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An SOS lifeline for our elderly relatives at the touch of a button

No matter where we are in the world, it's safe to say that care for the elderly is a major problem that is beginning to reach danger point. In the US, for example, there will be over 72 million people aged 65 or over by 2030. In Australia there are over 100,000 elderly citizens who are waiting for home care packages to be provided. In the UK it's said that 97% of older people dread the thought of moving into an age care facility. The bottom line here is that our populations are growing older and Governments (and concerned families) are having great difficulty in finding the money to fund ...  More

My SOS Family Jan 16th 2019

A voice-activated personal safety app to keep your family safe when you're not around

As much as we would like to think we are safe when we are walking the streets, there can be little doubt that the world has become a much more dangerous place over the last few years. While we don't like to admit it, crime rates around the world are increasing on a daily basis and we are not just talking about major cities here. It's a worldwide problem that could rear its ugly head in any country in the world, in any size of town or city and to any of us.  We could be on our way to school or college, coming home after a night out, going down to the shops to pick up some groceries or, ...  More

Covert Alert Jan 10th 2019

Translate foreign languages from multiple sources in a flash

If you asked a hundred people to tell you which foreign language translation app they use, the chances are that most of them would say Google Translate. It's the obvious go-to translation app because everyone knows Google. However, while there are heaps of apps out there that all claim to be the best translation app in town, there can be quite a difference in their features and their ease of use. Some are based on voice activation, some offer a copy and paste option, some are designed specifically for travelers while others have a limited language option. Then there are the other options ...  More

Idiom Jan 8th 2019

The perfect companion piece to Salesforce CRM that does everything except make tea

What most of us really need in our business life is a damned good personal assistant. Someone who could organise us better, someone with all the relevant details of customer communications at their fingertips and someone who has all the up-to-date information that we need to take our business further. It would be a bonus if they could make a decent cup of tea or coffee to go with it but that could be asking too much. Unfortunately, the days of PA's for sales teams is pretty much over these days. However, if your sales team don't mind foregoing their tea or coffee there is another way of ...  More

Veloxy Jan 3rd 2019

What's the easiest way to get a job done? Hire a local

If you check the unemployment figures around the world you might be forgiven for thinking that the job market hasn't been as healthy as it is now for many years. The US is sitting on 3.7% right now and the UK at 4.1%. The bad news though is that close to one third of unemployed people are under 25 and that figure is even higher if you are over 55. The younger ones are able bodied and ready to work and the older ones have all the skills you'd ever need but employers would rather choose someone younger. Add these to the number of underemployed - people who aren't getting as many hours as ...  More

wage app Dec 21st 2018

Print your photos and documents directly from your Android device with ease

Android phones and tablets have proven over the years to be a worthy rival to the behemoth that is Apple and they can do many of the things that iOS is famous for. They can store all your favorite music, take and store great photos and they can handle very large documents with ease. What's that other thing they can do? Ahhh yes, you can even make phone calls with them. They're a bit like the transponder from the Star Trek series though I don't think they've mastered beaming Scotty up yet. One of the many other things they can do is to print images directly from the device.  More

NokoPrint Dec 20th 2018

Improve your eyesight using age old techniques and modern day technology

Back in the 1920's, eye care physician William Horatio Bates published his masterwork book titled Perfect Sight Without Glasses. In it, he attributed nearly all of our sight problems to habitual strain of the eyes. He suggested techniques that centred on visualisation and movement and placed particular emphasis on imagining black letters and marks and their 'movements.' While many of his theories have been criticised by 'experts' over the years, anecdotal evidence has consistently shown that there is more than a modicum of sense to his theories. Mind you, it wouldn't be the first time that ...  More

SniperSight Nov 29th 2018

Make a video will to back up your paper one

Death is a thing that many of us just don't want to confront. I guess we think that' the more we talk about it, the more likely it is to occur. However, as they say, the only two things that never change in this world are the paying of taxes and our inevitable demise. The next question that has to be dealt with is what we do with our money and our possessions after we've gone. For some reason that I've never been able to quite fathom, a traditional written will kit can set you back quite a bit. What's more, given the vagaries of the law and the fact that so many written contracts can be ...  More

mylastwill Nov 28th 2018

Keep track of your road toll payments in real time

Governments the world over are running out of money. They've committed themselves to so many things that there's not enough left in the pot to pay for important things like infrastructure and new roads. Consequently, they are turning more and more to private enterprise to fund new highways and bridges the world over.   More

Real Time Tolls Nov 20th 2018

Poll a random audience to see which photo shows your best side

We humans are strange creatures. We will happily offer an opinion on everyone and everything when it comes to other people's social media photos but, when it comes to our own, we seem to find it a real problem. Maybe we love them all and find it hard to decide. Maybe we simply hate them all. So how do we solve this? Do we ask all our friends to come around and offer their opinions (be prepared for some honest answers though) or do we just chuck them all out there and hope for the best? Well, here's an idea. Why not crowdsource a whole bunch of random opinions from people you don't know and ...  More

picpic Nov 14th 2018

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