While keeping up to date with push notification on your iOS device can come in handy, it can also result in an extremely disruptive user experience. Sure, there are some instances where push notifications are useful, but since many of us seem to use our iPads for fun instead of work (though increasingly not true), here are a few ways you can leverage push notifications to your benefit, rather than a hindrance…
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Tags: Apartment Therapy, blogs, disable, distractions, free, GTD, iOS, iPad, iPhone, notifications, Push, technology, unplggd
Tags: Apartment Therapy, app store, apps, blogs, free, iPad, pay, Software, technology, unplggd
The App Store recently clocked in with over 100 million downloads this year, and it comes as no surprise that it’s quite successful. The one stop shop for apps of all kinds makes it easy to find what you’re looking for. We’ve recently set up an iPad 2, and here are some of the apps that we purchased, and some that we didn’t.
Tags: Apartment Therapy, backup, blogs, Email, free, Gmail, Google, technology, unplggd
If you’re one of the 40,000 users who was affected by the most recent Gmail bug, then you’re probably wondering what you can do to backup your emails safely. It’s probably a good idea to do this if you rely on Gmail for all of your emails. That being said, while you can use paid options, here are some free options that we’ve been using.
Tags: Apartment Therapy, Apple, apps, blogs, downloads, free, Mac App Store, OS X, Software, technology, unplggd
Love it or hate it, the Mac App Store is here to stay. While we didn’t end up purchasing many actual apps found while browsing the App Store, we did have fun downloading several available for free. There are quite a few useful apps with a variety of utility for the welcome price price of free!
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Tags: Apartment Therapy, blogs, box, cable, digital, France, free, Freebox, news, set-top, technology, unplggd
Free just announced their gorgeous-looking set-top box for their customers in France. It was designed by Starck and on top of looking good, it’s filled with a bunch of features that makes us salivate. Naturally, you can’t get this box here in the US, but what can you do to get something similar?
Tags: electronic, entertainment, free, Ghosts, Ghosts I-IV, music, NIN, Nine Inch Nails, Portishead, Trent Reznor
I’m listening to the new Portishead album Third and the new Nine Inch Nails release Ghosts I-IV. It’s a 36 track instrumental album, which I’m really enjoying. It’s quite minimal and ethereal. The first part is available for free on the NIN site. The site crashed because of high traffic earlier this week.
You can download Ghosts I for free; parts II, III and IV will cost you $US5. And for $US10 you can get a double-CD package sent to you when it’s released properly on April 14. That’s as cheap as chips.
But this is a new era, and Reznor knows many music fans won’t even pay $5 for a CD. His response? He uploaded it to popular torrent website www.thepiratebay.org himself and received a flood of positive feedback.
Reznor knew that even some fans wouldn’t pay for the minimal download, so he uploaded the album himself onto the PirateBay, a popular torrent tracker site.
I found an interesting review and will most probably be posting my own in a few days, once I’ve listened to it thoroughly.
From my initial listening, I’m quite impressed. This type of quality and richness of tracks reminds me of The Downward Spiral and Further Down the Spiral. I was really disappointed by The Fragile. That album put me off NIN for a few years. It’s only recently with Year Zero that I’m rediscovering the Trent Reznor that I enjoyed in the past.
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