Business News apps

The only Canadian tax app that pushes you straight to a professional

It's tax time again in Canada. Income tax returns for individuals are due in by April 30th with the self employed needing theirs to be filed by June 15th. Nobody likes paying them but taxes are what makes the world go around. There's no reason, however, not to be sure of getting all your deductions in correctly and minimizing the amount that you pay. Big businesses do it all the time so there's no need to feel guilty about it.  More

TAXplan Feb 27th 2016

Simplify your payroll and chat to your staff

While it should be incredibly simple, there's little that causes disharmony in the workplace more than payroll problems. All your employees’ want is to have their wages safely at their disposal on payday with no glitches, no problems and no stuff ups. Sometimes that’s not quite as easy to achieve as it seems - even more so if your staff are working in remote areas. 'halo pay for business' is South African based and a new style of pay vehicle - backed by Barclays Bank subsidiary ABSA bank - that goes some way to solving those problems.  More

halo pay for business Feb 26th 2016

A complete restaurant POS from ordering to billing for your Android

It's a strange thing we are going through at the moment with new startups entering the Main Street retail arena. Whenever I walk down the street in my local town, the biggest changes I'm seeing are plenty of massage and fitness clubs, nail adornment stores, women's clothing stores and new restaurants. Have a look yourself the next time you are in town. It's reckoned that if you are still in business after a year, you are doing pretty well.  So, if you are a new restaurant, it's more important than ever to be using the right point of sale (POS) system to ensure you are running ...  More

FoodZaps Restaurant POS + Ordering Feb 10th 2016

This is dedicated to all car and motorcycle fans

Car and bike lovers are a passionate lot. It’s almost as if they regard the vehicles that they own (and the vehicles that they'd like to own) as religious icons. Show them the latest Ferrari or Harley and they'll be almost rapturous in their praise. Show them a new motor app and you can keep them occupied for hours scrolling through the pages.  More

Auto Moto Feb 7th 2016

A new kind of news in 20 second sound bites

How many times do you hear it these days? The news is too serious. It's depressing. Whether it be terrorist bombs, street shootings or violent Black Friday fights, it almost makes you wanna turn off the news and watch "Two and a Half Men." Well, maybe I'm stretching it a little there but i'm sure you know exactly what I mean. In actual fact, more and more people are turning to their mobiles to catch up on the news rather than the traditional TV nightly versions. However, if the truth were known, even mobile news leaves a little to be desired.  More

Headliner App Dec 26th 2015

Keep your notes, lectures and private thoughts locked away from prying eyes

A few years ago I had a friend who had been laboriously plotting a story that he hoped might be taken up as a tv series. He kept it tucked away on his mobile device and worked on it diligently for over a year. I contacted him again a couple of years later after I'd seen the pilot episode of a new series because the plot line bore a remarkable resemblance to his own. He told me that he'd seen the episode and put two and two together and worked out that, while he'd been at a writers’ workshop, he'd left his device unattended and a fellow writer had been able to access all of his notes. The ...  More

Notes Lock Sep 7th 2015

Keep up with the news and chat about it to fellow readers

Many years ago, one of the great things about going to your local bar or pub was to discuss and debate the issues of the day. Unfortunately, we seem to have lost that interaction of late. Not only are our 'watering holes' closing down at a faster rate than DVD stores, it takes some effort to hold a decent conversation over the sounds of one arm bandits and bad music. These days, the Internet has taken over when it comes to discussions about news and current affairs. Only trouble is...many newspapers are charging a subscription fee if you want to take more than a cursory look at a news ...  More

Engage News Aug 19th 2015

Take the hassle out of conference room bookings

You wouldn't think that there would be too many problems in managing physical conference room reservations, would you? One would figure that you just invite people after checking their schedules and then find a room and work out a convenient time for everyone. There are even models in Outlook and Google Calendar that work on that system. Unfortunately, it's not always that simple. What tends to happen is that some rooms get double booked while others remain empty - causing frustration on all sides. After years of testing, a company in Cambridge, Massachusetts has put together a faultless, ...  More

Roomzilla Aug 9th 2015

Be the first to post new stories to your social networks with this unique news aggregator

Are you one of those people who seem to be just that little bit behind everyone else when it comes to content on social media? Do you find that you are always 'second-best' when it comes to posting news items? If that's the case, then maybe you need a better news aggregator to feed you up-to-date stories and to make you 'top dog' on your social network. Trigger is a rather sociable news aggregator for both iOS and Android that hand picks and delivers content to you an hour or so before anyone else can get their eyes on it. It gives you the chance to become someone who posts great content ...  More

Trigger Aug 6th 2015

Collaborative data visualization thats easy to use, cost effective and all in one platform

When the app revolution got up and running a few years ago, most of the better apps coming onto the market tended to be rather socially oriented. While there was the odd app specifically made to make business life easier there was very little to help the small businessperson and give them some of the same advantages that big business - with their huge resources - benefited from. Of late, however, there has been a plethora of business apps that go some way to levelling the playing field and giving small business the chance to compete with the big boys.  More

Slemma May 31st 2015