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LinkedIn Opens Publishing Power to All Users

LinkedIn expanded its publishing platform on Wednesday to allow all users the opportunity to write and share longform posts to their LinkedIn profile.<p>…

5 Things You Missed in Sochi: Ted Ligety Wins Gold and a Pussy Riot Crackdown

Many of the big Winter Olympics events happen after dark in Sochi, Russia, which means morning or early afternoon stateside. But plenty happens …

Facebook's Paper Falls Out of Apple's Top 100 Free Apps

Facebook Paper may not be catching fire, but it won't fold anytime soon either.<p>Paper fell out of the top 100 free apps in Apple's App Store this …

iPad App of the Week: Ken Burns

Great and unique apps are a big part of what has made the iPad such an amazing device, With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of one outstanding iPad app a week here each week.<p>Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all our picks via the …

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Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is now available at Amazon

<b>Lenovo ThinkPad 8 specifications</b><p>8.3 inches Display<br>• Intel Z3770 Quad Core 1.46GHz(2MB Cache, boost up to 2.39GHz)<br>• Windows 8.1 32-bit<br>• Office Home and …

Visa, Mastercard just made it much easier to buy stuff with an Android phone

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Both Visa(s v) and Mastercard(s ma) on Wednesday announced upgrades to their point-of-sale mobile payments platforms that take …

Check Out These Great Photographs and Photography Articles

Another week in the wide world of photography has passed us by, and once again Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching for the links to the …

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A Journey Through Modern Design Trends

Over recent years, graphic design has seen quite a rapid change in popular trends.For the most part, current debates are focused on two styles and …

How To Sketch For Better Mobile Experiences

Mobile user experience design is maturing. One way to gauge this is to look at the tools at our disposal. Prototyping tools such as Balsamiq, Axure …

24 beautifully-designed web dashboards that data geeks will love

<b>We live in a world of big (and little) data, and many people have to make sense of numbers as part of their job. The trouble is that there can be a</b> …

“Designing Facebook Home” Video Gives Rare Look At Prototypes And Iteration Process

Facebook Home’s launcher was inspired by Lunchables. That’s just one nugget of insight into Facebook’s design process from a presentation it gave to Bay Area designers in May and that it’s now released as a video. The 40-minute clip illustrates how Home evolved, iteration by iteration. Facebook’s …

Concept Twitter redesign brings rich profile pages to the social network

Twitter's website makes it really easy to see updates from the people who you're following — but that's about it. Digging into another person's profile still lands you in a mess of replies, without any clear way to get a sense of what they're up to. Designer Fred Nerby has some ideas for how to …

Page Width and Line Length

The ideal line length for text layout is based on the physiology of the human eye. The area of the retina used for tasks requiring high visual acuity …

How to Work with Designers

A Cheat Sheet for Engineers and PMs<p><i>Once, a long time ago, I was a product manager. Then, I was an engineer. For the past seven years, I’ve been in</i> …

20 Beautiful Mobile User Interface For Your Inspiration

Designers of mobile interfaces are becoming more prominent in today’s faced-paced web space. While <b>mobile-optimized sites</b> may lighten the burden on a …

UI Design

Google Keep Code Hints at Upcoming Google Drive Integration

Ever since Google launched Keep, its rival to note-taking apps like Evernote, there’s been an assumption that the service will integrate with Google Drive, which covers Google’s cloud storage and Google Docs services, but it seems that the connection will be broader than initially expected.<p>The …

Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas

An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.<p>On its website, the Bexar County BiblioTech …

Make way for a new social media icon: the interrobang

It's the ultimate symbol to express excitement and outrage in our shockaholic era<p>At the risk of making my life sound more exciting than it really is, around once a week I find myself staring at my laptop keyboard wondering which of the symbols staring back at me – not to mention those only conjured …

Microsoft pulls 'fly on the wall' anti-iPhone ads

Microsoft's online video ads that mocked Apple's latest crop of iPhones have been yanked, following what appears to be a poor reception by viewers.<p>Microsoft has removed a series of online video advertisements that were critical of Apple's latest iPhones, after they were up for just a few hours.<p>The …

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Dubb Wants To Expand Your Address Book By Connecting You With Friends Of Friends

For anyone who’s had to text a friend for another friend’s phone number — so, all of us — Dubb is an app that lets users request contact information from those in their extended friend network, who can in turn choose to accept, deny, or only allow certain addresses and numbers through. Dubb will be …

Google’s Bet On Native Client Brings Chrome And Google+ Photos Closer Together

Google is betting big on photos on Google+. Indeed, most of the innovation on the company’s social network so far has been around photos, including the #AutoAwesome launch at I/O. Last week, Google stepped up its efforts and launched a set of new photo-editing tools, including the ability to …

Apple Stores to show off iPhone 5s Touch ID feature using demo app

One of the cornerstone features of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5s is the Touch ID fingerprint scanning system. The feature allows an iPhone 5s user to unlock their iPhone or authenticate iTunes/App Store/iBooks downloads with the touch of their fingerprint on the device’s Home button. During the …

Famo.us Finally Rolls Into (Very) Private Beta, Hires A Founder Of Facebook’s Dev Platform As VP Of Engineering

Back at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012, Famo.us announced a Javascript framework for building super complex yet still super-smooth HTML5 apps. They promised to let developers build rich, 3D, Iron-Man-esque interfaces running in the browser at 40 frames per second, no plug-ins required.<p>Almost exactly a …

Windows Phone Store passes 9 million daily transactions; targeted ads incoming

The Windows Phone Store might not be as big as Apple's App Store or Google Play, but Redmond claims it's showing decent growth. According to WP Store General Manager Todd Brix, the platform has surpassed 9 million transactions of combined app and in-app purchases per day. That's a total of 270 …

Nearly two years after launch, Siri seems to exit ‘beta’ with iOS 7

With the iPhone 4S launch nearly two years ago, Apple introduced the Siri voice control system to its customers. At launch, Siri was a gimmicky feature at best, being released with bugs, a highly-computerized voice, sluggish content loading, and unreliable servers. In addition, Siri of 2011 was …

The best Android smartphones you can buy for 2018

If you are searching for a new smartphone you will ultimately have to make a choice between an iPhone or an Android phone. fortunately, there has probably never been a better time to join team Android.<p>There are only a handful of choices when buying from Apple, but devices running on Google's …

How Sony Could Beat Microsoft At Its Own Game And Win The Living Room War

Sony has wisely marketed its PlayStation 4 as a system designed with the “core gamer” audience in mind.<p>The PS4 has social apps, video streaming, and all the other bells and whistles the competition has, but first and foremost it’s a machine designed to play games. Or at least that’s the …

ParaShoot Brings its Wearable HD Device to Indiegogo

The team behind ParaShoot, a wearable photo and video device, has switched its efforts to raise funding over to Indiegogo after its Kickstarter project was abruptly suspended with two weeks of campaigning left.<p>The news is a huge blow for ParaShoot, which had easily surpassed its $30,000 goal after …

Five disappointing things about the iPhone 5S

Except for the fingerprint scanner, Apple's latest iPhone is its least innovative yet. Here are the five biggest misfires.<p>Is it too soon to start building an iPhone 6 wish list?<p>Because the iPhone 5S, which Apple announced today (along with the cheaper iPhone 5C) to the surprise of no one, …

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