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Six Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in iMessage

An instant messaging service, iMessage is a way for you to send text messages over both the standard cellular SMS network, and the data network. Functional on WiFi and data, it is a good alternative to standard charged text messaging. Let’s have a look at some of the messaging service’s features. When communicating via iMessage remember that iMessages are blue, and regular SMS messages are green. You may be sending “read receipts” to anyone you’re communicating...

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Google lures students with Classroom, Chromebooks

Get them while they are young; that’s the adage Google is taking to heart. The tech giant is offering students a free online tool called Classroom, and it’s marketing Chromebooks for education. Classroom is a new tool from Google Apps that works together with Google Docs, Drive and Gmail to help educators work effectively and efficiently. Allowing teachers to create and organise assignments. Students can organise their work and complete it and communicate with the teachers...

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Adobe Voice lets amateurs make videos like a pro

Adobe’s new iPad app, Voice makes video sharing easier and faster. Voice guides you through the often time-consuming experience of creating your own videos, from the conception stage, right through to the finished product; the app makes it easy and possible to create some professional looking videos without the need of possessing special skills or taking up a lot of time. To begin your video, you will need a topic and story type. Once done, the...

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Sunglasses put a photo filter on the real world

Introducing Tens, the sunglasses defined by the idea of filtering your world through a custom, sense heightening lens tint, that bathes your world in Polaroid-like warmth. According to the Edinburgh-based creator, Tens is defined by the idea of filtering the things you see through the custom, sense-heightening lens tint. Unlike typical sunglasses, Tens works with the warmth of the sun to lend an uplifting tint to the world you see. Typical sunglasses, on the other hand,...

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Twitter Testing a ‘Mute’ Button to Quiet Your Follows

Characterised by the short bursts of inconsequential information, Twitter was one of the most-visited sites in 2013. With over 500 million registered users, who post about 340 million tweets per day, you can imagine the potential information overload. This overload is all too clear when you skim through your timeline and realise that a friend of yours is harping on about a topic you not particularly interested in. Twitter has come up with a solution, a...

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Will Apple’s EarPods Track Your Health?

Another rumour circles around Apple. According to the rumour, Apple’s new earpods will include sensors to measure heart rate and blood pressure. Serving as a gateway for future Apple wearable, the earpods, according to an Apple insider, will also have iBeacons so you’ll never lose them again. Rumours are rumours, and they are always easy to dismiss but, the technical claims made here have a series of patents behind them. Apple’s research in biometric sensors attached...

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Try FaceSnap, an App That Takes Hands-Free Selfies

Whether it was thanks to Ellen DeGeneres and her star-studded photo at the Oscars or… It was Ellen. Everywhere you look, it’s the selfie. So widespread are selfies that FaceSnap has propped up, because let’s face it; trying to look cute and snap a photo is hardly an east feat to achieve. Enter FaceSnap, the new iOS app that is great to have if you are fond of the selfie. Basically, it’s a photo timer for...

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Settle Your Bill With No Card or Cash

Introducing SnapScan, a locally developed cash and card less payment system that allows clients from any bank to make payments safely, both in-store or online. Standard Bank has recently launched SnapScan, after a lengthy pilot programme. SnapScan is a safe and secure Smartphone based payments system that doesn’t require the carrying of cash or your bank card. Download the app and start making payments via your Smartphone. Available to all banking customers, not only Standard Bank...

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Google is now the world’s most valuable brand

Having fought the battle of world dominance for a few yrs now with Apple, Google has finally come out tops and has been named the world’s most valuable brand. According to Millward Brown’s annual BrandZ study, Google’s brand value is estimated at $158,843,000, compared to Apple’s $147,880,000. Released on Wednesday, the study contains some big names in the technology field. IBM came in third, followed by Microsoft, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Visa, AT&T, Marlboro. The top ten was...

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Twitter has decided to pull out of talks to acquire, Soundcloud.

According to reports, the social network chose to let the exclusivity on talks deadline to pass without reaching an agreement because the numbers simply didn’t add up. The purchasing of the popular German service would have been Twitter’s biggest acquisition, as the messaging service seeks to diversify its revenue stream and stop the slowdown that has gripped user growth. Soundcloud was recently valued at $700 million. Twitter and Soundcloud had come together once before. In 2012,...