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Tech: Top 5 Apps

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Most people have smartphones and tablets now-a-days, so it’s only right to recommend some apps every now and then. These apps I all have on my iPod Touch and are available from the iTunes app store but they should all be available on android app stores too, such as Google Play.

#1 Social Media – Instagramapps

I love Instagram, it’s an easy and fun way to keep up with the lives of your favourite people and celebrities. Instagram allows people to post images and captions instead of text posts such as statuses and tweets as seen on Facebook and Twitter.

#2 Story-based Games – Runway Life

I’ve recently been playing this game and been loving it too much. In the game, you have started your own fashion company and are required to hire models, buy clothes, and design your studio to make a successful company of your own.

#3 Wellbeing – Calm

This app allows you to meditate by listening to a calming soundtrack and looking at a calming image either with or without instruction. I find this very useful just before I go to sleep to clear my mind and I think you’ll find it equally helpful, if you also have a mind that never shuts up.

#4 Community Social Media – Strawburry17

I love this app for it brings the Strawburry17 fandom together and allows the Strawburry17 audience to interact with all the SB17 team in one place.

Strawburry17 is a YouTube channel set up and run by Meghan Camarena, who works with a whole team of brilliant people to provide interesting and unique content. See her channel here.

#5 Time Wasting Games – White Tiles, 1010! And Magic Touch

Okay, I couldn’t pick between three games but hey, three for the price of one! White Tiles is a fast paced game based on tapping a black tiled moving screen. 1010! is a tactical game using ideas based on Tetris by clearing lines in a cube by placing different shaped tiles strategically. Magic Touch is a Nitrome game which involves tracing the lines or images seen in bubbles to pop said bubbles before they reach the bottom of the screen. All three are addicting and will make you and your friends fight for the best score.

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above images, they are from various sources, edited together by myself via word and paint to create one collage for this post.
P.S. While I move and settle in to my new surroundings, I will not be posting until Oct 4th. See you then!
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Other: FunkoPop!

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1cbd_funko_pop_ghostbustersThis is a slightly different, and shorter, recommendation today, but I want to talk about FunkoPop! Figures.

Funko is an American company which was founded in 1998 to make pop-culture toys. They make a huge range of varying figures of many different characters from pop-culture over the years such as Ghostbusters, Batman comics, The Walking Dead, Zelda, Ace Ventura, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Chucky, Elvis, 517Lo5E2uGL._SX300_Doctor Who, Back to the Future, Toy Story, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Monsters Inc.… There are so many from all sorts of TV shows, games, films and even some celebrities.

I’ve been interested in these figures for a little while now ever since I’ve seen them featured in many YouTubers’ videos and also at my local HMV store. The reason why I’ve been looking on the internet for them recently is because I’m hoping to finally buy one of these figures for my birthday, as a small treat to myself I suppose.Funko-POP-Disney-Sally-Vinyl-Figure

Some of the ones I want are: Groot (From Guardians of the Galaxy), Robin (Batman and Robin), Bernadette (The Big Bang Theory), Jack Burton (Big Trouble in Little China), Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Pooh (Winnie the Pooh) and Elsa (Frozen). During writing this post, I have even found a range of Johnny Depp characters that I would also like such as Captain Jack (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Edward Scissorhands.

Places where I have found to buy them online are: www.forbiddenplanet.com, www.amazon.co.uk/www.amazon.com and of course, http://funko.com/.

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Disclaimer – I do not own the pictures, they are from: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guardians-The-Galaxy-Vinyl-Figure/dp/B00JEYV048, http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1cbd/ and http://coolgadgetsmarket.com/funko-pop-disney-sally-vinyl-figure/