Monthly Archives: January 2014


Spam Warning – Don’t Click Links from #Zeechat App

By |2017-02-08T01:19:06+01:00January 16th, 2014|Categories: Mobile apps|

Just a little Spam Warning - Don't Click Links from Zeechat App If you get a text message from a friend via Zee and you click the link, it appears to sign you up to the app and proceeds to take over your phone-book and sends out text messages ( SMS messages) which appear to be from you to your friends, making them think that you have sent them a message. And so the circle begins. Some reports say that only three people get the spam link from Zee others have said they are sent to your whole phone book.  So its some sort of phishing scam or just pure spam just that when you sign up it is allowed access to your phonebook.  This is never a good idea to allow an application access to your phonebook, but with this app I am not sure if you are asked or not. Text Messages (SMS) from Zeechat I received this text message from a friend. #### Sent you a message on Zee. Please click (link) to view the message.   My [...]

Best Games in 30 Years of Gaming

By |2017-02-08T01:19:07+01:00January 16th, 2014|Categories: Games|

In the last 30 years of gaming what do you think were the most successful video games? Have you been gaming that long? I know I have and seeing this interactive infographic by MeccaBingo makes you feel very old. Especially when you realise that the original Mario Bros game about Mario the Italian-American plumber came out in 1983 on the Atari - oh and what a wonderful arcade game we thought that was, playing it late into the night. The first video games Of course video games didn't first appear 1983 there were games as far back as the 1950's that were played on huge computers. However, gaming wasn't super popular until the 1970's when we first saw PONG and later that century we got Space Invaders which was a huge success on arcade cabinets and tables.  However it really kicked off in the 1980's when we saw the second round of gaming computers, such as the Commodore and the Sinclair. Soon, gaming consoles were more available these were easier to set up and easier to use.   And wasn't really until [...]

What Opting Out Doesn’t do on Google

By |2017-02-08T01:19:07+01:00January 13th, 2014|Categories: Social Media|

Opting out isn't always as straight forward as you think,  I looked up how to opt out of ads recently and found out what opting out doesn't do on on Google Plus. As with most things on Google, as with Facebook, you automatically opted in.. and you need to opt out, you'd think that was it, wouldn't you.   However, I found out that it wasn't that easy and even when you thought you were opted out, in reality you aren't.   Services You May Want to Opt Out of on Google The most recent is of course Email, Google is rolling this out at the moment so you might not have been affected yet.  Google is allowing people with Gmail and Google+ to be able to email you directly, they won't see your email address, but the message will end up in your inbox. To Opt out of this Go to - Google Mail Settings. Click the General Tab You will see an option - Email via Google+ Who can email via your Google+ Profile - you can change [...]

Create amazing graphics with Canva the free design tool

By |2017-02-08T01:19:07+01:00January 11th, 2014|Categories: Social Networking Tools|Tags: , , , |

Anyone can design amazing graphics with Canva the free design tool co-founded by Melanie Perkins, Cliff Obrecht and Cameron Adams from Sydney, Canva is a very simple tool which enables you to create designs from templates for your blog for Facebook covers, posters, cards in fact anything you like for the web and print. You don't even have to worry about sizes any more, its all set up for you within the template. When you first sign up with Canva you are even presented with a short how-to guide to show you what to do. If you need a quick simple way to create amazing graphics for your site then this is for you. Canva the free design tool Canva is the most superb social networking tool and yet has many many other uses too.  It is free to join, although there are some paid aspects to it. Firstly you can upload your own images or use a selection of free images - however, if you want something a bit different and classy then you can buy images from just [...]

Jelly the New Search App – Co-founder Biz Stone

By |2017-02-08T01:19:07+01:00January 8th, 2014|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: , , , |

I'm very excited about Jelly the new search app by Jelly Inc. Jelly has been launched this week on iOS and Android and is a question and answer application, related to search, which I am live testing while writing this post! When I first heard about it I thought maybe it was like Quora but its very different. By the way, Jelly's co-founders are Ben Finkel and Biz Stone the Twitter Co-founder so I expect good things! What Is Jelly The New Search App Jelly is a new way to search, that uses photos and people from your social network.  People love to help and as Biz Stone says "If you have a question there is somebody out there that knows the answer" Its like this - You might see a flower and you want to know the name of it, you just post on the application and hopefully one or many of your followers/friends, will answer the question for you, its like a social search.  A much quicker way than taking the picture, uploading it to Facebook and then [...]

Free Live Streaming using Hang w/ 2.1 Mobile App

By |2017-02-08T01:19:07+01:00January 2nd, 2014|Categories: Mobile apps, Social Media|Tags: , , , , |

Live Streaming using Hang w/ couldn't be easier with the recent up date from MEDL Mobile to version 2.1 When Hang w/ was first released in March 2013 users were asking for more integration, more simplification and more features and Andrew Maltin CEO, Dave Swartz CCO and the rest of the team were listening.  First Hang w/ was updated to 2.0 and now 2.1 has arrived with all the new features added to the mix. What does this mean - Live Streaming using Hang w/ Hang w/ is a free live streaming platform that was born out of the need to prove that people are real, in real time - no more being fake on social media as Celebrities use Twitter teams to tweet for them or post updates to Facebook its time to show themselves and get social.  Not even just celebrities but everyone, including you! Hang out with a celebrity or become a celebrity With Hang w/  which just stands for Hangwith/(your name)  you can hangout with anyone live streaming a video, you can talk them during the [...]

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