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Banks now have their own version of Venmo that will send money instantly

Just as Apple launched its own attack on Venmo with iMessage payments, so did the banks.<p>The bank-approved peer-to-peer payment tool Zelle went live …

15 Online Design Tools To Help You Create Stunning Visual Content

Beautiful design and great visual content play a great part in today’s economy. It doesn’t matter in what field you specify – you might be a writer or entrepreneur wanting to sell your services or products.<p>The main difficulty is that hiring a competent designer might be expensive and if you run a …

Infographics

Animista

Here's everything the Amazon Echo can do

The Beauty Of Imperfection In Interface Design

Sometimes we tend to think of our designs as if they are pieces of art. But if we think of them this way, it means they won’t be ready to face the …

Excercise Caution When Using These Web Design Trends

Like most cultural products, web design has its own zeitgeist. Every year sees a new crop of popular design components, features, and trends. …

Why Digitization is the Future of Consumer Financial Services

Ubiquitous mobile devices and insatiable consumer insistence on convenience position mobile banking platforms for endless growth.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Federal Reserve recently studied 50,000 US residents and their Consumer and Mobile Financial …

Banking

Innovate or die: Top tech trends in banking

Whether it’s social unrest or an economic downturn, it’s easy to blame banks when things go wrong. But banks have developed and survived over the course of thousands of years – the earliest bank prototypes were in Assyria around 2000 BC – because we need them for both our commercial and individual …

How to Remove a Shadow Using Luminosity Masks

When we think about removing something in post-production, more often than not the clone stamp tool and the healing brush come to mind. We have been …

This 2-Minute Photoshop Tutorial Shows You How to Easily Remove Chromatic Aberration (VIDEO)

We often turn to Photoshop wizard Jimmy McIntyre for quick and easy tutorials that teach you how to improve your images. In the two-minute video …

Research: The Best Strategy for Paying Off Credit Card Debt

Many Americans struggle to pay down their credit card debts, a challenge exacerbated by the holidays when credit-card spending balloons. The Federal Reserve estimates that nearly half of U.S. households are unable to pay their credit card bills in full each month. These households owe more than …

Personal Finance

Alexa gains conversational skill with ‘The Grand Tour’ and you’re invited

There’s more going on behind the scenes than you might expect with Amazon Prime Video’s <i>The Grand Tour</i> series, and you can take part. You can activate …

The invisible credit card of the future

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1268000/1268112_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524670938_29efa43fb75d7f4a14147fb702f0f9ef<p><b>Imagine strolling into your local supermarket, popping your essentials into a basket, heading to the bagging area - where no items are unexpected -</b> …

These Design Inspirations Can Change How We Read The News

by Kent Mundle<p>The news industry has experienced tremendous turmoil in the past few years, and with tremendous turmoil comes new strategies, which put …

Fully Functional 'Apple Mirror' Augments Your Reflection With iOS Apps

A web developer and graphic designer has created a fully functioning touchscreen "Apple Mirror", offering a reflective look into an imagined future where Cupertino builds smart screens for the home.<p>New York-based Rafael Dymek created the mirror as a personal project, aping elements of iOS 10 to …

Control Your Credit Card Spending With a Service That Pays Your Bill as You Buy

Rule No.1 of owning a credit card: Pay off your full balance every month. But that can be easier said than done. Some people stick to debit cards, …

Personal Finance

Why a debit card may not be the smartest choice for online shopping

When cybersecurity expert Jennifer Fiddian-Green pays with plastic, it’s always a credit card and never a debit card.<p>Ms. Fiddian-Green is a forensic accountant at Grant Thornton LLP who investigates fraud. About 10 years ago, she was the victim of an identity theft that involved mortgage fraud. …

The Big Picture On Digital Receipts

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Mark Johnson is CEO of Receipt Reliance Pty Ltd, a company formed to promote the idea of digital receipt storage at your bank. Mark has 23 years experience working in the point of sale industry and is an avid financial technology follower.</i><p>What’s happening with digital receipts? The …

What’s Old is Blue Again: Introducing JetBlue’s 1960s-style retrojet

Some things never go out of style. For aviation buffs, this means the 1960s, the golden age of air travel. When flying was so mod, so nifty, so fab. …

The Latest Web Design Trends That Are Here To Stay

Web designs are becoming less subjective and more functional. Here are a few examples worth noticing.<p>Just like fashion, web design has fads that come and go and it can be difficult to spot which ones will stick past next quarter. Following the latest fad may be keep you on top for the moment, but …

UI Design

60 Designers Create Posters For Their Favorite National Parks

Massimo Vignelli would be proud.<p>In addition to protecting our nation’s most beautiful natural resources, the National Parks Service (NPS) has always positioned itself as a steward for great design. To celebrate the organization’s 100th birthday, though, it’s getting some outside help, with dozens …

National Parks

Internet is becoming unreadable because of a trend towards lighter, thinner fonts

The internet is becoming unreadable because of a trend towards lighter and thinner fonts, making it difficult for the elderly or visually-impaired to see words clearly, a web expert has found.<p>Where text used to be bold and dark, which contrasted well with predominantly white backgrounds, now many …

8 predictions for A.I. and bots in the next 24 months

In the last twelve months, we’ve witnessed a huge surge in the development and adoption of chatbots, artificial intelligence (A.I.), and machine learning. Many startups, including my own (ReplyYes), are utilizing A.I. and chatbots to help consumers engage with brands through their mobile devices in …

Icons vs Copy. Visual Perception in UI.

Our eyes are a powerful instrument of getting great deal of information in split seconds. What is more, we do not need to apply too much effort: most …

This wearable badge links to software that could blur your face in unwanted social media photos

But a new physical badge is designed to give people control over their own image by signalling to algorithms that the wearer does not wish to be photographed, so their face can be automatically blurred in photos.<p>Maintaining control of how photos of you are shared online<p>"The easiest example for us I …

Toronto startup edges closer to cashless future with its mobile wallet | The Star

Liberty Villagers have been leaving their wallets in their condos when they buy tools from the hardware store, stop in for sushi or purchase bouquets …

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Mesh antennas, portable AC, and more

<i>At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll</i> …

How Digital Investments Are Changing the Face of Banking

Investment in digital banking is driving increased customer acquisition, cross-selling and satisfaction while decreasing branch traffic and related …

Banking