Stay connected

The internet has come a long way since the frantic scratching noises of dial up modems and being disconnected when someone picks up the phone. The faster our internet connections become, the more sophisticated the apps that keep us connected get.

Everyone knows about Skype and WhatsApp, but there are some newer apps on the block that are giving the old guard a run for their money.


Viber connects a staggering 800 million people worldwide. Don’t worry about adding your contacts manually as the app instantly integrates with your list so you can text, call, send photos and share your location with other users. You can even go old school and use it as a walkie talkie.


Get past its funny name and OoVoo will prove itself a useful app, particularly if you need to FaceTime multiple people simultaneously. 185 million people are already enjoying the app that is free and works across all platforms.


The app formerly known as Brewster. It gets its new name from integrating all of your contacts into one place. Your friends may vary between Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn but the software ensures they are all in one handy location. If you find that you forget to keep in touch with people the software uses relationship technology to remind you when you haven’t been in contact for a while.


Wouldn’t it be nice to see where family members are all the time? Life360 is the perfect solution for parents worried about kids arriving safely or for when your partner will be home for dinner. The app pinpoints where family members are on a map and allows everyone to check in when they reach their target destination. The apps group chat is also great for streamlining conversations and planning family events.

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