So you’ve played all the games, you’ve beaten them on every difficulty mode under the sun, you’ve unlocked every last trophy, achievement and secret costume. You’ve dominated your friends and even half of the online world. So what now? Where next to conquer? The only logical option is to take your furious gaming habit on the road. You’ve done it all from the comfort of your living room, now it’s time to go and make the five great gaming pilgrimages every gamer should undertake.
Possibly more so than any other medium, computer games have improved exponentially over time. It seems like only yesterday that Pong was the pinnacle of gaming achievement – moving a white line up and down the screen to the sound of bleeps and bloops – realism was not the name of the game (we’ve been through this – Pong was the name of the game). Today though games are almost photo-realistic, worlds are incredibly detailed down to such aspects as the pictures on the walls in the houses, and the plants in the gardens. But while the programming and the design have certainly come on in leaps and bounds, it’s actually the hardware that’s made this possible. And while the processing power has increased more and more with each new ‘generation’, it’s also become more interesting and more innovative at the same time – to the point where some of the consoles are no longer just machines with controllers, but amazing gadgets that you can interact within completely new ways. Here we will look at some of the most incredible gaming gadgets and gizmos that have changed the face of gaming, or at least given us something new and exciting to try.
Established in late 2011, this relatively new service ‘Internet to work’ for you. The creators of IFTTT observed the digital world of the internet around them, and realised how they could make things simpler for a user to collect, share & collate information across social platforms with ease. The way that this is achieved is through “triggers and actions” chosen by the user. Much of what IFTTT achieves could be done through various APIs, but the level of integration offered, along with ease of use, is unprecedented.
Now, ask yourself a few simple questions:
- Do you use social networking tools in a daily basis (Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube)?
- Do you find yourself uploading a photo or sharing same messages on twitter and facebook?
- Do you wish your instagram photos to be posted on tumblr or flickr automagically?
- Do you wish get something done when one of your email, favourite blog or social network site gets updated?
If any of the above you ever wanted to do then IFTTT will make the magic possible for you. Let us have a quick understanding of IFTTT and how it works.
Social media is very hot right now! Everyone and anyone seems to be utilizing these sites, and small businesses are hopping aboard sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ so that they can be where the customers are.
These social media channels are great tools for small businesses. They help to build your brand, find new customers, and connect with your existing customers in a way that you simply cannot otherwise. You should definitely be using social networks for your business, but you need to know that social media activity is not without its risks to your small business. The following are the top threats for small business in social media that you need to watch out for.
There’s been a lot of talk surrounding tablet computers recently, following the announcement by Microsoft that they are to release their own version, ‘Surface’, within the next few months.
Whilst speculation is rife as to whether the makers of Windows will present a real challenge to Apple’s iPad, which presently makes up 68% of the tablet market, these two will not be the only choices available to consumers, although you’d think so by the amount of fuss generated in the media.
Below are five further tablets to consider, all priced within a decent range – of course, the choice you make will depend largely on what you want to use the device for and whether it’s suitable for you.