Our monthly series — Fresh Tech — a collection of fun things on the web that sparked our interest with their fresh takes on tech.

This month, we enjoy the more leisurely pace of summer with new book suggestions, consider ways to reduce stress by simplifying, have a little fun with short films and drive-in movies, and more. Pour a glass of something cool and read on…

June is for Fresh Ideas

cute couple taking a selfieSummer is often about no school, family vacations, and catching up with friends. We’re all ready for some social time, after a year+ mostly spent at home.

It is also a time when our routines are disrupted such that we have a chance to reflect on our relationship with work. How often do we consider the daily habits that may, or may not, be serving us well? 

So in that spirit, this month’s topics touch on ways we can improve our awareness and perhaps make some beneficial changes, in both our professional and personal lives.

Design

Do you often wonder, as we do, why so many products are badly designed? This article gets to the heart of it with some simple strategies for avoiding creating digital or physical products with poor design. These same principles could be applied to our home and personal lives too.

Innovation

Have you seen Monocle film’s digital decency manifesto? It’s well stated and expertly animated in less than 2 ½ minutes.

Have a watch:

From the small screen to the big screen: If you haven’t been to a drive-in movie for a few years, or a few decades, this article will update you on some of the upgrades. New tech, ticketing, and food options have been developed recently, as drive-ins are reviving, in the post-pandemic entertainment sphere.  

Work Life

In this insightful Fast Company Magazine article on decision fatigue, the author helps us to focus our energy where it counts with some easy tips and wise words from Thoreau:

In his seminal 1854 book Walden, Henry David Thoreau wrote, “our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumbnail.” Even after over 160 years, Thoreau couldn’t have been more correct.

Screen-Free Saturdays

Need some direction on your kids’ summer reading list? Check out Wired Mag’s ultimate recommendations for kids and teens.

And not to be left by ourselves without a new book, while the kids are in the backyard reading in a tree…It looks like there are some interesting recent publications in this list, recommended by Vulture Magazine. Do let us know if you’ve read any of these titles and particularly enjoyed them.

Happy Summer!

Want more? Catch up on last month’s Fresh Tech article.


LimeTech is a creative tech company with a focus on innovation and adaptive change. We use technical know-how, design skills, and deep experience in entrepreneurship to help companies advance their business goals. Do you need IT planning, mobile app development, web design, or remote work solutions that will take your business to the next level? Get in touch today and find out what we can do for you.

 

design    fresh tech    innovation    just for fun    remote work    small businesses    

5 easy steps to get ready for your web design project [updated]

5 easy steps to get ready for your web design project [updated]

Get ready for your web design project by taking these 5 easy steps. You'll be more organized and better prepared for success.

Read more
Introducing UI/UX design services

Introducing UI/UX design services

Let's talk about how LimeTech UI/UX design services can help you build a more user-friendly product or website. Our design process is key.

Read more
What is a minimum viable product? [updated]

What is a minimum viable product? [updated]

We explore the questions, "What is a minimum viable product?" and "How does it help you save money and lower your risk profile when building a mobile app?"

Read more
Top 50 tech websites [updated]

Top 50 tech websites [updated]

A collection of some of the best tech websites available in 2022 Writing a blog about tech? Trying to get the dish on the latest SF startups? Don’t waste time....

Read more
Pleasing products start with great UI/UX

Pleasing products start with great UI/UX

New in 2022, LimeTech is now offering UI/UX design services. Let's talk about what makes great UI/UX, and why you need it. Read on to learn more....

Read more
LimeTech content creation: how we work

LimeTech content creation: how we work

Here at LimeTech, we’ve developed a clear process for ensuring you get consistent, high-quality work. Learn about our content creation process...

Read more
Introducing content creation services

Introducing content creation services

Content helps you gain trust, educate customers, cultivate leads, and spread brand awareness. LimeTech now offers content creation services for businesses everywhere.

