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Confessions Of A Secret Gamer

28 Nov. 2014

Posted by Madeleine Bruce

A generation of secret gamers are hiding in plain sight… I have a confession to make: I’m a secret gamer, and I had absolutely no idea. When I think of gamers, you’ll have to forgive me for the cliché but I imagine the hardcore Call of Duty addicts who sit in their rooms for hours...

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The United Kingdom of Connectivity

27 Nov. 2014

Posted by Madeleine Bruce

The UK takes another step in the direction of complete connectivity… The struggles of life without wifi are very real. The ways in which the wonders of the world wide web increase our ability to navigate life are so numerous that this blog would be full before I’d listed 10% of the benefits. Over the...

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How Social Media Is Changing News

27 Nov. 2014

Jessica Furseth thinks that social media is changing the way we get our news, read more to discover why... Is Snapchat the future of breaking news? According to NowThisNews, this may well be the case. Or it may be Instagram … Continue reading

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Return of the Phone Booth

26 Nov. 2014Superman is going to have a hard time changing in the modern day phone booth considering that they aren’t actually enclosed cubes anymore. Nope I’m not joking, phone booths really are making a comeback, and this is how…   New York City officials announced plans for free, city-wide Wi-Fi, including designs for Wi-Fi-enabled phone booths. The recent development...

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Back To Basics With Jeff Hunsaker

25 Nov. 2014We sat down with Jeff to hear about his experience with USU and why supporting this local school is important to our international business. By stepping into the Logan, Utah office of UK2 Group (the parent company of Midphase) you automatically become a Utah State University (USU) fan by proxy. This is largely down to...

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The Future Of Passwords

25 Nov. 2014

Posted by Madeleine Bruce

Is there such thing as a perfect password? And will there ever be? Jessica Furseth investigates… It can’t be too simple or it’s easy to guess, but if it’s too complicated, the person is likely to be locked out as the legitimate user. Sure, when it comes to online banking we’re happy to recite the...

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Snaps Through The Ages

24 Nov. 2014Madeleine Bruce takes a look at the evolution of photography. Since the dawn of time humanity has had a fascination with visual documentation. From the cave paintings of the first men to the shot of your lunch you uploaded to Instagram last week (and the week before that), the tendency of the human race to...

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Cutting Corners With Gmail

24 Nov. 2014

Posted by Grant McMaster

Sometimes being a Gmail user can test your patience. Check out these keyboard shortcuts and take a weight off your mind… Gmail has a number of keyboard shortcuts, many of which need to be manually enabled by clicking the Gear icon, selecting ‘Settings’ and then turning ‘Keyboard Shortcuts on.’ Others are on by default, and...

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The Doctor Is In: Medical Uses For 3D Printing

24 Nov. 2014

The marvel of 3D printing continues to amaze… Let’s face it, it’s hard to talk about 3D printing without bringing up the Star Trek replicator. “Tea! Earl Grey! Hot!” said Captain Picard, getting his wish granted onboard a ship out … Continue reading

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At War With The Pink Bunny

21 Nov. 2014

Posted by Madeleine Bruce

The battle for the most risqué .london domain is on… Throughout life, we all come face to face with the Playboy brand on some level. Starting out as a men’s lifestyle magazine, Playboy was first published in 1953, having been founded by the now (in)famous Hugh Hefner. Today, Playboy Enterprises, Inc. is a global empire,...

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Reaching For The Cloud

21 Nov. 2014

Cloud is everywhere, and not just in the sky. The last few years have seen an explosion in cloud services such as Cloud Sites, Cloud Servers and Cloud hosting offered by VPS.net. The term seems to have come from almost … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality And Obama’s ‘Plan For A Free And Open Internet’

20 Nov. 2014Are all websites created equal? Or should mega-sites be able to pay their way to easy access? President Obama details his own opinions on net neutrality in his ‘Plan for a Free and Open Internet’. What does this mean for internet users and what can we expect in the future of web traffic? Over 4...

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide To Google

20 Nov. 2014

Posted by Grant McMaster

Google’s answer to Douglas Adams’ Babelfish is lurking just around the corner… In Douglas Adams’ Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy it took the application of a small fish into the ear for Arthur Dent to understand the different languages of the Universe. It is unfortunate for all of us that we don’t possess a Babelfish...

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What Is A Hypervisor?

20 Nov. 2014

Something you will likely hear a lot about when accessing information regarding Virtual Private Servers (VPS) is the term ‘hypervisor’.  So what is one and what does it do? Firstly, let’s have a brief look at how server virtualisation works. … Continue reading

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Getting Up Close And Personal With Your Brand

19 Nov. 2014

In the midst of the digital boom, it can be easy for some brands to sink beneath the murky waters of the saturated market. Knowing your brand DNA can go a long way to making sure you stay afloat… As … Continue reading

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The Power Of Viral

17 Nov. 2014What can we learn from #AlexFromTarget? Who is #AlexFromTarget? It’s hard to tell because it all happened so fast, but apparently it began when some teenage girls from Texas tweeted a photo of a cute boy working at the retailer Target. For reasons we may never understand, the photo went viral, and what seemed like...

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.nyc For the Win!

14 Nov. 2014As of November 3rd, the Top Level Domain .nyc has taken the lead over .london in total domain registrations. With over 48,000 domains registered, .nyc is taking it to the top! 8.4 million residents of New York City can’t be wrong. They all know that New York, New York is where it’s at. They also...

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So, Just What Is A BotNet?

05 Nov. 2014

Hayden Smith explains the concept of a BotNet and what they mean for computer security... Continue reading

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Let .website, .press, and .host work for you

26 Sep. 2014Pique your clients’ imagination with these three new domains… Last week, three new game-changing domains were released onto the Internet. Use them to enhance your clients’ portfolios or to help them launch their businesses into the digital space. .website This domain is the first real alternative to .com. There are no boundaries or limits for … Continue reading

How to Guide: Podcasting from WordPress

22 Sep. 2014Kelly Kirkham serves up a quick-fire guide to podcasting, including equipment, software, and style tips… Looking for an inexpensive way to reach out to your customers and maybe attract more? Posting podcasts from your blog is an easy and efficient way to engage with your audience and promote some traffic. Anyway, who doesn’t want to … Continue reading