Millennials: The New Way To Make Some Extra Cash While Travelling

Packing your bags, leaving your regular life behind, and travelling around the world. That’s the dream. However, once you’re knee-deep into your adventures and the savings start to run dry, what do you do? These days there is almost an app for everything and finding work is no exception to that. There is a wide range of apps available that provide travelers with work opportunities around the globe. So, as long as you have an internet connection to your phone, earning a little extra cash can be as easy as pie.

Here’s a short list of apps you can use to get work whilst travelling (so you don’t have to eat instant ramen every night).

1. Workfast
If you’re heading Downunder (aka Australia) to enjoy the sun and the surf, then this is the app for you. The Workfast app quickly and easily connects job seekers with a range of temp job opportunities across Australia. The duration of a job can go for a few hours, days, weeks or months. This gives you the flexibility to find work that will seamlessly fit around your travel plans, so you can still do all the fun things you had lined up on your list. Also, with Workfast you have the potential to enjoy higher rates of pay, as you decide the rate you wish to work for. Not to mention, the best part is that Workfast pays you daily, so you won’t have to wait very long for the money you’ve earned to enter your pocket. Workfast is a great little app that allows you to easily slot odd jobs throughout your stay in oz.

2. Gigwalk
Gigwalk, based in the USA, is an app that lists small jobs/gigs that typically last from 30 minutes to two hours, with an average pay of $12 to $15 for each job. Gigwalk uses your location services and sends through a notification when it detects a job that is nearby and ready for completion. The jobs are very easy and often involve answering surveys, making sure stock is available, taking pictures of menus, and so on. Also, with Gigwalk there is the potential to earn even more money, as you will be matched with more lucrative tasks that can pay up to $50, if you prove to be productive and reliable. This is determined through your history on Gigwalk and performance on previous jobs. This app is great for those travelling around the USA and who are looking for easy one-off paid tasks.

3. Upwork
The Upwork app provides a whole range of freelancing opportunities, whether they be big or small, short-term or long-term. Upwork has extensive listings that cover a range of industries, such as writing, programming, web design, etc. So, basically if you have a computer and a working internet connection, Upwork will help you find some odd jobs you can squeeze in throughout your trip. Thus, helping you to maximize the potential of your adventures. More money, less problems.

4. Remote OK
Remote OK is an app that aggregates remote work opportunities, especially for ‘digital nomads’, such as web developers and software engineers. This app lists more permanent and long-term positions, so if you want to simultaneously build your career while on the move, Remote OK is for you. Remote OK opens up a world of opportunities to work remotely, so you can enjoy a less traditional work and private life. This app is a great option for working professionals.

So there you have it, a helpful list of apps that you can use while you travel, so that you can find work, fund your trip as you go and make the most of your time away. Working may not have been part of the itinerary, but earning a little extra cash and having new experiences abroad can’t hurt.

Deal Of The Day: 93% Off On VPN Unlimited & To Do Checklist, a Lifetime Subscription Bundle

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Lately we’ve been seeing a lot of VPNs on our DotD column. So we’re happy to report that today there’s a little extra thrown in: a productivity app in the form of To-Do Checklist. So yeah, here come the descriptions of the products in the bundle.

VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription
Say goodbye to all your online privacy worries, for life. VPN Unlimited is your one-stop shop for protecting both your Wi-Fi and cellular connections, securing your online activity, and bypassing web content restrictions.

– Secure public Wi-Fi connection: your data is hidden & encrypted
– Unlimited traffic bandwidth: no need to worry about your data usage
– Unlimited high-speed connection
– A growing selection of servers globally: currently 53 locations in 39 countries including USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Hong – Kong and Japan
– Fast server switching & app operating
– VPN Unlimited provides fast server switching & app operating

This one service alone would normally cost $499. Now on to the second.

To Do Checklist: Lifetime Subscription
This To Do Checklist app doesn’t just help you compile your to-dos—it’ll help you complete them in no time. You’ll access a rich array of features allowing you to group, share, and schedule reminders for your tasks, ultimately turning you into a productivity machine.

