19984 - Apple Macintosh

A nice article on designboom.com, I've used so many of these :)

"Apple presents 30 years of mac, highlighting 3 decades of tech design

Thirty years ago, apple introduced the macintosh with the aim to put the creative power of technology in everyone’s hands. in 1984, most people didn’t even know how to use a computer.

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The Origins of Common UI Symbols

A nice little article about icon design and the origin of everyday symbols;
"They are road signs for your daily rituals — the instantly recognized symbols and icons you press, click and ogle countless times a day when you interact with your computer. But how much do you know about their origins?"
Read More: https://readymag.com/shuffle/ui-symbols/

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Start Application as Root

Sometimes an application won't start as a result of wrong/corrupt permissions.
Whenever that happens you can unistall, repair permissions and reinstall the software...

But when you have no time and are on a deadline you can try launching the application after temporarily enabling root user on your machine.
You can find steps to enable root user here: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1528

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iOS location services

iOS 7 keeps a track on where you hang out most, allowing it to cache relevant nearby data. Once you’ve used iOS 7 for a while, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services to view a list of where you've been most. Near the bottom, you’ll see a place to tap that groups your locations into areas. Tap on a specific region and you’ll get a map with all the places your iPhone has recorded a location. If you are worried you can turn this feature off in the same place.

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iOS , quickly shoot in Burst mode

Now we're gona use burst mode even more!
How to Quickly shoot in burst mode; The redesigned Camera app has a nifty trick up its sleeve: if you want to shoot in burst mode, taking multiple shots in quick succession, just click and hold the volume-up button.
:-)))

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A nice simple guide / manual to using your iPhone compass for basic navigation.
"Lineup the compass needle to your heading and then tap on the compass face to lock it. The heading will be bolded and highlighted with a short white line on the compass face. As you walk around, the compass will track your direction and will draw a red arc on the inside of the compass dial that shows you how far you are deviating from your intended target. When you are done, just tap on the compass face and your heading point will be removed."
Nice and super simple :)

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First time user experiences

I stumbled on this little tumbler blog with an interesting overview of "first time user experiences" of (mobile)apps. The site gives a nice review of the first time user experience, a description about the app, and some cons and pros of the application. Interesting to follow and to review new experience in apps for any ux designer.
http://firsttimeux.tumblr.com

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iCee5c

iCee5c Every Color has a story. Fun overview of iPhone 5c commercials
Loving the simplicity, motion and sound in these little clips !
See them all at: http://isee5c.tumblr.com

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"The recently popularized “flat” design style may be a trend, but it is also the manifestation of a desire for greater authenticity in design, a desire to curb superfluous decoration and to focus on the content itself. " A nice article about the where digital design is going: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/07/16/authentic-design/

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The iPhone 5c seems remarkably successful in it's sales compared to the sales of the 4 and 4s last year!
According to CIRP Phone 5c accounted for 27% of iPhone sales vs. 64% for iPhone 5s. In the previous year the iPhone 4s captured 23% vs. 68% for iPhone 5.

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