Articles by Matt Newman

The Best Tools for Checking Your Website’s Speed

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The speed of your website is a major contributing factor to its SERPS, web traffic, and SEO ranking. Many elements can contribute to how fast your website performs. The first step in a full assessment is a speed test. There are many online website speed test tools, most of them are free, some are paid. In an instant, these tools will be able to give you a detailed breakdown of...

Six Myths (And 1 Truth) About Tesla

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It seems like in the year 2020, Tesla and its rather eccentric owner Elon Musk have not been out of the news cycle. For both good and bad reasons, there are not many people that haven’t heard of the electric car company. Only recently, Musk has locked horns with the United States Government over the forced closing of his California factory due to Coronavirus.  Putting this, and other negatives aside,...

Miro App: The Online Collaborative Whiteboard and Meetings Platform

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In a world where more and more jobs are being carried out remotely, the apps we use to facilitate this have become more and more vital to our productivity and our efficiency. Agile practices and design thinking are becoming intrinsic to companies large and small. App design is essentially a solution to a pressing problem. The problem here is, how do you facilitate meetings and workshops remotely while allowing everyone...

Moonshotº: Video Conferencing and Virtual Escape Rooms

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Have you ever been to an escape room and wish you could experience all the joys of solving clues and working as a team but from the safety of your own home? Now you can with this up and coming release, Moonshot, from Reason.  Moonshot is a virtual escape room. It incorporates a variety of functions such as virtual assistant, remote-controlled props, a live host, and puzzles in the real...

Inspireframe App: Create Fast and Easy Website Prototypes

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The design process can develop into a long and drawn-out affair. Ideas have to be presented to developers, management, copywriters, and your fellow designers. The design process is naturally iterative where a stream of constant edits and changes need to be made depending on results. But what if there was a faster solution than the traditional applications of design prototyping such as Sketch and Figma? Introducing Inspireframe. What is it?...

Product Disrupt 2.0 App: A Collection of the Best Product Design Resources

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Sometimes you just need things to be easy. During the learning or research process, getting lost down a rabbit hole is common. Five hours passing by in a flash, happens all the time. A thousand tabs, a thousand bookmarks, and misspent energy trying to catalog the best learning resources while ignoring the useless ones. In the age of self-teaching and remote learning, a one-stop-shop of finely curated resources is just...

Serene: The App to Get Your Focus Back

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Say goodbye to digital distractions and get used to undisturbed ‘deep work’ with the new Serene app, the macOS for laser focus. Soon coming to windows 10, it enables the ever-increasing number of remote workers to maintain a higher level of focus and in turn produce their best possible work. No distractions in just one click.   Serene is an alternative to the drawn-out process of shutting down apps and distractions...

The Top 9 PayPal Alternatives to Send and Receive Money

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At the time of writing, PayPal has a massive 295 million active customers from all corners of the globe. Established in 1998 when it was initially called Confinity, it developed security software for handheld devices. After a merger with Elon Musk’s online banking company X.com in 2000, PayPal was born. The company has grown into the market leader as a result of a seemingly endless string of successes. Before we dive...
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