– Create tasks & group them into lists
– Automatically synchronize tasks across multiple devices
– Share tasks w/ contacts via email & Facebook
– Assign a geographic location to any task
– Set alarms to remind yourself of task deadlines
– Share tasks over an encrypted channel to ensure privacy
– Take advantage of an intuitive interface

The To-Do Checklist would be $124.99 all by itself. And with today’s deal, you’re able to snag both for a cool $39!

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Deal Of The Day: The 2016 Pay What You Want Mac Bundle

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The Pay What You Want Mac Bundle is one of the products that made our partners, StackCommerce, famous. You get a truckload of apps for a tiny fraction of their full retail price. And these are full apps, not trials. The way it works is that you can pay anything and you’ll unlock three apps, Disk Expert, CleanExit, and Airy YouTube Downloader. If you pay more than the average price, you unlock all of them, a $429 value! At the time of writing, this amounts to $13.40. Additionally, 10% off all proceeds go to charity, and if you pay even more and make it into the Top 10 leaderboard, you are automatically entered into a giveaway to have a “Chat with New York Times Best-Selling Author Ramit Seth.”

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FitApp Premium, A Running Tracker, Is Now Free (DotD)

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There are lots of activity tracking apps, and the more full-featured ones normally charge you. FitApp Premium normally would cost $5, but with today’s deal, you’re looking at $0 instead!

FitApp Premium is a running app that doubles as an all-purpose physical activity tracker—and your digital secret weapon to getting in shape fast. With tons of awesome features, the app not only lets you time your average run speed, but also trace the total distance you’ve traveled throughout each day. There’s no question that FitApp Premium is just what you need to lose weight, build strength, and get into the best shape of your life.

– Track & optimize your runs, walks, and jogs
– Get an overview of your running speed, calories burned & other metrics
– Compare your numbers across different types of physical activity
– Use the built-in GPS to trace your runs & share them on Facebook
– Access useful metrics w/ a simple interface that delivers only the info you need
– Record your exercise routine in your diary
– Build muscle, burn fat & get stronger

Of course getting a fitness tracking app is just the first step to getting fit. Now you have to go out there and actually move your bum. But at least it won’t cost you a penny to get the app that’ll help you track your progress and motivate you.

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IG Launches Slick Trading App Alongside Apple Watch

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The following article is brought to you by IG. -Ed.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that Apple is going to be launching their first wearable, the Apple Watch, on April 24th. Today is actually the first day that you can pre-order it online, and expectations are high for Cupertino. The breadth of things you’ll be able to do with this small device is impressive, and there’s already a solid line-up of developers ready to launch their apps alongside it.

One of these companies is the world’s No.1 spread betting and CFD provider. IG in the UK provides financial spread betting, Contracts for Difference (CFDs), stockbroking and forex to a substantial client-base, and has already developed trading applications for all major mobile platforms. Today they’d like to announce that they have an application ready to go for the Apple Watch, which will allow you to trade, right on your wrist.

On the same day the watch launches, you’ll immediately be able to do the following:

• Spread bet, trade CFDs, and buy and sell stocks

• Get iPhone app notifications on your wrist

• Open positions and view markets from your watchlists

• Open, edit and close positions, or see all open positions

• See upcoming financial events

• Use one-tap login and switch between accounts easily

In an interview with Ashley Cameron, the Technical Team Lead, we learn that despite the initial version of the app being ready to go, the plan is to listen to customer feedback, and integrate this data into later iterations. The team has a very short two-week release cycle, so they will be able to tailor the experience as close as possible to what their clients want, in as short of a timeframe as possible.

“Based on what we think they’ve got, we think we’re miles ahead of the curve. We think we have something truly unique as an offering for the Apple Watch, which is why I am so excited about having this for launch. It’s such an in-depth experience, being able to trade directly on your wrist like this, leveraging IG’s trustworthiness and technology. It puts us at a level ahead of our competition and from what we’ve heard, we think they’re going to have to play catch up for quite a long time.”

