Steps you can take to secure your phone and computer. This is especially useful in countries where ubiquitous surveillance is not only legal, but mandated by law (such as China, Australia, and the UK).
Friday, March 24th, 2017
Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
mozilla-magnet/magnet-client-desktop: A simple Physical Web menu-bar app for URL discovery and broadcast
This should be a lot more straightforward than process I linked to before.
Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Well, this is interesting! It turns out you can turn your laptop into a beacon for broadcasting a URL to devices that support The Physical Web.
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
Josh takes an-depth look at the navigation design implications of touch/keyboard hybrid devices, coming to a similar conclusion as Luke and Jason:
Unfortunately, the top-of-screen navigation and menus of traditional desktop layouts are outright hostile to hybrid ergonomics. Tried-and-true desktop conventions have to change to make room for fingers and thumbs.
Want to test for a hybrid device? Tough luck. Instead, argues Josh, the best you can do is assume that any device visiting your site could be touch-enabled.
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
Luke and Jason have done some excellent research (and put together some demos) into how the placement of navigation could be optimised for touch screens of all sizes. Turns out that the “standard” convention of having navigation along the top is far from ideal on a touch-enabled device.
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
The bottom-up appeal of netbooks in all their cheap, crappy glory.
Monday, March 31st, 2008
A report on the growing trend of banning laptops from meetings. We never have laptops at the Clearleft Monday morning meetings but it wasn't a policy: it's just common sense/courtesy.
Sunday, October 14th, 2007
A clever little periscope-like device that allows you to use your Macbook's iSight facing outwards.
Monday, September 24th, 2007
Buy a laptop for a child in the developing world and you get one for yourself.
Thursday, September 20th, 2007
An interesting product designed to catch the thieves after your Macbook gets stolen.
Tuesday, October 17th, 2006
Opera in London
I’ve just come offstage, having spoken at the Opera Backstage event in Leicester Square in London.
The best laid plans of mice and men…
In between walking from my seat to the stage, my iBook died. It just shut down and wouldn’t start up again. I was left standing on stage with no slides, no script, nothing. It was like that dream where you show up for school without your pants.
“Screw it”, I thought. I decided to wing it. I think I managed to recall most of what I was going to say. It was mostly about science-fiction and Irish poets.
Now I’m done talking, my laptop is behaving just fine. Typical.
I’ve posted the script of what I was planning to say — which is, more or less, what I ended up saying — over in the articles section.
Monday, May 22nd, 2006
Use your Mac laptop's motion sensor to get lightsaber sound effects.
Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
The successor to the iBook is here and it looks sweet.