This is the new Gmail design - The Verge
Google’s new Gmail design Google revealed yesterday that it’s planning to launch a new Gmail design in the coming weeks. The refreshed design will appear for…
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I’m Feeling Good About Not Starting Destiny 2 Yet
I often like to play new video games when they’re new, but I am forever grateful for whatever part of my gut kept me from diving into the first Destiny until it…
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Uses This / James Bridle
James Bridle Writer, artist Posted April 12, 2018 Filed under: artist mac writer Who are you, and what do you do? I'm James Bridle, I'm a writer and artist. I'm…
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11 Tips for Working on the iPad
In a recent episode of Connected , we rounded up some of our favorite "iOS little wonders" and Myke was surprised by one of my picks: the ability to launch…
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Making the Touch Bar finally useful
15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is my main work tool for more than a year. I use it every single day, all day long — to code, to process photos, and to write…
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Going nomad · Felix Krause
Background I moved to San Francisco summer 2015 to join Twitter. I lived in a furnished apartment for my first year, which I really enjoyed, as I didn’t have to…
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The Last Conversation You’ll Need to Have About Eating Right
It’s beyond strange that so many humans are clueless about how they should feed themselves. Every wild species on the planet knows how to do it; presumably ours…
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How do you design a design doc? – Dropbox Design – Medium
Illustration by Fanny Luor When you think about design, the word “documentation” probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But documentation is a key…
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Automated web image workflow, part 1 - BrettTerpstra.com
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The Inside Story of Reddit's Redesign
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How To Play Video Games Without Messing Up Your Body
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4,000 pieces of content, 15 writers across 3 time zones, and 1 editor
Cover image credit: Curtis MacNewton. As the sole editor of the QuickBooks Resource Center , Jimmy Daly needs to manage 4,000 pieces of content and fifteen…
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How Clark Valberg Accidentally Discovered The Weakness In Adobe’s Empi
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6 Tips for Working from Home with Your Spouse or Partner - FlexJobs
Share 35 Share 4 Email Shares 42 Working from home is a wonderful way to balance your personal and professional lives, but what would it be like to work from…
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✍️ How I journal, daily blogging, taking a day of rest, & more
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Social Media Has Hijacked Our Minds. Click Here to Fight It
Sometimes our smart phones are our friends, sometimes they seem like our lovers, and sometimes they’re our dope dealers. And no one, in the past 12 months at…
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App Ratings
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Explore v. Exploit: How to Find the Perfect Content Marketing Formula - Animalz
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How Evolutionary Biology Explains Smartphone Addiction
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How Tiny Red Dots Took Over Your Life
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Ichiro's return to Seattle won't resolve the battle raging within him
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Melanie Deziel’s Morning Routine on My Morning Routine
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🖥 Make the most of a hybrid system 📒
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How (And Why) Remote Workers Should Take Mini Retreats Together
I spend most of my time working alone from home. While this makes for an extremely productive environment, the truth is that it can get lonely. Most of my…
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On the Current State of Design Systems in UX – Innovatemap Current – Medium
I’ve been involved in no fewer than three different initiatives to create a design system in my career. 10 years ago we simply called them pattern libraries . A…
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The complete guide to designing a chatbot
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This Is the Worst Roommate Story You'll Ever Read
Alex Miller's spare room had been on Craigslist for two weeks when, last March, she got the call she'd been waiting for. The man at the other end identified…
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Alto’s Odyssey Review: Desert Tranquility
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If It’s Important, Learn It Repeatedly
A little more than a year ago, a friend took me for lunch in downtown Toronto, and we talked mostly about what we’d been reading. Immediately afterward she…
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How to recover when life feels out of control
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The Hyper-Scheduling Experiment
For the last month, I have been conducting an experiment with more deliberate scheduling of my time. For lack of a better word, I have been calling it…
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Everything Easy is Hard Again
This talk was given on October 12, 2017 at Mirror Conf in Braga, Portugal, and again on February 9, 2018 at the Awwwards Conference in Berlin. This past summer,…
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SEO Frameworks for Content Marketing
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Caring for Dogs After Tooth Removal
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New Apps for 2018 – MacStories
You can download my wallpaper here . The new year is always an opportunity for me to take some time off work and better understand how I use technology and,…
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The Pax Era aims to be the Keurig of vaporizers
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Peak Design Everyday Backpack review: I've finally stopped shopping for new bags
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HomePod vs. Amazon Echo vs. Google Home Max vs. Sonos One: Speaker showdown
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january 2018
Critic's Notebook: The Mysterious, Intriguing Future of Hulu, Post Disney-Fox Deal
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Hulu Big days ahead for Hulu, either for Disney or somebody else. We can unpack this Disney-Fox deal for years because it…
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How iOS 12 can unlock iPhone X's full potential
Apple If iPhone X is the future, then iOS is the vehicle to get us there. Apple’s latest iPhone introduces all sorts of little changes to iOS that compensate…
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january 2018
Start your days right with a consistent shutdown routine – The Sweet Setup
It may sound backwards, but the key to starting your days off right is to finish them well. When you take the time to clear your mind — and your inboxes — it…
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january 2018
Steven Heller’s Morning Routine
What is your morning routine? I wake up between 4:30 and 5:00am. I’ll get up, go to the computer, and check my email. Then I turn to my blog, The Daily Heller…
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january 2018
Creating Usability with Motion: The UX in Motion Manifesto
The following manifesto represents my answer to the question — “As a UX or UI, designer, how do I know when and where to implement motion to support usability?”…
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january 2018
Functional Animation In UX Design: What Makes a Good Transition?
