Web page forms and date field best practice

I was prompted to write a quick blog post about entering dates on web forms after a painful experience on an insurance quote site at the weekend.  I needed to retrieve my quote by had to enter the reference number, my postcode and my date of birth.  I just couldn't...

When will iTunes Radio launch in the UK?

I get asked when iTunes Radio will launch in the UK a lot. Our best guess at the moment is that the iTunes streaming radio station service will launch in the UK in February or March 2014. Technically if you open a US iTunes Account you can already use iTunes Radio...

How to add your business to Apples ios6 / iPhone maps.

This blog post talks you through how to add your business to Apples new ios6 / iPhone maps. This is really important as your potential customers will want to be able to use their iPhones to navigate to your business. The blog also explains how you can add a website link in ios6/iphone maps so that people can discover your business in maps and then click through to your website for more information.

How to do a simple but effective Cookie Audit.

With the new EU Cookie Law coming into full effect in May 2012 you need to be finding out what cookies your site sets and planning for how you'll handle these.  But how do you find out what cookies your site sets?  You might just ask the developers but the chances are...

Enjoying Apple TV in the UK

It January 2012 and Apple TV (second generation, also know as iTV) has taken three major leaps forward I the UK and really has become the heart of the AV setup in my sitting room. First came iCloud support in the UK. I'd always been. Put off downloading films and TV...

CMD Tab and CMD Space stopped working on Mac OSX

I find that I mostly use CMD Tab to switch between apps on my Mac and frequently use CMD Space to bring up Spotlight so I can launch apps.  Anyway these both suddenly stopped working.  I Googled this and the common advice is to go into the Activity monitor...

Unable to sync iPhone Unknown error E8000065….

For some reason after upgrading my iPhone to iOS 5.1 I was unable to wirelessly sync with my Mac which is running the latest version of Lion.  I tried Googling the error code and could not find and real solution anywhere.  In the end with a little trial and...

Who commits to five nines 99.999% availability?

Can anyone point me to a cloud hosting provider who will really commit to 99.999% availability? From what I've seen some offer this but only back it up with meaningless compensation if they fail such as refunding a months hosting fees which for any business which...

Looking forwards to Apples WWDC 2011

On June 6th we'll finally get to hear Apple's next batch of announcements.  This time it has been a little different.  Normally Apple are very secretive and there is no official word in advance about what is going to be announced but this time we've seen several press...

We’re back…

We've been busy over the last few weeks moving some of our older sites to better hosting platform and this has taken longer than expected.   There are a few lessons that have been learnt along the way. When you are just starting out with a brand new blog you don't...