Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Join My Band
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    Website of the day: Join My Band

    By 3 May 2013

    Relationships can be tricky at the best of times. Working relationships, family relationships, personal relationships, long distance relationships - they all take a bit of work. Creative relationships are just the same. If you want to create beautiful...

  • Website of the day: Kim Jong-Un Looking At Things
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    Website of the day: Kim Jong-Un Looking At Things

    By 2 May 2013

    So, we sort of mentioned a certain North Korean leader yesterday and it prompted a discussion (initially quite constructive) about what he actually does and whether he’s really in control over there. The second part of that is quite hard to answer....

  • Website of the day: Friends of the Earth
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    Website of the day: Friends of the Earth

    By 1 May 2013

    It’s almost laughable when you think about it. But the thing that might actually be the end of our extraordinary little species isn’t a mentalist in North Korea with his fat finger on the button, or a hunk of space rock the size of Birmingham smashing...

  • Website of the day: Texts from Super Heroes
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    Website of the day: Texts from Super Heroes

    By 30 April 2013

    Oh, the fun you can have with an iMessage emulator. It’s become a staple of the social networks and can work very well indeed – remember Text from Dog? That’s now a book. An actual, printed, published book. We’re not sure Textsfromsuperheroes.com...

  • Website of the Day: Canon Explains Exposure
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    Website of the Day: Canon Explains Exposure

    By 29 April 2013

    With digital photography there used to be a natural order to things. You'd progress through certain stages as you explored the capabilities. You'd start with a cameraphone, snapping away at your mates and your pets and whatever else you thought worthy...

  • Website of the day: The Good Guide
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    Website of the day: The Good Guide

    By 26 April 2013

    Good and bad – a couple of abstract concepts that follow us through life like the proverbial angel and devil on our shoulders. Most of us instinctively know what bad is. Take Justin Bieber, for instance. But good? That’s often a bit trickier to put...

  • Website of the day: Pointer Pointer
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    Website of the day: Pointer Pointer

    By 25 April 2013

    We’re the first to admit that we occasionally include something in this slot that’s a little, well, pointless. But that’s the point in itself – the internet is the playground of the pointless. How much of it, as a percentage, actually makes sense?...

  • Website of the day: Everything 5 Pounds
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    Website of the day: Everything 5 Pounds

    By 24 April 2013

    It’s not surprising that sites like everything5pounds.com are booming. Everybody is trying to make their money go a bit further, so this outlet for women’s and kids’ fashions is proving popular. As the name might suggest, everything here is a fiver....

  • Website of the day: Symbaloo
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    Website of the day: Symbaloo

    By 23 April 2013

    A homepage that you can personalise isn’t exactly a new idea. You can do it in Google, Facebook, Twitter, anywhere really. But what if you want to take a step back and have something that houses all your other homepages? The idea of tiles or icons which launch...

  • Website of the day: Glipho
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    Website of the day: Glipho

    By 22 April 2013

    We’re known to feature blogs in this little corner of Pocket-lint from time to time. Why wouldn’t we? There are some absolute gems out there. Insightful, incisive, informative and for the vast majority, largely unread. This is a crying shame, but...

  • Website of the day: Selfless Portraits
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    Website of the day: Selfless Portraits

    By 19 April 2013

    There can’t be many people out there who haven’t pondered, prevaricated and procrastinated over what to use as an avatar. If you’re on a social network, you’ve had to choose how to present yourself. If you’re on LInkedIn, you’ve probably played...

  • Website of the day: Jaro
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    Website of the day: Jaro

    By 18 April 2013

    Famously, Bill Gates now employees his wife to give away his money. It’s a full-time job. Giving away money. Wow. Just think about that. Somebody’s actual job is giving away money. Begs a few questions doesn’t it? How long will it take to give it...

