Tim Johnsen

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Buttons in UI Design

Buttons in UI Design: The Evolution of Style and Best Practices<p>Button is an ordinary, every-day element of interaction design. Although button looks …

Design

Any other cases?

Making a case for letter case<p>A little thing like capitalization can be a big deal<p>Can you spot the differences with the messages above? The left side …

Why is the selfie camera still second-rate on our phones?

It took forever, but the main camera (that's the one on the back, FYI) on Android phones finally caught up to the iPhone this year.<p>The Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5, Moto Z, Xiaomi Mi 5 — just about every flagship Android smartphone released this year has a competent camera that takes photos you can …

Selfies

A Mini NES With Functional Cartridges Is Just Too Dang Cool

Why doesn't your mini NES do this, Nintendo? ​<p>Yes, Nintendo's upcoming mini NES sounds cool, and seems like a pretty good bargain. But if you thought it was the best mini NES, I am about to ruin that for you.<p>This build by a clever fellow who goes by daftmike on YouTube is not only a mini NES. It …

NES

Peek inside Brooklyn’s first Apple Store

Apple is opening its very first store in Brooklyn tomorrow. TechCrunch got a sneak peek at the new location during a press event earlier this week, as you can see in the video above.<p>The store isn’t quite as grand as some of Apple’s other New York locations, but it has an appropriately Brooklyn-y …

Brooklyn

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Eff-ing In SF, Vol. 9: Tech Bachelor Hacks Tinder, Goes On 150 First Dates In Four Months

<i>Sex, love, and other mysteries in the city your mother warned you about.</i><p>Though he may have programmed dating apps to automatically match with as many …

California

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VPNs

Apple didn’t just sell a billion iPhones, it created the most popular product ever

Asymco’s Horace Dediu has a great slant on news that Apple recently sold its billionth iPhone. He points out that not only does this make it the best-selling phone of all time, it actually long ago became the best-selling product ever …<p>The iPhone is not only the best selling mobile phone but also …

iPhone

iMessage and WhatsApp security flaw means deleted chat logs aren’t really erased

WhatsApp and iMessage may be examples of end-to-end encryption in action, but there are still potential security flaws which can leave your data exposed.<p>As discovered by iOS researcher Jonathan Zdziarski, both messaging services have been found to not completely delete messages when erasing them — …

Security

Nest Update Lets Users Control Smart Thermostat From Their Apple Watch

Hinted at by the company earlier in the month, Nest recently debuted a minor, but notable, update for its iOS app, introducing a few user interface tweaks and ways to share live videos from the company's indoor and outdoor cameras. For those users with a Nest Thermostat and an Apple Watch, the …

Thermostats

WhatsApp doesn't entirely wipe your deleted chats on iOS - but there's no need to panic

WhatsApp took its own sweet time to introduce end-to-end encryption for keeping users’ data private – something that rival services offered a long time ago. But as it turns out, the service isn’t entirely secure as it still doesn’t do a great job of erasing your messages when you delete them.<p>iOS …

WhatsApp

Clinton jabs Trump: 'A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons'

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made the case against her Republican rival, Donald Trump, in her convention speech Thursday night.<p>Touching on a common theme among Democrats, Clinton questioned Trump's readiness to be commander-in-chief.<p>"He loses his cool at the slightest …

Donald Trump

The Apple Store app is getting a big redesign

A major redesign is coming soon to the Apple Store iOS app that will bring Amazon-like shopping suggestions to users based on customers’ buying history.<p>Apple’s redesign will reportedly include a new “For You” tab that suggests products based on previous orders, arming the tech giant with a new tool …

Software Engineering

Soylent, a food startup with a cult following, is using a controversial ingredient — and they aren't about to stop

Soylent, Silicon Valley's favorite meal-replacement drink, is using the boogeyman of ingredients in its product.<p>And no, it's not people.<p>The startup, which has attracted a cult following with its convenient powders and ready-to-drink bottles designed to replace eating actual meals, is made with GMOs.<p>…

Food

An Ode to the iPod Classic — The Ringer

“Wow,” a man said to me recently on the subway, “I haven’t seen one of those things in <i>years</i>.” He gestured toward the scuffed-yet-still-sleek, …

iPod

Facebook is an unstoppable force on mobile

If you needed more proof that Facebook is absolutely crushing it on mobile, consider this: More than a billion people now check Facebook from their phones every single day. Facebook revealed the new milestone today (July 27) when it released its second-quarter earnings.<p>Facebook now boasts a $17 …

Mobile

Silicon Valley Elites Get Home Loans With No Money Down

It turns out that even the well-off need help in a housing market as crazy as the one in the San Francisco Bay area, and lenders are elbowing each …

Silicon Valley

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Jupiter

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Netflix will be releasing new episodes of Black Mirror on October 21st

One of the best and darkest science fiction shows ever created is coming back — soon. Netflix announced today that it will be releasing a new, six-episode season of <i>Black Mirror</i> on October 21st.<p>Netflix announced the release date with a cryptic tweet from the show’s official Twitter account:<p>Variety …

Netflix

Pinterest just poached a top Snapchat exec who had only been there since March

Pinterest just poached a top Snapchat ad executive who had been with the company for less than five months.<p>In March, Snapchat hired Johnson as its head of quantitative ads, a move the Wall Street Journal cited at the time as a way to help the app establish its legitimacy "as a powerful vehicle for …

Pinterest

Yahoo launches its redesigned Messenger app for desktops

You can find GIFs and unsend messages, among other perks.<p>Okay, this isn't the biggest news you'll hear from Yahoo this week, but bear with us -- it's important if you still rely on Yahoo for your messaging needs. The internet pioneer has released its long-in-development redesign of Yahoo Messenger …

Yahoo

See What The Nintendo Offices Were Like During Their '90s SNES Heyday

This is the perfect week to revisit the company's creative heyday.<p><b>WHAT:</b> A ten-minute clip from a documentary set inside the Nintendo offices in the early ‘90s heyday of the Super NES (or Super Famicom, if you’re old school).<p><b>WHO:</b> Game historian and podcaster "Game Escape" unearthed the clip and …

Nintendo

Apple has sold over 1 billion iPhones

Apple recently sold its billionth iPhone, the company announced today. During a meeting at Apple's Cupertino headquarters this morning, CEO Tim Cook made an appearance to celebrate the major milestone. "iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history," …

Tim Cook

Nintendo Announces Official Companion Book For the Mini NES

This fall, Nintendo is hitting shelves with a one-two combo: Just weeks after announcing the upcoming release of its the miniature NES Classic …

NES

You may never take a bad selfie again with Microsoft's Pix app for iPhone

As impressive as iPhone cameras are nowadays, it's still easy to screw up a photo op with bad lighting, wobbly hands, blinking eyes, or someone …

Apple News