Note: This looks kind of like a product placement, but I assure you I’m not making any money off this site. (In fact, I spend money on it.) One goal that I have for this site however, is to inspire and inform other people with my experiences and uses of technology. I don’t make any assumption that I’m doing X, Y, or Z the best way, but it’s possible that others haven’t thought of the same things. Anyway, that’s my disclaimer. Now for my latest cool tip in tech:
Kuvva for Mac streams beautiful wallpapers right to your desktop, presenting you breathtaking images every day of the week. You can set it to go through the rotation of works by a featured artist that changes each week, or images that are popular on their site. Signing up (for free) allows you create your own stream of favorites. You can mark wallpapers in the app, or browse their website for images you love.
It’s free and runs quietly in the background on your Mac. Download Kuvva on the Mac App Store (free). It displays the iTunes store price, but if opened in the Mac Store App you’ll see it’s free. Confusing, I know.
A perfect, simple, and almost invisible solution to always have an inspiring desktop macstories
Although I love Kuvva keeping my iMac at home and the office both looking fresh every day, I don’t love it enough to pay $2.99 on the iPhone. It’s free to use on the desktop, and if you’re clever there is a way to grab the current background and save it to your phone… but if you want this service to be automated on your phone or pad, check out their iOS app.
I have been very close to Education for many years, and now that practicing it as a profession is most probably in the past, I feel a lingering regret. Children are the humans with the most awe; to foster that with encouragement is one of the most rewarding experiences, no matter how brief. I’m so glad that Sugata won the TED 2013 prize of $1 Million to pioneer new learning environments. I can’t imagine anything more worthy than a program that brings encouragement to more children around the world. This was a great talk.
Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other — using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE), and learn more at tedprize.org.