Read more
Discord server setups now available

Discord server setups now available

New in 2022, we're now offering Discord server setups for entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes. Great for team communications and community building.

Read more
LimeTech site reveal

LimeTech site reveal

We’re proud to unveil our website redesign. This is a massive new look for our brand, and the start of an exciting new chapter for LimeTech. 

Read more
FRESH TECH: February 2022

FRESH TECH: February 2022

Welcome to our monthly series — Fresh Tech — a collection of fun things on the web that sparked our interest with their fresh takes on tech. Monthly theme: Fresh design and tips to thrive in the New Year!

Read more
The way forward

The way forward

The past several months have seen us through a period of deep reflection and a re-envisioning of the meaning and direction for our business.

Read more
The new LimeTech logo, unveiled

The new LimeTech logo, unveiled

With the launch of the new year, we’re excited to unveil our new logo, a total makeover which has been in the works for some time. Sharing this design is an important milestone, as it marks a new, fresh approach to our work.

Read more
FRESH TECH: December 2021

FRESH TECH: December 2021

Our monthly series — Fresh Tech — a collection of fun things on the web that sparked our interest with their fresh takes on tech.  Monthly theme: Fresh design and tips....

Read more
Sneak peek: a mobile app for customized denim

Sneak peek: a mobile app for customized denim

This week we're offering an inside glimpse of one of our design projects. Here you can see the user interface for an e-commerce mobile app we're developing for the SHAABI Denim brand.

Read more
Looking ahead in turbulent times

Looking ahead in turbulent times

COVID-19 has brought doubt, change, and instability the world over. The virus has wreaked havoc on our health and wellness—the very foundation from which personal development and prosperity are built.

Read more
Happy Thanksgiving — 2021

Happy Thanksgiving — 2021

Happy Thanksgiving from us to all our friends and cohorts. Celebrate the season and have a relaxing day in the company of your favorite people.

Read more
FRESH TECH: November 2021

FRESH TECH: November 2021

Our monthly series — Fresh Tech — a collection of fun things on the web that sparked our interest with their fresh takes on tech.  Monthly theme: diversity & creativity.....

Read more
Report back from Adobe MAX — 2021

Report back from Adobe MAX — 2021

Our team shares highlights from last week’s virtual conference, October 26-28, 2021 Inspiration Who was an inspiring speaker? Best quotes? From Addie: “Creativity is a fundamental force.” Laura Jordan Bambach....

Read more
Fresh Tech: October 2021

Fresh Tech: October 2021

Our monthly series — Fresh Tech — a collection of fun things on the web that sparked our interest with their fresh takes on tech.  Monthly theme: reimagine with intention.....

Read more
On remote and hybrid transitions

On remote and hybrid transitions

On remote and hybrid transitions: how the right approach can get your company ahead Millions of companies were forced to make the fast pivot to remote work in the early....

Read more
Fresh Tech: September 2021

Fresh Tech: September 2021

Our monthly series — Fresh Tech — a collection of fun things on the web that sparked our interest with their fresh takes on tech. This month, we shine some....

Read more
Fresh Tech: August 2021

Fresh Tech: August 2021

Our monthly series — Fresh Tech — a collection of fun things on the web that sparked our interest with their fresh takes on tech. This month, we are gearing....

Read more
LimeTech’s website design process

LimeTech’s website design process

LimeTech’s website design process: Your new website. With all the things. You’ve got big ambitions for your site. But do you have a plan? Don’t worry — we do. Here....

Read more
The LimeTech approach

The LimeTech approach

The LimeTech approach The LimeTech approach involves business savvy, big-picture thinking, and total transparency. We understand the challenges of running a business in a fast-changing world. Find out how LimeTech....

Read more
LimeTech favorites

LimeTech favorites

LimeTech’s favorite stuff (tools and fun things) Here’s a peek under the hood at LimeTech. Check out some of the tools we love and the places we hang out.  ....

