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UK Payment Gateways comparison & explained

If your thinking about selling products online, setting up an eCommerce website can be quite a daunting task. Where do you start? What do you need? How much is it going to cost per month/year? These are all questions that you are likely to ask yourself, and Shape can help you...

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How ‘Netflix and chill’ became an urban term

The days when the term ‘Netflix and Chill’ consisted of lonesome, solitary innocence are well and truly behind us, for some they aren’t even memorable. So, just how did the innuendo-free phrase become the sexually-fuelled euphemism it’s known for today?

Google chrome now has a new built in Ad Blocker

Google Chrome, one of the most popular web browsers, have introduced a new built in Ad Blocker to their software, which could work towards altering the world of digital advertising as the internet now knows it. The programme will now filter out ads that don’t meet the regulations set out...

Are we allowed to use emojis in business emails?

Emojis are becoming part of our day to day life, no matter of age or gender. So we pose the question: Is there a place for a smiley face in your emails? Can they provide emotional context within business communication or are they being misused?.

Kylie Jenner's tweet about Snapchat sees stock value fall by $1.3bn

There was international uproar when Snapchat dropped their new update at the end of February. The update saw a whole new makeover for the app; relocating some of the users favoured settings such as ‘stories’ and giving sponsored, celebrity accounts their own page. The changes left many unsettled and unhappy...

What is User Experience?

User experience is a term often used in the technology industry. Here at Shape it’s something that’s constantly prioritised in any project that we take on, it’s at the forefront of most technological advances and it’s usually the reason we are constantly undergoing updates on any devices we use. But...

Dropbox's Bold Rebrand

'We want to make work a place where creative energy flows, and we’re excited to find new ways to express and build toward this in upcoming months and years.' - Dropbox

Top 8 Amazing Apps for College Students

Every student in our time admittedly uses an innovative gadget in some way or the other. It could be for pure entertainment whereas others have devised some way to use for them for study. It’s estimated that about 197 billion mobile app downloads happened in 2017. Probably this is the...

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