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Brian Stucki is the developer behind MacMiniColo (the Mac mini colocation outfit in Las Vegas), and he recently sent us a fun project he's hosting called "Ransom Apps." It's just a silly little web app, but the idea is that you enter a phrase of text, and Ransom Acts returns your phrase written...

April 24th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Whether I'm preparing for a demo or writing an article, blog post, book, or technical documentation, I often find myself performing the same set of repetitive steps. I need to navigate into an app's packaged resources folder, find one or more icon files, occasionally convert them to PNG and scale...

April 22nd 2013 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Senjira recently asked on the European Interface and Macros forum: Hey guys i was wondering if i could create a targeting arena1-2-3 macro where i can add several #showtooltips, where the tooltip alters depending on which character i am playing, for example it shows block when i am on mage and...

April 20th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Path has a nice interview with Susan Kare, a graphic designer and creator of the original Macintosh icons and typefaces that so many of us are familiar with. Kare reveals that she first came to work at Apple with the title "Macintosh Artist." She got the job through a high school friend, Andy H...

April 19th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Sharing icons by email and Dropbox never really captures the way each image will appear on-screen. That's why developer Michael Burford and his brother created a web page mock-up solution that automatically adds an iPhone background and styles the icons to match the way they display on-device....

January 22nd 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Walls360 is a cool startup in Las Vegas that makes high-quality (but affordable) wall art. They've got the license to some great properties, like Star Trek, Plants vs. Zombies and a host of children's books, and now they are offering nearly all of the icon artwork produced by famed designer Sus...

January 11th 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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If you're a productivity junkie, you're probably already familiar with OmniFocus. And, if you're familiar with OmniFocus, you've probably messed around with changing the app's default perspective icons. Now, Icons & Coffee has released a new set of icons made specifically for OmniFocus, com...

December 14th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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When you admire an app icon on your Mac or iOS device, chances are that it may have been designed by The Iconfactory's David Lanham. I had the unique experience of having him sketch me over FaceTime for a custom avatar portrait, and he's a talented and friendly artist. The Verge's Ellis Hamburg...

November 20th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Bartender is a simple but excellent little app that lets you control that flood of icons up in your menu bar on the top of your OS X window. Now, designer Ben Surtees, who we spoke with earlier this year about where the app came from, has released version 1.0.2 of the app, officially releasing...

October 25th 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Chances are very good that almost any iOS app you use contains icons that were designed by one man -- Joseph Wain. Wain doesn't work for Apple and never has. Instead, he's a designer who was impressed at an early age by the work of seminal Apple and NeXT icon designer Susan Kare, but not imp...

October 18th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments