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Airplane Mode's 'Amsterdam' goes beyond the music

What makes "Amsterdam" so interesting and cool from an Apple-perspective is the muti-faceted, multi-media way in which the group handled the release — music, ebook, podcast, and app.

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Making a podcast about making a band, all made on the Mac

Something new and interesting: A podcast from iOS designers about an album they're making, all produced on the Mac.

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What it's like to post on Connect, Apple's new music network

Connect is the part of Apple Music that's meant to provide a way for artists to share more with their fans, from remixes to rough-cuts. So, what's it like to use?

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How to design apps for everyone

Who are you designing your app for? Is it meant for people of all ages and interests, or is it meant for a very narrow niche? That's the topic Dave Wiskus addresses in the latest installment of his Better Elevation video series — what it means to design apps for human beings.

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The secret to making a hit app

From the moment the iPhone SDK shipped in 2008 pretty much everyone who could sling bits or pixels had but one dream — to make a hit app. Yet for every Instagram, WhatsApp, Siri, and Real Racing there are endless graveyards of apps, excellent and terrible, that not only didn't strike it rich, but didn't even come close to breaking even. So what's the secret to making a hit app?

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App design walks the line between art and fashion, not unlike pop music

One year rich, skeuomorphic textures are all the rage, the next, flat designs and naked buttons. So are apps art or are they fashion? Are the made to stand the test of time to keep time with the latest trends? Or, like pop music, could they be both? My friend and frequent collaborator, Dave Wiskus has begun a new video series examining design and what it means in our daily lives.

The first episode, Rock Stars, is above and if you like it, you can subscribe to the rest via Better Elevation and check out his Patreon options.

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Iterate 69: WWDC 2014 designer roundtable

Iterate brings together the best designers and app producers in the business to talk user interface, human interaction, icon design, and user experience from concept to implementation. On this episode Ged Maheux of the Iconfactory, Jared Sinclair of Unread, and Dave Wiskus of Vesper join Marc, Seth, and Rene to talk about WWDC 2014, OS X Yosemite's new design language, Extensibility's remote views, and more!

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Debug 37: Simmons, Wiskus, Gruber, and Vesper Sync

Debug features the best developers in the business talking about the amazing apps they make and why and how they make them. On this episode Brent Simmons, Dave Wiskus, and John Gruber join Guy and Rene to talk about Vesper 2.0, architecting sync, the decision making process, design choices, and why Vesper for Mac comes next.

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Review 12: Arrow

Review is our movie, television, and general geekery podcast where we talk about everything from 80s flicks to the latest blockbusters to classic and modern shows. On this week's episode Serenity, Guy, Dan, Rene, and Dave get all up into the CW's Arrow. Based on DC Comics' Green Arrow, we discuss the first 2 seasons of Oliver Queen lost on the island of Purgatory and the city of Starling, the characters, arcs, and themes. Subscribe and listen along!

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Review 11: The Winter Soldier

Ad hoc is our movie, television, and general nerdery podcast where a bunch of geeks get together to talk everything from the best flicks of 80s to the current blockbusters in the theater. This week Georgia, Guy, Rob, Rene, and Dave, talk Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Iron Man to Avengers, and then dive into the latest film, Captain America: The Winter Solider. And, yes, sigh, agents of S.H.I.E.L.D as well.

And, yeah, stay until after the credits...

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