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A concept mockup of the iPhone 12.


Phone Arena

Analysts suggest Apple is on the cusp of launching its latest generation of superphone, with an event announced for today (you can livestream Apple’s event from home — here’s how to watch). The current hottest rumors suggest that we may see multiple versions of the iPhone 12, with features like 5G, lidar depth mapping and the latest A14 Bionic processor. (And here are some features on our iPhone 12 wish list that Apple should steal from Samsung.)  But what will the phone look like? Let’s dive into the rumor mill to work it out.

Read more: Is iPhone 12 cheaper than iPhone 11? Here’s what we’ve heard about price


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Multiple iPhone 12 sizes

First up, the physical size of the phone. Mobile industry

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Multitudes are working from home. This changes how business' networks work.
Enlarge / Multitudes are working from home. This changes how business’ networks work.

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We’re 10 months into 2020, and businesses are still making adjustments to the new realities of large-scale telework (which, if you’re not in the IT biz, is just a fancy term for “working from not in the office”). In the Before Times, telework was an interesting idea that tech companies were just starting to seriously flirt with as a normal way of doing business—whereas now, most businesses large or small have a hefty fraction of their workforce staying home to work.

Unfortunately, making such a sweeping change to office workflow doesn’t just disrupt policies and expectations—it requires important changes to the technical infrastructure as well. Six months ago, we talked about the changes the people who work from home frequently need to make to accommodate

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For people all around the world, the home has never been closer to the heart. And the heart of the home? It’s the kitchen. So show yours some love. As inspiration, AD has rounded up the best new products on the market. (Think smart appliances, stunning surfaces, and vibrant accents galore.) To the winners of the 2020 Great Design Awards, chef’s kiss….

Free Spirit

Today’s country kitchen rewrites the rules with bohemian flair and urbane sophistication; shown is a California home designed by Studio Shamshiri with a La Cornue range

Free Spirit

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Stephen Kent Johnson

Code Red

Cherry, currant, or crimson—these vibrant accents steal the show; pictured is the Hamptons kitchen of Kate Rheinstein Brodsky

Code Red

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William Abranowicz
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David Anderson
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Ty Mecham/Food52

Hands-off Approach

Touch-free taps in fine forms and finishes make a splash

Brizo Odin Smarttouch Pull-down Faucet with VoiceIQ; $1,167. brizo.com
Brizo Odin Smarttouch Pull-down Faucet with VoiceIQ; $1,167. brizo.com
Grohe Ladylux L2 Smartcontrol Faucet; $800. grohe.us
Grohe Ladylux L2 Smartcontrol Faucet; $800.
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A few minutes into an episode of “Dream Home Makeover,” a home improvement series premiering on Netflix on Oct. 16, an anxious homeowner frets about a minor flaw in the family-room fireplace, an asymmetry that the wife describes as “pretty dramatic.”

If you’ve watched enough home improvement television, you know this scene is meant to cue the eye rolls. But Shea McGee, the show’s perky co-star and the creative force behind the Salt Lake City design firm Studio McGee, cheerfully downplays the issue, promising the couple that the half-inch error will fade into the background once their grand 7,900-square-foot home is complete.

Her down-to-earth approach soothes her clients’ nerves, but also threads a needle for Netflix, which has decided that the salve homebound Americans need right now is an escapist lineup of shows about how to make the homes we can’t escape look prettier. In recent months, the network has

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Take Advantage of Fun Technology

Kitchen appliances can prompt a party state of mind just as easily as a cheese board and a favorite playlist. The new Roma Groove Wall by Zephyr is a kitchen ventilation hood with built-in Bluetooth® speakers that streams music from any Bluetooth®-compatible device. It offers functionality such as playing/pausing music, skipping tracks, or changing the volume directly from the hood itself using the built-in Bluetooth® controls. With its quality sound, powerful performance, and striking contemporary design, Roma Groove turns the kitchen into the ultimate listening lounge.

