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New site

davehornsby.com

I just wanted to let you know that I now have a new site, davehornsby.com which combines both my portfolio and my blog. I’ll try and keep it up-to-date with what I’ve been up to and anything else I find particularly interesting… Why not have a look?

Merry Christmas Everybody

Merry-Christmas-2013

PhotoFrame app for Windows Phone

PhotoFrame Windows

PhotoFrame has been the most successful of the apps we’ve released for iPhone, so it seemed the natural choice to see how it would fare on Windows Phone.

Since I know next to nothing about coding at all, the folks over at Digital Living Solutions handled the build and publishing side of things.

The app only went live a few days ago so it’s a bit early to tell how things are going but once we’ve got a better idea, I’ll do a follow up post and compare the different experiences. In the meantime if you’d like to try it out, PhotoFrame for Windows Phone is available here.

Pinteresting…

I’m sure most of you have heard of Pinterest by now, but if not don’t worry, you soon will. We’re assured by those in the know that it’s going to be the “next big thing” so you’ll probably soon be sick to death of hearing about it.

So what exactly is Pinterest? At it’s simplest level it allows users to curate themed sets of images. You can add images as you browse the web by “pinning” them to your board and the other users can like individual pictures, or choose to follow your board or you as a user (you can have multiple themed boards…)

I’m not personally that interested in the social of things – I don’t care about how many followers I have because I’m using it for me rather than anybody else…
For me it solves a very simple problem – what do you do with those great pictures you discover when you’re browsing the web? You don’t want to bookmark the whole page, and even if you do you end up with a text description (bookmark) of a visual thing which isn’t ideal. So I used to download individual images I liked and dump them in a folder on my hard disk – also not ideal. Pinterest makes this process a lot easier – just tap the bookmarklet you can install in you menu bar and add a picture to your collection with a couple of clicks…

If you’re interested you can see the sort of stuff I’ve been pinning here.

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

As the year draws to a close I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I hope 2011 has been a good year for you and that 2012 is even better :)

Who’s dreaming up our future?

What do kids dream about now that we’ve got so much fantastic technology?

The other day I was thinking about how much we already take today’s technology for granted. When I was a kid growing up in the 70s I was a keen science fiction reader and used to dream about the sort of gadgets that might exist one day. I steered clear of the stuff that seemed too outrageous – flying cars and robot servants – and just used to think about the sort of things that I might realistically use… Continue reading

Doctor Who season 6 trailer

Here’s a great little teaser for the next series of Doctor Who – starring none other than Richard Nixon…

click here…


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