Author Archives: Nigel

Full Name: Nigel Powell Website:
Info: Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don't we all?
opinion piece November 14, 2014 posted by Nigel

TomTom GPS App For Android FAIL – offline navigation app that is supposed to work offline does not: DO NOT BUY THIS APP

TomTom, one of the biggest GPS navigation software and hardware suppliers in the world, has a big problem. And it’s one they’re pretending doesn’t exist. The company supplies a range of apps on all platforms and dedicated devices, but the one in question is the Android app which is available at a range of significant prices, we’re talking around $35 and upwards. The problem is the app is not offline as the company claims, it actually needs an internet connection…

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TomTom GPS App For Android FAIL – offline navigation app that is supposed to work offline does not: DO NOT BUY THIS APP
Free Software November 14, 2014 posted by Nigel

Thrivetracker – free app helps you track and improve your moods [Freeware]

They say that knowledge is the first step to wisdom, so anything that can help us improve has got to be a good thing, right? Especially when it has to do with how we feel and how we’re getting on with our lives. Now there’s a free app which promises to help us understand more about what makes us tick, and so help us optimize our lives in different ways.

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Thrivetracker – free app helps you track and improve your moods [Freeware]
Eco Friendly November 12, 2014 posted by Nigel

Fresh Paper – keep your fruit and veggies fresher longer with a single sheet of paper

So everyone loves a nice bit of fruit now and then, and there are even those who delight in a decent bit of broccoli with their meals. But the problem is fresh produce tends to go off pretty quickly, which means you end up throwing a lot of it away unless you can eat it quickly. But this ingenious product promises to reduce waste and keep your stuff fresher for longer. 꾾ᴢ

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Fresh Paper – keep your fruit and veggies fresher longer with a single sheet of paper
Cool Web Apps & Sites November 12, 2014 posted by Nigel

Mapillary – use your phone to crowdsource a new style of street view

Google Street View is a wondrous thing, no question, but it’s a bit limited in some ways. For example it really only focuses on what’s happening in the immediate area of a main street. Sure there are more walking views being done, but it’s still got lots of gaps, especially in less developed areas and countries. Now there’s a new alternative which lets the ‘crowd‘ contribute their own photos using a special app.

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Mapillary – use your phone to crowdsource a new style of street view
Gadgets November 11, 2014 posted by Nigel

InWatch Z – we test out the smallest coolest Android KitKat phone (watch) in the world [Review]

Yeah, so we all know that phones are getting thinner and lighter, but what about actual size? Mostly they’re staying that same slab shape, which is fine, but sometimes all you need is a phone which is ultraportable and which you can carry around with you without fear of losing it or forgetting it on a train. Well here’s an interesting alternative for you gadget freaks which should give you exactly what you need.

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InWatch Z – we test out the smallest coolest Android KitKat phone (watch) in the world [Review]
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