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Learn about Mammals and Frogs with the Sasol Young Explorer App

Penguin Random House contacted me and asked me to sit down with Jessica and have a go at the very nice Sasol Young Explorer Apps – of which there are currently two, namely Mammals and Frogs. The apps are multilingual,… Continue Reading →

Xander: Educational Apps for Young Children

Created by Stellenbosch-based app development house Tribage App Studio, Xander Apps are educational mobile apps aimed at promoting mother-tongue learning for young children – with apps built in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, Swahili, and Tswana! Fronted by the cute dinosaur… Continue Reading →

A Xander Dad: Dad and the Code Featured on the Xander Apps Blog

Stellenbosch-based Xander, an award-winning proudly South African venture courtesy of the well known Knott-Craig clan, produces educational apps for young children aimed at promoting mother-tongue learning. Children are able to engage with technology, learn and have fun all at the… Continue Reading →

Facebook (Android): How to Cancel Stuck, Failed Uploads

I wanted to upload a quick pic of the indoor braai that I had started to ring in the end of the long weekend to Facebook, but for some or other reason, the image upload failed, or rather got stuck… Continue Reading →

Android App: Know Your Load Shedding Status with GridWatch

If you live in South Africa then the reality is that load shedding is here to stay for quite a bit longer – particularly as the energy demand starts spiking when the really cold winter weather starts kicking in! So… Continue Reading →

Libra – A Great Weight Tracking Android App

Part of my current weight loss drive is to track my weight on a daily basis. Thus, I needed a lightweight mobile application that would facilitate this process – which is exactly where Daniel Cachapa’s excellent Libra – Weight Manager comes in…. Continue Reading →

Android App: uTorrent

When it comes to bittorrents and torrenting, I primarily use excellent Deluge on my Ubuntu home machine. However, now that I am in possession of a nice 10 inch android-powered tablet, it was time to look at what was available… Continue Reading →

How to Install a Standalone Android App on a Samsung Smartphone

Sometimes you need to install an Android App that isn’t available in the Android Marketplace onto you phone, maybe because the App doesn’t meet the Marketplace’s rules, or perhaps because you are in the process of developing a new App… Continue Reading →

Android App: SmartTraining

Although you wouldn’t say it by the look of me, I do actually do a fair bit of exercise and training. Because I’m loathe to spend a lot of money on training aids, I was looking for a low cost… Continue Reading →

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