Sometimes, social media is there to make you watch videos you would normally ignore. Enough of my friends posted a video titled "Captain Picard sings 'Let it Snow!'" that I finally broke down and became a viewer. It was worth it.
Video editor and aspiring video-game designer James Covenant painstakingly cut the short video together from snippets of dialogue from "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Picard recites his way through the familiar lines of "Let it Snow."… Read more
It's always snowing on the London skyline when you're looking at the giant Lego snow globe recently installed in Covent Garden in London. The globe is the creation of Bright Brick's Duncan Titmarsh, the first Lego-certified professional in the UK.
The globe contains detailed toy-brick re-creations of 14 famous London landmarks, including Big Ben, the London Eye, and the colorful egg-shaped Gherkin. It took 125,000 bricks and 75 days to put the massive display together.… Read more
Free: Mac OS updates are typically a paid upgrade, but Apple has finally embraced the free distribution model, including a bunch of new app updates to boot.
Tabs and Tags: As users are now naturally used to browsing and managing the Web with tabbed interfaces, one is left to wonder why first-party developers never incorporated this into the native OS sooner. You can now browse your directories with similar Safari-like prowess. Mavericks also brings the ability to add tags to each file. Users can now label each file with a tag and color for quick indexed search.
Notifications: You … Read more
Chuck Snow is a progressive snowball shooting game with one objective and gradually increasing difficulty. While it is visually attractive and possibly addictive for children under eight, the game, itself, is a bit too basic for the teen/adult crowd. Overall, the mechanics are a bit questionable, and the objective grows tiresome after only a few levels.
The instructions and introduction to the game are only accessible if you click "Help," beneath the "Play" button, but you may not need them. There is only one objective to the game: Knock down icicles with snowballs and try … Read more
We're taking a different approach to the show today with a story from Memorial Day that takes the entire episode, but trust us--it's worth it. It's a tale of survival, of tech failure and success, the power of nature, and a tightrope walk above surefire doom. What's the closest you've ever come to the end? This is mine.
Apple has released an update to Safari for OS X 10.6 users which, along with the latest Java updates, gives Snow Leopard users the ability to enable Java on a site-by-site basis.
This news is in response to the development of the Java runtime that has moved it past official support for Snow Leopard. While the latest version of Java Apple developed (Java SE 6) is supported in Snow Leopard, support for this version of OS X ended when Apple passed the baton to Oracle to maintain Java.
With Java SE 7 requiring OS X 10.7 or later, … Read more
In the latest set of security updates for OS X, Apple has included a new version of Safari for users still running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The last official release of Safari for Snow Leopard was version 5.1.7, which addressed several bugs in the WebKit framework that could allow maliciously crafted Web sites to execute code locally on a system. Since then there had been no updates for Safari 5; however, if you are using Snow Leopard and have installed the latest update you will see Safari is now at version 5.1.8.
As noted … Read more
When Frog Design founder Hartmut Esslinger met Steve Jobs in 1982, it sparked a chain of events that monumentally changed Apple's design philosophy forever. It wasn't just a change in how future products would look -- Esslinger ushered in a change of mindset and a unified design language across products.
Esslinger's new book, "Design Forward: Creative Strategies for Sustainable Change," available today in the U.S., delivers some fascinating insights into those crucial early years at Apple.… Read more
You might agree that the complex design in a snowflake appears almost comparable to a work of art. Do you know how that tiny frozen masterpiece comes to life, though? If you're like me, you may never have witnessed a complete representation of that journey from cloud to ground before.
The trip isn't as simple as you think. … Read more