Bing’s redesigned iPhone app focuses on instant answers

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Bing's new app is both pretty and powerful.
Photo: Microsoft

Microsoft released a completely revamped Bing app for iPhone today with a redesigned home page and a much larger emphasis on instant answers to search queries. Finding what you’re looking for now takes much less time.  It’s possible that this release is a stepping stone to the iOS debut of Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to Google Now.

Top tools and tips for mastering the modern design landscape [Deals]

Macaw's Web Design Tool makes coding an simple matter of moving visual elements around on the screen.
Macaw's Web Design Tool makes coding an simple matter of moving visual elements around on the screen.
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The way we use technology to communicate is transforming, and design is changing right along with it. Being caught up with the tools and techniques of web, visual and interactive design is key to being effective in the field of technology, which makes these deals especially exciting and useful.

Got wood? You will after checking out this Macintosh replica

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A wooden Macintosh with gold keys? Yes please.
Photo: Love Hultén

Love Hultén has created a beautiful replica of the original 128k Macintosh made almost entirely out of American walnut. Known for his craftsmanship in building replicas and concepts of gaming consoles among other gadgets, Hultén has taken that love and applied it to one of Apple’s most beloved products to date. He calls it the Golden Apple.

Save up to 98% & arm yourself with the tools and knowledge of the digital creative’s trade [Deals]

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Learn the essential skills and software used by professional designers and animators.
Learn the essential skills and software used by professional designers and animators.
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Whether you’re a designer, animator, or any other kind of creative, your work requires skill, taste and, just as importantly, tools. Whether you’re making 3D architectural schematics, designing signage, or crafting a post-Internet seapunk masterpiece in MS Paint, we’ve assembled some of the best gear and lessons to empower your work at some of the lowest prices you’ll see. Check them out now, these deals will only be around for another day or two.

Jony Ive’s vision for new Apple Stores: live trees

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Belgium's Apple Store is one of the first to bear Jony Ive's imprint.
Belgium's Apple Store is one of the first to bear Jony Ive's imprint.
Photo: Bruno Dalimonte/macplus.net

We know Jony Ive can design computers large and small. So why not the space where the devices are sold?

The world caught a glimpse of a new Ive-designed Apple Store in Brussels this week and the common theme seems to be: wood.