the tech post

This blog is about technology, software and social media. It's aimed as much towards 'normal' people as the tech savvy. The author is Tony Gallacher.

How Kaggle Makes Sense of Big Data

Ernest Cline’s science fiction novel “Ready Player One,” is about gamers. They compete in an online simulation for a fortune in prize money. The world watches as contestants leapfrog each … Continue reading

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Was London 2012 the First Socialympics?

I’m really excited about a talk I’m organising called “Was London 2012 the First Socialympics?  for Social Media Week Glasgow. It’s on 25th September 2012 at Glasgow Science Centre. Prof. … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Use the Task App for To-do Lists

Task is beautifully designed and brilliantly simple. It’s an iPhone and iPad app from the small French company Nuage Touch. Here are five reasons I love it. 1. It’s Easy … Continue reading

July 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

What’s Embedding a Tweet?

When you embed a tweet you add it to the code of a web page. It’s very similar to including a YouTube video in your page. When you view the … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Remember Everything with Evernote

Evernote is a free, award winning, productivity app that promises to help you remember everything. It acts like a personal offline memory store. You can keep your notes, web pages, … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Facebook IPO: is this a Tech Bubble?

Facebook floated on the NASDAQ stock market today. Many believe it’s overvalued and that the whole event is a sure sign that we are gearing up for another crash. … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Make and Save Electronic Music with the Figure App

Anyone can create electronic tunes using the Figure app for iPhone and iPad from Propellerhead. You don’t need any musical knowledge. It’s like a really addictive game, except that each … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Why You’re Wrong About Google+

Google Plus is a great social media tool. Many people seem to have written it off but here are a couple of reasons why it’s worth paying attention to. One … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

Apple and Google: too Many Smart Lawyers, not Enough Common Sense?

It seems that our favourite tech companies, like Apple and Google, may have become the soulless corporations that we hoped they never would. A level of arrogance has crept into … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · Leave a comment