Projects “Reveal” Watch is a quirky though incredibly alluring timepiece that I’ve had for almost a year and a half now. Over the course of ownership, I’ve lost it, found it, scratched it, dropped it, lost it and found it again. Even in the face of such blatant abuse, this baby keeps time impeccably.
The face of the watch is essentially 2 rings and a circle. The two rings are completely opaque except for a little window. The rotation of the outer ring reveals the current hour underneath. The second ring functions the same way in that it reveals the current minutes past from the current hour. Lastly, the innermost circle represents seconds and hosts a tiny dot that continuously rotates.
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“Stickies” users rejoice! I bring salvation from the headache caused by numerous rectangles of text cluttering your desktop. Behold! Quick Note! An ingenious note-taking app made by Diigo Inc. The app itself is very user friendly and simple.
The UI (user-interface) resembles that of the note applet on the iPhone. Complete with yellow lined notepad paper with the signature pair of thin red lines going down the left side. Additionally, this app is completely free from the Mac “App Store.” If all material provided thus far is insufficient in terms of justifying the download of this app, read on. :]
The layout is essentially a mellow-yellow notepad with a hideaway drawer on the side. The drawer lists every note/page you’ve created and allows you to access these pages simply by clicking on them.
A feature I found incredibly appealing about this app was its cloud synchronization. If you go to Diigo’s website, here, and make a free account, you can sync all your notes with your account. Should you happen to lose the app, the data, or even your Mac, your notes are easily recoverable.
Conclusively, I classify this little app as one of those apps you’ll find yourself using often due to its simplicity and ‘syncablility.’
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While doing yard-work yesterday, I decided to test my Charge ALX’s capabilities in pruning trees. I pulled out the wood saw and had at the tree. The saw cut through the branches with an incredible amount of ease, I felt virtually no resistance. The branches themselves ranged from a diameter from half an inch to an inch and a half, but it was all the same to my Charge.
The only thing that concerns me is how fast I’m going to dull the teeth on the saw blade. As far as I know, the Charge’s saw blades aren’t self replaceable, as opposed to the Surge.
I’ll be doing an ALX review soon.
Fairly recently, I got my hands on an M-Tech Stiletto Folding knife which I purchased for just over $7 on Amazon. Being a manual knife, it has no springs or switches, just a relatively big thumb-stud that makes this knife a breeze to engage.
When I first got the knife, it resisted deployment more than it should have. I couldn’t tell whether it was due to poor craftsmanship or a flaw in the design but over the course of the next two days, something happened (not sure what) and the blade began to pop out with ease. Eager to see exactly how easily I could make it deploy, I added a drop of oil to the joint on both sides of the blade, and, after a few flicks, I found I didn’t need to use my wrist at all, the force generated from my thumb alone was able to engage the blade with a satisfying “click” sound.
If you’re looking for an EDC blade, keep looking, this will not suit your needs. It isn’t very sharp out of the box and the stiletto shape isn’t what you should be looking for as and EDC knife.
However, as far as build quality goes, this thing is great! Absolutely no play (up/down or side/side) once the blade is engaged and it feels incredibly solid. Had I come across this knife without a price tag, I would have estimated it’s value to be in the high 20’s or low 30’s; it’s that awesome.
Concisely, if you feel the need to get a well-built, good-looking knife for a price of under two digits, this one’s for you.
You can find it at Amazon “here.”
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I used to have a tablet PC (No, not one of the modern iPadesque tablets) that opened like a laptop and had a swivel screen that you could turn around, lay flat and write on with a stylus. Being a 16-year-old, I found this feature to be mad-fly. Add two years and substantial usage, the central pivoting hinge on the HP tx20xx was now loose, the lid was damaged in some places and there was an expansive crack in the screen. (I still have this laptop if anyone’s interested in it, lol) This writing feature is something I dearly missed when I graduated to my 15” MBP and went looking at things like Wacom’s Bamboo Tablet, only to be put-off by the price. (Which, in most respects, is reasonable, though still out of my reach as a student).
Then one day, while window shopping at the Mac App Store, I chanced upon a $2.99 app that brought back faint memories. “Autograph” promised to capture my signature well and allow me to use it anywhere from Word documents to E-mail messages. I went with my gut and clicked the green “Buy App” button. I’ve no regrets…
The app itself is a breeze to use and is surprisingly accurate. What really stunned me was how well it was able to represent my signature as I traced it on the trackpad. To use this you must have a word-processor, e-mail client, or other creative software open. Place the blinking cursor where you would like your signature to appear. Now open Autograph, click “Autograph” from the toolbar and then, from the options, click “Autograph now!” A small gray rectangle appears which represents your track pad. Any finger movements you make on your track pad will register as a signature on the gray box.
If you are dissatisfied with your signature, simply hit the escape button to restart. When you ARE satisfied with your signature, hit enter and your signature should appear in your original app where the cursor was.
Before starting, I suggest you change the resolution of the actual signature capture it achieve a better looking and more fluid e-signature.
Conclusively, if you feel you could use this app, I suggest you get it.
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