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You say you love Helvetica but can you write in it?

I'm guessing you can't. And so is Jesse England, who has kicked off a series of free training materials designed to help you master the art of writing in a font of your choice, beginning with Helvetica Light. Why the heck would you want to do that, you ask? Well, first of all, imagine how cool it would be to send your clients and colleagues notes hand-written in Helvetica. But beyond that, involving the body is the best way to master any domain, so in this England is on solid pedagogical ground. I could see this as a valuable element of courses on typography, for example.

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Making the all-new Apple Mac Pro

The Mac Pro is a computer unlike any Apple has ever created. To build it, Apple pioneered new processes, innovated manufacturing techniques, and essentially rethought how to make a computer. This is the story of how it all comes together.

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The Stephen Hawking Time Travel Invitation Print

About a year ago I covered an interesting initiative, which saw the release of the first print from Peter Dean's Kite project. This was a limited-edition reconstruction of a now-lost 19th century poster that Lennon and McCartney drew on for the lyrics of their Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite! song from the Sgt. Pepper's album. The second print in the series looks into the future, while not abandoning Kite's hand-printed letterpress roots.

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Helvetica, Objectified, Urbanized: The Complete Interviews

Gary Hustwit has made a name for himself in the design community, thanks to directing the documentary films Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized. But apparently those only included 3% of all the conversations he recorded for them. So he's now decided to provide the almost 100 hours of interviews with more than 75 name-brand creatives in printed form: say hello to Michael Bierut, Neville Brody, Matthew Carter, Jonathan Ive, Oscar Niemeyer, Dieter Rams, Stefan Sagmeister, Paula Scher, Erik Spiekerman and Hermann Zapf, amongst others.

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iOS keyboard quick access to top level domains

If you want to type up domain names you can quickly type .com or .org by simply tapping and holding the dot key and selecting the appropriate top level domain from a pop-up. The same way you can type accented characters like the letter é for the word café.

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Padcaster brings videography to the iPad Mini

It would seem that the iPad has found acceptance as a platform for the creation of videos, with several firms offering gizmos of various kinds to turn it into a production tool. The Padcaster device has apparently been in production for a while now but a current Kickstarter campaign seeks to raise funds to extend this solution to the iPad Mini, as well as crank out a second production run of the original model. Even if you have no interest in using an iPad for videography, the campaign page offers a fascinating look at the ingenious uses to which tablets are being put these days.

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The iPhone 5S is killing the competition in all tests

Speed, graphics, browser and battery stats show the iPhone 5S to be significantly superior to the the competition and any prior other iPhones. More.

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First weekend iPhone sales top 9M, Sets new record

Apple today announced it has sold a record-breaking nine million new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models, just three days after the launch of the new iPhones on September 20. In addition, more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history.

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