All Pages, All the Time

All Pages, All the Time
Some time ago, I decided to say goodbye to Microsoft Office forever, and completely switch over to Pages and Keynote. It was an easy decision for me: I wasn’t a heavy Office user anyway, preferring to keep most of my documents online, and using the application primarily to open client .doc files and the occasional Read more…

iPhone Apps I Love: Everyday Food

Joke as much as you like about Martha Stewart, the lady is a powerhouse. No, I never thought her face would be one I’d see so often on on my iPhone, but that was before I discovered Martha’s Everyday Food App, which I now officially cannot live without. Everyone has to eat, everyday, and if Read more…

iPhone Apps I Love: WordPress

iPhone Apps I Love: WordPress
You might think otherwise, but I actually use very few iPhone apps on a daily basis. Here’s one I use several times a day, though: WordPress for iPhone. If you run or write for a WordPress-powered blog (both self-hosted WP and .com are supported), this app is a no-brainer. Not only does it allow you Read more…

Why an iPod Shuffle?

Why an iPod Shuffle?
Music, music, everywhere. It’s how I like my life, which is why we have music in every room in our home- from our bedroom to our kitchen to our bathroom (because there’s nothing quite like showering to Yo-Yo Ma after a long, tiring day). To accomplish this, we’ve always had various stereo system and boom Read more…

Fonts: Which are Necessary?

Fonts: Which are Necessary?
When I organize fonts on my Mac, I like to keep a special category for System and Application fonts that should always be active (i.e. the “necessary” ones), and all the rest (as a print and web designer, I have a lot) in several categories that I turn on and off according to my needs. Read more…

Reading on Ibis

Reading on Ibis
I don’t have a Kindle, and while I save up for an iPad, I still need my reading fix. Lately, I’ve been doing it mostly at Ibis Reader, an “e-book reading system” that works on desktops, laptops and smartphones. Now, public domain books are not a new thing online- remember when you first discovered Project Read more…

iPhone Apps I Love: Relax Alarm Pro

iPhone Apps I Love: Relax Alarm Pro
There’s always been something strange about me and alarm clocks: in College- and, I’ll admit, even way past that- I required no less than three clocks to get me up, each one set about a minute apart. I’ve been known to turn an alarm off and go back to sleep, and not remember a thing Read more…

iPhone Apps I Love: Momento

iPhone Apps I Love: Momento
Christopher Nolan’s Memento is one of my favorite films, and it’s what came to mind when I first learned of Momento, a journal writing iPhone app that’s quickly become my virtual “diary” of choice. See, I’ve been journaling since I was 5 years old- I have boxes full of almost every kind of diary, from Read more…

iPhone Apps I Love: Newsie

iPhone Apps I Love: Newsie
What are the first pages you load when you fire up your browser in the morning? For me, it’s Gmail and Google Reader (yes, I am quite dependent on the almighty G). Of course, that’s for mornings when I actually have time to enjoy a cup of coffee in front of my desktop, that is. Read more…

Lit2Go on iTunes

Lit2Go on iTunes
I was an English Literature Major, so you’ll understand if I’m more than just a little excited about my new find on the iTunes Store: it’s called Lit2Go, and it’s a collection of classic stories and poems, yours to download and listen to for free. There’s a good selection, with something for almost everybody, from Read more…