Apps


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Jun 17

Apple’s APPocalypse

A lot of people always ask me why I don’t like/trust The Cloud. And the answer is simple. Because I don’t. And after watching this great new ad by Apple, I realized I am not wrong – we shouldn’t really depend on the cloud or apps all the time right? Yes, I know I’m typing this as I am using a WP app, and uploading stuff to the cloud… But you get the point…


8
Nov 15

Best Gambling Ads of All Time

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Online gambling has come a long way. Many have managed to incorporate lots of features you’d expect to find in regular casinos all without ever having to leave your home. It can truly be an exhilarating experience without the hassle of going out. After conquering tasks like this though, you’d expect that appealing the masses wouldn’t be hard, eh? Well, unfortunately in advertising things don’t always go to plan. Marketing is a tricky business. Sometimes marketers get things very right. For example, check out how Lexus managed to have us all salivating over the new Lexus RC F.
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Oct 15

Google Play Music

TheeBlog-GooglePlayMusic2 As a recent creative campaign to keep up with other players like Spotify, Tidal or Apple/Beats in the battle for music power, Google Play Music partnered up with the very talented gals at RoAndCo to create a series of cool ads combining objects with the different genres of music the service offers. “We developed a campaign that merges everyday objects into surreal pairings resulting in playfully evocative still-life compositions for each radio station.” Check out the clever and fun collection after the jump!
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9
Jun 15

Apple Music

For a couple of years now, Spotify has dominated the music streaming field. Yes, there’s Pandora, Beats, the rise of… wait, what happened to Tidal? and many more, but if you think mainstream and popularity, I think it’s safe to say Spotify leads the pack. Apple knew this, and as always, didn’t want to stay behind. And while Tidal was making noise, they were working quietly in a new service released yesterday during WWDC15. Apple Music.


30
Mar 15

TIDAL

Today. – I’m going to keep it suspenseful and mysterious.


23
Feb 15

25 Years of Photoshop

I have to admit that I have never seen an Adobe commercial – in national television, at least. So, last night after the Oscars, a collection of cool, captivating images and designs caught my attention. After a couple of seconds I literally dropped a “Is this a Photoshop commercial?”, and indeed it was! If you haven’t yet, check out this cool ad spot that celebrates Photoshop’s 25 years. #DreamOn


4
Aug 14

The Adobe Illustrator Story

When Adobe Illustrator first shipped in 1987, it was the first software application for a young company that had, until then, focused solely on Adobe PostScript. The new product not only altered Adobe’s course, it changed drawing and graphic design forever. Interviews include cofounder John Warnock, his wife Marva, artists and designers Ron Chan, Bert Monroy, Dylan Roscover and Jessica Hische.


6
Jun 14

MIAMI x UBER

TheeBlog-UberMiami It’s been a long, rocky road. But after all the petitions, campaigns and efforts from all of us since last year (HERE), Miami has joined the 21st century as UBER has finally arrived. And although we only get UberX for now, this is a huge step in the right direction. This is great news Miami! If you haven’t experienced Uber yet, I strongly recommend you give it a try (that’s all it takes). To celebrate its arrival, Uber is offering free rides around Miami until June 20th, so experience for yourself what all the buzz is about. Oh! and if you can’t make it before June 20th, here’s a code for $10 off your first UBER ride pt4s8.


24
Mar 14

Android Wear

TheeBlog-AndroidWear While everyone is still wondering how Google Glass works or who has been able to get a pair in order to experience them, Google has been busy working on its new toy. A new watch that promises to make all things look and work better, and beat all other smart watches like Samsung or Motorola. Android Wear is Google’s new baby, and its interface, released last week, is nice, simple and effective. Check out some samples and a video after the jump.
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Apr 13

