Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Fresh On The Net

    Website of the day: Fresh On The Net

    By 27 September 2013

    Tom Robinson is name you will know if you’re a fan of new music. He’s been championing the cause of undiscovered musicians for more than 25 years, on his various radio shows for the BBC, and is a recording artist of some renown in his own right....

  • Website of the day: Lost My Name

    Website of the day: Lost My Name

    By 26 September 2013

    The school year is in full swing by now, and for parents of younger children, it’s probably been a bit of shock to everybody’s system. Their angelic little offspring will be coming home exhausted, full of new and bewildering bad habits and brimming...

  • Website of the day: 10 Minutes With

    Website of the day: 10 Minutes With

    By 25 September 2013

    Careers advice. For those of us of a certain age, that meant an occasional meeting with a clearly bored civil servant who took one look at what had been scrawled across our school file when we were six years old and then offered a few words of advice...

  • Website of the day: Love Food Give Food

    Website of the day: Love Food Give Food

    By 24 September 2013

    There are few easier ways to support a good cause than by doing it while you’re doing something you’d ordinarily be doing anyway. Like eating. It’s something many of us are fortunate enough to take for granted, but for many millions of people across...

  • Website of the day: Blrrr

    Website of the day: Blrrr

    By 23 September 2013

    If you’ve taken the plunge and updated to iOS7, or even better, got your hands on a shiny new iPhone 5 over the weekend, you‘ve hopefully had a bit of time to play with all the new features and get used to how it looks. It’s different, isn’t it?...

  • Website of the day: Thunderclap

    Website of the day: Thunderclap

    By 20 September 2013

    It’s good to do good things. Just this week it was reported that the 2013 London Marathon raised more than £53million, making it the single biggest fundraising one-day event, not just in Britain, but on the planet. That’s pretty good going isn’t...

  • Website of the day: Loveflutter

    Website of the day: Loveflutter

    By 19 September 2013

    There’s something refreshingly honest about loveflutter.com. It’s a new online dating site that’s grabbing a fair few column inches with its unique selling point: it only wants interesting people. And not just ordinary interesting, like “I read...

  • Website of the day: Move Your Money

    Website of the day: Move Your Money

    By 18 September 2013

    It’s quite easy to bash the banks. Let’s face it, everything that’s wrong in the world is the fault of the banks, isn’t it? They’re faceless, greedy, corrupt, heartless monsters who think nothing of crushing the dreams of millions under their...

  • Website of the day: Supajam

    Website of the day: Supajam

    By 17 September 2013

    Music sites are ten a penny. And they’re a bit like music festivals really. There are the big, glossy, corporate ones, full of sponsored coverage, D-list "celebs" and franchised merchandise. Then there are the slightly more down-to-earth, unspoilt ones....

  • Website of the day: Zomato

    Website of the day: Zomato

    By 16 September 2013

    When you’re choosing somewhere to go for a nice meal, there are many things that will affect your decision-making process. The type of food, the price, the location - all these are factored in. But the one that will end up sealing the deal in most cases...

  • Website of the day: Sons of Anarchy Clothing

    Website of the day: Sons of Anarchy Clothing

    By 13 September 2013

    It's a good time to be a telly addict at the moment, with new seasons of things like Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire firing up. We’ve got Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. heading to these shores and Dexter, The Walking Dead and even Game of Thrones...

  • Website of the day: Moo

    Website of the day: Moo

    By 12 September 2013

    First impressions count. That might sound like a cliché, but there's no getting away from it. As soon as you walk through the door people will judge you based on your appearance, how you behave and what you say. You can spend hundreds of pounds on a...

  • Website of the day: 150 Brands

    Website of the day: 150 Brands

    By 11 September 2013

    This one has been bouncing around in social media circles for a while now, and we’d hoped we would be able to bring it to you with a certain swagger. We’d hoped to have told you about 150brands.co.uk, safe in the knowledge that we’d identified all...

  • Website of the day: Livedrive

    Website of the day: Livedrive

    By 10 September 2013

    One of the team (yes, that would be me...) recently had a scare with a MacBook. A third-party iPhone cable found its way within arm’s reach when the iPhone needed a bit of juice. Without thinking, I plugged it in and everything went quiet. Very, very...

  • Website of the day: See Mike Draw

    Website of the day: See Mike Draw

    By 9 September 2013

    If you’ve spent any amount of time online, you’ve almost certainly seen one of Mike’s cartoons. They crop up every now and again as email virals and in Facebook and Twitter timelines, as more and more people enjoy his brilliantly drawn creations...

  • Website of the day: Ikea Instructions

    Website of the day: Ikea Instructions

    By 6 September 2013

    When we recommended Ikea Hackers a couple of weeks a go, we seemed to strike a chord with some readers. It seems that most people do indeed own a few pieces of Ikea’s finest flatpack furniture. And many like to tinker with their purchases to make them...

  • Website of the day: Cuckooland

    Website of the day: Cuckooland

    By 5 September 2013

    Yesterday's recommendation got a few of us here talking about buying gifts, and the potentially thorny subject of Christmas shopping came up. Yes, we know it's only September but there are some people who like to get it all out of the way long before...

  • Website of the day: Terri Leahy Designs

    Website of the day: Terri Leahy Designs

    By 4 September 2013

    It’s a long story, but we wanted a badger. Not a real one, obvs (health and safety stepped in - something to do with the risk of stray bullets) but one we could send to somebody as a little gift. We asked around and we heard about Ace. He’s a rock...

  • Website of the day: TablePouncer

    Website of the day: TablePouncer

    By 3 September 2013

    Food. A necessity, a pleasure, an art form. It’s also a pain in the bum if you can’t get to eat what you want when you want. We all like to treat ourselves and the people we care about by taking them to a nice restaurant once in a while. But these...

  • Website of the day: Brainbox Candy

    Website of the day: Brainbox Candy

    By 2 September 2013

    The humble greetings card has come along way from those simple, tasteful designs of yesteryear. These days they are works of art and future design classics; they carry profound messages that will adorn fridges for years to come; they come as 3D structures,...

  • Website of the day: Theodora Children's Trust

    Website of the day: Theodora Children's Trust

    By 30 August 2013

    Friday’s here! Yay! Traditionally, that means most of us get to have a bit of a laugh. The atmosphere in offices, schools and colleges tends to be a little more relaxed and we can all start to let our hair down a little bit as the weekend approaches....

  • Website of the day: Join Sam

    Website of the day: Join Sam

    By 29 August 2013

    Online shopping has become the norm for many people, and some retailers are scaling back their physical presence to concentrate on their digital enterprises. And that means competition is starting to become more fierce too. This is generally good news...

  • Website of the day: Wayn

    Website of the day: Wayn

    By 28 August 2013

    September looms and for millions of young people that means back to school. Or, it might mean you’re packing your bags and heading off into the great unknown to see a little of the world before going back to school. Gap years are an appealing prospect...

  • Hands-on: Griffin Survivor & Catalyst Waterproof iPhone 5 case review

    Hands-on: Griffin Survivor & Catalyst Waterproof iPhone 5 case review

    By 27 August 2013

    In our experience, two things tend to govern the lifespan of a gadget: how careful the owner is, and; whether or not you have small children in the house. While Griffin technology can't dictate either of those things, the company's Survivor + Catalyst...

  • Website of the day: Seriously, For Real?

    Website of the day: Seriously, For Real?

    By 27 August 2013

    We’ve featured aggregators before, those trawlers of the deepest darkest recesses of the internet that set out to unearth the real gems of digital content. From photobombing archives through the newest memes to the latest celebrity gossip and online...