Category Archives: Everything Apple

New company site Futurica.be

As I have been a contractor for 3 years, but operating more independently now from companies, I felt the need to upgrade my marketing game! I had a logo designed and just launched a separate website for my company!

My new logo

For logo design I can recommend 48hourslogo.com. You can start a contest there where graphic designers send in proposals. I got more than 100! After some tweaking above you can see the result!

I played around to build a WordPress site like this one, but I decided I only needed a one page landing at the moment. I want to keep my blog here since I think the Bitstream has a small reputation now and I do not want to migrate everything and keep multiple blog sites. Keep it simple… Which WP is definitively not! I had a layout in mind with a menu that sticks to the top, but I could not find a simple, good template. I am also getting paranoid about things like Jetpack collecting user data and using data when I don’t want that!

Browsing the Mac app store I came across Sparkle. A lot of good reviews, reasonable in price and they claim to be the successor to iWeb! And made in Europe! Now that resonates with me. I had a lot of fun with iWeb and never understood why Apple discontinued the product. OK it is Mac-dependant, but my site took me less than 2 days…

Have a look at futurica.be and let me know what you think! I also published there a mind map I am using at the moment to track new tech I am interested in! And if you want to talk business let me know!

Mail filtering in iOS10

I am not sure that this is a well known feature, I discovered it by accident after upgrading to iOS10. In the Mail app there is now a little icon in the bottom left corner. When you click it your mail will be filtered to show only unread messages by default.

location of the filtering button


You will notice that ‘unread’ is blue. If you click it a whole filtering menu will appear, allowing you for example to select I only mails with attachment. Handy to tame your inbox…

mail selection fiktering options

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