May 19th, 2013
Google released it new stand alone Hangouts apps for Chrome, Android, and iOS after using the app for a couple of days I decided to how it stacks up against a couple of other cross platform mobile apps.
The Hangouts apps for Chrome and Android replace their Google Talk predecessors while the addition of an iPhone app is sure to increase the mobile adaptation of this Google Plus spawn.
Changes from Talk
The move from Google Talk takes away hidden and online statuses that were present in Google talk, gone also is the ability to make voice only calls. Whats been added is a new attractive interface and the ability to quickly search through contacts and groups stored in your Google address book.
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March 29th, 2013
Review By: Wardell Lathamproduct
The good people at mobilefun.com recently sent over a Nexus 7 bluetooth keyboard to review here on the site. At first glance it’s apparent this keyboard was designed for the Nexus 7. It’s dimensions are roughly the same size as the Nexus 7, it also has a silver colored bezel and a rubberized back covered in small round indentations much like the Nexus 7. If the appearance alone left any doubt as to what device this keyboard was designed for, the keyboard snaps onto the nexus 7 and doubles as a cover Being the same size as the Nexus 7 this obviously isn’t a full size keyboard so it may take some getting used to for those not used to using small keyboards, but it won’t take long to see the advantages over the onscreen keyboard. Read the rest of Nexus 7 Bluetooth Keyboard Review »
March 6th, 2013
Way back in 2010 I created a PHP script that retrieved the latest tweet from a given user via an XML Atom file generated by the Twitter search API. Last year in 2012 twitter dropped XML support from its API, so I though I’d revisit the issue of retrieving your latest tweet, or last few tweets using PHP.
This time around
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February 28th, 2013
In the competitive online world, web design can make a substantial difference. Success can, in part, depend on the quality of a business’ website. A high-quality website brings together usability, aesthetics, and that ever-important wow-factor. Some of the following big organizations and non-profits set great examples for what web design should look like across the Internet.
Image via Mint
The popular Mint financial service accomplishes a few things in one simple picture. Not only do you get to see some engaging shots of the gorgeous UI in action, you get a taste of the wide range of compatibility of Mint across different devices. It is an ingenious way to draw in the viewer, along with the “Free! Get started >” button right above the picture.
This is rounded out with a quick look at key features of the financial service. In just a few seconds, you are able to learn about its simplicity, security, and ability to help control and plan your family’s finances. Keep in mind that this is all done with plenty of white space and no clutter.
#2: Memphis Zoo
Image via Memphis Zoo
The colorful Memphis Zoo design features a slider with current events at the zoo. With helpful links at the top for visitors, conservation programs, and a great deal of other information, the Memphis Zoo’s design brings together appeal and usability. They are not alone with regard to clean web designs from organizations that are doing a lot to help animals, as can be seen on the PETA Saves Animals website. Read the rest of Chic Designs from 5 Infamous Organizations »