Author Archives: Rob Edwards

Online Privacy and the Death of Facebook

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As the outcry over Facebook’s  privacy policies continues to gain momentum, the reality that personal information is tradable commodity has come into sharp relief. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of a Brave New Internet is causing many to re-evaluate the hidden costs of ‘free’ social media tools. The growing disquiet over Facebook privacy is a… Continue Reading →

Stay organised with ReminderFox

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Calendar applications can sometimes be overly complex. If you’re looking for a Firefox or Thunderbird extension that gives you good, but not over-the-top reminder functionality and a nice interface, ReminderFox may be what you’re looking for. It offers date based reminders for appointments, birthdays etc with pop-up and snooze options, as well as a handy… Continue Reading →

Spam and the BCC

A picture of the blind carbon copy option

If you’ve ever received email spam and wondered what the BCC field is for – or have never heard of it – this post is for you. The Fight Against Spam The battle against email spam waxes and wanes. At the moment it’s pretty much waning. By some estimations email spam accounts for around 94%… Continue Reading →

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Web Standards

Why are Web Standards Important? Here’s an explanation of web standards from The Web Standards Project: Complying with web standards can give your web pages greater visibility in web searches. The structural information present in compliant documents makes it easy for search engines to access and evaluate the information in those documents, and they get… Continue Reading →

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Firefox – go grab it

The Firefox logo with a flaming fox on a globe

If you don’t have Firefox installed as your default browser, why not grab it and give it a try? Firefox is a browser on the rise and with good reason. It’s open source, secure, performs well, renders pages extremely well and in the opinion  of many, generally outclasses Internet Explorer which is quietly losing market… Continue Reading →

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