28 May 2010

Chewing on Apple: Has Jobs killed Flash?

My perception of Apple is that of the good guy with Microsoft being the bad guy – PCs get viruses Macs don’t. The Apple brand always maintains an air of Californian free spirit, born out of Sixties hippie culture, whose principles are clearly evident in their products and user-friendly operating systems. But with Apple’s continued blockade against Adobe Flash are …

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27 May 2010

Facebook bows (a little bit) to critics, makes privacy settings easier to use

As expected (the BBC revealed first thing Tuesday morning the announcement was coming), yesterday afternoon Mark Zuckerberg rolled out Facebook’s one-stop shop for privacy settings in response to growing user concerns. Zuckerberg stated during the press conference convened especially for the announcement, “We’ve focused on three things: a single control for your content, more powerful controls for your basic information …

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26 May 2010

Google fuels battle with Apple with new product launches

Google has always been known for acquiring small start ups and integrating them into the bigger Google picture and further extending the giant reach that the company already enjoys. Google has, for a while, been a lot more than a search engine. It has become a company known for being multi-dimensional and has moved into broad areas trying to capitalise …

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26 May 2010

Twitter sorting out search, Google loving Twitter…

There have been a couple of developments in the world of Twitter recently which I thought would be worth documenting here on the blog – both have links to search too, making them doubly relevant in my opinion! First up is the fairly recent change to Twitter search that demonstrates that it is getting a lot more intelligent – presumably …

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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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