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Archive for January, 2011

28
Jan
2011

Creative ZiiO 7” Tablet Review – X-Fi and HDMI Technology Feature Within Entertainment Tablet

The tablet phenomenon has certainly taken off in 2010 and as we begin 2011 it sees no signs of losing any of its momentum. Creative have entered this promising new market with their own offerings, yet with a slightly different angle that plays to their own strengths – that is of course entertainment.

This is an ‘entertainment’ tablet that is designed to play your music and videos, view your photos and even link to your humongous television for the best presentation possible. The Creative ZiiO features a HDMI output, so if the 7” TFT screen isn’t enough to satisfy your media yearnings, a stonkingly huge widescreen television can instead take its place.

26
Jan
2011

My Top 10 80’s Cartoon Theme Music – A Decade of Animated Brilliance

The 1980’s is overflowing with memorable cartoon show introductions and as far as I am concerned, it was ‘the era’ that gave us all a spectacular head bopping experience. It was the decade of seriously catchy tunes that would prepare us for the splendid action that was to follow. Saturday mornings were an important highlight for any youngster during this period as we stared into the square box of wonder and awaited the next instalment of our favourite cartoon programmes.

Below is my personal Top 10 80’s cartoon music themes with videos attached so we can all enjoy and indeed remember fondly our youth with a large grin on our faces. Remember this is ‘my’ list so no doubt you will disagree with some of my selections – but don’t be shy, share your list in the comments section for us all to debate our love for the 80’s together.

24
Jan
2011

The Facebook Privacy Illusion – There Is No Privacy!

Time and time again we all hear about the scare stories that infest the media, where user information has either been gathered or shared without the owners consent or just by a lack of understanding a few privacy settings. This certainly hasn’t prevented social networking sites such as Facebook enjoying a very succesful 500 million users worldwide with no end currently in sight.

This article isn’t an attack on Facebook or any other online entity that gathers our personal and social information, actually it is a bit of a wake up call to those that believe that by carefully selecting our privacy settings somehow solves all our concerns. There is a distinct impression given by the media that our data can be safe if only those evil corporations and web programmers respect our privacy. Actually no matter what measures are put into place – your information, social connections and photographs are all at risk of being shared with people you would sooner not be privy to such content.

17
Jan
2011

Podcast #30 – Brave New Code and the WPtouch Plugin for WordPress with Dale Mugford

WPtouch ProIn my 30th podcast I feature Dale Mugford, who is the co-founder of Brave New Code.

They have created a plugin for WordPress called WPtouch that gives your website or blog a mobile theme that decreases loading times and optimises for a touch-screen device.

15
Jan
2011

Twitter the New Support Tool – A Wonderful Alternative for Offering Live Company Support

Requesting any kind of support from a company can result in a process of misery, disappointment and even anger if you feel that you have been let down in your hour of need. Although there have been live chat communications available online for quite some years, there is one medium where quick fire answers are all part of the wondrous experience – I am referring to social networking giant ‘Twitter’.

Twitter has fast become a mammoth collection of individuals who love to share their unusual habits, passions for life and especially seems suited for the odd moan or two. The wisest of companies including in this example Microsoft have realised that not all support instances require lengthy emails or the painful nightmare of hanging around on hold when using the phone. @XboxSupport is designed for gamers with an Xbox 360 console who can use the wonders of Twitter to tweet any questions they may have and more often than not, a swift answer is forthcoming, which is sure to delight even the most disgruntled of enthusiast.