Happy birthday to us!

This month we’re celebrating our first birthday. We can’t believe it’s been a whole year already! We started Code String in early 2012 as a home-based business. We quickly realised that we needed an office and more staff in order to fulfill our clients’ requirements and moved to our first office in March 2012. By…

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Useful Windows 8 shortcuts

If you’ve switched to Windows 8 then you might be struggling to find your way around. We’ve put together a list of shortcuts that should make life a little easier for you: in : switch between the Start screen and the last-running Windows 8 app in + C : displays the Charms: the Settings, Devices,…

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Creating better apps for better results

Microsoft have recently released an updated version of Visual Studio, which is the tool we use to create many of the app solutions we generate for our clients. Things in the app-building world have changed dramatically because of the release of Windows 8. Visual Studio now includes new templates and testing and debugging tools: the…

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The EU cookie law demystified.

In May 2011, amendments to the 2003 EU e-privacy directive were introduced. These changes meant websites had to gain consent from the user for the use of tracking technologies, commonly known as ‘cookies’. The UK had a 12 month grace period for the implementation of this period, until the end of May 2012. Many websites…

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