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How Google’s Networking Infrastructure Has Evolved Over The Last 10 Years

Google today announced that it wants to fix your home Wi-Fi, but internally, it has long been working on far more complex networking issues. To connect the hundreds of thousands of machines that make up a Google data center, you can’t just use a few basic routers and switches. So to manage all the …

10 Photoshop alternatives that offer powerful editing and photo management controls

One could argue that, as an image editor, Adobe Photoshop is in a class by itself — a unique industry standard. So perhaps it’s counterintuitive to suggest alternatives or replacements for it.<p>Still, some people who bought Photoshop in the past did so because it was the best image editing app, even …

Tutorials

Practical Pointers for Getting Your Photos Noticed on Flickr and 500px

You have just composed your photographic masterpiece. After hours of planning, precise composition, and utilizing your technical knowledge, you have …

Design Circuits in a Flash with Web-Based Circuit Simulator

Occasionally, I’ll find myself trying to describe how a circuit works, and pencil and paper just won’t cut it. I need to <i>show</i> them not just how the circuit diagram looks, but how the voltage and current flows through the various components. Rather than take the time to build up a complicated SPICE …

Nanotech

Affinity Photo for Mac Officially Launches in the App Store

All good things must come to an end. After a free beta testing period that generated plenty of buzz and over 230,000 downloads, Affinity Photo has …

Astropad Turns Your iPad Into a Pro Graphics Tablet for Mac OS X

A graphic tablet can be a useful but expensive piece tool in a photographer’s setup. That’s why the folks over at Astropad HQ decided to enable …

Get your lost iOS files back fast with FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery

<i>This post is brought to you by FonePaw, creator of iPhone Data Recovery.</i><p>Accidentally delete important iPhone files? Encounter a fatal failure while jailbreaking your iOS device? Experience a hardware or system malfunction? iPhone Data Recovery can snap you out of this all-to-common data nightmare …

Data Recovery

Adobe Wants To Kill Your Desktop

This year, Adobe will launch multitasking tools on mobile that might enable you to work faster than you would on a desktop.<p>If you use Photoshop or Illustrator for a living, you probably live at your desk, tethered to your standard-issue computer. But Scott Belsky, known best for founding the …

Customize Modern Furniture with Web-Based Software

The Thingiverse Customizer is a tool that lets you dynamically define the dimensions of parts you want to print. For example, you might want to print a ring of a certain size. If the ring is Customizer compatible, you can simply open it in Customizer, enter the ring size, hit “Create Thing,” and in …

15 Next-Gen Mac Apps for Designers and Developers in 2015

Mac applications have always been known for their gorgeous design and user-friendly interfaces. When compared to the hundreds of amazing iPhone apps …

Where to store all your iPhone photos when you run out of space

Photos & Videos routinely show up in the top two to three apps when it comes to how much storage space is being used on my iPhone. If you happen to …

Apps

What Camera Kit You Get For $1000

A New Fritzing–Now With Code View

If you’ve read some of our books, you probably know that many of our authors are big fans of Fritzing. It’s a fantastic tool (and a huge collection of components and boards you can use in your designs) for sketching out your circuits, but it can do much more. You can use Fritzing to prepare …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

Use the Color Sampler tool in Photoshop

This walkthrough is a simplified version of how you would get two different images to harmonise together using the Color Sampler tool and Curves …

Tutorials

A Creative Evolution - Creative Tools: Keynote May 6th

HOW Design Cast - What's New in Adobe Creative Cloud for Designers - May 2013

Top 10 Reasons You Should be Using Adobe Bridge

Do you use Bridge? If not, you've been missing out. In this episode Martin will share his 10 favorite features of Adobe Bridge to try to convince you …

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