Timeforcake: Cookoo Watch & 5 links

Erin PheilSpecial to the Daily

Someday soon, balancing the possibility of missing important calls and texts with the potential of annoying people around you with your phone’s notifications will no longer be an issue.Peter Hauser (previously of Microsoft’s hardware division) has developed Cookoo watch, a straightforward and simple design that connects with your mobile device and notifies you of calls, texts, Facebook messages, Tweets, etc. using a series of icons on the watch face.The watch also can even be programmed to check-in with Facebook or FourSquare when you arrive at a destination, if that’s your thing. Hauser hasn’t released the watch yet. He’s still looking for funding on There are a couple different backing options, many of which secure a watch and the associated app. For more information, visit Cookoo’s Kickstarter page at

1. – Getting a New Phone: Expectations vs. Reality. A short comic illustrating the sad truth about how we think we’ll feel once we get that new cell phone, and how we actually feel. Warning: Lord of the Rings reference ahead.2. – For the readers out there with a love for absurdist comedy, this app turns your phone into a pocket Vuvuzula (the annoying monotone horns that ruined the South African World Cup). How absolutely hilarious and brilliant, in a 3rd grade humor sort of way.3. – A comparison writeup and associated chart of free cloud storage services. Make sure you read through the comments below as a good deal of extra wisdom, insight, suggestions, and feedback have already been offered.4. – A popular blog post I wrote in mid-April entitled Web Designer Secrets: The “F Pattern” Demystified. In the post I share how the F Pattern helps companies that practice strategic web design ensure that visitors to their clients’ sites see what they should be seeing.5. – Maybe you forgot. Maybe a mountain was in your way. Maybe you fell asleep too soon. Regardless, I’ve got just the thing for you if you happened to miss the 2012 solar eclipse. It’s a video, courtesy of NASA, with some great views of the beautiful event. erin pheil is the owner of timeforcake creative media – the Web Design company voted #1 in Best of Summit. Visit the timeforcake website at or email Erin at

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