Apps

Thanks to our increased use of smartphones, apps are big business. More importantly, the latest smartphone apps will make your life that little bit easier.

CES 2016: Augmented reality is tech you will use

Augmented reality is one of those pieces of technology that will quietly develop in the background, out of sight before bursting onto the scene in a blaze of life changing glory. It's not there yet, but one of the most practical implications for augmented reality has appeared at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016. What is augmented reality? A fair question...

What time is the Conor McGregor fight at?

What time is the Mcgregor fight
When did Marathon become Snickers and what date did the ice age end are big questions in need of answering, but for today only question that matters is "what time is the Conor McGregor fight at during UFC 196". Considering the start time of this fight depends on several other fights and their outcomes it's impossible to predict the exact...

App of the Week: Disney Colour and Play

disney colour and play
Parents, your kids always take your phone and play with it. We need to accept that kids this days are more impressed by technology than traditional pastimes that earlier generations may have enjoyed. But what if technology could compliment those things we used to do? Disney's research and development department have been working on something very cool using augmented reality....

App of the Week: MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal
Just because ol' Saint Nick is a jolly fat man doesn’t mean we need to be too. There is a perception that technology has turned us into a generation of lazy fat slobs, however in some cases technology has been utilised in the fight against the gut, with MyFitnesPal being one such example. MyFitnessPal is one of the most popular fitness...

Vibe: Out the ticket tout

If you've been following EURO 2016 and the Balls.ie facebook group you're sure to have seen endless amounts of banter and fun being had over in France with the Boys in Green. Slightly less craic are tickets that go for above face value from touts looking to turn a profit. Lucky enough, there is a team vowing to "out the tout". Vibe...

Airbnb: All you need to know

You've probably heard of Airbnb, but are also likely to have little idea what it's actually all about. Simply put, you can save on your holiday accommodation and even rent out your own place when you're away. Sounds good? Let's delve deeper. Would you like to get the inside track on more of the latest tech news? Get the Goos3letter...

App of the Week: Metal – Reduce Facebook battery drain

Reduce Facebook battery drain
Facebook, connecting 1.44 Billion people worldwide. 1.24 Billion of those people are active users on a mobile device. An amazing feat for any industry. It's plain and simple, Facebook is awesome, but it sure does drain your battery. The problem: Facebook battery drain Now, if you're on Android, delete your Facebook app. Yes, you read it right, delete it. Don't just get...

App of the Week: RWC 2015

Just about a month to go until the Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off. Our appetites are being whetted by some cracking test matches, including this simply luscious kick and catch try against Scotland. While there are few that really trust TV3 to land top class coverage of the RWC, their new promo video isn't too bad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JM9t5kkoQA Basically what we're...

IFTTT Series: What is IFTTT and how to get started

Best IFTTT recipes
Have you ever found yourself thinking that all that smart technology in your life is a little stupid? Goos3D is on a crusade to make technology relevant in your life and we truly believe that IFTTT is the key to unlock that relevance. All you need is a desire to make things a little easier and a smartphone. Leave...

App of the Week: Laundrie

Laundrie App
There's two things I really love in life. Websites that implement a witty domain name and not having to iron shirts. It's little surprise that Laundrie (or www.laundr.ie) grabs our app of the week title. We've test driven these dry cleaners to see what it's all about. What's the big idea? Ordering a takeaway is a pain, so we have Marvin.ie...