More Tatkal tickets will be available for passengers now as the railways has weeded out illegal softwares and arrested 60 agents who would use them to block such tickets, a top official said on February 18. Railway Protection Force (RPF) Director General Arun Kumar said the cleansing operation means Tatkal tickets would be available for passengers for hours now, compared to a minute or two earlier after the booking opens. … [Read more...] about More Tatkal tickets available now as Railways weed out illegal softwares
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Why it’s important: The contents of your iPhone contains personal and private details about every aspect of your life. If the worst happens and someone steals it, it’s good to know that with this security feature, the thief won’t have endless opportunities to guess your passcode. Once they get it wrong for the tenth time, all the data on your iPhone will automatically be deleted and can’t be recovered. … [Read more...] about Use these 11 critical iPhone privacy and security settings right now
The experimental furniture platform was conceived by British designer Tom Dixon and Royal College of Art students last year, and the sofa’s initial iteration originally debuted in summer 2016. Now, the experimental design is coming into sharper focus with a name and an announcement that it will hit American stores in 2018. … [Read more...] about Ikea’s Hackable Sofa Is Coming To The U.S.
On the technical level it looks as if it was designed with some wit, and certainly with the human hand. Like other Swiss designs, it appears that the inner white shapes serve as a firm guide to the black around them, an aspect that one designer called “a locked-in rightness.” The majority of its distinguishing features are in lower case: a has a slightly pregnant teardrop belly and a tail; b, d, g, m, n, p, q, r and u have much smaller tails, but they still demand attention in a sans serif face; c, e, and s each have straight horizontal endings; the i and j have square dots. On the upper deck, the G has both a horizontal and vertical bar at a right-angle, Q has a short straight angled cross-line like a cigarette in an ashtray, and R has a little kicker for its right leg. In the 1980s, Linotype rationalized all the disparate Helvetica faces (the old metal types, the short-lived phototypesetting fonts and the digital versions) into one large new family, which it called … [Read more...] about How Helvetica Conquered The World With Its Cool, Comforting Logic
The design, and the range of creative minds that have contributed to its development, are examples of Ikea’s quest to work more like a software company by embracing open-source thinking. Compared to other industries, the furniture business doesn’t have as rapid of an innovation cycle, which can lead to stagnation. Adopting a more proactive process could help Ikea create products that are fresh and exciting, and keep the Swedish brand ahead of the curve. … [Read more...] about Ikea’s Newest Designers Are College Kids