Read more
Fresh Tech: July 2021

Fresh Tech: July 2021

Our monthly series — Fresh Tech — a collection of fun things on the web that sparked our interest with their fresh takes on tech. This month, we continue the....

Read more
Native vs. cross-platform mobile app. Pros and cons.

Native vs. cross-platform mobile app. Pros and cons.

What’s the right development approach for your new mobile app?  Should you build a native app for iOS or Android? Or take a cross-platform approach and build for both? Your....

Read more
Fresh Tech: May 2021

Fresh Tech: May 2021

Our monthly series — Fresh Tech May — a collection of fun things on the web that sparked our interest with their fresh takes on tech. This month, see how....

Read more
Fresh Tech: April 2021

Fresh Tech: April 2021

Our monthly series — Fresh Tech — a collection of fun things on the web that sparked our interest with their fresh takes on tech.  April is Earth Month Wherever....

Read more
How to save money on mobile app development

How to save money on mobile app development

How to save money on mobile app development If you’ve been thinking of hiring a company to build a mobile application, you may be concerned about the potential for high....

Read more
Fresh Tech: March 2021

Fresh Tech: March 2021

Welcome to Fresh Tech, our monthly collection of fun things from around the web. In our March summary, we cover Women's History Month, Remote Work and Screen Free Saturdays.

Read more
How does a cloud migration work?

How does a cloud migration work?

How does a cloud migration work? You’ve heard the phrase “cloud migration” before, but what does it mean and how does it work? Essentially, a migration to the cloud involves....

Read more
Green information technology solutions for a better future

Green information technology solutions for a better future

Green IT, improve IT, sustain IT Implement green information technology solutions and save on energy consumption, resource allocation, and financial expenditures. Consider moving to the cloud to free up internal....

Read more
Website hosting and security in the age of COVID-19

Website hosting and security in the age of COVID-19

More than ever, your website is one of your company’s most valuable assets. As business moves increasingly online, you should be taking active measures to protect the integrity of your....

Read more
Assess your IT systems after going remote

Assess your IT systems after going remote

In the brave new world of COVID-19, remote work is the new norm. For many companies, the transition to remote work has involved a fast, hard pivot…often a painful one.....

Read more
Cloud Backup

Cloud Backup

Your data. Safer and more accessible with cloud backup. Protect yourself from equipment failures, disasters, and ransomware attacks when your data is backed up regularly to the cloud. Cloud backup:....

Read more
Remote Support Services

Remote Support Services

Remote support that’s right for your business. Online technical support that works on your schedule, not the other way around. Remote support services for Mac-based businesses. Struggling with chronic IT....

Read more
VoIP Phone Systems

VoIP Phone Systems

Say goodbye to your old phone system. A VoIP phone system is flexible, affordable, and has more features than your traditional business phone setup. More and more companies are converting....

Read more
Cloud File Sharing

Cloud File Sharing

Share and collaborate on files anytime, anywhere. Teams get more done with a cloud file sharing solution. Cloud file sharing brings new levels of flexibility and control to the management....

Read more
Mega-list of Bay Area startup resources

Mega-list of Bay Area startup resources

Mega-list of Bay Area startup resources UPDATED IN 2022! Whether you’re a newbie entrepreneur or a seasoned veteran of the startup scene, here are 40+ Bay Area startup resources to....

Read more
Crypto ransomware threats: a growing concern

Crypto ransomware threats: a growing concern

Crypto ransomware threats: a growing concern This post is just to warn our community about some virulent ransomware attacks that are currently circulating. At this point, none of our clients....

Read more
Who should hire an IT consulting firm?

Who should hire an IT consulting firm?

For today’s blog, we wanted to take a moment to discuss the topic of who should hire an IT consulting firm. Working with an outside IT provider is not a....

Read more
How to Encrypt Your Mac With FileVault

How to Encrypt Your Mac With FileVault

What is FileVault? FileVault is a data encryption software that is included in all Apple computers (OS X 10.7 or higher). When FileVault is enabled, all the data on the....

