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What Every Young Designer Should Know, From Legendary Apple Designer Susan Kare

The Mac pixel queen boils down her advice for young designers to two simple rules.<p>If you’re reading this on a computer, you owe a debt to Susan Kare, the pioneering designer behind the original Macintosh’s icons and the first digital typefaces like Chicago, which proved that computers could have …

MacBook Air continues to work after 1,000-foot freefall from airplane

Here’s a story you don’t hear all that often: a pilot says that he accidentally dropped his MacBook Air from his airplane and that the notebook lived …

Photos: Purported physical mockups of black and gold 5.5-inch iPhone 6s compared to 4.7-inch model

This fall, Apple is expected to unwrap two next-generation iPhones with larger displays: a 4.7-inch model and a 5.5-inch higher-end “phablet” variant. While the 4.7-inch model has had physical mockups floating around the web for the past few months, parts or shells for a 5.5-inch model have not …

Review: LifeProof Nüüd is just the right amount of protection for your iPhone 5/5s

This case has been around for a while, and frankly, I’ve always been a no-case kind of guy. But when I found myself not being as careful with my now almost two-year old iPhone 5, I thought that maybe I should just go all the way. Maybe I should get ahold of one of the more protective cases out …

Dryzoo coating promises to make your existing phone water resistant

While Sony has long offered waterproof smartphones, the concept has only more recently started to gain traction with other Android OEMS like Samsung. With many of us bringing our smartphone everywhere we go, it makes sense that our phones would occasionally find themselves in situations where a …

Turning off your iPhone won't stop NSA bugs, but this will

Just because you turned off your phone doesn't mean the NSA isn't using it to spy on you.<p>Edward Snowden's latest revelation about the NSA's snooping …

Automatic launches on Android, dismisses your friends when you drive

If you're a car fan making do with a slightly older ride, Automatic's $99 Link dongle is a neat thing to have around: it tracks your trips, monitors your fuel consumption, and lets you know when you're being a leadfoot. It used to be that only Apple acolytes could get their Automatic dongles …

Raydiance's R-Cut system promises "new paradigm" in high-tech glass fabrication

According to Raydiance, the R-Cut combines an ultra-short pulse laser and micromachining processes to cut very hard and brittle materials very …

Shrturl.co: You'll Never Trust a Shortened URL Again

We always like it when our people work on their own projects and hobbies. Hacking cool stuff together is in our DNA and how most of the companies that make up The Next Web got started. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that our talented designer Alexander Griffioen built a cool little tool on his …

Google Glass gets more hands-free with notifications when you glance

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Thomas Hawk<p>Google(s goog) Glass just got easier to use thanks the latest software update from Google. Now …

Edyn's Soil Sensor and Hose Attachment Make Your Garden Smart

You’ve been busy turning your home into a smart one, but what about your garden? Edyn just kicked off a Kickstarter campaign to build a combination smart soil sensor and a hose attachment so you can easily manage your garden from your smartphone.<p>Edyn’s creator, Jason Aramburu, worked as a soil …

Google Search will call out sites that don’t play well with mobile

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>One of the most annoying anachronisms from the early mobile web has attracted Google’s ire: The company is now calling out …

The mobile company planning to dethrone Apple and Samsung

Everything you need to know about the four-year-old Chinese mobile company that has become the sixth largest handset company on Earth and the third largest in China<p>Xiaomi is a <b>Chinese</b> smart phone company that plans to rival <b>Apple</b> and <b>Samsung</b> on the global market with its cut-price smart phones.<p>At this …

Textual healing: are apps the future of therapy?

