Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of April 16th…
Contributed by Julian Moffatt and Wil Alambre over the course of April 15th…
Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone
The Verge with a nice write up about project Ara, that module smartphone concept that is in the works. The interesting thing for me is that they have been given 24 months to prove it. Once that time is up, the team is onto the next project.
Time Is A Flat Circus
This True-Detective-plus-Family-Circus mashup is my new favorite thing.
Contributed by Wil Alambre and Julian Moffatt over the course of April 14th…
MAD MEN meets Blaxploitation
Khoi Vinh on using Sketch instead of Photoshop
The article is referencing Sketch 2, but it sure hits on the fact that Fireworks is not a thing anymore. Sketch 3 seems more like a Fireworks replacement to me than an Illustrator or Photoshop replacement. Ive happily purchased it for $49 on Mac Appstore and will be giving it a whirl.
- Civilization: Beyond Earth
Businessweek and Joshua Brustein, writing about the design world's $20 million divorce.
If you are online at all you have heard about the bug in OpenSSL called Heartbleed. For the technical details you can visit OpenSSL's news release. If you are interested in an easier to understand write up, you can visit Heartbleed.com. In a nutshell, this bug in OpenSSL allows your encrypted data to be read.
Rest assured, that our security team had our servers patched within hours of this bug being made public. If we are hosting your domain, you are not at risk.
If we are not hosting your domain, you should ask your hosting provider if you are at risk. There are a bunch of versions of OpenSSL that do not have this bug, so it is possible that older infrastructure is running a version of OpenSSL that is immune.
Again, our hosting services are not at risk and have been updated via backporting. To find out more about backporting, you can check out https://access.redhat.com/site/security/updates/backporting/.
Contributed by Julian Moffatt over the course of April 9th…
MediaFire Launches Desktop Apps, Offers 1TB of Space for $2.50 a Month
That is a pretty reasonable price for 1TB of storage. Hey iCloud, look over here!
Find board game recommendations you'll love
Better have a quick read over this if you have a website online.
The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain
Advice from a former Apple genius. Bookmark it.
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of April 7th…
HBO has posted the full first episode of Mike Judges new television series.
Verge has some documents which seem to reveal Googles plans to launch a new product. Or service. Or interface?
Its a damn shaw that Palm and HP killed webOS, but it looks like the team behind the operating system is still plugging away at it, and making some very pretty GUIs.
Scan barcodes or say it, and add it to your AmazonFresh shopping list.
Contributed by Julian Moffatt over the course of April 4th…
How Steve Jobs' Passion Shaped Pixar Into an Oscar-Winning Studio
This is on my must read list now. Pixar is one of my absolute favourite companies and anything to peak behind the curtain is something Im interested in. Comes out soon.
Contributed by Wil Alambre and Julian Moffatt over the course of April 2nd…
Shopify Card Reader Now Available in Canada
A free device allowing users of the Shopify Mobile iPhone app or the Shopify iPad POS to swipe and accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards.
Amazon announces its own living room set-top TV box, competing with AppleTV and Roku.
The Ridiculously Exhaustive Social Media Dimensions Blueprint
Nice little bookmark to a LOT of info on dimensions of various social media elements.
Play a different sound and animation for every letter of the keyboard.
What happens in a single second online...
Contributed by Julian Moffatt, Max Chiriac, and Wil Alambre over the course of April 1st…
The Guide to Clear your Browser Cache!
A handy little site to show exactly how to refresh your cache in most browsers. Bookmarked for the future!
Responsive tables solution for complex data. Based on jQuery, jQuery UI and Twitter Bootstrap 3
Carousels/Sliders are always bad for Conversion Rates
Shana Carp brings some math to the table to explain why having a carousel (slider) image set on your homepage is likely not helping in anyway.
If you are looking for nice carousel code to add to your project that needs a carousel, check out slick. Very nice.
- Monument Valley, for iOS
Looks like the fine folks at St Vital Centre have hit on a sure-fire way to motivate their web developers!
"Ooh, this looks promising..."
"Sweet, I don't have to make dinner now!"
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of March 27th…
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, trailer
- This Is a Generic Brand Video
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad
Satya Nadella today headlined a media event to introduce Office for iPad, in line with earlier rumors. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad are now live in the App Store as of 11:00 AM Pacific Time.
This morning, a number of Mozilla employees took to Twitter with a united, nearly simultaneous message to new Mozilla Foundation CEO Brendan Eich: "Step down."
Contributed by Lauren Zacharias and Wil Alambre over the course of March 25th…
ShareDrop: AirDrop in your browser
Now non-OSX users have an AirDrop-like option to share files on a local network.
Facebook Buys Oculus VR
Strikes me as a buy-now-while-its-hot-and-figure-out-what-to-do-with-it-later sort of acquisition...
Dave Morin, founder of Path, gives some sound advice. DonÂt try to make up the next great thing out of thin air. Instead, think of a something that is already ÂnormalÂ to the world, and then try to make it better.
Designer Dirty Talk
A little NSFW, a little cheesy, a little offensive, a lot of terrible design-related puns.
DRM-ing Your Coffee
Like printers and ink cartridges, Keurig's next generation of coffee machines wants to lock you into getting your fix from them at the price they want to charge you.
Contributed by Julian Moffatt over the course of March 24th…
Basecamp is under network attack (DDoS)
If you use Basecamp, then you know that is yo-yoing around this morning. Turns out that some internet scum are trying to extort money by performing a denial of service attack and offering to turn it off if they are paid. The internet, where anything is possible and not all of it is good.