We all know that what is listed on the package of some foods may not necessarily be what we consume. There have been many cases where people unwillingly consume ingredients they are allergic to or that cause some serious illness.
Luckily, a group of people woke up to this ‘dirty food’ phenomenon and are currently developing a gadget that will scan your food and tell you exactly what is in it.
TellSpec is a small, handheld spectometer that reveals the ingredients of whatever you point it at. And, because everything nowadays has an accompanying app, the gadget will then relay the information it obtained from your food to the accompanying smartphone app. (more…)
Good news for gamers! Rockstar Games has just announced that their ever-popular Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas game will now be available on mobile devices.
The popular game, which has sold more than 27.5 million copies worldwide, has been specifically remastered for it’s mobile release with full touch controls and improved graphics.
The game features touch controls which include contextual control options that only display the required buttons on the screen when and if the player needs them. Certainly a function that will make mobile gaming much easier. (more…)
South African singer, Danny K, has just launched his latest album called ‘Good Look’ and with it, an exciting app that was developed with the help of Wonderland collective and Samsung.
On 21 November, Danny K held an exclusive listening session of ‘Good Look’ at Taboo nightclub in Sandton. Not only was his new music put on display, but the app was also unveiled.
Director of Mobile Communications Samsung Electronics South Africa, Craige Fleischer first took to the stage to embrace the partnership between Samsung, Danny K and music.
Business Development Director of Wonderland Works, Graeme Lipschitz, also had the chance to showcase their latest work by introducing the app to the guests, by taking them through the unique design, layout and features. (more…)
How would you like to have a mini figurine of yourself? If you own a Kinect and download this app, you can.
Shapify.me is new app that allows you to create, and physically hold, a 3D-model of yourself. Think of it as a 3D selfie.
The new technology, which was developed by the Artec Group, follows a global trend at the moment of simplifying 3D printing. What this company did is quite clever; combine simplified 3D technology with the “it” thing of the moment – taking selfies. (more…)
We all know the feeling: driving around for sometimes hours on end just to find a parking spot in a busy city. Not even a parking spot close to your destination, but ANY parking will do. What if there was something that could help you find a spot in a bustling city? Well, finally, there is!
Your days of spending wasteful hours (and petrol) scouting for a parking spot could possibly be over with the new Parker app.
The app is developed through Streetline – a company that offers both hardware and software solutions for, what they call, ‘smart’ parking.
Streetline helps drivers locate a parking spot within a city. So, instead of driving around looking at all corners of the earth to find a safe and secure parking, you can simply pick up your smartphone and check on your map where parking spots are available. (more…)
Good news for Google Wallet users – and unfortunately only US citizens. Google has announced that they will now offer a prepaid debit card connected to users’ Google Wallet accounts.
The card, which for now is only available in the good old US of A, will allow customers to purchase goods at shops and draw actual cash from ATM machines.
However, you would have to have a Google Wallet account to use the debit card for your shopping sprees. Google Wallet is a app and online payment service that allows its users to buy goods and transfer money between each other.
Consumers can add money to the card by linking it to their (or a) bank account. The card can also be loaded with money when someone else transfers money, via Google Wallet into their Wallet account.
To access the card’s balance at shops or at an ATM, you simply use the same pin-code that you use with your Google Wallet account. (more…)
FNB’s popular banking app is now also be available in other African countries. The app, which has amassed over 600 000 active users in South Africa, is now available for download in FNB’s African subsidiary countries.
These include Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Swaziland and Lesotho.
The FNB banking app was the first of it’s kind in Africa when it launched back in 2011. Since then, the app, as well as the mobi-site, has grown to offer users a broader banking experience on their mobile device.
Both the app and mobi-site gives users the opportunity to do their banking anywhere, anytime and know its still safe and secure.
The FNB app is available to download on iOS, Android and Blackberry. The mobi-site works on all internet enabled phones, including smartphones as well as feature phones.
The app has shown a significant uptake in other African countries where FNB is operating. More than 4200 customers are actively using the app and over 8800 users have taken up banking on the mobi-site.
Why is it so exciting that FNB has launched their app and mobi-site to a greater African audience? Well, because Africa is the world’s fastest growing market in the world. Providing digital banking to these budding markets will not only secure success for FNB, but will also empower their clients. (more…)
Yesterday, we reported on Snapchat saying “no thanks” to Facebook’s incredible $3 billion offer to buy the budding messaging app.
Many thought it was a crazy offer to turn down, but wasn’t it a crazy offer to start with? What is the real reason Facebook is so intent on owning Snapchat?
Well, to put it bluntly, it’s because they’re nervous. In actual fact, Snapchat is quite the competition for Facebook – even though they carry the label of the ‘world’s largest social network’. (more…)