5 September 2008

Tweets please!

OK — so you are wondering what this thing called Twitter is. Even those who have heard of it are not all together sure what the point is, so I am going to go through the basics of the what, the why and the how. WHAT Twitter is essentially a micro-blog. You connect with other (friends, family, strangers) around the …

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4 September 2008

Alternative Search Engines

In an effort to keep my promise of featuring alternative search engines I am posting up this gem. TinEye is a new image only search engine but it actually searches the image, it creates a fingerprint of each image and then searches its database for images that match yours. I think it is pretty nifty to catch people nicking your …

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4 September 2008

Now Google owns you…Or do they?

As some of you may have seen yesterday, with the release of Google Chrome, there were some reports floating around online about its EULA (End User License Agreement) owning everything you do through Chrome. This in itself came as quite the shock, but this morning Google released a statement about the controversial EULA and they have promised to fix it. …

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3 September 2008

Say goodbye to the computer mouse

After 40 years on the market, the computer mouse days are numbered. A Gartner analyst has predicted the extinction of the computer mouse within three to five years. With the ease and increase in the use of touch screen and facial recognition devices, the mouse is rarely used nowadays. Brands such as Panasonic, who are major players in the home …

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3 September 2008

Google’s Chrome doesn’t frighten competitors

It seems as though the news of Google very own web browser, Chrome, being prepared for release hasn’t affected the moods of their competitors much. Browser makers, Microsoft, Mozilla and Opera has reacted positively to the news by saying that they welcome the competition from Google and are not afraid  of the search giants move. Mozilla has gone as far …

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3 September 2008

My Facebook Wishlist – AKA My Top 8 Gripes!

As regular readers will attest, I’m a big fan of Facebook and have been for a long time. But that doesn’t mean I can’t see it’s flaws – and I’ve been told there are many. I can however only speak for myself, so I’ve put together my Top 8 list of Things I’d like to see Facebook improving / fixing …

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3 September 2008

Google Has Launched its Own Internet Browser!

Yes, it is true, Google has released its own internet browser – Google Chrome. As I wrote in a previous blog on 27 Jun, Google Chrome is built on open source. According to Google, it has three exciting features: • One box for everything – Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages. • …

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2 September 2008

Multiple browsers and web design

With the news that Google is to reignite the browser wars, by releasing their own browser. This new development provides web designers with an additional burden when it comes to testing for cross-browser compatibility. When doing the most basic form of browser testing, you should always test your web creations in IE6 and 7, and Firefox (commonly version 2) on …

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2 September 2008

Google Chrome

Google has today announced albeit by ‘accident’ the imminent release of it’s new Chrome browser.  In typical Google fashion they have chosen to be different and announced the release of Chrome via a unique means in the form of a 38 page online comic book. Feature wise, it appears that the new Chrome browser will incorporate all the best features …

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1 September 2008

Google Knol, not going well

If Google’s Knol was to be reviewed now in its current form, it could be said to be unfair. Google Knol only went public just over a month ago. The Wikipedia-like service could end up being in beta for a few years. Click here to find out more…

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