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Managing Digital Information Overload – Is Technology The Cause & The Cure? [Opinion]

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Managing Digital Information Overload – Is Technology The Cause & The Cure? [Opinion]

‘Drinking from the firehose’ is a turn of phrase you might not be familiar with. But believe me, if you are reading this blog and many others like this, it’s exactly what you are doing every day. It’s not water you are trying to gulp down, but a torrent of information. Information overload is the more precise term. Also, I am pretty sure you are drowning.

28-09-2011
Managing Digital Information Overload – Is Technology The Cause & The Cure? [Opinion]
The Textbooks Of Tomorrow [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The Textbooks Of Tomorrow [INFOGRAPHIC]

As someone who has just bought an iPad, I can personally appreciate its potential to become the dominant force in the digital book wars. PDF and ePub files can be uploaded instantly, and then annotated with your stylus pen or finger. Let’s face it, if you were a student, what would you rather have? 10 heavy textbooks or a thin much lighter iPad?

21-09-2011
The Textbooks Of Tomorrow [INFOGRAPHIC]
The 10 Best Free Blackberry Apps You Must Download First

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The 10 Best Free Blackberry Apps You Must Download First

One surprise I had when I started my new job is that I would be receiving a brand new Blackberry phone. Now, this presents a dilemma – do I drop my beloved Android phone and become a Crackberry addict? I decided to explore this new world of Blackberry Smartphone apps to see if it could do at least the most important things that I use my Android for.

16-09-2011
The 10 Best Free Blackberry Apps You Must Download First
The BitCoin Dilemma: Can We Trust It?

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The BitCoin Dilemma: Can We Trust It?

You’ve probably heard of BitCoin, the Internet’s recent attempt at independent currency. It’s been all over the news for reasons both positive and negative – it’s a useful way of transferring funds anonymously, but the currency itself remains volatile and prone to abuse. Many people have been watching BitCoin developments enthusiastically, trying to see whether the system really will work.

15-09-2011
The BitCoin Dilemma: Can We Trust It?
9 Strange US Government Efforts to Make Use of the Internet

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9 Strange US Government Efforts to Make Use of the Internet

I just want to make it very clear that I don’t intend to make fun of the US Government. I am an upstanding, patriotic citizen of the United States. With that said, I do have a very personal, intense dislike of bureaucracy and lack of common sense. So even though there are plenty of great websites and online resources offered by the US Government, there are also a whole lot of silly online sites as well.

15-09-2011
9 Strange US Government Efforts to Make Use of the Internet
5 Essential App Cataloging Apps For Your HP TouchPad

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5 Essential App Cataloging Apps For Your HP TouchPad

I’ll be brutally honest – there really aren’t an awful lot of apps available to those who picked up a cheap HP TouchPad in the firesale a few weeks ago. It’s undoubtedly one of the main reasons that the tablet was ill-received by consumers and eventually cut loose by HP. However, there are a few very nice applications and services that are well-designed, very useful and totally free.

14-09-2011
5 Essential App Cataloging Apps For Your HP TouchPad
What in the World Is PLC Programming?

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What in the World Is PLC Programming?

In the world of manufacturing, there are computers, and then there’s computer automation. While you may think you know all there is to know about computers, you just haven’t even scratched the surface of using computers to automate things until you’ve used a programmable logic controller – known in the automation industry simply as a “PLC”.

14-09-2011
What in the World Is PLC Programming?
The HP TouchPad Setup Guide Part 2: Overclocking Your Tablet [WebOS]

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The HP TouchPad Setup Guide Part 2: Overclocking Your Tablet [WebOS]

Last time I showed you how to speed up your newly acquired HP TouchPad with a number of patches and tweaks. There’s no denying that the performance increase is noticeable but the device still seems to lag and stutter at points. If you’re still disappointed with performance and are looking to turbo-charge your TouchPad, then a 1.5GHz speed bump might just do the trick.

07-09-2011
The HP TouchPad Setup Guide Part 2: Overclocking Your Tablet [WebOS]
Where Did “Object Oriented” Programming Get Its Name From?

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Where Did “Object Oriented” Programming Get Its Name From?

Object Oriented isn’t just a random buzzword you hear in programming circles. There’s a reason behind the name – but what? Join me as I explore some of the fundamentals of programming concepts and explain just why object oriented programming drives the technology behind any modern software and contrast it to Procedural and Logic Based Programming.

07-09-2011
Where Did “Object Oriented” Programming Get Its Name From?
Software Piracy – The Untold Tales [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Software Piracy – The Untold Tales [INFOGRAPHIC]

Piracy and illegal file sharing is a curse for any developer and software company. As soon as the new version of a popular piece of software hits the streets, it is pretty much being pirated before you can say “o-arrr!”. Same with games, music and movies. For every person who buys something legally, there’s probably 10 who are taking the risk of stealing it.