Functional animation is subtle animation that has a clear, logical purpose. It reduces cognitive load, prevents change blindness and establish a better recall…
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january 2018
4 Ways Animation Can Actually Improve User Experience
Animation for the sake of “cool” can often hurt conversions since it’s distracting, but not always. There are 4 ways animation, when used properly, can actually…
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january 2018
Roger Ogden's Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
Every week, we post a new interview with someone about what software they use on their Mac, iPhone, or iPad. We do these interviews because not only are they…
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january 2018
The $50 Dinner Party You Can Completely Make Ahead
I’ve been hosting dinner parties for over ten years now, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: I don’t really want anyone to see me cook . It was…
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january 2018
3 years with Google Keep: Where it shines and where it (still) falls short
Okay, boys and girls -- time for a personal confession: You might not know it to look at me, but I have the memory skills of an 87-year-old sloth. It's a…
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january 2018
It's 2016. Why Can't Anyone Make a Decent Freaking To-Do App?
Technology has given us one-tap access to taxis, laundromats, all of history's collected information, and sex. Yet it can't give us a decent to-do list. It's…
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january 2018
How to Get a Better Night's Sleep
By Tara Parker-Pope @nytimeswell Save for Later Most people know they need to eat right and exercise to be healthy. But what about sleep? We spend about…
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january 2018
Is Noise Always Bad? Exploring the Effects of Ambient Noise on Creative Cognition
This paper examines how ambient noise, an important environmental variable, can affect creativity. Results from five experiments demonstrate that a moderate (70...
january 2018
Feng shui for your desk - The Boston Globe
Out with the balance ball chair and in with the plants. So say Kathryn Wilking and Linda Varone, two feng shui practitioners who maintain that applying the…
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january 2018
How to Apply Lateral Thinking to Your Creative Work
Decision-Making Decision-Making How to Apply Lateral Thinking to Your Creative Work “Lateral thinking is concerned not with playing with the existing pieces but…
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january 2018
Best of 2017: Creating on macOS - BrettTerpstra.com
For many of us, creating is the same as working , but I’ll make a distinction for the sake of categorization. Apps in this list that are also available on…
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january 2018
Best of 2017: Nerding out on macOS - BrettTerpstra.com
Welcome to my favorite part of the roundups: nerd stuff. Don’t worry, there’s cool stuff for everyone here, and I saved the real hardcore nerd stuff for the…
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january 2018
The Science of Sleep: A Brief Guide on How to Sleep Better Every Night
If you want to learn how to sleep better, then you're in the right place. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know if you want to get better…
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january 2018
How to Use Day One as a Commonplace Book, Part III – The Sweet Setup
Editor’s Note : This is Part 3 of a 3 part series on using our favorite Mac tools for keeping a commonplace book. You can check out Part 1 right here and Part 2…
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january 2018
How to Use Day One as a Commonplace Book: Part II – The Sweet Setup
Editor’s Note : This is Part 2 of a 3 part series on using our favorite Mac tools for keeping a commonplace book. You can check out Part 1 right here . We…
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january 2018
Keeping a Commonplace Book: Part 1 – The Sweet Setup
Editor’s Note : This is Part 1 of a 3 part series on using our favorite Mac tools for keeping a commonplace book. Despite the fact that our attention spans seem…
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january 2018
Pop Loser No. 95
Let’s see how long we can go until this thing falls apart again. POP LOSER no. 96 View this email in your browser Forward I like to “Like” people’s photos on…
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