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11 Presentation Lessons You Can Still Learn From Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is <i>still</i> the word’s greatest corporate storyteller. I’ve seen plenty of talented speakers in the past year and I’ve written about many of them in this column but I have yet to find someone as good as Steve Jobs. This is why I have spent so many years reviewing, analyzing and sharing Jobs’ …

Auto layout best practices for minimum pain

Auto layout is a great tool, it helps keep our sanity as developer, and it prevent us lazy people from using magic numbers when setting frames.<p>But no …

Auto Layout and Views that Wrap

Out of the box, wrapped text in a UILabel (or NSTextField on the Mac) will behave like this when its container is resized:<p>This article explains how …

Coming Soon: Autocomplete For Programmers

DARPA wants to find a way to avoid writing the same code over and over.<p>Technology often seems to anticipate our needs: your phone offers to complete your words before you've finished typing it, for example, or Google tries to figure out what you want to search for after just a word or two. It's …

Open Source Software

3 Ways Bigger iPhones Will Change App Design

User interface experts tell Co.Design how the bigger screens of the iPhone 6 line will impact app design across the industry.<p>For a long time, the smartphone industry was split. Apple’s iPhones had relatively small screens, while Google’s Android phone screens kept getting bigger and bigger. But …

Watch every iPhone ever race each other in a speed-test showdown

We just saw how incredibly far the iPhone’s display has come in seven short years. But if you think that’s impressive, check out how far the actual <i>speed</i> of the iPhone has come from the iPhone 2G to iPhone 6 Plus.<p>YouTube channel EverythingApplePro has posted a video showing a speed comparison of …

Mobile Technology

Regret updating to iOS 8? You can still downgrade

Do you hate iOS 8? Maybe you’re an iPhone 4s owner who made the mistake of believing Apple when they said that iOS 8 supported your device, or maybe you’re just a luddite who hates change!<p>Either way, you’re in luck: If you regret your upgrade, you’ve got a rare opportunity to turn the clock back. …

iOS

Dynamic programming

Not to be confused with dynamic programming language, dynamic algorithm, or dynamic problem.<p>In computer science, mathematics, management science, …

Marketing Tools for Any Self-Publishing Authors

Once you’ve got an intention, move onto your audience. Who are they? Why will they care? Where do they currently get their information from?<p>If you don’t know who your audience is, consider this:<p>Why did you write the book?<br>• What do you want people to get from it?<br>• Why would those people be motivated to …

Awesome Screenshot Captures Webpages As Screenshots with an iOS 8 Extension – MacStories

Available for free on the App Store, Awesome Screenshot lets you capture screenshots of webpages from Safari through an action extension. The idea is a great one – I've always looked for a more integrated way of capturing webpages directly in Safari for iOS – but the execution has a couple of flaws …

Apps

Architecting Android…The clean way?

Over the last months and after having friendly discussions at Tuenti with colleagues like @pedro_g_s and @flipper83 (by the way 2 badass of android …

Your Multi-App Strategy Should Start From Day One

<i>Sirgoo Lee is the Co-CEO of Kakao.</i><p>The “unbundling” of mobile applications is emerging as the trend du jour for large tech companies. Google, Facebook and Foursquare have all recently made headlines for dismantling some of their mobile software to create and launch multiple apps.<p>So what is driving …

What to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas, Not Enough Time

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>What do you do when you have too many ideas and not enough time? Or …

Is it Zen, or just the art of getting things done?

