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Apple is an exception to nearly every rule

Walking into my first ever meeting with a structural packaging designer, I started rooting around in my bag before exclaiming, “This is the sort of thing I want!” She leaned forward in her chair, delighted to have a customer with a strong guide, then groaned audibly when she saw what I had placed …

After Cambridge Analytica scandal, publishers see Apple News as a solid alternative to being burned by Facebook, Google

For years, Facebook and Google have been bleeding the publishing industry dry, appropriating the work of its reporters while replacing the ads that …

Personalized News

These are the 911 calls resulting from Apple Park employees walking into glass walls

Transcripts have been released for three of the emergency calls made earlier this year as the result of employees at Apple Park injuring themselves by walking into glass doors and walls.<p>More than 3,000 gigantic curved glass panes have been used to form the walls on both side of Apple’s four-story …

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Why starting with a story is key to a successful product launch

Behind its adaptive layout engine and advanced animations, InVision Studio has a story. Like all products, the world’s most powerful screen design …

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Send scam emails to this chatbot and it’ll waste their time for you

Chatbots. They’re usually a waste of your time, so why not have them waste someone else’s instead? Better yet: why not have them waste an <i>email scammer’s</i> time.<p>That’s the premise behind Re:scam, an email chatbot operated by New Zealand cybersecurity firm Netsafe. Next time you get a dodgy email in …

What to Say Instead of 'I Know How You Feel' to Someone Who Is Struggling

How to stop falling into 'conversational narcissism.'<p><i>by</i><p>A good friend of mine lost her dad some years back. I found her sitting alone on a bench …

Best Scandinavian Design Brands

Intrinsic to Scandinavian design are the principles of minimalism, simplicity, and functionality. When it comes to homewares, there’s no shortage of …

How the iPhone won over Japan and gave the world emoji

It’s easy to see how the iPhone changed the world 10 years ago — now pretty much every public place is packed with people peering into their palms in a way that would have been difficult to imagine before 2007. But as Steve Jobs pointed out during his famous introduction to the product, Apple was …

How a jailed former banker and a lone British journalist broke a story that shook the world<p>On 22 June 2015, Xavier Justo, a 48-year-old retired Swiss banker, walked towards the front door of his brand new boutique hotel on Koh Samui, a tropical Thai island. He had spent the past three years …

Corruption

I was in the London Bridge terrorist attack: it showed me why we are right not to be alarmed

Before heading out to meet my friend near London Bridge Saturday night, I stopped to change my socks. As a result of this 2-minute task, I narrowly …

Extremism

Instagram Created a Monster: A No B.S. Guide to What’s Really Going On

I remember how excited I was when I first started posting on Instagram. I finally had a platform to get my work seen, tell my stories, share my life …

Social Media

5 Best Free Panoramic Views Of Paris

One of the best ways to explore a city is to admire it through the bird’s eye perspective. When it comes to Paris, you should probably be thinking of …

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership | WIRED

One More Thing<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely<p>Great (or Just Insane)<p>New Mothership<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely Great (or Just Insane) New Mothership<p>by Steven Levy …

Architecture

6 Absurd (And Kinda Brilliant) Design Details From Apple Park

Apple’s attention to architectural detail may be excessive, but boy is the spectacle impressive.<p>Anyone following the $5 billion product development known as Apple Park–the company’s new 175-acre development on which a 2.8-million square foot Norman Foster spaceship has officially landed–will want …

Apple acquires popular Apple Watch & iOS sleep tracking platform Beddit

Apple has acquired popular iOS sleep tracking platform and hardware maker Beddit. While specific details of the acquisition are unclear at this point, Beddit has updated the privacy policy on its website to announce the acquisition and note of a privacy policy change…<p>Furthermore, the Beddit iOS app …

The Apple Store's New Redesign Celebrates Steve Jobs' Legacy

Creative leaders ask empowering questions and their answers can guide the brand for years. Steve Jobs asked better questions and his vision continues to inspire Apple today.<p>When Apple opened its first store in 2001, many experts thought it was a crazy idea. Skeptics misjudged its success because …

Apple shares comical new Earth Day explainer video series featuring staff

Apple has published a new series of videos in celebration of Earth Day that both highlight the company’s green energy efforts and explain some of the science behind clean energy today. The video series includes comical illustrations and narrations from Apple execs including VP Lisa Jackson.<p>Each …

What kind of Dick do you have?

Your selection of images that best represent your Dick. If you worry about your dick pic ending up on Tumblr, you can send this instead. It is free, …

Analysts are speculating about Apple buying Disney: 'A tech/media juggernaut like no other'

It would be a huge deal, worth hundreds of billions of dollars — and that's what analysts are speculating about on Thursday.<p>Research from RBC Capital Markets says such a merger would produce a "tech/media juggernaut like no other" — the combination of the biggest tech company in the world and a …

NYU student reports on life as an iPhone factory worker after 6-week undercover mission

You might expect an NYU student to seek out a summer internship doing something more interesting than spending 12 hours a day inserting a single screw into an endless production line of iPhones, but Dejian Zeng did exactly that for his summer project.<p>He wanted to find out what life was like for …

How to Hit Europe's Greatest Cities for Under $500 in One Trip

Remember when the dollar was worth about four cents on the euro and American tourists were paying, like, $14 for ketchup? Trying to visit more than …

The Mac Pro is getting a major do-over

In the nearly 35 years since the dawn of the Macintosh computer, Apple has not been what you would call open. The famous veil of secrecy fell on …

Samsung could have its own Apple Park with $5 billion, but has the ashes of Galaxy Note 7 instead

There are a lot of ways to blow through $5,000,000,000. Apple supposedly spent that much building its new Apple Park campus, while Samsung says it …

The Best Places For Fashion Photo Ops In Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s best photo spots, styling and shooting inspiration from fashion insider and writer Charles Lam starts here. What started as a weekend …

Hong Kong

Elwood Townhouse

A concrete party wall extends the entire length of the townhouse, separating it from its neighbour (it is one in a row of three) and visually …

Apple is making a big change in its advertising strategy

Apple has reportedly instructed its ad agency, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, to move away from localizing big global campaigns for Apple and more on creating regional campaigns, designed to appeal more specifically to individual markets.<p>“TBWA\Media Arts Lab is reorganizing and introducing a new operating …

Three Reasons The Apple AirPods Are Worth It

We looked strange when we first started talking into a brick that didn’t have a cable connected to it. We looked like loonies holding up a wire and …

Apple once considered building futuristic cybercafes instead of Apple Stores

While few would disagree that throughout the years the Apple Store has gradually cemented its presence as an integral part of the overall ‘Apple experience,’ it turns out the Cupertino behemoth didn’t always envision its retail spaces as we know them nowadays.<p>In an curious interview with Fastco …

Hackers downloaded US government climate data and stored it on European servers as Trump was being inaugurated

As Donald Trump was sworn into office as the new president of the US on Jan. 20, a group of around 60 programmers and scientists were gathered in the Department of Information Studies building at the University of California-Los Angeles, harvesting government data.<p>A spreadsheet detailed their …

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