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Top Gear Is Moving Online

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Are Clarkson and the boys coming to a computer screen near you?By Gemma Sheldrick Now that Britain’s favourite motor head trio have parted company with the BBC and Top Gear – with Chris Evans stepping in to replace them – it seems Clarkson, May and Hammond are now going to keep up with the times…

Cross Platform App Development Tools

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This week, Karen Harding from Objective IT, dicusseses the value of using cross platform experts to design an app for a business or organisation. How to make your apps work on all devices The advent of apps for mobile devices has opened a whole new way of communicating with your customers. With smartphone use rising…

How To Stop Those WIndows 10 Pop-ups?

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I use Windows 7, and I am happy with it. I really have no complaints at all. I have tried Windows 8, in fact, I now use it at work, and it is a bit of a PITA really. Windows 7 is much cleaner, with a good old-fashioned start menu and simple desktop. But, as…

BT Infinity Is Really Slow At The Moment

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Since last night I have been struggling with really slow Internet. I thought it was a virus, but have run Avast!, Malewarebytes, Windows Defender and Spybot – all are completely clean. Then my wife mentioned that Internet is slow on her PC too, so I figured it must be a connect problem. According to various…

Windows 10 – Microsoft Takes On Mobile Apps

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By Karen Harding Microsoft will be launching the highly anticipated Windows 10 later this year, with a predicted launch during late summer or early autumn. Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade to everybody who has Windows 7 or higher installed on their computers and there are rumours that even people running pirated…

How Cloud Computing Is Changing The Way We Learn

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A year or so ago I discovered FutureLearn and MOOCS (FutureLearn emailed me as I was an Open University Alumni) and I later delved (and blogged) a little deeper into the world of MOOCS. It seems that cloud computing is now really taking over. I have two young kids and they are both enrolled in cloud…

Farewell Grooveshark – You Were The Best!

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What Happened To Grooveshark? Grooveshark, my favourite desktop PC music sharing service (I did not like the mobile version so much) has closed down. I just typed in the URL with the intention of putting on some music to drown out the sound of my beloved family (they are bathing and getting ready for bed,…

Where can we buy Charlie Hebdo?

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Charlie Hebdo’s circulation has gone from a print of 60,000 copies, of which only about 30,000 were ever sold (why did they always over-print by such a large margin?) to three million copies, following the attack on their offices in which 8 Charlie Hebdo employees were killed, including editor Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier. Charlie Hebdo is of course in…

How the Internet Helped me Catch the Poker Bug

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About six months ago one of “the dads” invited me over to his monthly poker evening. For those who are young and innocent, by “the dads” I refer to a group of middle-aged men who have next to nothing in common with each other than the fact that their children have at some point befriended…

Alternative Social Media Sites to Improve your Online Presence

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Making yourself known online nowadays can be quite the mammoth task, particularly with the amount of competition there is out there. It is said that 571 websites are launched every minute around the world each day, so making yours stand out above the rest requires an innovative and shrewd strategy to online marketing. Thankfully, there…

MOOCs are Changing the Way the World is Educated

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In the last few years I have seen, and participated in, some excellent online courses that are run by some of the world’s top universities. My introduction to free online education was when FutureLearn sent me an email to introduce some of their first courses. Today I heard about Coursera, another provider of Massive Open Online Courses…