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Buffer becomes the first app in Apple's iOS App Store to support App.net

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The social update scheduling service Buffer became the first company to release an app onto Apple’s iOS App Store supporting the new real-time communication platform App.net. The notice was posted on the service by App.net founder Dalton Caldwell. Buffer recently announced that it was supporting App.net on the service, which we...
Buffer becomes the first app in Apple's iOS App Store to support App.net

Make room for your grandparents. The Silver Surfer population is growing according to latest research

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If you’re thinking about marketing for the Web, make sure you remember the older generation as the latest research from Pew Internet & American Life Project and Forrester shows that more than half of all US adults over 65 are using the Internet or email and 49% of digital seniors...
Make room for your grandparents. The Silver Surfer population is growing according to latest research

From Nuance, Siri in your next car

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Nuance's Dragon Drive enables automotive manufacturers to offer natural language voice commands for vehicle telematics, which will enhance usability and could reduce distracted driving. [Read more]...
From Nuance, Siri in your next car

The Consumerization Of IT: 7 Ways To Seize The Business Opportunity

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Guest author Christian Buckley is product evangelism director at Axceler, a designer of collaboration solutions. Users have wrested more control from the information technology department than ever before. Now that they have become tech-savvy in their off-hours, they're demanding work products with the same degree of usability as their...
The Consumerization Of IT: 7 Ways To Seize The Business Opportunity
Windows 8 on the desktop—an awkward hybrid

Weekly Search & Social News: 06/08/2010

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Testing 1-2-3 is this thing on?? It’s time for another edition with ‘7 Days of Search and Social‘ – it was a great week out there last week my friend. There were lots of great posts, videos and of course my fav, patents (Google at least) to keep this geek...
Weekly Search & Social News: 06/08/2010

Precision and purpose: Ubuntu 12.04 and the Unity HUD reviewed

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Ubuntu 12.04, codenamed Precise Pangolin, rolled out last month. The new version of the popular Linux distribution brings updated software and new features, including the highly-anticipated Heads-Up Display (HUD) interface. The HUD is one of several excellent improvements that have helped to make Ubuntu's Unity desktop shell even better in...
Precision and purpose: Ubuntu 12.04 and the Unity HUD reviewed

Tumblr reinvents its Android app, bringing back the fun

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale So much in mobile app development is so serious these days. Interfaces are often beautiful, but seldom fun, as the relentless drive to small-screen efficiency and usability crowds out creativity. That’s not the problem with Tumblr’s new Android...
Tumblr reinvents its Android app, bringing back the fun
Netflix for iOS updated with iPhone 5 support, native 16:9 video

JOB OF THE WEEK: Vice President, Digital Services

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Check out the Business Insider Jobs section >> As part of our new partnership with SimplyHired.com, each week we'll feature one of the awesome jobs advertised on the Business Insider jobs board. Vice President, Digital Services Consumer Reports Yonkers, NY Why it’s cool: Consumer reports is a popular American magazine that publishes...
JOB OF THE WEEK: Vice President, Digital Services

UltraViolet to bundle free movies with Smart TVs and Blu-ray players

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The Digital Entertainment Group has announced plans to give away free movies when you buy an UltraViolet compatible device. If you buy a Smart TV from one of the following brands, you'll get ten free movies accessible anywhere UltraViolet titles work; including CinemaNow, Flixster, Nook and VUDU. Blu-ray players...
UltraViolet to bundle free movies with Smart TVs and Blu-ray players

Victorinox rolls out Jetsetter Swiss Army USB drives

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Victorinox Swiss Army added a new line of portable USB drives aimed at increasing the overall usability of thumb drives. The new Jetsetter line of USB drives packs flight-friendly Swiss Army implements into a detachable USB flash drive form factor along with security software specific to Macs. The Jetsetter line...
Victorinox rolls out Jetsetter Swiss Army USB drives
Emaze Raises $800K For The Presentation Sweet Spot Between PowerPoint And Prezi

Deliver chopped garlic with a twist

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The Chef'n Garlic Machine Garlic Press offers garlic prep and storage in one gadget. An updated handle design allows for easy usability. [Read more]...
Deliver chopped garlic with a twist

The Future Of Memes: 4chan Hits 22M Monthlies, Unveils New API

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4chan, the often anonymously-used imageboard that’s spawned memes like Lolcats and hosts the weirdest porn you’ll ever see, just released an API and its first new features in five years for its 22 million unique monthly visitors. 4chan’s founder moot said the API “potentially has huge performance implications” and that...
The Future Of Memes: 4chan Hits 22M Monthlies, Unveils New API

