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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Introducing a new member

04 February 2009  |  2800 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I'd like to welcome Dirk Kinvig to the community. Dirk started yesterday on the Finextra web team as senior developer and will be rolling out all manner of exciting new developments to the site over the coming months. As usual, any suggestions for site improvements, drop us a line at contact@finextra.com

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

London restaurant - Bangalore Express

28 January 2009  |  2960 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I'm a huge fan of Indian food - be it generic brit-curry or the more authentic menu you'd find in places like Tooting or the marvellous Indian YMCA just off Warren Street. So I don't take much encouragement to try somewhere new to me. So I found myself at Bangalore Express, just down from Waterloo station towards The Cut. The decor's quite striking...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Microsoft release iPhone app

15 December 2008  |  1329 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Seadragon is some nifty image manipulation stuff from the talented boffins at Microsoft Live Labs. It allows you to zoom in on images - and keep going. You have to try it to get it - but it's impressi...

Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

Commenting on Finextra now even easier

02 December 2008  |  2049 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Yes, even easier than it was last week. In fairness, we have responded to some user feedback and we've made some adjustments to make it a little more straightforward. In case you missed last week's po...

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Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

Vista slow to boot up? You could always sue your employer

20 November 2008  |  1845 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The first thing I do when I get to work is switch my PC on. I then go and make a cup of tea and usually on my return it's ready to do something useful. It seems I am fortunate. Workers in some major ...

Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

Will the virtual web browser keep your PC safe?

23 September 2008  |  5116 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I've become a bit of a fan of virtual machines - on those odd occasions when I need to run Windows I do it within a VM on the Mac using VMWare - which means I have a safe, secure installation I can mo...

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Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

Changing your profile picture!

22 September 2008  |  1993 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

If you want to change or upload a picture for your profile (ie: the one that appears against all your blog posts) then you do that from the right hand panel options on your home page when you log in. ...

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Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

The internet is broken again...

17 September 2008  |  1769 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

A piece on The Register discusses how two well-known security researchers have scrapped a talk discussing some interesting new critical holes impacting anyone using a web browser. They cancelled fol...

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Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

Apple shooting itself in the foot with iPhone apps?

16 September 2008  |  2469 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Apple are in a tricky position - their iPhone apps store on iTunes was something brave and new. It works well - and I like the general idea - but from day one there was some controversy over the quali...

Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

Put yourself in the picture at Finextra

13 August 2008  |  1968 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I've just replaced our photo uploader with a new and improved version which does a much better job of compressing and resizing pictures. The end result is much higher quality. So if you're a full comm...

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