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Ciprian on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ads on peoples Facebook “News Feed” are proven to be 51 times more likely to be clicked than display ads

Wolfgang Digital, a company of self-proclaimed Digital Marketing “Nerds”, recently carried out a study which examined the click through rate (or CTR) of the variety ad-types on Facebook, The study has proven that the number of clicks on ads that appear on a user’s newsfeed is significantly higher than ads elsewhere and thus receive a […]

Ciprian on Thursday, January 23, 2014

“Tell me what to do” – Office’s new web feature!

Microsoft has added a new feature to its Office Web Apps in order to take some of the legwork out of formatting your documents. The new “tell me what to do” feature allows you to implement commands into Office that you previously may not have known how to find, by typing the command into a […]

Ciprian on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Amazon’s Latest Idea: Shipping your goods, before you know you want them!

Amazon knows what you want. So well in fact, that they intend to start shipping before you even place your order. In December 2013, the Seattle-based retailer took out a patent on the idea of shipping out goods before an order has even been placed. Items will be shipped based on previous orders, viewing history […]

Ciprian on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Windows XP Draws to a Close – Less than 3 months to go!

After being usable for 12 years, the Windows XP operating system is finally nearing its end. In roughly 84 days, support for Windows XP will be cancelled. To sum this up, there will be no further updates for functionality or security. The world is changing and since Windows XP was launched in 2001 there has […]

Ciprian on Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Galaxy S5, due for launch in April; with the possibility of Iris Scan Technology

Samsung’s flagship product for its next generation of Android phone is set to be far more discernible than its predecessors. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 is set to be visibly distinct from its S3 and S4 counter-parts, with its newer more stylish design to be the next generation forerunner for the Android Phone, with the […]

Ciprian on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Volvo to release 100 Autonomous “Self-Driving” cars into Gothenburg, Sweden

Despite Google’s self-driving car consuming most of the headlines, several different car manufacturers are also working to create their own autonomous vehicles. One such manufacturer being Volvo. On Monday, Volvo, a Swedish-based car company publicised the launch of their pilot project “Drive Me – Self-driving cars for sustainable mobility” which will place 100 autonomous Volvo […]

Ciprian on Friday, November 15, 2013

Self-Twitterising

Twitter has opened its self-serve advertising platform for small and medium-sized businesses in the UK, Ireland and Canada. Twitter advertising will allow businesses to amplify their presence on Twitter. The US has seen thousands businesses using the service as a way to connect with people in their local communities and beyond. The service allows for […]

Ciprian on Thursday, November 7, 2013

Apple and Samsung move forward in the war against Smart Phone Theft

The theft of iPhones has now been coined as “Apple Picking”. However, Apple and Samsung are now taking extra measures in order to defend users from these thieves. Recently in Ireland, figures show a decrease in many crime areas, however, an 11pc increase has been seen in the crime of ‘thefts against the person’. And […]

Ciprian on Friday, October 25, 2013

4pm and Acquaint: Keeping you in the Loop!

Take Control of your inbox! With the introduction of the government’s Help to Buy scheme and anticipation of all those extra registrations why not allow Acquaint to help you maintain your email Inbox? Process Outlook Emails is a function that scans through your Microsoft Outlook Inbox and Sent Items folders and automatically creates Applicant Contacts and imports emails that have been sent and received from Contacts. Online […]

Ciprian on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Implementing Postcodes in Ireland

The Irish Government has claimed that Ireland will be the first country in the world to have a public database of unique identifiers for properties. This is said, will help citizens, public bodies and businesses to locate every individual household, apartment and business in the State. The general consensus is that a Postcode Management Licence […]