Learning apps

Ah, but can you play "Smoke On The Water?"

If I told you that Camelot's Guitar Chords app is similar to GarageBand I could give it no better recommendation. The main difference here, of course, is that the only instrument you have to master is the guitar. Guitar Chords is an absolutely beautiful guitar learning app for iPhone and iPad that gives you a very tasty 6 string / 15 fret virtual guitar to learn to play on. Not only does it look like a million dollars but it sounds like it too - and all at your fingertips on your mobile.   Guitar Chords lets you play guitar on your iPhone & iPad with this beautiful 6 string, 15 ...  More

Guitar Chords Mar 22nd 2012

Strike a pose to improve your portrait photos

It's pretty difficult to take a truly bad photograph using a digital camera. However, there are plenty of other things you can do to make your pictures extra special. For me, framing is one of the most important things to get right. Then there's the posing of your model. Posing App is a free photo learning application for your iOS that gives you 140 great people poses to make your subject more interesting and your photos more professional looking.   Posing App is the ultimate simple posing reference for photographers and models with a variety of poses to choose from for any shooting ...  More

Posing App Feb 4th 2012

Find online and campus degree programs

In a certain month every year the newsagents around the world have been engulfed by students and parents (mostly parents, I might add) waiting for the latest issue of the guide to Universities and Colleges to ensure they collectively choose the most appropriate educational opportunity available. They would walk out of the shop with a thick book which was the equivalent of a small forest. These days, however, there are many online options too. Petap is an free education guide for accredited online and campus degrees, schools, colleges and universities across the USA and Canada.   ...  More

Petap Dec 14th 2011

Social Networking for Traders

If any of you out there have any real idea what the financial market is going to do tomorrow can you please leave a message for me at the front desk. It is without doubt, one of the more challenging ways of attempting to make a living these days and many indulge on a daily basis. So how can you maximize your chances of success. Well, here's a pretty good analogy for you. You know when that bloke down the pub gives you the name of an obscure horse to win a big race because it is training well and looks good? Then it wins or places well. Well, that comes under tips and information. ...  More

TradingView Dec 11th 2011

Fantasy Football - hit the big league

If you want to be up there with the big boys in your Fantasy Football League you really do have to be on the ball all the time. If you put a fair amount of time into your team you will get a fair amount of success. So how do those guys always seem to be at the top of the league each year? Its like they have inside knowledge or something isn't it? Well in truth they probably use a fantasy sports tool like BallNotes. A better way to do your fantasy sports research.  More

BallNotes Fantasy Sports Dec 5th 2011

How to build a robot - and other stuff...

There are quite a lot of sites around matching people who need information to relevant experts and this follows similar lines to a lot of them. In this case though the emphasis is on gaining instruction so if you want lessons in Arabic or mathematics or perhaps would like to know how to create a Wiki you can search and find an instructor willing to teach you online. Being a two-way arrangement it follows then that you can sign up to instruct or sign up to learn. Anyone looking for instruction can search by the tags or enter a subject or topic name and see if it’s included.  More

MuchEnough Dec 1st 2011

No monkey business here - just mathematical fun

Math tutoring has got to be one of the most thankless tasks that every parent has to go through if they want their child to excel at the subject. So what do you do about it? Do it yourself? Aaaargh! I don't think so. You could hire a tutor but that could get a little expensive. Or you can make math fun for your kids with MathChimp. This free and colorful math app for kids gathers together cool math games and organizes them into degrees of difficulty.  More

Math Chimp Nov 29th 2011

Social network for people learning a foreign language

We all have our own little social networking networks but really we are all mostly just talking to people we know and rarely step out of our safe environment. If there's one thing that Facebook doesn't really address it's the cross-borders stuff where you can meet up and converse with people who speak other languages. If you are learning a language think how great it would be to chat with other users who speak that language. Polyspeaks is an easy to use web-based chat and social networking tool that addresses that problem. Polyspeaks is a simple web-based chat tool allowing language ...  More

Polyspeaks Nov 28th 2011

Find, read and organize academic papers - a pleasure to use

While ReadCube doesn't contain anything earth shatteringly extra to similar apps like Papers For Macintosh, Mendeley and Zotero, it is a very useful and attractive looking alternative to have around. ReadCube streamlines PubMed / Google Scholar searches and article downloads, helps researchers to organize and annotate publications as well as creating references with Endnote and simplifying the whole literature research thing.  More

ReadCube - Free Reference Manager Nov 26th 2011

Fun, free and effective language learning.

One of the most frustrating things about learning a new language is the rather dull methods of learning generally available. Wouldn't it be great if you could learn the language from own your favorite source material. StudyStream is a language app that lets you personalize and learn a language from one of your favorite online videos or news stories or even a blog.  More

Studystre.am Nov 21st 2011