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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

Fuel Challenge | FuelStory: Yin

posted by on 06/01/2013

Fuel Challenge | FuelStory - Yin

As part of the Fuel Challenge, I thought it’d be a good idea to document a day in our lives to see what we actually get up to and how many points we rack up. Obviously I’m sure both of us have been putting a bit more effort into walking up the stairs instead of taking the bus/stairs. The sad thing is, I’ve averaged a fairly decent amount for the past 4 days but I know for sure that today’s total will be less than 2000. Home day, family business to cater to. Sigh. More on the reverse.

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Competition | Win An iPad

posted by on 02/01/2013

Competition | Win An iPad

Booyah. We told you we won’t be posting properly but it’s just doesn’t feel right leaving ya’ll like that. So we’ve got a nice little givea way to keep everyone occupied. I don’t even have one myself; my hipster coffee shop ventures feels incomplete without one in a tan leather case. Hop on after the cut to find out how you can win an Apple iPad.

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Yin vs Yang | Nike Fuel Challenge

posted by on 02/01/2013

Nike Fuel Challenge Yin vs Yang

Uh oh, there’s nothing like a bit of healthy competition to kick start the year. For years both of us have yearned to get fit and healthy, you know 6 packs and all but it’s never happened due to our excuses. The past few months have seen us become a little bit more fitness orientated and the good folks at Nike have given us a pair of FuelBands to see which one of us comes out on top. Bare in mind that both our jobs require us to be sat around a computer for most part of the day and outside of work, we run Y&Y. More time in front of the computer (I would say Mac but he uses Windows!), yay! for us. More on the reverse.

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New Myspace BETA Version

posted by on 20/12/2012

The new Myspace is nearly here. We brought you the news that it was set for a major overhaul following the Justin Timberlake takeover and now it’s almost time to see the results of this change. The change sees it become a Facebook, Linkedin, Pintrest hybrid where creatives can connect, collaborate, share, and discover. Instead of clicking all over the web to stream a song here or watch a video there you’ll finally be able to listen to music, watch a social stream, watch videos, buy merchandise, purchase tickets and more, all in one place.

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YouTube Capture

posted by on 19/12/2012

YouTube Capture

Creating videos and uploading the to YouTube and sharing it with your social media buddies on Facebook and Twitter on your iPhone has never been made easy, until now. YouTube Capture is a new app which allows you to shoot video content and upload it to YouTube instantly. From that you are then able to share your video on Facebook and Twitter seamlessly. As with regular uploads to YouTube you are still able to enable and apply all the same tools, such as caption edits and privacy settings, to your video. Currently the app is only designed for iOS users so those who do not own an iPhone or iPod touch will not be able to use this app. However an Android version is being worked on and should see a release early next year. Take a lil look at the video on the flipside to get a further insight to watch Capture is all about.

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Mailbox App

posted by on 17/12/2012

Mailbox app

Some people would say that the method of communication known as email has gotten lost amongst the array of communication mediums that we have at our disposal. Twitter, Facebook, BBM, iMessage, Instagram have all taken over as our way to communicate with one and other leaving emails to be obsolete for some. Orchestra believe that by making emails more fun and engaging much like our new forms of communications emails will once again become our favourite method of communication. Dubbed Mailbox, the app will will feature  swipe gestures which make it quicker and easier navigate through and control our inbox. Swiping a message in your inbox to the right will archive it, swiping to the left saves it for later scheduling it to pop up back in your inbox at a later and more convenient time. Swiping to the right and holding it deletes the message whilst swiping to the left and holding it brings up a menu where you can move or relabel the message. Written down on paper all these features don’t sound that exciting but seeing the app in action really brings it to life. Peep the video after the cut to see what Mailbox is all about.

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Facebook – Year In Review

posted by on 14/12/2012

Facebook Year In Review 2012

As with every year past and every year to come; December brings with it a need to reflect on the year that’s coming to an end. It’s probably the only time of the year when we realise just how much we’ve done and how much things have changed. It is as inevitable as the new year’s resolutions most will make in a few weeks time, and as inevitable as the new year’s resolutions we will then deem ‘not that important anyway…’ when we drop them mid-January.  This year something has struck me as a particularly nice way of reflecting on the good times that have been had during 2012. I wouldn’t usually suggest Facebook as something especially sentimental, but the ‘2012 Year in Review’ option (found on your profile) was actually a very enjoyable summary of all of the best photos added by me and my friends from the past year.  It also offers the option to view the most popular trends in the UK over the year, what’s been most talked about, the most popular check-ins, and the top ten trending songs. Despite some of the top trends being a little concerning (one direction scored sixth on most talked about…) this is still definitely worth checking out!

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Google Maps for iPhone

posted by on 13/12/2012

Google Maps for iPhone

Hallelujah! Google have made my day already by releasing its Google Maps for iOs app. We all know Apple’s native application is hideous – it’s like the pound shop alternative to Google’s Waitrose version. They’ve improved on the old native app with a much slicker UI and one that requires to login into your Gmail account before you can start using – I bet this will count as a G+ login in their next stats report for the social network. Hop on after the cut for the download link.

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StickNFind Bluetooth Trackable Device

posted by on 06/12/2012

StickNFind is a small nifty little gadget created by Jon Mitts that allows a user to keep track of a person, object, animal  within a 100ft range. The device is simply attached to the given object and is monitored via the use of it’s accompanying smartphone app. It’s an especially useful piece of tech for parents who would like to keep track of their kids whilst visiting the park as it can act as a virtual leash.This is just one example of what it could be used for but would you use it? Would it help to know that it also lights up and beeps so that it is easy to locate in the dark. It also sends a message to your phone should the person/object you are tracking breaks a distance that you have set. Peep the short video explaining its purpose.

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Ferrari By Logic3 T250 | Review

posted by on 03/12/2012

Ferrari do headphones, apparently. Well Logic3 do headphones and have teamed up with the luxury Italian car brand to create this elegant collection of headphones. I’ve let my other half review it since I’m so used to my colourware Beats now – hard to detach from myself and give an unbiased opinion. Hop on after the cut.

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