  • Website of the Day: Mr Cake
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    Website of the Day: Mr Cake

    By 17 April 2013

    We're in the mood for celebrating over here at Pocket Lint. Our shiny new site went live this week and all the hard work, and even harder coding, has paid off. Cue champagne, high fives and that other staple of the traditional office celebration - cake....

  • Website of the day: Do Not Touch
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    Website of the day: Do Not Touch

    By 16 April 2013

    We love this. It’s so many things in one. Firstly, it’s a pretty innovative way to make a music video. Subsequently, it’s a great way to get an otherwise obscure track some serious airplay. But it’s also an interesting piece of social commentary. If...

  • Website of the day: Blirt Magazine
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    Website of the day: Blirt Magazine

    By 15 April 2013

    The past seven days has seen something of an explosion in interest in what people are saying online. The bloggers have been clogging the airwaves of the mainstream media, as the polarised population of the UK seek out their champions to put forward into...

  • Website of the day: Street View Hyperlapse
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    Website of the day: Street View Hyperlapse

    By 12 April 2013

    We all have our pet hates. One of mine is the overuse of special words when it’s really not appropriate. Take the word “awesome”. It’s bandied around, willy-nilly and almost squandered on things that are just quite good. Awesome is something...

  • Website of the day: Train TImes
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    Website of the day: Train TImes

    By 11 April 2013

    There is something strangely heartening about today’s recommendation, simply because it harks back to an earlier age of the internet. Once upon a time the web was for the true pioneers of code, beavering away in their bedrooms or basement bunkers to...

  • Website of the day: The Adventurists
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    Website of the day: The Adventurists

    By 10 April 2013

    As the sun desperately tries to poke it’s face through the clouds and banish the winter blues for another year, it’s likely that you might also be entering that season. The emails start, then the texts, then the Facebook updates. They all say the...

  • Website of the day: Smith & Family
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    Website of the day: Smith & Family

    By 9 April 2013

    This is something that many of us have been waiting to see for ages. This beta version of smithandfamily.co.uk is the child-friendly offshoot from one of the most popular holiday booking sites among discerning couples. Mr & Mrs Smith was the go-to site...

  • Website of the day: Money Advice
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    Website of the day: Money Advice

    By 8 April 2013

    There are quite a few reasons why you might be wanting some financial advice this week. Hopefully, you put your life savings on Aurora’s Encore in the Grand National on Saturday, which romped home at 66 to 1. Or maybe you're a bookie.... Or perhaps...

  • Website of the day: Distance to Mars
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    Website of the day: Distance to Mars

    By 5 April 2013

    What questions keep you awake at night? A quick straw poll around the office yielded some surprising results (and a few predictable ones): What was the last episode of The X Files all about anyway? Which is better – Canon or Nikon? Will anybody ever...

  • Website of the day: Irocke
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    Website of the day: Irocke

    By 4 April 2013

    Finding music online isn’t exactly hard. Or expensive, for that matter. You can stream or download your favourite artists from any number of different sources, both legal and less than legal. But there’s always going to be one bit of the true music...

  • Website of the day: Farmaround
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    Website of the day: Farmaround

    By 3 April 2013

    It’s not easy to always do the right thing, especially when it comes to food. You dash into your local supermarket, grab some fruit ‘n’ veg, a pint or two of milk, some fresh eggs and off you trot, often without a second thought for where any of...

  • Website of the day: The Surrealist
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    Website of the day: The Surrealist

    By 2 April 2013

    Perhaps one of the finest things about the internet is that, almost from the very beginning, it set out to parody itself. The memes that were in circulation when we all first got our hands on Internet Explorer have become the stuff of satire and scorn....

  • Website of the day: Adviceguide.org.uk
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    Website of the day: Adviceguide.org.uk

    By 1 April 2013

    Today is, of course, the annual nightmare for all news operations, including our own. We’ve been bombarded with stories about the next-generation of tech that will blow your mind. And, as in every other year, the challenge is to figure out which, if...