A Digital Day-off, Please?

I wish there was one day a week where society would have an agreed “time out” from social media. A day where I can go to brunch with my friends and not have to pause mid conversation whilst we all check in, Instagram our food, or pointlessly compare whether other people on Facebook are having a better morning. A marketing agency (Tecmark) found that the average person picks up their device 1,500 times a week, including checking email and Facebook...
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Preserving your Instragram Photos

Printstagram

We no longer print photographs and collate them lovingly in albums like our parents did. Now we upload them to Facebook, where they often end up in an album languidly named “iOS Uploads”. It was with this thought in mind that I went in search for a more physical way to preserve my growing Instagram collection, and Printstagr.am is what I found. Can’t get enough of these cute mini-books: 50 Instagram photos in a random order in a wee booklet....
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Lessons on web design from GOV.UK

UK Government Website Homepage

Good morning New Zealand. Who else is trying to claim their tax refund and enjoys how the IRD website asks you to login 10 times? I love that screen. (May be a small lie.) Last week, the UK Government won “Design of the Year” by Design Museum for their new website GOV.UK. This is the homepage, above the fold: This award has prompted a mass debate in our office. Some people likened the site’s design to a pre-made template or...
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Why I’m not jumping from iTunes to Spotify just yet…

I’m perhaps a little late to jump onto this bandwagon, but this week I’ve been trying to decide where to place my money in the music stakes. Do I invest N$40 / year into iTunes Match, and access all my purchased music anywhere… or do I scrap iTunes and get a $15 monthly subscription to Spotify Premium, which allows me to access any music anywhere. At first, Spotify sounds like a good bet. I for one have a varied musical...
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