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Monthly Archives: March 2011

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Google gets its own LIKE button

By | March 30th, 2011|Categories: Social Media|Tags: |

Google has announced  +1 ;  it stands for this is pretty cool or check this out.  The meaning doesn't need too much explaining as we are all used to this with the Facebook like button, and the Twitter RT. The Google friends recommendation. I  love recommendations, tips and advice from people I trust - that's how all of us find the best websites, friends; things that interest us. Remember recently I said something is coming, (I didn't mean Jesus) and make sure you have a Google account, well maybe this is what it was, although its not quite as exciting as CIRCLES may have been, it could be very practical and functional . +1 Video As I understand it, you'll need a Google Profile to use the +1 - then anyone of your connections can see your +1's. They are stored on your Google Profile as  new tab, you can choose to keep it private or show who you like. Google say that +1 will be on Google search, Google Ads and soon on actual websites. This seems to be only available on Google.com [...]

Delete photos on (NEW DESIGN) YFrog – Part two

By | March 29th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I wrote a post not so long ago about how to delete your photos from YFrog; due to the fact it took me a little while to find out. I'm pleased to say, that this post has helped out many people. Recently I received this comment. Whocares Looks like they've rebuilt the interface because i couldnt find any dropdown menu or any delete buttons. How to remove pictures on Yfrog updated So I hopped on over to Yfrog.  It seems things have indeed changed, in fact Yfrog recently had a complete overhaul on design with virtually a new product: you can tweet directly from their site, photos are more organised and it looks much more professional now.  This new design is apparently in beta and is being pushed out to people slowly so you may not have seen it yet.  It does look easier to use now, so hopefully people won't have so much difficulty but just in case, this is how you remove photos now. Click Profile Click Photos (or videos) Do not click the picture - because when you hover over the photo that you [...]

Color, Photo-sharing application – How do I… ?

By | March 27th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

There's been so much hype about the social networking image sharing application Color, I'd be surprised if you had not read about it yet. The hypemeter went off the scale similar to the cabbage patch kids hype of many years ago. Color is available for iphone and Android now: Color enables you to share photos or videos in group albums, with people at the same events as you.  You have to be within 150ft of each other, however I believe they might be lengthening this distance. You don't have to add people to your network, this will be automatic due to the fact you are in the same vicinity with strangers (or friends) at the same event as you: sms and text are even available. You could just use it sitting at home, if people near you are also doing the same thing, this seems pointless to me, but I can see the novelty for events or concerts and the like. Many complaints have been already flying around the net regarding this application, maybe they pushed it out too soon; there has already [...]

Spotify hit by a virus attack

By | March 26th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Digital music service Spotify (free version)  has been attacked by malware. It came via malicious third-party adverts so Spotify have removed ads for now, until they sort it out. Twitter users are still complaining to @Spotify about this; It would appear that it is proving very difficult to locate the source of the malware and Spotify are asking twitter users to help, they are asking what ads caused the problems. The twitter community are trying to assist with one twitter posting screen prints to Spotify, another person offered run tests for them. @ Spotify on twitter said - We're still investigating but we take this very seriously and will take every step possible to ensure it doesn't occur again. One website has reported that AVG software has identified one of the malicious payloads as Trojan horse Generic_r.FZ. According to Sophos this comes at the same time as another malicious ad on Facebook, asking you to install Adobe Flash player, which is when you get the malware.  Apparently this  has now been taken care of by Facebook. Let this be a reminder to us that we must regularly scan our system for malware, you never know where it might [...]

Facebook questions !

By | March 25th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

As you may have noticed, yesterday Facebook announced that Questions is soon going to be available to everyone. They explain: Questions is designed so that anyone on Facebook can help you find the answer. Questions evolved because they realised that often users statuses were a question, like "Where is the best place to eat in Leeds?" Or What film should I see at the cinema tomorrow?  -  "What music should I listen too?  These questions usually get a good response from friends trying to help. So Facebook designed a product that you can use to ask questions and they've made it so easy and quick, all you have to do is tick the answer that you want. They've done it this way so that more of your friends will be more inclined to answer, as it takes no time at all. I received this popular question today. I answered this one with the hell yeah! When you receive a question you can also ask your own friends and follow the question. As usual I guess the weirdo's of this world will be putting strange [...]

