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 Yes you are not seeing things, no you have not stumbled into an alternate reality that only Sheldon Cooper could explain. Yes I am typing this and no I’m not drunk.

Long thought to be vapourware, Carbon for Twitter has finally be released. Initial reviews have this as saying that

Its so aesthetically pleasing that no other app could beat this. Its functional, switching between accounts is a breeze and the best I’ve seen.

Click on the link below to give the app a go, just remember to give the devil a wave as he skates to work.

Carbon for Android



My posts are just like buses. Nothing comes then all of a sudden you get three at once (well within 24 hours but you catch my drift).

Checking my account on App.Net yesterday I noticed that I’ve been granted three more one-month trials. My other half has already stolen one so that means I have two left to give away. Just DM on Twitter (@Guillin) with your email address and i will fire you one your way as soon as I can.

Last time I did this, I gave the three trials away with half an hour, so get in quick to try it.

Netbot now free!

Posted: 02/02/2013 in Apps, Mobile, Social Media
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App.Net (or ADN) is a social media platform that launched in 2012. You do have to pay for it (currently $5 a month or $36 a year) however with this comes guarantees. ADN will stay developer friendly, won’t use apps and your details won’t be sold on. This sounds the opposite of another social media platform doesn’t it?


When the iPad mini was announced I mocked it, and mocked it heavily. “Oh it’s just a shrunk down iPad 2” and “listen to the PPI on that thing, that’s rubbish compared to the Nexus 7.” On paper that last comment is true, but hardware doesn’t always mean the best experience. Don’t me wrong, as a device the Nexus 7 is a beautiful piece of kit, but there are some underlying features that irritate me.

I’m afraid all free trials have now been claimed.


 App.Net (or ADN) is a social media platform that was launched in August 2012, and despite the small user base (around 25,000 users at the time of writing this), I find it to be a very good platform. It’s similar to Twitter in a way of how you view the timeline and reply to users, but that is pretty much where the similarities end.


Who forgot to put the money in?

Who forgot to put the money in?

(21:01 GMT) If you go to try to log into Google+ right now, you will be greeted with a very confused and broken robot with the message


503. That’s an error.

There was an error. Please try again later. That’s  all we know

Now it’s very rare for anything from Google to go down and this is the first time that I’ve seen their social media platform go down. Knowing the “Big G” though I’m sure it won’t be long before it’s back up and running. (Trying it on my iPhone is also bringing up nothing).

(21:26 GMT) It would appear that the  planets have realigned as Google+ is back up and running.

Ah Windows 8. It appears to be, what I call a “marmite” OS, you either love it or hate it. Myself? I honestly don’t mind, which doesn’t quite fit into my analogy that I just mentioned but never mind! One feature that I do quite like is the new way that you can take a screenshot!