Ian Schneider

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Ex-Apple Designer Rethinks The Bible For A Mobile World

Kory Westerhold and his cofounder, Yahoo design director Aaron Martin, give Co.Design an exclusive look at their beautiful new Bible app.<p>Former Apple designer Kory Westerhold still remembers the messages that company executives preached from their Cupertino, California, pulpit—variations on “love …

Jony Ive

Lessons From Google’s First Rollout Of Google Fiber

In Kansas City startups are growing, cable companies are catching up, but the digital divide is as wide as ever.<p>Three summers ago, it was everywhere: An old-fashioned ice cream truck with peppy, electronic music blaring from its speakers. Covered with rainbow-hued rabbits, the truck wound through …

Telecoms

Articles about 6 creative home offices and workspaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Vancouver design studio created in collaboration with Battersby Howat Architects.<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>These days, sheds and backyard studios are no longer just places to store gardening tools or holiday decorations, but …

Getting Better at Photography

Not a lot, just a little bit.<p>Last week, my friend Paulo reached out about some tips on getting better at photography. He broke his issues down into …

How Your Favorite Apps Will Look On The Apple Watch

The digital agency Huge envisions how Uber, Instagram, Foursquare, and other major apps might work on the Apple Watch.<p>The hotly anticipated Apple Watch is expected to go on sale this year. Whether it successfully creates a mass market for wearable devices, as the iPhone did for smartphones, remains …

Apps

10 Tips for Working From Home | The Art of Manliness

The rise of the digital age has allowed more and more people to work remotely and to start businesses in the comfort of their own homes. Working out …

Productivity

This is how unbelievably gorgeous Google.com would look with a Material Design makeover

The look of Google’s new Material Design is regularly praised by users and tech bloggers alike. In fact, we can’t remember the last time a user …

7 Most Challenging Shooting Scenarios and How to Make the Best of Them

We photographers love a challenge. Whether it is contorting ourselves into strange positions to get a macro shot, or trying to soothe a screaming …

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Polarizing Filters

A short while ago, I addressed the ins and outs of selecting and using a neutral density filter; to follow up on the basic theme of cool things you …

Landscape Photography

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

7 Tips Your Camera Manual Never Told You About Portrait Photography

Many people will avoid picking up a camera because they think they don’t have an eye for photography. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t take …

10 Mobile Photography Tips to Better Mobile Photos

Tip 01<p>Look for Leading Lines<p>With Pei Ketron<p>Pei's Advice:<p>When composing, look for lines (literal or figurative) that will provide a sense of movement …

Why Your Wedding Photographer Won’t Give You a Disk of Unedited RAW Files

Oh dear. That was a bit awkward. Sitting on the floor at my nephew’s birthday party, trying to capture pass-the-parcel photos that weren’t anything …

Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups

Guest Writer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone who has started a business has his or her own rules and guidelines, so I thought I would add to the memo with my own. My "rules" below aren't just for those founding the companies, but for those who are considering …

Entrepreneurship

The Single Biggest Reason Most Entrepreneurs Fail

and 5 Things You Should Do to Overcome It<p>Exactly two years ago today, I woke up at 5 in the morning. Yes, I was suffering from our generation’s new …

The “Psychological” Speed of Mobile Interfaces

One of the most important considerations when building mobile experiences is the responsiveness of the interface. The mobile user has little patience …

How to Apply Lateral Thinking to Your Creative Work

Pretend that you’re trapped in a magical room with only two exits. Through the first exit is a room made from a giant magnifying glass, and the …

The Comparison Trap: How to Enjoy (and Not Envy) the Success of Others

First thing in the morning, I check Twitter, only to have it list off for me all the ways I’ve already fallen behind. A colleague has released a new …

Beer labels match brewed contents to Pantone color

Spanish creative agency Txaber created a series of beer packaging labels in which each brew type is presented with a corresponding Pantone color.<p>[via …

Schneider Kreuznach announced three new lenses for DSLR cameras

For Photokina Schneider Kreuznach announced three new lenses for DSLR cameras (available for Canon EOS and Nikon F mounts):<p>Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon …

The Analog System for the Digital Age

Bullet Journaling lives at the intersection between mindfulness and productivity. A system that adapts to your life every single day.

Top five home routers for Wi-Fi Calling

Since the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the first Apple phones that support both the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard and Wi-Fi Calling, the cell coverage for your smartphone has just jumped to a new level. So what is Wi-Fi Calling?<p>This is a technology that allows smartphones to deliver voice calls and text …

Wi-Fi

The Case For Letting Employees Choose Their Own Job Titles

The strategy did wonders at the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Can it work elsewhere?<p>It’s not unusual these days to see people with unusual job titles. There’s a Director of Chaos at Berkshire Hathaway and a Director of First Impressions at the reception desk of many companies. Google has a Captain of …

How to Take Better Pictures Through Windows

It’s often tempting–or unavoidable–to take photos through a window or glass door, but it’s not always easy to get great images shooting this way. …

10 Time-Saving Social Media Tools for a Productive Summer

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Imagine you’ve got a week’s vacation planned this summer (lucky you!), and you’d love nothing more than for your social media efforts to keep humming right along while you’re gone.<p>No problem. There are a handful of social media tools that can assist …

The Secrets to Getting Started With Flashguns

When we first get into photography, be it with a compact camera or a DSLR, we tend to use the camera’s built in flash when we need it. Now whilst …

Inside Google’s Big Plan to Race Amazon to Your Door

An attempt to steal back product searches from the country's largest online retailer.<p>Google is the undisputed king of search in all but one lucrative and vital category: Product searches.<p>Over the past decade, Amazon has transformed itself from a seller of books online to the place Americans turn to …

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …