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iPhone 5 production slows as Apple fixes aluminum issues

iPhone 5 production slows as Apple fixes aluminum issues

The iPhone 5 underwent a lot of cosmetic changes that took the basic, overall design of the previous two generations, but used aluminum instead of glass for the back plate (as well as making it larger and thinner at the same time, obviously). However, owners quickly found out that the aluminum scratched pretty easily, and now it seems Apple is going back to the drawing board to improve the iPhone 5's aluminum quality.

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Apple SVP: iPhone 5 scratches are “normal” for aluminum products

Apple SVP: iPhone 5 scratches are “normal” for aluminum products

Apple's new iPhone 5 went through quite the transformation regarding the rear of the device. Gone is that glass panel that seemed to be breaking and shattering for many users, and this time around they've replaced it with an extremely durable aluminum panel. While drop and durability tests have seen impressive results, that aluminum is getting scratched extremely easily -- with some coming scuffed out of the box.

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Kickstarter implements new set of rules for project creators

Kickstarter implements new set of rules for project creators

The world seems to have gone a little Kickstarter crazy lately, with new and interesting projects popping up all the time on the crowd-funding site. It seems that things have gotten a little out of hand though, as Kickstarter has announced that it will be implementing a few new rules those hoping to get a project funded need to follow. The new rules were announced in a Kickstarter blog post titled "Kickstarter Is Not a Store," so right away we get an indication of the problems Kickstarter is facing.

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HP CEO sings the praises of Apple design

HP CEO sings the praises of Apple design

HP CEO Meg Whitman has taken on a lot since stepping into the position last September, and one thing she's focused on has been making HP's line of PCs and laptops more aesthetically pleasing. Whitman tells The Wall Street Journal that the laptop she was given when she started at the company was "a brick," and that now one of her goals is turning that around. Where she's pulling inspiration from may surprise you, too.

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New Samsung video details the process of designing the Galaxy S III

New Samsung video details the process of designing the Galaxy S III

Many of you already know that the Samsung Galaxy S III is an incredibly popular smartphone, but it's popular for a reason. First and foremost, it has an attractive design to go along with all of that high-end hardware working under the hood. Samsung has made no bones about pointing out that this phone was inspired by nature, but in a new video that offers some insight into the phone's design, we get some specific examples.

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Microsoft’s logo update tells us they’re ready for new era

Microsoft’s logo update tells us they’re ready for new era

Those who cover the gadget and technology universe in news know that Microsoft is more than ready for a face change - they're ready for a whole nip and tuck age reduction. With the logo they've released today, they've made it clear that they're willing to make their way into the post-PC age - or perhaps the mobile age, if you want to call it that. While many companies flounder with fabulous software and hardware because they don't want to see their precious graphic design change, Microsoft has hired Pentagram to make it work.

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Samsung argues that Apple’s designs are “obvious”

Samsung argues that Apple’s designs are “obvious”

Apple rested its case in the trial against Samsung this week, and now the South Korean company is doing everything possible to prove its innocence. AllThingsD reports that Samsung attempted to dismiss allegations that its products copied the design of the iPhone, with senior user experience design Jeeyuen Wang testifying that the company didn’t copy any of Apple’s icons. She went on to say that Samsung tested multiple icons, ultimately falling back on familiar pictures such as the traditional telephone because users responded better to them.

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