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All posts by Danny Greeff

  • 5 Games for iOS that you need to own

    Being born in the mid-80s means that, like you, I am part of what is now known as the Nintendo generation: a generation of people who grew up with video games, and who will actually enjoy playing video games with our kids one day. I personally started on an 8-bit machine brought back from China by friends of my parents, before moving onto a 16-bit SEGA Mega Drive generously donated to me by my older cousin when he moved onto the first PlayStation console. Since the introduction of memory cards and built-in hard drives though, gaming has become a...

  • 5 iPhone apps better than Apple’s native equivalents

    My name is Danny and I'm an iPhone user. I have been actively using since the 4, and I can even remember the time and date that I first touched the device and fell immediately in love with it. I remember being completely and utterly blown away by every notion of it back then, and it took some time for me to see the flaws that were blazingly obvious to others at the time. Not the device, not the OS, but the native apps. Of course, there are one or two that I still use every now and again...

  • 5 apps every entrepreneur needs to be using

    Entrepreneurs are those people who see great opportunities and grab hold of them before they can pass by or be taken advantage of by others of their kind. These are the human beings who see massive potential where others see risk, and who are responsible for the rapid advancement in our industries and the world we live in. Without them, the world would be boring, grey and average. If you're an entrepreneur, here are five apps that could help you on your quest. Read more on Ventureburn. var vglnk={key:"cc324b6567a9637aa0ff15bc9564b2a5"};!function(e,a){var t=e.createElement(a);t.type="text/javascript",t.async=!0,t.src="//cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js";var n=e.getElementsByTagName(a);n.parentNode.insertBefore(t,n)}(document,"script");

  • 5 apps for the bigwig, the CEO, owner of the biggest office

    Being an employer is a job separate from what you already do every day at work. Once you are in charge of managing the various strengths and skills of your workforce, your views on productivity and the bottom line change forever. Here are five apps to help you choose, manage, motivate and retain the human capital that makes your organization tick. Office Time -- US$7.99 When it comes to monitoring how the productivity of your small team contributes to the firm's bottom line, there really is no better app than Office Time. Read more on Gearburn. var vglnk={key:"cc324b6567a9637aa0ff15bc9564b2a5"};!function(e,a){var t=e.createElement(a);t.type="text/javascript",t.async=!0,t.src="//cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js";var n=e.getElementsByTagName(a);n.parentNode.insertBefore(t,n)}(document,"script");

  • 5 top apps every working stiff should download

    Part of being an employee means that you're expected to show up on time, dress neatly and use your skills and abilities to make a meaningful contribution to the company that pays your salary, which in turn, allows you to lead the life that you do everyday and not end up on the street. To increase the quality of that life (and your distance from the street), you need to constantly be learning, developing efficiencies that allow you to do more in less time, so that you can take on more responsibility and get paid more by your employer....

  • App of the week: Rise Alarm Clock for iOS

    It's no secret that the mobile phone has become a replacement for many extra tools that you use everyday. It replaces your GPS in the car, your calculator at the office and pretty soon, the wallet that you keep in your other pocket. The smartphone has pretty quickly developed into a Swiss Army knife, for life and there must be hundreds of things it could potentially replace. But I'd have to guess that the very first device it replaced for me was the alarm clock, and I'd go even further to assume that nobody uses those awful 90s-esque clock...

  • Meernotes II app review: Moleskine best tread carefully

    In July 2011, I reviewed a beautiful note-taking app for iPhone called 'Molenotes'. If you read the review you'll remember that I fell in love with it for the way it was designed to look and feel just like the original Moleskine notebooks. I thought, and still think, that it was what the official Moleskine app should've been. It was a beautiful, intuitively designed piece of brilliance that brought the feel of an actual notebook to the iPhone. Since then, Fabulously Retro were forced by Moleskine to change the name due to the copyright infringement and it was then...

