App reviews

BESTIE – by Jo

We’ve discovered this great, exciting and award winning new App called BESTIE, to help young people and children in Worcestershire to find out more about emotional well being and mental health and to help them get support if and when they need it. There’s all sorts on the BESTIE App. Within its virtual interactive world …

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Crowdless App

Looks like social distancing is here to stay. But with lockdown restrictions easing shops are getting busier and busier – often leading to long queues. Crowdless is a free app designed to help you beat those queues by providing real-time data on how busy supermarkets are so you can choose the least busy place and …

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Bright Sky App

With the National Domestic Abuse helpline reporting a 25% increase in calls and online requests for help since the lockdown, a new free to download mobile app has been launched in partnership with the Vodafone Foundation, providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they …

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Another way to choose your broadband

One of Labour’s most eye catching manifesto promises is to deliver free full-fibre broadband for all by 2030. Full-fibre broadband is defined as reaching speeds of over 1000Mbps. According to Ofcom only 2.5 million properties currently have access to full-fibre, compared to 28 million homes which can access superfast broadband (defined as downloads speeds of …

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Google Garage Digital Marketing by Stephen Harrold

I am currently doing the Fundamentals of digital marketing certificate with Google Digital Garage and I recommend it. It explains the basics of online marketing, using YouTube Videos (with a transcript provided). Each lesson is followed by a few questions with a quiz at the end of each topic. The topics include understanding search engines …

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Note Takers

A good app is a thing of useful beauty, all too rare in a glut of clumsy, over promising, badly designed, bloated, ad-ridden junk. Cherish it as all too soon the designers will spoil it with unheralded “improvements ”. Note-takers are a case in point. There are lot of them out there. The best keep …

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