Download and watch a movie or boxset on your smartphone using these handy apps
January 5, 2018 – 09:34 by Alex Eckardt in Featured, Tips | No Comment

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Not so long ago, when you stepped on a long-haul flight, you had to rely on their entertainment system to you and your kids entertained. And that’s if worked at all.

Thanks to your tablet or smartphone, you can now download your favourite movie or boxset and watch what you want, on your own personal device, when you want. You also control what your kids can watch, which is a bonus.

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Keep on top of your wardrobe using these three apps
December 29, 2017 – 06:22 by Alex Eckardt in Featured, Tips | No Comment

MPorterFor the fashion conscious, the change in seasons usually follows a change in wardrobe and when it comes to upgrading a wardrobe, everyone has different requirements.

But, there are people who avoid retail at all costs, shopping on the internet and ordering everything to their home. You can go one step further as many high street retails have sophisticated apps which make online clothes shopping a pleasant experience. We’ve picked three of the best.

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Get active and outdoors with these 3 apps
December 20, 2017 – 07:23 by Alex Eckardt in Featured, Tips | No Comment

RuntasticStaying healthy and active is becoming more popular and there are many indoor or outdoor activities you can choose from to get fit.

One of the most popular is the traditional run, but we’re seeking new trails to expand our horizons. Smartphones and wearables enable you to find new trails, time your runs, enable you to compete with others and even coach to improve your standard.

We’ve selected 3 apps which you can use to for your run.

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Navigate your way across a busy city using these three apps
December 13, 2017 – 10:07 by Alex Eckardt in Featured, Tips | No Comment

citymapper-200x175Getting around a city is easier than ever and you could use a mix of transport from a hired bike, the underground, bus or even hire a “car club” car for a few hours.

Using a bicycle is the preferred option for many as it includes health benefits as well. However, how do you know where to go? Do you use a GPS? Decent options, but they are designed for cars and not for bikes which can create routing issues, especially in terms of safety. You’d want to cycle on paths which are safer for cyclists and also where you can take in a bit of scenery without getting yourself in danger.

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Revolutionise your writing with the latest PhraseExpress 13
December 11, 2017 – 11:23 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News, Tips | No Comment

pe-200x175Sometimes we think email is taking over our lives. If you’re anything like ourselves, we find our day is spent answering support emails, often writing the same replies to different people.

Ideally, we’d deploy tools to write these replies for us. The next best option is a phrase automation tool, such as PhraseExpress 13, which has just received a huge update.

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Stuck for transport? Get to your destination with these 3 ride-hailing apps
December 7, 2017 – 11:45 by Alex Eckardt in Featured, Tips | No Comment

gett-200x175Walk around any major city and you quickly lose the will to continue. Thanks to ride-hailing apps, you can now grab your smartphone and simply locate a ride from where you’re standing, without having to worry about public transport.

Ride-hailing apps have certainly revolutionised how we navigate a city. Whilst between meetings in London recently, it dawned on me that I had minutes to get to my next meeting. It would take longer to walk to the nearest Underground station. Solution? Grab my smartphone, hail a local taxi and arrived in time for my next meeting.

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Ghostery 8.0 introduces behavioural protection against trackers and intrusive ads
December 6, 2017 – 10:08 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

ghostery-200x175Cliqz has released Ghostery 8.0 for Chrome, as well as updates for Firefox and Opera users. The extension provides protection against tracking technologies and intrusive ads to boost browser privacy.

Version 8.0 implements a new heuristic approach to antitracking and ad-blocking, allowing the extension to protect user data based on behaviour rather than relying exclusively on a known blocklist. The blocklist feature remains, and is joined by a simplified user interface as well as a handful of new advanced features to keep both novices and experienced users happy.

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Amazon Prime Video launches on Apple TV, iOS app also updated
December 6, 2017 – 10:03 by Chris Wiles in Featured, News | No Comment

amazonprime_200x175We were just debating the other day how many subscriptions we have to various media outlets? In the UK there’s the TV licence, you have Sky on top, BT Sport, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and there are one-off payments if you want to download the very latest movies.

Annoyingly, most of these subscriptions include compelling TV. If you’re a car fan, then Amazon’s “The Grand Tour” is almost worth the monthly Prime fee alone. Almost.

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Use these three iOS apps to find the cheapest flights
December 5, 2017 – 10:50 by Alex Eckardt in Featured, Tips | No Comment

momondo-200x175In this globalised society, we’re travelling more than ever. But, how do you get to your destination as quickly as possible? Direct, using one stop and what’s the best time to travel?

If you’re flexible, prepared to travel off-peak, reduce your luggage, then you will find the best options. Hunting down flight deals is made far easier through a dedicated app and we’ve rounded up three of the best.

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Microsoft brings Edge for iOS and Android out of Preview – stay in sync with your PC
December 1, 2017 – 13:40 by Nick Peers in News | No Comment

Edge for iOSMicrosoft has launched the first stable version of its web browser for mobile with the release of Edge for iOS 1.0 and Edge for Android 1.0.

Both browsers are targeted at Windows users who have Edge as their default – the primary purpose of both is to allow users to sync settings and content between desktop and mobile, following a similar path trodden by the likes of Chrome and Firefox.

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Find and book a unique stay with these three travel apps
December 1, 2017 – 12:01 by Alex Eckardt in Featured, Tips | No Comment

homeaway-200x175The way we travel has changed over the last few years with vacation rentals becoming much more mainstream and presenting a major challenge to hotels.

The benefits are clear: your own place, improved secrecy, often better value for money and you can create a bespoke vacation offering an authentic approach to your visit, by staying in the local neighbourhood.

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