Come fall, Apple will pry the gun emoji from your cold, texting hands.
Longplayer is designed to play for a thousand years, which means the composition must outlast technology and catastrophes, and be carried on by generations not yet born.
When most people think of iPhone photography, they think of Instagram. But not everybody is enamored with the popular app: namely, some professional photographers.
The history of typography is long and rich, and now it’s a video game. Type:Rider, created by Paris-based designer Théo Le Du Fuentes with Cosmografik, starts with cuneiform and proceeds through moveable type all the way to modern fonts like the loathed Comic Sans.
When it comes to sharing content online, we’re spoiled by choice. You can post pictures to your Tumblr or Facebook, videos to YouTube or Vine, and words to … pretty much anything. But what those formats lack is a way to control the narrative of what you post. The Facebook photo album, it should be said, lacks something in novelistic drama. Thankfully, there’s a new app that makes turning your images into digital magazines easier than ever.
CHICAGO — Instead of saying to yourself, “There’s an app for that,” repeat after me: “There’s an emoji for that.” In our technology-inundated world of constantly being glued to the glowing screens of our iPhones and Androids, more apps are not the answer to our first-world problems. What we need is more communication. What we need, in other words, is more emoji.
New York-based artist J.K. Keller has come up with a new use for his phone — a facial cleanser. In his new project, iPhone Oil Paintings, Keller rubs his iPhone all over his face and then traces patterns and designs into the resulting gunk.
At their hyped-as-ever product launch yesterday, Apple announced the iPhone 5, a new version of the classic that’s longer, thinner, and lighter. The new phone is four inches long (adding 176 pixels to the height of the display), has a faster internet connection, and a better processor. So why do I feel like we’re constantly getting short shrift as consumers with technology updates like this?
Some New Yorkers read or stare out the window during subway rides, Derek Brahney draws iPhone Rothkos.
LOS ANGELES — I’ve been with Apple since the very early days, long before the iMac and iPad changed things forever for the company. I still remember the black and white graphical user interface of yesteryear, with flat white folders and a gray trash scan.
Brooklyn art gallery hopping can be challenging for the uninitiated who need the comfort of neat grids and clearly numbered streets to find their way around. My first advice, “Stay in Manhattan, we don’t want you here,” but if you refuse to listent then may I suggest the new “Art & Absinthe Guide to Brooklyn” smartphone app.
This week’s Required Reading explores the restoration of earthquake-damaged Haitian murals, an archeological mystery in West Asia, the 18th C toilette tradition, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge on pandrogeny, connecting the dots on Mona Lisa, the Banksy app, the year’s worst first sentences, cool iPhone cases and even Death has a generational divide.