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And now for something completely different…

Sentences I never thought I’d hear:
“Where’s the cat?”
“Upstairs playing a game on the phone”.

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PawMe is a smartphone and tablet game for cats. The premise is simple really. The cat follows a ‘mouse’ around the screen and tries to ‘kill’ it with her paws. The more kills they make, the faster the prey goes, giving your cat a bit of a work out. The game works better on a tablet as there is more space for the mouse to move around the screen. You can play the game in single player mode, cat versus cat, human versus cat or human versus human. You can chnage the prey to various things for your cat to chase. The background is also changeable.

This is a great game if you have a hyperactive cat that thinks that fingers and toes and eyes and anything that moves is a toy.

Hours of fun for the kitty in your life!


Skype

Skype is a fantastic free computer program that enables people to speak to each other for free over the internet. It’s also possible to use Skype to make cheap calls to a land-line or mobile telephone. Our step-by-step guides will have you up and running on Skype in no time.

What is Skype?

Skype is a computer program that offers a VoIP (‘Voice over Internet Protocol’) service. This lets you make calls to people all over the world via your computers or telephone and have text chats. Calls between computers are usually free, and other Skype calls are generally inexpensive. With more than 650 million registered users, Skype is by far the most popular VoIP service, and ‘skyping’ is now almost as familiar a term as ‘googling’.
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Irishoutages.com; a simple website that keeps you informed.irish outages

Ever been stuck at home when your network goes? You’re stuck there wondering ‘Is the network down or is it just me’? Rather than relying on your family or friends to confirm or deny that it’s ‘just you’, you need irishoutages.com. It’s a very simple and striaghtforward website that foregoes all the usual bells and whistles. Simply go to the site, look for the service you’re having issues with and see if other users are experiencing problems or not. It has all the major phone networks in Ireland, services like Netflix and the Playstation Network and TV services such as Sky and UPC among many others. naughty list

Each company has a page with lots of info including a graph displaying outages in the last 24 hours, most reported problems (as a %), resolved issues (%) and the users can also add comments, usually to vent their frustration. Probably the most important bit if info is the Live Outages Map. This is a map showing where all the reported outages are coming from. So, you can see in an instant if people in your area are reporting issues. There are also links to the companies help centres and social media platforms.

The website also maintains a kind of ‘naughty list’. This is the 10 companies with the most issues that week.

It’s a very handy website for quick checks but as the reports are user generated, the information should be taken with a grain of salt.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ronan BlogRonan McDonald

Ronan is the Director and brains behind Bridge PC Repair. With over ten years experience in the technology industry, sure he knows it all.

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GIMP; the free Photoshop alternative.

GIMP Photo-editing Tool

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free Photoshop alternative designed for photo editing, touch ups, animations, and image creation.

If you’re familiar with Photoshop, you’ll recognise most of the tools available. The familiar panels of brushes, layers, paths and other tools makes it easy to figure out. Continue reading

This weeks App of the Week is short and Sweet! Flipd for Android wants to lock you out of your phone addiction

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Sometimes, you need a break from smartphoning, and ironically enough —your smartphone can help! This time its an app called Flipd, a no-nonsense app that cuts you off from your smartphone. Once you select a determined time-out time and hit “Flip Off,” you’re locked out. You can select certain contacts that you can still call if need be, but that’s pretty much it. Smartphones are wonderful communication devices, but they can be excellent distraction machines as well. Continue reading

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These are the Android apps that are draining your battery, using your storage and slowing your phone

Online security company AVG Technologies released its quarterly report this week on the apps that are sucking the most life out of your phone — and taking the most time out of your life. The finger points at gambling, dating and the weather.

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The Great Suspender.

Automatically suspend unused tabs to free up system resources

Google Chrome likes to use memory and give your processor a good workout if you keep a handful (or more) tabs open on a regular basis. This can have a negative impact on the speed of your computer, and certainly the life of your laptop’s battery. The Great Suspender solves that problem by shutting those tabs down when they’re not in use.

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Freerice.com: Improve your Vocabulary and Donate Rice to Hungry People for Free!

Freerice.com is a great time-wasting website where you can answer multiple choice questions on a myriad of subjects but what makes this site different is that for every right answer, they will donate 10 grains of rice to hungry people in third world countries.

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Unfollowers.com Track your followers and batch unfollow. A must for Twitter addicts!

Is your Twitter feed blocked up with people that you’re no longer interested in, companies that you followed for a competition 3 years ago and never unfollowed, spammers and drama queens?

Unfollowers.com is something you need in your life! You can track your new followers, see who unfollows you and batch unfollow accounts that don’t follow back.
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