Everything from learning a new language to discover sad looking maps
For anyone who was lucky enough to get a new phone or tablet from Santa in the last few days, The Sean Moncrieff Show's go-to tech-head Darragh Doyle was on hand to tell us exactly what we needed to be viewing, using and downloading.
Is learning a language on your New Year's Resolution list? Then DuoLingo is a must have app. You can learn the basics of Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Swedish or Irish with just a few clicks. Best of all, it's completely free.
Gym Membership for your mind - meditation made simple. Learn online, when you want, wherever you are, in just 10 minutes a day. Pick sessions to suit your mood and lifestyle. Choose your session length, replay your favourites and learn how to apply mindfulness to your everyday activities.
Your Life on a Dashboard. How many times are you using your phone, how often do you use it, what for and how far have you walked or travelled? Shows you all you need to know - and some bits you might not want to. Addictive.
The most viral images in the world are to be found on Imgur (image - err) - see what you’ll be seeing on Facebook a good week or so in advance.
Automates anything and everything you need. Get in your car and plug in the phone automatically starts music and opens GPS app. Plug phone into a charger at night automatically starts alarm clock app, mutes the ringer, and dims the screen. Detects the wi-fi network at work turns all sounds to vibrate. Hundreds of potential uses.
Share bills and IOUs. Make sure everyone gets paid back. Totally free for web, iPhone, and Android. For those sharing accommodation, splitting restaurant bills, buying groceries together, going on holidays - this takes the pressure out of who owes what to whom - and can record the payments. Very useful. For iPhone users they also have a restaurant app, available here.
Office Lens from Microsoft is like having a scanner in your pocket. Never miss notes on a whiteboard or blackboard, and never look for misplaced documents or business cards, missing receipts or stray sticky notes again! Office Lens makes your pictures magically readable and re-useable. Capture content right into OneNote with automatic trimming and clean up.
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Poverty Island. Mistaken Island. Miserable Lake. Melancholy Lane. Little Hope Island. Unfortunate Cove. Sad Togoraphies lists all the places where you know whoever named them was having a really bad day.
Move your cursor around the screen. Find the invisible cow. As daft as it sounds, but you might find yourself giving it a go or two.
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