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3 of Apple's closest watchers say the company has a growing problem

Mossberg, writing for The Verge, said there had been a "gradual degradation in the quality and reliability of Apple's core apps." This has occurred over the past few years, he said.<p>"It's almost as if the tech giant has taken its eye off the ball when it comes to these core software products," …

Apple Music

Spring Denim Trends: Cropped Flares Are the Must-Have Jeans for 2016

If you add just one piece of denim to your wardrobe for spring, make it a pair of cropped flare jeans. Mark our words, the kicky Audrey Hepburn-meets-Jane Birkin style is going to be <i>everywhere</i> this season.<p>What to look for: straight-leg jeans in a medium or dark wash with a cropped hem that shows …

Clothing

12 Compact Essentials for Ladies on the Go

Most days, practically <i>living</i> out of our purses is a reality. From work and hitting up the gym to staying connected to family and friends, we’re always jetting off from one place to another. Keep feelin’ like a million bucks on your busiest days by keeping your essentials on hand. We’re sharing 12 …

Weather

Today's Wedding Style Secret

The it-girl did everything right on the red carpet–and she made us wish a bride would do the same for the aisle.<p>We're staying up to date on the best in wedding white gowns, super-chic cocktail looks and dreamy pastel confections. From the red carpet to the world's chicest parties, these innovative …

A$AP Rocky's Throwback Jam

Once upon a time, hip-hop’s love affair with the sportswear brand Guess was so torrid, it felt like life and death. “When I dress, it’s never nothing less than Guess,” Nas rapped on his 1994 album, <i>Illmatic.</i> The desperate resorted to bootlegs, as André 3000 pointed out in a 2000 interview: “Some …

Private Buyer Reportedly Acquires Furniture Startup Hem

Hem, the promising furniture brand spin-off of the e-commerce site Fab, has been acquired by a private buyer. Dezeen is reporting that designer and cofounder Petrus Palmér will replace CEO Jason Goldberg, who will leave the company. Hem’s headquarters will move from Berlin to Stockholm, where the …

Furniture

Apple Pay Is Now Accepted At Millions of Stores

Shoppers can use Apple’s mobile-payment service, Apple Pay, at more than 2 million retail stores, highlighting its growing acceptance by merchants as …

Apple Pay

CustomInk Acquires Represent, A Custom Merchandise Marketplace for Influencers

CustomInk, a leading player in the online custom apparel space, has announced it is acquiring Represent, a Los Angeles-based social commerce startup.<p>Sources close to the acquisition tell us the price tag was approaching $100 million, with it being a cash and stock deal.<p>Founded in 2014 by Bryan …

Startups

Jacquemus uses childhood picture of himself for SS16 ad

Simon Porte Jacquemus’ SS16 show opened not with a model, but with the young designer’s 10-year-old cousin pushing a large red ball of fabric across the show space. The designer himself subsequently emerged dressed all in white leading a similarly white horse by the reins – one the season’s most …

10 Ways to Master Model-Off-Duty Street Style

Though street style remains a cultural obsession, it’s often hard to put a finger on exactly <i>why</i> an outfit works. Models have the ability to make almost anything look good, but the girls celebrated for their style bring something extra to the table. That said, with millions of model-off-duty images …

Consumers aren't ready for an Internet of Things world

While estimates vary, nearly all agree that billions of IoT devices are expected to be integrated into our lives over the next five years, amounting to trillions of dollars being spent by both businesses and consumers. Everything from smart cars and cities to connected homes that adapt to our …

Internet of Things

Game Changers: How to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

The other day, one of the students I was mentoring asked me a really interesting question, “How do I take my photography to the next level?” The …

Mentoring

We’re hiring product designers

<i>Note: We originally published this post in February 2016; we’re hiring a few new folks in 2017 so we’re refreshing this article a bit — Chris</i><p>Nasdaq …

Here’s which smartphone apps have the most usage on iOS & Android

comScore today has shared its monthly report on both smartphone and app marketshare. The data released today reflects the three-month average ending in December of 2015. The report breaks down the top smartphone platforms, manufacturers, and perhaps most interestingly, the most popular apps…<p>As you …