Read more
Error When Sharing Outlook Calendar

Error When Sharing Outlook Calendar

Error When Sharing Outlook Calendar Some of our clients have reported a permissions error message when adding a shared calendar in Outlook 2011. When attempting to add the shared calendar, they receive....

Read more
Attention Writers: Upcoming Social Media Management Class

Attention Writers: Upcoming Social Media Management Class

Writer or Artist? Confused by Social Media? You’ve heard the success stories of new entrepreneurs building a massive following on social media. In fact, the potential for one person to....

Read more
East Bay Coworking: The Latest

East Bay Coworking: The Latest

East Bay Coworking These days there are many options for coworking in the East Bay, and a lot of them are new. Some of the more unique locations are mixing....

Read more
Protect Yourself From Heartbleed

Protect Yourself From Heartbleed

Protect Yourself From Heartbleed You’ve probably seen some of the security alerts regarding the Heartbleed Bug. This security vulnerability involves the widely used encryption software known as OpenSSL. OpenSSL is....

Read more
Tech That Subtracts

Tech That Subtracts

We aren’t unique in the San Francisco area in that we often struggle with the fact that our lives have become increasingly complex, with constant demands on our attention and....

Read more
Smart Methods for Password Creation

Smart Methods for Password Creation

It’s challenging to come up with secure passwords that will protect your data from online crooks. The crooks are, in fact, becoming more and more savvy with each passing year.....

Read more
What Do We Love?

What Do We Love?

Giving Thanks for The Good Things As 2013 quickly draws to a close, it’s a great moment for us to take stock of all we have to be grateful for.....

Read more
Watch Out for SEO Scams

Watch Out for SEO Scams

Watch out for SEO scams If you run a small business like we do, you probably receive countless emails pushing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) services. Many will make rash promises....

Read more
Techie Perks in SF

Techie Perks in SF

There are always a thousand reasons to appreciate why we live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are just a few of the latest. Living Innovation Zones–High Tech Playgrounds....

Read more
San Francisco Small Business Resources

San Francisco Small Business Resources

A Hidden Gem: San Francisco’s Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center If you own your own business in the Bay Area or you’re thinking of launching a small business, you may be surprised....

Read more
Great Startup Checklists

Great Startup Checklists

A Bag O’ Great Startup Checklists Time to get your startup on! Here’s a curated group of checklists for startup founders. You can never be too rich or too thin....

Read more
Thoughts on Persistence

Thoughts on Persistence

We’ve all been inspired this week by the story of Diana Nyad’s successful swim from Cuba to Florida. Not only was this an extraordinary achievement in terms of distance covered—110....

Read more
Your Privacy on the Web

Your Privacy on the Web

Somebody’s Watching You With widespread media attention on topic of domestic spying by the NSA, fear and paranoia are plaguing the interwebs. Beyond the conspiracy theorists, many regular folks are....

Read more
Founder Friday at Google SF

Founder Friday at Google SF

I recently witnessed some of the energy and vitality that distinguishes the local tech scene when I attended a Women 2.0 Founder Friday event at Google’s offices in San Francisco.....

Read more
DIY Laptop Repair Resources

DIY Laptop Repair Resources

Ready to Try Your Hand at DIY Laptop Repair? When DIY laptop repair is your only option, try doing a little research before you take things into your own hands.....

Read more
LimeTech Yelp Reviews

LimeTech Yelp Reviews

Our Positive Yelp Reviews Were Filtered We recently revisited our business page on the website Yelp.com and were surprised to see that our positive reviews were “filtered.” In other words,....

Read more
What to Do If You Spill Water on Your Laptop

What to Do If You Spill Water on Your Laptop

What to Do If You Spill Water on Your Laptop If you are like us, you never thought seriously about what to do when you spill water on your laptop…until....

Read more

The Agile Family

Today we discuss the concept of the agile family, and whether the idea works or is just more agile silliness. Let's get into it...