Compose music with the Isle of tune… Game?

By | March 23rd, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ok, I admit it, this music sequencer has kept me busy for a couple of days now, (in my spare time) and I am addicted to it. I have Jim Hall the creator to blame for that, thanks Jim.  Its different than you've ever seen before. On Isle of tune, you create little cute islands, with roads, trees bushes and houses to compose your own music or mixes of other tracks. This is my sons island that he made today currently no'3 in "today's" chart (please click like, if you do like). Revolving I like to move Of course my sons island is much better than my effort - Called Stairway to isles but it was my first try. Don't laugh.  :)   It seems really simple but as you get into it you find that actually its really quite tricky to create a masterpiece. How to make your musical journey When you first start you have an empty island with a tool bar at the bottom, here you will see everything you need to start creating your musical wonderland isle. First you design your layout of road.  Then you [...]

How to change your settings to use HTTPS on Twitter – its safer.

By | March 21st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I recently explained how to change your settings on Facebook to HTTPS since they added the option due to a hacking indecent, and now finally Twitter has actually added this option for users to always use HTTPS. When a user connects to a website via HTTPS, the website encrypts the session with a digital certificate. A user can tell if they are connected to a secure website if the website URL begins with https:// instead of http:// HTTPS helps to protect your password from being stolen, especially if you are using a public WiFi network When using Twitter.com we could always use HTTPS but had to manually type it in, there is now a box for you to tick in settings to make sure that you always use the more secure HTTPS. Twitter also uses HTTPS as a default on its log-in page so that users' credentials are encrypted. Its official iPhone and iPad applications also have HTTPS as their default setting. If you are using a 3rd Party app you need to check if your have settings on there so [...]

Just5 J509 the phone for the elderly – with SOS

By | March 20th, 2011|Categories: Mobile - Reviews and News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When Alex Petrov of Just5 asked me to review a Just5 mobile phone I felt honoured. I'd recently seen an article by Engadget that Just5 were at MWC2011 with a brand new model the CP11 and it looked very interesting. The phone that I received in the post - however, was the cell phone Just5 J509, both utilize the same design scheme, large buttons, loudspeaker and the SOS button, but the CP11 has a  slide out screen. This is a mobile phone for maybe your mum, dad, grandparents, someone that is hard of hearing, with poor eyesight, or even someone special needs.  With its huge numbers and basic features, its very easy to use. The non tech savvy people who say, I just want a phone that makes calls, will love it. This phone feels very light, its a comfortable size, and its very sturdy. Just5 Five basic features 1. Big Buttons These big buttons really do make a difference. Easy to dial even without putting on glasses. 2. Ease of Operation Removed unnecessary functions, to make this the easiest phone ever. 3. Amplified Sound [...]

Touchnotes great notes app on itunes

By | March 14th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Touch Notes, is a charming new note taking application from Ivango for the iPhone, iPad or iTouch. (iPod Touch). Not to be confused with the Touch Note application that I also love from Touchnote.com for sending personalised cards direct from your iPhone. With Touch Notes you can create different types of notes, keyboard notes, finger notes and even audio notes and send them to Twitter, Facebook or via email. You may have seen my twitter feed today while I was testing it out, it was great fun, and a few people asked me what it was, as they thought it was great.  This was one of the notes that I created. Keyboard Notes I like keyboard notes the best, you can choose between a five beautiful backgrounds, many fonts and 3 different colours, I think they need to add white to the colours but that's just my preference. You can even add a photo to the note from your library or one you have just taken. Finger Notes Fingers notes is just what it says, you just write a note on your screen with [...]