The Finger Your Phone Can’t Live Without (It’s Not Your Thumb)

The pinky is unquestionably the forgotten finger, often considered a mere accessory in a lineup of more valuable digits. If you had to say goodbye to an appendage, the pinky is an easy sell But there's far more to the pinky besides looking refined while sipping tea. In addition to playing a key character in maintaining balance, it's the most important supporting role of the entire digital age. The pinky is the mobile shelf See also: Virtual Reality Is Ready to Manipulate Your Memories Grab your smartphone and do a simple task, like check your email. Like a trusty steed, carrying the weight of your contacts, apps and messages upon its tiny, boney surface, the pinky is most likely propping up the device. I've asked both men and women to participate in my "where's your pinky?" test; nearly always, the results were the same. (Note: You might see your pinky resting on the smartphone's side until you start to navigate through the user interface.) Read more...More about Mobile, Features, Design, Tech, and...

Twitter Users Have a Lot to Say About the Redesign (Shocker.)

Your Twitter profile page is about to look a lot like Facebook, and chances are, you have a pretty strong opinion about it. Nearly two months after the company quietly tested a new layout among a small group of users, news first reported by Mashable, Twitter is officially rolling out a new design starting on Tuesday. Social media users are notoriously adverse to change, with the slightest update often awakening the most critical of members, so it's not surprising the news brought a bevy of negative reactions, mostly with users calling it out as too similar to Facebook. SEE ALSO: 14 Facebook Tools You Didn't Know Existed Read more...More about Facebook, Twitter, Social Media, and Dev...