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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…)

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…)

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…)

‘Je Suis Charlie’ app launched in App Store thanks to Tim Cook

Published by on Jan 13th, 2015, No Comments

Je Suis Charlie

The world is still reeling from the horrific terrorist attack on French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo in Paris last week.

Two masked gunmen entered the offices of the controversial magazine on Wednesday last week and brutally shot and killed 11 of the magazine’s employees.

Following the attack, millions of Parisians, French people and other all across the globe showed their support for freedom of speech and stood in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo – condemning the attack with the hashtag #jesuischarlie

Je suis Charlie translates to ‘I am Charlie’ in English. A powerful message clearing stating that anyone bearing the words ‘je suis Charlie’ are standing in solidarity with the magazine, as they, too are Charlie.

Of course, in our day and age, with social media being at the forefront of breaking, international events, it came as no surprise that such a powerful slogan was transformed into a hashtag that went viral. But the je suis Charlie slogan didn’t only spawn a powerful hashtag, it also spawned an app.  (more…)

Pentagon social accounts hacked by alleged ISIS agents

Published by on Jan 13th, 2015, No Comments

PentagonThe world’s attention has been held by Islamist extremist groups over the past couple of weeks. The events that took place in Paris and Nigeria has focused every government’s attention on possible terror events and how they might affect their countries. In our modern world a physical attack or event no longer remains a primary act of opposition and virtual terrorists are starting to creep out of the woodwork.

A group referring to itself as the CyberCaliphate and claiming ties to ISIS appeared to have taken over social media accounts belonging to the United States Central Command.  (more…)

Instagram rolls out 5 new filters

Published by on Dec 18th, 2014, 1 Comment

Instagram

Just in time for the holidays – that will no doubt consist of more than a few Kodak moments – the world’s largest photo-sharing app has rolled out some exciting new features, and by features we mean filters.

Instagram has just released a major overhaul on their ever-popular app. In fact, this is the biggest update for Instagram in quite some time and the first time they have added new filters in two years.

The update features five new filter option, each with their own ambiguous, typical Instagram name. You can now choose to filter your photos in either ‘Aden’, ‘Crema’, ‘Ludwig’, ‘Perpetua’ and ‘Slumber’. (more…)

Instagram is now bigger than Twitter

Published by on Dec 15th, 2014, No Comments

Instagram

It’s a battle for the social media throne and it looks like the almighty Facebook has the monopoly.

There is no doubt about the fact that Facebook is the King in the ring of social media networks and platform, and now, as Facebook-owned Instagram released their latest user numbers, it has become almost impossible for any other, competing social giant to dethrone the Zuckerberg empire.

It’s hard to think that Instagram is only 4 years old. One can hardly imagine a world without a filter on your favourite selfie. However, it is pretty remarkable to see what the company has achieved in a mere 4 years.

In a post published on Instagram’s blog recently, CEO Kevin Systrom broke the news that the photo-sharing app has surpassed that 300 million active user mark. This number now makes Instagram a bigger social platform than Twitter. And that’s saying something.  (more…)

Watch the biggest internet moments of 2014 in this YouTube Rewind video

Published by on Dec 10th, 2014, No Comments

YouTube Rewind 2014

The YouTube Year in Rewind video has been a tradition since 2010. Since then, every year the company compiles a mash-up video of all the greatest, biggest and most viral internet moments of the year.

The videos tend to get better and better every year, as we spend more and more time (read: too much) on the interwebs.

From hit songs, to viral videos, memes and prominent internet bloggers and figures almost everything that captured our attention and imagination on the internet this year is briefly mentioned in this rewind video.

This year’s one, however, is pretty damn epic. (more…)

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