You will need to have the IG application installed on your iPhone in order to use the one on the Apple Watch, since it’ll access the web though your phone. And although you can access and close any open position fully or partially, as well as see its profit or loss and any stops or limits, you won’t be able to set stops and limits. This functionality, like many others, may be enabled in a later release

Deal Of The Day: 33% Off On Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar

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Think of the Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar as a regular guitar, only evolved. Instead of using old analog pickups, or an even older acoustic resonance box, the device connects to your Apple device and interfaces with any of the available music apps. This gives you a world of possibilities, along with a bunch of portability convenience not available with traditional instruments. It features real strings, which is where the similarities apparently end.

- Easy to set up
– No tuning required
– Volume controls, so you can play in any space w/o noise complaints
– Ultimate portability
– Quality teaching software
– MIDI controller functionality
– Infrared light technology lets you see your hands in action

This isn’t a toy, and you’d normally be asked to pay $299 for it. But with today’s deal you shave $100 off, taking the price down to $199.

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For the best filter effect on the photo shoot

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In this modern day technology, photographers use image editing softwares. Majority of the photos are digitally taken. And that was just the call for physical filter to die. Yes, some filter effects could be easily done if it is done digitally but it could be much easier with actual filter. So if you still want to go primitive with the filter and photo shoot, here is what you will be needing.

You could use the UV filter as a default filter. A default filter is what you will find at the very front of your lens. See, primitively these UV filter were essentially designed to remove or eliminate the fog. This fog was caused by the ultra violet rays which were seen reflecting in the thin air. But today’s digital cameras already come with such function. So basically if you have an UV filter, your camera and its lens will be protected from any scratches and bumps.

Then there is another filter that is called as a circular polarizing filter. This filter is known to deepen the density of blue sky and even saturate colors. Such a filter is very much necessary when you have an outdoor shoot. The polarizing reduces the reflection of water and sun. All you have to do is move the lens as per your need and you are good to go.

The ND filter or neutral filter is known to darken your photo. It basically reduces a little of the light. This type of filter is very essential for travel and landscape photography. You can easily reduce light with this filter and give an evening or night time effect even on a bright sunny day. You can even blur away unwanted parts. A version of neutral filter is the graduated neutral filter. These filters are quite large and squarish. You will find that the top half of the grad ND filter is brown. The top half is responsible for blocking a certain amount of light. However, it works like a normal ND filter. While the the bottom half of the grad ND filter is very similar to a UV filter. Unlike other filter, it does not block out light. Therefore the grad ND filter helps in balancing the bright light along with other such multiple uses. All you have to do is align the transition zone with the horizon and take a click.

Get smart with these entertaining smart apps

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So when you say a smart phone, it is pretty obvious that it will have tons of apps. A smart phone is incomplete without apps. It is like they are inseparable. Some apps are for sheer fun and pleasure while some will make you rack your brain. Here are few apps that will help you in improve your brainpower. These apps will reduce the chance of memory loss and instead increase your cognitive functions.

The NT Time Crosswords is one such brain racker. The best way to improve your vocabulary and intelligence is by solving a crosswords puzzle. This particular apps helps you in solving the crosswords puzzles which are published everyday in the newspaper. With this app you can easily solve tomorrow’s puzzle today. Its free download and comes in a week trial. Another free app to boost your brain function is Lumosity. This app can help you train your brain in specific areas. All you have to do is focus on an area that you would like to work. The app will definitely improve your memory, speed, flexibility and brain function.

One of the most amazing app is the 7 Little Words app. Just as much it is fun, it is quite challenging as well. Every puzzle that you come across consists of seven mystery words, seven clues and 20 letter groups. You may lose your nerve but then giving up will certainly not be an option because this app is highly addictive. While the Owl app will provide you with something interesting new or fact on everyday bases. This is a good way of learning something new each and everyday. You can also schedule when you want to know about the fact or new and you will get a notification. This app will not only kill time but will also brush up on your general knowledge.

