Apple Timelapse

Apple.com 1996-2016

Timelapse of 20 years of Apple.com. From the launch of the site in 1996 (Powerbooks and Mac OS 8) through to the iPhone 7 of today.

Ekta front view

Kodak announces Ektra smartphone featuring 21 megapixel f/2.0 lens

The EKTRA Smartphone announced yesterday is named and modelled after one of Kodak’s classic rangefinders. From the back it resembles a standard point-and-shoot camera, with an oversized (for phone standards) f/2.0 lens protruding from a faux black leather surface. When it comes to specifications, it has a 21 megapixel fast focus sensor, with 6-axis optical image stabilisation and 4K video capture. The device also packs an ‘industry leading’ 13-megapixel front-facing camera with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) and /f2.2 aperture.

Facebook at Work launches on October 10. How will it fare?

We’ve known that Facebook at Work was getting close to launch for a while now, with an increasing flow of information about trial customers and their experiences. However, it now seems as though we’re in the final couple of weeks before the platform formally debuts publicly. TechCrunch reports: Facebook has now sent out invites for a […]

Truth quote

Truth

All truth passes through three stages.

First, it is ridiculed.

Second, it is violently opposed.

Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

IBM Connections Cloud maintenance screenshot

Giving the wrong impression

Like many long-time IBM Connections Cloud users, my muscle memory was to access the site via the lotuslive.com URL (the longest-lasting of the few brands that service has had over the years). Sadly IBM has now retired this, and so collabserv.com seems to be the way to go (you may remember that my thoughts on that […]

Mateus ZM Unbroken still

Unbroken

It’s a couple years old now, but I really appreciated this presentation of motivational speeches from Steve Jobs and others…

A compelling new multinational insurance ESN case study

It’s always good to read a successful customer reference story, particularly when the organisation’s culture and productivity has truly been revolutionised by deploying a new internal community.  This is definitely the case with this new case study, featuring UNIQA Insurance Group. Based in Vienna, UNIQA have grown incredibly quickly over the past decade, particularly via a […]

Document management

Document management in online communities

One of the key differentiators between the community solutions developed by Jive Software and those from IBM and Microsoft (talking Sharepoint rather than Yammer) is the relative lack of focus on the requirement for document management. That’s not to say that Jive platforms do not allow the sharing and management of documents – far from it – […]

Slumped

The real reason for the forty-hour work week

The eight-hour workday developed during the industrial revolution in Britain in the 19th century, as a respite for factory workers who were being exploited with 14- or 16-hour workdays. As technologies and methods advanced, workers in all industries became able to produce much more value in a shorter amount of time. You’d think this would […]

GoPro introduce new backpack and cycle mounts

I’ve been very pleasantly surprised at how often we’ve used the GoPro Hero cameras that we’ve owned for the past three years, and whilst we’re not that active a family, there’s barely a week that goes by without some opportunity for capturing footage – cycling, hiking, skiing, sailing and the like. There are plans afoot […]

18 tips for success

Don’t do it if you don’t enjoy it. Be visible – get out there and sell yourself. Choose your name wisely. You can’t run a business without taking risks. The first impression is everything. So is the second. Perfection is unattainable. The customer is always right, most of the time. Define your brand. Explore uncharted […]

The ‘first-hour rule’

With the First-Hour Rule, you commit to working on that tough project for the first hour of each day. When that hour is up, you stop if you want to. If you really want to keep going, you do.