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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.

Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Mooving your contact info using QR codes

QR (Quick Response) codes are a convenient way to transfer information directly into your smartphone, so that you don’t have to spend time typing it in. Everywhere you look there’s … Continue reading

March 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Have Fun with Google Play!

Google Play is a new online store from Google that launched on March 7. The Google navigation bar now has a link to it. You can buy Android apps, games, … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fighting a War of Inclusion

Microfinance organisation Kiva is ‘fighting a war of inclusion,’ according to founder Matthew Flannery. It facilitates loans for small businesses, usually in developing countries. Finance is generally in the £400 … Continue reading

March 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

ICANN’s New Domains Get Coca-Cola Fizzing

A sad example of how non-profits eventually lose their way, and focus only on preserving and extending their sway. That’s how Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media, publisher of the … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Domain Hacking

If you plan to launch a new website, you should consider domain hacking. Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as you might think. ‘Domain hacks’ are just unconventional website names. … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

STEM with a Silent T (Part 2)

This is the 2nd Tech Post about the Royal Society’s recent report ‘Shut Down or Restart: the Way Forward for Computing in Schools’ and the lack of coverage of Computer Science in STEM … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

STEM with a Silent T (part 1)

The acronym STEM is a blatant misnomer. It stands for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics. There are various STEM initiatives in the US, the UK and representing the rest of … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

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