The best apps for keeping you up to date with trends and celebs
Cape Town - The celebrity culture is ever-changing, what is fashionable today will be old news tomorrow, who is top of the A-List today might slide down to the D-List tomorrow, and keeping up seems like an impossible task.
So how do you make sure you are top of the trends and up to date? It is as simple – there’s an app for that! We no longer have to slog through endless internet sites and newspapers to get everything that we need to know about celebrities, apps make it so much easier and faster to get what we need when we need it.
We have listed some of our favourite celeb-and trend-orientated apps:
1. Identifying actors and watching upcoming trailers
You know that feeling when you are watching a film and you are like ‘I have seen this man in something, what is it?’ Internet Movie Database (IMDB) app can solve that by letting you search movies, actors, television series etc, in order to find out more information, get the credits, ratings, trivia and watch trailers of upcoming films and series. Get it on Android or iOS here.
2. Booking movie tickets
Now that you have watched the trailers, it is time to book your movie tickets. Gone are the days when we would stand in super long queues in the hope that we would get a ticket to see a film before it is sold out. Buy your tickets on Ster Kinekor (Android, iOS) and/or Nu Metro (Android, iOS) apps anywhere, anytime.
3. Listening to music
If you don’t know the name of the song or artist playing on your radio an app called Shazam (Android, iOS) allows you to put your phone close to the speaker and it will scan the song and pick up the name and the artist so that you know how to find it later. To find it and other great tracks to listen to, there are a range of music apps such as Deezer (Android,iOS), JOOX (Android, iOS), Tidal (Android, iOS), Soundcloud (Android, iOS) and Apple Music (Android, iOS).
4. Keeping up to date with celeb news
Keeping up with the Kardashians or needing your daily dose of Belieber news? Download our own News24 app (Android, iOS) which gives you access to Channel24 and The Juice with the latest local and international celebrity news. For more international news the PEOPLE Celebrity News Tracker app will satisfy your craving for the latest news and gossip, EvriThing Gossip app aggregates celebrity news from various sources to view in one place, and if you prefer Katy Perry to Katie Holmes or Justin Bieber to Justin Theroux, check out the MTV News app for all your music news.
5. Following the latest fashion trends
It’s easier (and probably cheaper) to follow the trends worn by celebrities and fashionistas than ever before by using apps like Polyvore (Android, iOS) to compare prices, make outfit boards and find a range of clothing items from around the internet. For a more local look, try Spree (Android, iOS), Superbalist (Android,iOS), Takealot (Android, iOS) and Zando (Android, iOS), for a range of beautiful styles that are 100% on trend.
6. Play the celeb games
They say in order to make it Hollywood; you have to know how to play the game – literally. After the success of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (Android, iOS), the game that allowed us to play at being the reality star, there have been a slew of other celebrities that have released games. For mobile there is Gordon Ramsay Dash (Android, iOS), Sniper X with Jason Statham (Android,iOS), Lil Wayne: Sqvad Up (Android, iOS), Britney Spears’ American Dream (Android, iOS), Kendall & Kylie (Android, iOS), and Nicki Minaj: The Empire (Android, iOS) among others.
7. Keep up to date with yourself
Once you’re not missing any celeb or trending news why not also get up to date with your own finances and banking? A great mobile banking app does a lot more than track account balances and send text alerts and Capitec’s banking app allows you to bank anywhere 24/7, do all your transactions through the app, save, set a budget, view your credit rating and instantly stop stolen cards or update your card limits. Why spend hours in a bank line when you can use your cellphone to download an app to bank on the go? Secure, easy to use and available on supported smartphones a banking app keeps you in the know and up to date with all your banking.
Now more than ever, apps have allowed us to have the world at our fingertips. We don’t need to stand in long queues, make 50 phone calls or wait for someone else to tell us something. We only need to go onto our phones, and the magic can happen. Capitec has made it even easier for users to appreciate their smart phones, with a banking app that is simpler, better, faster. Whether you want to use it split the bill when out for dinner, to pay a beneficiary or to buy airtime, you can do it all from the comfort of your phone. Think of all the time you can save with simpler banking by doing many of the things that you would previously need to go into a bank to complete.
Even more than time, you can save money by using the app. It is free to download and there is no monthly subscription, it is free to use (you pay no data charges to use the app), app transactions cost less than transactions made at branches, and you can even manage your budget to make sure you are not wasting money. The Capitec app respects both your time and your money.
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