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Month: March 2009
Apple’s Dorky Past
Whether you’re a Mac fan or not, I think most people will agree that Apple has a certain cool-factor. It’s hard to believe that this used to be their public image.
“Be the Apple of everyone’s eyes in these comfortable, eye-catching T-Shirts.”
via Design You Trust
Most Popular Email Software
If you send out email newsletters, or other email-based marketing, you may be interested in these stats from Campaign Monitor. They took a look at over 250 million opens over a 6 month time period and posted the results.
There is some fine print in the accuracy of the results:
“The email client a person is using can only be detected if images are displayed. This can give an inflated weighting to email clients that display images by default, such as Outlook 2000 and the iPhone. It will also provide a lesser weighting to those that block images by default such as Gmail and Outlook 2007. Those email clients that aren’t capable of displaying images, such as older Blackberry models and other mobile devices cannot be included in this study.”
MacHeist 3: Up to $975 in Mac software for just $39
The MacHeist people have outdone themselves this year. They’re offering up to $975.70 in Mac software, for only $39. There’s some pretty nice titles in this years bundle.
If you’re unfamiliar with MacHeist, the short story is they bundle a bunch of Mac software together, sell it for significantly reduced pricing, and give 25% to charity. The more copies that sell, the more software is added to the bundle. It just gets better and better. Everyone who buys the bundle gets all the software, even if the title wasn’t included at the time you bought in.
Most people probably don’t care about the entire bundle, but the cost is so low that you’re generally getting the 1 or 2 apps that you do want for a very good price.
As of today there’s only 11 days left to participate, so head on over to MacHeist.com and grab your copy before it’s too late.
Little Red Riding Hood re-told in Infographics
As part of a school project, Swedish designer, Tomas Nilsson, took on the task of reinterpreting Little Red Riding Hood. I think he did an awesome job. I especially like when the wolf evaluates the nutritional value of the grandma.
Brilliant (Unofficial) Blackberry ad takes aim at the iPhone
This Blackberry ad is simply brilliant. Too bad RIM (maker of the Blackberry) rejected it. The ad was actually created on spec by New York production house, Guava Studios, who’s gained quite a lot of worldwide attention for this little gem.
Accept Credit Card Payments on your iPhone or iPod Touch
What an excellent idea… Transactions is an iPhone app that allows anyone to accept Credit Card payments wherever they have a wifi, 3G, or EDGE connection. It works in conjunction with PayPal Pro or Authorize.net accounts.
They make 2 versions of the app. The full (unrestricted) version costs $29.99. But, there’s a free (lite) version that has the same capabilities, but it limits you to 2 transactions every 12 hours.
50 Mac Desktops…
AppStorm has compiled a pretty nice collection of 50 Desktop Pictures (Wallpapers). Although their title is, 50 Mac Desktops for Maximum Visual Goodness, only a handful are actually Apple related.