Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: iOS8 Poetry

    Website of the day: iOS8 Poetry

    By 18 hours ago

    The release of iOS8 has thrown up lots of things. Perhaps you needed to delete a load of apps and all your pictures to make room for it. Maybe you got caught out and signed up for iCloud Drive before you can actually use it on any of your other devices,...

  • Website of the day: Shockwave Killer Whale

    Website of the day: Shockwave Killer Whale

    By 19 September 2014

    Is it just us, or has it been a really long week? So much going on. New gadgets, trade shows, high street closures, historic referendums. You’ve probably had a load of meetings or lectures and a to-do list as long as your arm too. And let’s not forget...

  • Website of the day: Have You Seen?

    Website of the day: Have You Seen?

    By 18 September 2014

    We all do it. We sign up to these apps, sites and schemes to save money, without giving it a second thought. Things like Groupon, Vouchercloud and countless others we could name (many of which we’ve featured right here over the years) make it easy...

  • Website of the day: BBC iWonder

    Website of the day: BBC iWonder

    By 17 September 2014

    Imagine a place where you could go with those nagging questions. The ones that keep you awake just a little later than you’d like. The ones that get you and your friends into heated discussions around the water cooler or pub table. Well, you might think...

  • Website of the day: Hubbub

    Website of the day: Hubbub

    By 16 September 2014

    Where you buy your food is one of the most personal decisions you can make. Supermarkets are fast, convenient, and usually the more affordable option. And they deliver. Independent, local shops will generally have better produce and better customer service,...

  • Website of the day: Men/Women In This Town

    Website of the day: Men/Women In This Town

    By 15 September 2014

    How do you choose the clothes that you buy? Do you slavishly scour the pages of the glossy lifestyle magazines making notes on all the current trends and must-have labels? Or do you pound the streets looking in every fashion store to see what they’re...

  • Website of the day: Is Leaked?

    Website of the day: Is Leaked?

    By 12 September 2014

    This week, the unthinkable has happened for millions of people. No, not another series of Britain’s Got Talent. Worse than that. Five million Gmail addresses were published, along with their account passwords. Some shady Russian hackers’ blog decided...

  • Website of the day: Bubblews

    Website of the day: Bubblews

    By 11 September 2014

    Yesterday, it was a new messaging service we thought you might like. Today, why not go the whole hog and try a new social network? Not too many people make any money from bobbing around in Twitter or Facebook, but at bubblews.com, you have an opportunity...

  • Website of the day: eBuddy

    Website of the day: eBuddy

    By 10 September 2014

    Yeah, just what you need - another messaging service right? Well, perhaps, yes. There’s been a bit of a backlash against some messaging services recently, with concerns (as ever) about privacy and the selling on of data. And perhaps some players are...

  • Website of the day: Internet Archive Book Images

    Website of the day: Internet Archive Book Images

    By 9 September 2014

    Every now and again, we come across an online achievement so remarkable, that we just have to, er, remark on it. And this is such a case. Kalev Leetaru is an American academic from Georgetown University in Washington DC, and at the flickr.com stream...

  • Website of the day: Wix

    Website of the day: Wix

    By 8 September 2014

    So, what makes a great website? Dazzling graphics? A witty tone of voice? Smooth navigation and effortless mobile optimisation? All of these maybe, but at the heart of every great website is a great idea. Whether it’s an innovative new product, a worthwhile...

  • Website of the day: Webutation

    Website of the day: Webutation

    By 5 September 2014

    OK. So sometimes the sites we recommend here aren't always the next big thing, as suggested. But we always try to find legitimate sites to talk about. But how do we know they’re on the up-and-up? You can probably imagine just how many tips and "hot"...

  • Website of the day: Get Paid To

    Website of the day: Get Paid To

    By 4 September 2014

    So, normal life resumes. The kids are back at school, the price of a holiday has dropped dramatically, and the commute is back to standing room only. But one group of people who are probably more than a little relieved are the stay-at-home parents who...

  • Website of the day: Let Toys Be Toys

    Website of the day: Let Toys Be Toys

    By 3 September 2014

    As the new school year starts, a whole new generation of parents are going through the trauma of having to surrender their children to The System. It can be tough, particularly for those parents who have successfully steered their offspring on a particular...

  • Website of the day: Booja Booja

    Website of the day: Booja Booja

    By 2 September 2014

    May we present a potentially life changing recommendation: boojabooja.com? Why is it so significant? Because, as you might recall, we love chocolate over here at Pocket-Lint. We’re connoisseurs. Experts. Fanatics, when it comes to the cocoa-based confectionary...

  • Website of the day: Water.org

    Website of the day: Water.org

    By 1 September 2014

    The ice bucket challenge. What a thing. There’s no way you could’ve missed it, unless you’ve been on Pluto for the past month, and it’s showing no signs of going anywhere soon. It’s possibly the most successful online charity activity we’ve...

  • Website of the day: Emoji Tracker

    Website of the day: Emoji Tracker

    By 29 August 2014

    The humble emoticon is something of a phenomenon, isn’t it? Its most modern incarnation, the emoji, is ubiquitous, to say the least. Even email clients will now display them, which makes us wonder how they go down in some corporate environments. But...

  • Website of the day: Brompton Dock

    Website of the day: Brompton Dock

    By 28 August 2014

    It’s fair to say that the world has gone cycling crazy. You can credit the Olympics, the Tour de France, environmental awareness, fitness concerns, whatever. It doesn’t matter what the explanation is, more people than ever are getting around on two...

  • Website of the day: OnTheRoofs

    Website of the day: OnTheRoofs

    By 27 August 2014

    Do you remember the names Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov? They’re the two Russian thrill seekers who climbed the incredible Shanghai Tower last year and posted a video of their exploits. It got millions of hits online and established the pair...

  • Website of the day: Bellingcat

    Website of the day: Bellingcat

    By 26 August 2014

    We've talked a bit about citizen journalism, with ideas on where and how to get your words and pictures seen by a wider audience. But over the last couple of years things have changed dramatically. You won't go too far in the mainstream media now without...

  • Website of the day: Wonder How To

    Website of the day: Wonder How To

    By 22 August 2014

    Hackers. They're the dark forces that the media loves to portray as lurking behind the bedroom curtains of suburban houses, subverting corporate greed and plotting the downfall of civilisation as we know it. Or, if you prefer, they’re people who just...

  • Website of the day: NomadLIst

    Website of the day: NomadLIst

    By 21 August 2014

    The cost of living. That’s a phrase that the mainstream media has become almost obsessed with, as they trot out the horror stories about the housing market, unemployment figures, and the price of milk. It’s a scientific formula; a group of set measures...

  • Website of the day: Groupon

    Website of the day: Groupon

    By 20 August 2014

    Some brands are always going to be synonymous with certain activities. You’re not writing with a ballpoint pen, you’re using a Biro. You’re not tidying your apartment using a vacuum cleaner you’re Hoovering. Likewise, if you’re searching online...

  • Website of the day: Motors

    Website of the day: Motors

    By 19 August 2014

    August has always been a good time to buy a used car. The new registrations come out in September, so it’s when people start to offload their older models ready to take delivery of their shiny new wheels. More and more people are eschewing the meagre...

  • Website of the day: Yelp Trends

    Website of the day: Yelp Trends

    By 18 August 2014

    Trends. It’s been a buzzword in online circles for so long that probably many people have forgotten what keeping an eye on them is even for. For Twitter, trends seem to be some ind of weird competition. If you’re “trending” you’re somehow seen...