Kuvva, Your Personal Wallpaper Carousel

Never worry about having to search for wallpaper with Kuvva, a Mac application that automatically updates your wallpaper. Photos are submitted by artists and are presented at the highest quality. You can browse through an artists other work on the Kuvva website and find out more information about them.The Mac application installs on the menu bar like so:


With the app, you can set it to show wallpaper for a featured artist or what is most popular. It also allows you to view the previous wallpaper and skip to the next one. If you decide to sign up for an account, you can set it to scroll through the wallpapers you like and tweet about the current artist. Lastly, you can set your preference for how often Kuvva changes through wallpaper with settings for hourly, 12 hours, daily, weekly, and manual. Kuvva also has an iPhone app that allows you to view and save wallpaper from the website. Find it on the app store for $1.99.

OS X Mountain Lion Might Be Too Intense For You To Handle

Just a few months ago, Apple announced their latest OS X Mountain Lion at WWDC. With new features across the board such as Notification Center and iMessages, users have been anticipating its release. Apple has released the golden master build for OS X Mountain Lion and has officially announced which Macs will be supported by their newest operating system. Macrumors has provided a list for supported Macs: 

Your Mac must be one of the following models: 

- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) 
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) 
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) 
- Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) 
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) 
- Xserve (Early 2009)

It is unfortunate for users who have been waiting so anxiously to be disappointed. On the bright side, this could be a reason for you to upgrade to the latest and greatest Macbooks. Without an official release date for Mountain Lion, we can expect it to be within the next few weeks. 

Macbook Airs To Come With Retina Display

Following up on yesterday’s MacBook Pro rumors, 9to5mac reports that the next generation MacBook Airs will include Retina Displays. The current tapered design of the MacBook Air will not be seeing any imminent upgrades. Without any external upgrades, Apple looks to focus on the internals of the MacBook Air lineup instead. According to various supply chain sources, Apple plans to implement the newly released Ivy Bridge processors and improved graphics; these upgrades will greatly improve performance and be able to support the high-pixel-density Retina Displays.

It appears that Apple is planning to slowly revamp their entire product line with Retina Displays. While this news is very exciting, it is unrealistic to hypothesize on a launch date for their Air line up. It is common for Apple to slowly announce each of their new products; we will have to wait and see what happens at this year's WWDC. 

Rumored “Ultra-Thin” 15-Inch MacBook Pro


Follow up rumors have hinted at the long-awaited “Macbook Air”-esque MacBook Pro being near its launch date. 9to5mac reports of a new 15-inch Macbook Pro’s design sporting a thinner body without both an optical drive and Ethernet port. Both of these features have been excluded in the MacBook Air line and would make sense for the Pro line to follow suit as Apple is aiming for a thin notebook standard.

The report hints at possible USB 3.0 capabilities as well as Thunderbolt connectivity. With the new design, the layout will consist of the MagSafe power connector, two USB ports, with an audio in/out jacks and battery indicator on the left side. Along the right side, it is said to consist of two Thunderbolt ports, one more USB port, an SD card slot, and a Kensington lock slot. Another very exciting feature is Apple’s Retina display that will most likely be taking advantage of OS X’s “HiDPI” option. 

While an exact launch date has yet to be released, we can only guess at possible release dates. Apple’s WWDC which is in just four weeks have been in the past one of the major events where Apple introduces their major products. Digitimes suggests that Apple may be pushing for a possible June release. 

ClamCase The Trooper MacBook-Like iPad 2 Keyboard Case Now Shipping

ClamCase has finally started shipping its limited edition The Trooper keyboard case in all its sleek and glossy white glory for the iPad 2 which we first posted about back in May. ClamCase's Strom Trooper inspired iPad 2 protective keyboard case is made from polycarbonate similar to Apple's white MacBook and features an improved Bluetooth enabled QWERTY keyboard with tactile laptop-like keys along with special iPad dedicated function keys. A 360 degree tilting hinge allows for versatile viewing angles. You can get the ClamCase The Trooper for $149. 

Nir Schneider


Apple Replacing Unibody MacBook Bottoms

Apple has started up a new program called the "MacBook Bottom Case Replacement Program", and offering to replace the bottom of any affected white unibody MacBook purchased between October 2009 and April 2011 free of charge. The issue is with the bottom rubber surface of the white unibody MacBook that may separate due to issues with the glue that was used. If your MacBook is affected, you've got two options to get yours fixed. Take it into an Apple Retail Store and have it fixed there or you can do it yourself by ordering the free replacement kit online from Apple complete with screws, a screwdriver and instruction. I say do it yourself.

Aviiq Outs Portable Quick Stand For Laptops

I'm a big fan of Aviiq's thin and ultra portable laptop stand which I use daily and even reviewed a while back. This time, Aviiq has introduced a new and improved portable laptop stand called the Quick Stand. It comes in six different vibrant colors for $39.99. Check out the hands-on and unboxing video above. Aviiq sounds good in a French accent.

Nir Schneider