Monthly Archives: December 2013

How to download Adobe Illustrator CS5 (again)

download-adobe-illustrator-CS5-trial-againIf you purchased Adobe Illustrator CS5 when it was released and now want to reinstall on a new computer then you still can. You just need to download the CS5 trial files and then enter your valid serial code.

So how do you find the Adobe Illustrator CS5 (trial) files? Well I can help you there. Here are the relevant links to download the Adobe Illustrator CS5 trial / installation files. Continue reading

Does Facebook record your search history? (view and delete it!)

facebook-view-and-delete-search-historyYes, is the short answer. Facebook does record the searches you make and they are all logged on your profile. However, you can delete your Facebook search history.

Every high-school sweetheart stalked, every ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend examined, every job candidate scoped out is listed in chronological order, together with the date and time of the search.

This search data isn’t public, but at least a few Facebook users were shocked to see an unadulturated list of all the people they’d been stalking. So as Facebook rolls out its search engine, Graph Search, and pushes its users to perform more queries on the social network, it’s worth bearing in mind that those queries are not only logged, but stored in an easily-accessible way.

How to delete your Facebook search history

  • Go to your profile page
  • Click on ‘activity log’ in the top right hand corner

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  • Go to the left hand side and click on ‘more’

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  • A new set of options will appear. Find ‘search’ and click on it

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  • Now you will see your full search history for Facebook. You can browse through by date or clear the entire search history at the top.

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Don’t just create ads – think about the customer journey

Lenovo-Mobile-Ad-UKThis type of marketing infuriates me. I’m not talking about the fact that Lenovo have placed an advert on my personal newsfeed. I’m talking about what happened when I clicked through. The outcome clearly indicates that Lenovo’s marketing team are so focused on spamming their products everywhere that they forget about the customer.

So first off, Lenovo have already annoyed me by placing an ad on my Facebook newsfeed. Due to fat thumb syndrome, I accidently clicked on the image and landed on a Lenovo landing page which advertised some of their new products. I decided to click on the ‘buy from retailer’ button which showcases stores including Amazon and PC World. And this is where the real angry side of me came out. Continue reading

How does Snapchat make money?

Snapchat_logoWell to put it simply… Snapchat doesn’t make any money. Founded just three years ago, the app doesn’t have a long record of success. Nor is the management team exactly seasoned; the last jobs Evan Spiegel, 23, and Bobby Murphy, 25, had were as fraternity brothers at Stanford.

The founders of Snapchat were recently offered $3 billion for the company, only to turn it down.

So are its young founders crazy or is the company is worth much more? Why would Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg reportedly offer a pair of 20-somethings so much money? Here are the answers. Continue reading