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Common Responsive Layouts with CSS Grid (and some without!)

Example code for you to try out, change and make your own<p>CSS grid is now supported in Samsung internet v6.2 and many other modern browsers and has …

Web Development

iPhone X: Create useful shortcuts with a virtual Home button for a super efficient UI

You’ve likely quickly adapted to the new Home button-less iPhone X and its gesture based user interface. But while there are a lot of improvements, some aspects have become less user-friendly, like pulling up Control Center, Notification Center, and Apple Pay. Luckily, you can use a (mostly …

iOS

Using Gradients the right way – Muzli -Design Inspiration

I couldn’t agree more with one of the world’s most celebrated graphic designers. And, why shouldn’t I? Design is a universal language, and there are …

Graphic Design

The Apple Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, a new study suggests

A new study out from health startup Cardiogram and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) suggests wearables like the Apple Watch, Fitbit and others are able to accurately detect common but serious conditions like hypertension and sleep apnea.<p>Cardiogram and UCSF previously demonstrated …

Diabetes

Mobile dominates Singles' Day

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>On Saturday’s Singles’ Day, China’s largest online shopping event, Alibaba processed a record-breaking $25 billion in volume, up about 74% from last year. That volume came …

eCommerce

iOS 11.2 enables 7.5W wireless charging for iPhone 8 and iPhone X

The release of iOS 11.2 will bring faster wireless charging speeds for Apple’s latest iPhones: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X (via MacRumors).<p>Right now, all wireless charging on the 2017 iPhones runs at a maximum of 5 watts. The update will unlock 7.5 watt Qi charging for the Belkin BOOST UP …

Gear & Gadgets

Using iPhone X’s dark mode uses less than half the battery power

Did you read our guide to switching on the iPhone X’s Unofficial Battery Saver Dark Mode in order to stretch the battery life of your new iPhone X? Well, it turns out that blacking out as much of the screen as possible really can save a whole lot of juice. In testing, running the iPhone X in dark …

iOS

Gestalt Theory for UX Design: Principle of Proximity.

Human brain is an amazing data processor whose broad capacity still hasn’t been explored at full. For designers dealing with user experience of any …

Digital Design

Think Tank: Why Bricks-and-Mortar Businesses Will Thrive in 2018

Alex Porter, chief executive officer of Location3, says physical stores are essential to retail success.<p>We’ve all seen plenty of recent headlines …

eCommerce

React Native vs Real Native Apps

If you’re into mobile app development, the name of React Native mustn’t be new for you. The term has been trending in the world of technology for …

Programming

How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with GarageBand on iOS

With the latest version of iTunes, Apple buried the interface for making ringtones on the Mac. It’s still possible but a lot more cumbersome to manage.<p>A little-known secret is that you can actually make custom alert an ringtones for iOS on your iPhone itself, using GarageBand. Here’s how.<p>This …

iOS

Why Facebook and Instagram Retail Influencers Need Apps

Facebook and Instagram play critical roles in the success of retail influencer campaigns, but without applications, retailers and influencers alike …

eCommerce

Alibaba's Singles Day Is About to Put Amazon Prime Day to Shame

Alibaba is expected to report $23 billion in gross merchandise volume this Singles Day.<p><b>Alibaba</b> (NYSE:BABA) crushed analyst expectations for its …

Stocks

Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range …

Wi-Fi

BitTorrent inventor announces eco-friendly bitcoin competitor Chia

A bitcoin transaction wastes as much electricity as it takes to power an American home for a week, and legendary coder Bram Cohen wants to fix that. And considering he invented the ubiquitous peer-to-peer file transfer protocol BitTorrent, you should take him seriously.<p>Cohen has just started a new …

