The Breakroom

We Remember Stan Flack

April 14, 2008

I remember MacCentral always being a top bookmark in my early days as a serious Machead. Stan was a pioneer in the Mac journalism field and was a great friend to the Iconfactory both at the helm of the original MacCentral and in his all too short time as showrunner at MacMinute. He will be […]

Scheduled Iconfactory Downtime

December 26, 2007

Panic and The Iconfactory will be moving our web hosting services in the next few days. As a result, all of the Iconfactory websites will experience 24-48 hours of scheduled downtime. This maintenance will effect users attempting to visit The Iconfactory,, and We’ll do our best to make this downtime as quick […]

Year In Review for 2007

December 21, 2007

It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating our 10th anniversary and writing our traditional year ending post for 2006. Now, another year has flown by and it’s time to let the pixels rest until we meet again in 2008. Looking back on the past twelve months reveals new software, icons, desktops and even a […]

It Just Keeps Spinning!

November 6, 2007

Since the launch of Marble of Doom back on October 19th, Mac users have been faithfully logging their frustration with our shiny, spinning master. As of this writing has logged a total of 2 months, 2 days and a little over 11 hours of wasted time as people patiently wait to regain control of […]

The cobwebs have come down, the candy bowl has been stripped bare and things are now getting back to normal around the factory floor. We hope you enjoyed our annual tribute to things that go bump in the night. The workers managed to pull out all the stops and cranked out 4 creepy icon sets, […]

Beware the Marble of DOOM!

October 19, 2007

Forget ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night. Every mac user knows the true meaning of fear. It goes by many names: The Spinning Beachball of Death. The Marble of Doom. The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse. Ok, maybe not that last one. But the OS X spinning wait cursor is well-known […]

Midnight Hour Approaches

September 26, 2007

Here at the Iconfactory, the steady creep toward October means just one thing – Halloween baby! That’s right, in just a few short days, switches will be flipped, graves robbed, spooky links posted and long dead pixels will be re-animated to send shivers up your mortal spine. But in order to keep the marching throngs […]

Year In Review for 2006

December 15, 2006

We’re flipping the switches and turning off the assembly line until January 3rd so the workers can take their annual holiday break from the pixel grind. As is tradition around here, we’ve gone back and taken a look at all we accomplished here in 2006 and the results surprised even us. Of course the big […]

Welcome children of the night! That’s right, we’re dripping with excitement to announce that our 2006 haunted Halloween makeover has finally arrived! Our favorite holiday is fast approaching and so the slaves (sorry, we mean workers) have conjured up a few ghoulies and ghosties to help ‘redecorate’ the factory. The month of October means spooky […]

Hot off the Press 

October 5, 2006

Do you develop software or publish an e-zine? Broadcast a podcast or draw a cartoon about gaming? Do you design fonts or have you seen a design related event or contest on the web? A great tutorial on graphic design or CSS? Some geeky fun? If any of these things (and more) have caught your […]