There’s an app to en­joy 90s retro

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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?

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