Archive for Ian Hughes

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Evernote

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Evernote

By

There’s a bit of a theme to this week’s selection of website recommendations: it’s all about getting organised. It’s back to school time for millions of students and for many that’s quite a daunting time. The one thing that will always help... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Staggering Beauty

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Staggering Beauty

By

Blimey. What a week… It's been an absolute roller-coaster this week, with epic launches, surprise announcements, cool new gadgets and a fair dose of speculation too. We got some of it wrong, but we got most of it right and we reckon we've earned a bit... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Lish

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Lish

By

Shopping can be so pedestrian sometimes, can’t it? You know what you want, you go looking for it, you compare prices, and you buy your thing. Doesn’t really matter whether you do it in person on the high street or online, it can be a slightly clinical... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: NeighborGoods

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: NeighborGoods

By

A problem shared is a problem halved, as many a grandmother will have said over the years. It might be an idiom that harks back to a bygone era, but thankfully the sentiment is alive and well in the 21st century thanks to people like neighborgoods.net.... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Indiegogo

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Indiegogo

By

What is it about September that seems to instill a feeling of wanting to do something different? Summer’s over, it’s back to school, the nights are starting to draw in. Maybe you’re coming back from a holiday and you’re dreading going back to... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Gifts of the Games

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Gifts of the Games

By

You’ll have to excuse us Brits if we’re looking a bit pleased with ourselves at the moment. We reckon we’ve put on a pretty good show over the past few weeks. It’s nice to have been the focus of some really positive goings on. But now, as we move... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Is Twitter Wrong?

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Is Twitter Wrong?

By

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Twitter is taking over in this information age. Every TV show has a hashtag. Every news item has one too. Every actor, columnist, sports star, musician and celebrity freely offers up their Twitter handle and invites... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Photoshop Troll

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Photoshop Troll

By

If yesterday's post left anybody thinking that the humble Photoshop operator gets a bum rap, then I think today’s might go some way to showing that at least they have a sense of humour. And revenge can be very, very sweet too. At photoshoptroll.com... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: PS Disasters

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: PS Disasters

By

There is perhaps no finer feeling than catching somebody out when they’re trying to pull the wool over your eyes. The Germans call it Schadenfreude – taking pleasure in the misfortune of others, and psdisasters.com will appeal to anybody who’s ever... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Dropr

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Dropr

By

We know we’ve said it before here, but this world we live in is more creative than ever. It’s not necessarily that there are more creative ideas out there, but the sheer volume of people actually creating work is unprecedented. So finding a way to... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Children’s Eyes On Earth

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Children’s Eyes On Earth

By

Oh to be 16 again. With the benefit of hindsight, we could all make some radical changes to the way our lives have turned out. We’d all make more of those opportunities when they came up, wouldn’t we? We’d take every chance to do something different... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Time Bank

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Time Bank

By

It’s not just a summer of sport we’re enjoying this year, it’s a summer of inspiration. (I say “summer” as the rains streaks past my window, yet again…). The Olympic and Paralympic Games have given people a much-needed dose of the feel-good... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Paralympics 2012

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Paralympics 2012

By

Here we go again. We’ve had a couple of weeks to compose ourselves after the drama and emotion of the Olympics. And now it’s the turn of the Agitos to take the place of the rings over London for the Paralympic Games of 2012. For the first time, the... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: RebelMouse

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: RebelMouse

By

We’ve talked about social aggregators before, and for good reason: they’re very useful. The great thing about social media is that it’s in the moment. It’s dynamic, fluid, constantly moving and updating. Keeping track can make you go dizzy. If... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Mac Upgrades

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Mac Upgrades

By

So, as I sat down to start writing, something happened that filled me with a slight sense of dread. It was the same feeling you might get when eating a prawn sandwich, three days after its sell by date: “it should be OK, but…” My trusty old MacBook... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Dog Shaming

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Dog Shaming

By

If you’re a cat person, you probably won’t get this – your pet of choice has no shame. It does whatever it wants, whenever it wants and there’s really nothing you can do about it. And positively the last thing on earth it cares about is your feelings.... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Fare Saver

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Fare Saver

By

It's Okay people - it's Friday. We made it. And it's a long weekend for some of us, with the August Bank Holiday. But if the thought of going back to work is something that's made even worse by the idea of commuting, we sympathise. Cramming yourself into... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Retina Apps

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Retina Apps

By

If you've been taken in by the swanky ads featuring the new MacBooks, it’s likely that the Retina display is looming large in your mind as one of the reasons to possibly part with your cash at the nearest Apple store. If you’ve already taken the plunge,... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Emphas.is

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Emphas.is

By

It's probably safe to say that we live firmly in a visual world. We are bombarded with imagery from the moment we open our eyes in the morning until we finally let sleep catch up with us at the end of the day. Be it the latest must-see TV, a new piece... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Meowbify

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Meowbify

By

Do you think that when they first plugged the internet in, they had any idea that, eventually, one animal would actually take it over? At first there was just the occasional picture. Then, as is the natural order of online things, came the animated GIF.... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: What Does the Internet Think?

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: What Does the Internet Think?

By

For many people these days there are really only two ways to find out something. You ask a mate, who hopefully will point you in the right direction, or you ask the internet. Now. This second one can be a tricky affair and, let’s face it; the internet... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Join In

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Join In

By

It’s official: us Brits have gone sports crazy this summer. We all know why – the “inspire a generation” bit seems to have really taken hold. Sales of bikes, running shoes and Lycra have shot up, and everywhere you look you see people giving it... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: 2012 Memorabilia

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: 2012 Memorabilia

By

There is something of an afterglow hanging around in post-Olympic London. And it’s definitely golden in hue. The memories of a glorious games have not yet faded and there are still a few Games Makers dotted around helping out bewildered tourists and... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Glossi

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Glossi

By

Have you ever felt your life was a bit like a film, with you as the central character? Maybe yours has always been a bit of a melodrama. Or perhaps one of those triumphant, uplifting sporting epics? Perhaps even a musical – most of us have imagined... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: littleBits

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: littleBits

By

Ooh, we do like this. You’ll know we like things like Lego and Meccano, obviously, but take the simple idea of little blocks snapping together to make bigger, more complex things into the 21st Century and you have littlebits.cc. These are small electronic... >>