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My iOS 7 wish list

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Hopefully, we are soon approaching the time when Apple will reveal its roadmap for iOS for 2013 — most likely sometime this summer when the company holds its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Since I’ve used other mobile operating systems over the last year, this year leading up to the reveal...
My iOS 7 wish list

Apple drops iOS interface patent to speed Samsung trial

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There are some new developments in the Apple versus Samsung "data tapping" patent battle. Northern District of California Federal Appeals Court Judge Lucy Koh has scheduled the preliminary injunction hearing for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for June 29, and has prevented any further evidence from being presented in court on...
Apple drops iOS interface patent to speed Samsung trial

User Interface Guru Leaves RIM

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Add another member to the conga line of executive departures at Research In Motion. Hampus Jakobsson, founder of The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) — the boutique design user interface design firm RIM acquired in 2010, left the company this week ostensibly to pursue new opportunities. “I’m a startup-guy,” he explained on...
User Interface Guru Leaves RIM

★ The Trend Against Skeuomorphic Textures and Effects in User Interface Design

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Dave Wiskus, in a thoughtful piece for Macworld, “Apple and the Future of Design”: It’s curious how Apple’s hardware and software have taken such divergent paths. Looking at iOS hardware and software separately, one might think they were produced by different companies. The drop-shadows and textures of iOS stand in...
★ The Trend Against Skeuomorphic Textures and Effects in User Interface Design

Here's A Rare Behind-The-Scenes Look At Apple's Headquarters In Cupertino (AAPL)

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Apple rarely gives outsiders a look inside its Cupertino headquarters, but apparently the company makes an exception when it's trying to recruit people. 9to5mac found a recent corporate recruitment video on Apple's website which provides a nice look at what goes on behind the scenes at Cupertino. The video takes...
Here's A Rare Behind-The-Scenes Look At Apple's Headquarters In Cupertino (AAPL)

Facebook nabs former Apple UI design manager to head its product design team

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Facebook has raided Apple’s deep well of talent to lure former UI Design Manager Chris Weeldreyer over to its Menlo Park HQ, installing him as its new Product Design Manager. Weeldreyer joined Facebook on June 18, four months after he left Apple. At his former employer, he was charged with designing...
Facebook nabs former Apple UI design manager to head its product design team

Windows 8 interface called 'disappointing' by usability expert

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An expert on user interface design has called Windows 8 "disappointing" for novices and power users alike. Jakob Nielsen, principal of the Nielsen Norman Group, studied how a dozen experienced PC users interacted with Windows 8, and the conclusion was not good. "Windows 8 on mobile devices and tablets...
Windows 8 interface called 'disappointing' by usability expert
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Funding good design is now officially mainstream

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Historically the folks on Sand Hill Road haven’t been known for things like being cool or looking good — the past two decades in the Valley have been about embracing the nerd, and applauding unshowered founders that wear flip flops (or worse, those terrible barefoot webbed running shoes). But increasingly...
Funding good design is now officially mainstream
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Designing User Interfaces For Business Web Applications

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  Business Web application design is too often neglected. I see a lot of applications that don’t meet the needs of either businesses or users and thus contribute to a loss of profit and poor user experience. It even happens that designers are not involved in the process of creating...
Designing User Interfaces For Business Web Applications

Microsoft Gives Windows 8 Chief the Boot

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Steven Sinofsky. Photo: Microsoft SwedenMicrosoft isn’t just changing up its software, it’s revamping leadership. In a release Monday evening, Microsoft announced the departure of Steven Sinofsky, the chief architect of its newly-launched Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer played it diplomatically. “I am grateful for the many years...
Microsoft Gives Windows 8 Chief the Boot

Facebook recruits Apple’s UI Design Manager

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As noted by InsideFacebook, Facebook has recently picked up former Apple employee Chris Weeldreyer as its new Product Design Manager. Weeldreyer previously worked as UI Design Manager at Apple for over eight years since joining the company in November 2003. According to his Facebook page, he officially started his...
Facebook recruits Apple’s UI Design Manager
Ash Thorp on designing the UI of 'Prometheus'

Exclusive: Flipboard CEO McCue Likely to Step Down From Twitter Board Over Potential Future Conflicts (or Closer Cooperation)

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According to sources close to the situation, Flipboard co-founder and CEO Mike McCue has approached Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and co-founder Jack Dorsey about moving off the board of Twitter. It is not clear when McCue — who joined the board of the San Francisco social communications company in...
Exclusive: Flipboard CEO McCue Likely to Step Down From Twitter Board Over Potential Future Conflicts (or Closer Cooperation)

Pot kettle BlackBerry: Thorsten Heins thinks the iPhone is outdated

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Apple had the best-selling smartphone during the last two quarters of 2012 and its corporate profits, driven primarily by the iPhone, are through the roof — it made over $13 billion in the last quarter alone. Yet its competitors smell blood. Samsung attacked first, with its 2012 ad campaign making...
Pot kettle BlackBerry: Thorsten Heins thinks the iPhone is outdated

Green Dot acquires location-based services pioneer Loopt for $43.4 million in cash

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In a move straight out of left field, Green Dot, a provider of prepaid debit cards, has acquired Loopt for total consideration of $43.4 million in cash. The press release is below, we’re updating this post. Green Dot to Acquire Loopt Loopt is a pioneer in mobile user interface design,...
Green Dot acquires location-based services pioneer Loopt for $43.4 million in cash
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MIT projection system extends video to peripheral vision, samples footage in real-time

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Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed an ambient lighting system for video that would make Philips' Ambilight tech jealous. Dubbed Infinity-by-Nine, the rig analyzes frames of footage in real-time -- with consumer-grade hardware no less -- and projects rough representations of the video's edges onto a room's...
MIT projection system extends video to peripheral vision, samples footage in real-time
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Apple gets another injunction, this time on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus

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Samsung has been dealt another patent blow in a Northern California courtroom, and this time it involves a product that isn’t woefully out of date. Apple has been awarded a preliminary injunction against sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus — an important product for Google’s Android strategy — in the...
Apple gets another injunction, this time on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus

Veteran tech workers see themselves locked out of job market

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Many tech companies have called for the U.S. Congress to ease restrictions on high-skill immigration because they can't find qualified tech workers to fill open positions. Yet, many veteran IT tech workers say they can't find jobs.More than a dozen veteran IT workers, contacted through the Programmers Guild and...
Veteran tech workers see themselves locked out of job market

After taking in a combined $39k, two designers break down their digital publishing success

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After seeing modest success from their respective ebook releases, designers Sacha Greif and Nathan Barry have detailed the whole  process, from writing and designing to sales and marketing, in a podcast. Greif published part one of the series (transcript included) on Tuesday, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the work that...
After taking in a combined $39k, two designers break down their digital publishing success

SigFig Launches To Be The Data-Driven Financial Planner Of Your Dreams

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Whether you have $10,000 or $10 million dollars, trying to find help to manage your investments can be a minefield. Mid-level financial advisory firms have come under scrutiny for somewhat shady practices — so even though you can certainly find very good advisers there, it can be a crap...
SigFig Launches To Be The Data-Driven Financial Planner Of Your Dreams
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Pears is an awesome way for designers to learn how markup & style work together

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Pears is a brilliant WordPress theme created by SimpleBits, the creative studio of Dan Cederholm who is also responsible for Dribble (think show and tell for designers). The theme allows anyone to collect, test and experiment with interface pattern pairings of CSS and HTML. If you’re not an interface designer, don’t feel bad if you...
Pears is an awesome way for designers to learn how markup & style work together
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