There’s an app to enjoy 90s retro
If you’re facing some confusing collective decisions, like where to go for supper or how much you should spend on a group gift, the wonderful world of tech has invented something you need.
Tossup, a new social-polling app, allows you to ask your friends a burning question, the answer to which will be decided on by a vote. It’s a superdemocratic solution to making tough decisions, and will save you a lot of back and forth. The hardest part will be getting your friends to decide if they want to download the app.
Available on Android and iOS
Tamagotchi is back!
Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves. Anxiety-inducing toys are on their way back. With the 90s fast becoming the new retro, it was only a matter of time before we saw the return of the Tamagotchi. And now it’s here and more evolved than should ever have been allowed. This pocket-sized digital pet, which users need to feed or it’ll die (a fate I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy), now comes with five new games.
The makers have also introduced technology that will allow you to connect one Tamogotchi to another. What could be better than two whining digital pets?
Get it for R12.46 at the iStore
Twitter gets in on birthday fun
In a move to make Twitter a more personal space for sharing, the introduction of a birthday notification couldn’t be better timed.
Twitter users can now decide if they want to include their birthday as a public notification. On the special day, your profile will be splashed with animated balloons.
This, combined with Facebook’s birthday fun, means you might find yourself eating cake alone in front of a screen. But with virtual friends, who needs real-life calories?
To activate this option, simply go to the Edit Profile section
of your Twitter account