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Sufyan bin Uzayr (67 Posts)

About: Sufyan bin Uzayr writes for multiple publications and has also authored a book named Sufism: A Brief History. His primary areas of interest include open source, mobile development, web CMS and vector art. He is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of an e-journal named Brave New World. You can visit his website or friend him on Facebook.

Yahoo! Unveils Axis – A ‘Search’ Browser Enhancement

With yet another step towards redefining internet search, Yahoo! recently launched Axis – a web browser enhancement. Being hailed as a tool to enhance your search experience, Axis lets you search and see visual results without leaving the page you’re currently on. Traditionally, we are used to seeing links as search results. Axis, on the other hand, presents you with…

Cookie Consent – an Open Source Solution to EU Cookie Law

Few weeks ago, we covered the European Union’s Cookie Law, and its implications on websites based in Europe. Thereafter, we have also covered the reactions to the said law. In fact, as a UK-based site, Speckyboy itself firmly stands in support of such protests against the Cookie Law. Speaking of protests, Silktide, one of the most prominent critics of the…

RIM Unveils BlackBerry 10 Tools for Developers

Trying hard to recapture the market share it has lost to Apple and Google, Research in Motion Ltd, or RIM, unveiled a series of tools and apps for developers, allowing them to create and develop applications in advance of its forth coming BlackBerry 10 platform. To put it bluntly, RIM is way behind iOS and Android when it comes to…

16th Annual Webby Awards – The Winners

Dubbed as the Academy Awards of the internet, the 16th annual Webby Awards were announced recently. The Webby Awards honor online performers in four different categories: Websites, interactive advertising, online film & video and mobile apps. Again, each category is split into two prizes – The Webby Awards themselves (judged by the International Academy of Arts and Sciences) and The…

Cloud Storage from Google – Google Drive

A few days ago, Google added another weapon to its arsenal – Google Drive. Simply put, Drive is Google’s version of cloud storage – say, Dropbox meets Google Docs. As with any other cloud storage service, Google Drive lets you store your data online, edit/modify it as per your needs and share it with others and/or collaborate while working. Drive…

CS6 and the new Creative Cloud

After making us go through a maze of previews and sneak peeks, Adobe has finally detailed its pricing plans regarding the Creative Suite 6. CS consists of multiple applications, including the likes of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and several others. The CS6 Standard package will cost $1299 whereas the Master Collection comes in at a monumental $2599. You can, as per…

10 CMSes for Easier Image Management

While WordPress (using the numerous portfolio themes and plugins) has become a very popular choice for creating photo blogs or online portfolios, sometimes you may just need a dedicated CMS in order to create a web gallery. In this article, we shall take a look at some photo gallery CMSes. While this list clearly is not exhaustive, and there are…

20 Forum Addons, Extensions and Appplications

Discussion Forums are a great way of ensuring active participation from your website’s visitors. Of late, many established blogs and websites have been running forums wherein their users can interact and discuss matters of relevance (and irrelevance, depends on the mood). When it comes to running a forum, the options are plenty – both free, and commercial. For WordPress users,…

Ten Alternative CMS Options to WordPress

Let’s face it, WordPress is the demi-god of blogging and (arguably) Content Management. From Syria to Korea, WordPress powers them all. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other fish in the sea. Even if you are in love with WordPress (just as we are), trying out a taste of variety won’t harm you a bit. So lets check out some…