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Consumers Still Buying Tons of Older iPhones

Apple’s iPhone sales for the second calendar quarter of 2013 were pretty much evenly split between the iPhone 5 and its two precursors — the iPhone 4 …

Why the iPhone 6 is likely to come in three flavors instead of one

Rumors that Apple is looking to produce a larger smartphone gained more credence with a new report by the Wall Street Journal. It’s about time, since the iPhone’s four-inch screen is now dwarfed by other, popular options on the market.<p>But if Apple gives in to pressure to showcase a larger display, …

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Meet the designer behind some of the web’s newest killer fonts

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>The font world is being revolutionized. Thanks to newer browsers and greater bandwidth, there’s been an explosion of new web …

Apple Ramping Up For Stylish iWatch, Curved Casing Could Be Liquidmetal

Reports this week indicate that Apple is building a substantial team of veterans from multiple industries to build a stylish, multi-functional iWatch. The timing of the hires points to a late 2014 release, according to an analyst report and a story in the <i>Financial Times</i>. Far from being a bad sign …

Cradle-to-grave sustainability is at the core of BMW's new i3

To quickly recap, the i3 is designed as a fully electric inner city four seater. Using BMW’s eDrive technology, the i3 will have a range of around …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

“I try to make poetry. Not minimalism. Not purism. Just poetry.”<p>NeoCon 2018 showcased some of the boldest brands in commercial design.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Discover the iconic new addition to New York's skyline.<p>These spaces are designed to heighten your …

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Audio pioneer Amar G. Bose, creator of Bose speakers, dies

Audio tech pioneer Amar G. Bose, founder of the high-end audio equipment company that bears his name, died today at age 83, according to statements from the Bose Corporation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. No cause of death was immediately given. Dr. Bose founded the Bose Corporation …

2013: The year of the personalized, colorful, mid-tier smartphone

Choosing a phone is pretty simple if you’re the kind of person who wants the latest & greatest handset and has the budget to pay for it. Even if you’re not sure what platform you want, you’re essentially choosing between a handful of flagship products and are currently likely to walk away with an …

In Five Short Years, Apple's App Store Changed Everything

It was five years ago today that the way software was made, distributed and paid for fundamentally changed.<p>Not very long ago, buying software for your computer was a much different experience than it is today. You’d have to go to a store—yes, a real brick-and-mortar type of deal—find the box of …

Apple picks up Digital Dash touch screen dashboard patent that could improve iOS in the Car

A new Apple patent published today by the United States Patent and Trademark office (via <i>AppleInsider</i>) could show some of Apple’s future plans for bringing iOS to the car through its partnership with various car manufacturers. Earlier this year at WWDC, Apple showed off its new iOS in the Car …

iOS 7: Designed for Apple's next billion customers

There are a lot of things that you can say about the reaction to Apple’s next version of iOS, its software for iPhones and iPads. It’s new, it’s very, very different and it’s a dramatic departure from the way Apple has approached the design of iOS over the last five years.<p>Over and above any …

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Articles about 8 pendants and how hang em on Dwell.com - Dwell

Take a look into the unique process.<p>A cartoon created by the Dublin City Council aims to get kids to question and shape their environment.<p>A year and a half ago, three Danish powerhouse designers—Lars Holme Larsen of Kilo Design, Bjarke Ingels of BIG, and Jens Martin...<p>Streamline your plumbing and …

Articles about 4 amazing spaces outdoor entertaining on Dwell.com - Dwell

Who doesn't love a good patio or back deck? We sure do. Take a peek at our favorite homes this week that will have you remodeling...<p>This time of year, we're all gearing up for spring and are eager to freshen up our outdoor spaces.<p>Nothing beats a good old backyard cookout with family and friends in …

Simply The iPhone 5S

Back curve, totally flat, a slight curve…three different forms have been explored; so what can we expect from Jony Ive and his band of designers? …

The Fast, Fuel-Efficient Adastra: Officially the World's Most Bad-Ass Superyacht

If there's one thing we all hate, it's losing a yacht race. Owning a yacht and taking the time to think up a really clever name for it, only to …

WhatsApp is in the big leagues with 250M active users

WhatsApp's active user base could be a cause for worry among some tech companies and wireless carriers.<p>The messaging service announced Thursday that it has more than 250 million active users -- making it on par with Skype, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter, according to The Wall Street …

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HTC to get a lift from Iron Man star

The HTC One is made of aluminum, but HTC is set to recruit an iron man to advertise it -- yes, the folks at High Tech Computers are reported to have signed "Avengers" and "Sherlock Holmes" star Robert Downey Jr. as the face of their phones.<p>Fresh from the success of "Iron Man 3," 48-year-old Downey …

Iron Man

If Not Together, What's Ahead For Nokia And Microsoft?

Poor Nokia.<p>Once the darling of the mobile phone business with market share above 40%, it has become one of the red headed step children in the super competitive smartphone space. Mixing Nokia’s 1Q 2013 Lumia smartphones sales of 5.6 million units with IDC’s smartphone shipment figure of 216.2 …

Throwing shade: how Pixar changed the way light works for 'Monsters University'

Inside the studio's new Global Illumination system<p>Pixar has a long history of building new software between projects (most recently overhauling its rendering software for <i>Brave</i>), but in the run-up to <i>Monsters University</i>, the changes cut particularly deep. As planning kicked in, director of …

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WWDC wrapup: iOS 7, iTunes Radio's value, and a newly confident Apple

Apple's WWDC announcements – and particularly the unveiling of iOS 7 – have already reverberated around the tech industry. Here's your guide to what …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Google

Given the size and scope of such a company, the Quora community had no problem providing a number of little-known yet surprising tidbits.<p>With all its tech excellence (which runs from Google Glass to the self-driving car to the internet's most beloved search engine), here are 10 mind-blowing facts …

This Is A Gorgeous Redesign Concept For Apple's iPhone Software

This year's iOS is widely reported to be getting a the first major redesign in the history of the software. The new look is said to be lacking in the glitz and the gloss that's been prevalent throughout iOS's life.<p>Instead, we're supposed to get a cleaner, simpler design.<p>Simply Zesty decided to whip …

Bill Gates reflects: Steve Jobs, old rivalries, and Foundation future

Bill Gates has described his final meeting with Steve Jobs, in an emotional interview with 60 Minutes’ Charlie Rose in which he recalled his rival …