Tag: user interface

Jawbone UP Biometrics Band Review

Jawbone UP Biometrics Band Review

Sedagive? likes tracking her physical activity and food intake. She’s tried several methods for doing this, including paper, spreadsheets, numerous Web sites, and Android apps. A lot of people at my current employer are very active. One of my co-workers had a sleek black band on his wrist. “Hey dude, what’s that?” I asked. “It’s […]

Expand and Collapse Android Notifications

Expand and Collapse Android Notifications

I’ve been an Android user for over three years. One of the things I like the most about Android is how quickly it evolves. My first Android handset (HTC Droid Incredible) ran 2.1. While I managed to figure it out the user interface had a lot of room for improvement, especially for new users. Android […]

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How to Get Spotify For the Amazon Kindle Fire … Sort Of.

How to Get Spotify For the Amazon Kindle Fire … Sort Of.

My frustration with apps for the Amazon Kindle Fire continues. In my first impressions write-up, I wrote that a huge drawback for me was the absence of critical apps in the Amazon app marketplace. I use Dropbox daily, and it isn’t present on the Amazon AppStore. I wound up installing it via an unsupported method, […]

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Amazon Fire: First Impressions and Purchase Decision Tree

Amazon Fire: First Impressions and Purchase Decision Tree

Here are my first impressions on the Amazon Kindle Fire. It is great for consuming Amazon video and music. The rest of the device is a complex web of expectations and past experience. If you’ve never owned a tablet or Android device before, have a lot of Amazon content, and want a tablet form factor for less than $200, the Fire may be for you. Everyone else has some tough decisions to make.

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An Alarming Case of Bad Usability

An Alarming Case of Bad Usability

I’ve had an ADT alarm on the house for over five years. The main reason I got it was for the fire and smoke monitoring. I wanted to make sure someone would come if the house lit up while I was away. I don’t really care about the things inside the house, I just want […]

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Wear goggles

Wear goggles

Pop quiz: when should you wear protective eyewear? a) During chemistry class b) While operating a wood chipper (ex-significant-other inside) c) When upside-down during particularly vigorous sex d) While dispensing liquid soap e) All of the above Tags: user interface

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Double tank toilet handle usability quiz

Double tank toilet handle usability quiz

I was using the restroom at a nifty coffee shop near downtown. They have one of those dual tank toilets that use less water if you just need to flush some piss down the toilet. If you, uh, make a larger deposit you can flush the whole tank. Pretty cool! So, there I am, taking […]

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