Omer Nadav

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Why Kerala, India, has the world’s wildest church architecture

The Southern Indian state is home to amazingly experimental design–a reaction to the staid architecture of the colonial era.<p>Christian churches are usually instantly recognizable, thanks to their repetitive design: There’s usually a tower topped by a cross, with stained-glass windows and sometimes …

Modernism

מוטב בלי ילדים

בשנת 2006 פרסמתי ספר בשם "עדיף היה לא להיות" (Better Never to Have Been). בספר טענתי שבואנו לעולם גורם נזק חמור בהכרח. אסור לאנשים, בשום מצב, להביא …

5 Spiritual Life-Hacks For An Awakening Soul.

We live in exceptional times of spiritual bounty.<p>Without taking any spiritual vows or undergoing a single initiation, we have at our fingertips more …

Spirituality

Coda is a next-generation spreadsheet designed to make Excel a thing of the past

From rows and columns to custom apps<p>When Shishir Mehrotra worked at YouTube, he was struck by the relatively pedestrian tools that kept the site running. Mehrotra, who served as the company’s head of product until he left in 2014, managed his team largely using a combination of Google Docs and …

ישראלים שהצליחו למצוא שקט נפשי ובזול

בין אם אתם מתרגלים יוגה בקבוצה או קמים מדי בוקר ועושים מדיטציה, ובין אם תמיד הסתכלתם על זה מהצד ותהיתם מה אנשים מוצאים בעולם הרוחני, קשה להתעלם …

How to use the document scanner on iPhone and iPad

If you've been using an iPhone for a few years, you probably have tried a number of document scanner apps in your lifetime. I know I have. I have my …

Take awesome VR tours with Apple Map's Flyover feature

Google Maps has long had a spot on my iPhone's and iPad's home screen. Apple Maps has not. With iOS 11, however, I have moved Apple Maps up, not to my primary home screen, but to my second home screen. The reason? The new VR goodies added to the Flyover feature.<p>The Flyover feature isn't new to iOS …

iOS 11: How to scan documents with the Notes app

Apple has been improving its Notes app each year, and this time around one of the main updates is the ability to scan documents within the app in iOS 11. Follow along after the break for a look at how this useful feature works.<p>Apple has done a nice job implementing document scanning seamlessly into …

Apps

The best thing about iOS 11 might be this augmented reality ruler

After iOS 11 dropped today, the internet went to work dissecting its best features. And if we’re being honest, there’s a lot to like. But one of my favorite things about iOS 11 didn’t come from Apple; it’s an awesome new ruler built on its augmented reality framework: ARKit.<p>At its surface, a ruler …

Experience: I didn’t speak for 17 years

I liked not speaking. It gave me peace. People ask if I spoke to myself, but why would I? I’d just have complained when I had no one to blame but myself<p>I stopped speaking on my 27th birthday in 1973, because I found myself arguing all the time. After witnessing an oil spill in San Francisco Bay in …

The pursuit of loneliness: how I chose a life of solitude

Hayley Campbell quit her job and moved into an empty flat. Here she explains the tough but peculiar pleasures of seclusion<p>Since the late 1980s, scientists have been tracking a whale who sings at a sonic frequency higher than any other whale of its species: at 52 hertz, just above the lowest note on …

Loneliness

Meditative Gregorian Chants Part 1

How to Download and Install iOS 11 Public Beta 9

Following the release of iOS 11 Developer Beta 10, Apple rolled out iOS 11 Public Beta 9 which can be downloaded and installed by non-developers on …

The Shelf is like a Desktop for iOS 11

You know how on your Mac you always drag stuff to the desktop as a kind of temporary holding spot? You might be gathering together some photos, or just keeping a PDF until you work out where to put it, or until you have emailed it and can delete the original. That kind of thing isn’t possible in …

Ask Jack: How can I use airport and hotel wifi safely?

