Kindle Fire: The First iPad Competitor

Sep 29, 11 Kindle Fire: The First iPad Competitor

Posted by in Futurism, News

Amazon's new cloud-based browser isn't just "faster". It's a complete remaining of the Web.

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iOS 5: Can It Replace Your Computer?

Jun 25, 11 iOS 5: Can It Replace Your Computer?

Posted by in iPhone

Apple took the wraps off iOS 5 earlier this month, giving many people the features they’d been requesting for years. Some of these features have already changed the game for some developers— potentially even sinking several companies by snatching their design right out from under them. And, hey, doesn’t the new...

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Exclusive: Clayton Miller on Interface Design

Jun 16, 11 Exclusive: Clayton Miller on Interface Design

Posted by in Futurism, Interviews, News

A while back, many of us in the UI/UX world were blown away by a concept video called “10/GUI”. Predating the iPad and all other large-scale multitouch displays, interface designer Clayton Miller discussed a completely new method of integrating touchscreen on the desktop: a UI designed around gestures that kept some of...

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Storify: The Reinvention of Storytelling

Apr 25, 11 Storify: The Reinvention of Storytelling

Posted by in Media, News

YZKZ7TT85933 Is Storify, the new just-outta-beta storytelling tool, poised to change reporting? Or is it just another microblogging app? One of the criticisms leveled at social media is that everyone is just talking and talking without a whole lot to say. And to some extent that’s been the problem evident since Twitter first...

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Are “Tactile Touchscreens” In Our Future?

Nov 29, 10 Are “Tactile Touchscreens” In Our Future?

Posted by in Futurism

A new patent filing from Microsoft (of all places) hints at a “textured touchscreen”: a tactile surface that could change shape at will. Is this the beginning of the end of physical keyboards? Here’s how it works. The screen, coated with a “shape-memory polymer”– think memory foam– can...

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Amazon: You Wanna Buy Something. Trust Us.

Nov 05, 10 Amazon: You Wanna Buy Something. Trust Us.

Posted by in Uncategorized

Amazon’s new Windowshop app for iPad fills a need I didn’t know existed: “I have all this disposable income and no idea what i should buy online.” (Part of me wants to say something snarky in response, but, sadly, I think most of us can relate to this– at least in a physical store.) In...

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October Roundup: iPhone Finance, Predictive Twittering, & the Death of Privacy

Oct 25, 10 October Roundup: iPhone Finance, Predictive Twittering, & the Death of Privacy

Posted by in News

October’s been a hell of a month here at Appculture. In case you missed it, here are some of the events and ideas you should know about: Appculture Articles It’s 2010: songs have gotten more depressing, bloggers have become more happy, and, uh, Twitter can now predict the stock market — a couple days early....

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Why the Mac App Store Matters

Oct 20, 10 Why the Mac App Store Matters

Posted by in Mac

Today, Apple announced that they would no longer make computers. Well, not exactly. In fact, they just announced the new Air.  (Which, incidentally, is pretty awesome.) But if there was any doubt as to where Apple is headed, it’s become crystal clear. Computers are meant to be appliances. But whether this will...

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Location Services will erode trust, smash hierarchy, and change the world

Oct 14, 10 Location Services will erode trust, smash hierarchy, and change the world

Posted by in Futurism, Online

“Where are you?” Such a simple question. The raison d’etre of cell phones. And a question that will define the century. Location services are here to stay, and they will irrevocably change both the physical and psychological terrain of our planet. They will come to represent the apex of algorithmic...

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7 Trends to Watch in the Era of Overload

Oct 04, 10 7 Trends to Watch in the Era of Overload

Posted by in Futurism, Media, Online

“Information is now the most abundant commodity on earth,” writes Graham Button, but “real wealth is owning your time. And ambition for that ownership lifts people out of poverty, creates a middle class, and drives innovation.” In a succinct and beautiful new post, branding strategist Graham Button lays out...

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