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Facebook Social Inbox Service – Will it Work?


So what do I think of Facebook’s new “Social” inbox?  I’m going to avoid any privacy arguments here and focus specifically on the potential of the service they describe.

I’m going to go along with the sections they have in their release video which is included below.


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BlindType Purchased by Google – Typing on a touchscreen just got easier.

Unless you are an avid/regular blog reader it is unlikely that you have heard of BlindType…yet. So does it concern you? In all likelihood, yes, yes it does concern you but by no means in a bad way. How many people do I know who only buy Blackberry phones over iPhones or other touch screen devices because they have a “proper keyboard” or to be more precise a hardware keyboard. BlindType has taken an interesting and probably more successful approach to this problem. However before jumping straight in and showing it to you is probably best to explain a bit more about tactile feedback first. Read more

Designs Which Inspire – Yanko Design – 100% Design

100% Design LondonWith 100% Design occurring from tomorrow until the end of the week at Earls Court 2 I felt that I should post something design related. Yanko Design is a fantastic source of information when it comes to design. I regularly draw inspiration from their concept postings, general news and indeed from several purchases made from their site and I feel it is a site worth sharing. Still describing their content is not going to do them or their designs justice so here I will list a few of my favorite pieces which I have come across over the years (probably with more weighting on their more recent posts). Read more

“Sugar Jesus” – The Band That’s “Breaking into You!” [Interview] [Free Download]


Sugar Jesus? Perhaps the next big thing according to several outstanding reviews. It is quite amazing that a band with comments such as “Indie Disco Kings” and “The forerunners of Synth Pop’s thriving underground!” from reputable names such as TimeOut and ArtRocker aren’t already causing mass audio induced euphoria during the daily commute. They are my dirty little secret that I and their loyal listeners can turn to in times when we just need to escape for a wonderful 3:30s (approx).

Ahem, in all seriousness and music review jargon aside, Sugar Jesus really could be one of the next big things to take up residence in that place which brings “silent” humming and foot tapping to our lives. Sugar Jesus has a good blend of “mainstream factors” which apply the easy listening required for instantly likeable music, whilst maintaining a feeling that I can only describe as an unique. You really have to listen to it to understand, but if you do in the future, or perhaps you already have, you will definitely understand the emotion that I am doing my utmost best to describe. They are a band which definitely have something at their heart, and that something…is Damn Good! Read more

Apple Pushing for Patents to Spy on you (for your own good)!

This article really makes me feel like Apple are going to get what’s coming to them soon.

Sony tried something similar and it resulted in their worst dip in sales ever and that’s not counting the massive loss in brand loyalty (it definitely affected my opinion of them).

I wonder if the now officially termed “Apple Addict” will be bothered by something like this something like this?

Steve Jobs Is Watching You: Apple Seeking to Patent Spyware | Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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How to Use Facebook’s Friend List Function

People who follow even the slightest information on the internet are at least aware of the risks associated with your public face.  The ones which spring to mind first for me are things associated with employers checking your personal life out and possibly more seriously, identity theft.  You might think “Oh it’ll never happen to me!”, the fact is it could, and it ?might, so you might as well spend a few minutes lowering the risk.  After all ignorance isn’t really an excuse when you find out you are being held up when coming back from holiday because you’ve committed fraud in another country you’ve never been to.  Sure you might be able to sort it out in the end but it sure wouldn’t be easy to fix and can be avoided.

Why pick on Facebook? There are plenty of other sites which make your information public.

Why this article picks Facebook as it’s example isn’t only because of it’s size and popularity but mostly because of the ideals behind it’s development.  Amongst many online communities there has been a huge backlash against Facebook for their “irresponsibility”.  In fact some large communities which I read regularly have published several articles showing guides how to quit or at least “cripple” your Facebook experience.  The “irresponsibility” that a large number of people have backlashed against is because of how Facebook fundamentally operates an “opt out” mentality rather than the usual “opt in” method of offering new services to its users.  It also happens that these functions happen to always result in your information being public by default.  Ok…so what you might say?  Well there are some pretty important reasons which you should at least know about… Read more

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Hello,  old readers, new readers, and first time blog readers.  I am Jeremy as you probably know and I have a BSc in Neuroscience and  a GDip in Psychology.

This blog aims to cover several topics which interest me as I see fit.  Content will range from scientific findings and journal reviews (mostly in the Neuroscience and Psychology sectors) all the way to the latest technology gossip and tips on better ways to improve your computer.  There will also probably be a few silly posts scattered around about things I think my readers (and myself) find humorous.

This site will also act as a place for me to showcase some of my hobbies and such will include my artwork.  At some point I may introduce a commission system subject to interest.  At the moment I particularly enjoy doing anime style artwork although from time to time I dabble in different styles too.  There will also be plenty of graphic design work which I flit in and out of on occasion.  This kind of content will appear in the gallery section of the website.

This site will truly be dynamic and go with my interests as well as the interests of its (soon to be) readers.  I say this because your feedback does not go unnoticed and indeed I will reply to many comments on my posts.  So the take away message is, subscribe to the RSS feed if you like, read the stuff on here which interests you and let me know about the things you like, don’t like, what you want more of, less of, or perhaps just asking me to be clearer with my explanations.  The content on this blog is as much up to you to choose it as it is down to me to write it.

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