Facebook Chat

Last Sunday, April 6, brought the launch of the long-awaited Facebook Chat. According to TechCrunch, the feature is so far only available to select members. According to Facebook, “we’re rolling this out slowly.” Not entirely surprising given the backlash that has previously occurred when FB releases new stuff without any warning or feedback and then [Keep Reading…]

Flickr introduces video

Flickr announced today that they are now offering video. Now when you log in to Flickr, this is what you see: Before I go any further, I have to admit that while I watch a lot of video online, I don’t post much video online. Aside from helping my mom post her videos to YouTube, [Keep Reading…]

Yahoo!’s Shine

Everyone in the Twitterverse — @efortiz, @arainert, @jonesabi — is talking about the launch of Shine today so I had to check it out for myself. Shine from Yahoo! is a new website that is meant to be a destination for women between the ages of 25 and 54. On their About Us page, they [Keep Reading…]

People you may know

Earlier this week, Facebook released a new feature called “People You May Know.” Three random friends of friends are displayed in the right sidebar of your homepage in the hopes that you’ll make more connections. When you click the “see all” link, a longer list of possible friends is offered up. Of the 27 people [Keep Reading…]

My BlackBerry Wishlist

RIM, Mike Lazaridis, if you’re out there, listen up. Here are my recommendations for improving the BlackBerry user experience: 1- Provide the ability to “Add To Existing Contact.” I don’t want to have to copy a new phone number or e-mail address from a message and paste it into the entry in my address book. [Keep Reading…]

Dare to VMware

The design team at work recently switched to Macs and we’re running VMware Fusion for things like Microsoft Office, SharePoint and our proprietary trading software. There are some pretty cool things about VMware that are worth calling out before I get into the rough stuff. VMware has a feature called “Unity mode” (similar to Parallels’ [Keep Reading…]

(In)Consistency in keyboard shortcuts

More and more I’ve been using web apps in lieu of the traditional desktop applications I used for years. Primarily it’s because, like many of you, I have a home computer and a work computer; storing information online makes it far easier to access from both locations, particularly when one’s a Mac and one’s a [Keep Reading…]