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February 14th Valentines Day – A short history

February 14th is a special day every year… it commemorates the story of St Valentine – a priest in Rome who was martyred in AD 496. Many stories exist around St Valentine – of which the most popular is that he would secretly marry Soldiers who were forbidden to marry and that he was imprisoned for this.

Is your website lazy and not working…

12 Signs your website has got lazy and needs a service.

People get bored visiting websites that are out of date or dont change their content. Its a vicious circle, they make the effort to visit your website and come back to find ….. Nothings changed… .they stop visiting because nothings changed….and soon your website is ….. forgotten. In effect you have made your website redundant through lack of use.

Heres a list of 12 classic signs of a website becoming “redundant”.

Windows 10 is coming

Microsoft has announced the imminent arrival of Windows 10 . Donnt ask what happened to Windows 9  as there has been a serious “Love Hate” relationship with users of Windows 7 and 8 — maybe Microsoft felt they had to step far away from these issues...

Online Spend by Irish Consumers reaches €5.9 Billion

If I told you that over 10% of all shopping by Irish consumers will be done online within the next two years – you wont be so worried. Maybe you think its only 10% of a big cake or maybe you think is it eating more than 10% of my industry cake and each year after this will take bigger slices?

What if I told you that this year the online spend by Irish Consumers represented €5.9 billion and is projected to reach €9.3 billion by 2017 ( thats just about two years from now!).

Website Grants

If you are in business you could save up to 50% off your new website cost. Talk to Handyweb.ie today

Subject to funding, your Local Enterprise Office has a grant available may be offered at a rate of up to 50% of the eligible cost of your website. A maximum of €1,000 is available for websites with a sell on-line facility and for those developing or upgrading a brochure website, a maximum of 50% of the cost up to a maximum of €500 is available.

Cloud Storage for Free

As long as you have an internet access you can avail of a range of “cloud” storage options.

I have been using dropbox for a number of years now and find it very useful in terms of keeping my files available no matter where I am. It also serves as backup for my regularly used files on my pc. I have been lucky enough. I enjoy 70gb of “Free” online storage space thanks to various ways Dropbox have allowed me grow my free storage space without having to pay. I find it convenient, quick and like the way it automatically syncs with all my devices including ipad and android smart phone.

New Gmail Inbox

Heres some great news for gmail users……Inbox By Gmail

My first day using inbox for gmail and it is like a breath of fresh air. It arranges your email in logical groupings allow you quick tick as read, reader later ( even specify how later) and even set yourself quick reminders. It really is a very productive way of speeding through your gmail inbox.

New High for Irish Creativity

Today I read about the Irish Entrepreneurial spirit whereby a local organisation with prisoners welfare at heart have been experimenting with delivering directly to prisoners in a Dublin prison. Think of the savings, no requirement to have items scanned, recorded, paperwork, checking, and all that takes up so much time of prison officers valuable time, just a directly delivery via quadcopter of some recreational drugs ( nothing heavy – naturally – as this quadcopter has limits to what it can carry).