Jo Stone

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My Must-Have iOS Apps, 2017 Edition

With the transition to iPad Pro as my primary computer fully achieved in 2016 and not surprising anymore, in 2017 I turned my attention to three other key areas of my life: working with the MacStories team, managing my time, and finding my favorite apps among many competing alternatives.<p>For the …

Cleansing Data with Power Query

Today I am combining a few techniques to show how to build a robust cleansing approach for your data using Power Query. This article will demonstrate …

2 Awesome Mac bundles: $20 each, 60 apps, choose wisely! (PDF Expert, RapidWeaver, Crossover, more)

There are still two weeks to go until Black Friday, but 9to5Toys Specials is already offering some amazing deals. Today, we’re highlighting the Black Friday Mac Bundle 2.0, featuring nine apps worth nearly $380 altogether. For a limited time pick up these nine utility Mac apps for just <b>$20</b>:<p><b>PDF</b> …

Innovation and Planning Iteration

Inertia is the residue of past innovation efforts. Left unmanaged, it consumes the resources required to fund next-generation innovation.<p>—Geoffrey …

9 Places to Learn How to Code in 15 Minutes or Less a Day

These coding games and apps will help you learn how to program in no time flat.<p>I read with great interest a recent TechCrunch article from a …

This app prints every photo you take on the iPhone

Using Fotr, smartphone photographers have to purchase 'rolls' of film — and every photo they snap is printed, blurry, underexposed, and all.<p>While digital photography is more convenient, when there is no cost to reshooting an image, photographers put less thought into the shot, says Fotr founder …

Create complex textures quickly with clever texture brushes

The Image Manipulation Sore just released a new set of texture brushes and I think that they have a potential to be a game changer in how compositors …

Now You Can Edit Your Flipboard Magazines on iOS

MagMaker tools are now available on iOS. Previously available only on Flipboard.com, you can now edit your Flipboard Magazines on the go.<p>In our latest iOS update, visit any of your magazines in-app. Tap on the gear icon to open your magazine settings.<p>From here, you can…<p><b>Effortlessly edit your title</b> …

Social Media

Ransomware is malicious tech, but it’s also a business model

<i>Ashley Dawson has a MA in political science from the University of British Columbia, where she wrote her thesis on cyberwarfare.</i><p>This week, the University of Calgary paid $20,000 to restore its e-mail services and other files after a ransomware attack. The ransom, paid to prevent the potential loss …

How to implement SVG icons

Things have come a long way from the days when we used plain vector art images as icons. Yet there are still a number of accessibility issues when it …

AKVIS SmartMask 8.0

AKVIS have announced the release of AKVIS SmartMask 8.0 for Windows and Mac. This edition adds support for Ultra HD 4K & 5K monitors. Thanks to new …

Software

Stop overthinking UX and try the coffee shop test

If you work in product development you hear a lot about user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). When people don’t really know what they are talking about, they use these terms interchangeably, along with buzz phrases like “human-centric design,” “process guided customer control groups,” and …

8 Super Common Mistakes That Beginner Designers Make

Advertise here with BSA<br>Beginner web designers and developers frequently look at their creations and say things like “this kind of stinks, but I don’t …

15 fun things you can do with your smartphone photos to preserve memories

Creative smartphone photo products<p>1. A monthly magazine<p>2. A wooden keepsake box<p>3. A dry-erase board<p>4. A framed photo<p>5. A shower curtain<p>6. A serving …

Layouting personal developer home page

I am stuck at layouting personal home page which intended to present me as software developer and R&D man.<p>I am definitely don't want geeky home page …

UX Design

Becoming a designer who codes: the making of a unicorn

Tired of having ideas and not being able to execute on them, Nick Fredman learned how to code.The post Becoming a designer who codes: the making of a …

Cubes organizes all your cloud-based files into one simple app

I didn’t think I had that many files living in the cloud. Sure, I have a Dropbox account and use Gmail, but I didn’t really know how much is stuck up there, floating around in the digital ether.<p>That is until I started testing Cubes, a new app that aims to organize all your cloud-based stuff into a …

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Apps

The 6 Best iPhone Tricks To Use This New Year

They're practically magic.<p>Whether your phone is about to die or your charger is frayed, last year's best iPhone hacks can solve all of your smartphone-related in the year to come. Try these handy shortcuts as shared by Facebook users, tech experts and more.

Batteries

Embracing the Wild World of Wearables

A look at what's ahead for design when the worlds of technology, fashion and wellness collide.<p>There’s something about the current design buzzword, …