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Raspberry Pi – Full Screen Web Browser

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The Raspberry Pi was designed as an affordable “computer” to get people interested in software and development, it has; but it has also spawned a huge other set of uses. As well as being a small computer running Linux, it … Continue reading

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Google Image Search Updates – Good or Bad for publishers?

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Recently Google rolled out a huge change to the image search interface, on the outside this may seem like a huge step forwards, the new interface is much nicer and more streamlined for a normal user. Google constantly strive to … Continue reading

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The Stupid Cookie Law – Dead at last?

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  In a bit of an about face, the organisation responsible for policing the UK’s recent policy on cookies, have announced they are to stop asking users for permission to set cookies via their own website. This basically means the … Continue reading

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Responsive Design: A step too far?

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2012 has definitely been the year where mobile and tablets devices have really taken off, this has meant web developers and designers have had to think differently about how they design and create their sites.  Going back a bit, to … Continue reading

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PHP 5.4 on Windows

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I’ve decided to try using some of the new PHP 5.4 features after hearing a talk from Lorna Mitchell on features you will use, http://www.lornajane.net/resource/the-php-5-4-features-you-will-actually-use now I’ve had a few problems getting PHP to start on my Windows laptop so … Continue reading

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So, I finally got an SSD

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Having had (another) drive failure recently, taking out my entire steam games library, I decided when it came to replace it, to use 2, one for OS and stuff, and another for Games and the like. Perfect, sounds like an … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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Microsoft Today have opened up Windows 8 for anyone who wants to test and try the latest version of Windows. This is the consumer preview program and it allows users to download and try a time limited verison of Windows … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Logo Revelead

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For the first time since very early versions of Windows, the new logo for Windows is actually closer to an actual Window! Gone is the wavey flag effect and instead we have a simple, blue Window.

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Google Chrome’s New Features? Good or Bad

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This week Google have pushed out the latest version of Chrome, bringing with it security updates and several new features. One of these features introduced is “Preemptive Rendering”, which on the front of it sounds like it could be a … Continue reading

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Reliance on 3rd Party Services – Good or Bad?

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More and more, developers are becoming reliant on 3rd party services to provide data, provide code or enhance the site that they offer. This can be as simple as somewhere else hosting some of your resources, be it simple Javascript … Continue reading

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