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9 Rules For Running A Productive Design Critique

Design critiques can be painful, long, and unfocused. Here are some guidelines for avoiding the most common pitfalls.<p>Four people crowd around a 27-inch monitor, peering at a design mockup.<p><i>First developer: “Are you nuts? We can’t build all that for the next release.”</i><p><b>Second developer</b>: “Have some …

Why Apple’s New Sapphire Manufacturing Agreement Is a Big Deal

Martin Hajek<p>Earlier this week, Apple announced a multiyear alliance with GT Advanced Technologies that will see the company manufacturing sapphire …

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Apple orders shutdown of site that helps people find Apple products

Each year Apple refreshes its flagship iPad and iPhone devices, and they attract thousands of shoppers queueing at its stores around the world on release day. For those not wishing to brave the cold, alternatives include ordering online or checking back regularly at stores after stocks deplete. …

Apple Is Charging An 82 Percent Markup On The iPad Air

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple trimmed the cost of making its latest iPad along with the tablet computer's width and weight.<p>The research firm IHS Inc. estimates the iPad Air that sells for $499 costs Apple Inc. $274 to make. That's a 13 percent decrease from Apple's cost of $316 to make a comparable …

WSJ: Apple bringing in new suppliers to increase iPhone 5c, iPad mini production

Judging by the hard-to-find iPhone 5s, it’s no secret that Apple(s aapl) can use a little help in the production department right now. So it isn’t …

Pebble to Update iOS App with Full iOS 7 Notification Support

Pebble has announced a significant update to its iOS app to include full integration with Apple’s Notification Center in iOS 7, allowing you to get notifications on your watch from third-party apps like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The update is currently under review by Apple and is expected …

Some People Are Complaining About The Fingerprint Sensor On The iPhone 5S

Hundreds of people have taken to Twitter and the Apple forums to share their complaints. The general consensus seems to be that people often find themselves needing to rescan their finger because Touch ID simply won't recognize it.<p>"Wife and I got iPhone 5s units at the same time," user …

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Intel launches an internet of things division that will rival its data center and software group

Intel (s intc) is joining other technology firms such as Cisco (s csco) and GE in carving out a special division to focus on the internet of things. …

Adobe Unveils Its Mobile Services SDK To Help Developers Optimize Apps

Adobe launched today a new service that developers can incorporate into their mobile apps to better monetize and optimize them. Available as an SDK for both iOS and Android apps, Adobe’s Mobile Services will hopefully give marketers an extra push to better understand who is using their company’s …

Facebook is Giving The “Like” Button a Makeover

“Like” buttons are the ants of the internet. They’re everywhere and, at this point, you hardly notice them—Facebook notes the button is seen over 22 billion [!!] times every day.<p>As such, our collective daily worldview is in for a realignment, as the “Like” button has been remodeled. Facebook issued …

Sapphire Glass Manufacturing plant to be built in Arizona for Apple - appPicker

Apple is trying to improve its reputation after all those horror stories about Foxconn. Apple is going to build a new plant in Mesa, Arizona. The …

AppAdvice Daily: OS X Mavericks Tips And Tricks

Have you upgraded to OS X Mavericks yet? Well after today's show, if you haven't already done so, you will. Not to mention you'll walk away knowing …

Apple to Add New Assembly Partners to Bolster Production of iOS Devices

Apple is set to add new manufacturing partners in Asia to handle production of its current line of iOS devices, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>The company will contract with Wistron to produce the cheaper iPhone 5c and Compal Communications to assemble the iPad mini, though the report does not say …

Apple shuts down online inventory tracking tool

Finding the forthcoming iPad mini with retina display(s aapl) might become a bit harder now that Apple has shut down Apple Tracker, an online …

Pebble smartwatch to offer more iOS notifications, enable gesture-based controls

Just a couple weeks ago, Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky told us that his company is solely focused on cranking out new software to improve the watch's user experience. Today he's making good on the promise by announcing <i>two</i> enhancements to the product's ecosystem: an iOS 7-compatible app and a new …

Apple Announces Upcoming Features for iWork Mac Apps Following Criticism

Following the release of updated iWork apps for the Mac and iOS, many power users were upset with the loss of several important features within <i>Pages</i>, <i>Numbers</i>, and <i>Keynote</i>.<p>Multiple threads on Apple's Support forums lambasted the changes, and one blogger called the removal of features within <i>Pages</i> an …

Google Search App for iOS Now Responds to 'OK, Google' Command

Google rolled out an update to its iOS app Tuesday, giving users more options for reminders, notifications and searches.<p>The updates are for Google …

Apple says missing iWork features will return within six months

When Apple took the wraps off a brand new version of iWork last month, it unfortunately had to cut a few features on its way to a 64-bit codebase and drastic redesign. Predictably, more than just a few users cried foul. Thankfully, Cupertino plans to bring those missing features back. It's just …

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iOS 7.0.4 Activity Ramping Up at Apple Ahead of Next Minor Software Update

Apple unsurprisingly appears to be ramping up activity on iOS 7.0.4 as the next version of iOS to see a release to the public, with <i>MacRumors</i> seeing increasing numbers of devices running iOS 7.0.4 from Apple's networks showing up in web logs.<p><i>Visitors to MacRumors.com via Apple's networks from</i> …

New Patent Lets Apple Build Fingerprint Scanners in More Devices

Apple has received a slew of new patents, including one for its fingerprint sensor technology.<p>The fingerprint scanner patent was one of 40 granted to …

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Analyst Predicts Multiple iPhone Refreshes Per Year, New Services After Meeting with Apple Execs

Apple's bifurcation of its iPhone lineup will provide the company with the opportunity to offer new iPhone products multiple times per year in the future, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty. Along with pricing flexibility, the ability to offer new products at more frequent intervals …

Apple Seeds Two New Mavericks Updates to Employees for Testing

Apple has internally seeded two upcoming updates to Mavericks, OS X 10.9.1 and OS X 10.9.2, to its employees, according to a source that spoke to <i>9to5Mac</i>. Reportedly nicknamed "Board," OS X 10.9.1 will be released later in the month to fix several bugs introduced with OS X 10.9.<p>Since the release of …

Apple to Begin Offering In-Store iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Display Replacements

Apple is planning to begin offering in-store display replacements and other repairs for both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, reports <i>9to5Mac</i>, continuing Apple's effort to lower repair costs.<p>These sources say that Apple Stores will be able to replace several aspects of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on-site, …

Where to Ride This Fall

Courtesy of Arapahoe Basin | Words by Will Wesson<p>1 of 10<p>Opening Day<p>Colorado's Arapahoe Basin and Loveland opened for the season this week, meaning …

Photo of the Day: Adam Clark - October 28, 2013

Adam Clark was born and raised as a skier in Salt Lake City Utah. Ski photography started his senior year in high school and took priority ever …

Photo of the Day: Garrett Grove - November 4, 2013

Garrett Grove was born and raised in the Western parts of North America. He’s called places like Alaska, Washington and British Columbia home. He is …