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Top 5 Mobile Design Trends To Look Out For In 2016

Consumers are spending more time consuming media on their mobile devices. The CMO Council reports that mobile digital media time in the US is now significantly higher at 51% compared to desktop media time at 42%. User experience is the central focus of the most relevant design trends, and …

UI Design

Beyond the specs: The 7 best Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features

While over-the-top hardware is the norm for Samsung’s Note series, this year the company is taking a bit more of a laid back approach, focusing primarily on the design and software experience.<p>Since these aren’t all details you won’t get in a spec sheet – and if our extensive hands-on review was too …

Beautiful iOS Game Design: Isometry

I've never had the opportunity to work on a game design in my entire career and as I was recently browsing the work of some designers I now …

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note7 phone, touts iris-scanning technology

Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Note7 phone Tuesday, which offers iris-scanning technology to unlock the device.<p>“We’re introducing iris-scanning to protect your information,” said DJ Koh, president of Samsung Electronics’ Mobile Communications Business, during the launch event at Hammerstein Ballroom …

iOS 10 notifications look the same, but work a lot differently

At first glance, notifications on iOS 10 will look like they always have. But, as the saying goes, things aren't always as they appear. The ways you view, clear and interact with notifications work a lot differently in the new operating system.<p>Just how you interact with a notification depends on …

Wikipedia’s redesigned app recommends content to read on the go

So far, if you’ve mostly been using Wikipedia’s website to impress everyone around you with your “in-depth” knowledge about everything under the sun, the newly redesigned Wikipedia Android app can now help you show off even more.<p>After adding the new Explore feed to the Wikipedia app for iOS in …

Apps

Millennials prefer Microsoft Word for individual work, Google Docs for collaborative work

It was shocking to discover that millennials are emotionally invested in a word processor.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>The venture capitalist Marc Andreessen recently …

'Pokémon GO' And The Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Decision To Shut Down Third-Party Maps

For a little while, it appeared that <i>Pokémon GO</i> developer Niantic Labs had gotten lucky. The “nearby” tracking feature in the game broke just a few days after launch, leaving a pretty gaping hole in moment-to-moment gameplay and a major headache for the developer. Enter sites and apps like …