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Facebook Launches Safety Check

safetycheck

Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new service called Safety Check on Facebook. The purpose of Safety Check is to allow users to simply press a button to confirm that they are safe. This allows friends and family to quickly see in Facebook that they are OK. The idea was developed specifically for the purpose of helping people…

Converting MKV files to MP4 with FFMPEG

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If you want to watch downloaded movies on your TV instead of on your computer you need to either buy new hardware or convert the movies into a file format that works on your media player. Today I decided to see how easy this was to do. Why do this? While Blu-rays, for example, play…

Poor Memory? Don’t Worry, We Have An App For That

OK, not an app really, but an implant. Theodore Berger is a neuroscientist and biomedical engineer. He has been studying how the brain stores and transmits long-term memories, and he thinks that after 20 years in the lab he has finally worked it out. Now he is hoping to create an implant which can boost your ability…

Why are people offering free Netflix accounts?

Another new spam message this week is for “free netflix accounts”. Netflix is a premium service which provides video streaming to a computer. It started out as a monthly DVD rental company but has since expanded to do streamed video. Some friends use it and love it. According to their website, you can “Watch TV…

Next person to say “gta 5 cheats” gets a slap

I have never played Grand Theft Auto, and certainly do not intend to. A game that is designed to glamorize gang culture where the main player has to go about beating, killing and abusing people to win the game. Not my cup of tea! But, judging by the extraordinary about of spam that has been…

Most stupid guest post request of the day

I get a lot of people asking to publish their content on my website. Why they think their drivel is more valuable than my domain is beyond me. Today’s request is really a masterpiece in how not to suck at asking for a guest blog. I am in two minds here. Do I show the…

This Is The Web, Not The End Of The Line

Another Pointless Rant Which Serves Little PurposeOne thing that has really struck me in the last couple of years, mostly since I started guest blogging and receiving some guest posts, is that so many people seem to have forgotten that this is the web. This series of HTML pages hosted on various computers for public…

Creating An Image Map With GIMP

Today I decided it was time I learned (or re-learned, I did it once before) how to make an image map. I searched the web for options and GIMP seemed to be the best one to go for as I use it for my image editing. Here is the result: Click the Place You Want…

The Past, Present And Future Of The Mobile Gambling Industry

The mobile gambling market is a massive industry and one of vital importance to gambling and sports betting brands alike. Although the mobile market is relatively young, its popularity has already been hugely influential on gaming trends. Players have begun to move away from their PC devices and have focused their attentions on smartphones and…

William Hill Launches Live Casino On iPad

This week we were invited along to an internet marketing conference so decided to spend a day learning what is happening with online casinos and gambling. While we support proper casinos, we cannot ignore the growing popularity of virtual casinos. On Friday, the first main day of the London Affiliate Conference, we spoke with Offir…

The Best Way To Take A Website Screenshot And Publish? Goo.gl

I sometimes use the Goo.gl URL shortening service, albeit very rarely. Today I noticed that it created a rather handy screenshot of the webpage that I shortened a URL for. Got me thinking. Wooo. I had once in the past looked for a service which took full screenshots but found nothing great. I tend to resort…