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TAT founder Hampus Jakobsson leaves RIM for startup land

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RIM just can't seem to avoid staff shakeups. Hampus Jakobsson, The Astonishing Tribe founder and a key factor in BlackBerry 10's interface design, has signaled that he's leaving the smartphone maker. He cites an itch to launch another startup as the impetus behind the move, although he hasn't said...
TAT founder Hampus Jakobsson leaves RIM for startup land

Community-powered satnav app Waze hits 12m users and launches Android app v3.0

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Waze, the GPS navigation service that allows drivers to share traffic conditions automatically in real-time, has announced that it has hit the 12m user milestone, on the same day as it launches version 3.0 of its Android app. The latest iteration of the Android app introduces an interface overhaul, as...
Community-powered satnav app Waze hits 12m users and launches Android app v3.0

Facebook Testing “Related Photos,” Showing Users Excerpts from Other Albums

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Facebook is experimenting with a new feature that appears in the right sidebar while a user browses the in-house Photos application. Called “Related Photos”, it displays two types of shots: photos from other albums by the person who uploaded the shot you’re currently looking at, and additional photos of your...
Facebook Testing “Related Photos,” Showing Users Excerpts from Other Albums

How do you reward a faithful commenter on your blog? A $540K investment ain’t bad

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Engagio founder William Mougayar Engagio, a Toronto startup founded by William Mougayar that helps people keep track of the conversations they are having in comment threads across the web, has raised $540,000 led by Rho Canada and New York investor Fred Wilson. The unique thing about Engagio is that it...
How do you reward a faithful commenter on your blog? A $540K investment ain’t bad

When Apple Fired Scott Forstall, It Fired Its Most Prolific Inventor

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When Apple forced its mobile software leader Scott Forstall out of the company, it pushed out the most prolific inventor at the company, as measured by recent patent filings. Forstall's name is on 166 pending patent applications. That's more than anyone at the company, according to data from investment bank...
When Apple Fired Scott Forstall, It Fired Its Most Prolific Inventor

WWDC 2013 announced for June 10-14: Apple to talk future of iOS, OS X; tickets on sale tomorrow

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This morning, Apple officially announced that its 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place at Moscone West in San Francisco from Monday, June 10 until Friday, June 14th. Tickets for the conference are now on sale tomorrow morning The conference typically includes several sessions for iOS and OS X...
WWDC 2013 announced for June 10-14: Apple to talk future of iOS, OS X; tickets on sale tomorrow

Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 launch - live

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In a joint event with Microsoft in Manhattan today Nokia is revealing the first smartphones built for Windows 8. Follow all the developments here liveToday's launch of Nokia's Lumia Windows 8 phones is seen by many as a last chance for the Finnish company to remain in the smartphone race...
Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 launch - live
132-page document shows full extent of iPhone's influence on Samsung interface design
The best tech writing of the week, November 25

VLC 2.0 Released: What’s New, And An Interview With VideoLAN Developers

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Back in February 2010, I wrote a post for MacStories about Lunettes, a codename of a new interface for VideoLAN’s popular media player VLC. Back then, I used to spend a good portion of my days fiddling with media players and skins for VLC, which I used to access a...
VLC 2.0 Released: What’s New, And An Interview With VideoLAN Developers

Languages: A blazingly fast and lovely offline translation dictionary app for iPhone

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Winning an Apple Design Award doesn’t happen to just any app. Apple picks and chooses apps that it feels exemplify attention to detail in interface design and interaction and it does so for a few reasons. First, of course, is to encourage those developers and designers that take extreme care...
Languages: A blazingly fast and lovely offline translation dictionary app for iPhone

Regarding Apple’s Edge and the new Apple TV Interface

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Alongside a hardware update that supports 1080p playback, the new Apple TV introduced a brand new grid-like interface that draws upon influences from iOS. Where previous Apple TV interfaces were more or less clickwheel-iPod inspired, the new interface replaces sleek and jewel-like menus for a series of colorful icons...
Regarding Apple’s Edge and the new Apple TV Interface

Skype For Windows 8 Is Way Ahead Of iPad Version Design-Wise

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Look! Skype managed to make a non-hideous version of its app. Say what you like about Windows 8, but Microsoft seems to have knocked developers into line when it comes to interface design. Exhibit a: Skype for Not-Metro, which not only matches the minimal tile design of the OS, but...
Skype For Windows 8 Is Way Ahead Of iPad Version Design-Wise
Fighting Words: What Apple Means When It Says ‘Post-PC’

