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Gigwalk Helps You Find Short-Term Contract Work Fast On Your iPhone

Gigwalk Helps You Find Short-Term Contract Work Fast On Your iPhone

We are living in an age that features the emergence of new marketplaces that are changing the way many of us live and work.

Take Gigwalk.

It’s a mobile (iOS) marketplace connecting businesses with people via their iPhones for the purpose of getting work done anywhere, often across multiple venues simultaneously.

Seven Favorite Things: Gear from PUBLIC Bikes

The sun is out, the days are long, and all we want to do is ride bikes. 

Gear up for your summer rides with these accessories from PUBLIC Bikes.

SF Street Style: One Guy, Three Looks, Bernal Heights

SF Street Style: One Guy, Three Looks, Bernal Heights

I met photographer Abraham (Abe) Espiritu a few years back, and have always dug how he pieces modern and vintage clothing to present personal, yet on-trend looks. Last weekend, I asked him to pull together a few rain-and-shine spring looks for a little photoshoot in his hood, Bernal Heights. The end result included a fantastic mix of rain boots, black-on-black, white pants, sockless oxfords, a cool chambray, and fiery vintage prints. Check it out.

SF Street Style: Local Artist Charmaine Olivia, Dressed in Black, at The Shooting Gallery

Last Saturday, I caught up with local artist, Charmaine Olivia, at the opening of her first SF solo show, Ritual, (on display through February 4) at The Shooting Gallery. The artist donned a gorgeous, black, floor-length dress with cut-out details, Jeffrey Campbell pumps and her signature mix of eclectic jewelry (some of which is currently on display as part of her show).

Tech Gift Ideas That Don't Break the Bank: Accessories

When it comes to holiday shopping, tech gadgets might be high on lots of people’s wish lists, but they also tend to be rather pricey.

And, if you find yourself somewhere in the ninety-nine percent with the rest of us, you probably will not be able to buy a smartphone or a tablet for everyone on your list.

On the other hand, if your loved one already has, say, an iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or a Kindle, Nook or Kobo eReader, you might go the way of helping them accessorize.

Pageonce Lets You Keep Track of (and Pay) Your Bills on Your Mobile

The average American adult has to pay 11 bills a month, which collectively means we pay some 15 billion bills, which adds up to nearly $4 trillion per year.

Aiming to help us manage this tangled mass of payments is the Palo Alto startup Pageonce, which has developed what its C.O.O. Steve Schultz calls a “remote control for your personal finances” that works on your smartphone, the web, or as of this week, an iPad.

SF Street Style: Color Block Dress + Adorable iPhone Case

Meet the lovely Abigail Holtz, a product manager at Google who worked on Boutiques.com. I caught up with her outside The Grove in Hayes Valley, in this colorful print -- a refreshing print for the office, or a fun weekend day dress. Taking a closer look, Abigail had some fabulous accessories going on, too.

Look of the Week: Dapper Dad

Menswear is all about personal style. After you have the right fit, it's only a matter of how far you want to take it. That said, a lot of guys don't know what their personal style is. This Father's day, try something new -- mix a few fun pieces into your wardrobe for an instantly sharp, dapper look.

Just remember, fashion should be fun and, with menswear, the fun is in the details. Check out these reversible shorts, the leather vs. canvas contrast on these comfy (integrated Nike Air technology) wingtips, and the etched-in witticisms in these locally designed collar stays. Hint: these make great gifts, too!

Say "I Do" to Anti- Bride's Handy New iPhone App

Calling all brides-to-be: the Anti-Bride, purveyor of out-of-the box wedding planning, has just launched a free iPhone app filled with daily inspiration to help you along your alterna-bride journey. Ready to join the fun?

Apple's Newest "Creation" to Premiere at YBCA

The latest masterpiece to open at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on January 27th isn't a painting, a sculpture, or even, arguably, "art" at all. It's the newest product from the folks at Apple, which is sure to make techies squeal like children about to enter Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. (The invitation, left, shares Mr. Wonka's enthusiasm for psychedelic colors.) As is typical with Apple, the "creation" hasn't been specified, though the Internet rumor mill predicts it will be the company's first tablet PC-- if it comes with a stylus pen for drawing enthusiasts, that should explain the choice of an art museum as a venue. Either way, since Apple has bowed out of its typical introductory venue, the Moscone Center's annual Macworld Expo, this should be a big one.

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