DuckDuckGo, Apple Maps and Privacy

By Brian Geary on Jan 28, 2019 11:05:00 AM

In 2016, Apple found itself engaged in a high-profile dispute with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding the privacy and device encryption features of the company’s iPhone product line. The specific iPhone in question had been in the possession of Syed Rizwan Farook, who was suspected of conducting a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California. The FBI recovered the phone after Farook was killed in a shootout with police.

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Designing for Dark Mode

By Matt Hull on Nov 12, 2018 9:10:00 AM

The world, it seems, is getting dark.

It’s not for want of sunlight or electricity to power our myriad lighting devices. (Indeed, light pollution is considered by many to be a growing problem with environmental and public health implications.) It’s an aesthetic preference for darker colors in our daily lives. Our kitchen appliances have gone from white to black or unpainted stainless steel. Computer cases, for which “ivory” was once de rigeur, are now almost universally black or some shade of dark grey. Look around on our roads and you’ll mainly see cars that are black (even matte black), grey, or some muted shade of silver.

Topics: Apple UX
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Updating Apps for the new iPhone X

By Brian Geary on Oct 4, 2017 9:29:19 AM


It's that time of year! Brand new iPhone design means making our designers & engineers completely throw away years of their hard work and start all over again! Just kidding.... kind of.
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Apple's Face ID is a Triumph of Machine Learning Technology

By Abdul Dremali on Sep 27, 2017 11:44:52 AM

Lately the term "Machine Learning" gets kicked around like a hackysack in a stoners basement. It's becoming a ubiquitous buzzword because it really is exciting technology that's finally making its way into our lives, but a large majority of the buzz is nothing more than lazy marketing. Apple is one of the tech giants that's bringing machine learning into the mainstream in effective and even mindblowing ways.

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