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Google Wants to Replace your Credit Card

Google has just unveiled and is planning to soon release their new Google Wallet app, a program that allows you to use your phone (initially just the Nexus S 4G Android phone from Sprint) to make credit card and gift

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Google Wants to Replace your Credit Card

Google has just unveiled and is planning to soon release their new Google Wallet app, a program that allows you to use your phone (initially just the Nexus S 4G Android phone from Sprint) to make credit card and gift

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Facebook now lets you tag Fan Pages in photos

Facebook has just added the ability to tag photos with links to Fan Pages, as reported by Ryan Spoon.   This should add some creative possibilities for people to promote their product, organization, or campaign with a photo contest.  By

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Facebook now lets you tag Fan Pages in photos

Facebook has just added the ability to tag photos with links to Fan Pages, as reported by Ryan Spoon.   This should add some creative possibilities for people to promote their product, organization, or campaign with a photo contest.  By

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Leaflet: a beautiful new mapping tool for developers

Leaflet is a very sleek open-source javascript mapping library taking advantage of modern features of both desktop and mobile browsers, such as CSS3 popups and iPhone hardware integration.  Released by Cloudmade, this library leverages their Web Maps API, which is

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Leaflet: a beautiful new mapping tool for developers

Leaflet is a very sleek open-source javascript mapping library taking advantage of modern features of both desktop and mobile browsers, such as CSS3 popups and iPhone hardware integration.  Released by Cloudmade, this library leverages their Web Maps API, which is

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Unspoken: Classy, Minimalist Magazine Theme for WordPress

WPShower has been easily my favorite WordPress theme foundry since their arrival on the scene last year. Their designs are sleek, classy, visual, and employ good use of whitespace. As their first six gorgeous themes have been and remain free

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Unspoken: Classy, Minimalist Magazine Theme for WordPress

WPShower has been easily my favorite WordPress theme foundry since their arrival on the scene last year. Their designs are sleek, classy, visual, and employ good use of whitespace. As their first six gorgeous themes have been and remain free

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Realism vs Abstraction in User Interfaces

UXMag has a brief, illustrated discussion of realism and abstraction in user experience design. Like Goldilocks, the amount of detail in interface elements should be not too much, not too little, but just right.

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Realism vs Abstraction in User Interfaces

UXMag has a brief, illustrated discussion of realism and abstraction in user experience design. Like Goldilocks, the amount of detail in interface elements should be not too much, not too little, but just right.

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Google will wash your mouth out with soap

I just reported on Google’s brand new search-by-voice feature…. Well, it didn’t take my puerile mind long to discover that this feature is engineered to censor your speech. Google replaces my naughty naughty spoken words with hash marks and a

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Google will wash your mouth out with soap

I just reported on Google’s brand new search-by-voice feature…. Well, it didn’t take my puerile mind long to discover that this feature is engineered to censor your speech. Google replaces my naughty naughty spoken words with hash marks and a

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Google is Listening: Now Search by Voice

Update: Google will wash your mouth out with soap… Does this speak of a new era of human-computer interaction? Voice recognition software has been around commercially for a couple decades now, but questionable results have cloistered it as something of

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Google is Listening: Now Search by Voice

Update: Google will wash your mouth out with soap… Does this speak of a new era of human-computer interaction? Voice recognition software has been around commercially for a couple decades now, but questionable results have cloistered it as something of

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Common Failures in HTML Escaping

When variables in your web-app can be set remotely, such as by a user input field, it is essential that certain character entities are escaped in order to prevent your site from being vulnerable from cross-site scripting (XSS) injection attacks.

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Common Failures in HTML Escaping

When variables in your web-app can be set remotely, such as by a user input field, it is essential that certain character entities are escaped in order to prevent your site from being vulnerable from cross-site scripting (XSS) injection attacks.

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NYTimes calls out SEO shenanigans for “Mother’s Day Flowers”

The New York Times is still on SEO patrol, this time calling out a number of online flower vendors trying to game Google with paid links for “mother’s day flowers” and related keywords.  Back in February the NYTimes ran a

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NYTimes calls out SEO shenanigans for “Mother’s Day Flowers”

The New York Times is still on SEO patrol, this time calling out a number of online flower vendors trying to game Google with paid links for “mother’s day flowers” and related keywords.  Back in February the NYTimes ran a

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8 Inspiring Showcases of iPhone & iPad Design

I recently was required to design a site specifically optimized for the iPhone, a task which I’ve admittedly never had occasion to attempt before.  I quickly realized this: it’s one thing to simply adapt a standard web design to the

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8 Inspiring Showcases of iPhone & iPad Design

I recently was required to design a site specifically optimized for the iPhone, a task which I’ve admittedly never had occasion to attempt before.  I quickly realized this: it’s one thing to simply adapt a standard web design to the

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