Now you do not have to buy big fat dictionary or join an expensive language speaking course if you have the Duolingo app. And the best part is that this app is free! You also get the feature of inviting your friend to this app and enjoy a friendly competition. Just like the Owl app, Quora is another app that will be a knowledgeable source. Unlike Owl, you can here at Quora ask questions and get valid answers from people who have a good experience. You can get the best valid and reasonable answers here even on the topics they you never knew existed. So when app are you planning on downloading.

The best apps for a die hard traveler

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If you are a die hard travel junkie then you need to download these apps which will only add a little more spark into your whole travel adventure. These apps will take you places. These apps will serve you with hotel reviews, destination reviews, places to see, and much more so scroll down and stay amazed. (more…)

Undo Feature Comes To Tinder… For A Price

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You know how it is. There you are on Tinder, swiping left, left, left, left… oops, that was such a cute one! Oh no! Now you have to deal with the pain of knowing you’ll never see them again. Unless of course there was some way to undo that left swipe. Well, now there may be. Tinder has confirmed that it will be rolling out a paid version of its service, Tinder Plus on Thursday. This will give paying users the ability to Undo a left swipe and correct their blunder. We’re not sure what the pricing will be, and nor is Tinder apparently. This is a test for now, and different markets will likely see different pricing as the company tries things out.

Another rumoured paid feature, aside from the Undo button, is one called Passport. This would allow you to search for people outside of your geographical region. This is particularly great if you’re planning a trip somewhere and wouldn’t mind making some friends beforehand.

Nothing is official until Thursday, when the announcement is expected.

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Deal Of The Day: The Monster Mac Freebie Bundle

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This deal is free, as in beer. You get to download 7 utility applications for the Mac, completely free of charge. It’s called the Monster Mac Freebie Bundle, and if downloads reach 60k, there will be an 8th thrown in: “BackBlaze, 3 Months Of Unlimited Online Data Backup for Mac or PC.” The applications are:

- Macbooster 2
Free Up Your Disk Space For Faster Function & Better Protection

iTunes Data Recovery
Easily Restore Your Lost iPhone, iPad, Or iPod Data

PDFToolkit For Mac
The Ultimate Combination Of PDF Utilities

Sharepod
Copy/Recover Songs & Share Playlists From Mobile To Desktop

SaneDesk
Create Unlimited Desktops Tailored For Any Scenerio

Subliminal
Rewire Your Brain With Computer Messages Visible For Only Milliseconds

Convert64
Encode & Decode Base64 Files With Ease

Your downloads are available immediately, with minor updates thrown in as well.

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PhotoMath Application Solves Algebra Equations Automatically

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Remember solving algebra equations in school? Ya, neither do we. It was one of those things you learnt just before the exam, and quickly expunged from your memory afterwards. It was hard, yo. But how different things might have been had we had something like PhotoMath back then. It’s an application that scans an equation on paper by using your smartphone’s camera, and then proceeds to solve it instantly. Not only do you get your answer right away, you get a step-by-step breakdown of the solution. This sort of immediate feedback can help kids know if they’re on the right track as they’re doing their homework, without having to wait until the next day to find out. Of course, that’s assuming they don’t just abuse the damn thing and skip the thinking part altogether, relying on it to get work done rather than to learn anything. Which is exactly what’s going to happen, so we’re not sure how to feel about it. And, in any case, it only solves simple linear algebraic equations, so you can forget about it helping you with your Calculus. And it’s not even out yet, with a “early 2015″ target. Still, if you’re curious about it, you can sign up to be notified when it’s ready for download.

PhotoMath from MicroBLINK on Vimeo.

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Deal Of The Day: 50% Off On Clean My Mac 2

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Like a desk, an apartment, or even the back of your car, your Mac requires a bit of tidying now and then. You download stuff, install programs, back things up and before you know it your hard drive is cluttered with files that you don’t even realize are there. Clean My Mac 2 scans your system and helps you make room with the click of one button. And today, you can get two licenses for the price of one, allowing you to keep two Macs nice and clean. It’s $29.99.

