A La Carte (May 31)

Apple’s Jimmy Iovine and Eddy Cue Explain the Beats Deal - I’m excited about the deal, and in this video you can see why Apple is too. Jimmy Iovine is, shall we say, charismatic. People are digging that.

Why You’re Going to Pay More for Coffee Soon - Let’s hope that the tide will turn soon. The droughts, health of crops, and other natural conditions could take a turn for the better… But they are not looking good, according to this.

Taking Podcasts on the Road - Dan Miller at MacWorld gives an introduction to listening to podcasts while you travel this summer using Apple’s Podcasts app. This is my least favorite of the usable podcatchers, yet it’s clever how Dan looks for its silver lining.

A Second Look At The Padcaster - Most any iPad is now a decent video recorder, with professional accessories. “So, now you have your camera (the iPad), an editing suite (iMovie or one of the other video apps like Vizzywig), and a way to make titles (IntroMate). Add a sturdy tripod or monopod (I used my trusty Manfrotto monopod with quick-release mount), some of those inexpensive lenses and some add-on filters, lights and a good directional microphone, and you’re ready to go.”

Kloqe, the All-aluminum iPhone Case - I don’t like to make recommendations for cases and such, because everyone’s tastes are different from mine… but this, guys, is the sleekest case for the iPhone 5/5s that I’ve seen. It is a perfect compliment to the aluminum body.

Joe Darnell

Joe is a UI and graphic designer with prior experience as the creative director for three media-based businesses. Joe’s passionate about web design and graphic design with about 15 years of experience in the media industry. Additionally, Joe is the host of the Top Brew and Techtonic podasts, both featured on iTunes.