26 July 2010

Three essential iPhone ‘Tool’ apps I like.

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 that there were over 100,000 iPhone apps available for download. Below lists three useful iPhone productivity apps that I like: 1. Dragon Dictation: this is …

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23 July 2010

Have we all gone infographic mad?

My degree was in Graphic Information Design, so I’ve always had a passion for a good information graphic, ever since we studied the ultimate infographic, the London tube map. So I was particularly pleased when Tanya Goodin put “Information is beautiful” on my desk last year. But ever since we seem to have all gone a bit infographic mad… I …

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19 July 2010

Quick Tips for Microsoft Outlook

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 have come across a time where you have started entering a name in the “To” field, only to see an invalid or old nickname / …

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17 July 2010

iPhone 4.0 perfection, hardly too much to ask, is it Steve?

Apple CEO Steve Jobs understands disappointment better than most (take a look at his Stanford University Commencement speech) so I hope he won’t mind me saying that the iPhone 4.0 delivers emotional deflation with exceptional style and timing. For the avoidance of doubt (and for ‘Sosumi’ legal precision), I will say right now that you would have to prise the …

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16 July 2010

Simo Sam spends the day

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 the Tamar school scholarship and is a proud St. Cyprians girl. This being one of my own rival schools when I was a teen I …

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15 July 2010

A BBC Odyssey – Me and mine on You and Yours

Yesterday I was invited to talk about some research into search attitudes we conducted with You Gov on the ever excellent ‘You and Yours’ programme on Radio 4. What was interesting was the priority that was put on a number of topics that could have been covered. Bearing in mind that Y&Y is a consumer programme there was an interest …

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13 July 2010

Using content to enhance a brand

In search, we are always seeking to ensure that a visitor to our site engages with us in some capacity.  Whether it is through the purchasing of a product, the requesting of a call back or the registering of contact details on the site – we are seeking to encourage a transaction of some kind. To draw a user to …

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9 July 2010

Twitter now second only to Google in terms of search volumes

According to Twitter co-founded Biz Stone, while speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival this week, Twitter is now handling over 800 million search queries every single day, or 24 billion search queries per month. This makes it second only to Google, who handle 88 billion each month – and absolutely trounces Bing (4.1 billion) and Yahoo (9.1 billion). Note: I …

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9 July 2010

How the Government helps UK growing businesses

Have you been on the Business Link site recently? Me neither. But you will be as pleased as I am to know that our business tax pennies have been well spent over the past three years. Click on the link How Much ???!!! and you’re looking at a business investment of £105 million (yep, £105,000,000). Stunned silence . . . I …

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