Leopard Roundup, and Why I'm Not Upgrading Yet

Yes, Leopard’s out.   Even as a daily Mac user, I’ve not upgraded yet, and I won’t be for a while.   There’s a very good reason for this, I work in software development.   It’s that simple.   I can’t remember the last time a so-called point zero release worked, it just doesn’t happen. […]

Was Text Link Ads Privvy to the PageRank Penalties?

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere, you can’t have failed to notice that Google has been swinging the hatchet recently, slicing the Page Rank of certain notable blogs and websites. At first it appeared, and this has been confirmed by Darren over at Pro Blogger, that the sites punished were targeted because […]

Obvious iPhone SDK Questions

Earlier this month, Steve Jobs announced that an iPhone SDK is on the way. This is great news but, there are some serious questions that need answering. Not least because at the same time, it was announced, albeit in a very low-key way, that the iPhone SDK will work on the iPod Touch. So what […]

5 Things To Do When Starting A New Blog

Starting a new blog is always a difficult process. There are so many things that can go wrong, and if you put a step wrong at this point, it’s likely to haunt you well into your first year. The best way to counter these risks is to plan meticulously. When launching the blog you can […]

Starting a New Blog – A New Series

Recently, I started a brand new blog.   This is by no means the first blog I’ve started, and probably won’t be the last.   So as I embark on this new journey, I’m going to post about my experiences here.   Initially, I’ve got the following posts planned: 5 Things to do when thinking […]

300 New OSX Leopard Features Listed

Sorry to inundate you with Apple News today, but I’ve come across a new page on the Apple website listing “all” 300 new features of Leopard. I’m going to have a look through them, and see if there are any hidden gems in there. So far I’ve already spotted Google Maps integration with Address Book, […]

Leopard Dated, Upgrade if you bought a Mac after October 1st

Apple have finally announced the release date for the new version of OSX, Leopard.   It’s out on October 26th, so mark your calendars and get the sleeping bag ready. At the same time, Apple have confirmed the much predicted UK price of £85 and has also said that if you bought a Mac on […]

Common Sense Prevailing? iPlayer in Flash?!?

I’ve been highly critical of the BBC’s iPlayer in the past.   Not only did it have some very obvious failings, including the interface and confusing DRM, but it was also tied to Microsoft Windows XP.   Well, not any more.   Mashable is reporting (without a source I might add) that the BBC have […]

WordPress 2.3 Review

Over the past few days I’ve upgraded a number of my blogs to WordPress 2.3.   As this represents the first release in the 2.3 series, there are significant changes to the functionality.   For those of you not familiar with Software versioning, going from 2.2.x to 2.3.x means that significant features enhancements have taken […]

Blog Usability – Get the facts

Usability should be a key requirement of any website, regardless of it’s purpose. As someone who deals in web app usability every day, it’s easy to look down at blogging. After all, many of the complex user interactions associated with fully fledged web apps, such as GMail, aren’t really found on blogs. There are, however, […]

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