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Apple's plans for 2014: robots, advanced manufacturing processes and more

Every time Apple introduces a new product at a media event, they love showing us a video depicting the incredible, and sometimes pioneering, manufacturing methods used to create their latest and greatest device. The most recent example came a few weeks ago during Apple's special media event where...

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Adobe has a new Edge in its HTML5 tools

Adobe has come a long way in more than three decades as a company, and while a lot of attention lately has been given to security breaches and its subscription model, there is a lot of innovation going on behind the scenes. Last month, I had the chance to sit down with Sarah Hunt, who works on...

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App icons don't have to suck

The days of skeuomorphic icons are gone and in their place are clean, flat icons designs that, in theory, offer an attractive and modern feel. But when the desire for something simple comes at the cost of relevance, icons take a turn for the worse. Instead of overly elaborate and detailed...

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Re-create the iOS 7 home screen in Microsoft Word

Vaclav Krejci is the madman behind this video. Watch as he re-creates the iOS home screen -- stock icon by stock icon -- in Microsoft Word. I don't know what's more compelling here: Krejci's thorough knowledge of Word's tools or the fact that the word processing software can be used so effectively...

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Apple designers discuss their iconic work in web series and e-book

Much has been said about Apple's attention to design. Now FastCoDesign.com has packaged an exhaustive oral history of Apple design in a series of six articles, four of which have been published as of today. The full oral history is also available in a book by Max Chafkin titled Design Crazy,...

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Reality Absorption Field: From Passé to Pastels

If tradition and reported rumors prevail, September will likely mark the debut of iOS 7, which Apple characterizes as the biggest revision to its mobile operating system since the its debut. It includes a host of features that range from the nice-to-have (such as iTunes Radio and updates to...

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It's the little things: The tiny changes that may make you fall in love with iOS 7

When Apple launches iOS 7 later this year it will be the biggest overhaul the mobile operating system has ever received. But with change comes fear, and there's already a divide forming between those who can't let go of the iOS they know and love and those who welcome the revamp with open arms....

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A designer responds to iOS 7

As has been said many times by many people, including Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to iOS since the original iPhone launched way back in 2007. With iOS 7, Apple has re-calibrated much of what we've grown accustomed to seeing in previous versions of iOS. iOS 7 introduces a vastly revamped...

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The designer Steve Jobs might have hired

Famed German designer Richard Sapper has revealed in an interview with Dezeen that Steve Jobs once wanted to hire him to design Apple's computers: Jobs once wanted to hire me to do the design of Apple [computers] but the circumstances weren't right because I didn't want to move to California and...

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iOS 7 Clock app icon shows the current time... to the second

As more and more developers are getting their hands on the iOS 7 beta, we're starting to hear about some rather interesting little touches. The latest? The iOS 7 Clock app icon shows the current time, complete with moving second hand. This is according to an unnamed developer who sent in the above...

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Susan Kare likes iOS 7's icons

Susan Kare may not be a household name, but her work has likely graced your computer at some point in time. Though she is best known for her icon design work on the original Apple Macintosh computer, she has also designed icons for other well-known companies like PayPal, Facebook and Microsoft....

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Wired and the design behind the iOS 7

On the heels of its iOS 7 coverage, Wired has taken the time to dive into the story about how the overhaul to Apple's iOS platform came to be. Instead of retreading the old route from Scott Forstall to Jony Ive, the magazine explores the psychological justification of skeuomorphism and how...

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Apple unveils a new iOS 7 site

As you might expect, Apple has unveiled a brand-new official website for iOS 7, showing off the new operating system, its new (flat!) look and new features. You can see a hint of what the new look is like above, but of course the website goes into much more detail, and shows off all of the new...

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Adobe Releases Kuler for iPhone

Rejoice designers. Adobe has released a free Kuler app for iPhone. Kuler is a free service offered by Adobe that helps designers with the creation and sharing of color themes using a series of slides and color wheels. The site is fun, but the app is a powerful addition. The app allows designers...

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Mac font designer awarded AIGA Medal

Many Mac users probably don't give a second thought to the fonts on the screen, but they make up a critical part of the user experience in any GUI-based operating system. Fonts are so important that Steve Jobs even called them out during his famous Stanford commencement speech. Now Jonathan...

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