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WTF of the Week: Smoking

My Nan struggles to breathe every single day. She’s spent years in and out of hospital, most recently just this week, with respiratory problems. My Nan has COPD. She can’t walk more than a few paces without tiring and ultimately,…

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Google Zeitgeist 2012 – What We Were Searching This Year

Google Zeitgeist is probably my favourite Google announcement each year (yes, I have a favourite Google announcement). When the Zeitgeist 2012 top search list was released yesterday, I was straight over there. Yes, I am that sad. Anyway, here’s the…

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[Guest Post] 4 Graphic Designers You Need to Follow on Twitter

There’s a vast network of talented, respected designers on Twitter. So whether you’re a budding enthusiast or a seasoned professional, there’s always great tips and advice to be found there. But – to save you trawling through the profiles –…

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The Growth of My Blog Guest – A Good News Guest Posting Story

I’ve made no secret of that fact that I’m a guest blogging fan. When I say ‘guest blogging’ I mean real guest blogging (not crappy spun article distribution being dressed up as guest blogging). One of the biggest influences on the growth…

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5 Ecommerce Product Pages More Likely to Make me Cry than Buy!

When it comes to shopping, I’d opt to do it online every single time. Given the choice of navigating through busy shops (where old age pensioners wouldn’t think twice about killing you for the last of anything that’s labelled ‘half…

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[Infographic] Let’s Talk About .SX!

Let’s talk about .sx! Well, .sx domains, anyway. If you’ve managed to miss the recent launch of the .sx domain names, then you’ve been locked in a cupboard for a while or you just have more of a life than…

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27 Examples of Brilliant Guest Posts

We all know guest posting is getting a bit of stick as (post-Penguin) it’s being abused by people looking for a quick, easy link with no consideration for the quality of the content or the editorial value they offer the…

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4 Days in Berlin (and my Chronic Addiction to the Internet)

I’ve just returned from 4 days away in Berlin sightseeing and enjoying some decent beer with my other half. He’s 31 today (which makes him an old fart a sophisticated, maturing fellow). For his birthday, I thought I should get…

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[Infographic] Global Siri Usage Statistics

I came across this awesome infographic by besirious.com earlier on, which covers off some key global Siri usage statistics (based on data from iPhone 4S users). Based on the (granted, some difficult to read) info at the bottom, it seems ‘regular…

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My Nan’s Got an iPad (And Other Reasons I Love Apple)

I’ve never made a secret of my love of Apple. Over a period of 3 and a half years I’ve gone from one of the people laughing at those who part with their hard earned cash for something they don’t…

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Attribution Modelling: 12 Must Read Resources

Featured image credit: Tecmark. One of the key announcements at Google’s October 2012 Analytics Summit was that the Attribution Modelling Tool that was previously available to Premium Analytics users only, is to be made available to all users. Cue my early access…

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Is this the WORST Website in the World?

I’m a Manchester United fan. But I am certainly not a fan of my beloved club’s absolutely awful website. Now, I’ve mentioned already how appalling this site is for mobile users, but last night I was trying to use the site…

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Playing with Infogr.am – Who Are You?

I’m obsessed with data visualisation and, in amongst all the crap and spammy infographics out there on the web at the moment, there are some real gems. I’m a particular fan of interactive infographics, but being neither a coder nor…

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The Greatest Product Demo Ever?

As far as product demos go, this one might be the funniest I’ve ever seen! LG believe their IPS monitors boast such sharp colours and just general epic brilliantness that whatever’s on the screen actually look real! Cue one of the best…

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5 Brilliantly Bad Sat Nav Mishaps…

We no longer need to really ever know where we’re going! Welcome to the satellite age, where sat nav systems and even smartphone apps can accurately guide drivers (and even cyclists and pedestrians) from one location to another with turn…