Google recently announced their next Android operating system, 5.0 Lollipop. The most visual change is the interface, which they refer to as Material Design. While I can’t think of anything good to say about the OS, I can say that these Material Design wallpapers shared by Brian Parkerson on Google+ are gorgeous. All will look great on an iPhone, and many look pretty damn good on my 15″ Retina MacBook Pro
If you like what you see but don’t want to be bothered to download them individually, you can grab all of them in a single 60+MB ZIP file from here.
The story is interesting in the fact that it sets a precedent (in Canada) for the ever-gray area of “expectation of privacy.” As is usually the case with these legal stories, all the genius’ in the comment section are more fun to read than the brief article.
SubtlePatterns offers nearly 400 tillable patterns for your web designs. These patterns, as the name implies, are subtle, clean and will work with virtually any design style. You can download them for free, or use the $12 Photoshop plug-in which puts them right into your workflow.
The cool thing about this site is that you can preview each pattern as a page background simply by hovering over each pattern and clicking the preview button.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, this morning published an essay on Bloomberg Business Week in which he announced he is gay. Shock. Well, not really. Most Apple fans already knew this, and most everyone else probably took a where there is smoke, there’s fire opinion on the subject.
I think it’s awesome that he came out publicly like this, I just wish we lived in a time when this wasn’t news at all.
OS X Yosemite has been out for a while now, and I’m enjoying the heck out of using it. It’s probably the most full-featured OS release Apple has offered us in quite a while. While you’ve probably read plenty about the hero features, it’s still worth reading John Siracusa’s full review. At 25 pages in length, it’s about as in-depth as you can get.
Photoshop’s History panel allows you to revert to previous states of your work simply by clicking back through history in the list. But one thing it has never done in the past is record the fact that you performed a Save or Save As on the document.
With the release of Photoshop CC 2014, Adobe has finally added this feature to the History Panel functionality.
Now if you have a complicated document, you’re probably saving quite a bit. Since the History Panel only saves a specific amount of history states (which you can configure in the Preferences>Performance>History States panel), you’ll likely want to at least have all the Save states saved. To do this, you can have Photoshop automatically save a new Snapshot of the document each time you save by clicking the flyout menu in the History Panel and select History Options. Tick the Automatically Create New Snapshot When Saving checkbox.
I’m not sure what people’s fascination with making the email process into anything but email, but apparently Google is on board. Gmail wasn’t bad enough, now there’s Google Inbox. I wonder how long it’ll be before they kill this, too.