Sir David Attenborough’s Story of Life

One of the most enjoyable educational apps I’ve yet experienced : Join broadcast legend Sir David Attenborough to explore more than 1000 of the greatest wildlife moments ever filmed. Explore the most comprehensive collection of Sir David’s work ever released online. Includes six decades of highlights from more than 40 landmark BBC programmes, including Planet […]

Awesome Apps

This week’s Awesome Apps: Bear and Infuse Pro (plus a bonus, Duet Display)

Each Monday I’ll be selecting a couple of tried and tested apps that I use on a regular basis – one that is business or productivity-related and another that adds value during leisure or down time. Given my professional focus is on collaboration and community, and my work involves documenting and delivering strategic recommendations, facilitating workshops and training large groups of executives and community members, I’d expect that a good number of apps will be useful in those and similar scenarios.

Ummo: your personal speech coach

Planning a conference session or work presentation anytime soon? This app might come in handy… Ummo is your personal speech coach. Whether you are practicing for a presentation or looking to improve your day-to-day communication, use Ummo to track your filler words (“Umms” and “Uhhs”, “like”, “you know”), pace, word power, clarity, and more. This […]

Safari 9 Responsive Design Mode

Do you host a site or platform that you need to make available to a wide range of desktop and mobile devices, including those Apple iThings running iOS9? Then you need to check out Safari’s Responsive Design Mode (found in the Develop menu in Safari 9 for the Mac).  Take a look at this (video courtesy […]

Circle: The Local Network

Circle is the mobile app that’s in the know, anywhere you go. Circle keeps you up to speed by adapting to your location and letting you view what’s happening near you, now. Our goal is to build on the lessons learned from traditional social networks to make a new kind of community: positive, local and […]

Oyster: ‘Netflix for Books’

One of the many advantages for those living in the USA is that so many innovative online services get offered there first.  Some, despite many broken promises, never make it to the UK – a classic example being Google Voice.  However, I’m also well aware that folks that live in less populous or non-English speaking […]

Get it while you can: 1Password for iOS

Most folks that know me well know that I am a huge fan of 1Password, the cross-platform app from AgileBits that allows passwords to be generated, stored and made available across your entire computing estate: 1Password is a password manager that goes beyond simple password storage by integrating directly with your web browser to automatically log […]

MyTools: RØDE iXY Microphone for iPhone/iPad

A few days ago I promised a series of posts covering the tools that I use in Collaboration Matters on a day-to-day basis. Some will be must-have applications, others will be gadgets or accessories and others just a bit left-field!  All take an important role in how I go about doing business.  I’m calling this […]

New release of IBM Connections app for iOS and Android now available

Version 4.1.0 of the IBM Connections app is now available from the Apple App Store and Google Play, including the following enhancements: Support for Community Files, Forums, and Bookmarks on SmartCloud @mentions for status updates (requires Connections server 4.5 and above) Target status updates to individual profiles or a community Support liking for status update […]

My perspective on iOS 5

As most of you will know by now, Apple iOS 5 becomes available for download later today after a beta test period of approximately 4 months. As Collaboration Matters is a member of the Apple developer program, we’ve been running iOS5 previews on a mixture of iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches since June.   It’s […]