Posts by Alex Christie

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Three essential iPhone ‘Tool’ apps I like.

26 July 2010 | Alex Christie

Mobile apps on smart phones have come a long way since they were made widely available after the launch of the iPhone in the middle of 2007. At the beginning of 2010, it was reported […]

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Quick Tips for Microsoft Outlook

19 July 2010 | Alex Christie

Here is a few tips on how to use Microsoft Outlook more productively, and get the most out of your day(s). Email: Remove Invalid E-Mail Addresses from Autocomplete List When composing an e-mail, you may […]

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Simo Sam spends the day

16 July 2010 | Alex Christie

Cape Town Tamarites were welcomed by a familiar face as we walked into our warm office a couple of weeks ago – Simo Sam was spending the day with us. Simo is a recipient of […]

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IPhone 4: Likes and dislikes

6 July 2010 | Alex Christie

As you may have heard by now, Apple has launched their latest iPhone incarnation. Launched a couple of weeks ago as iPhone 4G, it has quickly become known as iPhone 4. The 4G element denotes […]

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The Great nofollow Debate

2 July 2010 | Alex Christie

Recently Matt Cutts posted a video on the Google Webmaster YouTube channel stating that in the vast majority of circumstances site owners should not add nofollow attributes on internal links.

There is some disagreement in the SEO community on this issue with a poll on Search Engine Roundtable showing a fairly even split of opinion, (48% saying they do use nofollows internally and 52% saying they don’t).

So with that in mind I thought it best to chime in to the debate and state my position

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New Windows 8 operating system available in a year’s time

30 June 2010 | Alex Christie

News has been leaked onto the internet that Microsoft has started work on their next operating system, predictably named Windows 8. On the back of the hugely successful Window 7, it seems that Microsoft isn’t […]

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Usability best practice, Part 4 – Using personas

30 June 2010 | Alex Christie

Carrying on the series ‘Usability best practice’ I am focusing on the use of personas explaining what they are, why they are useful and how to implement them. What is a persona? Personas, invented by […]

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Microsofts IE9 gathers pace

29 June 2010 | Alex Christie

There was a lot of noise coming from the Microsoft camp when Internet Explorer 8 was launched. But the fact that it was soon announced that Microsoft was to start developing IE9 pretty much confirmed […]

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Support to end for Windows XP Service Pack 2

17 June 2010 | Alex Christie

Microsoft has announced that on 13 July 2010 they will suspend support for Windows XP SP2(Service pack 2). This means that Microsoft will no longer be testing newly discovered vulnerabilities to determine if Windows XP […]

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Vuvuzela’s and keeping up with the realtime web

9 June 2010 | Alex Christie

Vuvuzela (voo-voo-zeh-lah) – a long trumpet commonly blown at football matches in South Africa,  traditionally made from horn. Most are, however, plastic these days.  A lot of bloggers know the importance of utilising current affairs […]