20 May 2010

My first holiday with the iPhone

I moved to London about a year ago from California and up until I had an iPhone, I wouldn’t leave home without the chunky, heavy London A-Z guide in my handbag. iPhone apps like Maps and TubeMap have made life my expat life in London a bit easier  and I’m looking forward to putting some travel apps to the test …

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17 May 2010

Happy Birthday to YouTube

Five years ago the YouTube founders launched the first beta version of YouTube.com.  What started as a very simple space to ‘broadcast yourself’ has turned into an exciting community of users, far exceeding the founders original expectations.  With over 2 billion views per day the site has been crowned the ‘3rd most visited website’. All the more reason for YouTube …

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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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