Technology

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Microsoft previews IE9 at Mix10

23 March 2010 | Alex Christie

The long awaited ‘first peak’ into Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) was given to developers at the annual MIX event hosted by Microsoft in Las Vegas, USA. MIX is a conference for web designers and developers […]

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Improve your ROI with user testing

22 March 2010 | Alex Christie

The focus of conversion design should be to place the user at the centre of your design and to make the user journey as smooth as possible. One of the main ways to achieve this […]

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Google and PubSubHubbub

16 March 2010 | Alex Christie

Google has developed a system that will enable a Web publisher to ‘automatically submit new content to Google for indexing within seconds of that content being published.’ The name of this protocol is PuSH, or […]

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I’m not sure I need my reality augmenting

16 March 2010 | Alex Christie

My 3 predictions for the advent of 4G are as follows: A huge rise in lamp-post related accidents clogging up A&E’s A massive increase in the chances of getting stuck with someone who is insanely […]

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The Importance of Early Innovation

10 March 2010 | Alex Christie

Apple vs Sony Last week, the Wall Street Journal ran a piece on Sony’s upcoming products which are posed to challenge Apple’s beloved iPhone and the “revolutionary” iPad.  The article explained that while Sony had a […]

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WordPress ‘pushes’ blogs into real-time

5 March 2010 | Alex Christie

You may remember a previous post of mine about the real-time web and various emerging technologies that will enable the transition for older technologies into this frontier. I mentioned how Twitter could be useful in […]

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Google’s Babelfish

5 March 2010 | Liz Morray

The latest tech buzz to get me excited is the news that Google is developing mobile speech-to-speech translation: a real life babelfish! The software would provide real-time, speech-to-speech translation to a smartphone, and will hopefully […]

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Google webmaster tools loves site managers

4 March 2010 | Alex Christie

In the space of a few days two great features caught my eye, as they will make the lives of webmasters so much easier. Long awaited Site Verification Sharing I couldn’t be happier to hear […]

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Windows users now have the option to choose their favourite browser

1 March 2010 | Alex Christie

As from today (1 March 2010), Microsoft is legally obliged to start advertising alternatives to its web browser, Internet Explorer (IE), following an agreement reached with the European Competition Commission (ECC) in December 2009. The […]

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Mobile Phone Predictive Technology Coming of Age?

18 February 2010 | Alex Christie

I’m always on the lookout for something reliable to help me enter text quickly on mobile phones. I have high hopes for voice-recognition software but I personally can’t see it happening here any time soon. […]