Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Please Press 1

    Website of the day: Please Press 1

    By 20 May 2013

    There aren’t too many things more soul-destroying on the phone than hearing those dreaded words “if you’d like to pay your bill, press 1”. Because then you know you’re heading into a labyrinthine world of options, sub-options, dead ends and...

  • Website of the day: Food Revolution Day

    Website of the day: Food Revolution Day

    By 17 May 2013

    Are you a foodie? If so, how old were you when that happened? At what age did you actually say “Ooh, that looks nice” or “I think I’ll try something different for dinner…”? We’re guessing it probably wasn’t when you were a child, because,...

  • Website of the day: Space

    Website of the day: Space

    By 16 May 2013

    Back in March we were all a-flutter about the Voyager space programme and whether or not it had finally reached the edge of our Solar System. The debate rages, but one thing we couldn’t really answer at the time, was just how far away is that? You can...

  • Website of the day: This Isn't Happiness

    Website of the day: This Isn't Happiness

    By 15 May 2013

    It’s difficult to explain exactly what thisisnthappiness.com actually is, because it’s not really a blog and it’s not really a standard Tumblr either. What is most definitely is though, is a collection of links, images and design-orientated ephemera...

  • Website of the day: Textastrophe

    Website of the day: Textastrophe

    By 14 May 2013

    Are you a trusting soul? Do you always like to see the best in people? Do you want to believe that everybody has at least some redeeming qualities and that essentially they are all, at heart, basically honest? Has the internet taught you nothing? If you...

  • Website of the day: People Tree

    Website of the day: People Tree

    By 13 May 2013

    We touched on this topic last week, but the clothing industry - and, specifically, where our clothes actually come from - is still in the news. For decades, we’ve all enjoyed affordable fashions, and very few of us have given a second thought to the...

  • Website of the day: Partridge Gets Lucky

    Website of the day: Partridge Gets Lucky

    By 10 May 2013

    We shouldn’t complain, but four-day weeks always unsettle us a little bit. Tuesday feels like Monday, all of a sudden it’s Wednesday, which feels a bit like Thursday for some reason, and wait – isn’t it Friday yet? Hang on, yes it is. No, wait,...

  • Website of the day: The Love of Coffee

    Website of the day: The Love of Coffee

    By 9 May 2013

    Regular readers will know that this journalistic army marches on caffeine. We love a good brew, but we’re all very different people and the way we all take our coffee is as varied and eclectic as we are. For some it’s straight up, black, unadulterated....

  • Website of the day: Glamping

    Website of the day: Glamping

    By 8 May 2013

    We have been basking, yes basking, in temperatures above 20C here the UK, and, naturally, the media have gone mad. Pictures of packed beaches, video footage of families eating ice creams and stories of people wantonly enjoying a rare spell of fine weather....

  • Website of the day: In Love With Fashion

    Website of the day: In Love With Fashion

    By 7 May 2013

    We’ve talked about buying clothes online plenty of times. And very often one of the most persuasive factors for doing so is price. High street fashions at bargain prices are something that many people go looking for. But, in light of what happened...

  • Website of the day: My Player Twin

    Website of the day: My Player Twin

    By 6 May 2013

    They’re starting to hand out the silverware, the wooden spoons and the usual clichéd platitudes as the football season heads towards its final days. How will footy fans survive without their fix? There’s Fifa 13 of course, and YouTube. That might...

  • Website of the day: Join My Band

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...


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