Google launches Nexus 7 tablet and Android 4.1

Nexus 7Google has announced the release of its long expected tablet, the Nexus 7. The tablet is built by Asus, and features a 7 inch screen with 1280 x 800, high definition display. Powering the device brain-wise is a quad core Tegra CPU, while the display is powered by a 12 core GPU.

The tablet was announced at Google’s I/O developer conference in California. The Nexus 7 will be priced at $199 for an 8GB version in the USA, and knowing the UK probably £199 (Us Brits always seem to get a raw deal!) The 16GB version will cost $249.

While the tablet would like to compete with the iPad, this still remains to be seen. At this price point the tablet will compete directly with the likes of the Kindle Fire, which is yet to make an appearance in the UK.

Windows 8 Preview Available For Download

Windows 8Microsoft has released a preview version of Windows 8 for the public to download and try out on Wednesday, in a bid to rev up excitement for the slick, new-look operating system that it hopes will restore its fading tech supremacy.

Windows 8 will run on tablets as well as desktops and laptops, in an effort to counter the runaway success of Apple’s iPad.

Anyone can download the preview version of Windows, but it will only work on PCs and laptops running standard Intel x86 chips.Consumers will have to wait longer to try out the full experience on their ARM-compatible tablets.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Hits the Shops


In a short while, thousands of people across the UK will be excited to pick up their copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The First person shooter is a huge game with a massive following. Many people have already written off the game as a failure, especially the Battlefield 3 fan boys in a way reminiscent of rivalries such as Microsoft Vs Apple etc.

Like No Longer Needed To Comment On Facebook Pages

facebookVisitors to Facebook pages no longer need to like the page in order to have the ability to comment. The recent changes mean that Facebook page owners will have to be much more vigilant in the monitoring of their pages and conscious of their social engagement.

One thing that is now possible is for an unsatisfied customer for example, to leave a negative comment on a page without endorsing the company or product. This is a positive step in many ways that should encourage companies to be much more socially engaging rather than run ‘like’ campaigns. It also means that page owners looking to manage their reputation will have to face the decision of whether to delete negative comments and sweep them under the carpet, or to be seen to solve issues and leave the comments public.

BT Openreach Announces More Fibre Broadband Locations

BT OpenreachBT Openreach has announced in a press release the next 114 exchanges that will receive their latest Fibre broadband technology. BT says that these exchanges serve more than 1 million homes and businesses.

These 114 exchanges will be the next phase in BT’s long term programme of “super-fast broadband” provision to 2 thirds of the UK by 2015. This part of the phase should be completed by autumn 2012.

Twitter Web Analytics Announced

TwitterWith Twitter becoming such a driving force of social media, it is great news that Twitter has announced that there is going to be Twitter web analytics available soon. Until now it has been difficult to accurately measure the amount of traffic Twitter is sending to websites. This will provide a great way for people to see how well their twitter button integration is performing and much more.

This will allow people to see an accurate measure of how much engagement their tweets receive and how much traffic is being driven to their websites. This could become one of the most important tools for budding social media fans and SMO’s.

Talk Web’s New SEO Tool

If you haven’t already noticed a new SEO tool has been added to Talk Web. I have always wanted to make Talk Web and this SEO Tool is one way of doing that.

I have been learning PHP to further my IT skills, especially as I work on more and more websites in my day job. I have always found myself at a loss when trying to read books or watch training videos, often finding myself at a lost when it came to remembering stuff. A work colleague said that the best way to remember was to find something that I wanted to build so I decided to try to build an SEO tool. It has been great fun and is an ongoing project and it is really helping me remember the stuff I have been learning. In my own work as an SEO I often look for information about websites or their pages which has influenced my tool. I hope it is useful for you too.

SEO Tips For Your Photoblog

When you start a photoblog (photography blog) it can be a bit of a handful to get going, between picking the platform such as PixelPost and WordPress and a suitable theme to go with it, and then deciding on a domain name and blog name. Once this has been done and a blog created it can have the owners sighing with relief that it is finally over and that they can just start posting photos.

Normally many photo-bloggers are keen to get going and post a few photos over the next week or two and then wonder in dismay why that little statistics counter that they have chosen just isn’t moving much at all. This isn’t the case for everyone but it certainly isn’t rare either. Even I did a similar thing at first…

Here are some SEO (search engine optimisation) tips to help get you started. Many of these SEO tips can also be used by photographers or on any website. In another post I will give some tips on how to try to help get some traffic to your new photoblog.