Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Symbaloo

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • Website of the day: Kill or Cure?

    Website of the day: Kill or Cure?

    By 29 March 2013

    For most people, this is a long weekend. You might be spending time with the family, or heading off to the pub. You might just be settling into your favourite armchair with the weekend papers and letting the extended break just drift by. Nice. Unless...

  • Website of the day: Bike Hub

    Website of the day: Bike Hub

    By 28 March 2013

    The Olympic legacy is starting to look a little fragile now that the post-Games glow has been dampened by a long, cold, wet winter. But there is one thing that seems to be bucking that trend and it involves lots and lots of Lycra. Cycling is on the up,...

  • Website of the day: Wool Overs

    Website of the day: Wool Overs

    By 27 March 2013

    So I went shopping the other day, with a very specific requirement. I traipsed from store to store on the high street looking for one essential item and time after time I was let down. You see, all the fashion shops have moved on. They’re selling shorts....

  • Website of the day: WeSEE

    Website of the day: WeSEE

    By 26 March 2013

    Finding pictures online isn't exactly hard. There are a few ways to do it. You can type what you want into any number of search engines and be bombarded by millions of options. You can upload an image to see if something similar exists. You can even...

  • Website of the day: Stinkybad

    Website of the day: Stinkybad

    By 25 March 2013

    The internet is a truly wonderful place, isn’t it? You can find anything, almost instantly and share it, almost instantly. Marvellous. If only the addresses for all these billions of pages weren’t so bloody cumbersome. Aitch tee tee pee colon slash...

  • Website of the day: WorldWide Telescope

    Website of the day: WorldWide Telescope

    By 22 March 2013

    Yesterday, we looked to the heavens to wish the Voyager probes well on their continuing journey through and beyond our solar system, Tantalising to think about what they’ve seen on their way, isn’t it? So how about having a gander yourself? With Microsoft's...

  • Website of the day: Voyager

    Website of the day: Voyager

    By 21 March 2013

    Over the past couple of days, readers of a certain age, just like many of us here, could be forgiven for having been a bit misty-eyed and nostalgic. A bit philosophical, even. To be honest, we were a bit astonished. You see, something that many of us...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Twisted Doodles

    WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Twisted Doodles

    By 20 March 2013

    There are occasions in life when you really need a greetings card. Birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, Christmas... The seemingly never-ending procession of festivals, feasts and frivolous special dates means that rarely a week goes by when you...