Facebook Home

TheeBlog-FacebookHome It is no surprise that Facebook continues to launch new applications, apps and products constantly. With such a massive market and user base… wouldn’t you? I am sure most fo you already heard the news yesterday but in case you missed it, here’s a little post about the new Facebook Home. In short, Facebook Home is an app for Android devices which will turn them into not just a phone but a social phone. So, if tapping the Facebook icon on your phone drives you crazy and takes 0.002 seconds of your life, now you can have your Facebook news feed available immediately as pasrt of your phone’s home screen. Now, would this new product really take off and become as popular as Facebook? Hmmm not sure…
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Apr 13

Google’s Newest Addition

TheeBlog-GoogleNose Google has just announced their newest addition to traditional Search. Google Nose. Knowing that users always expect more and are constantly looking for ways to enhance their online experience, Google developed this new technology that will not only provide search results, but could also provide scents as well as capture and determine scents we might search for. Take a video tour after the jump or visit Google.com/nose for more information and to download it. (Still in Beta stage)
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6
Nov 12

Instagram Profiles on the Web

TheeBlog-InstagramProfiles Big news for all of us Instagram lovers as the launch of Instagram Profiles on the Web has been announced. Yup, your IG photos will now be easier to stalk browse and share online thanks to yo your very own custom page… which looks just like your Facebook profile. Really? That’s the best they could do? Although they are not fully available yet, there are a few pages you can check out in the meantime… Opinions?
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Jul 12

Go 2012

TheeBlog-Go2012 Today marks the fourth day of competition at the London Olympics and although it has been a very disappointing tournament so far for team USA, like most of you, I have been glued to the TV and internet, watching as many events and races as I possibly can (and yes, realizing even more how out of shape I am). But let’s face it, with so much going on it is hard to keep track of what to watch and when. That’s why today I want to introduce you to a cool and nicely designed app called Go 2012 which not only looks great but also features all sports schedules, London news, live updated medal table, etc. Check it out and get it at www.go2012app.com


23
Jul 12

Social Media Fashion

TheeBlog-SocialFashion So, you’re a Social Media AND Fashion expert wanting to make sure you look the part? Worry not you techie-glam maverick because today’s post will help you stylize your wardrobe and honor your favorite social media site at the same time. I mean, what better way to say you rule Twitter than… looking Twitter! :) Check out these looks provided by B for Bel and start shopping!
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14
Jun 12

Meet Preemo

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Let’s face it, we’ve all gotten that call from a friend or relative frantically stating ‘My email is not working!’ and asking us to fix it. I mean, we use computers on a daily basis so we should be experts right? Well, if you are your family or friends’ designated IT tech OR if you feel your computer has some sort of vendetta against you and your emails I have a solution for you. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Ivan Mladenovic President/CEO of Preemo, a Miami based company with a fresh and interesting take on IT/computer repair, and invited him to chat and tell us more about Preemo’s services and unique features…
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May 12

Instagram Socialmatic Camera

TheeBlog-InstagramCamera The internet is full of rumors. Some bad and some freakin’ amazing ones like the one I want to share today. To state that Instagram has become one of the most popular, loved and downloaded apps would be an understatement. In fact, I know most of you reading this right now have an account (ahem… theeblog) But what if this app could turn into a real camera capable of shooting, editing and printing all your photos? Sweet, I know… Thanks to the great folks at ADR Studio, this could become a reality! The Socialmatic Camera Project has been launched, hoping to get support and contributions from Instagramers around the world in order to produce this beauty! Check out some prototype photos and support the cause!
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Apr 12

Geek toy of the week: Pebble

TheeBlog-Pebble We all know what happened to that “…in the year 2,000 there will be flying cars!” theory so let’s bring it down a notch. Imagine a watch that can control your iTunes library, receive emails, calendar alerts, Facebook and Twitter feeds while GPS’ing and computing your runs, cycling and even golf? Too good to be true? Well, meet Pebble. A watch that does… everything I just mentioned :)
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27
Mar 12

Your Own Cinemagraph App

TheeBlog-Flixel You have no idea the amount of emails, comments, messages and even reader-created samples I’ve received ever since I posted and shared my love for Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg’s Cinemagraphs. Yes, those magically beautiful ‘animated photos’ we all fell in love with (HERE, HERE and HERE) Well, good news! Thanks to Flixel, now you can create your own Cinemagraphs in seconds. Check out this great new App after the jump, and send in your own masterpieces :)
You knew it was just a matter of time…
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22
Feb 12

