Archive for January, 2014


5 Ways The Macintosh Changed Creativity Forever

@ 4:02 PM on January 31, 2014

“RELEASED 30 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH, THE APPLE MACINTOSH REVOLUTIONIZED HOW ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS WORK. HERE, WE TALK TO A HANDFUL OF CREATIVES–INCLUDING THE INVENTOR OF MACPAINT AND THE DESIGNER OF MANY OF THE MAC’S MOST FAMILIAR ICONS–ABOUT H…


‘Smart Bezel’ Could Make Future iPads Feel Bigger [Patent]

@ 1:20 PM on January 31, 2014

“Not only would the technique described allow gestures — such as swipes — to continue off the normal surface of the screen, but it would also allow specific virtual buttons for tasks such as scrolling to be incorporated into the iPad’s bezel.”


Schedule Important Work at 5pm for Maximum Concentration

@ 5:14 PM on January 30, 2014

“Whether it’s that vital phone call or the big problem of the day, tackle that important task at the end of the day, especially around 5pm, because your body is primed to concentrate best at that time, says Fast Company.”


UK Government to Switch from Microsoft Office to Open Source Alternative Office Suite

@ 4:52 PM on January 30, 2014

“Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude plans to standardise on open formats to cut costs on Office suite and break ‘oligopoly’ of IT suppliers”


NursingJobs.us redesigns without IE7 support, offers to buy new computers for customers stuck with IE7 (via @vlh)

@ 3:55 PM on January 30, 2014

“Wayne Gretzky once said “skate where the puck is going, not where it’s been” and, in the fast-evolving world of technology, this is sound advice that we have taken to heart as we launched the new NursingJobs.us job board. The new site uses a more modern interface that supports the mobiles and tablets that our users increasingly prefer.”


Why Weird People Are Often More Creative

@ 3:36 PM on January 30, 2014

“When Albert Einstein came across a cigarette butt, he would often pick it up–fuel for the ol’ tobacco pipe. When Charles Dickens walked around London, he would often be wielding his umbrella–the best defense for imaginary street urchins. When Björk goes to an awards show, she might dress like a swan–what could be more genius? Or beautiful? Or weird?”


Print is Not Dead Yet — Typefi CEO Chandi Perera

@ 3:15 PM on January 30, 2014

“One of the earliest citations of the phrase “print is dead” comes from the 1984 movie Ghostbusters, but almost 30 years later, print is certainly not dead. Print publishing still drives on average 80% of revenues and close to 100% of the profits for general trade publishers. But among reference and science, technical and medical (STM) publishers, digital publishing was embraced quickly and openly at the expense of print. “


How to write a professional bio for LinkedIn, Twitter & more

@ 1:55 PM on January 30, 2014

“A great bio displays your personality and professionalism year-round, and it’s also a quick and easy way for you to garner interest from potential employers, bringing you one step closer to the job of your dreams. Here are the most important things you need to know when writing different types of professional bios.”


The Classic Bic Pen Now Works On Your Smartphone Display Too

@ 1:26 PM on January 30, 2014

“Writing implements aren’t going to be supplanted by touchscreen devices anytime soon. But that isn’t stopping Bic from hedging its bets and ensuring its classic see-through plastic pens remain relevant. The company’s new Cristal Stylus feature…


Stand Out by Building Your Strengths, Rather Than Fixing Every Flaw

@ 10:36 AM on January 30, 2014

“When it comes to self-improvement, there’s a tendency to focus on things you don’t do well. That’s a never-ending battle, though. Instead, focus your time on the defining, unique skills you possess.”