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Why the new EU GDPR Regulations are Good News for Both Businesses and Consumers

Whether as a business or a consumer, chances are you’ve had to deal with the past few weeks bombardment of emails and messages all to the tune of “Data law changes” or “Updates to our privacy policy”. These are the new GDPR regulations coming into force and making businesses scramble to maintain their legality.

With fines of €20 million or 4% of annual turnover, whichever is higher, on the table, these new rules are no small thing. Those fines could mean going into admin for a smaller business or hundreds of millions in fines for a multinational.

You might sniff and mutter something about Brexit, but beyond the faff of affirming your membership to a favourite mailing list, or the potential cost of implementing regulation-compliant procedures for your business, this is actually a very positive move for web users of all kinds.

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How Important is New Technology in Creating a Successful Website?

If you’re thinking about developing a new website, you might have started to research some of the 2014 web design trends that are featuring in the brightest and best new websites. If you’re going to invest in a new website, it’s important that it looks modern and performs well. However, you might be wondering to

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Flappy Bird Removed from App Store by Creator

Earlier this week the creator of Flappy Bird, Nguyen Ha Dong, removed the free game from both the Apple and Google app stores. The game has been ranked at #1 for both platforms and has become something of an overnight success story. However, the removal of the game raises more questions than it answers. Flappy

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3 Ways Apple Have Changed Web Design

This week will mark the 30th birthday of the Apple Mac. Mashable have produced a great article documenting the evolution of the Mac from 1984 to 2014. As a UK website design company we thought it would be worthwhile looking at how Apple products have changed website design. Whilst web design is a creative form

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How Much is Dropbox Worth?

You may well be familiar with Dropbox, the file sharing and cloud storage service. Dropbox allows you to access your files on the go, share them with friends and colleagues and ensure that important documents are always backed up. With 200 million users, a 20-fold increase since 2010, Dropbox has a large and growing user

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Tech Review: Socialmatic

In the world of web design it’s no secret that photography remains a hugely powerful tool. The impact of photography continues to grow, and additionally many businesses are now beginning to harness the power of video to help shape the feel and functionality of their website design. A huge part of this phenomenon is the

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Tech Review: OlloClip 3-in-1 Lens for iPhone

Photography has undergone a seismic shift in the last decade. The ongoing evolution of the digital camera has resulted in many of us carrying previously unthinkably high-performance cameras in our pockets. You’ll find more megapixels in today’s smartphones that you would have in the semi-professional SLRs of 5-6 years ago. There has also been a

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PC Sales Declining?

The launch of Windows 8 at the end of 2012 has made two things very clear indeed; 1. Microsoft face a huge battle to reposition themselves at the centre of the technology market, particularly in light of Apple’s dominant growth in the last 5 years; and 2. The move towards touch-screen operating systems indicates a

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Web Design in 2013

In the web design industry, change is a part of everyday life. As a website design company we are affected by a wide range of tech trends, from the latest devices to the code and platforms that we are using, not to mention our clients’ ongoing need for a website that both looks and feels

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2012: The Big Tech Winners

Boxing Day may have arrived, but if you’re anything like us the Christmas festivities will be continuing at a relentless pace. With family to see, leftover turkey to consume and Christmas sales to be enjoyed (or avoided!) it really is a special time. The next few days also provide a great opportunity to reflect on

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