Tag Archives: app

Podcasts

New iOS App From Apple: Podcasts:

good for playback (including syncing your location in an episode between devices), good for discovery, good for automatically downloading new episodes

(Via Daring Fireball)

I’ve only had an initial look. From what I can see these are great features but, I can’t see how to add a podcast manually (need my CastRoller feeds) or import subscriptions. My guess is I can do this by syncing but that is most defiantly not post PC!

Be In The Zone

How to optimize your caffeine intake with an app:

Caffeine Zone, a free iOS app that tells you the perfect time to take a coffee break to maintain an optimal amount of caffeine in your blood

(Via Hacker News)

Cool idea but, I dislike the idea of reliance on a stimulant to feel better. I drink a lot of coffee, mostly out of ritual and I REALLY like it. If they could make great decaf I’d probably drink it.

People, just be healthy and you’ll pretty much just always be in the zone!

Little Things

I very carefully curate my desktop. I hate things on the desktop and I need things a certain way to work effectively. An example of this as you can see I have the dock hidden. I don’t need it, there’s nothing in it except the running apps and that’s what CMD+Tab is for. I’ve even replaced that part of the default functionality by highjacking the keys into Witch so I can customize the way it acts. Mostly just switching between all windows instead of just the main window for each application. I can also launch a new Finder or Chrome window without having to switch to it then CMD+n. If your interested, ping me I’ll help get the setting right for ya. As you can tell I’m actually a little, ok a lot, obsessed with these things. The latest, after switching to this schweet new wallpaper, is this one last menu bar icon.

 

WeatherEye 1

It’s an app called WeatherEye. I used to love it, on the iPhone and iPad it’s a pretty good app. The ad’s in all version have been bugging me. The colour in the menu bar is the last straw. I’m off to Weather Snitch on the iPhone. Oh, seams Version 2 is now out. Kind of annoying that I have to pay but I’ll check it out.

From looking around I’m going to give Degrees a shot. It’s a little pricy for a simple weather app but I’d rather pay a few bucks for an ad free app that I think fits my needs. Weirdly, it can’t find London, Ontario. Not a big deal I’m closer to Strathroy and for and for some even stranger reason that IS in there!

Any other suggestions for a great MONOCHROME menu bar weather app?