Friday 28th February 2020

Tag: tech

I agree with Prince Harry: Fortnite should be banned

So Prince Harry has called for Fortnite to be banned in the UK, questioning the benefit it brings to households. I have three boys and the two eldest have been playing Fortnite for the past three months. I can see a change in them, and I must agree with Harry. In January of this year…


New theme-based app allows users to trade for free

An investment app has launched to allow savers to trade for free in firms that match their lifestyles, interests and beliefs. Wombat Invest, which is available on both iOS and Android devices, allows investors to choose from up to 15 carefully curated theme-based portfolios that appeal to a wide range of interests. They include: ●     …


APP REVIEW: TooGoodToGo – eating leftovers and saving a fortune

TooGoodToGo was launched in 2015 by a group of friends in Denmark with a mission to save food, money and the planet. The food app encourages restaurants to sell and users to buy end-of-the-day leftovers for incredibly low prices in order to fight food waste and divert one million meals from landfills in Europe to…


Eight apps that students will love

With the excess and exuberance of Freshers’ Week behind you, you’re coming back down to earth with a bump as you realise it’s still another 10 weeks until your next student loan payment. To help those students who may have overspent and under-budgeted, here are eight of the best apps to eke out every last…

Free Music

How to get over six months of ad-free music for free

I need music in my life. I work from home, in an office by myself. I’d probably go slightly crazy without some kind of background music. I’ve been paying for Spotify for almost a year now and the £4.99 a month offer I received is coming to an end which got me thinking – I…

Money Apps

Money management apps and where to find them

The internet is both a blessing and a curse. Yes, it’s full of trolls who create fake accounts to make nasty comments to strangers, but it’s also full of helpful websites and apps to help you improve your life. The new year is a great time to re-evaluate what’s going on in your life; whether…


How old is your Apple?

Recently, my MacBook Pro broke. I admit that it was my fault, but my clumsiness when it comes to beverages and expensive electronic items is something that I believe I share with the majority of my peers. I remember a friend back at art college, for example, who screwed up her keyboard in a coffee…


Get fit: get paid

You know the cliché: new year, new you. Early January sees the gyms filling up, the streets full of pavement pounders, and empty fruit and veg aisles, as we look to shed some of the excesses of the holiday season. But, with nearly a third of us abandoning our New Year’s resolution by the second…

Elusive Time

When time is elusive

Time is money, as the saying goes. But what happens when technology makes time elusive? I’m teaching a beginners acting course for the brilliant City Academy at the moment. My students are adults from various parts of the globe, and their careers range from singer/songwriters to investment bankers, and everything in between. Last night, I…


Have you heard of VAT MOSS?

A couple of months ago I decided to expand my Etsy store by creating clipart, and selling it on the marketplace – they say the more items your shop has for sale, the more you’ll sell, so I thought I’d give it a shot. The only price I’d have to pay for this stock is…



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