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Am I the only person in the world who is happy with a 4" screen and doesn't want some ridiculous slab for my next handset? When I want to use a larger screen, I switch to my iPad - that's what it's for.

Why would I want to look like a Galaxy Note-toting knob?
The new and bigger iPhones reportedly will also use sapphire as the material for their screens and come with more pixels per inch than the current model.
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Apple has just released its fiscal Q2 2014 earnings, reporting $45.6 billion in revenue, $10.2 billion in net profit representing $11.62 per share. Compared..
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+Dootrix published this just in time for #wearablewednesday !

Wearable devices in the workplace? Only if businesses can find a genuine, context-aware reason for their use.

As things stand, the onus is on app developers to find a way of displaying genuinely useful context-aware information to the user, or on manufacturers to find a wearable device that actually offers something genuinely useful. At the moment there is little evidence that either party is achieving these goals, regardless of what the Glass fans claim.

#googleglass   #androidwear    
 
What is the impact of wearables in the workplace and when should we start to take notice? - http://buff.ly/1nG3LFq
Wearables providing and collecting context-aware data to employees has the potential to massively increase efficiency and productivity gains.
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Sometimes people ask what I write for my clients. Have a look at my Clippings.me portfolio to see some of the best examples.

#copywriting  
 
If you want to see some previous examples I have completed for #copywriting   clients, check out my Clippings.me profile below. Just bear in mind that this is only a very small sample!
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Google is forced to admit they really don't care who buys AdWords, or foe what reason - they just want the money.

Google's ads have been pretty evil all along ... Folks have been complaining for the better part of a decade about bad ads. And now, finally, a court is telling Google that they definitely need to do more about this. Google will try to say that this decision is an outlier, it's an Australia specific decision; frankly, that it's a mistake.
Google has been found guilty of misleading or deceptive conduct by an Australian court over the way its search advertisements directed traffic to sponsored links.
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Well this could be bad news for #myignorantcolleague  who is both an inveterate firmware installer and lover of ProLiant servers. So glad I won't be there to pick up the pieces...

#HP  
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Ha! That's brilliant +Simon Barton, you've made my day!
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It turns out that only the English-speaking world is of any value in this digital marketplace. Or so Google seems to think by completely ignoring the mess they have made of their regional search engines.

Institutional racism perhaps?
Google's focus on its .com international search engine is causing regional versions of the search engine to suffer from major issues in many query spaces.
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For all the Bard-loving fans among my followers, please see the attached article on what has happened to the places in Ye Olde Merrie England he wrote about. It ain't pretty.

But then this ain't Merrie Olde England no more. 

#shakespeare   #shakespeare450  
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Ye olde concrete cows dost a merry sight make.
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So if the Care.data initiative wasn't bad enough, it turns out the +HMRC is planning to sell 'anonymised' data belonging to UK taxpayers where companies can demonstrate 'a public benefit'.

Worse still, HMRC has already been sharing information with three credit scoring agencies - they just forgot to tell the British public.

Although the Government plans to adjust UK law to allow this data sale, I'm fairly sure this goes against the spirit of the Data Protection Act.

h/t +Ann Wuyts 

#dataprivacy
• Firms could buy 'anonymised' financial details • Plan 'borderline insane' according to senior Tory MP
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Friday Fight Night - .guru domains

Any "professional" registering themselves a .guru domain is not professional enough to work with your business and should be avoided at all costs. Discuss.

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Gurus are apparently gobbling up .guru domains.
Nevermind that the label/title “guru” has been getting mocked for years. That’s not stopping anyone from registering domains using the new .guru top-level domain (gTLD). In fact, according to nTLDStats.com, .guru recently became the first of the new gTLDs to pass 50,000 registrations. That puts it ahead of the far less annoying .berlin, .photography, .email […]
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I am a happily married father to many, and technology freelance copywriter trading under the name of Tech Write. I have 16 years technical experience behind me having worked in support, development, training and management across both public and private sectors.

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