Apple to reinvent the Modular Computer, powered by iPhone

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A new patent by Apple made public recently, (by AppleInsider) suggests that Apple is exploring the Modular Computer concept of turning an iPhone into a “Brain” (computing unit) that powers a MacBook device. But, what does it mean? Well, in a nutshell, a MacBook-like body (screen, keyboard and lots of batteries), as an “accessory device”, without a CPU. The idea is that you’d dock your iPhone into the accessory device (MacBook) to power it.

Apple is going to reinvent the Modular Computer, powered by an iPhone

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UX vs. Cyber-Security – Where do we draw the line?

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UX Vs Cyver Security

As UXers, we design with users’ needs in mind (User centered design), we think from our end-users’ perspectives, and we always do our best to design the most intuitive and user-friendly products. But when it comes to simplicity and UX vs. Security and privacy, where do we draw the line? how can we balance between the two? Is it even possible to design secured products without affecting the user-experience?

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Smartphones wants to replace desktop Computers!

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Smartphone as a Computer

 

Modern day smartphones are overtaking desktop’s dominance as the primary gateway to the internet and media consumption. Most of the users prefer smartphones over desktop computers, and Smartphones become their most important device as an alternative to a personal computer, especially with the rise of cloud computing. It looks like that the only reason to use a computer is at work, but not for long. We hold a lot of powerful devices in our hands than we have ever before, and our data is already there. So it is only natural to use our devices as desktop computers whenever we need to be productive. Simply plug your smartphone into a docking station that is also connected to a large screen and peripherals, to get an enhanced productivity experience than what’s possible with your smartphone’s tiny screen. just like the Windows 10 Continuum feature.

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Design Thinking as a framework for Innovation

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Innovative Design Thinking

Lately, there have been many articles published about Design and UX in the context of today’s hottest topics, such as Cybersecurity and Privacy. However, what’s really special about these articles is the unique approach to these issues, from a design perspective, by encouraging user-experience designers with a holistic point of view, to take part in the early stages of product design. And also to participate in the problem-solving process by applying innovative design thinking methodologies, and encouraging design driven-innovation in a variety of fields, even outside their comfort zone.  Given that nowadays, most of the designers care about a lot of issues in the tech world, and they can help in many ways to come up with better solutions. Designers have the power to change the world and improve people’s lives by making products and tools that give them magical experiences. So why not apply it everywhere?

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