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Celebrating The Big And Small Steps On Earth Day

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 | Author:

GreenRainbowWe’ve talked a lot about Other World Computing’s major environmental initiatives here on the OWC Blog.

We have told you about our LEED certified corporate headquarters in Woodstock, Ill. We’ve also given you a look at our on-site Vestas V39-500 kW wind turbine (our NuGuard KX case got an even closer look at the turbine). And our more recent efforts include installing a solar panel array on the roof of our Austin facility.

These are all pretty big steps in our efforts to be as environmentally responsible and green as possible.

But not all steps need to be big to make a difference. In fact, some smaller steps can sometimes fall under the radar. And on this Earth Day we thought we would highlight one of our “smaller” steps.

OWC Margaret recently took the initiative to start a “snack garden” planted in raised beds on the perimeter of the patio to make OWC’s already green campus a little bit more so. And Margaret expects the small garden’s containers to provide healthy snacks for OWC’s all-purpose room until winter arrives. Article Continues…

Category: green

NewerTech Debuts NuGuard KXs Screen Armor for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone, Ultimate Screen Protection Without Sacrificing Functionality

Monday, April 21st, 2014 | Author:

PR_KXs_GalaxyS4Newer Technology Inc. announced today its new NuGuard KXs Impact X-orbing Screen Armor for the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone. Screen protection against accidental impacts and scratches comes without sacrificing functionality or adding bulk, and is available in two coverage options – Full Size and Case Friendly. Triple layer, ultra-thin, hyper-advanced energy X-Orbing protective layers offers incredible scratch, shatter, and impact protection without impeding the display or affecting the screen’s touch sensitivity or clarity.

Available in ‘Case Friendly Size’ and Full Size Options

The NuGuard KXs for the Samsung Galaxy S4 “Case Friendly” design leaves a small gap around the edges of the screen for a perfect fit when paired with the NuGuard KX case for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and most other cases. The Full Size protects from top-to-bottom and side-to-side across the entire screen. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

Women In Tech: Ahrendts Ready To Contribute With Apple

Monday, April 21st, 2014 | Author:

PrintApple has been ahead of the curve in so many ways for so many years. So it should surprise no one that they recently made a move that could have huge implications for women in the tech sector. In October, Apple announced Angela Ahrendts would be joining the company as an executive Vice President answering to CEO Tim Cook.

In the coming months, Ahrendts will be assuming her responsibilities as Apple’s vice president in charge of Apple’s retail and online sales. The move couldn’t come at a better time for an industry that needs to make a concerted, visible effort to attract more women. Article Continues…

iOS Review: Punny Puzzle Party Time!

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 | Author:

Battle Gems Logo - 350It’s no secret that my love for the puzzle genre is sort of like the Grinch’s heart – two sizes too small. It’s time I rectified that matter with Artix Entertainment’s new puzzle game “Battle Gems”. Will it be a quirky combo of my less-than-loved puzzle games and my adoration for fantasy RPGs? Read on to find out!

All right. I get that this is a new game, and I also know that Artix isn’t the biggest game studio around and this is the first venture they’ve had into the mobile market. That being said: PLEASE TEST YOUR GAME ON MULTIPLE DEVICES BEFORE YOU LAUNCH IT! I couldn’t even get past the character creation without the game freezing on my iPad 2. I had to push the random button and hope it didn’t crash before I found a setup that I was happy with. And even then, if I wanted to play the game I needed to click play, select “no” to using Facebook, return to the main screen, and click Play a second time. Brilliant. Article Continues…

Category: App Review

Keep it Clean This Spring With OWC

Friday, April 18th, 2014 | Author:

PR_retinakeyboardcoverYour computer sees a lot of dirty things. Hey! Keep your mind out of the gutter! I’m not even remotely talking about what you choose to look up on your laptop (although your computer did tell me it hates when you watch Creed music videos).

No, I’m talking about how your device has to witness you eating pizza as you write nonsensical comments on arbitrary YouTube videos. It cringes as you shovel down popcorn while watching a movie and buttering up the keys. And it wants to self-destruct when it sees you set a bowl of hot soup inches from its motherboard.

And because spring is traditionally the time when you purge the junk drawer, dress up like an astronaut to bleach the mysterious green debris that has taken up residence in your shower, and finally donate that series of sweaters from Aunt Mildred to charity, now is also the time you should make sure that your computer has what it needs to stay clean and protected throughout its lifetime. Article Continues…