A La Carte (June 4)

Retro Apple Devices in Watercolor with Waterlogue - Craig Federighi demo’d the power of this watercolor photo app using iOS 8 Extensibility. Waterlogue is a fun app in iOS 7 already. Matthew Pearce shows off some of its potential using his Apple hardware collection photos.

It’s Not a Smirk, It’s a Swagger. - Everyone is impressed with Apple’s WWDC announcements, and the incredible charisma the execs, like Craig Federighi, have exuded on stage. Developers, customers, and even critics are excited about what lies ahead from Apple.

Record Real-time Footage of iOS Apps - For a long time, I’ve wanted Apple to support native screen recording for iOS. Now that they encourage developers to craft video previews for the App Store, they will release the recording feature for Yosemite and iOS 8.

Apple’s Early Product Prototypes - “In his new book, ‘Keep It Simple’, Hartmut Esslinger recounts his collaboration with Steve Jobs and reveals many incredible prototypes Frog Design has assembled for Apple. It seems that Steve Jobs was thinking ahead of his time long before Apple became one of the most valuable companies in the world and built a brand image that is most often associated with creativity, quality, and luxury.”

A Year of Backblaze Offsite Backup for $25 (50% Off) - Katie Floyd and others are highlighting this terrific sale at Stacksocial. Backblaze is my favorite backup solution. The sale is available for one more day. Fathers Day is coming up…

The Orée Board 2 - This is a sleek wooden wireless keyboard. Crafted from a solid piece of walnut or maple. Laser-etch the keys for Mac or Windows layout, and have it custom engraved. Pairs with up to five devices at once.

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.