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Here you’ll find our latest news, company updates, and events as well as some reviews of the latest trends and technology.

Ben Logan
23 November 2011

Google have had to issue an apology following their launch of a buggy Gmail app for Apple’s iOS platform. They also moved to restore customer confidence with the subsequent relaunch of a revised app two weeks later. Phil Hassey, who owns the research firm CapioIT, has praised Google for their swift apology, saying: “It would have drawn additional undue attention and potentially created a monster particularly if ‘anti-Google people decided to make it go viral. IT would lose much more trust and integrity if it Google tried to cover up or ignore the issue” A Google spokesman commented on this…

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Ben Logan
21 November 2011

Latvian startup Amooz are now offering a host of new gamification techniques which empower their clients to offer heightened interaction and loyalty rewards to their customers. Working with a selection of restaurants, bars and cafés, Amooz allows users to check in when they visit a venue with a quick scan of a QR code on their mobile. They then receive credit rewards that can be redeemed either immediately or saved up for a bigger incentive. Users can also send “Treatz” to friends, which take the form of free items from a suggested venue. The goal is to provide user incentives…

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Ben Logan
14 November 2011

The debut of Samsung’s Galaxy Note has been causing a few waves in the mobile device industry since its recent arrival. Placed somewhere between a tablet and a phone, with a 5.2” Amoled display screen and an advanced pen-input technology, the Note lets users multi-task, create and enjoy rich media content on the go. Gregory Lee, President and CEO of Samsung Asia,  commented on the device: “The Galaxy Note is a revolutionary product to open a new category in the mobile industry and I am very proud of this accomplishment.” He explained: “Samsung Galaxy Note will redefine and enhance mobile…

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Henny Swan
10 November 2011

Summary Each member of a team plays a role in building a website or web app that is accessible ranging from the project manager, designer, developer, tester and Information Architect (IA). This article looks at a few key aspects of accessibility that if anticipated at IA stage go a long way to ensuring usable websites for people with access needs and safeguarding against costly fixes post launch. Before you start Before you start working on the IA you need to be sure what the parameters are for the build. The brief or requirements handed down by the project manager, or…

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Ben Logan
9 November 2011

The rise of Reddit to market prominence has worked in direct contrast to the decrease in Digg interest (their main competitor in the social voting realm). Now, with Reddit’s launch of a new range of recent updates, their user experience seems certain to bring the site’s status into the premier league. With the installation of an add-on for all supported browsers, the Reddit page has been given a custom dashboard and a selection of fresh features. The new Accounts option allows for easy switching between multiple users on the same PC, and a comment navigator allows users to easily find…

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Tim Fidgeon
7 November 2011

Tablet PCs’ easy method of interaction is central to their attraction for children. Tablet PC experiences designed for children should promote: user control (including levels of difficulty and repetition), a wide variety of experiences and regular touch-interactions. Children love tablet PCs A recent study found that amongst 6 – 12 year old children, tablet PCs are the ‘most wanted’ electronic gift in the US.1 Another study showed that 3.6 million tablet PCs have been sold in the UK since they became available in April 2010.2 While these figures do not directly indicate the adoption of tablet PCs by children, it does…

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