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iPhone 5 headphones redesign



Feb
Sep 4th

iPhone 5 headphones redesign sets Apple for a new trend in earphone design. Dr Dre Beats headphones better be getting scared (or should they!) with this superb design, Apple have done it again folks but we guess this would be down to the user if they like it or not.

With the iPhone 5 being released in October it is getting people very excited, and this just puts the nail in the coffin with their creativity and inventions. Click Here for full article

 

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Google Hurdles Doodle Game



Feb
August 6th

Google doodle hurdles is a game that you can play on the Google homepage. With the London 2012 Olympics well on its way to success Google pays it's respects to the countries taking part in the events.

The game can only be played with a keyboard as you have to use the LEFT and RIGHT cursors to make the athelete run, to jump over the hurdle you will simply press the SPACE BAR. Click Here for full article

 

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Robert Bob Moog Synthesizer Doodle



Feb
May 23rd

Robert Bob Moog Synthesizer doodle is yet another wonderful creation by Google who honours the respected fellow engineer in the synthesizer world. Robert Moog is an American electrical engineer in which Google kindly donated their time and efforts for his 78th birthday.

The Moog synthesizer on the Google home page allows users to create their own music using the 24-key keyboard, not only that, they can use the mixer, filter, oscillators and volume controls to adjust the sound which sounds totally amazing. In Google Plus you can share you customized soundtrack on the Moog synthesizer and get a short URL to give to your friends of the Google home page that plays the record music, how cool :) Click Here for full article

 

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Pirate Bay blocked in the UK



Feb
April 30th

Pirate Bay in the United Kingdom has officially been blocked as of 30th April 2012. If you tried to visit the website today you will be greeted with a blockage which would be a first of any sort in the UK, this would come as a shock to many of those filthy downloader's :)

The UK courts has made a ruling that all of the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) by law will have to put a block on people visiting The Pirate Bay website, not so long back that Pirate Bay switched their .org to .se domain to bypass the law, the .se domain is a representation of Sweden. Click Here for full article

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Google Giant Zipper Doodle Gideon Sunback



Feb
April 24th

Google giant zipper is creating a buzz today with its elegant sliding zipper design, Google is honouring the gifted engineer Gideon Sunback from Sweden a place on Google doodle pages. The zipper will let you literally upzip the Google page straight down the middle and open up the search results, how cool eh :), respect to Google on this for their appreciation of true and remarkable engineers.

Gideon Sunback was born on the 24th April 1880 in the small Swedish town of Smaland, Gideon shifted to Germany after his studying and then in 1905 he went to the USA. Click Here for full article

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Google Drive 5GB FREE online cloud storage



Feb
April 20th

Google Drive is a new feature being launched by Google. With this being their own cloud service it would be very interesting to see peoples reaction to this, Google will no doubt eat up the competition with its 5gb online storage for its loyal users .

Google Drive will be launched next hopefuly end of April and beginning of March so this should be interesting to so how the other online storage companies react, we all know that Google is the best when it comes to innovations so why not this one? Click Here for full article

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HTML 5 Tutorials for beginners



Feb
April 15th

HTML 5 Tutorials for beginners is the ultimate guide for the newbie who wishes to explore this funtastic new language that has been creeping up on web developers and designers. HTML 5 is looking to replace Macromedia Flash, however Flash DOES have its good points such as creating games that are heavy in complexity, however who knows what HTML 5 will bring us this year and next year and the years to come.

Also, learning our fun tutorial will help you learn all the tags and its purpose so you can build quality elements on your website, all things related to multimedia is provide in the tutorial as beginners should learn one step at a time. Click Here for full article

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iPhone 5 specifications and features



Feb
April 8th

The iPhone 5 specifications have been leaked through sources very close to Apple, read here for the latest only on Sky Blue Ocean.

The first official specification is the screen resolution, just when you thought that resolution was already sharp enough, Apply have done it again with their fantastic efforts. With retina resolution being picture perfect as it already is they is going to be a much higher clarity screen using the latest in state of the art technology. Click Here for full article

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Angry Birds Space Review



Feb
April 2nd

Well if you did not already know about the Angry Birds game, then you have been hiding in a nutshell. You may ALSO have been in a nutshell when Rovio who are the creators of the Angry Bird games announced that there will be a game called 'Angry Birds Space'. This is the second installment of the highly addictive game.

When the game first came out in December 2009 on the iPhone it was a HUGE hit and other platforms shortly followed, merchandising also became a hit and has generated millions for the developers of the game. Click Here for full article

 

 

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Google Plus Hangout Apps Come Out Of Hiding



Feb
Mar 29th

Not to load you up on Google news today or anything, but in addition to the launch of Google’s new Activity Reports this morning, the company is also announcing the arrival of some of its first fully featured apps for Google+ Hangouts.