Embrace a Convivial Layout

Opening the kitchen to adjoining spaces and opting for a kitchen island helps spark connection. An island range hood, such as the Lift Downdraft by Zephyr, is a space-efficient solution that rises to the occasion with a touch of a button. It discreetly hides behind the cooktop, range top, or range and once powered

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Interior design books out this fall document one of the year’s strongest décor trends: color, and loads of it. Designers such as Mark D. Sikes, Markham Roberts, Katie Ridder and James Farmer all show a lively mix of color, pattern and style in their recent projects.

Every page is full of inspiration for your own projects, showing you how to mix and match — or not match at all — and love it.

Dominic Bradbury’s new architecture book, “The Iconic American House,” compiles 50 well-known iconic and innovative homes built in the U.S. since 1902. They’re traditional and modern, and each comes with an interesting story.

Here are six new architecture and design books worth a closer look.

“The Iconic American House,” by Dominic Bradbury

(Thames & Hudson; $65; 320 pp.)

You’ve heard of Philip Johnson’s Glass House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, Edith Wharton’s The Mount and the Annenbergs’ Sunnylands

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TRICKED-OUT CHAIR FOR THE HOME OFFICE 

ErgoEdge – a Singapore furniture maker which was among the first home-grown companies to design height-adjustable electric tables such as the AmpDesk and desktop accessories since 2017 – has launched an upgrade of its popular line of chairs.

The ErgoTune ergonomic office chair is said to be tailor-made for home offices. The latest iteration features a more comfortable fabric, an improved lumbar support system called Atlas and a new GyroBrace 5D armrest.

It works on the principle that comfort can be achieved only when a chair is tailored to a person’s unique body shape and is fully adjustable across 11 points – from the headrest, backrest and armrest to the seat’s height, depth and recline levels. 

Info: The upgraded ErgoTune chairs, priced from $399 to $599, comes in Coral Pink and Charcoal Black and are available at ergotune.com from Oct 1. You can also

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Other sections of your notebook can be sorted by rooms, which can hold pictures of furniture and corresponding swatches of fabric, paint samples, flooring ideas, lamps and even art. This will help you visualize your room and foresee any adjustments in colors or patterns. It will also help you determine if you need more goods for the room or project.

In terms of measurements, the more the better. You’ve all heard the construction adage, “Measure twice; cut once.” The same holds true for any aspect of the design project. You may have measured the size of the window, but did you measure how far the sill is from the floor, the space above the edge of the window to the ceiling or crown molding, or the space on either side of the window? While you may think these dimensions are excessive, they are not. They’ll be timesavers when you need

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Home is no longer what it was six months ago — a landing pad of sorts for six hours a day between going to work and laying our heads down at night to sleep.

Since mid-March, home has also become our office, our shopping center, our favorite restaurant, our cool local hangout, our rejuvenating spa, our gym and our kids’ classroom.

CEO Gregg Brockway of online home furnishings marketplace Chairish told Karen Webster that’s why home goods sales have come roaring back to pre-pandemic levels — and in some places, even surpassing them — after COVID-19 initially hit the sector hard.

“The whole home industry is doing better than most others, and the online portion of the home industry has been going gangbusters,” Brockway told Webster. “Because the home is so much more important for everybody and because offline retail has been so

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Keystone Bathrooms is the Leading Bathroom Design and Supply Service Provider in Bristol and Surrounding Areas

Bristol, GB – Bathrooms are important, and as a personal space, it needs to mirror the style and sense of sophistication of the user. To get the best bathroom installation, one needs to rely on two important things, the best craftsmanship, as well as the best materials. The team at Keystone Bathrooms take these two factors seriously and make sure that members of the community are presented with the best services to get them the bathroom of their dreams.

With years of experience in the industry and being the trusted partner of over 50 regional developers for bathrooms across Southern and South West England and Wales, Keystone Bathrooms has a reputation that precedes them. The company focuses on client satisfaction and continues to push hard to make sure that everything the client needs to get the bathroom job done is provided.

Describing the company and the zeal that has kept

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