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June 13, 2014

Treat your dad this Father’s Day

For many men around the world, this Sunday (June 15th) is a day to be indulged.

However, it’s also a time when most of us are scrabbling around trying to think of a last-minute gift. As ever, we’re here to help, with a collection of apps and gadgets to fill the void.

For our Finnish readers, who celebrate Father’s day on November 9th, you’ve now got a six-month heads-up. No excuses!


Father’s Day Cards – £1.49


No day of celebration will be complete without a card of some sort. Seeing as we live in a digital era, it would be rude not to send an e-card.

These designs are all missing one thing; a face. Select a style, select a photo of yourself from your Pictures Hub (or take a new photo) and insert it into card.

Once you’re done tweaking the image, send it to your dad via Facebook, Twitter, Google + or any of the other digital methods on offer.


Tie Mentor – Free

Whether your dad wears a tie everyday for work, to do the gardening, or just on special occasions, it’s always good to know how to tie the perfect, errm, tie.

Do you opt for the half-Windsor, the double cross or the four-in-hand knot?

Whatever the style and whatever the situation, learn how to tie a tie like a boss with this great free app.

Windows Phone Store Gift Cards

Not sure which apps your dad might like? Let him decide, as you treat him to a Microsoft Phone Store Gift Card.

Pre-paid cards can be loaded with $15.00 or $25.00, leaving him with plenty of choice.


If you’re looking to take your dad out for lunch or dinner, HERE Maps will help you find the perfect place.

Just tap the ‘places’ icon at the bottom and watch as your screen fills with pinpointed venues.

If you want to pick a specific category, such as Eat & Drink, pull up the places list from the bottom and change the category.

Found somewhere your dad will love? Call the venue directly within the app to book a table.


What’s not to love about receiving a new gadget?

The Nokia Treasure Tag – €24,90


Small, lightweight and a true companion to your Lumia and whatever you find most valuable.

When paired and attached to your Lumia, both the Tag and phone will emit a loud tone should the two ever be separated.

Dad’s hate losing things; help him and his grey matter out with this.

Nokia Portable Wireless Speaker – €39


Give this to your dad, sit him down in his favourite chair and bring him a cup of tea.

An afternoon of listening to his favourite tunes, and more cups of tea, should do the trick.

Enjoy your day, whatever you do.

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