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7 travel apps for making your summer vacation plans

As National Lampoon can attest, summer travel rarely goes according to plan.<p>The list of things that can go wrong on a summer trip is endless: running …

Apps

The best travel quotes of all time

7 Annoying Air Travel Problems and Solutions

<b>1. You missed your connecting flight</b><p>If you book all of your flights through one airline, there’s a better chance that airline will accommodate you, …

3 Must-Follow Rules for Traveling Alone

Spring break is right around the corner, and we can’t wait for sunshine — and spring fashion and spring garlands and — is it here yet?! That being said, not all of us have booked a villa with five of our closest friends. Instead, you might be opting for a more adult spring break destination, to …

Solo Travel

Google, Again, Makes A Brilliant Branding Move

Why should anyone be surprised? The smart folks at Google have done it again. No, I’m not referring to its prescient buy-out of the latest and greatest app created by a sophomore at Stanford University. Nor am I referring to the latest and greatest expansion of Google Maps or YouTube. And, no, I’m …

没人会告诉你这 6 件关于创业的事,但你必须知道

创见干货:创业开公司在这个时代似乎变得越来越简单了,但你知道大多数的创业都是失败的吗?我们只看到创业成功之后的风光,却看不到风光之后默默付出的努力和牺牲。如果你想创业,不妨看看这篇文章分享的 6 件关于创业必须知道的事。<p><i>本文作者 Mandela Schumacher-Hodge,2014</i> …

7 brilliant strategies Coca-Cola used to become one of the world's most recognizable brands

Now people in more than 200 countries drink 1.9 billion servings every day, according to The Coca-Cola Company.<p>Having a product people enjoy is far from the only thing needed to become one of the world's most valuable companies. Coca-Cola used seven key design and marketing strategies, which made …

A company by any other name: Naming during a tech bubble

For Silicon Valley upstarts and entrepreneurs, naming a fledgling company is often a daunting task. An increasingly crowded market signifies a growing number of creative impediments like trademark restrictions, URL availability and the difficulty of differentiating in a sea of sameness. While some …

Re-order everyday items from Amazon with the 'Dash Button'

Amazon is rolling out the Dash Button, a physical device that allows customers to re-order items like toilet paper, diapers and laundry detergent as soon as they run out, with a simple press. The Dash Button is adhesive, and when pressed, customers receive a smartphone notification with options to …

Customers

6 Tips For Startups Wanting To Add A Blog To Their Website

<b>Since I started being involved with blogs back in 2006, a lot of people ask me questions about how their startup can add one to their website.</b> When I …

Startups

给 Apple Watch 开发者的 8 个贴士

Apple Watch 发售在即,这是开发者们不想错过的新机遇,相关的手表 app 正在成为新的蓝海。不少设计师已经跃跃欲试,尝试设计了包括 Uber、Swarm、特斯拉等手表应用。<p>Apple Watch 的屏幕提供了一个全新的媒介。它会改变人与手机的交互方式:Apple Watch 的用户不再需要强迫症式地去检查手机里的新消息,而只需要低头扫一眼手表就可以处理大多数事务;智能手机不再是浪费时间的无底洞,可以用来做更需要专注、更花时间的事情。<p>这块小小的手表,屏幕仅仅有 1.6 英寸,与手机屏幕有着天壤之别,开发者们如何换一个崭新的思路做开发呢?VentureBeat 就给出了关于 Apple …

3 分钟 1 美元,雇个真人助理帮你节约生命

忙,又请不起私人助理?我刚刚改了一下话费套餐,10086 冗长的语音提示又吃掉了我生命倒计时里的好几分钟。没有人愿意把青春浪费在订机票、改签、安排日程这些事情上。但这些事情又不得不做,比如你忘记取消了某个自动续费的会员套餐,等到月底才发现不明不白地被扣掉了好几百块钱,还是很心痛的。<p>纽约的创业公司 Fancy Hands 最近推出了一款在 Android 上的实时真人助理 Orri。用户提出需求之后,这款 app 会将你与 Fancy Hands 的线上助理实时配对,代你办理预约、购物、行程制定、搜索某个问题的答案等琐事。Orri 采取按时计价的方式,每分钟收费 34 美分,提供 24/7 的全 …

How to Test Responsive Designs

Testing your responsive web designs is crucial because the user experience on mobile devices is quite different from desktops.But actual testing on …

JQuery/PHP Chat Script Software, Facebook chat plugin for websites

ArrowChat works on all modern browsers and mobile devices including IE 9+, Firefox 1.5+, Safari, Opera 9+, and Chrome.<p>Over 46 website scripts …

Mobile Devices

3(+3) of the best Website Builders and how to choose the right one for your needs

Website builders — WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, and dozens of others — are popping up <i>everywhere</i>. Some of them claim they’ll let you build a site within minutes. Others claim they provide all the power of Photoshop plus native code <i>combined</i>.<p>Ultimately, these tools all attempt to achieve the same …

这本乔布斯传记告诉你,库克差点割肝救主

沃尔特·艾萨克森的《乔布斯传》是一本不错的传记,作为前《时代周刊》的总编,撰写过《爱因斯坦传》,《本杰明·富兰克林传》以及《基辛格传》的沃尔特·艾萨克森对于传记可谓是驾轻就熟。但是对于乔布斯这样的人,一本传记可能仅仅能够记录它的某些方面,若想了解更多关于他的过往和轶事,可能需要另外一本传记。<p>《成为乔布斯:从粗俗暴发户走向卓越领袖》(Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader)是另外一本记录乔布斯平生的大块头传记。与显得官方和正统的《乔布斯传》相比,这本《成为乔布斯》可能能够提供 …

