Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Skillshare

    Website of the day: Skillshare

    By 25 June 2014

    There’s that old saying about it’s not what you know, but who you know. We’d agree with that, up to a point. But learning is an essential part of growth, no matter how old you are. And we reckon the ‘what you know’ bit can be massively enhanced...

  • Website of the day: Buy Our Honeymoon

    Website of the day: Buy Our Honeymoon

    By 24 June 2014

    Getting married is no small undertaking. We’re not talking about the life-long (hopefully) commitment, we're talking about the actual wedding. It’s a logistical and financial minefield. Mention the word "wedding" to suppliers like florists and photographers,...

  • Website of the day: KidRated

    Website of the day: KidRated

    By 23 June 2014

    If you really want to know what something is like, you’re best off asking a child. They will not pander to your ego. They will not be mindful of your sensibilities. They will not care that you’ve spent all your time and energy building something,...

  • Website of the day: The Letteroom

    Website of the day: The Letteroom

    By 20 June 2014

    Beyonce sang ”if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.” Yeah, whatever, Mrs Carter. 
 Over here, if we like it we tend to put our name on it. That’s right. Us Brits still go a bit potty for personalisation. But it’s not as naff...

  • Website of the day: 7digital

    Website of the day: 7digital

    By 19 June 2014

    You’re a music fan, right? Thought so. You probably buy a bit of music. Nothing crazy, just the occasional album, the odd track, or maybe even, just every now and again, an entire back catalogue. But, you’re not fan of the big boys. You prefer a more...

  • Website of the day: The Universal Typeface

    Website of the day: The Universal Typeface

    By 18 June 2014

    Most of us learn to write at a very young age. You pick up a pen and start scrawling until, eventually, your own distinctive style emerges. But as you get older, unless you’re very disciplined, you tend to use your handwriting less and less. That’s...

  • Website of the day: Find Me Health

    Website of the day: Find Me Health

    By 17 June 2014

    You’ll be hard-pushed to find anybody who doesn’t think that the NHS is one of the finest things ever created. Free healthcare for anybody who needs it. Just think about that. It’s still an astonishing thing to exist in this day and age and is rightly...

  • Website of the day: Clickhole

    Website of the day: Clickhole

    By 16 June 2014

    OK. Hands up. We’re as guilty as the next site of spending too much time following so-called click bait. The hundreds of sites out there peddling the lists, quizzes, and spurious picture stories is a modern phenomenon that is threatening to take over...

  • Website of the day: RSPB Big Sleepout

    Website of the day: RSPB Big Sleepout

    By 13 June 2014

    Ah, sleeping under the stars. At this time of year, there’s nothing quite like it. And with the World Cup taking place in the middle of the night, there might be a fair few people who end up doing it when they get stuck without public transport. Or,...

  • Website of the day: World Soccer

    Website of the day: World Soccer

    By 12 June 2014

    We like to be the news breakers here at Pocket Lint, and we think we’ve got an exclusive. It’s highly unlikely that you’ll have heard anything about a little sporting event taking place in South America. It’s quite niche, quite subtle and almost...

  • Website of the day: Yummly

    Website of the day: Yummly

    By 11 June 2014

    There are some really good websites for food. We’ve recommended a few in our time, each with its own take on the idea that people want to be able to find something to cook based on what they have in mind, or what they have to hand. But yummly.co.uk could...

  • Website of the day: SubScribe

    Website of the day: SubScribe

    By 10 June 2014

    How do you get your news? If you’re reading this, there’s a fair chance you get a good proportion of it online. Twitter is the news breaker these days. Sure, you don’t necessarily want to trust it with the detailed analysis, but for getting the...

  • Website of the day: Pints in the Sun

    Website of the day: Pints in the Sun

    By 9 June 2014

    Something wonderful happened this past weekend, That extraordinary change of the seasons came to pass. We had, for the most part, three days of good weather, and the whole country experienced a lift. Parks were full. Village fetes were not rained off....

  • Website of the day: #getfoodsmart

    Website of the day: #getfoodsmart

    By 6 June 2014

    There are a hell of a lot of food fads out there. Juicing, the 5/2 diet, the no-carbs plan. It’s a multimillion-pound business and growing by the day. But how do you know which is the one to follow? You need to do a bit of research. If you do enough...

  • Website of the day: Wahanda

    Website of the day: Wahanda

    By 5 June 2014

    If the newspapers and glossy magazines are anything to go by, just about everybody is going to a festival this year. The media is full of page upon page of tips and advice on how to get everything from your wardrobe to your hair to your complexion “festival...

  • Website of the day: Run2Work

    Website of the day: Run2Work

    By 4 June 2014

    So, yesterday we talked about the unadulterated joys (not) of commuting by train, and it might’ve got a few of you thinking about alternative ways of getting to where you need to be on a daily basis. Cycling is an option that’s proving popular, and...

  • Website of the day: Delay Repay Sniper

    Website of the day: Delay Repay Sniper

    By 3 June 2014

    This article has been written on a train. That’s not all that unusual, to be fair. But this train isn’t moving. In fact, it hasn’t moved for quite a while. Unfortunately, that’s not all that unusual either. It’s infuriating. We commuters pay...

  • Website of the day: Flavourly

    Website of the day: Flavourly

    By 2 June 2014

    If you’ll pardon the stating of the bleedin’ obvious, food has never been so popular. The means of keeping the body going transcended mere sustenance decades ago, but in recent years, it’s become an art form. When TV channels are awash with cookery...

  • Website of the day: Emoji Zone

    Website of the day: Emoji Zone

    By 30 May 2014

    It started out as a way of conveying emotions in electronic communications, because the one thing that quickly gets lost when writing something in a text or email, is a sense of humour. People tried using exclamations marks to show they were joking,...

  • Website of the day: Circuit Days

    Website of the day: Circuit Days

    By 29 May 2014

    What two words are guaranteed to get the attention of any petrolhead? Yes, “new Ferrari” will most likely do it. “Bugatti Veyron" will almost certainly achieve the same result. But no two words will garner quite the response that “road trip!”...

  • Website of the day: Life & Deaf

    Website of the day: Life & Deaf

    By 28 May 2014

    Losing any of your senses, or being born without one, must be a totally bewildering experience. You will never experience some things that most people take for granted. Deaf people, for instance, may never experience music, movies, poetry or the spoken...

  • Website of the day: Child's Own Studio

    Website of the day: Child's Own Studio

    By 27 May 2014

    There is nothing quite like the imagination of a child. They are totally unencumbered by the limitations and reservations of adulthood, and the creativity they display is limitless. It's almost a shame that they have to grow up. Give a child some paper...

  • Website of the day: Sport Lobster

    Website of the day: Sport Lobster

    By 26 May 2014

    The trouble with some social networks, or more precisely, some users of social networks, is that they can become quite single minded. Some people will be very political. Others will be overly prolific with telling you what music they're listening to,...

  • Website of the day: Hire My Friend

    Website of the day: Hire My Friend

    By 23 May 2014

    If you’re in the market for a new job, there are numerous things you can do. You can brush up your CV and send it to a load of companies advertising their positions. You can update your LinkedIn profile, to subtly suggest to anybody watching that you...

  • Website of the day: Cyber Security Challenge

    Website of the day: Cyber Security Challenge

    By 22 May 2014

    We’ve covered this ground before in this little corner of Pocket Lint, but it never ceases to fascinate us. The idea that government agencies around the world are turning to potential hackers in order to prevent hacking is absolutely a sign of the times...