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Top 5 Apps every South African will want in 2016


We all know about the popular apps that get downloaded the minute you’ve unwrapped your new smartphone, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp, but after a few days, the fun dissolves and you’re on the lookout for apps that will make your smartphone way more entertaining. Not only that but nowadays people also look for apps that suit their lifestyle and even improve it. Take a look at this list of the apps we suspect everyone will want to install in 2016.



Netflix is the leading subscription service for watching series and movies on your phone. With the Netflix mobile app, you can enjoy the best entertainment anywhere, anytime. The app also allows access to unlimited TV shows at what is considered to be a low monthly price.

Some features include:

  • Watch as many TV episodes and movies as you want, as often as you want, anytime you want – there are no limits.
  • Browse through a growing selection of thousands of TV series and movies that are added regularly.
  • With the Netflix app installed on all your devices, you can watch an episode of your favourite show or that movie you’ve been meaning to see for ages on one device, with the option to continue from where you left off on another device.

Available on iTunes, Google Play, and Microsoft store.

VHS Camcorder


Use VHS Camcorder to transform your videos into footage that will look like it was made in the ‘80s. This is a cool new way to capture fun moments with a twist. Share your videos with friends and you’ll be one step closer to making them believe that you’ve built a time travelling machine that’s allowed you to go back in time and shoot.

Some of the features include:

  • Static and tracking distortion
  • Tape noise
  • Fake on-screen date
  • Outdated video graphics.

Available on iTunes and Google Play.



Who knew that with an app such as ADT’s FindU app, you can use your smartphone as a personal safety and monitoring system?

Some of the features:

  • GPS monitoring
  • Audio/video surveillance
  • Instant alerts with selected contacts and ADT’s emergency monitoring centre.

The last thing you want is to feel unprotected in an unsafe situation. FindU quickly sends the correct emergency assistance you need to your direct location. The app ensures you can access help anytime, anywhere.

The FindU app is available on iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft Store and Blackberry App World.

BuzzFeed Video


As most social-media savvy people know, BuzzFeed videos are undeniably fun and stimulating. What better way to experience this gift on social media than to have the convenient BuzzFeed Video app installed on your smartphone? Discover new shows and subscribe to your favourite ones to receive notifications when new videos are uploaded. With the BuzzFeed Video app, you’ll never experience another boring day in your life again.

Available on iTunes and Google Play.

Podcast Addict


Podcasts have grown increasingly popular over the last years, with lots of people opting to listen to them on long drives or when they’re keen to take a break from reading a book. With the Podcast Addict app, you can manage your audio and video podcasts, audiobooks, and even live stream radio, including YouTube channels and RSS News feeds.

Some of the other features include:

  • Import your podcast subscriptions from iTunes
  • Listen to live internet-based radio stations
  • Use the embedded search engine to browse Podcast Addict or iTunes databases.

Available on Google Play.

Every year thousands of new apps are released, often leaving you feeling overwhelmed with the amount of choice. There’s no denying that apps help to improve your smartphone experience, it’s just about finding the right ones for you and your lifestyle. Why not try the above-listed apps – we’re sure you’ll find them worthy of taking up space on your device.

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