For the most part, the starter set of Hangout apps are designed for having fun and playing games with others, save for the addition of +SlideShare and +Cacoo. Arguably the two most practical new arrivals, SlideShare’s app lets Google+ users view presentations, documents and videos together, while +Cacoo supports wire-framing, mind-mapping and collaborative diagramming. Click Here for full article

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Visit the Amazon on World Forest Day with Street View



Feb
Mar 22nd

Last August, a few members of our Brazil and U.S. Street View and Google Earth Outreach teams were invited to the Amazon Basin to collect ground-level images of the rivers, forest and communities in the Rio Negro Reserve.

Today, on World Forest Day, we’re making those images available through the Street View feature on Google Maps. Now anyone can experience the beauty and diversity of the Amazon. Click Here for full article

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The Best of CSS Effects



Feb
Mar 18th

We all know it and we all love it, and of course by now you probably already know I am talking about CSS and CSS3.

Actually, we should probably take a moment to thank CSS3 before going any further for speeding up the load times for all of your favorite sites. They, if they know what they are doing, are more than likely using CSS3 in place of a ton of images to enhance user load times, which is pretty awesome. Click Here for full article

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Cadbury Chocolate Google+ Page



Feb
Mar 15th

How cool is this, Cadbury who are the leaders in chocolate confectionary in the United Kingdom has celebrated its 500,000th follower on its Cadbury UK Google+ followers by creating a very special 'one of a kind' chocolate version of the Google+ page :) ... wanna see more? .. then Click Here


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Google Code Jam 2012 registration is open



Feb
Mar 14th

Today, we're opening up registration for Google Code Jam 2012. This year thousands of students, professional programmers and freelance code wizards will pit their ingenuity against a new set of algorithmic challenges concocted by our tireless team of red-eyed, LED-illuminated problem writers. 

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KONY 2012 Tops 100 Million Views And Most Viral Video in History



Feb
Mar 12th

With more than 100 million views in six days, Kony 2012, a 30-minute documentary about Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony, has become the most viral video in history, according to one researcher.

In a blog post, Visible Measures found Kony outpaced other record-setting viral videos. For instance, the video featuring Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent in 2009, hit 70 million views in six days. Old Spice's "Responses" campaign didn't hit 70 million until five months after it launched.

 

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Apple Laptops Vs HP Laptops



Feb
Mar 11th

Apple’s laptops have come of age with many of their laptop models reaching the top of the market share. They have excelled especially in terms of design with beautifully thin laptops that seem more of a lifestyle product than a technical one. As the one to beat in terms of design, it was only a matter of time before another laptop manufacturer would try to match Apple, which is what HP have done with their HP Envy line of laptops against Apple’s MacBook Pro. For this match-up we’ll take a look at the HP Envy 15 and 17 against the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch and 17-inch laptops for a head-to-head analysis of both contenders.

 

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Logo Design of Americas Largest Companies



Feb
Mar 5th

The logos of the top 15 US corporations make fascinating viewing from a design perspective. They can be both inspiring and good examples of what not to create for a client. A logo helps establish an identity, so it’s important to get it right. Let’s take a closer look at them and see what we can learn

 

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How to Customize Your Google Plus Profile to Match Your Brand



Feb
Mar 1st

As of today's date, Google makes it possible for you to brand your Google+ pages for your business. You could just work with the small, basic profile picture, but a few minutes spent adding extra polish will impress both your clients and their customers. So, I made a template to help designers build branded Google+ profiles quickly and easily. Below, I'll show you how to use the template to get your Google+ page running.

The tech specs are as follows: the images across the top of the Google+ profile are 125px by 125px. The space between the images across the top is 15px. The main profile picture is 200px by 200px.

 




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Tracking Micro Conversions with Event Tracking


Conversions. The one metric we all know we should be focusing on, and yet it's the one thing that gets overlooked the most. So many of us focus on just one main conversion point, and forget how many other types of visitor engagement exist on our sites. These other engagement points, or less-important conversions are what experts call "micro conversions."

World-renowned analytics expert Avinash Kaushik is a strong supporter of the use of micro conversions. In his Excellent Analytics Tip series, he explains the benefits of tracking both micro and macro conversions:

3. It will force you to understand the multiple persona's on your website, trust me that in of itself is worth a million bucks. It will encourage you to segment (my favorite activity) visitors and visits and behavior and outcomes. Success will be yours.

When you understand your various visitor personas, you can create better targeted content, value-adds and better messaging overall. This will only strengthen your SEO campaign and will help guide you to improving your conversion rate and the ROI of your SEO efforts.

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Cool iGadgets of February



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Another month has passed, a beautiful and creative month, a month of love, but also a month loaded with astonishing technological pieces and impressive gadgets. It is time to bring the greatest and coolest gadgets for your iPhone, iPad or iPod device to enhance their functions, have fun and increase the productivity.

Doxie Go Scanner Now

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A great document scanner designed to help you organize share and transfer your papers into your favorite iDevice using WiFi.

iPro Lens

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Enhance your iPhone camera functions with a professional extension. This is a project created by Schneider Optics and featured at Macworld event 2012.

iFlashDrive MacWorld

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Works on iPad, iPhone or iPod and you can also use it on Macbooks too. The drive comes in a 8GB version for $100, 16GB for $150, and 32GB for $200.



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