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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…)

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…)

‘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…)

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…)

Google’s update Wednesday was a big one

Published by on Dec 4th, 2014, No Comments

Google-apps-updatesGoogle’s app update Wednesdays has become a bit of a tradition. Each week millions of Android users look forward to news from Google regarding updates to their favorite apps. Whether its is just a small tweak, bugfix, or new feature here and there, Google always seems to deliver. While most update Wednesdays aren’t really something to write home about, this week’s lineup is a bit larger than most, with at least a dozen Android apps seeing updates become available yesterday. (more…)

appLOUD – an app that will help musicians make money

Published by on Dec 2nd, 2014, No Comments

appLOUD

As a musician, solo artist or band, you  essentially only have two ways of making money; album or single sales and of course, through ticket sales from live performances. Unless you’re a mega popstar or legendary rock band, these two ways of making money is your only bread and butter.

Indie or underground artists and bands that have not signed with a big label rely solely on gig money to survive. Sure, they can perhaps make money on album sales or downloads, but more often than not they choose to release these albums or singles for free in an effort to attract more people to their shows. Thus, you can imagine that these artists are constantly looking for other ways to showcase their music – and make money in the process.

And there might just be some light at the end of the tunnel thanks to a clever new startup with a clever new app.  (more…)

Apple teaming up with various apps for AIDS Day charity

Published by on Nov 25th, 2014, No Comments

Apps for (RED)

Apple and Bono are working together again, and this time it’s not on a free (relatively unwanted) U2 album.

The company announced yesterday that they are teaming up 25 of the Apple App Store’s most popular apps for World Aids Day, which is on December 1st.

For the next two weeks leading up to December 1st, Apple, along with these 25 apps, will donate all of their global proceeds as well as the revenue they make off of in-app purchases to Bono’s Global Fund to Help Fight AIDS.

Naturally, this charity drive is done in collaboration with Apple and Bono’s (RED) campaign.  (more…)

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