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Google Offers OAuth Alternative to Improve Security

Google is now offering two-factor authentication, making sign-in more secure.
It’s an extra step, but it’s one that significantly improves the security of your Google Account because it requires the powerful combination of both something you know—your username and password—and something that only you should have—your phone. A hacker would need access to both of these [...]

Web vs. App Confusion

Google held a event yesterday focused on their various Chrome-related initiatives: Chrome, Chrome OS, and Chrome Web Store. TechCrunch was there, reporting the announcements as they were made.
Habits die hard with me, especially when a certain amount of nostalgia is involved, so I’m still using Firefox as my primary browser. However, I’m deeply impressed [...]

Online Status Indicators with Ajax

Back in October, Tantek Çelik wrote an entry on the Microformats blog, featuring my online identity, jaredhanson.net, as an example of a beautifully styled hCard.
While I don’t claim to be particularly adept at web design, especially compared to the other two featured individuals (Tim Van Damme and Rogie King), my use of Ajax to display [...]

User Interface Implications of Google Wave

I set aside the time tonight to watch the full hour and a half demo of Google Wave. Seeing the creators use their product shed some light onto the possibilities of the system. However, I’m glad I read the technical specifications before witnessing the user interface.
The initial focus and reaction around Google Wave [...]

The Google Wave Announcement

The big news to hit the web today was the announcement of Google Wave at Google I/O. Described as “the e-mail of the future,” Wave is an ambitious project with a grand vision of unified communications.
A concise description of what Wave is, exactly, seems to be hard to formulate. You have to see [...]