About – Relay FM

Relay FM is an independent podcast network for people who are creative, curious and maybe even a little obsessive — just like its hosts.

With topics ranging from Apple to pens and paper, Relay FM brings together some of the most influential — and unique — voices on the Internet to create powerful content, each and every week. ~ About – Relay FM.

Adobe’s iPhone and iPad App Lineup | Pocket-lint

I’m becoming more and more a fan of Adobe’s iOS apps. In particular, I enjoy sketching in Adobe Illustrator Line. Pocket-lint.com provides a full accounting of Adobe’s full suite of apps for iPhone and iPad:

As part of its opening keynote for its developer and creative conference, Adobe will be announcing a more integrated desktop and mobile strategy, which centres around several new iPhone and iPad applications and some rebranded old favourites. ~ Pocket-lint.com

Miito | Reimagine the electric kettle

Miito is an innovative product that heats liquids directly in the vessel to be used, hence eliminating the heating of excess water. Simply fill your cup with water, place it onto the induction base and immerse the rod in the liquid. The induction base heats the rod, which then heats the liquid surrounding it. Miito works with non-ferrous vessels of any size, for example a pot of tea when inviting guests.

via Miito | Reimagine the electric kettle.

AIGA | The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway

There is a commonly held belief that Helvetica is the signage typeface of the New York City subway system, a belief reinforced by Helvetica, Gary Hustwit’s popular 2007 documentary about the typeface. But it is not true—or rather, it is only somewhat true. Helvetica is the official typeface of the MTA today, but it was not the typeface specified by Unimark International when it created a new signage system at the end of the 1960s.

via AIGA | The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway.

Website wireframes: Mockingbird

Mockingbird is an online tool that makes it easy for you to create, link together, preview, and share mockups of your website or application. ~ Mockingbird.

I’ve used Mockingbird, and I can recommend it. Their web app’s minimal approach to design lets you focus on functionality, layout, and user experience without having to nail down what everything is going to look like. This is a great approach to use with clients who have a hard time separating user experience versus design details.

Four-year-old comment security bug affects 86 percent of WordPress sites | Ars Technica

This article a great reminder as to why you should always keep your WordPress install updated with the latest version. If you’re running the latest version of WordPress (currently 4.0.1), the exploit discussed below does not apply to you:

A Finnish IT company has uncovered a bug in WordPress 3 sites that could be used to launch a wide variety of malicious script-based attacks on site visitors’ browsers. Based on current WordPress usage statistics, the vulnerability could affect up to 86 percent of existing WordPress-powered sites. The vulnerability, discovered by Jouko Pynnonen of Klikki Oy, allows an attacker to craft a comment on a blog post that includes malicious JavaScript code. On sites that allow comments without authentication—the default setting for WordPress—this could allow anyone to post malicious scripts within comments that could target site visitors or administrators. ~Ars Technica