DPS Computing Goes Mobile!

Due to the increase in usage of mobile devices used to browse the Internet in general as well as this site, DPS Computing has now added mobile support to the site.  Now when you visit on any compatible mobile device (including Android, iPhone, iPad, Galaxy Tab etc) you will be taken to the mobile version of the DPS Computing website which is specially optomised for mobile devices and has decreased loading times substantially. It will be determined automatically if you are using a compatible mobile device and the correct version of the site shown accordingly.

The option still remains, if you so wish, to turn the mobile version of the site off and return to the normal desktop site and vice versa.

Unfortunately, not all features are available on the mobile version of the website (so it is still best to use the desktop site when possible) but the mobile site is fully capable of letting you view most of the DPS Computing website content as well as allowing you to log into your account and leave comments.

We’re eager to get your feedback on the mobile version of the website and eager to get reports on which devices (hopefully all!) which it is functioning correctly on.  If you have any feedback please leave a comment on this page or in the forum.

Happy Mobile Browsing! 😀

DPS Computing Goes Social!

DPS Computing has now gone social allowing you to share your favourite articles and content from DPS Computing with your favourite social networking sites.  Whether you prefer Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or many more you can now share links to your favourite DPS Computing articles and content using the buttons at the bottom of each article.

Why not give it a go now?  Let your friends know what they are missing out on at DPS Computing!

DPS Computing Trialling Specialised Advertising

DPS Computing has decided to trial specialised advertising with the aim of improving the service we offer to our visitors and members and opening doors to products and services that may be of interest to you.

For a long time we have debated whether or not to include advertising on the DPS Computing website.  The conclusion that we have come to is that although we definitely don’t want blanket advertising on the website (i.e. ads for anyone that wants them on here or will pay for space) we believe that specialised advertising will enhance the experience for all our users.

By specialised advertising we mean that adverts will only be placed on the DPS Computing website which we believe will be of interest and use to our users.  If we add an advertisement and subsequently find it isn’t useful to our visitors then we will remove it.  All ads will be reviewed periodically and all adverts before they are added will be checked to ensure that they meet the standards and requirements that we have set down.

We have taken this step as we understand that we are not able to provide absolutely every service and piece of information related to computing.  While we try hard to include and do as much as we can, this unfortunately is currently an impossible goal.  Therefore we are going to use our specialised advertising programme to put you in contact with people who can provide additional services, products and information that you may find useful to use.

This is currently only a trial and if it proves unpopular and not wanted by the majority of our loyal visitors and members we will end the trial without hesitation.

If you have any comments or feedback on this trial please leave the comments on this post or on the forums and they will be taken into consideration.

We hope and look forward to your continued support of DPS Computing.

Members Update (August 2011)

DPS Computing now boasts just under 600 registered members and has tens of thousands of other visitors a month. 

Thank you for your continued support as we all continue to aim to improve the DPS Computing website.  If you have any comments, feedback, new suggestions or criticism of the website then please feel free to post on the forums and we will take your comments into consideration and get back to you with any changes resulting from your comments.

It’s looking like another record breaking year for DPS Computing and we would like to celebrate that success with all of our members and visitors, both old and new.

Once again, thank you for your continued support :-D.

David.

Google To Map The Amazon Rainforest

Google LogoThe latest addition to the Google Street View is set to be the Amazon rainforest.  This is the set to be the latest in an ever growing line of daring mappings which already include Antarctica, the grounds of the historic Bletchley Park and some of the UK’s most popular landmarks and tourist attractions.

The first piece expected to be uploaded to Google Street View is a 50km stretch of the Rio Negro river.

For this new adventure Google have ditched the usual Street View Car in favour of a Street View Trike.  Google have said that it will be pedaled “along the narrow dirt paths of the Amazon villages and manoeuvre[d] up close to where civilization meets the rainforest”.

After the initial sweep of the area is completed by the Google Street View team, they are hoping to leave some of the technology used behind and train a local organisation, Foundation for a Sustainable Amazon, to use the equipment to allow them to keep the Google Street View imagery  and information up to date.

Google added: “By teaching locals how to operate these tools, they can continue sharing their points of view, culture and ways of life with audiences across the globe”.