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Usability Analysis – Office 2010 on Windows 7

Usability Analysis – Office 2010 on Windows 7

If you were following my tweets, you might be knowing that I got a invitation from Microsoft to test Microsoft Office 2010. Invitation to test Microsoft Office 2010 Yeah, From the screen shot it should be evident that I’m using a mac now. I testing Office 2010 by installing it on my Windows 7 Virtual Box image. Being a usability guy myself, In this article, I will primarily focus on usability aspects of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and...

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Elements of Usability Design: OK/Cancel vs Cancel/OK – Is it just a matter of taste?

Elements of Usability Design: OK/Cancel vs Cancel/OK – Is it just a matter of taste?

OK, many of the programmers would have been confused as how to design a dialog on your website. In what order should the dialog contain the OK and Cancel Buttons? Should it be OK – Cancel like Windows or Cancel – OK like the Mac? Are there any “rule of thumb” why a certain standard should be followed? Or is it just a matter of taste? Firstly Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines state that, rather than OK or...

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Review: iTech Clip Music 801 (Bluetooth Receiver for iPhone 3G)

Review: iTech Clip Music 801 (Bluetooth Receiver for iPhone 3G)

Bluetooth receivers come in various forms and shapes… They “claim” that they support A2DP and AVRCP. So do mobile phones. But not all models of receivers “play nice” with all phones. In fact, if you read the “fine prints” in the user manual, you might even encounter something like this… This product *may* work. We don't guarantee anything...! [ad#AdBrite-Post] So,that doesn’t mean...

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iPhone Tutorial – In-App Email

iPhone Tutorial – In-App Email

Sending an email from your iPhone application is something which you normally want to do it asynchronously. But unfortunately, prior to iPhone 3.0, the only way to send email was using mailto:// url format. i.e, [[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL: @"mailto:john.appleseed@apple.com"];[[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL: @"mailto:john.appleseed@apple.com"]; The technique was clumsy for one...

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SingTel BBoM iPhone App (SG BBOM)

SG BBoM iPhone App is designed specifically for use with SingTel mobile broadband plans. The rationale behind this development is, SingTel doesn’t send you an SMS or alery when your mobile broadband data charges over shoot the free limit. Overshooting the free limit even by a 100MB could cost your dearly. According to SingTel Excess usage will be charged at $0.01/2KB. Which means, a megabyte of data, (1024KB) will cost you about...

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