Cinemagraph Pro – Apple Design Award, 2014

I am always curious about who is awarded the Apple Design Award each year. I’m certain that winning this award is a rather big deal in the software community. But one of this year’s winners is a bit of a puzzle to me: Cinemagraph by Flixel which comes in a variety of different flavors: Pro and Plus for the desktop… Continue reading

The Insight of Bret Victor

A Vision of the Future — Really?! I love stumbling upon a brilliant mind at the right time, a person whose amazing insight causes you to have some fundamental perceptual shifts that enlighten your path forward. The video at the end of this post began one of those encounters. But first… Bret was a Human Interface Inventor at Apple, an… Continue reading

Nifty Mac Ãœber Tip

Everyone knows that in 10.6 you can do a Quick Look on most files without opening them in the application that created them by simply selecting a file (one click) and then touching the spacebar. I love this feature and use it all of the time.  It was first introduced in 10.5. But I didn’t know that you can use… Continue reading

Transmit 4

Image via Wikipedia My favorite ftp client for many years has been Panic’s Transmit.  However, over time Transmit 3 developed some really hideous issues.  I threatened a divorce (and meant it!).  Well, Panic released Transmit 4 this week. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Panic appears to have fixed all of the issues about which I… Continue reading