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iPad 2nd Generation: For real?

Tweet Apple is definitely working on a 7-inch iPad that will sport a front and rear facing video cameras for videoconferencing using the company’s FaceTime app. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab not only has a 7-inch screen, but also has the front and rear cameras. Users and reviewers alike have praised it for its ease of handling and for being under one …

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The return of the Nokia Smartphones

Tweet Despite claiming 24 percent of worldwide smartphone sales between April and June, Nokia has not really kept pace “with the overall growth of the smartphone market,” according to IDC (International Data Group). The iPhone and other smartphone devices from HTC and Samsung largely using Google’s Android OS have steadily taken away Nokia’s control and dominance in the smartphone wars. …

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Is the iPad in need of a major overhaul?

Tweet Is Apple planning to make some changes or additions to the fledgling iPad sooner than you might think? I know that sounds crazy, but hey, the new iPod Touch and the iPhone 4 are ironically helping to speed up the iPad’s aging process. Add to this the Android tablets that are slowly—but surely—coming out to challenge the iPad’s supremacy …

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Consumers to expect a smaller tablet from Apple

Tweet Apple is reportedly preparing to offer a smaller seven-inch iPad even as the rivals are running fast to introduce their version of tablet computers. Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad is a sure winner in the tablet arena as of the moment, well, except for Samsung being the “competition”. Hewlett-Packard and others are already planning to get hold of a share of …

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Quote: Good design

Tweet Good design must be defined by appropriateness to audience and goals, and by its effectiveness, not by its adherence to Swiss design or the number of awards it wins. Drew Davies

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Not having an idea might just help you a have perfectly creative idea!

Tweet Everyone’s saying that in order to be creative, you have to have an idea. Creativity flows from your ideas, they say. But is this really absolute? How about if you honestly don’t have any idea about the matter at all. Are you doomed? Or is not having an idea helpful to make you more creative? Yes. Amazingly, not having …

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Quote: Design is not style

Tweet People think that design is styling. Design is not style. It’s not about giving shape to the shell and not giving a damn about the guts. Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn’t know it was missing. Paola Antonelli

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Quote: Magical Balance

Tweet Design is the search for a magical balance between business and art; art and craft; intuition and reason; concept and detail; playfulness and formality; client and designer; designer and printer; and printer and public. Valerie Pettis

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Quote: Visual design VS. engineering

Tweet Visual design is often the polar opposite of engineering: trading hard edges for subjective decisions based on gut feelings and personal experiences. It’s messy, unpredictable, and notoriously hard to measure. The apparently erratic behavior of artists drives engineers bananas. Their decisions seem arbitrary and risk everything with no guaranteed benefit. Scott Stevenson

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Quote: Clear thinking

Tweet Good design is a lot like clear thinking made visual. Edward Tufte

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