Steve wants to know why public hotspots are not secure. Happily, there are ways to make your connection safer<p>Why are all the free wifi services offered by hotels and airports etc unsecured? I scan networks with AVG and then use TunnelBear’s VPN (virtual private network) whenever I want to use them …

Information Systems

Industrial crane transformed into spiffy waterfront rental home

Whoa<p>If one more disused industrial crane gets turned into a cool inhabitable space, we’re going to have to call it a trend. First, there was this crane in Bristol, England that became a rustic-chic B&B. Now, over on Copenhagen’s Nordhavn harbor, a former coal crane in been turned into a sleek …

Architecture

Nebo handwriting app is like paper, only better

Nebo is an alternative to Apple’s upcoming iOS 11 Notes app. Like the Apple app, Nebo lets you use the Apple Pencil to draw and write in notes. It also recognizes the words you write and lets you search on those terms. Unlike the native Notes app, however, Nebo also converts your longhand scrawls …

Let’s build a simple notepad app for Android

In this post, you are going to learn to make a basic notepad app. This is a great project to get to grips with because it will lend itself to a range of alternative uses as similar concepts can be used to create SMS apps, email apps and anything that requires text input. This will allow us to look …

Note-Taking

herzog & de meuron's 56 leonard 'jenga tower' in new york

<b>swiss firm herzog & de meuron has revealed the first interior photographs of ’56 leonard’, the 60-story skyscraper sited in new york’s tribeca</b> …

Skyscrapers

The spectacular homes architects build for themselves - CNN Style

Written by Bethany Patch<p>This is an edited excerpt from "Architects' Homes" by Bethany Patch, published by the Images Publishing Group.<p>The home is a built form that allows the architect to explore and convert ideas into reality. The opportunities and potential for expression to expand the boundaries …

The Beginner's Guide to 1Password

Using a password manager is basically internet security 101 these days, but that doesn’t make them any less intimidating. If you’ve never used a …

Powerful automation tricks and hacks for Android using Tasker, IFTTT, QPython and more

One of the coolest things about Android is undoubtedly just how much it lets you do without needing to root your device or otherwise modify it. Out of the box an Android phone is yours to customize, tweak and hack to your heart’s desires. If you want to use it as-is then you can, but if you’re more …

Apps

Caves, Tunnels and Bunkers: Seeking Seclusion in Subterranean Structures

Subterranean architecture is nothing new, as humans have sought shelter in tunnels and caves since before any concept of architecture had developed. Such environments have been variously described as protective and secure, primitive and unclean or frightening and foreboding. The ways communities …

Wine Cellars

Eversign makes legally binding digital signatures online and in-person easy on your iPhone, iPad and Mac

Eversign packs in everything you need for legally binding digital signatures, offering an all-in-one suite for creating and managing documents like contracts, NDAs, approvals, legal forms and anything else that needs a signature. Collaborate and invite other team members and associates, and get …

Apps

You Could Own North America’s Tallest Single-Family House

If you’ve ever wanted to sequester yourself and your family in a villain’s lair perched high above the desert, now is your chance. The unique Falcon …

Casa Mezquite / BAG arquitectura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The building lies on a 507m2 ground, nearly at the center of which grows a mesquite tree that was …

Historic San Francisco church creatively reborn as loft apartments

Just across the street from San Francisco‘s iconic Dolores Park is a striking dome-topped building with bold white columns lined up along its …

Architecture

Austin Shipping Container House

Drawn up by award-winning designer Patrice Nichole Rios, this Austin Shipping Container House mixes industrial and high-end materials with ease. The …

Renovated Tribeca loft with rustic touches wants $1.65M

The two-bedroom condo features beamed ceilings, exposed brick, and tons of built-in storage<p>It may be thoroughly modern, but there’s nothing generic about this two-bedroom duplex loft, which has an dreamy rustic-industrial vibe going.<p>In its current incarnation, the condo’s main floor is wide open: …