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Minimalizing iOS iPhone interface

With the advances in iOS 14.1, I've started minimalizing my iPhone's interface. As you can see in the screenshot, I've applied simple white outlined icons on a black wallpaper. The icons front ...
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Custom app keyboard shortcuts: different commands with the same name

I've created some custom keyboard shortcuts for Sketch within system preferences: I'd like to create some additional shortcuts, but what do I do when the commands have the same name within the ...
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What typeface is used by macOS to render unicode glyphs?

What font is being used in the following screenshot (on a latest macOS/Safari) to render the Unicode glyphs? The screenshot is taken from the page http://www.alanwood.net/demos/wingdings.html Is ...
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Applescript (Adobe Illustrator) find coincident X coordinate on a path for any given Y coordinate

I have two lines as shown in the screenshot below (Adobe Illustrator file) which my script produces. Is there any way, using AppleScript, to find the value of X for the coincident points on the ...
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Does Apple prohibit the display of a non-interactive preview of a system notification on an app's UI?

I'm on initial design stages of a new iOS app, and for one of the screens I'm thinking of having the user build a custom notification. For that, the app would feature a preview of the final ...
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OSX Software to use for Photo Collage in a large poster size

I need a very large poster of pictures of kids collage. Here is a sample I'm not a graphic designer and so I'm not necessarily very familiar with the Vector design tools that people often use to ...
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Apple planning to release new Mac Pro? [closed]

With the Mac Mini getting a new release, what is happening with the Mac Pro (aka the "Trash Can")? It has not had any design changes since 2013, and 5 years later it would seem that Apple would plan ...
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What does it look like when an Instagram user using an iPhone X comes across an iPhone X size image in Stories?

I am curious to know if someone with an iPhone X could share when an iPhone X style photo comes up in stories.
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Where can I find the schematics/CAD model for MacBook Pro's components?

Device: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) I'm looking for detailed schematics, preferably official Apple publications, describing and/or annotating the dimensions or other specifics of the ...
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Why do iOS updates have "Apple Inc" in the top corner?

I was notified of the iOS 10.3.2 update, and when I went to check it out, I saw “Apple Inc.” in the corner. What does this mean? Or can it be displayed by something else?
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Purchasing Affinity designer on mac

If I purchase Affinity Designer on my iMac will I be able to use the app on my MacBook as well? I'd like to know if it works on one device or on any device that my iCloud account is signed into.
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iOS guidelines archive

I'm researching historical changes of UI widgets. Do you know if there's an archive with all the iOS interface guidelines published by Apple over the years?
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System Preferences Date & Time Icon

This is more of a curiosity question that's been bugging me and I can't find an answer to. With the new MacOS Sierra, if you open the System Preferences, and look at the Date & Time icon used, the ...
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Create .icns ad hoc

I want to create .icns for an app i made, i know how to make icons in png and .ico but i don't know much about it. Which size should i create my icons before to convert them? I don't want my icons ...
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Why does iPhone 6 have a thick line on its edge

Apple never keeps even a dot on its hardware if it doesn't have a function. But why does the iPhone 6 have this Gap/Thick line on its edge? Any clue?
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Free Tool for diagramming [duplicate]

I am looking for a free tool for drawing diagrams (either for OS X or online). My goal is to keep for myself a clear trace of the organization of my project. Something like OmniGraffle. Any ideas? ...
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How to get old Spotlight Search View back for Yosemite?

I do not like Yosemite's default Spotlight search. It is in the middle of screen and I can see very little outputs at once. It is so much helpful when it is full screen. Example of the window ...
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Icon export @x ratio from iPhone 5 to 6+?

If I’m designing icons/images in native iPhone 5 resolution, what @x multiple do I need to export them at for iPhone 6+? Just use @2x? That’s too big right? Example: an icon is 44px x 44px. If I ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 13" performance for designers

I am a designer and I use an iMac 27" late 2009 with Intel i5, ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB and 12 GB of RAM. I will start traveling a lot, so I need a 'secondary computer' and I am considering a ...
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Does Apple design its own CPUs?

We're having a little debate here at work. Does Apple design its own CPUs? And by CPU design I mean what is on Wikipedia. I'm also interested to know the manufacturers of Apple's CPUs/SoC (maybe ...
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Change Dock color on left/right site in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

New in OS X Mavericks, when using the famous dock on the left or right site: It has a white background now. It makes it hard to see the icons and the design is awful. Does anyone know how to change ...
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Terminal path bar style for prompt

I recently saw this in a demonstration online in someones Terminal: Notice the path-bar-like style of the prompt, any ideas how you can get that? Some kind of customisation I'd assume?
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Who was the original iOS designer? [closed]

I read somewhere that the new iOS7 design is an old project of the current designer, and that it was adopted now because the original iOS designer left the company. Update: This is the post I'm ...
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Wobbly Macbook Pro

I bought a MacBook Pro yesterday, and it's "wobbly". My front-right leg is about 1 mm or so shorter than my back-left leg. Is there a quick fix for this (I was thinking of just making it bigger by ...
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Where can I get highly technical documentation of Macintosh hardware?

I am often looking to dig deeper than the overview technical specifications that Apple provides and miss the old Developer Notes that used to be published as Apple Hardware Documentation in HTML and ...
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How do I control text alignment in a document with a 3 column layout in Pages 09?

How do I create a menu/brochure for a salon with 3 columns, where the price will be next to the description but right-aligned? I think there has to be be a better way than hitting the Space bar to ...
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What are some unusual uses of the MacBook trackpad?

You know, the MacBook has such a beautiful trackpad. Are there applications that use its power for music-making, drawing, or anything else unusual?
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