Social Media Week Miami

TheeBlog-SocialMediaWeekMiami You might remember my post last week about Social Media Week (HERE) Well, I had the opportunity to attend (and LiveStream) a few interesting and inspiring panel discussions ranging from Tourism to Branding, Music and Fashion and learn from different organizations and experts the effect social media offers their campaigns and the impact it has over consumers and society. I can honestly say I learned a few tricks and had the pleasure of meeting amazingly talented friends and a couple of readers :) It was a great week full of knowledge, sharing, learning and networking and I can’t wait to attend next year! Check out some photos after the jump…
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27
Oct 11

iPlayboy

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Remember those nudie magazines your friends used to bring to school? You know, those old Playboy relics they used to steal from that single ‘cool, uncle’. Whether you admit it or not (you might be at work, in that case, we’ll stick to the ‘articles’ story), Playboy has been present for ages and can be considered part of the American life. And now, a new app has been released, containing all Playboy covers -and believe you me this will bring back memories :) Now, I must admit that I mostly decided to post this because I know a few friends who decided to create and design apps and have gone through hell and back trying to get Apple’s approval. How’s this for ‘following rules’ guys? Check out the app and download it if you want to feel again like a horny 13 year old boy. Or girl…
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21
Oct 11

Photoshop’s New Hover Hand Tool

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Most of you use Photoshop on a daily basis. Whether you use it for work or that awesome weekly Photoshop Battle, we can all agree that Photoshop has become an essential tool of trade. We’ve also seen many improvements and helpful tools added throughout its different versions, but none like the one I want to share today! Here’s a new tool that will finally help you ‘enhance’ those awkward party Facebook photos! Watch the video after the jump!
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29
Sep 11

Retro Babes & Robots

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I was recently introduced to a new and entertaining iPhone game combining evil robots and fighter babes. Yes! What else can you ask for? And to promote this addictive game app, Rob Chamorro at Tiny Spaceman created these series of cool retro posters. Check out these posters, download the game and kill some robots!
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22
Sep 11

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: NALDEN/WeTransfer

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We’ve all been there. Client asks you to email files so they can share it with their spouses and cats. Problem is, your files are too large to be emailed and you need to send them stat! Worry not friends, there’s an easy, sexy, cool and free way to get this done! It’s called WeTransfer and it rocks! To put it simple, it’s a file transfer site that allows you to email up to 2GB files FREE while providing a sweet dose of eye candy. I had the pleasure of virtually meeting Nalden, creator of WeTransfer not too long ago and because I LOVE his product so much and I recommend it to everyone I meet, I thought it would be a good idea to invite him and chat a bit about the inspiration behind the site, how it all works and why not, his world-domination goals and future projects.
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Aug 11

Inkling by Wacom

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I admit it, I am sucker for well designed and productivity-enhancing products. And watching Wacom’s new toy, INKLING demo video and site made my day today! Here’s a brief intro: Wacom introduces Inkling, a new digital sketch pen that captures a digital likeness of your work while you sketch with its ballpoint tip on any sketchbook or standard piece of paper. Check out a demo video and some photos after the jump.
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Aug 11

Brand New Awards + My Locos Por Juana logo!

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Today is a special, celebration Friday and I want to share some good news. I recently entered a global Design and Branding competition, The 2010 Brand New Awards organized by the super awesome folks at UnderConsideration, and I am excited to share with you that my entry, Identity/Logo for Locos Por Juana, was selected as one of the winners amongst hundreds of amazing and über creative entries. You might remember me talking about this project a while back (HERE) but if you are new to the site, you can check the link and learn a bit more about the logo and the process behind it :) I’ve been fortunate to collect a few awards throughout my short career but to be recognized and published together with design giants and agencies I admire so much like Johnson Banks, Wolff Ollins, Helms Workshop, Landor and House Industries is a special type of honor!
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