Monday, July 28, 2014

Hues

For designers, digital painters, and app developers, Hues is the app for you! It's helpful little app. Using OS X's default color selector, you can easily obtain the "color code" in hex, RGB, and HSL. It's simple, yet useful! Hues is available from the Mac App Store for $2.99 [Direct Link].



Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Duplicate Finder

Do you ever seem to have an endless amount of duplicate files? Whether it's multiple downloads from a site or a glitch, The Duplicate Finder can help! Just drag a drive or a folder and see how much storage space you can save! With a beautiful iTunes-esque interface, it removes duplicates with style. It's on sale from $9.99 to $2.99 for a limited time, so don't miss out [Direct Link].


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Kindle Unlimited

Amazon recently released a new service called Kindle Unlimited. It allows you to unlimited access to qualifying books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month. You can also get a free trial for 30-days! You don't need a Kindle, just a device compatible with the app or web app. Be sure to check it out!


Friday, July 25, 2014

SysAdmin Day 2014!

It's the 15th annual SysAdmin Day! What is it? According to SysAdminDay.com, "it's only the single greatest 24 hours on the planet." Celebrate with cake, ice cream, pizza, cards, gifts, and more for your system administrator. Give them that one day of respect that they think of the other 364 days of the year!

Image Credit to Spiceworks (Flickr)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Google Acquires Twitch

One of the most trending acquisitions since Apple acquired Beats has been Google acquiring Twitch for $1 billion. For those who don't know, Twitch is a major San Francisco based website that allows gamers to stream games live to their viewers. Google (specifically YouTube) will use it to enhance their streaming services in some way. Not much else is known on the acquisition and Twitch had no comment.

Twitch's Logo

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Alex Voice for Accessibility in iOS 8

In iOS 8, Alex (Stephen Hawking voice) will be used as the accessibility voice for those who are blind. This is interesting as it has been Siri before. He will also be used for speaking selected text aloud. Could he possibly be a voice for Siri in the future as well? Possibly, but I don't think Apple would replace their new natural sounding Siri with that of Alex's. But, if Apple continues in the direction that their in, they may allow third-party voices in the future!

"Alex voice for accessibility" shown briefly at WWDC 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tips App in iOS 8

In the most recent release of the iOS 8 beta, the Tips app was added. It's a simple app that gives tips that are exclusive for iOS 8. You can "like" and share them. Below is a helpful video on YouTube that MacRumors made.




Monday, July 21, 2014

Stickers Ad

Apple has made a new ad targeted for the people who like to add decals to their MacBooks. The ad shows a plethora of decals used on the MacBook Air. From the Simpsons to Pac Man! And- oh my gosh is that Aperture Science?! Apple has also dedicated a web page for it's "Stickers" ad. To watch the ad, it's embedded below.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Quickly Switch Between Multiple Keyboards in iOS

If you have more than two keyboards in iOS, this will help a lot. Hold the international key to reveal a list of all installed keyboards. Move your finger to select the keyboard. This allows you to quickly switch between keyboards. It install new keyboards in iOS, go to Settings > General > Keyboards > Keyboard > Add New Keyboard... Just in time for iOS 8 third-party keyboards!


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Amazon Smile

If you have a charity you want to donate to, Amazon Smile is for you! Instead of shopping at Amazon, you can shop everything from a-to-z and have a portion of it go to a charity of your choice. This is a no charge on your end, just shop at Amazon Smile. Also, make sure your product is eligible for Amazon Smile. To learn more about Amazon Smile, click here.