17 May 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 will be in shops on 15th June

Microsoft Office 2010 is set to be officially available on 15th June.  This will be the next big thing for Microsoft this year, on the heels of the successful release of Windows 7. This version of the popular office suite has completed its beta cycle on the 12th May, and will be released for manufacturing once final checks are approved. …

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17 May 2010

Keeping a corporate eye on your social life

Social media is now being used more and more in an effort to monitor individuals in terms of what they say, and their actions. As the social media world continues to grow, so does the number of companies and agencies using social networking sites and platforms to monitor individuals. What many people don’t realize is that when using social media …

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11 May 2010

Doing Business on Twitter Just Got Easier

Twitter’s becoming even more business friendly! On Monday, Twitter rolled out a service called Twitter Business Center to a few select companies and individuals. Mashable broke the news a few hours ago and was able to get a few screenshots of the sign up pages. In my opinion, the best feature of the service is that it will allow subscribed …

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11 May 2010

Twitter – too much talking, not enough listening?

Last night saw a strange ‘glitch’ happen on Twitter, which in turn served as a bit of a revelation to me in how the attitudes of people using Twitter seems to have matured. I should point out at this point that this observation is purely based on the people I follow, so may not be indicative of Twitter as a …

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11 May 2010

Apple boss Steve Jobs explains ban on Flash

Steve Jobs recently published an open letter defending Apple’s decision not to allow Flash on many of the firm’s products. Neither the iPod, iPhone nor iPad can run the software despite the widespread use of Flash technology on websites for video and animations. Jobs said Flash was made for an era of “PCs and mice” and performed poorly when translated to …

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7 May 2010

Googlemail becomes Gmail again in the UK

Finally after a 5 year trademark dispute between Google and a company called Independent International Investment Research has come to end. The IIIR claimed it used the term “Gmail” first, and this resulted in claims from Google that a settlement between them and IIIR was “exorbitant” and they decided dropped the name. Users who created a Gmail(which is short for …

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6 May 2010

How are social networks making money?

Is Social Media making money off you? Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flicker and so on are useful tools. We use them for many reasons, such as keeping in touch and sharing information. But they are also ultimately businesses, and they need to make money.  As a social media user, you are availing yourself of a service. One …

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5 May 2010

HTML 5 and accessibility

I’ve written previously about HTML 5 and the new possibilities that it offers. But how will HTML 5 affect web accessibility? HTML 5 has so far received limited support from the most commonly used browsers, with the most HTML 5 support being offered by Safari (Webkit based browsers) and Opera (Presto based browsers), followed by Firefox (Gecko based browsers). A well-built web …

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5 May 2010

Trust principles to alert users to fake websites

As specialists in Conversion Design we are continually developing techniques on how to engage with users, encourage trust and increase our clients conversion rates. So with the alarming rise in websites selling fake designer goods, such as Ugg Boots or very poor customer service, we are well placed to advise consumers on what they should be looking for when trying …

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