Trust Us, Change Your Yosemite Font From Helvetica to San Francisco

Brittle, anemic Helvetica is simply not a good choice as a default display font for Apple's operating system. That's why I'm pretty excited about this little trick to replace Helvetica Neue (the standard font that comes with Yosemite) with San Francisco, Apple's new typeface designed in-house for the Apple Watch. » 12/08/14 5:20pm 12/08/14 5:20pm

After Three Weeks, Apple Pay Is Already Transforming How We Buy Things

For years, tech companies like Google and Softcard (formerly known as ISIS) begged with consumers to adopt its NFC-powered payment platform, and for the most part, their pleas went largely unheard. Now that Apple Pay has graced millions of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users with NFC purchasing powers, things are… » 11/16/14 10:00am 11/16/14 10:00am

You Can Put That Apple Watch-Inspired UI On Your Jailbroken iPhone Now

The Apple Watch's interface has intrigued many of us since it was presented earlier this fall—and since then, we've seen several developers apply the same logic to smartphones. Now there's a fully functional version available on Cydia's app store for the more adventurous among us. » 11/14/14 3:30pm 11/14/14 3:30pm

Rumor: Stainless Steel Apple Watch Will Cost $500, Gold $4,000

While Apple announced that the base model of its forthcoming smartwatch would cost $350, it's remained tight-lipped about the pricing of the rest of the range. Now, a new report suggests that the stainless steel version will start at $500, and the gold at somewhere between $4,000 and $5,000. » 11/05/14 3:20am 11/05/14 3:20am

Apple Really, Really Wants The Apple Watch To Be Fashionable

Apple's already been clear that it wants its upcoming timepiece to be something that you're not ashamed to wear. But in case displaying it at the Paris Fashion Week wasn't clear enough, Apple's PR people have gone ahead and put the Apple Watch front and center — quite literally — on the November issue of Vogue China. » 10/09/14 9:37pm 10/09/14 9:37pm

Skeuomorphism Will Never Go Away, And That's a Good Thing

Just a year and a half ago, we noted the demise of skeuomorphism in Apple interface design. Today, Co.Design's John Brownlee points out that "the most-hated design trend" is back with Apple Watch's clock-like interface. But skeuomorphism never really went away. In fact, we should all hope it never does. » 10/03/14 1:36pm 10/03/14 1:36pm

Jony Ive Even Engineered the Sound of the Apple Watch Clasp

Even though most of us never even notice it, Apple has a fantastic history of sound design, from the ping of the text message to the decades-old powering up noise. That legacy runs through Apple's new era of product design too, right down to the sound of the new Apple Watch clicking open. » 10/01/14 10:21am 10/01/14 10:21am