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PhotoMath solves math equations with your phone’s camera

Published by on Oct 23rd, 2014, 4 Comments

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With our education system in such disarray I sincerely hope tech savvy kids don’t get their hands on this application. A company called MicroLink has developed an app that can easily solve mathematics equation with the click of a button – it takes a photo of the equation and calculates the answer for you.

MicroLink’s newly unveiled PhotoMath for iOS and Windows Phone – with an Android version expected in early 2015 – uses your smartphone’s camera to scan math equations and not only solve them, but show the steps involved. (more…)

Google updates email with the launch of Inbox (video)

Published by on Oct 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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It’s somewhat unnerving to think that Gmail is over ten years old, but it is. The service spread like wildfire and Google boasts billions of active accounts around the world. But now, Google is taking a fresh look at the emailing services available to users, and introducing a new service designed to merge email with all the modern conveniences, called Inbox by Gmail. (more…)

City of Cape Town unveils new transport app

Published by on Oct 22nd, 2014, 7 Comments

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Cape Town is proving, once again, why it is one of the best cities in the world – no offense to Northerners!

The mother of the Mother City, Mayor Patricia de Lille, unveiled a new transport app designed specifically for Cape Town on Monday, which looks to make traveling through Cape Town as easy as finding the mountain.

The Transport for Cape Town app – or TCT for short – is aimed at making traveling, through public or private transport, easy and accessible for both locals and tourists. De Lille billed the app as the “first of its kind in Africa”, but we have seen similar apps in the past year – like this one. Nevertheless, the app still looks great and will definitely (hopefully) improve traveling in and around Cape Town.

The app has two main functions. The first being a ‘journey planning’ feature which essentially enables the user to plan their trip, in detail, using the various feature and information provided by the app.

One of these features include maps of all scheduled public transport services in Cape Town. These include the MyCiti bus service, Golden Arrow bus service, Metrorail, sight seeing busses and even the UCT Jammie Shuttle.

The app will provide users with these service’s individual routes, stops and the stations that they stop at. In addition, it will also recommend to users which mode of transport – be it bus or train – to take. Or even a combination of the two.

It will also tell users where exactly they will find the closest station or stop in accordance to their current location, and will also give them directions on how to get there as well as the distance from where they are – all through GPS, of course.  (more…)

Gmail to become all-encompassing email app?

Published by on Oct 21st, 2014, 1 Comment

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The application Google created for their Gmail service is already extremely simple and easy to use, and great at linking multiple Gmail accounts (especially on Android). With a new version of the app on the horizon, we weren’t quite sure what we could expect in terms of new functionality. (more…)

Skype launches Skype Qik: a disappearing video-message app

Published by on Oct 15th, 2014, No Comments

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With the rise of video messaging services and disappearing photo messaging services, it was only a matter of time before some company decided to jump on the bandwagon and release an app that combines the two. 

Today, that company is Skype, who just released Skype Qik – a disappearing video messaging app. 

Skype Qik is based on ‘asynchronous video messaging’ as the company likes to call it, which basically means that you can create and send video messages to your friends – even if they are not online.

Qik will allow for your friends to watch your video once they log on to the service. 

The app is obviously mobile focused and is part of Skype’s overall plan to accommodate more for their mobile users. It comes as no surprise that the company – who’s roots are on desktop – is making mobile use better for users. 

Many of Skype’s users now use the service on mobile – as much as half, according to the company. Qik is a way to tap into the  video messaging market, as well as providing users with a cool new mobile feature.  (more…)

Uber launches uberCHOPPER in Cape Town

Published by on Oct 10th, 2014, 3 Comments

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o celebrate Uber’s one year anniversary in Cape Town and the official start of the festive season, we are taking to the sky with uberCHOPPER, powered by Cape Town Helicopters. It is available from today, 10 October.

Uber is bringing you a chance to request a helicopter ride on-demand using the same seamless technology you have learned to love the last year in Cape Town. (more…)

Facebook working on an app for anonymity

Published by on Oct 9th, 2014, 1 Comment

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According to recent reports, Facebook is reportedly a standalone app that will let its users interact and communicate under the cloak of anonymity. This would be a departure from Facebook’s usual mantra of connecting people, as real names and identities are of no consequence within the new app. (more…)

WhatsApp now officially belongs to Facebook

Published by on Oct 8th, 2014, No Comments

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Eight months after we initially heard that Facebook had acquired WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion, the deal has finally been approved by the various commissions involved in the US and Europe. In fact, the deal’s price tag has actually increased to $21.8 billion. (more…)

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