  • 5 rocking guitar apps to get you shredding

    The guitar is one of the most versatile instruments in music today. Used in pretty much every genre of music you can think of, guitars are probably the most widely played instrument on earth (next to piano, I guess), and anyone who plays will tell you why. Learning to play the guitar brings you that much closer to the music that you listen to, and helps you appreciate it that much more. You understand the level of skill, the pure creativity and the passion that goes into the playing, and you yearn to emulate that emotion coming through your...

  • App of the week: Summly

    Every few months an app is released that has us all gagging to have a go at it. We watch and share the well produced promo videos and read endless blog posts and tweets about it's coming that create a snowball effect and set the tech environment on fire with anticipation of the release date. Normally, these apps are good-looking solutions to simple problems that we experience in our first world lives, or highly complex games that we would never imagine playing on mobile devices. One thing is certain though, no matter how much hype is generated around the...

  • 5 cooking apps that’ll turn you into a Masterchef

    I’ll start this article off with some complete honesty: besides toasted sandwiches and the occasional omelette here and there, I’m not much of cook. Sure, I can braai (South African term for BBQ) with the best of them, but when it comes to the kitchen, I am absolutely hopeless. I’ve always had some sort of interest in getting into cooking, but because my lovely wife is such a good cook (and is scared of contracting something fatal from my undercooked attempts), I’ve never really tried my hand at it. Read more on Gearburn.comvar vglnk={key:"cc324b6567a9637aa0ff15bc9564b2a5"};!function(e,a){var t=e.createElement(a);t.type="text/javascript",t.async=!0,t.src="//cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js";var n=e.getElementsByTagName(a);n.parentNode.insertBefore(t,n)}(document,"script");

  • App Deathmatch: Nike+ vs Runkeeper

    A uncovered autobiography and cookbook written by Kentucky Friend Chicken founder Colonel Harland Sanders was made available for download via KFC's Facebook page last month, which documents Sanders's life up to 1966 -- annoyingly you have to "like" and add an app to your account, so we pulled out some lessons based on anecdotes for you. In 1971, Sanders sold KFC to a liquor and food conglomerate called Heublein, which later lead to...

  • App of the Week — TuneIn Radio Pro

    To be honest, when it comes to the world of internet radio, I am a complete novice. I just didn’t see it having a place in our digital, instant satisfaction world. If I wanted to hear a song, I’d find it on Grooveshark, buy it off iTunes or get it from someone I know. That way I could listen to it when I wanted to, not when some annoying DJ who thinks...

  • SilverWiz completes the cycle with MoneyWiz for Mac

    If you’re one of those people with a good memory or like to read my articles over and over (anybody?), you’ll remember how I went absolutely crazy over MoneyWiz for iOS a few weeks back. Calling it "the best on the market" and saying that "I no longer use any other finance apps on either device and that I’ve never been happier with an app before"...well five weeks on and I still...

  • Reviewed: OLX Classifieds for iOS is a newsy app with bite

    This week I take a look at OLX Classifieds, an app that brings the much publicised web classifieds' service to the iPad. Even though OLX only launched a few months back, it feels as if it has been around forever. Everyone has seen the ad (especially if you're a YouTube junkie); a slightly out of shape dad gets ridiculed by his honest, entrepreneurial daughter for holding onto an exercise machine that he's used...

  • 4 awesome sports games for iOS

    Sports games have always been a firm favorite of mine over the years. From the days of NBA Jam on the SEGA Mega Drive ("Boom-shakalaka!") I've always felt that sporting titles are a must in any gamer's collection. Since the introduction of smartphones and tablets, many of the larger sports gaming titles have inevitably made their way on over to the newer touch screen devices and have just as much success as their console-based cousins. Below are just four of my favorites.var vglnk={key:"cc324b6567a9637aa0ff15bc9564b2a5"};!function(e,a){var t=e.createElement(a);t.type="text/javascript",t.async=!0,t.src="//cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js";var n=e.getElementsByTagName(a);n.parentNode.insertBefore(t,n)}(document,"script");