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Focus. Playlists for Coding.

April 14, 20150 Comments

  Whilst some prefer total silence to concentrate, personally I find particular soundtracks work better when trying to get into ‘the Zone’ when writing code. Thankfully, the web provides plenty of playlists freely for Spotify and other radio station alternatives to make getting up and going and back at it that bit easier. I’ve grabbed them here […]

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Hooks Alerts App Review – web alerts for everyday life

April 12, 20150 Comments

URL: http://www.gethooksapp.com/ I’m a big fan of applications which automate the monitoring of other services around the web. Google alerts, Mention, Hyper alerts I’ve tried a fair few. Extending the concept out a bit further, new mobile app ‘Hooks’ provides a way of being a bit more specialised in the information online that you are […]

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App reviews? We don’t need no stinkin’ App reviews.

April 12, 20150 Comments

When it comes to mobile applications, the app stores of Google and Apple are, for most, the first port of call for critical review and helping to determine whether something is worthy of downloading. Added to that, mobile App Store SEO relies heavily on positive review scores to rank applications higher in the results, bring […]

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The Art of the Startup – CS183B at Stanford.

October 24, 20140 Comments

I’ve previously written on the magnitude of resources available for teaching yourself anything online, but there’s also a plethora of information on the web surrounding online business.  Seed accelerator program  YCombinator have recently thrown their hat into the ring with an entirely online course on startups provided through a partnership with Stanford University.  CS183B, or How to Start […]

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Viral content sites, make hay while the sun shines.

February 19, 20140 Comments

  For a lot of businesses, social traffic has flipped the web on its head, and Facebook and other platforms continue to eat into Google’s dominance as the primary referrer source. No longer are marketers concentrating solely on search engine positions and organic SEO, but thinking about how to create content that will drive traffic […]

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How to Win More Swag on Facebook

January 25, 20140 Comments

Facebook is a rubbish platform to run a competition. Here’s how to exploit it for your own gains. Muahahahaha.

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The Elf on the Shelf Christmas Guide to Viral Content Marketing

December 17, 20130 Comments

This little guy, is Buddy the Elf. Some of you might recognise him as “The Elf on the Shelf”. And he’s a mischievious little content marketer.

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Discourse – The Open Source Forum Solution We’ve All Been Waiting For.

November 30, 20130 Comments

URL: http://www.discourse.org/ For the programmers amongst you, with a doubt you’ll be aware of Stackoverflow. Created by programming power house duo Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky, it has grown in a relatively small space of time into one of the biggest sites on the web. When I say relatively small space of time, I mean – 2.2M uniques in […]

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Wearable Computing Will Likely Become Mainstream. Here’s Why I Hope It Doesn’t.

November 27, 20130 Comments

Wearable computing isn’t a pipe dream and the technology isn’t going away, in fact, more and more technology companies are embracing the trend, getting on the band wagon now, and developing for it before it goes mainstream. Some of the software being built on top of wearable computing devices: Duke University’s Reporters Lab – Developing Pebblewire […]

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SmartClock – Internet Connected Digital Metrics At Your Fingertips

November 20, 20130 Comments

As the “Internet of things” trend continues to gather steam, more and more companies are innovating with cloud connected physical devices that connect the web with the real world.

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