As an iPhone app, Next took the checkbook model and turned it on its head, collecting your transactions and displaying them as a gorgeous picture of your financial trends. Now, developer noidentity has brought the spending tracker to the iPad as its own paid companion, and while the minimal concept works well enough on the larger screen, we have a tough time recommending a double-dip here.
Late last month we reported that the home where Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first Apple computers looked as though it was well on its way to becoming a historical landmark, and today the San Jose Mercury News reports (via MacRumors) that the plan has morphed into reality. Specially, Jobs' one-time home was labeled a "historic resource" by the Los Altos Historical Commission.
Imagine waking up in a strange house and having no recollection of what happened to your wife, your friends, your job, your home, and the rest of your life as you know it. Only by meandering through the darkness and stumbling upon grim clues can you begin to piece together the horrific tale that lies at the heart of Home. But exactly what that tale is depends on the choices you make and how you perceive each twist you encounter along the way. An experiment in interactive storytelling, Home is equal parts unsettling and puzzling. It's an absorbing – albeit terribly brief – journey that will ultimately leave many of your burning questions unanswered.
While dirt on a Mac could add character, it could also be a detriment to how your machine performs, especially if the dust and grime starts to seep into your inner components. That's why it's important to do a little spring cleaning for your Mac. Here's all you need to create your own arsenal of cleaning products to keep things looking like new.
Around the house, room by room, we break down some of the best apps to assist you in the kitchen, get you working in the garage, organizing the den, and even playing in the bedroom
Life on the road is better with an iPhone. Life on public transport improves exponentially with the powerful portable device and apps numbering in the bajillions (according to the latest audits). Your business life is probably faster and more efficient than ever before (as well as being more 24-hours-a-day, if you let it).
Steve Jobs now has the approval needed to tear down his 17,000 square-foot historic mansion, which once belonged to copper baron Daniel Jackling. In its place, he will build a new house--dare we call it, iHouse--that is somewhat modest for a billionaire technology CEO. Costing $8.45 million dollars, the 4,910 square-foot house will feature five bedrooms and plenty of windows and decks.
Still using jagged little strips of metal to unlock your front door? Paying someone to feed your pets while you’re away for a weekend? Then it’s time to truly enter the second decade of the 21st century. Setting up home-control automation that runs from your Mac and iPhone is surprisingly simple, and the results can feel like magic. We kick things off with a primer that takes the hassle and jargon out of home control, then dive straight into showing you the best possibilities for managing your home’s lights, entertainment, security, and loads more. Just wait until you check out the washing machine that tweets when it’s finished a load…
I’m not a thrifty man by nature, but after cobbling together enough
money to buy my first single-family home, I wasn’t about to take out a
second mortgage just to get the place decorated. In fact, the very
concept of hiring an interior designer or color consultant strikes me
as frivolous on an intestinal level. Color theory and design
inspiration is free online, and at the end of the day, what looks right
is right--because perfection in home decor is in the eye of the
beholder. That last thing I need is some woman named Astrid telling me
my walls would look better in “Butter Crème.”