I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but Google has released its answer to Facebook………. Google+! It’s a breath of fresh air and I love it!!

Basically, it seems to be a bit of a cross between Facebook and Twitter, with all of their strengths and none of their weaknesses. Needless to say, I’m loving it.

Instead of having just a list of friends who see everything you post, G+ has something called circles (this is my fav part). In this, you split your friends/relatives/contacts into different circles, then when you post something, you can choose who see’s it (I don’t want my mum seeing pics of me on the lash but my friends would, nor do my rugby chums want to see lots of pictures of my little girl but my family do). Also, you can split out your stream so instead of getting loads of Farmville rubbish all the time, you can select specific circles that will show up. It’s GENIUS!!!

The only issue at the moment is it’s not open to the public yet. Still in test mode and to gain access, you need to be invited. And all you lucky readers can get involved!! I have invites galore, so if you’d care to join up and see what’s got me excited, here’s the link: Google+ Invite There are only 150 invites per person, so be quick.

As it’s still in test mode, I’ll report back with any updates and stuff I find……..

Open source anti-theft solution for Mac, PCs & Phones – Prey



Open source anti-theft solution for Mac, PCs & Phones – Prey.

Looks like a useful piece of software here. I was told about it by a work colleague (bit disappointed he found out before me, but ne’er mind).

So basically, it’s free, takes up very little space and gives you specified reports on the location etc of your missing laptop or phone. You register, specify what info you want and when and then if/when you lose your prized possession, you active the location service and it emails you all the info you asked for.

All the reviews seem very positive and the only draw back is you don’t have an option to wipe your laptop should the worst case happen.

Still, defo worth a download and I’ll do an update later once I’ve given her a test run (iOS in the pipeline from my understanding)