Gorgeous Book-Style Covers

I don’t have a Kindle but I was totally hankering for one when I saw this.

Verso Book Style Kindle Covers

I’m just so in love with vintage  journal type of covers. The contrast of a book style sleeve and a tablet/reader is just awesome, don’t you think? It’s like something old and something new. These are really great looking cover ideas for your Kindle.

 

Verso Versailles Cover for Kindle, Black/White (fits Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, and Kindle Touch)Verso Versailles Cover for Kindle, Black/White (fits Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, and Kindle Touch)

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Tweaked Galaxy Tab 2 Homescreen

I just got myself a Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and within hours of getting it, I had been itching to root it. Yes, I’m just really nuts. The only thing that stopped me is that, the thing is still under warranty. BUT what’s really great is that with a little imagination and tweaking here and there you can achieve a totally different look for your tablet/phone.

I really don’t like being generic. Like my deal is just one of those millions, and I have always liked personalized stuff. And that’s what I set out to do, make my tablet look different from the rest. At least the homescreen. So I postponed an afternoon searching for sof sole from bestinsoles.com, and headed over to the playstore to see what apps I could play with to make my Tablet a whole lot prettier and more ME.

Here’s the BEFORE screenshot. The basic Samsung skin..

Samsung Galaxy Tab Default Homescreen

I personally don’t like a lot of icons on my screen. It drives me dizzy. After adding just two widget apps and a wallpaper change, here’s my new AFTER look:

Homescreen 1: default – clean looking. just the way I like it. Weather and time widget. No icons.

Homescreen 2: just widgets for my videos and music player, so I can play them instantly. And shortcut to my most frequently used things. All the rest of the apps are inside the app drawer.

Free Apps used: BestWallpapers HD, Ultimate Custom Widget UCCW (+ Series UCCW Skin), BeWeather & Widgets.

I used the Series UCCW Skin coz I’m a little bit lazy to make my own. hahaha! Alternatively, you can also use Minimalist Text icon maker to achieve the all text widget drama.

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A Chic Gadget Lover’s Wishlist

I’m pretty sure I won’t even complete half of this wishlist but hey! one can dream right? I love gadgets! I also love them more when they look chic and sleek. A friend was asking me what’s on my Christmas wishlist and laughed outright that I don’t have a single make up item on it, but its brimming full of gadgetry and electronics. Hahahaha! That’s saying something, right?

Although I do have a couple of fashion items too, just so you know..but here I’ll just listing the gadgetry, okay?

Here’s my Thanksgiving – Christmas-New Year wishlist for this year.

[amazon_link id=”B005CLPP84″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Roku 2 XS 1080p Streaming Player[/amazon_link] – I know I’m living outside the US, and this doesn’t work outside of US. BUT there’s a workaround for that, right? Hahahaha. Just a bit of tweaking and a nice internet connection and I’ll be in channel heaven. I want this!! Perhaps by the time I get to really buy this, they’d have this already working for other countries?

[amazon_link id=”B005CLPP84″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Roku 2 XS 1080p Streaming Player[/amazon_link]

A Printer – [amazon_link id=”B005D5M12M” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Canon PIXMA MG5320 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-in-One Printer[/amazon_link] – this one is not just a WANT. It’s on the NEED category.

[amazon_link id=”B005D5M12M” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Canon PIXMA MG5320 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-in-One Printer (5291B019)[/amazon_link]

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Top 10 Rated Intel-Powered Ultrabooks

I’m considering getting myself another computer. I’m mulling over getting a really robust and powerful desktop set up (I want a huge screen!) or getting an ultrabook. Why an ultrabook? Whilst my current laptop is about a year old already, its still performing superbly. It’s my main tool of the trade so I take care of it, and make sure its good inside out.

But I want something I could bring along on my travels. So an ultrabook is a good choice. Thin, lightweight, fast, just perfect for touch basing. I don’t think I can do heavy work on an ultrabook and I do run a lot of demanding software specially when it comes to graphic design.

Anyway, I’ve been checking out the Top Rated Intel-Power Ultrabooks (as of Sept. 1, 2012) and I’m having a look at the top 10 to see if it’ll suit me.

1. HP Folio 13-1020US 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Steel Gray)

HP Folio 13-1020US 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Steel Gray)

 

2. Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C-A01US Ultrabook 13.3-Inch Laptop (Ash Black)Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C-A01US Ultrabook 13.3-Inch Laptop (Ash Black)

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GetPocket Bookmarking Tool

Getting back to posting my web services finds. Here’s something that I really really like. GetPocket bookmarking service. It’s the new version of the popular Read it Later app.

Get Pocket Bookmarking Service

I love how your bookmarks are presented. It’s all sleek and has a very organized feel to it. Various bookmarks can sometimes make me feel dizzy with confusion but somehow GetPocket presents it in a way that is easy on the eyes. As we surf the web, we tend to accumulate a lot of links, bookmarks and sometimes it can be daunting to read it in one go. Bookmarks are presented in thumbnail format (which so reminds me of Pinterest) and also on list format.

GetPocket Bookmarks Panel

Another thing is that they have a lot of ways so you can easily bookmark links in all sorts of browsers and platforms. I love how I get to choose from several apps that would best suit my needs when browsing with Chrome or Firefox.

