I've mentioned before that I've only recently began to understand the appeal of marble, but it looks like my timing was perfect because marble motifs are everywhere right now. Ya gotta get yourself some marble napkins!
First it was plastic, then it was all-metal finishes, and now we're beginning to see computer peripheral designers starting to experiment with natural wood construction. This multi-touch, Bluetooth enabled trackpad made from maple wood (also available in walnut) is the woodsman's version of the Apple Magic Trackpad, and one that plays nice with OS X, Windows 7, and Windows 8, a earthy companion piece to the similarly styled all-wood keyboard.
Whether preparing a fine meal for an evening with my wife, or while hosting friends and family for dinner, I like to have a bottle of wine on hand to pair with the main course. Admittedly the finer details of wine are still an unfolding mystery to me, and I often require a hand with the numerous rules and subtle details surrounding the culture of wine appreciation. Thankfully there are several sommelier and wine-themed apps I can use to catalog and keep notes about wines I've tried, use to help pair with specific meals, and refer to in hopes of discovering my next new favorite winery...
I recently toured Killepencer's retail x workshop, getting an opportunity to watch local craftsman fastidiously work leather into an assortment of fine modern travel and tech accessories. Their latest release coincides with the announcement of the slimmed down Jawbone Mini Jambox, offering a luxurious solution for storing, carrying, and protecting the wireless Bluetooth speaker wrapped in either black, natural, or chocolate dyed editions.
Apple is now into their 7th developer preview of the upcoming OS X Mavericks Mac operating system, currently slated for an autumn release. Those fortunate enough to be tinkering with this latest edition can find some new eye candy to grace their desktop: 8 new wallpapers.
This late summer heat wave is surely putting a lot of computers to the test, especially for those working with hot battery-equipped laptops with loud whirring fans continually trying to keep the processors within safe temperature levels. Here's an affordable laptop accessory with a minimalist footprint designed to elevate the laptop off surfaces (or the lap) for more efficient cooling and to hush those loud fans. So simple, yet obviously easy to use and extremely portable.
After a long holiday weekend hopefully enjoying the benefits of truly embracing some time away from work, it's time to get back to the grind. But even if the weekend has passed, it's not too late to set aside a moment of "productive time off" with these three tasks which may boost performance and productivity...
Q: I'm a student using a Apple MacBook and I'm often switching between working on the laptop, taking notes, and reading online. The problem is my machine will go into sleep mode while I'm reading or writing (in a notebook) for long periods of time, but I like keeping my machine's sleep settings at 30 minutes normally for power saving. Is there a quick way to prevent my laptop from going to sleep before it powers down?
I've long ditched a landline, but this Swiss cordless phone design would be my first choice if I wanted to reconnect with a home line. The handset designed by Kiwi and Pom harkens to the swinging mod Our Man Flint era of design, while the walkie-talkie, speakerphone, answering machine and intercom features make the handset an all-in-one home office voice calls solution when you want to lay off the mobile minutes.
Some solutions are just proven and dependable. Like using jars for storage or twist ties to keep cords untangled. But just because the bread bag twist tie has reached the pinnacle of function, it doesn't mean we can't pretty it up, right?