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BWB: 5 must have sports apps for any South African fan

Published by on Jan 30th, 2015, 1 Comment

SportFor the average South African guy (and to a growing extent – woman as well!) being up to date with sports scores is an absolute necessity. The digital and mobile revolution has brought information to our finger tips and we can now track our favorite teams’ scores, performance and news even though your stuck in some far flung place between Gat-sonder-water and Pofadder. No more waiting for tomorrow’s newspaper to find out what is happening with the Proteas down-under.

If you are anything like me, a good sports app is one of the first-to-be-downloaded and most used apps on my smartphone. Here are Bandwidth Blog’s 5 must have sports apps for any avid sports fan. If your favorite sport doesn’t feature on the list, feel free to leave a comment with a great app recommendation!  (more…)

Need a personal stylist? Theres an app for that

Published by on Jan 27th, 2015, No Comments

Closet Space

As a woman, I am most certainly familiar with the dilemma of “I have nothing to wear” – even though I have a closet full of clothes. I am sure there are many women and men that can relate to this feeling of distress.

Of course, an option is to enlist the help of a stylist. but, this costs (a lot) of money and not all of us are Hollywood celebrities. Luckily, we are living in 2015, so naturally there is an app that will act as your personal stylist and even schedule outfits for you weeks in advance – so you never feel like you have nothing to wear.

ClosetSpace is the brainchild of Stylistics – who has developed other fashion-based apps – and will essentially create a completely unique, curated outfit for you from the clothes that you own. That’s right, those same pieces staring at you from your closet that you have no idea how to put together.

As the company calls it, ClosetSpace is a ‘style management platform’. Pretentious name aside, the app is extremely detailed and would be an excellent tool to use for fashion forward people.  (more…)

Top 5: RPG games for iOS and Android devices

Published by on Jan 26th, 2015, No Comments

RoleplayingRole playing games have come a very long way since their original debut as table-top card games. The phenomenon easily moved to PC and console gaming and it was inevitable that they would be ported to your phone and tablet. The best RPG games excel in a combination of great battle systems, large open worlds, great story-lines and of course upgradable items and leveling heroes.

These games are set in crazy fantasy worlds and the best of the mobile lot lets players live out fantasy epics, transport them into far future space operas, or tell intimate, character-driven tales. From old school turn-by-turn RPGs to space exploration and dystopian steam-punk worlds, these are our best RPG titles for your iOS or Android device. (more…)

Meet the Faces of Uber South Africa (video)

Published by on Jan 23rd, 2015, No Comments

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Uber hasn’t been in the country for very long, but they surely are glad about their current growth rate. They also believe it will get much, much better over the next couple of years.

Even though the service still seems to be doing very well all over the world, they have had some hard times of late. They were accused of booking fake rides to undermine rival their rival Lyft, one driver assaulted a customer with a hammer, there was a rape by a driver in India and the Spanish government ordered them to cease operations last year.

But in South Africa, Uber is still very happy with their growth rate and claim to have created 2,000 jobs in the country thus far and plan to create 15,000 in another two years’ time. They have also gone on a charm offensive, with the following press release going out to customers, with some faces of the Uber family in SA and their stories (which is after the promo video below). (more…)

WhatsApp releases web client for Android and Chrome

Published by on Jan 22nd, 2015, No Comments

WhatsAppIn an effort to have you always connected with your friends or colleagues, WhatsApp has a new trick up its sleeve. WhatsApp is coming to the desktop, thanks to a web client that launched today for Chrome and Android. WhatsApp recently confirmed earlier rumors that they designed a new live webpage called “web.wahtsapp.com“. This new feature will enable you to chat over WhatsApp using your Chrome browser.  (more…)

Are you lonely? This app will be your fake boyfriend

Published by on Jan 21st, 2015, No Comments

Invisible Boyfriend

Are you lonely, deprived of attention and possibly a recluse? Then you can breathe a sigh of relief because you needn’t worry about your non-existent social life – and even more important, lack of significant other – anymore, because there’s an app for that. I kid you not.

Introducing the Invisible Boyfriend app (yes, that is seriously it’s name), a platform that will help you create the perfect man and make him your boyfriend – no courtship needed.

The idea behind the app is to help people fool their nearest and dearest into believing they have a boyfriend. Smoke and mirrors, you know.  (more…)

Opinion: Uber – The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Published by on Jan 20th, 2015, 6 Comments

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Disclaimer: This opinion piece does not necessarily represent the views of BandwidthBlog, its employees or its affiliates, but is from a third-party and is solely those of the author.

By Grant McGlashan

So I think we have all been following this Uber debacle with some interest over the last few months. My interest stems from the fact that I have a shareholding in a company that provides some technology services to the metered cab industry and have worked closely with some of the legitimate operators for the past five years and see the effect that Uber is having on some of their businesses. I think more will soon start to realise the effect Uber is impacting on their businesses in the months to come, hopefully it won’t be too late for them to start doing something about it. (more…)

Facebook (finally) launches Facebook At Work

Published by on Jan 19th, 2015, No Comments

Facebook at Work

Are you feeling guilty about spending so much time on Facebook while you are at work? Well, you don’t have to be. Soon you’ll have a perfectly legitimate reason to mindlessly scroll through your newsfeed – sort of.

Back in November, we reported on Facebook’s plans to launch a totally separate, ‘new’ Facebook that is specifically geared towards using the platform at work

Facebook at Work (first believed to be called ‘Facebook for Work’) had a relatively hush-hush, soft-launch on Thursday’. While the platform has not been released entirely to the public just yet, the new, ‘productive’ version of Facebook has been launched to a few partners for testing. And while there will be different versions for desktop as well as iOS, it’s only the app (for iPhone, iPads) that has launched.

So, just how exactly will Facebook at Work, work? (more…)

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