Apple's senior designer Everaldo Coelho joins Brazilian mobile entertainment company Movile

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Apple alum Everaldo Coelho is joining Movile as head of User Experience, the Brazilian company announced today. Well known in the UX and UI community, the Brazilian designer had announced a few days ago on Twitter that he was leaving his role at Apple for an exciting new opportunity. As you may...
Apple's senior designer Everaldo Coelho joins Brazilian mobile entertainment company Movile

The challenge of the connected car: How to design compelling apps without causing accidents

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The average American spends more than two hours a day in the car. If you’re like me, you probably spend a good chunk of the remaining 22 hours each day interacting with computers, smartphones and tablets. Human nature being what it is, we don’t want to cut ourselves off from...
The challenge of the connected car: How to design compelling apps without causing accidents

With Jony Ive working on interface design, Apple hardware and software teams further collaborating

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The Wall Street Journal has profiled some of the work between hardware and software teams within Apple since Jony Ive has taken on software interface responsibilities. According to the profile, Apple’s software design team is being briefed earlier on hardware specifics than ever before. That dynamic is changing, according to the...
With Jony Ive working on interface design, Apple hardware and software teams further collaborating
Opal Labs wants to facilitate global, collaborative brainstorms

Emotional Interface Design: The Gateway to Passionate Users

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We’re changing. Our relationships online and in real life are shifting as we become more public with our private lives. Online social networks have helped our real world social networks transcend time and space making it easy (and seemingly essential) to share the triumphs, tragedies, and trite moments of...
Emotional Interface Design: The Gateway to Passionate Users

Facebook's "Evil Interfaces"

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An anonymous reader writes "Tim Jones over at the EFF's Deep Links Blog just posted an interesting article on the widespread use of deceptive interface techniques on the Web. He began by polling his Twitter and Facebook audience for an appropriate term for this condition and received responses like 'Bait-and-Click'...
Facebook's "Evil Interfaces"

Check out these 25 sources of great mobile design inspiration

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They say you should never judge a book by its cover: sage advice from back in the day. But now, mobile apps are often judged by their icons and interfaces; all it takes to make a bad impression is a dated design, no matter how useful or well-coded your app...
Check out these 25 sources of great mobile design inspiration
Macintosh Icon Designer Reflects On Her Work at Apple

Microsoft: Google copied Apple's smartphone interface design

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Today at its Windows Phone event in San Francisco, Microsoft acknowledged the important impact that Apple had on the smartphone industry, noting that its iPhone was indeed what I would call a singular device. Then it knocked Google, calling it out as an essential copy of Apple’s smartphone interface. And then, the...
Microsoft: Google copied Apple's smartphone interface design

Social TV app yap.TV wants to help broadcasters reach your second screen

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The social TV app yap.TV is launching Live Pulse, a button that informs users that live synced content is available while they are watching a show, the company announced today. Besides Live Pulse, the startup is also introducing a CMS that lets broadcasters and content owners manage their own second screen...
Social TV app yap.TV wants to help broadcasters reach your second screen

New Office Has Compelling Enhancements but Also Big Holes

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The new version of Microsoft Office offers compelling enhancements to its capabilities and interface design, as well as improvements in cloud functionality that......
New Office Has Compelling Enhancements but Also Big Holes

Slow Windows 8 Sales Hurt Intel (INTC, MSFT)

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Intel accidentally dropped its quarterly earnings report a few minutes before the stock market closed today. Fortunately, it was a solid-enough quarter, beating some expectations and missing on others. Intel is trading up about 2% after hours. Intel reported $0.48 in earnings per share versus expectations of $0.45, thanks to...
Slow Windows 8 Sales Hurt Intel (INTC, MSFT)

Facebook's "Evil Interfaces"

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Social networking companies don't have it easy. Advertisers covet their users' data, and in a niche that often seems to lack a clear business model, selling (or otherwise leveraging) that data is a tremendously tempting opportunity. But most users simply don't want to share as much information with marketers...
Facebook's "Evil Interfaces"
Couch Player Is An iPad Music App That Puts The Playlist Front And Center

Bill Gates Was Speechless When A Microsoft Manager Compared Windows To A Toilet (MSFT)

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Hillel Cooperman quit Microsoft about five years ago to found his own software design company, Jackson Fish Market. Today, Cooperman described a meeting in 2003, when he tried to convince Bill Gates that different software features could have different types of designs.  As an engineer, Gates had a firm...
Bill Gates Was Speechless When A Microsoft Manager Compared Windows To A Toilet (MSFT)
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