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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Facebook for Silverlight Puts a Dark, Stylish Facebook on Your Desktop

Microsoft has finally released the fancy Facebook client for download, and it has almost everything you could want from Facebook.

Facebook Silverlight Beta

Above all, this app is beautiful.Not only does it have cool photo grids integrated into your news feed, but there are some really cool sweeping animations when viewing photos in an album. It even features a photo uploading tool to replace Facebook's mediocre uploader.Viewing photos is certainly where Silverlight's strengths come into play the most, but the app has pretty much every other part of Facebook integrated—you can view your news feed, friend list feeds, profiles, and even your inbox. You can view a list of upcoming events.


  • The app doesn't currently support chat.
  • The app has a few minor bugs, which is to be expected due to the fact that it's still a developer preview.
  • And sometimes new posts just don't load.
  • It seems you can't use your scroll wheel in the application—you actually have to click the arrows or the scroll bar to scroll up and down.


[The Microsoft Silverlight 4 Beta Client for Facebook is a free download, requires Windows or Mac OS X with Microsoft Silverlight to use. ]

Microsoft Silverlight 4 Beta Client for Facebook

Sunday, January 17, 2010

How to Deliver a Great Presentation Like Steve Jobs

A person can have greatest idea in the world. But that person can’t convince enough other people, it doesn’t matter.

Steve Jobs is probably one of the most polished presenters in the world. He doesn’t use any bullet points in his presentations, his keynote addresses are free of any jargon, there are very few words in the slides but they have photographs and headlines that are hard to forget.

If you like to learn some of the techniques and styles that make Steve Jobs such a great presenter, here’s one excellent book from Carmine Gallo.

 The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs.