Vincent Kafka

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The new Apple Watch 4 face is a design crime

Take a look. Soak it in. This is the new face of the Apple Watch 4, running WatchOS 5, announced on stage today in Cupertino.<p>It’s a nightmare of information density. It features seven slider graphics. Seven. Some denote temperature. Some track steps. Another lets you know your Kesha track is almost …

Apple Watch

Apple iPhone XR hands on: the new default iPhone

I just spent a few moments playing with the new iPhone XR, which feels like it will be the default iPhone for many people this season. Not only does it have a very similar design to the more expensive iPhone XS model, it has many of the same features for a considerably lower price.<p>The main thing …

IPhone 8

Why Sean Tucker made the Big Switch to Sony (and a message to Canon and Fujifilm)

<i>I recently made a total switch in my gear from Canon/Fujifilm to Sony. This video gives my reasoning and why the Sony system is best for my needs as</i> …

Graphic Design on Instagram by Lucas Berghoef

Lucas Berghoef has been using his Instagram to share much more than photos, he is posting his graphic design and web design experiments and they are …

iPhone 8 hands-on: not quite X, better than 7s

The iPhone 8 is what we expected to be the iPhone 7s – but just a little bit better. Or a whole lot better, if you’re Apple making the case for …

The iPhone X vs. the competition: Beautiful screens and more

The front camera on Apple's newest flagship is pretty sweet, but it isn't the only device with an edge-to-edge screen.<p>It's been a decade since the first iPhone was introduced, so today's big announcement from Apple marks the occasion with an "X." However, the mobile scene has changed a lot since …

Mobile Technology

Apple iPhone X hands-on: 10 years in, Apple rewrites its rulebook

Apple's event just wrapped up, and we managed to get our hands on the brand new, completely redesigned iPhone X. Just as the rumors indicated, it sports an edge-to-edge screen packed into a small body -- not that much bigger than the iPhone 7 (or the new iPhone 8). It also packs facial recognition …

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus hands-on: Familiar, but not too familiar

While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus aren't a complete redesign like the iPhone X, there's still plenty to dig into here. For starters, the new phones take the glass-backed design that is also in the X -- a move that makes them work with wireless charging. But from the front, they're basically …

IPhone 8

Up close with the new LTE-enabled Apple Watch: does this really change everything?

You used to call me on my cellphone<p>Apple just announced a third version of the Apple Watch, the smartwatch it first launched in 2015. Since then, the Apple Watch has evolved into a product that’s really only great at a few things — notifications, fitness, and authentication like payments —and has …

Seamlessly download and copy YouTube videos to iPad

If you ever need to get a video off YouTube and onto your iPad or iPhone, then Softorino’s YouTube Converter 3 should be an insta-buy. It’s a $20 Mac app that grabs YouTube videos, converts them to a Mac- or iOS-friendly format, and then sends those videos wirelessly to your device. I’ve tried it …

Acquainted

The iPad could soon be ready to replace the MacBook

There has been a long-running debate over whether tablets can replace laptops, but consumers haven't responded particularly positively.<p>People are used to the clamshell shape, but most think of laptops as devices with "full" operating systems (OS); machines they can get "real work" done on, and that …

What iOS 11 tells us about the iPhone 8

<i>Render via Benjamin Geskin for iDropNews</i><p>Apple released the first build of iOS 11 to developers earlier this month and has subsequently released the second developer build as well as the first public beta. Now that the latest iOS version has been out in the wild for nearly a month, users are …

IPhone 8

Jony Ive talks Silicon Valley’s culture in BBC interview

Jony Ive was interviewed on the BBC’s <i>Today</i> program on BBC Radio 4 today, during which he talked about the importance of design, and Apple’s push to embrace diversity.<p>“At Apple, we’ve been very clear about how important it is that we have a diverse pool of talent that we can hire from,” Ive said. He …

Jony Ive

iPhone 8 'Impossible Design' Suddenly Makes Sense

The iPhone 8 has an <i>impossible design</i>. According to multiple sources, Apple will create an almost bezel-less design yet it will also integrate both the fingerprint sensor and front facing cameras under the screen. The former is plausible but the latter didn’t make sense, until now…<p>The explanation …

Just Keep Scrolling! How To Design Lengthy, Lengthy Pages

Websites with long or infinite scrolling are becoming more and more common lately, and it’s no mere trend or coincidence. The technique of long …

Web Design

Parabo Press: Photo Prints, Books, Cards & Display

Parabo is a different kind of print service for design-minded photo takers.

4 Reasons Why Using Instagram Has Become a Marketing Necessity

If you're not already an Instagram expert, make yourself one ASAP.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is your business active on Instagram? Are you leveraging it to build your personal brand? While it was once one of many possible social media platforms to market your …

You're Killing Your Iphone With These 7 Charging Mistakes

<b>You’re charging to 100%</b><p>If your palms start sweating when your battery drops below 90%, you need to chill. Maintaining a full charge is not the most …

10 of the best new graphic design tools for March

If logo design gets you going, we’ve got a number of top resources for you this month. Pentagram partner Michael Beirut discusses the “hyperbolic …

Olympus OM-D E-M1 II vs. Fujifilm X-T2 – The complete comparison

<i>Updated on: July 1st, 2018</i><p>The Olympus OM-D E-M1 II and the Fujifilm X-T2 are two of the most advanced performers you can find on the market today, …

How I Light: Nick Fancher on Creating Dramatically Illuminated Portraits with Plenty of Experimentation | Rangefinder

<b>Columbus, OH</b> <b><br>Genre:</b> Portraits <b><br>Style:</b> Dramatic, emotive, evolving <br>@nickfancher | nickfancher.com<p>My lighting usually yields vibrant colors and dark, …

Canon

Samsung’s biggest challenge now is Google software, not Apple hardware

The Galaxy S8 signals an escalation in Samsung’s rivalry with Google<p>It’s an occupational hazard among gadget geeks to fixate on new hardware, and yesterday’s introduction of the gorgeous Galaxy S8 by Samsung made that easier than ever. I could write for days about how pretty and pleasant that new …

30 web design tools to speed up your workflow in 2018

The right web design tools can streamline your workflow, helping you work smarter – rather than harder – and more efficiently. After all, you want to …

How the Galaxy S8 stacks up against iPhone 7

Samsung delivered the Galaxy S8 series today, and the phones are everything fans hoped they would be. The gorgeous, curved-glass form factor packs the latest specifications, stunning Infinity Displays and features like iris scanning.<p>But how do the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ stack up against iPhone 7 …

IPhone 7

Xcode 8.3 provides more hints at 120Hz iPad Pro displays

The latest update to Xcode has provided another hint that Apple’s next-generation iPad Pro will feature a faster 120Hz display.<p>Existing iPhone and iPad displays max out at 60Hz, but higher refresh rates allow for a smoother experience when playing graphically intensive games and using Apple …

IPad Pro

Building For Mobile: RWD, PWA, AMP Or Instant Articles?

14 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

InVision x Dropbox Paper: A Case Study for Collaborating to Success

Working from home sounds like the dream, right? You can work in your pajamas, set your own hours, and take your dog for a walk in the afternoon. You …