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Preparing For When Things Go Wrong: DR And BC

25.2.2015 by Jenn Granger

In a perfect world, nothing would ever go wrong. But the world we live in is not perfect (proved by the existence of peas, washing machines that eat your clothes, and mediocre pop music). So, following the Scouts’ sound advice,…

FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 16th Jan

16.1.2015 by Jenn Granger

TGIF, amirite?? It’s been a full-on week, with WHOIS showing its support for Charlie Hebdo, and David Cameron making a bit of a security blunder in the tragedy's wake. We also had a great guest post on how to carry out a…

FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 24th Oct

24.10.2014 by Jenn Granger

Don’t want to excite you or anything but IT’S FRIDAY! In between celebrating, why not catch up on all the tech things, starting with stronger trolling laws, the future of wearables, a domain name breakdown, and the new tech hub…

Northerners, Unite

23.10.2014 by Jenn Granger

The North is home to Yorkshire puddings, the Arctic Monkeys, and now - following Nick Clegg’s announcement this morning – TechNorth, a new hub for digital innovation. As part of the initiative, they’re huddling Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool…

How Social Media Can Help You Hire

30.6.2014 by Jenn Granger

Proving that Facebook is useful for more than just stalking and showing off, Hard Rock café recently hired an entire pool of new employees through the social media site. And, as social media becomes more prolific, it can be a…

Prepare To Get Emojional

18.6.2014 by Jenn Granger

Emoji may have most of the basic emotions and situations covered (for example, I can recreate Les Mis entirely with them) but apparently that’s still just not enough emoji. If you’ve been having problems making your feelings clear with the…

Fridays at UKFast – 6th June

6.6.2014 by Jenn Granger

It’s June, it’s Friday, and the sun is – inexplicably – actually shining in Manchester! We’re pretty happy about all of this, but to make it even better we’re sharing this week’s roundup! While you’re at it, make sure to…

The Sound of Facebook Listening In

29.5.2014 by Jenn Granger

If – like me – your music collection is a mortifying mix of cheesy ‘90s pop and power ballads, you may want to look away; because Facebook is about to open its ears to what you’re listening to. And given their love…

The Final Furlong

4.4.2014 by Alice Cullen

It may be the weekend of the Grand National at Aintree, but we are running a race of our own this month! We're delighted to have been shortlisted once again for the Service Provider of the Year at the Data…

Is the Internet Stealing your Productivity?

25.3.2014 by Jenn Granger

As it turns out, the internet is bad for productivity. This probably doesn’t come as much of a shock to anyone; we’re all familiar with the desire to check our emails constantly because we’re very important, even though we’re meant…