Read more

Upcoming Bay Area Tech Events

It can be easy to get caught up in the daily grind and forget that when you live in the Bay Area, you have easy access to some of the....

Read more

Post-Sandy Recovery and Disaster Planning

It is a tough week for a lot of East Coast small business entrepreneurs, and our sympathies are with everyone. There are few greater challenges than facing the aftermath of....

Read more

IT for Startups

What Are The Unique IT Needs Of Startup Companies?   We’ve had great working relationships with a number of startup companies. We’re often asked by prospective clients what’s unique about....

Read more

How To Open Up Your Laptop

Ever wondered how to open up your laptop? Not everyone is brave enough for the task. In fact, some would say don’t even try this at home. However, here’s a....

Read more

Opportunity Knocks with National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week is coming up fast, on May 20-26, 2012. A number of organizations and businesses are putting together events geared toward recognizing and enhancing the success of....

Read more

A Small Business WordPress Website For You

You Need a WordPress Website, But Who’s Got the Time? Imagine you run a busy local coffee shop and you’re at the store, setting up shop at 5am every morning.....

Read more

More April Startup Events

Got a little extra time this month? Here are a few of the larger startup events coming up later this month in the San Francisco Bay Area. April Startup Events....

Read more

Protect Yourself From the Mac Flashback Trojan

For all those who prefer Mac computers solely because they don’t get viruses, the jig may be up. A piece of malware called the Flashback trojan has reportedly now infected....

Read more

Startups and the JOBS Act

Seems like everyone wants to get on the startup bandwagon these days. In case you were on a retreat or were completely unplugged over the past week, President Obama has....

Read more

Tech Overload? Join the National Day of Unplugging

With the mass proliferation of smartphones, many of us struggle with the obsessive urge to constantly check email and update our social media profiles. The endless opportunity for distraction may....

Read more

Donate Your Used Computer Locally

Where to donate used computers and electronics in the Bay Area Seeing as we’re in the Bay Area, you’ve got no excuse not to dispose of your electronics the right....

Read more

The East Bay Startup Scene Heats Up

We’re probably not the only entrepreneurs who have wondered why the East Bay isn’t more of a hub for innovation–especially considering the proximity to UC Berkeley and the comparatively affordable....

Read more

What Do We Actually Do?

Technology Support for Bay Area Businesses IT support becomes important for any business, even the techie ones, when the business outgrows the capacity of the savviest staff to troubleshoot problems....

Read more

SF Startup Social

If you’re thinking of launching a Bay Area startup, then you’re missing out if you’re not already immersed in the vibrant scene of mixers and pitch events in San Francisco’s....

Read more

Join the Fight Against SOPA/PIPA

Looking for a way to participate in the fight against SOPA/PIPA without actually taking your site down? Local San Francisco startup CloudFlare has created an Anti-Censorship App that will enable....

Read more

For Startups on the Move

We recently had an engaging conversation with David Bergeron of T3 Advisors. They are doing some really innovative work in the real estate sector, with a special focus on helping....

Read more

Girl Geeks Unite at Perforce

You missed out big-time if you weren’t able to get onto the attendee list for yesterday’s Girl Geek Dinner, sponsored by one of our local Alameda neighbors, Perforce.com. Perforce is....

Read more

On Protect IP / SOPA and Internet Freedom

By now, you should have heard of the controversy around the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act. Not only do both Acts have the potential to limit internet freedom, but they could have crippling effects on the startup sector.

Read more

Local Learning Opportunities

Upcoming Classes and Workshops for Small Biz Entrepreneurs Not getting out enough these days? Tired of stewing in your own juices? There’s no excuse with so many great local workshops,....

Read more

Jazz Hands, P2P and Direct Democracy

Occupy Wall Street Goes Tech Much of the discussion around Occupy Wall Street has weighed in heavily on the nature, character and origin of the protestors and whether they’ll ever....

