25+ apps to make your everyday life easier

Originally posted on TED Blog:

Favorite_appsAt our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs — and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, writing/designing and running a full-scale conference twice a year. We asked the TED staff what apps they can’t live without. And beyond the classics—Instagram, Google Maps, Spotify, Uber, Seamless—we found some great apps that might help you too. (A star denotes that the app is free, or at least has a free version.)


For random life stuff…

Dark Sky
A weather app with startling accuracy, its interface tells you things like: “Light rain starting in 22 minutes.” It also shows you beautiful weather maps that let you play local-news weather expert. “It’s like a wizard,” says our CTO, Gavin Hall. “If this app were available in the 1600s, it would have been burned at the stake for witchcraft.”


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GOkey – an essential accessory for the modern age.

The GOkey is a crowd-funded charger/usb cable/storage device and locator for Android and iOS smartphones.

“Boost your phone battery, use it as a charging/ syncing cable, store your data, locate your keys and find your phone.”

It has blown through its target for $40k funding and is now over $530k with 32 days still left to run in the campaign.

I’ll be getting one for the key locating functionality alone.

Check out the video pitch

and place your pre-order here:

How Google Decides Whether Your Website is Worthy of the First Page

Originally posted on Red Website Design Blog:

Hopefully you all know the benefits of being on the first page of Google for a set of keywords? In a nutshell you receive more web traffic and generate more leads and sales. Which is great for any business.

Google uses a complex range of factors to decide whether you are page one worthy. For a full list click here. For a quick and easy list, take a look at the infographic below from QuickSprout.

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How to get American/US Netflix on your iPad PS3 PS4 Wii WiiU Apple TV (updated 10/2014)

This has been updated here: http://jaredhuet.com/2014/10/11/new-netflix-code-for-american-netflix-for-irelandukcanada/

This is a FREE solution , you should not have to pay for anything but your Netflix subscription.

With the previous DNS now not working due to playmo TV turning off the server.

Here are the new settings to use.


DNS is

This is what it looks like when put into an apple TV:

New working DNS for US Netflix on Apple iPad, Apple TV, PS3 and more. #ipad #appleTV

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This has been updated as of 25/03/2014.

Make sure to kill the Netflix app on the iPad and restart or reboot your device to make sure the settings take.

This has worked for users in the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Australia, Colombia, Spain, France, Belgium, Chile, Turkey, Italy and Argentina.

Questions and feedback welcome in the comments below .

Also, help the blog out by starting your Amazon.co.uk journey here: http://goo.gl/eT3RjR (Treat yourself to some new technology.)


This may violate the Netflix terms of use so use with caution.

Setting up Google Apps email on Blacknight.ie

Originally posted on Deadlyfingers:


Login to cp.Blacknight.com

Go to the All Domains section and select YOUR-DOMAIN

Click ‘Edit’ button to enable ‘Zone Management ability’ so you can edit the domain’s DNS settings.

All Domains > YOUR-DOMAIN

Click ‘DNS’ tab, and then click the ‘DNS Records’ section.

Click ‘Add New DNS Record’

Select DNS record type:
DNS Record Type: MX

Specify new MX Record properties:

Mail Domain Preference IP address TTL:
(Leave Blank) 10 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM (Custom) 3600
(Leave Blank) 20 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM (Custom) 3600
(Leave Blank) 20 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM (Custom) 3600
(Leave Blank) 30 ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM (Custom) 3600
(Leave Blank) 30 ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM (Custom) 3600

Once new records are in sync you can remove existing Blacknight MX Record and any QMail hosting for that domain.

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