I also love the fact that I can easily tag my bookmarks for easier searching. I almost always bookmark a lot of shopping finds and sometimes I find it hard to look for my previous bookmarks but this makes it easy. I can easily tag an item for unique finds, books, fashion etc.

So if happen to be like me who’s a link and bookmark hoarder, but can’t read it in one go, check out GetPocket. It’s free and awesome.

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The Complaint Letter Generator

Let’s start the day with something fun, right?

I was wondering aimlessly (again!?!@) on the net when I came across The Generator blog featuring lots fun and wacky online generators. Sites like this really make the internet become a crazy addiction. I know its all fun and at times elicit a WTF! reaction but hey! there’s always room for some fun.

Among those listed on the blog, I zeroed in on something I found hilarious: The Complaint Letter Generator. Hahaha! I know if you are chronic complainer then writing complaint letter can be tedious. So now with this generator, you can compose a letter in a jiffy and complain about that compression stockings that didn’t suit you, that electric company etc etc.

And I just had to laugh at the results: (just click on the image for a larger view)

The Complaint Generator
Warning! Don’t take this all seriously okay. It’s all in the spirit of fun, fun and more fun.

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Hot Picks: 10 HTC One X Series Skins and Cases

A few posts ago, I featured some choice picks of pretty and Girly Samsung Galaxy SIII Cases and I was a bit surprised that it was getting a whole lot of traffic. Well, considering how hit this phone is, I shouldn’t have been surprised. So now I decided to feature another set of skins and case picks for another brand – this time the HTC One X Series.

The main reason why I’m covering Android phone accessories  is that, while iPhone accessories are plentiful, gorgeous and gets plenty of coverage, high-end Android phone accessories aren’t that much discussed. Which is a pity, coz they are also gorgeous, not to mention imho, various choices makes them interesting.

Ballistic SG0874-M005 SG Case with Three Layers of Protection for HTC One X – 1 Pack – Carrying Case

Ballistic SG0874-M005 SG Case with Three Layers of Protection for HTC One X - 1 Pack - Carrying Case

Cimo S-Line Back Flexible TPU Case for HTC One X

Cimo S-Line Back Flexible TPU Case for HTC One X

Otterbox 77-21742 Defender Case for HTC One X

Otterbox 77-21742 Defender Case for HTC One X

BoxWave HTC One X UniColor Case- HTC One X

BoxWave HTC One X UniColor Case - HTC One X

 

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Unique and Funny Journals

I found myself LMAO with these finds at Amazon. They are some really funny ideas and based on the customers reviews they are indeed funny and unique. If anyone here is looking for a nerdy, unique and gloriously funny gifts for loved ones, then consider these journals.

Cool and Funny Gift Idea: Funny Journals

I could actually imagine my crazy-with-pranks brother having a field day with these ideas from the FU: The Journal to Destroy, Rant and Vent Without the Police Becoming Involved. I can see him cackling with glee and rubbing his hands with things he could do while casually lounging on a rustic porch swing. I’m so totally buying this for him for Christmas..

The book description even cracks me up:

FU offers readers more than 60 activities to scribble, rant, and vent whenever they need release some tension. Featuring fun and hilarious exercises, like making a list of favorite swear words, casting a spell on the most annoying person they know, or turning a journal page into spitballs, this book is the perfect way to keep readers from freaking out on their boss, ex, fellow drivers, or anyone else who ticks them off.

You can also check out:

Funny and Cool Gift Ideas: Funny Journals

FU Job: A journal for employees to destroy, rant and vent without losing their jobs

Funny and Cool Gift Idea: Funny Journals

 

FU Ex Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Husband, Wife, Partner: A journal so you can destroy, rant and vent without receiving a restraining order

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Web Finds: Free Facebook Timeline Cover Design

I am not a fan of Facebook timeline. And I don’t think I’ll ever like it. It just offends my sense of aesthetics and it messes up how your data is presented. But even if I don’t like it, I’m not the one to cry over it or protest over it. I guess I’m on the other side of the equation, those who deal with it and think of how to make it more acceptable. Lol.

The timeline is ugly enough as it is, so what to do? I’m absolutely nutso about having a gorgeous timeline cover. At least it makes it tolerable hahaha! And here’s one freebie I found online that would make like-thinkers do a happy dance.

Free Facebook Timeline Covers with Color Blocking Style from Blue Chic. Download it and add your own styling. 🙂

 Free Facebook Timeline Covers

 

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Draw, Sketch, Write with Bubbles

Perhaps not many people now get the appeal of handwritten letters. But I’m personally more touched and impressed by them considering that this day and age, everyone just uses SMS or email. Sometimes I do hanker for a more personal touch to our correspondence.

Thankfully, there are just some wonderful web startups who think of innvative ideas on bringing together the good old way of self expression and technology

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It’s called Bubbles and  it “is a great way to express and document thoughts. You can write in your handwriting, scale images, draw, paint, sketch or collage on the virtual paper and share it with anyone. On iPad you can touch the letters physically, and highlight in fluorescent colors using your fingers. As a sidenote, you also get a 100% spam free inbox, which means people can write to you only when you allow them to.”

“@bubbles is a quick way to compose authentic letters from your browser. Put hand-written signature, draw, sketch, paint, write or collage on your letters and mail it to anyone.”

The service is free and definitely worth a try.

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