Design Business Links 6 March 2014
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- Anne Rice, other authors sign petition asking Amazon to take action against forum trolls, bullies
“The Guardian reports that author Anne Rice is taking a stand against abusive anonymous comments posted on Amazon. She’s gotten a petition…”
- Top 7 Ways to Personalize Your Mac OS X Desktop
“Make your Mac more personal: change how applications, your desktop and the rest of OS X looks.
Mac’s aren’t famous for being customizable. Windows has long offered differing color schemes and themes, but OS X basically lets you pick between blue and grey. That doesn’t mean you can’t personalize OS X, however: you just need to know which software to use.”
- How Social Tools Have Failed In the Enterprise So Far
“It’s becoming increasingly difficult to state that social collaboration tools do not help with office productivity.
The current generation of white-collar workers did not exist in the pre-Internet age, so not using social tools to collaborate seems counter-intuitive. It’s like telling someone in the Iron Age to still use bronze simply because it’s “what they are used to,” despite the fact that iron is far superior in strength.”
- It’s The End Of Days For Windows XP – Microsoft Will Send Pop-up Reminders Monthly
“It’s the end of the line for Windows XP. Microsoft is planning to use pop-up warnings to remind users to upgrade and it could start as soon as next week. Windows XP will end its 12-year successful run on April 8th and Microsoft wants the considerable number of users to shift over to more modern versions of its operating system. The pop-up notifications will be enabled from March 8th following the monthly patch cycle of Windows Update.
- AnyFont Installs Additional Fonts In iOS“With AnyFont you can open an OpenType or TrueType font on your iOS device using the “Open In” option in apps like Dropbox. Tap the font you want and AnyFont installs in using a configuration profile.”
- Best OS X Mavericks tips and tricks“OS X Mavericks adds hundreds of new features, big and small, for you to tinker with. In fact, so many are there that’s it’s easy to miss the gems hidden in bits you rarely look at. Our guide picks out some of the best.
- 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently“Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of …
- Designer Recreates Adobe’s Logo Using Colorful Water Drops, WITHOUT Photoshop
“However, graphic designer Alex Trochut has decided to try recreating Adobe’s famous logo without relying on any of its widely used products—to achieve this, he got creative with colored water and a spray named “Neverwet” that renders surface hydrophobic. ”
- Sanity Finally Prevails! Candy Crush Saga Owner King Finally Stops Trying to Trademark the Word “Candy” #ip
“According to documents posted by the U.S. Trademark office and uncovered by Polygon, ”the applicant hereby expressly abandons the application for trademark registration made.” The documents were filed yesterday on February 24, 2014, in response to a trademark that was originally filed on February 6th, 2013 and approved on January 5th of this year. This type of approved trademark would have given King exclusive rights to use the word “candy” in video games, on clothing, and on a whole bunch of other kinds of merchandise.
- Novelist claims Amazon search result tied to publisher bribes
“Salon Magazine has never made any secret that it leans strongly against Amazon, and it’s found yet another silly reason to pile onto the bandwagon with this complaint from novelist Stephan Eirik Clark. Because Amazon’s search algorithms are “for sale,” he concludes, Amazon “buried my novel.” For a while. Until it didn’t. Clark has a…”
- 10 of the most controversial productivity tips that actually work
“So with this article, I tried to really step aside from the popular and look for the counter-intuitive. Of course, it’s all backed by the latest and most reputable studies.
Let’s dig and find out some of the most controversial things you could do today to boost your creativity, happiness and productivity:”