Okay, so this is super hard to explain, but just watch the video. It's super cool.
"114.psd Type is a simple typography which I designed once again thanks to Mac OS X. The idea for this type came in when seeing that this operative system memorizes the position of any file or window when you minimize and maximize it. So I created 114 photoshop files (I only used six colors, I played with all possibilites in RGB with the numbers 0 and 255, excepted 0,0,0 and 255,255,255). Then I placed and ordered the files in the right position before minimizing them on the dock. And finally I captured the screen maximizing every file."
Apple's iTunes allows you to purchase audiobooks formatted specifically for your iPod, allowing you to enjoy some literature on the go. But simply importing an audiobook from CDs or an mp3 leaves you with hundreds of poorly labeled, two-minute tracks that make it very difficult to pick up where you last listened.
But, with a little knowhow, you can create your own audiobooks from CDs (ones you may already own, or have borrowed from the library or a friend) or mp3 files and take advantage of bookmarking, avoidance on shuffle mode, and clear chapter organization, and the special "Book" category in your library.
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It used to be that you could simply show up at a coffee shop and whip out you silver PowerBook or just-cleaned white iBook and totally outshine the black Dells and Compaqs of those surrounding you, desperately trying to keep their wi-fi connected.
But, with the homogenization of MacBooks and Pros under a single design, and the fact the Apple's laptops are outselling PCs in higher education settings, we're swimming in a sea of silvery style.
Which is not a bad thing...but admit it, design blog readers - that white logo on polished aluminum in front of a Scandanavian white wall with perfectly placed colorful magazines is getting a little
The Macintosh Classic was Apple's first low-end computer...sorta like a predecessor to the iMac - integrated CPU and monitor, intended for average users, and sold for under $1000. Or, in its intent of compact but powerful computing and productivity increase, you might say it's rather the grandparent of Apple's latest, the iPad.
Which makes it the perfect place to house, charge, and use the iPad when at home. If you can get your hands on an old Macintosh, it's a simply gutting and an easy cutting of the facade.
In the days of streaming Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, and the ability to watch feature films on your mobile phone, your computer's CD and DVD drive doesn't get as much play as it used to. But you certainly WILL still use it, so you don't want to ax it altogether.
This how-to by Tim Schiesser combines the best of both worlds - he's created an iPod dock that sits in your computer's rarely used CD/DVD tray, but is easily removable for when the time comes.
Tim says: "I noticed recently that my DVD drive wasn’t getting much love, but my iPod Nano was getting loads of use and needs charging all the time. An idea came to me suddenly one day that I
Attention iPhone and iPod Touch users: You can now browse ManMade on the go.
Well, you always could, but now it's easier to access from your iPhone desktop. Just go to ManMadeDIY.com in Safari and press the "+" at the bottom, and select "Add To Home Screen" Wait a moment for the nifty new icon thingy to pop up, and you're good to go.
Ryan and his wife were ready to stop being paper bound in the kitchen, and needed away to let go of recipe cards, printing recipes from the internet, and keeping cookbooks away from sauce splatters. And, being 2010, they turned to accessible digital technology. Their goals - slash - requirements?
- must be discrete and look like a digital picture frame when not being used.
- must be touchscreen.
- must have internet access.
- must be easy to use and not crash often (she's used to windows vista)
- must have barcode scanner for managing her kitchen database.
- the wires and techo stuff must be hidden and out of sight.
- should be able to view what's on the lounge TV in the kitchen