Read more

Multi-Touch Computing on Any Surface

A Screen-less Touchscreen from OmniTouch If you’re willing to brave the silly factor and can handle the weight of an odd projector perched on your shoulder, it is now possible....

Read more

Is Cloud Computing the Right Choice?

To Cloud or Not to Cloud… Still trying to get your head around cloud computing? Doubtful about whether your business is a good candidate for the cloud? All this month,....

Read more

Expect Great Things From Your Prospective IT Provider

The hunt for a great IT team can be a challenging process. Here’s a list of the five most important traits you should look for in a prospective IT provider…....

Read more

5 Ways to Save for Your Business

Unbeatable Savings for Your Biz Whether you’re saving for a rainy day or just saving, sometimes it’s a tough job to find great deals for your business. However, in the....

Read more

Report Back from WordCamp SF 2011

I’m finally just now getting a chance to report back from this week’s WordPress WordCamp conference in San Francisco. I attended the final day of the three-day event, which included....

Read more

Anonymous Hacking Collective Takes on BART

Interesting news to hear that our very own BART transit system has been targeted by the infamous hacking collective known as Anonymous. While we all love to support our local....

Read more

Learn About WordPress CMS at WordCamp

  Calling all fans of the WordPress content management system: if the economy doesn’t implode and we’re all still around after August 2nd, you should check out the upcoming WordPress....

Read more

11 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a SaaS Vendor

  Whether you’re searching for an online CRM system, a web-based registration program, or an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) service, you should take the research process seriously. After all, information....

Read more

Outsourcing Life’s Little Tasks

Got a pile of laundry and no time for washing? Looking for someone reliable to pick up your lunch? TaskRabbit.com is an online service that connects people who need to....

Read more

What To Do When You Lose Your iPhone?

First, you’ll deny, rage, bargain, and quickly pass through all 7 stages of grief. You’ll probably try to retrace your footsteps and send a few pleading texts to your phone.....

Read more

Welcome to Suite #320

Well, it’s official. After searching far and wide, we discovered the perfect office suite…across the hall from our old space. Three times the size, with more light and walls in....

Read more

What’s New with OS X 10.7 Lion? Efficiency!

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion brings a lot of great new utilities to the table. First off…let’s talk just a little about multi-touch and launch pad. I think most folks....

Read more

What Your Current IT Provider Won’t Tell You

  At LimeTech we like to think we’re ahead of the curve in IT architecture and planning. No one wants to live in the past, after all. But, old technology....

Read more

The Rising Trend in Standing Workstations

Lately, we’ve noticed the increasing proliferation of standing desks at a range of offices in San Francisco. This may be old news for some, since this kind of setup has....

Read more

Back to the Future for California

I wanted to report back from my experience presenting as top-five contestant in the Institute for the Future’s California Dreams Contest in Palo Alto this past Tuesday, May 3rd. It....

Read more

How the iPad is Changing Business by Bringing People Together

We’ve all heard about the ways the iPad and iPad 2 tablets will help us live happier, sexier lives through our enhanced ability to know and see anything, anywhere, anytime. ....

Read more

iPad 2 to Take Over Mobile Teleconferencing

As mobile technology advances steadily, it becomes more clear by the year that we are just that much closer to being truly connected to each other. Emails and voice serve....

Read more

How to Quickly Create a New AppleScript

As computing productivity geeks, we’re always looking for new ways to automate tasks and run small programs to make our computers work more efficiently. That leads to a lot of....

Read more

Negative Carbon Footprint Cement

As businesses expand, they require more office spaces and server warehouses, and an increasingly large carbon footprint. The idea of taking infrastructure off the grid has been rather old news.....

Read more

Blog Launch Today

Welcome to the new blog for LimeTech. We’ll be using this platform to keep you updated about the IT work we’re doing with all kinds of cool businesses in the....

Read more

Contact us

Type of project
*Don’t worry – we won’t share your email.
*Don’t worry – we won’t share your email.