Depositphotos – Buying and Selling Stock Images Made Easy

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Stock images - love them or hate them, they are very often a must for any designer - whether for graphic design, web design or print design. The reason is simple - they can save a lot of time and money that would have otherwise been spent on hiring a photographer. Of course, hiring a photographer has its own advantages such as the fact that photos are unique and tailor-made for … [Read more...]

iOS 7 Beta Reveals New Hidden and Radical Features

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As is so often the case, Apple has the tech world on the edge of its collective seat with release of iOS 7 beta for developers this past month at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference. The industry and the media are abuzz about the exciting updates and features this new release promises. When Apple first made iOS 7 beta release available, it could only be accessed via the … [Read more...]

UserVOD: User Experience Improvement For Mobile Applications

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UserVOD is a useful tool service that enables iOS mobile application developers obtain insights into how users are using their apps. It achieves this by recording user sessions and capturing their actions and gestures. In addition to this, it provides aggregated visual analytics (such as heatmaps) via its dashboard. In this way, the developer would be able to know for example, … [Read more...]

Create A Free Website With IM-Creator!

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Building a website shouldn’t be a difficult and painstaking process and the people behind the IM-Creator project are doing their best to prove everybody this thing. They have created a program that will help both beginners and advanced people to put the basis of the online version of their business. They are aware of the fact that most people don’t have enough time and budget … [Read more...]

Wireframing And Storyboarding With PowerPoint & PowerMockup

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Wireframing has become an integral part of developing websites and software applications. It is a quick and easy way to visualize user interface ideas and discuss them with others. “Fail fast, fail early, fail often” is the mantra here: You get your ideas in front of the relevant stakeholders as soon as possible, gather their feedback and then iterate toward a solution that … [Read more...]

Windows 8 vs. Windows 7 – Speed And Performance Testing

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Released on the 26th of October 2012, Windows 8 was Microsoft's response to the increase in the huge popularity of operating systems in a short period of time. Almost 3 months on, Windows 8 is attracting individuals spanning over every age group. We have heard much about the new user interface, including that it is disappointing. At this point we feel that initial reactions … [Read more...]

Siemens – The Next Big Step In Wind Power

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In view of the world's ever-growing need for energy, Siemens has embarked on an ambitious project that makes use of its lean, highly efficient, robust and reliable wind turbines. These wind turbines are based on Siemens' Direct Drive Technology and have 50% less moving parts and a tower head mass of less than 350 tons. This makes these 6.0 MW wind turbines easier to set up and … [Read more...]

Samsung Series 9 SB970 Monitor

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The new Samsung Series 9 SB970 can be classified as a truly premium monitor designed with movie fanatics, photographers, tech geeks and and designers in mind. Launched in March 2012, this 27-inch-wide monitor comes individually colour calibrated and boasts 178 degrees and a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels. … [Read more...]

GT3D Eye Tracker Makes Life Easier for Physically Impaired Users

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An interesting new interaction device has appeared on the market – the GT3D. Worn like a normal pair of sunglasses, the GT3D registers the movement of the eyes to control the mouse cursor on a computer screen. The device has been developed by researchers at the Imperial College of London, and its objective is to enable users with physically debilitating conditions such as … [Read more...]

10 Free Screen Readers For Blind Or Visually Impaired Users

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It is not difficult for a sighted person to imagine how being blind or visually impaired could make using a computer difficult. Just close your eyes and you will instantly experience that even processing text is impossible – or impossible without additional software at least. Now a range of software is available that can help to make using a computer an easier, more … [Read more...]

Do Google Glasses Actually Have A Market?

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When Google first unveiled its Project Glass, an initiative aimed at creating augmented reality glasses, many people just assumed that it was another one of the company’s signature April 1st farces. Following our initial article on the prototype that emerged from Project Glass, Google Glasses - Google Glasses (Project Glass) : The Future Of Human Computer Interaction?, more … [Read more...]

Google Glasses (Project Glass) : The Future of Human Computer Interaction?

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Google made waves on the Internet last month when it unveiled what it is calling Project Glass. The company released some press shots of what the product, Google Glasses, might eventually look like. Resembling a normal pair of glasses in terms of how the user wears them, Google Glasses does not have any lenses. Instead, it has a small tranparent device just over the right eye … [Read more...]

10 Free Web-Based Web Site Accessibility Evaluation Tools

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Web-based web site accessibility evaluation tools are a handy resource for anyone who wants to ensure that the site they are developing meets established accessibility standards. Since web site accessibility is a subset of web site usability, one needs to ensure that the site is accessible as part of the aspects that ultimately make it usable too. The importance of … [Read more...]