05-09-2011
Software Piracy – The Untold Tales [INFOGRAPHIC]
HP TouchPad Setup Guide Part 1: Speed Up Your Tablet With Preware, Homebrew & Patches [WebOS]

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HP TouchPad Setup Guide Part 1: Speed Up Your Tablet With Preware, Homebrew & Patches [WebOS]

Welcome to WebOS, an operating system that will never compare to iOS for speed. Many believed that WebOS 3.0 would have real potential in the portable market – but HP WebOS went wrong somewhere. Luckily the homebrew community is here to patch up WebOS and get your TouchPad running faster, smoother and better than it did when it left the factory.

05-09-2011
HP TouchPad Setup Guide Part 1: Speed Up Your Tablet With Preware, Homebrew & Patches [WebOS]
Start A “Dead Drop” In Your City & Share Files With People In The Street

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Start A “Dead Drop” In Your City & Share Files With People In The Street

Who’d have thought in 2011 – the year of the fibre optic broadband connection – we’d be cementing USB sticks into the wall to share files? Not me, but that’s exactly what the term “dead drop” entails. Devised by blogger Aram Bartholl, this offline and anonymous file sharing method has taken off around the globe.

01-09-2011
Start A “Dead Drop” In Your City & Share Files With People In The Street
So You Bought A TouchPad: 5 Uses For Your “Dead” Tablet PC

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So You Bought A TouchPad: 5 Uses For Your “Dead” Tablet PC

The dust has settled and by now you should either be bitterly disappointed or overjoyed at the bargain you just snagged. If you were lucky enough to grab yourself a firesale HP TouchPad or are considering picking one up from a friend then you’ll probably be wondering exactly what use you’ll get out of it.

31-08-2011
So You Bought A TouchPad: 5 Uses For Your “Dead” Tablet PC
Combat Chronic Comic Sans Font Misusage With These 3 Sites

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Combat Chronic Comic Sans Font Misusage With These 3 Sites

It seems like wherever you are, there is always going to be some form of the printed word within your field of view. With so many words floating around, designers take great care to make their words stand out from the crowd through stylistic fonts. But then we have the Comic Sans users.

30-08-2011
Combat Chronic Comic Sans Font Misusage With These 3 Sites
What Is The Legacy Of Steve Jobs? [Geeks Weigh In]

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What Is The Legacy Of Steve Jobs? [Geeks Weigh In]

Steve Jobs has stepped down as CEO of Apple, and while he will continue as Apple’s chairman, his relinquishment of the title is a clear indication that he sees his time as Apple’s leader coming to an end. Why has he decided to step down now, and what is the legacy he leaves behind? Until he cashes in by writing an autobiography, we won’t know for certain, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give it some thought.

30-08-2011
What Is The Legacy Of Steve Jobs? [Geeks Weigh In]
One-Third Of Americans More Willing To Give Up Sex Than Their Mobile Phones [INFOGRAPHIC]

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One-Third Of Americans More Willing To Give Up Sex Than Their Mobile Phones [INFOGRAPHIC]

New research has suggested that British people are becoming even more addicted to their mobile phones, with more than half of adults and two-thirds of teenagers saying that “they have used their smartphone while socializing with others”. But American mobile users love their phones even more with one third saying they would rather give up sex than part with their phone.

29-08-2011
One-Third Of Americans More Willing To Give Up Sex Than Their Mobile Phones [INFOGRAPHIC]
5 Reasons Why Intel Is Being Pushed Against The Wall By AMD

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5 Reasons Why Intel Is Being Pushed Against The Wall By AMD

Over the years, Intel and AMD have been in quite a battle to bring out the best processors. Eventually a point came where you didn’t hear all too much about what AMD was up to, while Intel was rolling out all of its latest processors. However, AMD’s “quiet time” was very well used, as they are now releasing their newest APUs to reignite the battle with Intel.

22-08-2011
5 Reasons Why Intel Is Being Pushed Against The Wall By AMD
Why Tablets Shouldn’t Have Keyboards Included With Them [Geeks Weigh In]

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Why Tablets Shouldn’t Have Keyboards Included With Them [Geeks Weigh In]

Once the love of all geeks, laptops are now defending their turf against smaller, lighter tablets that provide excellent battery life. While it’s not clear if tablets are the cause, laptops have seen their sales stall out recently. Yet in spite of their position as the new gadget wonder-child, some tablets try to be more like their older brethren by offering a physical keyboard.

18-08-2011
Why Tablets Shouldn’t Have Keyboards Included With Them [Geeks Weigh In]
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