10 Excellent Web Performance Optimization Blogs

Web performance is an important factor to consider when developing sites because user experience and usability are strongly tied to the speed of page …

A Useful Guide To Master Responsive Design Using CSS

Responsive design has revolutionized the web for obvious reasons. It’s what web design experts recommend for and the majority of site owners are …

How To Change User Habits With Interaction Design

As Duhigg suggests, here’s a simple framework for designing new habits:<p>Find the cue and the reward<br>• Don’t modify the cue or reward. Create a new routine.<p>For example, let’s look at Groupon as an example. Before the company came along, if users saw a product they liked (cue), they would need to scour …

Interaction Design

Apple’s Big Plan To Make You Want Things You Don’t Need

The Apple Watch is the future of tech as fashion, and fashion as tech.<p>The Apple Watch isn’t going to flop. An Apple “flop” right now is probably a multi-billion-dollar industry, after all. Rather, the watch is the first step of the next major shift for a company that has made its money by …

起底苹果汽车团队:Titan 的父母都是何方神圣?

Titan,这是苹果电动汽车的代号,作为苹果最新的大项目,它在过去的一周内引来了媒体的疯狂报道,而 Titan 背后的“父母”——苹果电动汽车团队,也成为人们争相窥探的神秘人物。<p>据称,苹果不惜重金从汽车行业的对手那里挖来人才效力 Titan,其中包括福特、奔驰、特斯拉……也有报道称该团队人数达到百人。<p>9TO5Mac 近日通过知情人士获知了 Titan 部分成员的来龙去脉。可以肯定的是,苹果的野心并不仅仅在于 CarPlay 等软件,Titan 的团队里,有不少是硬件工程师。<p>Titan 项目老大,前福特高管:Steve Zadesky<p>据《华尔街日报》报道,Tim Cook 早在一年前就批准了 T …

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Tim Cook:能赢 Google,因为苹果追求 BEST 不是 MOST

紧接着上月公布的喜人财报,今天又都是关于苹果的好消息:智能手机业务利润提高,公司市值突破 7000 亿美元……<p>傲人的成绩让 Tim Cook 对他主导下的苹果产品信心满满,在刚过去的高盛年度科技和互联网大会上,Tim Cook 再次“安利”了苹果的 Apple Watch 和 Apple Pay,并且解释了为什么他认为苹果在智能手表和移动支付领域都比 Google 成功。<p>现在市面上有各种各样叫智能手表的设备,但是所有这些设备都没能改变人们的生活。<p>Tim Cook 在大会上说。Digitaltrends 的报道称,Tim Cook 坚信 Apple Watch 能像 iPod、iPhone 和 …

Flipboard brings its gorgeous magazine app to the web

Flipboard has taken the leap from mobile to desktop. What started as one of the first iPad apps is now accessible through any modern browser via Flipboard.com, a beautiful web interface for consuming online content.<p>Like the iPad and iPhone app, you can not only read articles from sites you follow, …

Apps

30-Year-Old Who Sold His Startup For $170 Million Just Wrote 1,284 Slides On How To Win Life

Clocking in at an insane 1,284 slides, the presentation includes such gems as:<p>"Important people like opening FedEx packages."<p>And:<p>"Let your inner child come out daily and silly dance."<p>Valleywag's Nitasha Tiku posted and mocked the slidedeck Wednesday and we've spotted some problems with it, too, but …

如果应用这样设计,会不会考虑买 Apple Watch

2015 年年初、情人节前、3 月……Apple Watch 的上市日期总是一拖再拖,终于 Tim Cook 在上周给了准信儿,说 Apple Watch 将在 4 月正式上市。我们还在讨论着好不好看,买不买,要不要攒钱的时候,应用开发者和设计者们则早就在“苦心”研发各种适配 Apple Watch 的应用了。<p>前不久 Eleks Labs 展示了他们为特斯拉开发的 Apple Watch 应用,虽然受苹果开发套件的限制,手表版特斯拉应用(工程版本)需要依赖 iPhone 才能使用,但也算是让然看到了智能手表版特斯拉应用的各种功能表现。<p>除了特斯拉的 Apple Watch 版 ,设计师们还展示了 …

从 0 到 10 亿美元,Slack 是怎么炸裂的?

一款企业级通讯工具,2 年时间内获得 3 万多个团队用户,现估值已超过 10 亿美元。对,说的就是 Slack。如此迅速地成长,让人又羡慕又有些不解。这个在取得这些成功之前没有市场推广部门,没花钱做广告,甚至连 CMO 都没有的公司,为何在上市之初就备受关注,而且很快就赢得了用户认可?<p>I have no fucking idea.<p>前段时间 Slack 创始人 Stewart Butterfield 在德国慕尼黑举行的数字生活设计会议上说,他也不知道为什么他的前两家公司都失败了,而 Slack 却异常火爆。说不知道那是骗人的,在最新一期的 First Round Review 中,Butterf …

3 Rules Of App Design, According To Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer

The ex-Googler and current Yahoo CEO spells out three rules anyone can use to make an app better.<p>A new book about embattled Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reveals her three rules of great app design. Written by Nicholas Carlson, <i>Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!</i> details everything from Mayer’s …

18 Reasons Your Startup Failed, Visualized

What determines whether your startup sinks or swims? To help you avoid startup doom, designer Mark Vital has visualized 18 mistakes that kill startups. The infographic is adapted from an essay by programmer and investor Paul Graham, co-founder of Y Combinator, an incubator that has funded more than …