Grindr: accurately predicting Scottish referendum results since 17 September

Forget Ipsos Mori, YouGov and ICM; it turns out the most accurate predictor of the Scottish referendum result was Grindr, the hook-up app for gay and bisexual men. By now it’s clear that Scotland has voted 55% to 45% to remain as part of the United Kingdom, but Edinburgh’s gay men could have told us […]

10 video-making apps that help you make the best home movies

Smartphones are not only changing the way we watch films, but also the way we make them. When director Malik Bendjelloul ran out of money filming his documentary feature Searching for Sugar Man, he took a punt: he decided to shoot the remaining shots on his iPhone using an 8mm Vintage Camera app. It paid […]

Yo! may be a source of ridicule but theres a reason it has millions of users

At first they ridicule you. Then they start using your app for certain things. Then you raise VC funding. That’s the cycle of birth for new communication apps like Yo! and Snapchat and new content formats like emoji and internet memes. I remember when people would make fun of Snapchat as a “sexting app”. I […]


International Cricket Captain review it wont hit anyone for six

With the England captaincy still under discussion, here’s a chance for armchair strategists to put things right. For newcomers, this is a very enjoyable, well-built cricket sim, though longtime fans of the ICC series will find that the latest iteration of the game boasts a new interface but not a huge amount of innovation, apart […]

A Journey to the East: From Dundee to Tokyo

Set up in October 2012, BearTrap Games is a small team who’d previously worked together at Cohort in Dundee, a studio which folded under the shifting pressures of a changing market. Founded by creative director Fin McGechie, technical director Gordon Mclaine, operational director James Scanlan and marketing director Grant Alexander, the company has been quietly ticking […]

Fiksu sees mobile CPI increasing

By Dan Pearson Fri 19 Sep 2014 1:45pm GMT / 9:45am EDT / 6:45am PDT Mobile Incentivised installations still important for Apple platforms New data from mobile ad platform Fiksu indicates that the cost per install (CPI) of both Android and iOS games is increasing, with Android costs still well above those on Apple’s mobiles. […]

Social Media

How to Follow Social Good Summit 2014 Online

Social Good Summit is back! On Sunday, Sept. 21 and Monday, Sept. 22, advocates from across the globe are coming together to discuss some of the biggest challenges our world is facing. Whether it’s at local Meetups or at the main stage event at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, speakers will be […]

10 Things We Learned About Social Media Users’ Charitable Habits

As the #IceBucketChallenge campaign showed us, social media can be a powerful medium for charitable organizations. However, the precise nature of the relationship between social good and platforms like Facebook and Twitter can often be unclear. Do social media users really absorb the message? Do people use activism on a social platform instead of actually […]

Twitter Overhauls Profiles on iOS in the ‘Biggest Update to Date’

Twitter updated its iPhone app with completely redesigned profiles on Thursday. The new profiles emphasize users’ bios, photos and favorited tweets — in addition to their own tweets. See also: 25 Twitter Accounts to Make You Laugh “This is our biggest update to profiles to date,” the company wrote in a blog post. “Featuring a […]

WP + Blog

Userplane Plug-Ins Now Support WordPress, Drupal, and More.

Userplane has been adding to its roster of available community-building tools for some time, with free API options for things like chat and Webmessenger. The plugins for these Userplane additions are now available as plug-ins for VBulletin, WordPress, Drupal, Mambo, Joomla and phpFoX. The point is to make it even more simple to create communities […]

20+ Must-Have WordPress 2.5 Compatible Plugins

Even though WordPress 2.5 has been out for a while now, not all plugins are up-to-date. We’ve put together a list of 20+ must-have WordPress 2.5 compatible plugins to manage your blog, engage readers, and tempt new ones as well. Below you’ll find helpful plugins that enable you to block spam, track analytics, promote your […]

Share Media Directly from iPhoto with YouSendIt Plugins

If you’re an Apple user then you’ve probably come to appreciate the sharing options that are available to you through various applications like iPhoto’s Share to iWeb or iMovie’s send to YouTube options. YouSendIt, the digital content delivery system that recently raised an additional $14 million in funding, has created a couple of plug-ins for […]

Tech + Reviews

Apple iPhone 6: Is It the Best Point-and-Shoot?

After months of waiting, we finally have Apple iPhone 6 (and its big brother, the iPhone 6 Plus). It’s the 7th or 8th edition of the iPhone (depending on how you count the 5C) and with each passing year, the “phone” designation appears less and less on the nose. Isn’t it really the iCamera? No […]

Speaker Base puts powerful sound under your TV

Instead of going through the whole Design, Features, Performance dance, there are times in my career as a reviewer when I feel like just typing “Buy it” 500 times and pressing publish. On those rare occasions I like a product so much that it’s hard to write anything at all, and just instead wave my […]

The Obligatory iPhone 6 Unboxing

Happy iPhone 6 day! We already reviewed the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus earlier this week. Still, we can’t have iPhone Day without an unboxing video. See also: iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Which Should You Buy? My iPhone 6, courtesy of Verizon, arrived at Mashable HQ earlier this afternoon. If you’re […]


Free traffic – Get 10’000 Hits today

Use free traffic to your site to increase overall traffic and boost generic metrics. There in principle a few benefits to arranging free traffic, there are many companies out there with a variety of methods of doing this also. The best practice to apply here is simply be realistic, its not going to make your […]

Free backlinks – 500 links no cost no strings

Get 500 Free Backlinks today: Free backlinks are rare, especially by legitimate companies. I found this site offering 500 free backlinks for just signing up. If you wondering what backlinks are they: Backlinks, also known as incoming links, inbound links, inlinks, and inward links, are incoming links to a website or web page. In basic link terminology, a backlink is any link received by a web […]

Just How Interested Is the World in SEO?

How big is the SEO industry on the Internet? Really big, according to a new infographic by Spanish-based SEO service provider BlueCaribu. In fact, the infographic reveals that 3.5 people look up the term “SEO” on Google each second and 9.1 million web users are digging up information on the topic each month. People are […]

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Oculus VR reveals new prototype Crescent Bay

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Rachel Weber Sat 20 Sep 2014 5:30pm GMT / 1:30pm EDT / 10:30am PDT Hardware Expands partnership with Unity This morning in Hollywood Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe revealed a new prototype headset, the Crescent Bay. The new kit is a “huge step forward” and was available for developers at the show to try […]

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Destiny review

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Framed in humourlessly portentous space opera, Halo’s illegitimate child, Destiny, has arrived. Your job is to restore Earth’s golden age of galactic colonisation by cleansing our solar system of the robotic and alien factions invading it. Naturally, this doesn’t involve diplomacy, so much as stalking vast tracts of landscape and gargantuan, cathedral-like underground mazes, where […]

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