Five For Friday – Get Your Workout On From Work, Weird Al Becomes Content King, and More!
July 25th, 2014 by
For the first time in more than a decade, Apple will allow any Mac user to test OS X Yosemite before its full release. A public beta program will allow one million users to sign up and try the new features that come with Yosemite. The new OS is still under construction and will officially premiere in the fall. How can you be part of this beta test? Check out Mashable’s how-to for the one million curious Apple enthusiasts.
In addition to announcing its nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences also released the nominations for Creative Arts Emmy Awards, with categories including Outstanding Commercial. Budweisers’ “Puppy Love” and GE’s “Childlike Imagination” lead the nominations. Check out the full list of nominees!
Weird Al Yankovic’s latest songs are trending because of his partnership with different content studios (and, of course, for the content itself). Over the course of a week, he released a new music video, each produced with a different partnership or artist in order to promote his first album in three years, “Mandatory Fun.” Some of the partnerships include content portals such as College Humor, Funny or Die, and Nerdist.
Sitting can kill you! That’s why so many companies are investing in treadmill and standing desks. However, multifaceted office furniture can be extremely expensive and most companies are not willing to take in the extra overhead cost. Cue Cubii, the “Sitting Exerciser.” This pint-sized elliptical has been designed to fit under an office desk (you won’t bump your knees!) and also includes a companion app to track your workout.
For those who hated endless scrolling in order to go back to that hilarious video on your NewsFeed, Facebook introduced their “Save” feature this week. Items saved by Facebook users will resurface on their NewsFeed. To learn more about this feature, visit Facebook’s official blog.