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Check Your Apple Product Warranty Online

If you would like to check the status of your Apple products, enter the serial number below and click ‘Check Warranty’. If you need help finding your serial, take a look at Apple’s official instructions.  

How to Report IP or Copyright Infringements on Facebook

One task I had to recently complete was cleaning up the Facebook ecosystem for a particular business. Around Facebook there were a few groups, profiles and pages purporting to be the business which needed removing. There are two types of infringement that you can report to Facebook and get actioned, explained below.   Copyrighted Works For copyrighted works, such as…

What is a QR Code?

This is a post that I’ve constructed using a number of sources (linked at the bottom of this post) and from my own use of QR codes.   Purpose A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside…

Expose Email Addresses via Twitter API

One of the most popular posts that I wrote previously for my blog was regarding the Twitter API and email addresses. That post has since been permanently archived and is no longer available It seems as though this topic is very popular among new developers to the Twitter ecosystem. In this post, I’m going to revisit that topic once again.…

Odd Building Near Staffs Uni

I asked via Twitter a couple of weeks ago if anyone knew what this building is and no-one seems to know. Please pass this link on to anyone who you think may know something and ask them to leave it in the comments. You can see the location via Google Streetview.

Tweekly.fm Premium

In the coming weeks I’ll be pushing out more features to the site. This involves adding a new level of service to the site and changing the way that some features work to accommodate this. In short, I’ll be adding a premium level services which will comprise of the following features: Premium Benefits Extended Profile Data (Up to 10 Artists…

Tweekly.fm Moves to MongoDB

Over the past two days I’ve been making a lot of changes to how tweekly.fm operates and functions for both users and myself. We no longer user MySQL for the majority of the site because concurrently, it just couldn’t handle what we were throwing at it very well. By moving over to a NoSQL alternative (in our case, MongoDB) we…

Why GeoCaching.com Needs an API

A lot of what I talk about these days seems to be Geocaching related. The concept of Geocaching has long been around and at present the biggest central location of cache information is at geocaching.com which is owned by Groundspeak. The website, applications and tools are pretty average to use and no real changes have been made to the way…