpful, changes have been made. Battery With the new update you get more control of your battery usage: In Settings > Battery a Low Power Mode has been added. This reduces the phone’s … Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+: An overview

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5

Samsung’s latest releases, the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+, are cleverly targeted at Apple users. The company is providing a 30-day trial to iPhone users which includes a free activated SIM card as well as a cable for migrating data. Let’s take a look at what these new phones have to offer: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 As the first phablet (a blend of a phone and a tablet) to become commercially successful, the high-end Galaxy Note series was designed with the power-user … Continue reading

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Hacktivists: Rebels with a cause

hacktivists hacktivism hacking activism

In July 2015 a group of hackers called The Impact Team hacked into Avid Life Media’s websites, two of which include the controversial Ashley Madison website (a dating site where people go to have extramarital affairs) and Established Men (a human trafficking/prostitution website for rich men). The hackers threatened to release all of the users’ private, sensitive information (including credit card information and photos) to the public if all of the sites weren’t shutdown. Unfortunately for the users of these sites, Avid Life Media did … Continue reading

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The top 7 tech channels on YouTube

YouTube tech channels collage

YouTube makes it possible for anyone to have access to the best and latest information available. Tech channels have grown tremendously on this video sharing site with millions of people watching and subscribing every day. Here are some of the best YouTube tech-related channels for getting your daily fix and helping you to research your next purchase: Unbox Therapy ( The Unbox Therapy channel has high quality, clear videos with a knowledgeable host that is passionate about the tech he shows. Presented by Lewis Hilsenteger, … Continue reading

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Nintendo: the history behind the gaming pioneers

Nintendo - gaming pioneers

At the beginning of July 2015 Satoru Iwata, the CEO and President of video game giant Nintendo, passed away. Iwata had been leading the company since 2002 and his recent loss is a big blow not only for Nintendo, but also its legions of fans. So, where did it all begin? Nintendo has been in business for over 100 years (since 1889), but interestingly didn’t start out as a video game company. Nintendo originally produced hanafuda playing cards, nicknamed “flower cards”, which were used to … Continue reading

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Highlights from Comic-Con 2015


Comic-Con has been the go-to event for comic book, sci-fi and fantasy genre enthusiasts since it was founded in 1970. It is a 4-day event held in San Diego, California from a Thursday to a Sunday each year. This year it was held from 9 to 12 July. There are also preview events held on the Wednesday evening for professionals, exhibitors and selected guests. In recent years it has attracted around 130,000 attendees and is currently the largest of its kind in the world. Here … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about Apple Music

Apple Music Beats 1 iTunes

Apple Music has arrived! On 1 July Apple’s first music-streaming service was released, alongside the iOS 8.4 update made available to all Apple devices. Apple will now be competing will longstanding streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, Google Play and Tidal. Membership to Apple Music costs $9.99 per month. There is also a family plan available, where multiple users can use the same account, costing $14.99 per month. There is a free trial period of three months available so that users can decide whether they … Continue reading

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The next chapter in Microsoft’s history

Microsoft Windows 10 Edge

Windows is one of the most well-known PC operating systems across the world. It is currently being used by around 1.5 billion people and Microsoft Office is the go-to productivity software for 1.2 billion people. It is the operating system that serves as an introduction to the world of personal computers for the majority of people. In September 2014 Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 (codenamed Threshold) as a unified platform for desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and other all-in-one devices. The company said that the … Continue reading

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