Korora Linux 18 aims to deliver a friendlier Fedora

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There's no doubt that desktop Linux has become increasingly user-friendly over the years, but it's equally true that some distributions focus more on ease of use than others do. Ubuntu and Linux Mint are two examples at the forefront of this usability trend, but recently I came across another...
Korora Linux 18 aims to deliver a friendlier Fedora

Review: RetroUI tries to fix Windows 8's usability woes, but only makes them worse

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Windows 8 is doing quite a job of alienating longtime Windows users. No more Start button, but a whole Start screen full of distracting live tiles; a double interface (Desktop and "Modern"); low information density on Modern apps; and the list goes on. For many companies, this isn't a...
Review: RetroUI tries to fix Windows 8's usability woes, but only makes them worse

Awesome Inventory Management Startup Stitch Labs Nabs $1M From True Ventures

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Small business inventory management startup Stitch Labs is announcing a $1 million seed investment this morning led by True Ventures. In the same space as Bizelo and Ordoro, Stitch Labs allows design-focused small businesses to organize their CRM, product orders and inventory with custom tailored features like Etsy and Shopify integration....
Awesome Inventory Management Startup Stitch Labs Nabs $1M From True Ventures

10 useful usability findings and guidelines

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10 useful usability findings and guidelines

Garlic.js stores form values locally, so your users never lose any precious data

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Hot off the presses, Garlic.js is a new JQuery plugin made by French developer Guillaume Potier which serves quite a simple purpose: to prevent your users from losing their form data. It may sound a bit dry at first, but when it comes to acquiring new users, usability is everything, and that...
Garlic.js stores form values locally, so your users never lose any precious data

Now you can watch YouTube on Epson smart glasses with just a nod

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Epson America is bringing hands-free interaction with YouTube to its smart glasses, which could set the stage for improved usability of applications like augmented reality....
Now you can watch YouTube on Epson smart glasses with just a nod

Phew: Windows 8 won’t be completely awful on multi-monitor setups

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Microsoft has announced that the Windows 8 Release Preview, which is due in early June, will thankfully feature a bunch of much-needed multi-monitor tweaks and fixes.First and foremost, in the Release Preview (and final version, presumably), every monitor now has “hot corners.” In Windows 8, the Start Screen, Charms bar,...
Phew: Windows 8 won’t be completely awful on multi-monitor setups

Interface Expert Knocks iPad Apps for Inconsistent Usability

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Interface Expert Knocks iPad Apps for Inconsistent Usability

Google's new search algorithm to crack down on "black hat webspam"

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Nefarious search engine optimizers be warned. Google is coming for you-again. Following previous changes to Google's ranking and page layout algorithms, the search giant is pushing yet another update to its algorithm this week with the hopes of curbing "black hat webspam" from creeping into search results. The change...
Google's new search algorithm to crack down on "black hat webspam"

ET deals: 22% off Dell's Inspiron 17R Core i7-powered laptop

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With laptops, the screen situation is a tricky one. Of all the characteristics of a laptop, the screen size has the biggest impact on the portability and usability of your machine and picking the right size is critical. While we may ideally like to stare at multiple 20-inch (or larger)...
ET deals: 22% off Dell's Inspiron 17R Core i7-powered laptop
Skype 6 released with Retina Display support, Facebook and Microsoft Messenger integration
How eye-tracking tech is about to make advertising even more invasive

Safari 5.1.5 fixes 32-bit usability bug

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Just two weeks after releasing Safari 5.1.4, Apple on Monday launched version 5.1.5 which addresses a minor bug faced by users running the web browser in 32-bit mode....
Safari 5.1.5 fixes 32-bit usability bug

This feedback tool lets you optimize your site by user happiness

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Usabilla, a usability startup that helps companies refine their user experience (UX) design, has just launched a new product, Usabilla Live, that collects real-time feedback from users right on your site based on how happy they are with specific aspects of any given page. The tool revolves around a feedback button...
This feedback tool lets you optimize your site by user happiness

Check.in: finally, a unified check-in for Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite

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Filed under: Utilities, Social Software, Mobile We've been writing an awful lot about the location wars on Download Squad lately. Gowalla, Foursquare, and the rest are exploding in popularity, and that means trendy, early-adopter types might have several different sites to check in with every time they go somewhere. Reporting...
Check.in: finally, a unified check-in for Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?