Cool Apps & Software


Parentsaround: Keep an eye on your kids online

By Naomi Mackay,

One of the big worries for parents is what their children are doing online – what they’re viewing, who they’re talking to and so on. Once your kids hit a certain age, even with the best will in the world… Read article


Runware – the iPhone App that’s all heart

By Mark Pilkington,

If you’re one of those joggers who go round and round, then Runware, the French-based Smartphone accessory company, have an App for you. The Runalyzer Sport Pack consists of a heart-monitor, armband and chest strap that will allow you to… Read article


Whirlpool Wavelicious App: The Little Kitchen Helper

By Shem Pennant,

It’s getting to the point where I’m surprised where there isn’t an app for that. The lazy comedy punchline that is apps is also an everyday reality, and developers are constantly searching for new ways for us to spend more… Read article


ION All-Star Dance: Wireless iPad Dance Mat

By Shem Pennant,

Apple haven’t been to CES for a long, long time yet still manage to dominate the show – much like Goddot in Stoppard’s classic play. The success of the iOS ecosystem has created many, many weird and wonderful peripherals that… Read article


Air Copy: Wireless Scanner for all tablets and smartphones

By Shem Pennant,

“iPad’s are just for consumption” is one of the more tiresome and persistent “trolling” remarks that was unleashed on Apple’s tablet when it was released in 2010. Well that and it’s lack of support for Flash but those remarks seem… Read article


Bloom FM: iOS streaming radio done right

By Shem Pennant,

I love music and when I was 15-18 nothing in the world was more exciting to me than a free CD. When I started reviewing albums at university and was given, yes *given* free CDs every week I couldn’t believe… Read article


A look at Digital Theatre’s iOS app

By Shem Pennant,

I love a good theatrical experience and in this month I’ve had my mind blown by Fueza Bruta and the Master and Margarita (both of which are amazing artistically and technically and come highly recommended). But with so many amazing… Read article


YPlan: Do something different tonight

By Shem Pennant,

“What are you up to tonight?” That can be a difficult question at any time of year, but trapped in the hinterland between Christmas and New Year it can be especially difficult to answer. There are those of us that… Read article