Grant Avery

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My Must-Have iOS Apps, 2015 Edition

Over the past year, I've gone all-in with iOS.<p>Following years of experiments, struggles to switch from a Mac-centric workflow, and encouraging signs of maturity from the platform, I chose to make the iPad my primary computer. I used the iPad Air 2 more than any other iOS device before, and the iPad …

Apps

Will Flat Design Ever Die?

And what can you do to help?<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook Web Design Trends 2015 & 2016 by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba, and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>Flat design rose in popularity pretty quickly back in 2013. But is its success thanks to its genuine usefulness and practicality, …

UI Design

Download Videos from YouTube, Save Photos from Instagram, and More with Workflow on iOS

Workflow is one of those amazing apps that really shouldn’t exist on iOS. With it, you can do all sorts of automation things. Over on One Tap Less, …

5 Ways You're Sabotaging Productivity

Tech enthusiasts commonly make some big mistakes that hurt their ability to get things done. Are you caught in your own trap?<p>PCMag reviews products …

The Best Google Font Combinations That Look Good Together

Whether you are creating a website, writing your resume or designing a presentation, the fonts or typeface you choose can make a notable difference. …

47 Hacks People With ADD/ADHD Use To Stay On Track

Everything from color-coding to bouncing on an exercise ball.<p><b>1.</b> "<b>Take a picture of your to-do list</b> otherwise #1 on your to-do list will be find the to-do list!" <i>- Paris Swenson, Facebook</i><p><b>2.</b> "<b>Break long tasks into manageable segments</b>. For example, you don't have to 'Clean your room,' you have to: 1. …

4 Ways Photomath Will Ruin Math Class This Year

Brilliant or InsaneIf you are a math teacher, you’ve likely heard of Photomath. The smartphone app, which debuted in early 2015, allows a student to …

These 7 Free Tools Will Save Your Eyes If You Stare at Screens All Day

As much as we try to digitally detox, most of us are still slaves to the screen. We spend nearly seven hours staring at screens every day—a big chunk …

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

This year’s WWDC jackets contain a hidden Swift joke

Attendees of WWDC 2015 have started picking up the jackets and backpacks that Apple gives out to developers ahead of the event. This year’s black jackets look quite similar to ones distributed last year, except Apple made an interesting change to the font.<p>With San Francisco expected to replace …

Swapping smartphone modules with Google's latest Project Ara prototype

Google's modular phone concept is one step closer to reality. With today's announcement of the latest updates to Project Ara and an upcoming pilot program in Puerto Rico, Google has made serious strides in bringing the unique swappable-module phone idea to market. Today, we had a chance to take a …

Mobile Technology

Stories of the Past and Future

55 Hand-Picked Resources to Help You Learn Graphic Design Quickly

When I started out with learning design, I remember being absolutely overwhelmed by all the information that is out there. I was sure that knowing …

Graphic Design

5 iPhone Apps You Just Can't Miss This Week

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iPhone Apps

50 incredible freebies for web designers, February 2015

Amazing designers and developers release new projects every day, that make us excited, inspired, and often more than a little impressed.<p>Today we’re …

Web Design

33 Essential Free Fonts You Need To Download

You deserve more than the fonts your computer came with.

This infographic shows your life — in weeks

Tim Urban has created a wonderful series of infographics over at "Wait But Why."<p>The graphics illustrate "your life in weeks."<p>If you're an American male and you make it to the average life expectancy of just over 76 years, you'll live about 3,962 weeks.<p>If you're a American female, you'll probably …

Why Apple Selling Fewer iPads Is Actually A Huge Achievement

Why do we critique Apple for building a product with longevity?<p>iPad sales are down, technically. Apple still sold 20 million of them last quarter, but Wall Street says a company like Apple is never supposed to sell less of anything. And so when Apple sells 4% fewer iPads in 2014 (and 18% fewer in …

Selling

If Your iPhone Is Tight On Storage Space, Try The New iOS Update

Apple is throwing a bone to iPhone and iPad owners who complained that software updates took up too much storage space on their devices. A new update, iOS 8.1.3, released Tuesday night, brings the storage requirement down to a more manageable level.<p>Previously, iOS 8 required over 1 gigabyte to …

How to nuke pesky location data from your iPhone photos

These days, any photo you shoot with your iPhone or other smartphone will typically contain location data (unless you have that feature turned off) to allow apps like iPhoto to place your images on a map.<p>Even photo-sharing services use this data, with some — like Flickr — posting it prominently on …

How to delete mysterious ‘other’ data from your iPhone and iPad

There’s nothing more frustrating than a beautiful iPhone that has zero GB of storage left. Especially when you see that a lot of room is actually taken up by a mysterious “other” section that just seems to grow bigger over time.<p>In today’s handy video, I’m going to show you a few quick methods to …

Google wants to help you customize your Project Ara device with the Ara Configurator app

Earlier today, Google held their second developer conference for Project Ara. During the keynote, the company made available the Modular Developer’s Kit v.2 which includes update framework, software and firmware for the Spiral 2 prototype device. Over the past few months, we’ve heard that Ara will …

Google Translate Update Brings Automatic Translation

We recently heard that Google would be bringing real time translation to their Google Translate app, the company has now announced a new version of …

Watch Google’s Project Ara Developers Conference Live Right Here

Excited about modular smartphones? So is Google, which is hosting its second Project Ara Developer Conference today in California. The Ara project is designed to provide a consumer-ready platform for modular smartphone tech, letting users buy and swap out individual components like cameras, …

Here’s how Apple should reinvent the address book

The address book is outdated. On the iPhone, while most of my contacts reside in the Contacts app, I rarely go in there. Instead, I connect with people on Facebook, via SnapChat, WhatsApp and more.<p>Product designer Frank Costa feels the same way, but he went one step further than simply banishing …

The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year

A bit of planning can save you a ton of money when it comes to buying throughout the year. Here’s your comprehensive, always up-to-date guide on the …

Shopping

Are You Trapped in Debt? Here's How to Get Out

For many people, the worst part of the holiday season is the hangover -- the debt hangover, that is. Debt has become such a burden that according to …

iCloud Photos Web App Experiencing Technical Difficulties

As reported by <i>9to5Mac</i>, Apple's iCloud.com Photos app has been experiencing difficulties for the past few days, with many users reporting the icon missing from the web interface entirely and the direct link to the app also producing a "problem loading application" error. In our own testing today, …

Apple faces lawsuit over storage space on iPhones and iPads

Firm failed to tell consumers that iOS 8 software could take up as much as 23.1% of advertised storage capacity, claims lawyer<p>Following complaints about the large amount of storage that Apple’s latest software iOS 8 takes up on its iPhones and iPads, the US tech firm is being sued for the alleged …

iOS

13 Common Money Mistakes -- And Their Solutions

By Laura Shin<br>Sometimes it feels like being good with your money is hard. And being bad with your money? Well, you think, that’s <i>easy</i>. But actually, all that's required to be good with your money is a set of simple tasks. It’s just a matter of getting them done. Here, some financial planners weigh in …

Money