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Manchester, UK
Editor-in-Chief — The Next Web
As seen in:  The Next Web

Editor-in-Chief at The Next Web, member of Manchester Digital council. I say 'Yes' a lot.

Fetishization of design is a disease of our age — A Hipchat designer responds to a Slack designer's claim that the way Slack looks is its 'secret sauce.' A lot of nicely designed products never take off or get noticed. Good design is not enough. There are so many pieces to consider and things you have to nail to get a product out ahead of the pack.

Welcome to an all-new The Next Web — We told you it was coming, and now here it is! We've flipped the switch and our new design is here. Here are some of the new elements to look out for: The homepage isn't dead, far from it.

Addapp Helps You Make Sense of Your Health Data — There is a multitude of ways to track aspects of your health these days, but making sense of all the data you collect is tricky. Addapp is a new app that aims to help you do just that.

Facebook Tests Giving Some News Feed Control to Users — In recent years, Facebook has been increasingly strict about controlling what users see in their News Feeds and the order in which they see it - much to the annoyance of some. Now in a new experiment it's giving up a little of that power.

Meerkat for iOS Gets Facebook Stream Promotion, 'Mobbing' — Former flavor of the week, live-streaming app Meerkat, continues to push for growth with some new iOS features that have just gone live. The most interesting new addition is 'mobbing,' which sees users with a popular live stream automatically pushed onto the app's main activity feed.

a Look at Our New Cover — If you've been paying attention, you'll know that we have a new design for The Next Web currently in beta testing. It's more than just a reskin though, this is a radical rethink of how TNW operates and how we present our stories to you.

Vooza Has Discovered the Ultimate Lifehack — Ever get the feeling lifehacks have gone too far? Or maybe they just haven't gone far enough... Vooza - a video comic strip about the tech world regularly shares a new...

The Apple Watch Can Now Tell You About Apple Stores — Not content with your shiny new Apple Watch? The Apple Store app for iOS has been updated with Watch support so you can find the nearest place to buy yet more gear from the Cupertino giant.

FullContact Now Syncs Multiple Google Accounts Together — If you're like me, you've accumulated a handful of Google accounts over the years. Remembering which contacts are stored in which Gmail address book can be a pain. Now FullContact is fixing that with a new cross-account sync feature.

The Apple Watch is the Simplest Way to Buy from Amazon Yet. — While many early third-party Apple Watch apps aren't that impressive, a few stand out - Amazon's, for one. It's perhaps the most streamlined and straightforward way to buy something from the retailer yet. Here's how it works... The only thing you can do from the app's homescreen is tap the search button.
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May 06, 2015

Super Furry Animals were great. Wish I was seeing them tomorrow on election night - The Man Don't Give A Fuck would have had extra poignancy

May 06, 2015

@MCRMetrolink formal request here for later trams to the airport from Cornbrook. Just missed the last one by seconds. 2320 is too early.

May 06, 2015

Waiting for Super Furry Animals to come on stage. Everyone around me is aged 30-45 and staring at Twitter or Facebook as they wait.

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