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How Can Graph Analytics Uncover Valuable Insights About Data?

Part I of our series on graph analytics introduced us to graph analytics, and its brethren graph databases. We talked about the use of graph analytics to understand and visualize relationships between people and devices that are part of the same network. From these relationships, we can apply …

Anaplan’s CEO gets it: Use data to make your software a hit

SAN FRANCISCO — Financial-planning software doesn’t need to be unwieldy. In fact, it can run with a few taps on Anaplan chief executive Fred Laluyaux’s iPad.<p>While meeting with VentureBeat in a little room at his company’s headquarters here recently, Laluyaux pulled up apps for forecasting sales, …

Why the wealthiest countries are also the most open with their data

The Oxford Internet Institute this week posted a nice visualization of the state of open data in 70 countries around the world, reflecting the willingness of national governments to release everything from transportation timetables to election results to machine-readable national maps. The tool is …

How companies can make better use of big data

Like bacteria, big data are lurking in the stomachs of cows. Some farmers are using sensors and software to analyze it and predict when a cow is getting ill.<p>Just like customers, cows do not always speak out when something is wrong. But companies can use data to predict potential risks and …

Big Data

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Comet ISON brightening fast as its moment of truth nears

“We might witness a nice, long-tailed comet visible to the naked eye that will leave millions of people with fond memories for a lifetime, or maybe …

Astronomy

The ultimate guide to flat design

It is easy to say that 2013 has so far been the year of flat design.<p>Even Apple, the driver of the skeuomorphic design trend for many years, is trying …

Apple’s iOS 7 closely follows Google’s design principles

Tuesday, along with the announcement of two new iPhones, Apple officially unveiled its new mobile operating system, iOS 7. It comes with some major changes, the most apparent of which is a new look, devoid of skeuomorphs (such as notepad pages that look like paper notepads). It’s part of a broader …

Graphic Design

Apple Is Embracing The Flat Design Trend - Are You?

Since the preview of the iOS7 at the 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference on June 10th, Apple has shaken the design industry with its new UI enhancements. While many designers expected Appleto move towards flat design, not many expected what they saw.<p>The iOS7’s UI is not fully flat; however, it is …

iOS 7, Windows 8, and flat design: In defense of skeuomorphism

<i>By Yair Grinberg, CEO, EveryThink</i><p>Skeuomorphism, at a basic level, means borrowing design concepts inherent to an old technology or approach while implementing new design.<p>Examples include a “yellow pad” background representing notes section on a phone, a wooden bookshelf for the user interface of an …

How Apple's iOS 7 Changes Everything For App Designers

If you are a mobile <i>developer</i> getting to know what’s new in iOS 7, you’ve actually got it fairly easy. It’s the mobile <i>designers</i> who are banging their heads against the wall.<p>Everything app designers knew about the look and feel of iOS has basically been tossed out the window in iOS 7. Buttons no …

Polls: Do You Prefer Apple's Flat or Skeumorphic Design?

Apple recently unveiled iOS 7, a striking redesign of its iPhone and iPad operating system. As<p>Apple recently unveiled iOS 7, a striking redesign of its iPhone and iPad operating system. As Apple CEO Tim Cook stated, iOS 7 comes as “the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone.” …

The Benefits of Flat Design

This story appears in the October 2013 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>While a digital user interface can be beautifully shaded with gradients and rounded corners, there's something a little more honest about flat design, an aesthetic that eliminates drop shadows and other attempts to create a …

36 High-Quality Flat Design Resources

In contrast to skeuomorphic design, flat design focuses on simple shapes, colors and typography to emphasize clarity and usability. It was a term …