Proximitips iOS app: A cool guy to be around

Latest Gadgets were invited to an intimate Soho venue to have a hands-on play with Proximitips, an explosion of cool sounding sounding buzzwords and ideas. Phrases like “hyper-local”, “real-time” and “social graph” were thrown around with gay abandon. So what’s all the fuss about? Proximitips is a free iOS app that attempts to be your … Continue reading Proximitips iOS app: A cool guy to be around

Tweetfields – Home of the ‘hottest’ festival news and yet more proof of the middle class colonisation of music festivals

Combine the words Tweetminster and Creamfields and what do you get? A rather boring and predictable anagram of the two enterprises – ‘Tweetfields’. This is, nonetheless, the name Tweetminster and Vodafone VIP have come up with in their creation of the first ever Twitter aggregator for music festivals, www.tweetfields.com. With more than 450 in the … Continue reading Tweetfields – Home of the ‘hottest’ festival news and yet more proof of the middle class colonisation of music festivals

Become a ‘Waze hero’ with the “Facebook for Drivers!”

Now this new app actually roused my attention although I am not sure why it is being marketed as “The new Facebook for drivers”. When you are cruising along at 80 mph down the motorway, happily calculating what time you will arrive at your destination, the one thing that puts a dampener on your plans … Continue reading Become a ‘Waze hero’ with the “Facebook for Drivers!”

Competwition: Twitter FTW

If you like free stuff, Competwition should be bookmarked in your browser. If you’re a small business looking to run prize draws on Twitter, Competwition may be the only app you’ll ever need. From the makers of Twitition – the internet’s fastest-growing Twitter-petition site – the service allows business to easily run Twitter-centric giveaway campaigns. … Continue reading Competwition: Twitter FTW

Soundcloud and Bandcamp: Usurpers of MySpace’s online music throne

A music blogger recently tweeted, “Tried to play a song by a band on MySpace but it didn’t work cos’ MySpace is a mess.” That one sentence, in essence, encapsulates the downfall of social networking website MySpace in one fell swoop. It was once the first-choice destination for music fans to listen to new tunes, … Continue reading Soundcloud and Bandcamp: Usurpers of MySpace’s online music throne

TwitReview: It’s rude to eat and tweet at the same time. Or is it?

Seeing a man chow down on his cheese and herb pizza and take out his BlackBerry to use Twitter might be about to become normality after details of a new unique restaurant review website emerged. TwitReview, which begins with a private beta launch in March before a full public unveiling later, spins on the idea … Continue reading TwitReview: It’s rude to eat and tweet at the same time. Or is it?

Flowd – The ‘loyalty’ based app that connects musicians with their fans

One of the biggest privileges of the internet is that it allows ‘everyday people’ to interact and collaborate with previously ‘untouchable’ people, businesses and forms of media and entertainment. Fans of music artists, not just minor supporters but ‘real’ fans, whose enthusiasm towards their musical idol borders on the obsession, are likely to be lapping … Continue reading Flowd – The ‘loyalty’ based app that connects musicians with their fans

MySpace and Facebook team-up: Flogging a dead horse?

It might be akin to flogging a dead horse, but the more eagle-eyed social networking fans out there may have noticed that MySpace has had a bit of a facelift in an effort to reassert its position as a web heavyweight. MySpace is a veteran of the social networking scene but the emergence of Facebook … Continue reading MySpace and Facebook team-up: Flogging a dead horse?