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The Clever UX Behind Hopscotch’s Programming iPhone App For Kids

The company is continuing its mission of making code accessible with the first programming language designed specifically for the phone.<p>In 2011, Jocelyn Leavitt, a former teacher, paired up with software engineer Samantha John to launch Hopscotch, a build-your-own-games iPad app that teaches kids …

Wake Wants You To Share Designs As They Happen

After weeks of hiding in plain site, Wake.io launches today as a timeline and sharing tool aimed at designers. Think Pinterest for designers, but private and secure.<p>“Designers just typically have very unique needs,” says Chris Kalani, Wake’s CEO. “Nothing has really fulfilled the need for visual …

‘Third-generation’ Flipboard iOS app gets redesign, 30,000 topics and officially curated content

The popular Flipboard app has received a significant upgrade in version 3.0, in what the company is describing as “the most personal and most magazine-like experience we’ve ever built.”<p>In addition to a slicker interface, users are now presented with top-level topics that drill down into …

How To Build A World-Class Design Portfolio

Six tips for building a portfolio that lands the job. Plus, peek inside the portfolios of designers at Facebook, Dropbox, and more.<p>I’ve reviewed thousands of designer portfolios over the past 10 years as a former design lead at Facebook and now as the cofounder of the investing and mentoring …

Watch 14 iPhones and iPads do elaborate dance in this clever music video

The Ukrainie-based indie band Brunettes Shoot Blondes have created a clever music video that uses iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and even an iPod nano to tell a fascinating animated love story.<p>The video for the band’s single, ‘Knock Knock’, uses 14 different Apple screens in the delightfully elaborate …

Music Videos

Hallelujah, there’s a $30 bluetooth module for wearables on Kickstarter

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: MetaWear<p>Do you own a smart watch yet? What about some smart jewelry? LED-embedded clothing that communicates with your …

10 Questions to Ask When Optimizing Your Website for Mobile Users

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Americans can’t get enough of their smartphones. Most of us compulsively check them countless times a day, then stash them by our bedsides at night, according to the Pew Research Center. We’re hooked on them because they make our lives …

The 40 best Photoshop plugins

Despite the ever-growing competition, Adobe’s seminal image-editing tool continues to rule the roost as the best-in-class, go-to image manipulation …

Tutorials

Editorial Grid

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Type Connection Helps You Find Matching Typefaces

Deciding upon a single typeface to get your point across is easy, but figuring out which typefaces match is something even design experts often get wrong. How do you find the chocolate to Perpetua’s peanut butter then, or the goose to Garamond’s gander? You put them through the paces of the Type …

UENO. Sneak peek

Late last year we started an agency called UENO. See our brand new teaser site live here: www.ueno.co We haven't had time to put together a proper …

GitHub For Beginners: Don't Get Scared, Get Started

It’s 2013, and there’s no way around it: you need to learn how to use GitHub.<p>Why? Because it’s a social network that has completely changed the way we work. Having started as a developer’s collaborative platform, GitHub is now the largest online storage space of collaborative works that exists in …

With 5M Users Already On Board, Tynker Goes Mobile To Help Kids Learn To Code On The iPad

Historically, the U.S. educational system has struggled to get young people excited by and involved with STEM-related fields, especially computer science, which has actually seen a steady decline in participation over the last two decades, according to Time Magazine. Luckily, the winds of reform …

Review: Font Studio provides affordable custom fonts for all of your creative needs

Font Studio from Paolo Quadrani is a Mac app that allows you to modify and customize fonts. It provides you with the ability to create a range of font styles. It also includes in impressive collection of fonts that can be customized, saved and organized. In this article we will discuss scenarios in …

A Look At Lumus, The Amazing Lens Technology That Is Going To Change Wearables

You may not know the name Lumus now, but expect to be hearing a lot from them in the future. When we first met the Lumus rep Ari Grobman two years ago he showed us some amazing technology. It was basically an augmented reality display embedded into a standard lens that could fit into a standard …

Create a bestselling app in three hours for less than £100

You don't need to be a programmer to break into the App Store's top charts. All you need is 100 bucks and a free afternoon.<p>You'll need a halfway …

Why WhatsApp’s founders still carry old Nokia phones

Brian Acton, one of the two founders of WhatsApp, the messaging service that Facebook recently bought for $19 billion, carries this phone:<p>His partner, Jan Koum, totes this old thing:<p>WhatsApp’s founders aren’t Luddites. They also carry other, more modern phones. But the pair—spotted carrying these …

Mobile

Creator of iChat returns to his roots with Banter, an anonymous chat app

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Banter<p>As the web gets more commercial, more companies want to track and know the real you. The backlash against this — …

Addicted To Caffeine? Jawbone’s Latest App Can Help

Caffeine is a horrible, terrible, gosh-darn-awful part of my daily life. Two cups in the morning. I’m addicted. So are many of you. We need caffeine in our blood to function. Or at least we think we do and Jawbone’s latest smartphone app will help monitor and better understand a person’s caffeine …

Batman keeping his shape

Available on iOS & Android only.<p>Tag<p>This is sensitive<p>Attribute original poster<p>We remove posts that include copyright or trademark infringement. If …

No surprise here. Telcos hoping for big bucks from connected cars

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Life360<p>The mobile industry is counting on connected cars, apparently to the tune of €39 billion in 2018 ($51.91 …

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