More than a quarter-of-a-million of French users subscribed to the app within months of the app launch, and 10,000 Londoners quickly followed. Sad though it may be for the bored readers of train newspapers to lose a printed insight into the barely suppressed passions of those amongst them seeking “the cute blonde who catches the eight-oh-five, I let you ahead of me through the ticket barrier this morning. Drink?” there is now a chance for the cute blonde and her turnstile champion to assess mutual availability without the poor returns of anonymous newspaper advertising, the high social risk of seeming sleazy at the station, or bottlenecking the bloody gate. … [Read more...] about Break out the chamomile tea: ‘scary’ Tinder is outdated. Enter: Happn
Supporters at the time of the proposal argued the scheme would save energy by reducing domestic coal consumption. … [Read more...] about Clocks change 2020: Did the clocks go forward last night and will my phone update automatically?
Last week, she told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid during the live link-up on Good Morning Britain: "You know I'm usually a stoic and it takes a lot to get me nonplussed but I have had a few wobbles and I am really worried about my mum and dad. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Lorraine Kelly looks concerned leaving gym before her show is taken off air
Hopster (Android/Apple/Amazon – subscription)Sesame Street, Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine, Fireman Sam and Pingu, accompanied by fun learning games on topics such as maths and phonics. It will even remind kids not to binge on too many episodes in a row. It costs £4.99 a month. … [Read more...] about 20 learning apps for stir-crazy kids
So far, British shoppers have failed to oblige. All the indicators – whether "footfall" (or trips to the shops), surveys of consumer confidence, bashing of credit cards, or total spending – have been at least deeply disappointing or straightforwardly down on last year. The British Retail Consortium predicts that £5bn will be spent this weekend alone, but it admits that that will not be enough to prevent a wave of business failures early in 2013, joining Clinton Cards, Peacocks and Comet which have brought down their shutters for good. This is not always bad news. Struggling and (sometimes) bad retailers go out of business; others come along in their place. Our Price begat mobile-phone shops begat a thousand Poundlands and cafes. After one of the biggest consumer booms in history, British high streets already look overshopped. A period of consolidation is well overdue. … [Read more...] about Shopping: your patriotic duty