The 2017 iPhone will reportedly ditch the home button to kill its giant bezels


Another day, another iPhone rumor. The latest report from Bloomberg indicates that the 2017 iPhone will kill the home button. This isn’t the first time the rumor has popped up, mind you; it’s been floating around ever since we’ve been told the 2017 iPhone will have a curved OLED display. The point appears to be killing the top and bottom bezels as much as possible. The craziest bit about the rumor though is what Apple will do the TouchID sensor. It could just most it to the back, Google-style, but instead it appears Apple may build TouchID into the display itself. The…

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iOS has a nifty hidden feature that parents are gonna love


I don’t have any kids, but our designer Alex does – and he tells me he’s found a neat hidden feature in iOS that every parent is gonna love. Whenever Alex has to get work done at home, he’d put on a funny video on his iPhone and pass it over to his son, hoping to steal the kid’s attention for a few minutes and comfortably focus on the task at hand. But kids tend to be pretty touchy-feely with phones, so eventually his son would close the video and Alex would have to put it on again – this could get a bit annoying after…

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BlokDust is the most beautiful way to make music in your browser


Even though professional musicians often use tools like Logic or Ableton, there are a lot of ways to make music in your browser. From Google Music Lab to Incredibox, they all offer an accessible way of creating sounds. With BlokDust, making music is now beautiful too. The open source project works like a digital version of Lego… for sounds. You get to play with colored blocks in all kinds of shapes, to create a musical machine to your liking. By coupling Power blocks with Source and Effect blocks, it’s easy to get an interesting concoction up on your screen. The problem is…

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Become your company’s marketing guru with the Marketing Analytics Mastery Bundle


Every business needs to market itself effectively to succeed in today’s competitive environment. And by mastering different data and marketing analytics tools, you’ll turn into an in-demand professional any company would want to hire. The Marketing Analytics Mastery Bundle is your ticket there, giving you all the instruction you need to turn into your company’s marketing maven. You can currently pick up this nine-course collection for over 90 percent off from TNW Deals. Through 62 hours of instruction, you’ll learn a variety of essential marketing skills, including: Explore the intricacies of Google Adwords and Analytics, mastering everything from data optimization…

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Pattern brings focused and simple design drawing to the iPad


Since its inception, the iPad has always been marketed as the perfect digital device for illustration. Thanks to apps like Paper, and the recent addition of the Apple Pencil to its accessories, it’s become a popular device for digital artists. However, most of these apps focus on creative drawing like portraits and landscapes. Former Facebook designer Andy Chung lead the introduction of Reactions on Facebook, is trying to change that by fill a gap in the iPad illustration market. His new iPad app, Pattern, is the first of its kind in its simplicity. Laser-focused on creating the perfect design drawing experience and tailored to a geometric…

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Video: Steve Wozniak discusses the importance of education and coding


When faced with the dilemma, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates both opted to drop out of college to pursue other passions – the former to work on Apple and the latter on Microsoft. Since then, this snippet of history has become a parable for success across the globe and probably the most cited example that you don’t need a college degree to achieve greatness. Similarly to Jobs and Gates, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak didn’t finish his degree either – not the first time at least. After completing three years of college, Woz ditched school to work at Hewlett-Packard before eventually partnering up with Jobs to start Apple…

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Visit Yosemite National Park with Obama in this 360-degree video


Having visited Yosemite at the end of last year, I can tell you it’s one of the most beautiful places on earth. Now you have a chance to experience it from the comfort of your phone, thanks to a 360-degree Facebook video produced by National Geographic, Oculus Studios and Felix & Paul Studios. A few months ago, the First Family visited Yosemite National Park for the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service. The video was produced by capturing the majestic landscapes alongside the President’s visits to different sites in the park. It’s an impressive look at one of the world’s…

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