If you've always wanted a multicolored Lomo-style camera but want the convenience of high-quality digital images, the wait might just be over. Color customization company ColorWare lets you customize a Leica D-Lux 5 compact camera according to your preference, including the snapper's front, back, sides, top panel, port door, hot shoe insert, and lens cap. … Read more
Being able to match colors on Web pages is an important element of Web design. You may need to match a new page design to an existing one or create custom colors that don't mimic other popular sites. Either way, a color picker is an essential tool to have on hand. Color Cop offers a simple way to read color info, and it does so effectively and in an easy-to-use package.
Color Cop appears as a tiny box that floats on top of your Web page. You can minimize the box while you browse, but it stays on top … Read more
This deal is so likely to sell out, I'm giving you four bonus deals below. Just in case.
Today only, and while supplies last, 1 Sale A Day has the refurbished Barnes & Noble Nook Color e-reader for $179.99 shipped. (Thanks to my buddy Sheldon for sharing this deal!)
This is my new favorite gadget. It's an awesome Android-powered e-reader that can also run a nice selection of apps (including, but not limited to, Angry Birds).
One of the features in earlier versions of OS X was that you could change the display color output (or bit depth) in the Displays system preferences. However, in recent versions of OS X Apple has removed this option. If you go to the Displays system preferences you can set the resolution, the brightness for internal and Apple-supplied displays, and rotation and refresh rate options. The colors are now set to be optimal for the display, which means they will default to the highest setting or go to the setting that a particular application requires.
While the color output feature … Read more
Shape Shift is a free, ad-supported puzzler, a classic color-matching game played on a grid, but with a couple of twists that make this app stand out.
The setup should look familiar to fans of the genre: you play on a 9-by-7 grid of colored blocks, and the goal is to match up--and take out--adjacent groups of four or more of the same color. In addition to being red, yellow, orange, green, or blue, each block also has a triangle, square, or circle on it, and you can swap any two blocks that share the same shape. The scoring and … Read more
Crayola has been offering a free iPad coloring app for a while. But Griffin, which makes styli for capacitive touch screens, is now shipping Crayola's full interactive coloring package for the iPad, ColorStudio HD, which includes a Crayola-branded iMarker digital stylus for $29.99.
One of the interesting things about the package is that the app can tell whether the stylus or your finger is touching the screen, which prevents kids from having their fingers accidentally touch the screen and muck up their creations.
You get more than 30 coloring canvasses with the app, and Griffin says there will … Read more
The Nook Simple Touch is out, and while it's touted as Barnes & Noble's simpler, bare bones e-reader, we think it's nonsense to call any gadget "simple." Nook Touch (and Nook Color) owners should know that their devices can do a lot more than just read books from B&N--we're here to show you how.
With your Nook in front of you (and an enthusiasm to get creative), follow this guide to make your Nook a little more useful, fun, and worth every penny you spent.
Windows7Theme offers a variety of free themes and desktop backgrounds for Windows 7 in self-installing theme packs. The high-resolution images are presented in a wide-screen format (1,920x1,200 pixels) and can be scaled, shuffled, and selected via the standard Windows Personalization page. We took a look at Windows 7 Colorful Theme, which emphasizes vivid colors.
As with other theme packs we've tried, the download unpacked and installed automatically, replacing our previous wallpaper with the first image in the series, an abstract image of pastel layers that strongly suggested lemon and raspberry sherbet (a good start, by the way). … Read more
Apple's ColorSync Utility is built in to OS X. ColorSync profiles are used in image-rendering devices so colors will match across different devices. For instance, if you have two monitors attached to your system that are of different makes or models, then it is likely their pixel response ranges are slightly different. As a result, reds may be more vivid on one monitor than on another one, or the blues may be deeper. These variations can be allowed for by creating a color profile for each device, so when image data is passed between them they will display it … Read more
Calendar software is ubiquitous, with options for everyone no matter how simple or complex your needs. As the name suggests, Classic Calendar falls more into the simple category, with the features you would expect from a traditional calendar and not much else.
The program's interface is plain and easy to navigate, consisting of a basic-looking calendar and an Options menu at the top. The calendar's color scheme is highly customizable; users can select the colors for the main background, date boxes, empty boxes, calendar text, and highlighted days. Users can also select the font they want to use … Read more