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An interesting article by Simon Rucker in the Harvard Business Review Blog on what makes a good designer. Good designers: 
don't rely on focus groups;observe people to identify the ...
Harvard Business Review Blog article on what makes a good designer
The Drupal module, FileViewer allows content editors to upload a PDF file which is then processed to create individual images of each page. A familiar browsing interface is presented allowing ...
BookReader screenshot
Zite is an iPad app that allows users to control their information sources and presents them in an attractive magazine style layout. Flipboard is a similar app. The difference is that Zite learns ...
Zite screenshot
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ABC Radio National's Bush Telegraph program interviewed editors Professor Peter Spearritt and Dr Marion Stell from UQ about the project. Thinking Cap and communications partner, Niche ...
Listen to ABC Radio National's Bush Telegraph interview.
On Quora, there are interesting awnswers as to why Dropbox is more popular than its competitors.
Answer Summary
Because it's:
Dropbox folder in the home directory
NearMap is a cross between Google Maps and Apple's TimeMachine. You can rewind the clock and view past maps. Here are photos of the Brisbane floods using NearMap. University of Queensland Tennis ...
NearMap shows photo maps at various points in time.
At the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Horace Dediu made this observation:
At this year’s CES two unthinkable things happened:
Microsoft to port Windows to ARM processors
Want to track your walks, runs or cycling route? RunKeeper Pro (usually $9.99 USD)  is now free during the month of January.
RunKeeper Pro screenshot
Skype has updated its iPhone app to support video calling on the iPhone 4.
Calls can be made over 3G as well as WiFi. Both front and back cameras are supported. 9to5mac.com reports that it ...
Skype now supports video calling on the iPhone
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