Context app for presentations

From An Apple Alum, An App That Makes Design Presentations A Cinch
By Shonquis Moreno, fastcodesign.com

Called Context, the software allows designers to mock up backgrounds and settings, without resorting to photoshop or outside photography.

Con­text, a new app cre­at­ed by a design­er for design­ers, is poised to make it vast­ly eas­i­er and fast…

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The human body is the next interface

Why The Human Body Will Be The Next Computer Interface
By Fjord, fastcodesign.com

Fjord charts the major innovations of the past, and predicts a future of totally intuitive “micro gestures and expressions” that will control our devices.

By now you’ve prob­a­bly heard a lot about wear­ables, liv­ing ser­vices, the Inter­net of…

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Night reading on ipad to protect melatonin production

(via How to Enable Night-Reading Theme in any iPad or iPhone App)

iPhone as psycho research lab

Your iPhone Is A Reliable Research Lab
By Shaunacy Ferro, popsci.com

A new study says that smartphones are feasible for use in psychological testing.

Josef Bless, a PhD can­di­date in psy­chol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Bergen in Nor­way, was lis­ten­ing to music on his phone when he noticed the sim­i­lar­i­ty…

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Basis band is the best fitness tracker

Basis Band Review: The Only Fitness Tracker Worth Buying
By Dan Nosowitz, popsci.com

The first fitness tracker that could actually help you get in shape, thanks to a goals system that works with your life and sensors that actually track your fitness.

The Basis Band is the best fit­ness track­er on the mar­ket. It’s the best beca…

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Square business in a box

Square unveils ‘Business in a Box’
by Daniel Terdiman, cnet.com

The online-payment company’s Business in a Box bundle has everything needed to get up and running with Square Register. iPad not included.

Square today unveiled its “Busi­ness in a Box” pack­age, a bun­dle includ­ing all the com­po­nents need­ed…

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Scan dock smartphone scanning

Scan Documents From Your Smartphone With Scandock
Anita Li, mashable.com

Smartphones are multi-purpose gadgets that organize our lives. While it’s not uncommon to hear of mobile devices doubling as planners, cameras and recorders, what about scanners?The Scandock claims to turn your smartphone into a “professional-grad…

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Record and observe 1 second of your life every day

(via Cesar Kuriyama: One second every day | Video on TED.com)

Apple’s trademarked stores

Take A World Tour Of Apple’s Newly Trademarked Stores
By Addy Dugdale, fastcompany.com

First it won ownership of a rountangle—that’s a rectangle with rounded corners—and now Apple has patented its store design. You know, lots of giant glass, pale wood, and nerds in royal-blue tees.

Apple has won itself a trade­mark for its retai…

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Re-imagining the words of work

Why Tweaking Your Career Vocabulary Can Radically Improve Your Life
By Amber Rae, fastcompany.com

Reimagining the words we use to define work—and ourselves—is a powerful exercise.

Words are pow­er­ful. The lan­guage we use influ­ences how we think, feel, act, and inter­act with the world. That’s why I pro­pose a new kind of dic­tio­nary. O…

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3 billion check-ins let Foursquare highlight the most awesome places

3 billion check-ins let Foursquare highlight the most awesome places in the U.S.
John Koetsier, venturebeat.com

Three billion check-ins and tens of millions of tips ought to add up to something. In Foursquare’s case, that means the “Best of” series, which highlights “the most awesome places in cities across the U.S.”The location-based social network, which …

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