VW’s electric cars will be inspired by Apple design

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Apple is changing the auto industry even without making a car.
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Volkswagen’s top designer is looking to Apple for some design inspiration

Apple abandoned its plan to build its own car from the wheels up, but car fans might still see some Apple-inspired autos hitting highways by 2020. not be making its own car anymore, but you might still see some Apple-inspired cars on the road by 2020.

iPhones, iPads Make It Hard For Most Americans To “Switch Off” After Work

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Study shows iPhone and iPad users work well into their off hours, illustrating the need for Apple's Do Not Disturb feature in iOS 6
Study shows iPhone and iPad users work well into their off hours, illustrating the need for Apple's Do Not Disturb feature in iOS 6.

The iPhone and iPad have essentially created one more day’s worth of work for most Americans. That’s the big headline from a study by mobile security and management vendor Good Technology. The study, which involved 1,000 of Good’s customers, found that during off hours, the average American will put in seven hours worth of work each week, or, one extra workday.

Concerns about maintaining a healthy work/life balance are nothing new. The mobile devices that make knowledge workers more productive have the downside of creating a situation where most of us can be reached very easily whether we’re on the clock and in the office or we’re at home in bed. This always-connected lifestyle has even given rise to mental health issues like nomophobia – the fear of being without one’s phone.

The tendency to work well past the end of the workday is so prevalent that 80% of us do so on a regular basis.