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Palette crowdfunded its unique modular controller in the hopes of giving you customizable, hands-on control over your creative apps, and it's finally ready to make that technology available to everyone. As of today, you can pre-order Palette kits that scale up depending on just how much tactile f...

July 7th 2015 at 2:48pm 0 Comments
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ColorFit is a simple app that does one thing: uses a photo you take to suggest color palettes. Using the photograph, ColorFit will suggest a set of colors ("Use this colors" [sic]) using a variety of different color schemes including triad, analogous, complementary, quad, and shades. However, that...

October 25th 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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ASUS is never shy at showing off its creative side. At Taiwan Designers' Week last Sunday, we spotted the company's above art installation dubbed "Palette": a mesmerizing circle of 50 overlapping Nexus 7 back covers, each in its very own shade of color. Interestingly, all of these were actually us...

September 17th 2012 at 6:31pm 0 Comments
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Previously, I've mentioned that, despite their similar DNA and file interoperability, Microsoft Office for the PC and Mac are different in their own little subtle ways. This is part function: for example, Microsoft Excel on the Mac uses the 1904 date system, while its PC counterpart uses the 1900...

December 28th 2009 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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As part of my trade, I work a lot with colors. ColorSchemer Studio has long been a valuable tool in my toolkit for picking out color schemes based on solid color theory. It had its shortcomings, though, and some other tools had surpassed it, both on the desktop and on the iPhone. However, I got a sn...

November 24th 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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In honor of the holiday weekend, when many of us overate ourselves into food comas, I'm coining a word to describe a class of shareware apps: "lunchware," those programs inexpensive enough that you could buy them for what you might otherwise spend on lunch. If it's less than $12, it's lunchware, so...

November 25th 2007 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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One of the things I'm sure we all love about Mac OS X is how integrated so many of the apps and services are with each other, but did you know that integration can stem all the way down to the fonts and colors you use amongst your apps? In almost any input-based, Cocoa-written app you're running (Fi...

July 17th 2006 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Here's a helpful widget for all you web design/creative professionals who are looking for a little inspiration. ColorBurn by firewheel design is a Dashboard widget that suggests one color palette per day, consisting of four colors and their corresponding hexadecimal values. You can change the widget...

January 27th 2006 at 10:00pm 0 Comments