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10 Laws Of UX, Illustrated

A handy guide for remembering Fitts’s Law, Jakob’s Law, and more.<p>Good design tends to follow general principles that give designers overarching guidelines to work within. But for user experience and interface designers, there are also laws that govern the nitty-gritty. For instance, it’s helpful to …

UX Design

Apple retail in 2017: A look at every store opened, closed, and remodeled

2017 was an incredibly active year for Apple retail, as the company’s refreshed store design continued its rollout across the world. As the calendar comes to a close, let’s take a look at every store location opened under the guidance of Apple’s retail chief Angela Ahrendts.<p>Apple stores in 2017 …

Fantastical 2 for iPhone/iPad/Mac now on sale for the holidays from $3

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>We are now seeing Fantastical 2 for iPhone, iPad and Mac on sale for the holidays. All three versions of the popular app are now …

China’s CCTV surveillance network took just 7 minutes to capture BBC reporter

It took Chinese authorities just seven minutes to locate and apprehend BBC reporter John Sudworth using its powerful network of CCTV camera and facial recognition technology.<p>This wasn’t a case of a member of the media being forcibly removed from the country. The chase was a stunt set up to …

Surveillance

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

This tiny design innovation has changed flying in economy class forever

As much as airlines want to wow us with their shiny new luxury suite or walk up bar, the reality is that most of the flying public will never get a chance to fly at the front of the plane.<p>While it is rather difficult to really screw up a premium cabin, a poorly executed economy class seat can …

Qantas

A Great Animated Visualization of the Honda Civic's Design Evolution

It was fascinating to see the styling similarities between the original Honda Civic and the company's newly-unveiled Urban EV concept car. Now the …

Jeff Bezos says the technique he uses to keep from wasting time at meetings can seem 'strange' to new employees

There are lots of reasons this happens, but many times it comes down to a lack of preparation. Think about it: You can send an agenda in advance, you can provide all the resources your team needs for a productive meeting, but this won't do any good unless people take time to review and think things …

Productivity

10 Questions For Getting To Know Your New Direct Reports Faster

Just get promoted into a managerial role, or take a job where you’re inheriting someone’s team? This can help.<p>When you hire a new team or inherit someone else’s, your first instinct as a manager might be to assess the situation for the best way to move forward–and fast. But if you aren’t careful, …

Leadership

24 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Japan

Simply put, Japan is a fascinating destination. Here, you'll find a seamless blend of old traditions and new technology. You'll also discover …

7 Airports That Offer Free City Tours During Your Layover

Long layovers tend to involve over-priced, over-processed airport restaurants and poor decisions made in terminal gift shops. But not all cities are …

EduTech: How to get the most out of your .edu email address with discounted software + hardware, more

<i>EduTech is a new 9to5Mac weekly series that will focus on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know.</i><p>In the first installment of …

How to List All of the Available Mac Terminal Commands

In addition to a great graphical user interface, macOS offers a very capable command line environment via the Terminal program. However, there are …

ROGUE ONE’s 8-Bit Version Has A Much Happier Ending

If you were being honest with yourself, you always knew that <i>Rogue One</i> was going to end with a lot of death and sadness. It really was inevitable, …

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

This $15 Apple Watch stand is clearly the best you can buy, end of discussion

It's called the W3 Stand from mobile accessories company, Elago.<p>Even if you don't own an Apple Watch, this would be a great gift for someone you know who has one. Hell, I'm getting one for my mother right now.<p>Check it out:

Smartwatches

The 15 airports that all pilots love flying to

What makes the perfect landing? Beautiful scenery, jovial ground crew, and white-knuckle crosswinds that mean the autopilot stays off; according to the pilots we questioned, that's the secret of job satisfaction.<p>1. Naples, Italy<p>“The views during descent and approach are breath-taking! I enjoy the …

Movie-Authentic Star Wars Helmets Were Used to Make These Stormtrooper Shot Glasses

You know you’re a dedicated <i>Star Wars</i> collector when you demand extreme accuracy even when it comes to a novelty shot glass. These inside-out …

Helmets
Airports

Cockpit expertise can help you 'live like a king' - Business

<b>Chinese airlines' demand for captains is mind-boggling: 100 pilots a week for the next 20 years</b><p>Chinese airlines need to hire almost 100 pilots a week …

Aviation

Report: New MacBook Air, iMac & 5K display coming in October, new iPad Pro features in 2017

We already know a lot about Apple’s upcoming iPhone and MacBook Pro refreshes, but a new report today from Bloomberg details a bit more about what the company has up its sleeve for the rest of the year. The report claims that in addition to the new iPhone and MacBook Pro lineups, Apple is planning …

Japan may exempt foreign tourists from liquor tax

As part of the effort to boost regional economies, the Japan Tourism Agency plans to seek an exemption for domestically produced alcoholic drinks …

Japan

Contemporary or Modern? The Beginner’s Guide to Interior Design Styles

Interior design is a form of art. Creating a space that perfectly reflects our personality, inspirations, and ambitions is not an easy task. …

Interior Design

Shrinking Pool of Future Pilots Keeps Major Airlines on Edge

After coping with terrorism, bankruptcies and consolidation, the largest U.S. airlines are facing a new problem: They may start running out of pilots …

Aviation

Air travellers riot as pilot takes off without them after two hour delay because he was worried about being late

Police had to be called to Düsseldorf airport when around 70 passengers rioted after the pilot of their delayed flight took off without them, leaving them stranded on the tarmac, it has emerged.<p>The passengers had already been waiting two hours for their delayed flight to Dresden with Eurowings, a …

No Internet, TV, junk food or alcohol allowed at Aja, a new luxury retreat in Malibu

A sign at the entrance to Aja Malibu asks visitors to drop their cellphones in a basket. They are <i>verboten</i> during a stay at the new deluxe retreat, along with laptops and tablets. And don't even think about smuggling in those Doritos or the rest of that takeout macchiato.<p>"We're not going to deprive …

The U.S. Pilot Shortage Continues to Rear Its Ugly Head

Today, it is more expensive than ever to train for a career as an airline pilot. At the same time, major airlines are about to be hit with a flood of pilot retirements as pilots reach the federally mandated retirement age of 65. To make matters worse, starting pay at regional airlines -- where most …

This Brewery Doesn’t Need Trucks Because It Sends Its Beer Through A Beer Pipeline

Because we can’t have beer deliveries stuck in traffic, when a Belgian city’s traffic problem got too bad, a beer transport innovation was required.<p>In a few weeks, a centuries-old brewery in Belgium will start pouring its beer underground. It’s the company’s solution to a modern problem: Traffic in …

Beer