"Picto" refers to pictograms, which are visual symbols that represent things, such as "table," "chair," and "men's room." Pictograms convey meaning quickly and intuitively, and they're used in many areas, including design, transportation, and education. Picto Selector is a free tool that makes it easy to choose and create pictograms for any purpose. You can choose from thousands of free "pictos" and combine them by theme, style, or usage into picto sheets, or create new pictos from your own images and text. It offers print overlays for speech … Read more
If you're under 40, you might think TVs always had remotes. The early ones were called "clickers," "channel changers," or "selectors."
Sure, there were TV remotes as early as 1956, notably the Zenith Space Command, but remote-controlled TVs didn't really enter the mainstream until the 1970s.
It's true that there weren't many channels from which to choose at that time, but changing channels or volume without a remote was a matter of getting up from the sofa, walking over to the set, and turning big, clunky knobs on the TV.… Read more
Webware has been covering the Web authentication standard OpenID since September 2006. It's a powerful alternative to traditional name-and-password Web access control, but it's so completely different from the sign-on methods that people are accustomed to that it remains still unknown to the majority of Web users.
This is changing. Major companies such as AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google are on the OpenID standards committee. AOL and Yahoo, in fact, already act as OpenID "authentication providers;" if you have a login on either of these networks, you have an OpenID.
But the concepts of OpenID are … Read more