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Deal Of The Day: 95% Off On The Award-Winning MacLovin Bundle

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A MacLovin Bundle? What’s not to like? For $39 you can get your virtual hands on $861 worth of stuff for the Mac. That’s 8 applications, including Cinemagraph Pro ($100 value) and djay (a $20 value), as well as access to the OS X App Masterclass, a $500 value. With that eCourse, you’ll get 22 hours of instruction to learn how to code for the Mac. Learn Xcode and Objective C all the while editing some sweet footage with Cinemagraph Pro, DJ’ing with djay, as well as creating HTML 5 content with Hype2. All this for $39? What are you waiting for?

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Shazam for iOS Now Integrates With Rdio

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With its latest update, Shazam has gotten considerably more useful. On more than one occasion have I Shazam-ed a song only to have to then manually launch Rdio, search for it, and then play it. It’s annoying and unnecessary and I had been waiting for this kind of integration for a long time. Now, whenever you tag something, you’re given the option to play it in Rdio, or better yet, to play the song directly in Shazam without even needing to launch Rdio separately. The integration is seamless and really well done. It’s an obvious partnership that adds appeal to both services. For users of both, know that the functionality is just an update away, so get to it!

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Shazam for iOS Now Integrates With Rdio

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With its latest update, Shazam has gotten considerably more useful. On more than one occasion have I Shazam-ed a song only to have to then manually launch Rdio, search for it, and then play it. It’s annoying and unnecessary and I had been waiting for this kind of integration for a long time. Now, whenever you tag something, you’re given the option to play it in Rdio, or better yet, to play the song directly in Shazam without even needing to launch Rdio separately. The integration is seamless and really well done. It’s an obvious partnership that adds appeal to both services. For users of both, know that the functionality is just an update away, so get to it!

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McDonald’s Thinks Their Fast Food Isn’t Fast Enough, And Are Working On An App To Fix That

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Apparently, being able to get a burger served to you in less than a minute just isn’t fast enough in the eyes of McDonald’s. The company is running a very limited pilot test in 22 locations in Columbus, Ohio, where a new application called McD Ordering is supposed to make the ordering process even faster and more streamlined. The way it works involves you placing, and paying for your order in advance through the app, which then generates a unique QR code. Simply present that code once you’ve reached the restaurant and the food will be handed to you. The system is meant to cut down on errors and, well, interaction time with potentially less than pleasant McDrones.

It’s not being advertised anywhere, but apparently 10 orders a day or so are being placed at the moment. The app is free on iOS and Android, but the mixed reviews apparently stem from customers not being aware of which locations they can use it at.

Our only gripe with the idea is that McDonald’s food has a very narrow freshness window, which is likely to be missed as your paper bag patiently waits for you to make your way to the location. If they integrate a GPS-powered zone warning, whereby the McD’s workers receive your order only once you’re a certain distance away from the restaurant in the hopes it’ll be ready just as you walk through the door, then maybe this can work. Otherwise, enjoy your stale Big Mac.

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Deal Of The Day Ending Soon: 1 Year Of iOS/Android Game Design Training For 93% Off

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Designing a successful mobile game can be a surefire path to riches, but you need to skills and knowledge to get there. Learning how to build iOS and Android applications without breaking the bank is now possible thanks to the above set of 8 interactive course, spread out over a year. Last time we posted about this, a good number of you guys took the plunge. The deal is ending tomorrow, so if you were even mildly curious, now’s the time. You’ll pay $79 for $1,200 worth of courses, which include “Intro to 2D game design with GameSalad, Intro to 3D game design with Unity 3D, Introdution to 3D Animation with Maya…” and others.

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Deal Of The Day: 1 Month Of Home Radio For Free

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Not all deals are as wonderful as each other, and today’s is only offering a $5 discount. But then again, if you’re looking for a radio app and want to save the $5 asking price in the process, there’s Home Radio waiting for you. You have access to 30,000 AM and FM stations from around the world in a clean and minimalist application. Play anything you want with one click. It works on Macs.

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Study says that Apps are getting Cheaper

appsAccording to the latest data that has come from mobile analytics firm Flurry, the average app price has fallen significantly over the past four years while the number of free and ad-supported titles is growing all the time. (more…)