Microsoft is saying goodbye to Metro. But it doesn’t matter what the company calls its UI. Better yet, why not just leave it nameless?
30 Toolbar Icons aims to provide a library of free icons that can be used in user interfaces, for example on toolbar buttons. The toolbar icons are designed in a consistent and simple style. These icons come in PNG format in 32×32 pixels along with layered Photoshop PSD file of the icons. You can use them on both personal and commercial projects.
Mike Cohn explains how to identify and write good user stories. He describes the six attributes that good stories should exhibit and present thirteen guidelines for writing better stories. He explores how user role modeling can help when gathering a project’s initial stories.
Twitter reported Monday that the United States leads the pack when it comes to government demands for user data, with 679 requests for the first half of the year. Worldwide, Twitter said it has received more government demands for data for the first six months of the year than all of last year.
There’s no stopping Instagram’s winning streak. On Friday, web developer Rakshith Krishnappa noticed that in the 10 days since CEO Kevin Systrom announced the service had hit the 30 million user milestone, Instagram had added another 10 million users to its list.
An Ohio man is asking a Virginia federal judge to preserve data on the 66.6 million users of Megaupload, the file-sharing service that was shuttered in January due to federal criminal copyright infringement indictments targeting its operators.
Facebook might not have the trademark on the word “book,” but it’s pretending to in its terms of service, and that might actually work.
Facebook chief privacy officer Erin Egan has condemned employers that ask — or demand — usernames and passwords from employees and prospective hires. “If you are a Facebook user, you should never have to share your password, let anyone access your account, or do anything that might jeopardize the security of your account or violate the privacy of your friends.”