The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to reach …

Meditation

How to design for thumbs in the era of huge screens

After years of resistance, Apple’s iPhone 6 announcement last week officially signaled the dawn of the Era of Huge Screens.<p>And it’s going to crash into existence in a big way. Just this Monday, Apple announced that they’d sold over four million pre-orders for the phones the opening night of …

Mobile Technology

How to transfer all your data to your new iPhone 6 the right way

You can use iCloud or iTunes to transfer your entire mobile system from your old iPhone to your new one. It’s a clumsy, one-way process, though, and can be time consuming.<p>The folks over at DigiDNA iMazing (formerly DiskAid) have a secure solution that works a bit differently, giving you complete …

iPhone

Deep linking - a fundamental change in the mobile app ecosystem

Deep Links are the solution. As more and more of our time is spent on mobile devices AND more and more of that time is spent in apps, providing navigation between apps to different pages or app states becomes critical. Deep links are allowing us to add back in the simple link navigation of the web …

Apple Took A Page Out Of Android’s Playbook, And It’s Now Obvious Why

With iOS 8, developers are getting access to parts of the iPhone that were, at one point, sacred.<p>Apple released the newest version of its iPhone operating system, iOS 8, on Wednesday — and with it, opened up new parts of the iPhone for customization that were previously locked down by the …

Apps

Scott Hurff

How to design for thumbs in the Era of Huge Screens<p>4 years ago<p>After years of resistance, Apple’s iPhone 6 announcement last week officially signaled …

Looking at Accessibility in iOS 8 – MacStories

Soon after WWDC ended in June, I wrote a piece for <i>MacStories</i> in which I briefly summarized all the new features Apple added to Accessibility in iOS 8. Since then, I’ve spent a lot of time with the iOS 8 beta builds over the summer, and have found several features and little touches – even some …

Visual Design

The Top 5 iPhone 6 Accessories And Cases

The Apple iPhone 6 mania doesn’t end with the purchase of a costly handset, no, there’s a raft of new, and smart, accessories that are beginning to hit to market too. Smartphone accessories are beginning to enter the realms of genuinely useful add-on, rather than half-baked poorly-built Christmas …

8 Misses In iOS 8

In “A Guide To What’s Great In iOS 8” I tried to break down just <i>some</i> of the new power and flexibility that Apple has delivered to its mobile OS in 2014. There’s much to like and even some things to love. Unfortunately, with Apple’s great ambition to not only deliver a new mobile OS, but also roll …

How Apple Made Your iPhone 6 Much Less Likely To Be Stolen

To you, your new iPhone 6 looks like a gleaming sheet of technological magic — but to a thief, it looks like a shiny, worthless brick.<p>That’s because every iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus comes with Activation Lock — Apple's “kill switch” — on by default. Every phone, if stolen, can be wiped …

I don't need a bigger iPhone

On the eve of the iPhone 6 pre-orders, I set my alarm for 2:30AM, then went to sleep like a boy on Christmas Eve. Then I slept through the alarm. In retrospect, that was probably the best possible outcome.<p>Every other year, I struggle with buying a new iPhone at full price. Right now, I'm on the "S" …

iOS 8 gives the Photos app superpowers

Photos on iOS 8 are so good that you will be able to ditch a whole home-screen folder’s worth of editing and organizing apps. That’s not an exaggeration: Apple’s new mobile OS packs in so many great new features that – even without the extending abilities of iOS 8’s new plug-ins – you can do pretty …

Mobile Photography

7 keyboards for iOS 8 you can try right now

When it comes to typing on your smartphones and tablets, iOS users are about to see how the other half lives. With the launch of iOS 8 this morning, you can now install a third-party keyboard on your iPhone or iPad. The system keyboard still works just fine, and is getting a nice upgrade for iOS 8: …

The best apps for taking advantage of iOS 8

iOS 8 introduces a ton of new features and enhancements, including new ways for third-party developers to integrate their apps throughout the iOS experience. With a feature called Extensibility, apps can hook into other apps and areas like Notification Center to enhance their usability and …

Apps

18 hidden iOS 8 features you probably didn’t know about

iOS 8 is the biggest release from Apple ever, with hundreds of new APIs and features that will completely change the way you use your iPhone. Features like Handoff, Health and Messages will be huge draws for customers looking for something new from iOS, but Apple’s engineers have also crammed …

Apps