@VoucherCloud #iPhone App

If you've never heard of Vouchercloud (or other similar apps, which I'd love to know about), I was told about this over Easter. If you don't have a smartphone (a variety are accessible), simply go to the website and download printed vouchers before you go. What does Vouchercloud do? Another example of global returning to local... On entering a postcode (or type of activity, or name of company), the app searches for nearby offers within…

Sleep Cycle #iPhone app

Why Sleep Cycle? For years I have complained of being tired, and have had all kinds of tests... but I think the general conclusion is that I just enjoying living life to the full too much, and consequently do too much (and I work best late at night too... why is culture built around morning larks rather than night owls)!! Recently, however, I have been waking up knowing that I have had a lot of…

How To… #iPhone Folders

I still have several months to run on my contract for my iPhone (3GS 32GB), so an iPhone 4 is definitely out of the question at the moment, and probably have to wait for iPhone 5! The only things I crave on the iPhone 4 are the improved battery life (although not the weight that comes with it) and the flash on the camera... Otherwise, I've updated to OS 4.0 on my phone, so I'm…

Talking Carl

Initially, during an 'app swap' session at an educational tech conference (#pelc10), I couldn't see the point of this app, but decided that it was only 59p, and my colleague seemed almost unable to use it for laughing. What Can You Do With It? Strictly speaking, there's not a lot to this app. Carl will repeat everything you say (and any music you play if loud enough) with a high-pitched voice. Tickle him, he will…

Mobile Networking

I have noticed with my students that they rarely seem to read their emails, or their university emails, at least, even though this is our main method of communication with them. Mobiles, however, they can't get enough of, and it's growing. With modern mobiles (and yes, I gave into the iPhone), there's the option of a number of "Apps" which make phones SO much more powerful than we ever imagined when they came as 'bricks', or…