Browsing the "design" Tag

Retail Therapy: Inside the Apple Store

September 26th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

An Apple employee is never supposed to point when giving directions in their store. For example, when asked where the iPhone cases are sold, a specialist should either gesture with an open hand or, preferably, walk the customer to the proper location. If you've ever wandered into an Apple Store just to covertly check your email, you know it's no big deal! Apple wants you to feel right at home in their stores


A Matching Numerical Keypad For Your Wireless Apple Keyboard

September 21st, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Belkin's new YourType Bluetooth Wireless Keypad looks a lot like Apple's Magic Trackpad. But the only folks who might actually find it 'magical' are accountants, because Belkin trades gestures and multi-touch input for a set of numerical keys and extra shortcuts for navigating large documents. If you've been bemoaning the lack of these extra keys on Apple's shortened wireless keyboard, you probably won't be too happy about coughing up another $60 for Belkin's solution to the problem.


Apple’s Dumbest, Sloppiest iOS 7 Screwups, Collected in One Tumblr

September 19th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

So it's come to this. We knew iOS 7 had some dumb and frustrating imperfections , but hadn't scoured every bit of it for flaws in the small details that Apple used to nail. Well, some industrious design head has given Apple's new OS a proper fisking, and put all the screwups on a Tumblr .


iTunes Radio Isn’t For You. It’s For Apple.

September 18th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

iTunes Radio is years in the making, and today, it finally lands on millions of devices via iOS 7 and the newly updated iTunes 11.1. Like anything that has been predicted and anticipated for ages, intrigued users will dive in, and in all likelihood, millions upon millions of them will become regular users.


10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Maps Master

August 31st, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The Maps Wars are on in earnest—with Apple Maps now finding its feet after a shaky start, and Bing Maps forming an integral part of Windows Phone, Google Maps can't afford to stand still.


Apple, the iPhone, and the End of Surprise

August 26th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

This might not be a video of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5c. It might not show that Apple's next flagship will look nearly identical to the iPhone 5. It might not reveal that the current black and white models will be joined by a gold—pardon, champagne version—when they are announced on Sept.


iPhone 5S Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

August 20th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple's rumored to be dropping its next iPhone September 10 . Sure, year two of an iPhone design cycle typically means an incrementally improved upon device, but it could be a bigger launch than anticipated—and not just because of the rumored iPhone 5c


Report: Apple’s Next iPhone(s?) Coming September 10th

August 11th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

According to a report from AllThingsD , Apple will be taking the lid off of its new iPhone a month from today, on September 10th. Save the date for what should be a big day—especially if it's not the only debut Apple's got up its sleeve


Do You Love Apple’s (Stolen) Clock Design? Then Strap One To Your Wrist

August 9th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple ran into a bit of trouble when it was discovered that the company's design for the clock on the iPad version of iOS 6 was pretty much ripped off from the Swiss Federal Railway . Apple ended up having to pay $21 million for the gaffe, but you can get your own copy of Hans Hilfiker's original design with Mondaine's Stop2Go watch for a slightly more reasonable $


VICTORY! Apple Has Fixed the Number 1 in iOS 7’s Calendar

August 1st, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Rejoice, humans of the Earth, for the ugly off-center 1 in Apple iOS 7's Calendar app icon has been at last, FIXED! It took almost two entire years of design rants after every update, but someone in Cupertino has at last listened and corrected what was a horrible design decision made by someone else who is no longer in Cupertino. iOS 7 beta 4 has a perfectly centered 1. Before, Apple centered the first day of the calendar using its bounding box.


The iTunes Store Is A Decade Old Today – Gizmodo

April 28th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

For better or worse , Apple has been peddling digital wares for ten years through its iTunes store. What started as a 99 cent, iPod-centric music seller has evolved into the billion dollar behemoth we know today.


Is Anyone Actually Going to Buy an iBeetle? – Gizmodo

April 22nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The much-rumored iCar may have never made it into existence , but VolksWagen's Apple-themed car has finally been made official: the iBeetle offers up some pretty deeply ingrained Apple tech. But who's actually going to buy one


Some Apple TVs Have Wi-Fi Issues, But You Can Get a Replacement

April 16th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple has admitted that some of its third-generation Apple TVs have Wi-Fi issues—but owners with affected hardware are now able to exchange it for a fully functional replacement. The affected units struggle to locate a Wi-Fi network, are sometimes unable to join a network, and experience dropped or intermittent connections, reports 9to5mac


Every Apple Exec’s Face Combined into One Jobsian Ideal

April 15th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

While the news of four out of the five highest-paid execs in the US being from Apple isn't entirely surprising, it's hard not to marvel at their collective success. Which leads to the question, "Who are these gazillionaires? And what does it look like when you blend all of their faces together?" We're so glad you asked.


WSJ: Microsoft Is Designing a Touch-Enabled Watch

April 15th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft is working with suppliers to develop a new touch-enabled watch device, which sees it jumping on the same rumored bandwagon as Apple and Samsung . Citing executives from Microsoft's suppliers , the Journal reports that Asian manufacturers have been shipping components to Ballmer and co so that the company can start developing "a watch-style device". Apparently those components include a 1.5-inch display, but other details are scant


What Famous Ads Would Look Like Today

April 13th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

It's funny how fondly we look back at classic ads—print, commercials, anything—compared to how we react to ads today. That Apple 1984 commercial? Perfection.


Report: Apple and Yahoo Are Working Together for Deeper Integration on the …

April 10th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple, which hates Google, is supposedly working with Yahoo, who will take anybody's love at this point, to figure out how "Yahoo's services can play a prominent role on Apple's iPhone and iPad", according to the WSJ. This actually shouldn't be too much of a surprise as data from Yahoo Finance and weather already pops up on the iPhone. The WSJ says Yahoo has also "contemplated ways" to replace Google as the search engine for iOS but the idea "remains a long shot" because of Yahoo's partnership with Bing (Bing powers Yahoo, after all)


Apple’s Spaceship HQ Is Getting a Downgrade From Absurd to Just Plain …

April 4th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Back in 2011, when Steve Jobs announced his plans to build a spaceship-like Cupertino HQ for Apple , we all knew it was going to be one ridiculously lavish office. But according to Bloomberg Businessweek, it's due for a bit of a downgrade before construction starts this June. It'll still be crazy, just not totally absurd


Samsung Is Building 1400 Retail Stores Inside Best Buys

April 4th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

In a bid to compete more directly with Apple, Samsung has announced that in the coming months it will open 1,400 Samsung Experience shops within Best Buy stores around the US. Following an agreement made by Sammy and Best Buy in December, the venture will see 900 stores open across the country by May, with many of the stores opening for business as soon as this month


Report: Apple’s Going to Start Making the iPhone 5S This Spring

April 2nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

According to the Wall Street Journal , Apple is already getting started on building "a refreshed iPhone similar in size and shape to its current one" this quarter, and it might be out as early as the summer. The most interesting thing about the iPhone back in the summer, though, is a precedent of accelerated release cycles. The iPad got an unexpected bump last fall, with a new processor, and this would be the second consecutive chip pushed out ahead of the typical schedule.



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