5 iOS Apps that make you money

I have noticed an increasing amount of apps on the App Store that can earn you real money, whether in the form of Paypal cash or gift cards.

Several of these apps are actually fakes, however I have tried out five and they all work! I have spent several months verifying that they actually pay out, and in that time I have made (physically withdrawn £22. This isn’t much, but it seems like more when I tell you that I did practically nothing at all!

N.B. Some of the following signup links and referral codes are linked to my account. You (should) get some sort of reward for using them, as will I. If you don’t want to do this (why not?!) then by all means click on the titles instead. This will direct you to the app page on itunes.

5. Roamlerdownload (1)

Join here.

This is the best-looking and most user-friendly app on the list. It lets you complete tasks in your local area on behalf of researchers.

Unfortunately, there aren’t too many opportunities to make money, although when there are, they are usually around £5. The fact that there aren’t very many ways to earn money puts this at the bottom of my list.

4. Mobile Rewardsa72c6___Mobile-Rewards

Signup here.

This app lets you watch videos, complete offers and surveys to earn credits which can be exchanged for paypal cash (N.B. I haven’t tested the withdrawal system on this one yet!).

It is very easy to use, BUT there aren’t very many offers. Videos are the best way to earn credits. There are between three and ten videos to watch every day, meaning you can earn about £10 in six months purely from videos. Not very economical. Only fourth on my list.

3. Survey.comimages (1)

Signup in App.

This app is simple: You complete very (!) short surveys to earn money. 5 cents a survey, which takes thirty seconds. You can then withdraw this to Paypal, which worked properly for me.

There could be more surveys, more regularly, which is why I put this third on my list.

(I would advise you to lie about your job, background and interests: Tick everything, as you get more surveys!)

ip4-v25-splash-appxpert-02-thumb-350x503-1068802. AppXpert

To sign up for this one, you need to go to the webapp at http://www.appxpert.co.uk/ on your iDevice and add it to your homescreen. Awkward, I know.

This app is brilliant! It tells you to download an app, open it and answer about five questions. Then you get 20p. Simple! There are maybe 3 investigations a week, which allows you to make the £5 withdrawal amount pretty quickly!

hqdefault1. JunoWallet+ TV

Get the app here, and make an account. Use this referral code for a possible 50p bonus (not sure if they still do this): OB2271027

This app is simply the best on the list. I managed to get a £10 iTunes voucher simply from two months of use!

This app will let you watch videos, complete offers, mystery deals, do surveys, download apps, watch “TV” – anything!

I would advise you to watch the mystery videos – you get decent rewards every day!


9 Intenet Firsts

1. The first email was sent by Ray Tomlinson to himself in 1971. He said that the very first test message most likely said “QWERTYUIOP” or something along those lines.


2. The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com on March 15, 1985. All it does now is to serve as a historic website.




3. The first website was dedicated to information about the World Wide Web and went live on August 6, 1991. It’s still here! http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html.

4. The first picture ever uploaded on the web was posted by Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web) on behalf of a comedy band called Les Horrible Cernettes.



5. The first item sold on eBay (back then it was called AuctionWeb) was a broken laser pointer for $14.83 in 1995. The man who bought it told founder Pierre Omidyar that he collected broken laser pointers!

6. The first sentence uttered on Skype was spoken in Estonian on April 2003 by a member of the development team. It was ‘Tere, kas sa kuuled mind?’ or “Hello, can you hear me?” in English.



7. Mark Zuckerberg was the first person on Facebook with ID number 4 (the first three Facebook accounts were used for testing). The first non-founder to join Facebook was Arie Hasit (below), who is now in Israel studying to be a rabbi.

8. The first YouTube video posted was posted by co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo. It was uploaded on April 23, 2005 and has been watched nearly 10 million times.

