19 February 2009

Online user name checker

If you are like me you have probably chosen a single user name that you try and use across most online services.  Because this name uniquely identifies you to your friends and colleagues, it is important that you try and register it with as many online services as possible to ensure others don’t try and assume your ‘online identity’. This …

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19 February 2009

One number for all your mobiles?

Technology is coming on fast and furiously these days with new ideas being made into realisations, old ideas being tuned. One thing that i cannot get into my head is the fact that you would want to be in contact ALL of the time. Google once again is at the front of this idea Grandcentral, who Google bought, central  allows …

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18 February 2009

Facebook increases photo album limits

This is probably going to be a fairly short post I'm afraid, as I'm not sure what angle or commentary I can add to this at this stage, but I thought I'd share the news before I forget! Facebook appear to have made an update in the last week or so to change the limit to the number of photos …

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18 February 2009

Facebook retracts data changes

Logging in to Facebook this morning I found something rather odd on my news feed page and maybe you would have seen the same thing… So people have complained about the new "Terms of Use", I did a little digging and this is what I found. Facebook has 175 million users and according to the social media giant "Our terms …

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18 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog #25 – Photoshop Disasters

Being an avid fan of Photoshop, and having used Photoshop since my early teenage years. It was a cool that I ended up having to review a blog about ‘Photoshop Disasters‘. As the name obviously suggests… this is a blog about ‘Photoshop Disasters’ – It’s all in the name people! The title is simple, concise (says what it is), and …

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16 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog #23 xkcd.com

When Henry conceived the idea of 'Adopt-a-blog' we were given the possibility to choose which blog we'd be reviewing, I chose xkcd.com. Henry affectionately refers to it as a web comic for nerds, which despite being slight pejorative is probably true. It describes itself as "A web comic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language", which is fair and it can …

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16 February 2009

Adopt a blog #22 sethgodin.typepad.com/

Ok so hands up, before I was assigned the Seth Goodin blog to review I hadn’t previously been aware of his work, other than the fact he was the author of one of the webs most popular marketing blogs. However once his blog was syndicated with my reader I soon became pretty hooked.  Goodin’s style is both persuasive and witty …

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16 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog #21 – Valleywag.com

I have to admit when i first heard i had to review a blog on  Silicon Valley news it didn't fill me with a huge amount of excitement. I had never visited the site and I thought 'here we go again' another site filled  with news on the latest movers and shakers in the IT world, the next Google or …

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16 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog #20 – How to get things done

So I adopted a blog called Lifehacker.com, which advertises itself as the website for 'tips and downloads for getting things done'.  We all know that the most finite resource in everyone's life today is time; I was interested to see what gems of wisdom this website would offer.  Having now invested some of my very precious time in reviewing the …

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