The http://modern.ie site has launched today and has two real gems in stock for web developers.
First, an online suite of tools that scan your website and give you feedback on common compatibility problems.
Second, modern.IE offers a free 3 month subscription to BrowserStack.com, hosted and locally managed virtualization that can help provide quick access to a large number of browsers and operating systems for you to test your site against.
This is great news! Relying more and more on cloud services, I just recently enabled Google’s 2 step verification.Now Dropbox is joining the party by announcing their own 2 step verification in their forums.
It can be activated by downloading the latest forum build of their client software.
You can receive the authentication codes needed for logging in with unknown/new computers or web browsers either via SMS or the following existing authenticator apps for mobile devices (which can generate valid codes even if offline – very useful if you are traveling).
- Google Authenticator(Android/iPhone/BlackBerry)
- Amazon AWS MFA(Android)
- Authenticator (Windows Phone 7)
And yes, there is a client available for Windows Phone!
Corporate Vice President of Windows Mobile Program Management at Microsoft, Joe
Belfiore, will be speaking at MIX in March. Belfiore is responsible for
the overall design and product definition of the software that powers Windows
Phones. A huge consumer advocate, Belfiore has led the design and
development of some of Microsoft’s more consumer-friendly products, including
Zune, Windows Media Center, and the user experience for Windows itself.
Along with Belfiore’s keynote, eleven new Windows Phone
sessions have just been added to the MIX10 agenda.
At Hulu, ‘free’ may soon turn into ‘fee’
The video website, launched by studios to distribute TV shows over the
Internet without charge, now is considering ways to draw revenue, including
charging for some episodes of popular shows.
Of course this sounds bad to everybody who is using Hulu for free now, but for us non-US-residents, this might mean, that we can join the fun as well when we are ready to pay for Hulu’s services, as their ads are not relevant for our market. I would certainly be in – being able to see my favorite series in English and only days after they are broadcast in the US – priceless!
I like this app sitting on my second screen, showing tweets flowing by while I am trying to be creative writing a presentation. Go check it out at: http://seesmic.com/seesmic_desktop/look/
http://search.sobees.com uses great Silverlight UI to combine a search across the social web into one UI
This is mindblowing. http://search.sobees.com uses great Silverlight UI to combine a search across the social web into one UI, able to show images and play videos inline.