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iPhone Fairy, Here Are My Wishes…

My iPhone has genuinely changed my life in some ways…I am more efficient, more responsive to people and generally more productive because of it. But now I’ve got greedy and I want it to do more. Here are my top ten things I would like the iPhone fairy to bring me…what would you add? 1. … Continue reading

The Times (They Are A Changing)

The new look Times (UK) website has been published today at http://www.thetimes.co.uk . This is a little taster of the site that is going to become a paid subscription  – a bold step by The Times which will see users paying to read the news which is also accessible for free on most other news … Continue reading

Hipstamatic: iPhone Goes Retro

I look at fondness with my parents photos from the 70s. Red and yellowish hued pictures with a distinct retro feel…well that look is back and easier than ever to replicate using the Hipstamatic iPhone application. I found this app in the What’s Hot section of my Application app and thought I’d give it a go. … Continue reading

Facebook Privacy – Open Graph: The Simple Guide

So Facebook’s Open Graph is where we’ve headed, but as much as it’s causing excitement in the development world, it’s causing confusion in the real world. We’re mostly oblivious to it, but there’s bits of us scattered all across the web in different networks. In a plan of what seems to be world wide web … Continue reading

Diaspora here we come?

It looks like I’m not the only one preparing to ditch Facebook (yes preparing….read here). The question is do I need a replacement or am I happy without? Where Facebook is failing, others are booming with one name in the pipeline sticking out in particular…Diaspora. So what is so special about Diaspora? Well it’s all … Continue reading

Front Line Journalism – Has Twitter taken it a step too far?

Last night I read a news report about Mark MacKinnon – a journalist covering the Bangkok  troubles. Sheltering in a Temple, he tweeted updates from his phone about the desperate situation he was facing. There is something that makes me feel very uncomfortable about this. Surely this is a step too far.   I am not a … Continue reading

Tea, Cucumber Sandwiches and Twitter: Keeping Up With The Brits

Oh what a jolly interesting time we’re having in Britain in 2010, a new decade where Britain has fully embraced the world of social media. The Queen may not be sat there with a smartphone nor David Cameron with his own Facebook page, however our British institutions have launched themselves into the world of social networking with … Continue reading

So Long Facebook…Kind Of

To Facebook or not to Facebook, that is the question. For the last few weeks I have been toying with the idea of closing down my Facebook account. I’ve fallen into a routine of checking it every time I log onto a computer or pick up my phone and to find out what…that a random from … Continue reading

Tweetminster General Election 2010 Infographic

A couple of weeks ago I wrote this post about Tweeting and the General Election, where Twitter users were asked to tweet #ukvote and their postcode to show they had voted. Well now we’re all done and sorted, Tweetminster have issued the following infographic to show how we tweeted and what the trending topics were. My … Continue reading

iHobo…really?

As I was browsing the Entertainment section of the iTunes app store, I noticed an app listed called iHobo. I must say I was a little dubious but my intrigue got the better of me and I downloaded it (free). I’m kinda lost for words really… The intentions behind the app are genuine: to raise … Continue reading

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