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Meet the Staff:
Marketplace Growth Officer Shane Freer  

by posted in Interviews, Your Say
Nov 19
2012

Living on the south-east coast of England, working American hours as a night owl, dabbling in his home studio, and exploring new and interesting ways of growing the marketplaces. Meet Shane Freer, who recently joined the Marketplace Growth Team.
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Your Say: Where in the world are you?  

by posted in Your Say
Oct 25
2012

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Envato is a big place, reaching to virtually every continent in the world. Well, I’m not sure about Antarctica. Which country do you live in?

Your Say: Which song are you listening to right now?  

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Oct 18
2012

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Do you listen to music while you work? Which track is playing right now?

Your Say: What are the three worst things about working from home?  

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Oct 11
2012

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Do you work from home? While it certainly has its benefits, it’s not always smooth sailing. Tell us about your three pet hates about working from home. I’m looking forward to some interesting stories!

Your Say: What are the three best things about working from home?  

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Oct 4
2012

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We want to hear from you. Each week we give you a chance to share your thoughts, opinions and ideas. Have your say!

Do you work from home? There’s a lot to like. Tell us your three favorite advantages about working from home.

And stay tuned: next week we’ll be asking about the worst things about working from home!

Your Say: Have you ever demolished a misbehaving gadget in anger?  

by posted in Your Say
Sep 27
2012

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Have you ever thrown, smashed or destroyed a gadget – be it a phone, laptop, camera or even desktop – in anger or frustration? The “Hardware Abuse” section of Computer Stupidities says you’re not alone.

Tell us your story – including the consequences and how silly you felt afterwards – in the comments. I’m really looking forward to reading all about it!

Your Say: Where do you get your best ideas?  

by posted in Your Say
Sep 13
2012

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Sometimes I can sit at my desk for days and I just won’t get any ideas. It’s like it is just blocked, you know?

The other day I was sitting at my desk for hours thinking, and I just couldn’t come up with anything. Out of frustration and boredom I took an shower. And BAM! There it was again – good ideas spilling out of my head. Good idea’s always seem to occur to me in the bathroom for some reason.

Where do you get your best ideas? Let us know in the comments.

Your Say: How do you launch apps?  

by posted in Your Say
Aug 30
2012

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Apps unleash the power of your computer. We collect dozens of them for different tasks. Some we leave running most of the day, and others we start up as we need.

How do you normally launch apps? Do you prefer to use the keyboard or mouse?

Do you use a special launcher like Quicksilver, Alfred, Launchy or Gnome-Do? Do you use the dock or desktop? Do you use the command line or Spotlight? Or can your computer just read your mind?

Check off as many methods as you use in the poll, and let us know the details in the comments.

Your Say: How Do You Stay Up-to-date?  

by posted in Your Say
Aug 23
2012

Three Ages of Reading on the Tube by Annie Mole

Decades ago my great-grandmother said that a day she didn’t learn something was a wasted day. That’s even more true today.

The rate of change of technology, software and techniques is incredibly rapid. How do you manage to keep up?

Formal education is still important, but struggles to remain up-to-date. And more and more educational institutions are making their material available online, for example through iTunesU.

The Tuts+ Network and other blogs offer more current education, but without accreditation. Podcasts, YouTube channels and other video streaming sites also contain educational material, and forums are also often educational.

And books remain an excellent source of educational information, and are handier still now they are often available electronically and as audio books.

So how do you maintain your education? How do you make the time? And do you have any hints for us?

Your Say: Do you use a low-distraction browser reader?  

by posted in Your Say
Aug 9
2012

Web pages can be pretty busy, making reading a blog post or article very distracting. There are a bunch of browser plugins that remove those distractions, showing you just a cleanly formatted version of the article. Do you use them?

The first I came across was a Firefox extension called Readable, which “is an application that helps you read more of the web. It transforms text on any website using fonts, colors, and layouts of your choosing.” It was later purchased by Evernote, who added a button for sending pages to Evernote, and renamed it Clearly. Apple added Reader to their Safari browser, which does something similar. And there are other options.

Do you find browser extensions like this helpful, or prefer to view the page as the author intended, complete with distractions? Or do you prefer to send articles you intend to read to a separate app, like Readability or Instapaper? Let us know in the comments.