BBC Radio Suffolk – App of the Week

Every Monday morning at around 10:40  Matt presents the App of the Week slot on the Mark Murphy Mid-Morning Show on BBC Radio Suffolk. Matt is also the shows ‘Resident Technical Correspondent’.

The mobile apps are picked from the hundreds of thousands available to download and can work on Android, iPhone/iPad, Windows Phone and Blackberry handsets.

Normally they are chosen because they offer something a little bit different from the norm.

The next episode of App of the Week will be on Monday 3rd June 2014 at approx. 10:40am on BBC Radio Suffolk.

You can listen to previous episodes of App of the Week on Soundcloud by clicking here or on Mixcloud by clicking here

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In the meantime, you can tune into BBC Radio Suffolk on 103.9, 104.6, 95.5 and 95.9FM or online here


16th June 2014 – “Samsung Gear 2” – Following my week wearing the Samsung Gear 2, I give my views on whether it’s a useful or simply a novelty. (READ) (LISTEN)

9th June 2014 – “Wearables and FIFA” – This week see’s the launch of Gadget Man as a replacement for App of the Week. This week we look at Samsung and Sony Wearables and the official FIFA App. (LISTEN)


2nd June 2014 – “Pool Break” – If you love Snooker or Pool, you will love this app with authentic graphics, physics and sound (LISTEN)

27th May 2014 – “Word Lens” – If you have trouble translating signs on holiday, this is the App for you (LISTEN)

19th May 2014 – “RingGo” – Take away the pain of finding loose change or even the correct change when you park (LISTEN)

12th May 2014 – “Flixster” – A lovely app for streaming your Ultra-Violet movies (LISTEN NOW)

6th May 2014 –“IFTTT” – A great App for automating those repetitive tasks in your life (LISTEN NOW)

29th April 2014 – “PayM” – Matt is a guest on the Etholle George Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Suffolk and talks about PayM (LISTEN NOW)

28th April 2014 – “MyChoicePad” – Is you or your child learning Makaton signing? This app for iPhone and iPad will help them (LISTEN NOW)

21st April 2014 – “Chrome Remote Desktop” – Need to connect to a relatives PC or Mac remotely, you can with this app for PC, Mac or Android (LISTEN NOW)

14th April 2014 – “PasswordBox” – A great app for desktop and mobile for storing your passwords (LISTEN NOW)

7th April 2014 – “Evernote” – The leading note taking app for a vast range of smartphones, PC and Mac’s (LISTEN NOW)

31st March 2014 – “Foursquare” – Check in to your favourite places to eat, drink, shop or do business (LISTEN NOW)

24th March 2014 – “Yojo” – A nice app for finding available apprenticeships in Suffolk (LISTEN NOW)

17th March 2014 – “Quizup” – For all your pub quiz fanatics out there – choose the category from 100’s available and test your knowledge (LISTEN NOW)

10th March 2014 – “Vivinio” – A very nice wine selection app. Just point your camera at the wine and it will tell you all about it (LISTEN NOW)

3rd March 2014 – “IMDB” – The smartphone interface to the worlds largest directory of movies and television (LISTEN NOW)

24th February 2014 – “Whats App” – recently purchased by Facebook, we find out what it is all about (LISTEN NOW)

17th February 2014 – “Toca Kitchen” a lovely app of kids on Android and iOS (LISTEN NOW)

10th February 2014 – “Flappy Bird” now removed from the apps stores – we discuss the app and the reasons behind it’s removals from app stores (LISTEN NOW)

3rd February 2014 – “Photosynth for iPhone and Windows Phone and Photosphere for Android” – Lots of fun taking 360 panoramic photos (LISTEN NOW)

27th January 2014 – “UK Bus Times” – An excellent Android app for helping people find the nearest bus stop, including bus times and routes (LISTEN NOW)

20th January 2014 – “Google Earth” – A well established desktop favourite, 3d mapping makes the App stand out though (LISTEN NOW!)

13th January 2014 – “Soundcloud” – A marvellous was of sharing your recordings with friends and listeners (LISTEN NOW!!)

6th January 2014 – “How to tie a tie” – Today we look at ‘How to tie a tie’, which gives you clear step by step instructions in tying a tie – To demonstrate, Matt used the app to tie his tie in a ‘St Andrews’ knot. (LISTEN NOW!!) or click HERE to view his handywork.

30th December 2013 – “Vine” – Ronnie and I look back over the last year and ahead to the future of Apps in 2014. We also discussed whether lots of young people are in fact leaving Facebook (LISTEN NOW!!)

23rd December 2013 –“Norad Tracks Santa and The Snowman & The Snowdog + Sleeps until Christmas on Facebook” – Track Santa live!! Fly to the North Pole with the Snowman and check how many ‘sleep’s until Christmas. (LISTEN NOW!).

16th December 2013 – “TVCatchup” – Watch TV on your smartphone from one app. (LISTEN NOW!)

9th December 2013 – “Toca Hair Salon 2” – Hours of fun for children this Christmas. (LISTEN NOW!)

2nd December 2013 – “Cocktail Flow” – Cocktail ingredients App. Available of multiple platforms. (LISTEN NOW!)

25th November 2013 – “Hands Free Traffic Talker” – Android and IOS. Traffic Information App for drivers. (LISTEN NOW!)

18th November 2013 – “Google Goggles” – Android and iOS Image search app with other neat features . (LISTEN NOW!)

11th November 2013 – “The Suffolk Real Ale Pub Finder” – Map based app. (LISTEN NOW!)

4th November 2013 – “Rain Alarm” – Weather app. (LISTEN NOW!)

28th October 2013 – No Episode due to adverse weather conditions.

21st October 2013 – “Flipboard” – News Aggregation

14th October 2013 – “WEQ4U” – Android and iOS – Money Saving

7th October 2013 – “Sound Hound” – Android, iOS and Windows Phone – Music Track Recognition

30th September 2013 – “GetGlue” – Android and iOS – Social Network App

23rd September 2013 – All The Cooks – Android and iOS – Recipe Application

16th September 2013 – Path – Android, iOS and Kindle Fire – Social Network App

9th September 2023 – “Glympse” – Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows Mobile – Mapping App

2nd September 2013 – “Shop Savvy” – Android, iOS – Shopping barcode scanner

19th August 2013 – “Nasa” – Android, iOS – Space information (LISTEN NOW!)

12th August 2013 – “Umano” – Android, iOS – News App (LISTEN NOW!)

5th August 2013 – “Google Translate” – Android, IOS – Translation (LISTEN NOW!)

29th July 2013 – “Tune in” – Android, IOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone – Online Radio



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