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Propellerhead Software is a privately owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Formed in 1994, Propellerhead has created some of the most innovative new music software (ReBirth, ReCycle and Reason) and technology standards, including ReWire and the REX file format, which are used extensively in all kinds of music production. Propellerheads’ ReBirth program was the first virtual emulation of vintage analog gear – a trend that now dominates the music software arena.



“Just when the mobile payment wars were heating up, Square dropped an A-bomb on the competition. Last night the payment processing startup, previously focused on small and very small vendors, announced a deal with Starbucks. Square will now process all credit and debit payments for 7000 US Starbucks stores. And Starbucks will invest $25 million into Square’s latest monster round of funding. Celebratory frappuccinos all around.”


DaisyDisk UI Demo

July 17, 2011 — Leave a comment

“DaisyDisk scans your disks and presents their content as interactive maps where you can easily spot unusually large files and remove them to get more free space. The map gives you an overview of your data, so you always know what your hard disks are filled with.”

The video above displays this applications impressive and intuitive functional info-graphics.

DaisyDisk is priced at $19.95 and can be purchased via their site.


[ via SwissMiss ]

On content heavy websites, the most frequently used design element is the search box.

Widely considered to be best in class, LinkedIn’s Search Box has always managed to push the limits of their Quick Search functionality just enough to not blur the line between their Advanced Search option.

Linkedin’s Quick Search Box has included filters for:

* People
* Updates
* Jobs
* Companies
* Answers
* Inbox
* Groups

Recently, I just noticed the following functionality:

* Turn on/off suggestions (aka Auto Complete)

Late in 2010, LinkedIn also introduced a visual grouping of their auto results that includes the categories of the basic filters along with the introduction of:

* Skills (pulling from the users profiles)

As well as:
* Features (being LinkedIn’s site features)
* Polls (if no Poll exists, it prompts you to create one)

LinkedIn’s Learning Center needs to be updated, but here’s a link to the Search functionality section.

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