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Instagram’s Latest App Makes Photo Collage Beautiful

But why is it a separate app at all?<p>Instagram has just released Layout, a new single-serving app, à la Hyperlapse, that satisfies itself with doing just one thing well: mashing up as many as nine photographs into a single Instagram or Facebook image. It’s now available for iPhone, and is easy to …

Apps

Google Hires Fashion Expert Ivy Ross To Head Glass

Ivy Ross is being tasked with making the wearable technology attractive to the style-conscious masses.<p>Google Glass can do everything from snap photos to aid navigation. But one thing it can’t do–so far, at least–is make you look cool. Outside nerdy tech niches, most are reluctant to embrace the …

Wearable Tech

4 Reasons You Need to Use Native Advertising | Inc.com

A little over a week ago, I penned an <i>Inc.</i> column in which three experts explained what native advertising means and why it's relevant to <i>Inc.</i> readers.<p>Based upon the response, I did a decent job at the former and failed miserably at the latter. Dry cleaning magnates, pizza chain owners and a host of …

Native Advertising
Startups

5 Things Every Beginning Android App Developer Should Know

<i>Gil Dudkiewicz is the CEO of StartApp, a mobile advertising platform.</i><p>The world has entered a mobile age, and the app industry is booming as a result. Worth $53 billion in 2012, the global app economy is expected to grow to $143 billion by 2016. Everyone wants a piece of the digital pie, but few …

Square Market Now Accepts Bitcoin

Square today announced it has added support for paying with Bitcoin. As a result, buyers can now use the digital currency to purchase goods and services on Square Market, which allows sellers to create an online storefront with online payment processing.<p>The mobile payment company promises the …

WhatsApp is Now a Storytelling Medium

Here’s an interesting sign of the prevalence of messaging apps — and WhatsApp, in particular — in modern life. The soon-to-be-Facebook-owned app is being used as a medium for online storytelling. And a pretty compelling one at that too.<p>While I must confess that this story isn’t my cup of tea, I’ve …

Dropbox Acquires Reading Platform Readmill

Readmill has been acquired by Dropbox and is now in the process of closing its reading platform. In a blog post, the Berlin-based startup said it was joining Dropbox to work on “new ways to read together”, suggesting that its original vision would still be the focus of its work.<p>Readmill as we know …

The Art Of Whining: Top Designers Visualize Their Biggest Complaints

In a new poster exhibition curated by Steven Heller, top artists and designers from Milton Glaser to Lawrence Weiner unleash their inner haters, celebrating how complaining leads to innovation.<p>Next time someone tells you to “quit your whining,” point them to the Wolfsonian Museum’s upcoming …

Posters

Amazing Kinetic Doors Unfold Like Origami

You’re about to realize just how boring every door you’ve ever seen really is.<p>Vienna-based artist Klemens Torggler designs doors, except they don’t feel like doors. They don’t swing open or shut. Instead, you tickle them and they unfold. Part sculpture, part origami, Torggler’s doors seem less like …

Origami

A Gold-Worthy Rebranding Of The Olympic Museum

After closing for renovations in 2007, Switzerland’s Olympic Museum is open again. Here’s how Base Design created its new graphic identity.<p>Between the lazy use of Microsoft Word fonts, the botched numbers, and the “is it or isn’t it Lisa Simpson?” debate, the Olympics have been caught up in some …

Graphic Design

Why Conflict Makes For Better Design

“Conflict and Design,” the Seventh Design Triennial in Flanders, highlights 60 socially responsible designs and shows that conflict may actually be a driving force for innovation.<p>“The most important ability that a designer can bring to his work,” Victor Papanek wrote in his seminal book, <i>Design for</i> …

Fish

The Smart Logic Of Chat’s Annoying Typing Indicator

One of the typing indicator’s original designers defends his invention (and he’s pretty convincing).<p>Among the more awkward features of online chatting is the little bubble that tells you when someone is typing. It can make typers feel weirdly exposed and rushed, like someone’s waiting for you to …

Typing