What is Electronics? – My first day with #Arduino

    “Michelle, Do you know anything about electronics?” “I’ve replaced parts in a computer…….?” “No real electronics.” “No, not really.” “Good!” Little did I know that this was the answer Lee Stacey (who works with Designspark)  was hoping for. He immediately arranged a meeting to offer me the My first day with #Arduino challenge of designing something electronic with the #Arduino board from RS Components and to blog my findings.   He and Designspark believe that someone with little or no electronics experience can learn and design with Arduino so this was my little challenge! My first day with #Arduino When […]

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What is followfriday and how does it work.

If you’ve seen a tweet including #FollowFriday or #ff and a list of user names preceded by the @ symbol and you are wondering what it is, or how to use it correctly I will explain, with some background help from Mashable. #Followfriday was started a long time ago by someone who thought it was hard to choose people to follow and thought it would be a good idea to recommend your favourite followers to other users, so that they could follow them too. Explained in detail here on mashable back in 2009 http://mashable.com/2009/03/06/twitter-followfriday/ It was a brilliant idea, that […]

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iOS 4.2 Software Update – what it means to the iPhone User

Today Apple released the new free Software update iOS 4.2. The biggest difference will be to the iPad users to bring them up to date with everything we already had on the iPhone or Itouch. With extra features. For a start the Alarm bug should now be fixed on your Apple iPhone!!  Can’t use that excuse anymore 🙂 We now also have Airprint – Printing AirPlay – Stream digital media from your iphone Find my iPhone– which is now free on iPhone 4 – iPad and ITouch 4 iTunes TV show rentals  Improved mailFour different fonts in notes – Marker Felt, […]

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How to turn off Twitter 3.2 Push Notifications – iPhone

As you may of heard Twitter Inc, has released an update to its iOS App for iPhone, iPad, and iTouch which includes push notifications. Read more from @ammojoe on CNet here   I’d never tried push notifications before on my iPhone, it just didn’t appeal to me. When I’m on twitter I’m “on twitter”, which to be fair, is pretty often, so I don’t miss much. However lately I have wondered if someone has replied, or wanted me for something, etc., so I decided that push notifications would help this constantly having to “check twitter”. (Not that I am addicted or anything!) : )If you […]

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Facebook’s ‘new’ messaging system.

What it means in brief. Seamless Integration. 1. Seamless messaging  – integrated: Facebook chat, email, IM and SMS- “mix and match”, just one click to decide how you will send or reply to any format of message.  2. Conversation history – Not entirely a new idea but again, integrated. Keeping all of your conversation streams together. 3. Social inbox  – containing 3 boxes Messages (from your important contacts)   Other (from not so important contacts)  and Spam – (Thats for spam)  you can decide who fits where and filter it as you  like. It’s not email but it is email.  Says Mark Zuckerberg. […]

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The Orange Great Balloon race is off! #balloonacy

After waiting for what’s seemed weeks after signing up for the Orange Balloon race across the internet, created by Poke –  we are off!  I’d been excitedly looking at the preparing to launch screen since about 5pm GMT today and finally the contest started at about 7.30pm this evening (2 hours after it should have due to unforeseen bugs).Whats it all about?  Andy Whitlock – Creative Director of Poke explainshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd3-Va5ePwk Offical website here.  http://www.playballoonacy.com/  #balloonacy How to get involved Go to the link above.  Then you need to sign up and choose an animal shaped balloon  – you choose from a dolphin […]

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