Bitcoin

Adidas launches feature-rich shopping app

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>The company has launched a shopping app that will serve as the hub of Adidas’ mobile experience, Business Insider reports.<p>This is not Adidas’ first app, as it already has …

eCommerce

How to use Apple Pay Cash to send money to friends

Apple Pay Cash lets people send money to each other using iMessage. You can send up to $3,000 — certainly enough to cover your share of lunch — and the transaction is free if you use a debit card registered in your Apple Wallet.<p>All you need is to have a card in Apple Pay, and be running iOS 11.2 or …

Banking

Apple Is Now a $900 Billion Company

The world's most valuable public company just made more history.<p>Apple Inc. shares rose 0.3% Wednesday to a new all-time high of $175.38, giving the iPhone maker a market value of $900 billion for the first time. Apple needs to close above $175.30 to close above $900 billion.<p>Apple is the first U.S. …

Markets

iPhone X app measures your face to find the perfect glasses

Now that the iPhone X is out and into the hands of customers, developers are eager to roll out new app updates, taking advantage of the handset’s new TrueDepth camera system.<p>One of the first is glasses manufacturer Warby Parker, which is already employing the Face ID facial mapping data feature to …

iOS

Apple Pay Cash is available in iMessage to iOS 11.2 beta users

If you've been waiting like we have for Apple to finally launch its Venmo-like competitor after the release of iOS 11, now's the time. According to reports at <i>TechCrunch</i> and <i>CNET</i>, Apple is soft launching peer-to-peer money transfer via iOS 11.2 beta right in the Messages app.<p>You and the recipient of …

iOS

Notcho App Hides iPhone X Notch

Notcho can only hide the notch on your home and/or lock screens, though, not inside apps.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

iOS

The Parrot Bebop 2 Power lets you boldly go where no drone has gone before

Parrot, the original household drone company, recently released the Bebop 2 Power, an upgraded version of the Bebop 2 with a better camera, better controls, and more battery life. This fierce flier can swoop for up to sixty minutes with the included batteries and a first-person view is available …

Drones

How to remove the iPhone X notch from your Home and Lock screen

After a weekend of playing with the new iPhone X, it seems a lot of users (and reviewers) are finding that the notch isn’t very distracting, or even fades away. However, if you’re finding that’s not the case for you, there’s an option to remove it from your Home screen and Lock screen with a new …

iOS

PayPal Is the Obvious Winner of the Mobile Commerce Revolution

People are using their smartphones to make more purchases than ever before, and PayPal might be best-poised to capitalize on this trend.<p>Investors in</b> …

eCommerce

Common UX mistakes that can kill your project

Designing a great website or application is much more than just adhering to fancy design trends. It’s a potent mix of stunning visuals, well thought …

UX Design

Apple briefly taps $900B after a blowout fourth quarter

Apple is continuing its run toward $1 trillion today, as a huge fiscal fourth quarter sent the stock to new highs and helped its market cap briefly hit $900 billion — though it’s since leveled off just a bit.<p>Apple’s was able to beat across the board what Wall Street expected from it for the fourth …

Markets

IKEA’s smart lighting officially supports HomeKit

After what seems like an eternity (for IKEA and HomeKit fans, at least), the Swedish furniture maker has added support for Apple's smart home platform. As <i>9to5Mac</i> notes, so long as you have the company's Tradfri hub installed at your house, you'll be able to start controlling the lighting via your …

Home Automation

GV leads $8.5 million funding in open source ecommerce platform Reaction Commerce

Reaction Commerce, an open source ecommerce platform aimed at online retailers, has raised $8.5 million in a series A round of funding led by Google’s venture capital arm, GV, with participation from CrossCut Ventures, Double M Partners, Joanne Wilson, and Female Founders Fund.<p>Founded out of Santa …

eCommerce

iPhone X review: face the future

Works in progress can still be great<p>After months of hype, endless speculation, and a wave of last-minute rumors about production delays, the iPhone X is finally here. Apple says it’s a complete reimagining of what the iPhone should be, 10 years after the original revolutionized the world. That …

Phones