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What is Electronics? – My first day with #Arduino

“Michelle, Do you know anything about electronics?” “I’ve replaced parts in a computer…….?” “No real electronics.” “No, not really.” “Good!” Little did I know that this was the answer Lee Stacey (who works with Designspark)  was hoping for. He immediately arranged a meeting to offer me the challenge of designing something electronic with the #Arduino board from RS Components and to ... Read More »

What is followfriday and how does it work.

If you’ve seen a tweet including #FollowFriday or #ff and a list of user names preceded by the @ symbol and you are wondering what it is, or how to use it correctly I will explain, with some background help from Mashable. #Followfriday was started a long time ago by someone who thought it was hard to choose people to ... Read More »

iOS 4.2 Software Update – what it means to the iPhone User

Today Apple released the new free Software update iOS 4.2. The biggest difference will be to the iPad users to bring them up to date with everything we already had on the iPhone or Itouch. With extra features. For a start the Alarm bug should now be fixed on your Apple iPhone!!  Can’t use that excuse anymore 🙂 We now ... Read More »

How to turn off Twitter 3.2 Push Notifications – iPhone

As you may of heard Twitter Inc, has released an update to its iOS App for iPhone, iPad, and iTouch which includes push notifications. Read more from @ammojoe on CNet here   I’d never tried push notifications before on my iPhone, it just didn’t appeal to me. When I’m on twitter I’m “on twitter”, which to be fair, is pretty often, so I don’t ... Read More »

Facebook’s ‘new’ messaging system.

What it means in brief. Seamless Integration. 1. Seamless messaging  – integrated: Facebook chat, email, IM and SMS- “mix and match”, just one click to decide how you will send or reply to any format of message.  2. Conversation history – Not entirely a new idea but again, integrated. Keeping all of your conversation streams together. 3. Social inbox  – containing 3 boxes ... Read More »

The Orange Great Balloon race is off! #balloonacy

After waiting for what’s seemed weeks after signing up for the Orange Balloon race across the internet, created by Poke –  we are off!  I’d been excitedly looking at the preparing to launch screen since about 5pm GMT today and finally the contest started at about 7.30pm this evening (2 hours after it should have due to unforeseen bugs).Whats it all about? ... Read More »

Bulk Delete DM’s

People are always asking me or asking on Twitter of a quick way to bulk delete DMs, as its rather tedious to delete them one by one.  I’m always giving out the link, so I this maybe more helpful. What you need is DM Whacker.   From @dacort DM Whacker is a brilliant little bookmarklet that deletes all of your ... Read More »

iPhone Alarm Bug Problem – Solution.

Have you been waking up late in the mornings because of the iPhone alarm going off an hour late?  (Now, there’s a good excuse for a lie in.) There have been lots of complaints on Twitter and assorted websites about you late risers the last couple of days.  I don’t know how you all manage with just one alarm anyway – ... Read More »

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