What can be more comfortable to a cat than a pillow that blows warm air out of an optical media slot and vibrates ever so gently? That appears to be why Biru (Indonesian for Blue) loves to rest on a Mac mini owned by reader Peter Stagg and his wife.
Peter says, “Biru is my wife’s British Short-haired and constant companion, especially when she is working in her study or on her laptop. He has claimed the lives of two laptops so far and is working on the Mac mini, very slowly. When he’s not enjoying the warm air expelled from the optical media slot he lies across the front of the keyboard and doubles as a wrist support.” Biru also seems to be keeping a Logitech headset nice and warm for his owners!
Spark Inspector (US$39.99 single-license) offers an exciting new development tool. Targeting devs looking to refine their user interfaces, it enables you to interactively tweak view properties like frames and layers.
The app centers around an Interface Builder-like experience, with familiar-looking attribute and size inspectors. If you’re comfortable in Xcode 4, you’ll easily find your way around this tool.
On Wednesday, Apple sold its 50 billionth iOS app. TUAW was there keeping track of the excitement and monitoring the iTunes store. Many of our colleagues and readers used this contest as an opportunity to stock up on numerous free apps, to test and explore.
Were you one of them?
One thing that seems to be a common attribute of hard-core Apple fans is that they are connoisseurs of great design. It doesn’t matter if it’s the sleek curves of a new iMac or the minimalist slab of the iPhone 5, we love how the devices are designed with pleasing dimensions and an enjoyable tactile sensation. That’s why I was instantly attracted to the Kenu Airframe (US$24.95), a simple and lightweight smartphone car mount that’s perfect for present and future iPhones.