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The Mint.com Story: Why Good User Experience and Design are Essential

Tweet  Nice video about Mint.com and their interface design. The video looks at Mint.com paying attention to some of the UI decisions made. What do you think? Have you seen any other videos that you others can benefit from?

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Google Fibreoptic Britain

Tweet Google seems to be a contender for the Conservative Party’s agenda to deliver 100Mbits/sec connections by 2017 nationwide. The Conservatives and Google already have close links. Last year, Tory leader David Cameron appointed Google CEO Eric Schmidt to a committee of “top talent” that would help lead Britain out of recession.

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Designing iPad Compatible Websites

Tweet Inspired Magazine has a great article looking at how the iPad will influence web design. The iPad has no RIGHT way of viewing websites. That means you can view it either in landscape or in the portrait mode. But for the designer that means two completely different layouts for which to design. It is for this specific reason that …

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Google Broadband: 1Gb/sec

Tweet More fingers in more pies. Google is planning on installing high-speed broadband access in a number of trial locations across the USA.  The Google Blog announced the plan along with a video requesting information. They say they will install 1 Gb/sec fire-to-the-home connections at competitive prices for at least 50,000 users and potentially up to 500,000 users. Here’s the …

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Google Buzz: Fingers in more pies

Tweet These days, it really does look like Google has to get involved in everything and anything that everyone else is doing. Well, here comes an addition: Google Buzz. Google hasn’t done very well in the social networking side of things and this is its boldest attempt to challenge the likes of Twitter and Facebook. It has to its advantage …

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The 3G Battle

Tweet As Verizon and At&t battle each other out during commercials regarding their 3G coverage, we’re left wondering what do these commercials really accomplish? Verizon boasts the largest 3G network. At&t boasts the fastest 3G network (plus coverage of 97% of Americans via the Edge network). Our question is are these commercials at all effective in making people switch from …

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Embracing Change

Tweet One of the biggest hold ups for an organization is getting teams to buy into change. The resistance is often in part to comfort levels established from doing things a certain way, and fear of the unknown once the change is implemented. A couple of quick tips to help win people over: 1) Take the time to explain to …

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The Book of Jobs

Tweet Steve Jobs has made the front cover of the Economist. The Book of Jobs. I love it!

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Google Tablet PC – Pics

Tweet Google has unveiled a number of images of a mock tablet PC based on its Chrome OS. Check out the images: What do you think? Will it compete against the iPad? My gut feeling is that – if it does take off – it will be more practical than the iPad (multi-tasking!) but the iPad UI will just kill …

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Windows 7 on the iPad

Tweet Citrix has announced that they have got a Windows 7 thin client running on the iPad emulator! Whatever next? Would you use this? Or do you prefer the actual iPhone style operating system? Hmm, maybe this is a good way multi-tasking – inside Windows. Oh dear, what’s happening to me?! Now all we need is Linux on the iPad.

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