Streamy Goes Public With Advanced Social News Service
Users of the Streamy service can create profiles, join groups, read and share news, chat, message and a host of other standard social features, but there is more to the service than that. On the face of it, Streamy does look like a very cool Ajax bookmarking or aggregation site with some feeds added, but underneath the service allows for some advanced organizational and convenience aspects.
Sun Microsystems Forecast: We Are Partly Cloudy
Sun Microsystems announces its variation of cloud computing services, taking on Google and Amazon. Recent news from Cisco, combined with this latest announcement, reveal a highly competitive trend from within the cloud. Can anyone dominate a space that is not yet a true space?
What If Google Announced: “Google Is Big Brother”?
We know Google has been watching, and we know why, but we did not expect them to announce the are really Big Brother. Google announced today a behaviorally targeted ad system powered by user activity.
Rest In Peace – Your Online Legacy Will Continue
Legacy Locker Co-Founder Jeremy Toeman describes the service as an “online safety deposit box.” Ironically, the service costs about as much as one too. At a cost of about $30 per year or $300 for lifetime membership, it seems a little high on cost and low on value. There are developments out there that already provide much more advanced features and tools for far less comparatively.
Is Minimalist Still In Vogue? You Bet
In the words of one designer; “a balance between the way a site works and looks” is fundamental to the minimalist philosophy. Evaluating aesthetics and function in this way can be equated to building a leaf of a tree, the perfect combination of form, color and function.
Design Talent No One Should Miss
Aesthetics and graphic design seem to take a back seat to workability and programming excellence in many developments. From an engineering standpoint, this is logical when we talk about usability, but users want beauty as part of their experience too.
Take A Ride – A Wild FileRide
FileRide is a social startup designed to create interaction around ideas and interests. The design is striking, the utility clever and the philosophy behind it inherently interesting. For a desktop application, FileRide reveals what a real “walled garden” should look like. One with great big beautiful windows.
Security Tip: Update Your Flash Player
Adobe applications come under more fire with alerts of serious security issues. Whilst no product is ever 100% immune to being hacked, the company’s response to threats has historically been limited. The latest warnings involve Adobe Flash, while ongoing security issues remain for Adobe Acrobat and Reader.
Does Gmail’s Crash Forecast “Dark Cloud Computing”?
Gmail crashed again spawning further debate over the validity of cloud computing. The rationale might be expressed like this; “If Google can go down for even an hour, then what might happen to much smaller enterprise cloud solutions?” Does today’s mishap darken the outlook for cloud computing? It represents nothing more than a soft Winter rain, but it does remind us that it can rain.
One Way Microsoft Might Elevate America and the IT Community
Microsoft announces Elevate America, a program to help displaced workers get technical training in these difficult times. Whether an altruistic exercise or a truly innovative outreach, the program will benefit millions of future IT professionals.