One company wants to connect patients and therapists on smartphones, but not everyone's convinced the idea has merit<p>Compared with finding a therapist in a big city, signing up for text-message therapy was a breeze. All I had to do was open an app on my phone, pick a username, and type my first …

Guardian launches SecureDrop system for whistleblowers to share files

The Guardian has launched a secure platform for whistleblowers to securely submit confidential documents to the newspaper’s reporters.<p>The launch comes a year to the day since the Guardian posted the first of a series of NSA documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, sparking a …

Tinder is now a lot more like Snapchat

With 'Moments,' you can share photos instantly with all of your matches<p>Tinder wants you to know that Tinder isn't just for hooking up.<p>A big update to the company's iOS and Android app today lets you share "moments," photos that expire after 24 hours, with everyone you've ever matched with. Founder …

iCloud Drive enables non-Mac App Store apps to use iCloud document storage

Prior to OS X Yosemite and Apple’s new iCloud Drive announced on Monday, Mac developers were explicitly required to succumb to the restraints of the Mac App Store to allow their customers to use iCloud file storage within their apps.<p>Now with the introduction of iCloud Drive, which gives users much …

LaCie's popular portable drive adds more convenience and durability

Who hasn't misplaced an accessory cable at one time or another? We've all been there. Well, to combat that issue with its popular orange-draped Rugged portable drive, LaCie has built it right in. A Thunderbolt cable is now attached to the mobile storage unit, wrapping around the edge of the device …

Google leans on Twitter for help with public safety announcements

Google Public Alerts recently incorporated tweets from locations affected by natural disasters. These notifications will be pushed from places like the National Weather Service and will help keep residents informed during times of duress. The idea behind using tweets is to quickly address public …

Facebook Rolls Out One-Column Timeline Design to All Pages

Facebook today announced it has started rolling out the streamlined desktop look for Pages to everyone worldwide. All Pages should have access to the new design by the end of the week.<p>Admins accessing their Pages today will see a tour of the refreshed design, and after completing it, they can …

Apple Using M7 Motion Processor For Indoor Positioning With iOS 8

Apple has added a trick to its CoreLocation set of geopositioning tools in iOS 8, 9to5Mac has noticed, and that will make it possible for venue owners to build indoor positioning systems into software tied to their facilities. iOS 8 adds the M7 processor and iPhone motion sensors to the …

Best WWDC Feature?

Everyone asks me right after (and often during) an Apple keynote "what was the best thing they announced?" Since this event was all about software, and there were so many new features announced, I had to ponder it all and let it sink in. And I thought, "What would my wife care about?"<p>My wife …

An E-Cig That Tells You How Much You’ve Increased Your Life Expectency With Every Puff

Forget for just a moment that e-cigarettes contain several of the same toxic substances in regular cigarettes but in higher quantities such as carbon monoxide, heavy metals and <i>several</i> substances used in antifreeze known to cause cancer. Smokio claims to be the first connected e-cig to actually add …

Clippet Repackages News As Bite-Sized Audio Snippets For Mobile Social Teens

Getting teens engaged with goings-on in the wider world is arguably getting tougher, since they are being bombarded by a constant stream of digital distractions within their own social networks. In the war between the latest cute cat video/celeb selfie and the threat of civil war in Ukraine, we all …

How to fix Apple's iMessage bug

Switching from an iPhone to an Android device or Windows Phone? Read this first.<p>Apple recently has been under fire for a bug that is preventing users from receiving text messages when they switch from an iPhone to an Android or Windows Phone device and keep the same phone number. The problem has …

The iPhone 6 Had Better Be Amazing And Cheap, Because Apple Is Losing The War To Android

And if that is the case, can a mobile device that serves such a small minority of the planet stay relevant in the years to come? To put it in its bluntest terms, what is the point of launching the new Candy Crush Saga on a platform that hardly anyone — in a global sense — uses?<p>The question is not …

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple/Beats, LG, And A $200 3D Printer

Apple bought Beats, for $3 billion. LG released the next generation of the G2, which is aptly named the G3. Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel had a few old emails leak that don’t paint him in the <i>best</i> light, and we stumbled across a new 3D printer that is available at the low, low price of $200.<p>We discuss all …

Rumor roundup: Here’s what to expect from Apple at WWDC 2014 on Monday

We’re now just three days away from one of just a few big events Apple holds each year, and this year’s WorldWide Developer Conference is shaping up …