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Emoji are insanely popular, despite the near-endless stream of stickers and GIFs that dominate our messaging apps these days. But depending on where you live, some emoji are more popular than others. The folks behind SwiftKey, the predictive keyboard app for iOS and Android, have been mining their...

August 20th 2015 at 2:12pm 0 Comments
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Guild Wars 2's economy remains a hot-button issue even two-and-a-half years after its release. In this week's exploration of the blogosphere, one writer pulls out all the stops to let you know what's broken about this MMO's economy -- and how it can be fixed. In addition to this thoughtful read, G...

January 20th 2015 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Apple emoji are among the best in its class, created with an attention to detail that is unrivaled on other platforms. It's not surprising that stock footage company Dissolve chose to use Apple Color emoji in its recent "Emoji Among Us" mockumentary about the explosion of these special characters...

July 24th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Social networks love emoji. And those better-than-real-words icons love social networks right back. Emojli is possibly the next step in that blossoming relationship: a social network with "no words, no spam, just emoji." It hasn't launched yet, but the iOS-bound network already polices a rigorous...

July 1st 2014 at 1:32am 0 Comments
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Iconographer and graphic designer Susan Kare is a graphic designer and was a member of the original Macintosh team. Susan created -- if you'll forgive me -- some of the most iconic images in the history of personal computing, including the "Happy Mac," its companion the Sad Mac, the original Macin...

June 19th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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This year's WWDC event brought with it the announcement of Yosemite, Apple's latest edition of OS X. Beyond Yosemite's new features and abilities, the operating system also showcases a general makeover of the look of the user interface, including brand new dock icons. Below you can take a glance a...

June 3rd 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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The Google I/O developer conference is just over two months away, but it's never too early to start opining about what the software giant is planning to show. Try not to be overwhelmed with excitement, kids: according to documents leaked by Android Police (seemingly confirmed by Google's own Partn...

April 14th 2014 at 5:28pm 0 Comments

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

March 19th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The days of skeuomorphic icons are gone and in their place are clean, flat icons designs that, in theory, offer an attractive and modern feel. But when the desire for something simple comes at the cost of relevance, icons take a turn for the worse. Instead of overly elaborate and detailed icons t...

October 31st 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The news is out! Lobi are now accessible account-wide! They're no longer bound to a single character! While I would love to be able to write an entire column about how happy the change has made me, I won't make our readers endure it, but it sure was a fun way to start off this week's Captain's Log....

September 30th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The Iconfactory is a design company that helps create interface designs and icons for various apps. With the impending release of iOS 7 and the flat redesign that's coming with it, the company has published a blog post detailing what the shift to flat icons means for designers. At first glance th...

August 12th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments