technology

Dec 11 2012

Products to Show Your Instagram Love

Any of you fellow Twitter and Instagram fanatics, will currently be mourning the loss of the ability to display your pretty pictures within Twitter. If you’re like me, your profile grid will be half empty and missing that nostalgic glow that so many of us have become accustomed to.

To make up for this; to add some prettiness back into your life (Twitter filters don’t come with your Instagram community) and to show some love, I’m dedicating this post to Instagram and all of the wonderful things that you can do with it… Here are some of my faves!

Casetagram from £21

I need one of these in my life immediately. No more awkwardly picking up someone else’s phone and seeing something you shouldn’t you cheeky little monkey!

Casetagram Instagram iPhone Case

Blurb Instagram Book from just £6.80

All of your favourite piccies in a hardback book. What’s not to love?

Blurb Instagram Hardback Book

I’m assuming it doesn’t come complete with pooch. Would be nice though.

Instagram Calendar – One of many items from the awesome folks at Printstagram for just £24.

Instagram Calendar from Printstagram

Instagram Chocolates – Personalised chocolate from Cocograph – from £8

These cute chocolates aren’t currently available in the UK but I’m reliably informed that they’re happy to ship. I think it’s worth the wait. Not sure I’d fancy eating a picture of my cat though, bless his cotton socks.

Cocograph Chocolate Instagram Pictures

Instagram Magnets by StickGram from £9

Always useful to pop up magnets on the fridge of you when you fitted in THAT bikini. Just saying.

Stickygram Instagram Fridge Magnets

Instaprint – price on application

Awesome little booths to print on the go at events. A must have for any hipster soiree, surely?

Instaprint Instagram Photo Booth for Events

Projecteo – available on Kickstarter. Bids from $1.

A teenie weenie Instagram projector. Nothing better than an impromptu slide show I find.

Projecteo Instagram Projector Mini

And of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without Instagram Christmas cards from Cheergram.

Cheergram Instagram Christmas Holiday Cards

Of course, if all else fails, you could bring photos back into Twitter using this Chrome extension (thanks to @martymerc for the tip off).

Hopefully that’s brightened your Tuesday. Now let’s make the world pretty again.

Much love,

M xox

Nov 13 2012

Your Choice of the Best iPad Apps

I’ve decided to become more efficient. Yes, there, I said it. I came to this conclusion yesterday, when I realised that I have 4 different online diaries, 6 different email accounts and my moleskin diary which is where I actually keep all of my information but never carry it with me.

Image of an Apple iPad

Therefore,  I decided that I want to try and start streamlining my work processes, using my iPad a lot more to ease consumption of content on my journey in to work, make life simpler when I’m there and be able to easily continue work/blogging when I get home. So I asked you crazy bunch for your recommendations for your favourite iPad apps and this is what you recommended:

Softsign – great for signing documents such as contracts, timesheets and expense claims.

Notablity –  Take Notes & Annotate PDFs with Dropbox & Google Drive Sync. KAPOW!

AlienBlue – Reddit client that makes the most of the beautiful, yes I said beautiful, touchscreen.

Evernote – Write note, tasks, save files and share across multiple devices. Seamlessly synced.

Then some extra ones that I personally use:

Feedly – Great RSS reader for catching up on your favourite sites and blogs on your commute

Pinterest – Everyone loves Pinterest. With it being so visual, it works really nicely and can be great for wasting a good few hours.

TV Catchup – Watch live TV in bed on your iPad. What? It’s almost Christmas! It’s cold. Bed is allowed.

Pocket – Awesome bookmarking tool for content that you find online and want to catch up with at a later date.

WordPress – It’s all about blogging on the go.

Photoshop Express – Vastly cheaper than the full Photoshop package and whilst it doesn’t contain all of the features, it is good for the basics.

Spotify – For music in the bath. Obvs.

COD Zombies – Not easy at all to control with the touchscreen, but sometimes you just need to game.

The main thing that I adore about having the iPad is the ability to keep up with all of my favourite blogs when I’m busy during the day. Being able to save RSS feeds offline or articles to Pocket is fantastic. The only issue being that I always forget to sync before I leave the house in the morning. I’m waiting for the day they push content at the beginning and end of the day 😉

If you’re looking for a regular source of iPad reviews, iPad today is really good. I just prefer personal recommendations from you cheeky chaps.

I’d love to hear your app recommendations, so feel free to leave a comment.

Much Tuesday love,

M xox

Nov 12 2012

New Tech Crush: Whooz?

If you’re a gadget geek like me, you need to cast your eyes on these…

These Whooz labels will mean that never again will you have your cables borrowed and not returned  and neither will you pull out every socket before finally discovering the one that you were after 😉 Please tell me I’m not the only one…!

My favourite feature however, is the ability to customise it. Geek meets cute. WIN.

Clearly this is not my customised Whooz below. Just saying.

Pop on over to Kickstarter and order yours and get yours whilst they’re hot.

Monday love,

M xox

May 10 2012

Reasons why Pinterest is better than sex…

OK, by now, you’re bound to have been subjected to my addiction to Pinterest. You’ll also be aware that I’m single. Therefore I guess, the following video will come as no surprise.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, dudes and dudettes, I present to you the reasons that Pinterest is better than sex.

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I know, I really need to get out some more, but pinning is so god damn good!

Stay awesome.

M xox

p.s. thank you so much for all of your support in raising funds for Saskia’s kitty. We’ve been totally overwhelmed!

 

Aug 4 2011

Tell Tale Signs You’re Living in 2011

Fashion comes and goes. Tech changes. More tellingly, the way we behave changes with time. Here I explore some signs you’re living in 2011. I really hope I’m not the only one that snuggles next to a lovely warm laptop at night…. (too much information, no?).

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I’d love to get your thoughts too. Oh and if we could pretend that I’m soon to be 21, that would be awesomes.

Love ya xxx

Jul 22 2010

can android boys date iphone girls?

having opened up the vlog to crowdsourced content, this week’s topic has been selected by @wallrat who posed the question “can android boys date iphone girls?”.

i know it’s a question so many of you have spent hours wide awake pondering at night. so i’ve taken an objective view and have recorded my findings for you here, my friends. please, no need to thank me.

really hoping this “crowdsourcing” thing takes off, i hear it’s pretty hot right now 😉  help me out and suggest a topic in the comments below. the funnier the better, i don’t have dignity, it’s fine!

apologies for the delay in getting this posted, consider myself officially told off given your tweets and emails. it won’t happen again.

thursday hugs, M xox

Jan 28 2010

the future of the boyfriend is at risk…

now i know that i might have previously insinuated that all boys smell and should rocks thrown at them… but given the latest release of the iPad, it made me realise just how much more i love technology than boys. here are some reasons why…

i’d love your thoughts, especially areas in which girls need to improve to keep up with those shiny apple products! use the comments below.

love and hugs,

m xox