Technology

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The Importance of Early Innovation

10 March 2010 | Alex Christie

Apple vs Sony Last week, the Wall Street Journal ran a piece on Sony’s upcoming products which are posed to challenge Apple’s beloved iPhone and the “revolutionary” iPad.  The article explained that while Sony had a [...]

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WordPress ‘pushes’ blogs into real-time

5 March 2010 | Alex Christie

You may remember a previous post of mine about the real-time web and various emerging technologies that will enable the transition for older technologies into this frontier. I mentioned how Twitter could be useful in [...]

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Google’s Babelfish

5 March 2010 | Liz Morray

The latest tech buzz to get me excited is the news that Google is developing mobile speech-to-speech translation: a real life babelfish! The software would provide real-time, speech-to-speech translation to a smartphone, and will hopefully [...]

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Google webmaster tools loves site managers

4 March 2010 | Alex Christie

In the space of a few days two great features caught my eye, as they will make the lives of webmasters so much easier. Long awaited Site Verification Sharing I couldn’t be happier to hear [...]

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Windows users now have the option to choose their favourite browser

1 March 2010 | Alex Christie

As from today (1 March 2010), Microsoft is legally obliged to start advertising alternatives to its web browser, Internet Explorer (IE), following an agreement reached with the European Competition Commission (ECC) in December 2009. The [...]

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Mobile Phone Predictive Technology Coming of Age?

18 February 2010 | Alex Christie

I’m always on the lookout for something reliable to help me enter text quickly on mobile phones. I have high hopes for voice-recognition software but I personally can’t see it happening here any time soon. [...]

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Social media infiltrates Microsoft’s Outlook

17 February 2010 | Annie Wakefield

Something came to my attention this morning and I must be honest, I have mixed feelings about it, but I can see the practicality of it. Microsoft’s information manager (their term, not mine), Outlook, now [...]

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Apple iPad: revolutionary, or just a silly idea?

10 February 2010 | Alex Christie

The tablet computer, which is generally defined as a computer format with wireless capability and a touch screen, is not a new idea.  Arguably conceived from science-fiction television shows, often seen in Battlestar Galactica for [...]

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Facebook dominates UK mobile internet use

8 February 2010 | Annie Wakefield

And when I say dominates… I do mean dominates. Data from a survey by GMSA has revealed that Facebook accounts for nearly half of all the time people in the UK spend online using their [...]

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IE6 grinding to a slow stop

5 February 2010 | Alex Christie

Google has stated that they will suspend support for Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) on its Gmail and Calendar services from 1 March 2010. This comes after Google admitted hackers had breached their network, and stolen [...]