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Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online

Ev Williams has figured out the internet.<p>That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he …

The Ultimate iPhone App Marketing Strategy Guide | Apptamin

The Ultimate iPhone App Marketing Strategy Guide | Apptamin<p>Updated Jun 28, 2013<p>apptamin.com<p>Use Evernote to create, collect, and share everything that …

Marketing

Xcode Snippets

iOS development all but requires the use of Xcode. To its credit, Xcode has improved pretty consistently over the last couple of years. Sure, it …

Web Development

Design Patterns on iOS using Swift – Part 1/2

<i>Update note</i>: This tutorial was updated for iOS 11, Xcode 9 and Swift 4 by Lorenzo Boaro. Original post by Tutorial team member Eli Ganem.<p><i>iOS Design</i> …

UIKit Dynamics Tutorial

<i>Note from Ray</i>: This is an abbreviated version of a chapter from iOS 7 by Tutorials that we are releasing as part of the iOS 7 Feast. We hope you …

iOS Programming

Swiftype closes $7.5M in less time than it takes to break a habit

Usually startups take a little break between raising their seed rounds and their Series A, but not Swiftype.<p>This “search-as-a-service” company has closed $7.5 million, just six weeks after announcing a $1.7 million seed round.<p>Y Combinator-backed Swiftype provides solutions that help companies …

Photoshop CC update brings open source ‘Adobe Generator’ tool for real-time image asset generation

Updates out today for Photoshop CC (version 14.1) bring new features for Creative Cloud members including a brand new open source technology that Adobe is calling “Adobe Generator”. The new feature will allow users to automatically create image assets in real-time without the need “of copying, …

Elon Musk's New Project: Iron Man's Gesture-Based Interface

Tuck away inside the SpaceX labs, Elon Musk has been building his version of Tony Stark's design tech.<p>Elon Musk is just toying with us now. The geek superstar already has his hands and calendar full running a private space company that's traveling to the International Space Station and a car …

Tesla

Monitor Lets You Track Any Url and Sends You an SMS If It Goes Offline

If you’re in charge of a website, or a whole lot of websites, or perhaps your job requires you to keep tabs of downtime across certain sites, then Monitor is well worth a look.<p>Quite simply, Monitor will tell you by email or SMS when any of the websites that you are monitoring have gone offline, and …

Steroids.js Bridges The Performance Gap Between PhoneGap And Native Apps By Using Native UI Components And Animations

Adobe’s PhoneGap mobile app development framework for bringing HTML5 hybrid apps to mobile devices is incredibly popular, but even though developers love the fact that they can write cross-platform re-usable code with it, it’s not exactly known for being very fast. Steroids.js, a new project from …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

Can an audiophile find joy in a full-size $40 headphone?

I'm always on the lookout for great sounding products in all price ranges, so when an Audiophiliac reader suggested the almost too good to be true JVC HA-RX700 full-size headphones, I pulled the trigger. I'm glad I did, first the HA-RX700 doesn't look or feel like a cheap headphone. Better yet, it …

Introduction To Photoshop Scripts

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How To Teach Web Design To New Students In Higher Education

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Adobe's Brings New Features to Edge Reflow & Edge Code

Adobe has just announced the first noteworthy update to its Creative Cloud offering since its debut of the CC series. Headlining this release is Edge Reflow, which now lets users create entire sites — instead of just single page responsive designs.<p>In addition, Edge Code, Adobe’s early-beta text …

Data Visualization Consulting and Design

The story of this project begins with coffee.<p>Curious to learn more about the subject of our addiction, we explored worldwide coffee production data, …

iblazr Is a Synchronized Portable Flash For iOS and Android Devices

Low-light photography is a tricky business with smartphones, in part due to the smaller sensors packed inside their beautifully thin hardware. Whether it’s in the local bar, a music concert or moonlit walk, users are sometimes forced to use the built-in flash that can often ‘white out’ large parts …

75 Instructive Design Case Studies

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Tracing the rise of 'authentic' digital design

Apple's unveiling of a radically redesigned iOS last month at WWDC reignited a discussion about the merits of the more simplified, "authentic" design style that we've already seen Microsoft and Google push across the majority of their products. For those who want to go deeper into how Apple got to …

Lost-and-Found Bluetooth Accessory 'Tile' Passes $1 Million in Pre-Orders

Tile is a Bluetooth Low Energy device that connects to the iPhone to assist users in finding lost items like keys, wallets, computers and more. The company is offering Tiles for $19 each via a Kickstarter-like preordering process.<p>The company has more than 18,500 backers and just passed $1 million …

Tale Of A Top-10 App, Part 1: Idea And Design

17 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Choosing A Responsive Image Solution

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Retinize It: Free Photoshop Action For Slicing Graphics For HD Screens

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Valve debuts Pipeline, a portal for teens seeking the greatest internship ever

Valve is proving its unicorn status amongst game developers once again. This time, by hiring a group of handsome teenagers to work within its secretive walls. Pipeline is the latest experiment from the company famous for resonance cascades, and its focus is prepping high schoolers for a career in …

9 Pieces of Data E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Should Collect

There’s no question that the future of e-commerce is in personalization. But you can’t improve your customers’ online shopping experience (or retain existing customers) without understanding what it is they want in the first place — which means you need to be understanding, and then acting, on …

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as 360TB per disc data capacity and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures up to 1,832 Fahrenheit.<p>By …

The Facebook Advertising Ecosystem Explained

Facebook is a daily destinations for millions and millions of consumers. Increasingly, their ad products offer targeting according to specific demographics, social connections, interests, and habits.<p>Advertising on Facebook has become more sophisticated, varied, and data-intensive. Facebook has …

Social Media

A Digital Life: How my hard drive became the new shoebox for my photos

When my husband and I were looking for a wedding photographer, one of our main priorities was finding somebody who would turn over all the digital …