Dinosaur Train app review

Recently I was very pleased to be offered a chance to do a review of the Dinosaur Train Paint and Match app. From Kuato Studios Based on the Jim Henson TV Series, Tigerboy recognised it immediately and got stuck in straight away. There are 24 pictures of Buddy the dinosaur and his friends to colour […]

Bloglovin v Feedly – and what is RSS anyway?

Time for an update on the Bloglovin situation. As you may have seen if you’re on social media (and if you’re not, how did you get here anyway? 😉 ) Bloglovin have made a statement that the canonical URL pointing to their site was an oversight, it’s all been fixed, and everything is hunky dory. […]

Bloglovin, syndication, and the canonical URL issue.

Many bloggers use bloglovin as a way for their readers to follow them and see their content. When it was just an RSS aggregation service, this wasn’t a problem, and many bloggers have built up hundreds, or even thousands of followers on the service, and see a good amount of traffic from it. Right at […]

How to share links to facebook with just one image.

If you’re in the habit of sharing your blog or brand links to facebook, you may have noticed that recently something changed and instead of the one link with image preview, you get a kind of carousel effect. This is, quite frankly, kind of irritating. You’ll be pleased to hear that it’s easy to avoid. […]

LatestFreeStuff – new money saving app

Like many of us, I’m all about the bargains and money saving in day to day life – I’ve got a family of four children to keep clothed and fed, and in that instance, every little bit extra helps. So I was really interested to review the new app from LatestFreeStuff on the iPad. I’m […]

Preparing for Mumsnet Blogfest

As regular readers will know, I’ve attended Mumsnet Blogfest for the last two years to talk about the technical side of blogging – hosting, platforms, domain names, BACKUPS, that sort of thing. I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be attending again this year, as part of the round table discussion Techie tips and tricks. As […]

Year of code? Please no.

So, I was on twitter last night, as I oh so often am. And I saw a link to a guardian article about the year of code initiative. My response? RT @anghelides Why every child should learn to code http://t.co/wmMeV5lMYP <no no and thrice no. Need to let people think not make them code — […]

And just like that, I could vanish.

Well, not me. My blog. And not so much vanish as get filed in the bottom drawer of a locked filing cabinet in a disused laboratory with a sign on the door… Wondering what I’m talking about? It’s the government’s latest wheeze to protect the children. Won’t you think of the children, they cry, while […]

Home education on Quib.ly

A new kid in town? There’s a new parenting website in town, but this one is a bit different to the mum focussed networks that seem to be all over the place. (Not that I’m saying mum focussed networks or bad, but does mean that there is room for alternatives!) Quib.ly is a membership site […]

Shades of grey.

Now that I’ve found the back button, which is cunningly hidden by virtue of not being illuminated unless you use it, and discovered something that seems very much like swype but is called connected keyboard usage, I’m very happy with the note 2. And as for the above picture, that’s done with a pre installed […]

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