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Each and every one of us is guilty of causing what will result in the death of the downloadable app. Millions of sales worldwide for apps such as Angry Birds, and high grossing apps for companies such as Zynga, who require users to purchase in-game paraphernalia, are all factors which blind us into not seeing this coming.

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There is no better illustration of techno-ignorance than the enterprise—the sheer complacency toward anything with a microprocessor is rather staggering. Yet it’s the enterprise which should be the most interested in technology.

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Dear Esther screenshots 2

An indie title with a lot of buzz, Dear Esther has a lot to live up for as a reimagined source mod from 2008.I went from skeptical, to impressed in the span of 2 hours. Here is my input on Dear Esther.

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Firefox Crash

My computer got turned off without warning when a fuse was removed. Next time I went to shut down quickly, Firefox was hanging around, and I wanted it dead. I chose to kill it and shut down… A mistake I would soon regret…

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Barcamp is an unconference. People sign up to attend and are invited to give talks on whatever technology or computer related topic they like. There is also a hackspace provided by one of the sponsors Mozilla, which we will be visiting! Thanks to the other sponsors, Bournemouth University, BCS, and atechMedia, and thanks to Paul [...]

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The new Windows 8 Logo

I’ve been using my Windows PC more and more often these days. And happily, Windows isn’t sitting still at version 7, with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview available for download now, and with over a million downloads already (one of which is me). The Start button has gone, refreshing the desktop paradigm for the first [...]

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I am Ollie Read, self proclaimed god, and gift to mankind. My main language is English but I am fluent in nonsense and sarcasm! By profession I'm a PHP web developer, and a damn good one. I run my own company and generally make the internet better with my presence.
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This topic is something that many developers and designers can connect with, but for the purpose of this article, I shall be focusing on the developers point of view (mainly because I am a developer).

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For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past few years, or have had part of your brain removed, Tumblr is an ever-growing micro blogging site that apparently has a lot of features—but I’m damned if I can ever see them, as the site is almost always down.

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