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If this, then what?

#155288012 / gettyimages.com Earlier today I read a Gizmodo article that brought (or re-rebrought) the web service If This, Then That to my attention. I’d seen it around for a few years, largely on Gizmodo and Lifehacker, but somehow it was today that I realised because so many of the services I use are “in the cloud” that IFTTT could actually be a much better tool than I’d previously thought. For a while I’ve...

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Nokia Lumia 920 Review

Nokia Lumia 920 Review

I received my shiny new Nokia Lumia 920 last week (29/11/12) and so far I’m really enjoying it. There have been a few technical difficulties and in the Apple lingo some things I’m not using correctly but as an upgrade to the iPhone 4 I used to have I’m loving it. There are a number of apps and functions I’m still looking for replacements for. These are things that I was used to on the iPhone and wouldn’t mind finding on Lumia. That said,...

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Office 2013 will include Skype

Office 2013 will include Skype

According to Gizmodo, Microsoft have just released the Consumer Preview of Office 2013, although when I try and use their link I just get a Microsoft page that repeats my IP address back to me – possible overloading maybe?). One of the things that stood out was that Microsoft were including Skype in the release. This will be because Microsoft purchased Skype not too long ago, but there hadn’t been much made of it since then so...

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Password Security Storage

Password Security Storage

Lifehacker has just put out a good article outlining 5 different methods of storing passwords used by various web services. It gives the pro’s and con’s of each including whether or not having a traditionally ‘strong’ password actually matters. It even references XKCD’s Password Strength cartoon. Link: How Your Passwords are Stored on the Intenret via Lifehacker Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in...

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The iPhone5 and Shredded Unicorns

The iPhone5 and Shredded Unicorns

Jesus has spoken. In an opinion piece on the upcoming [new] iPhone[5] and its rumoured larger screen size Jesus Diaz of Gizmodo has made a number of sound arguments against why Apple would go for a larger 16:9 ratio screen. Most of this comes from the fact that it would lead to fragmentation which according to the recent Jobs biography was something he was heavily against (many rants about Android exist).  With all iPhones and iPads...

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Dry Cleaning

Dry Cleaning

I’ve always assumed dry cleaners attack my suits with a steam gun or something similar to remove the stains and leave them fresh and crisp. [Un]fortunately it’s not as simple, or dry, as it sounds. This Gizmodo article has the truth behind how it works. The details take some of the mystery out of it and give you something to think about the next time you take your suits or shirts in. Source: Gizmodo Share this:Click to share on...

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Paulaner – Original Münchner Hell

Paulaner – Original Münchner Hell

Far from being some form of demonic food, it translates from German to be a “Munich Light” beer. You can tell that it is brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot, the German Beer law. It has small hoppy-ness to it, but it isn’t overly malty like some are  to overcompensate for a lack of hops. Some of the pale ale’s I like are fuller in flavour but you can’t drink too much in one sitting. This, however, lowers...

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