9. The first tweet was written by co-founder Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006. It’s still here: https://twitter.com/jack/status/20



Reddit, and Why You Should Have It

Reddit is quickly becoming more and more popular. While it is used nowhere near as much as Facebook and Twitter are, I believe that it should be used much more.
Many first-time users are put off by the initial complexities and the minimalist design of Reddit. Indeed, it is not as “pretty” as Facebook. Yes, it is confusing to use at first. But when you get used to it, Reddit becomes amazing. It is quite literally “the front page of the internet”.
Here are some of the reasons why Reddit can be better than Facebook and Twitter:
  • Pseudonymous identity: Reddit is built to work with pseudonymous usernames, creating a context for content sharing that’s quite different from Facebook, where real-name identities impede users from freely sharing the full range of their interests. On Facebook, what you post is very limited, as you are constantly worried about offending family members or friends. Pseudonyms enable Reddit to foster an alternate, content-sharing community that’s a truer reflection of its users’ actual passions and opinions. Yes, Twitter has this feature too, but Reddit takes it further. Also, you don’t need an email address to make a Reddit account, truly making it anonymous.
  • Focused Content: There are thousands of individual sections, or “subreddits”. These could be something like r/news or r/technology and are filled with specific types of content. You can subscribe to subreddits which interest you, and unsubscribe from ones which don’t. Each subreddit has a set of moderators who maintain certain subreddit rules (e.g. no screenshots).
  • Expanded conversational context: Twitter’s short-format messaging easily degrades into difficult-to-follow, scattered conversations. A shared Reddit link, by contrast, is contextualized within a single conversational thread. Conversations with many level can be created, allowing in-depth conversation. This enables Redditors to rally around a single idea far more effectively than users can on Facebook or Twitter. This is also why Reddit is so much better for online activists.
  • Karma-driven user-created content: The status of all user-submitted content on Reddit is determined by user votes (which earn their submitters “karma” points). Comments with the most positive votes (“upvotes”) are displayed at the top of the page, which tends to make the commentary for a given submission as valuable as the actual link. Submitted links reach the site’s extremely well-read front page only when enough users upvote them. Unlike Twitter, this means that posts by anyone can be seen by thousands, rather than just posts by famous people. Any marketing-related posts are quickly downvoted. Often there are “controversial” posts which have huge, but nearly equal, numbers of upvotes and downvotes. These are sorted from the genuinely bad posts.
  • Spam Protection: There are many features in place to prevent spam posts and comments. This makes Reddit much, much tidier than Facebook and Twitter. Also, an army of subreddit-specific moderators check that posts don’t break rules. Don’t worry though, there are plenty of completely un-moderated subreddits if that takes your fancy more!
  • Social: Even though Reddit is anonymous, you can still add friends, and send messages to anyone. Your profile can gain achievements and badges, and you have a “karma” rating (as discussed above) for your links and comments.
  • IamA AMA: Perhaps one of Reddit’s most famous subreddits is r/IamA. IamA AMA stands for: “I am a … Ask me Anything!”. This is where famous people (such as Bill Gates or Al Gore) or people with unusual professions (e.g. An astronaut) can interact with Redditors and answer questions.

So go ahead and join Reddit: you won’t regret it!

Top 5 Email Providers

1. Outlook.com

In my opinion, the descendant of Hotmail is the best web-based email provider. Why? Well, it has a brilliant UI and general appearance. It is fully integrated with Skydrive via a tab at the top, and provides unlimited mail storage. And you can have up to ten aliases with it.

2. Gmail

Gmail is very good, but not quite as good as Outlook.com. For instance, it only provides you with 10GB of mail storage (a lot, but it still runs out). Also, Google Drive is not as integrated as Skydrive is to Outlook. The UI is more complicated and the appearance is not as good. Not to mention the new system of 5 inboxes which makes it hard to find anything unless you spend a long time setting it up!

3. iCloud Mail

iCloud.com has a sleek interface and is simple to use, and comes with unlimited mail storage. It also has Find my iPhone built in, which is quite invaluable. It doesn’t have a free cloud service, but a paid one is in beta.

4. Yahoo

Yahoo mail is more limited than the others in terms of cloud storage. It does, however, have a great interface and appearance, and comes with unlimited mail storage. Plus it comes with pretty cool @rocketmail.com addresses!

5. K.st

While not very loaded with features, K.st (K Street) comes with the shortest domain names on the planet, making an 8-character address possible! The appearance is pretty mediocre, and there is no cloud service and a lot of advertising, but hey, who cares when you have such a sweet email address?


Also, don’t forget http://www.fakemailgenerator.com/

This allows you to make a temporary email address for signing up to dodgy sites. It even lets you receive confirmation emails! The account is then deleted as soon as you close the webpage, but you are now signed up for a website someplace.