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19 essential IFTTT recipes for Facebook

Facebook is a huge time-suck. It's a lot of work, keeping your profile alive by updating statuses, liking people's photos and wishing everyone you went to high school with a happy birthday! But you can make your Facebook life easier, and way more efficient, by activating a few key IFTTT …

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10 Photo Apps to Make You Look (+ Feel) Like a Designer

You know what they say: The best camera is the one that’s with you. But just capturing the moment isn’t as good as capturing, designing and sharing the moment with all your friends, family and followers. With these apps, you (and everyone else) won’t believe your images were shot and edited on your …

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The Top Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2013

Crowdfunding is helping many startups’ dreams come true. 2013 saw a slew of extremely popular crowdfunding projects smash through goals and world records. Many great new technologies are emerging from successful fundraising rounds on platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo.<p>2012 had a handful of …

A guide to the French national cloud(s)

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Vinicius Tupinamba<p>Following Edward Snowden’s revelations of U.S. cloud snooping, there has been much …

Use Raspberry Pi, Siri to Control Garage Door, Thermostat, TV

Siri is great and all, but it’s limited to just your iOS devices. What if you could hook it up to a Raspberry Pi and then control everything in your house?<p>That’s exactly what a YouTube user by the name of Elvis Impersonator spent three days hacking together (over a long weekend). Now Siri is able …

Adobe's Photoshop-Lightroom deal open to all comers

Through December 2, the $10 monthly subscription is open to everyone, not just existing Creative Suite customers.<p>Adobe Systems' $10-per-month photography software subscription is open to anyone for the next two weeks, a significant expansion of a program that previously was only available to those …

Revolv Review: Connect Your Smart Home With a Single Hub and App

Revolv began shipping its $299 home automation hub today, bringing to market a reasonably-priced solution for controlling your devices from one app. We’ve been testing the hub as part of a smart home setup for the past couple of weeks and have been really impressed with its ease of use and …

'Knock' iOS App Uses Bluetooth 4.0 to Replace Password Unlocking on Macs

<i>Knock</i>, a newly released app for both iOS and Mac, is designed to allow users to unlock their Macs via Bluetooth with an iPhone, replacing traditional password logins.<p>After downloading the <i>Knock</i> app for iOS and the accompanying app for the Mac, an iPhone can unlock a connected Mac with two knocks on …

Kanex launches simpleDock USB 3.0 dock for your MacBook

Now that you've ordered that fancy new MacBook, you'll need a dock to keep your cables tidy when you're out and about, right? Kanex has decided to produce a dock that ditches Display and Thunderbolt-out posts in favor of something a little more elegant, and most importantly, <i>cheaper</i>. The simpleDock …

Philips Hue GU10 ledlampjes nu te koop in Apple Store Amsterdam

De Philips Hue-lampjes zijn nu ook in een GU10-variant verkrijgbaar. Het bijzondere is dat de lampjes nog niet officieel door Philips of Apple zijn …

Explory: Multimedia Storyteller From Flash-Creators

Jonathan Gay and Robert Tatsumi are the guys who built FutureSplash Animator, the vector-based animation editor that was acquired by Macromedia and rebranded as Flash in the late 1990s.<p>Gay and Tatsumi were later joined in the Flash team by Gary Grossman, Peter Santangeli and Peter Goldie, and …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients–if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a missing link, …

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Unlock Your Bike With Your Phone, With This Smartphone-Controlled U-Lock

With Bitlock, it’s now easier to share or rent your bike to anyone, and you’ll never lose your keys again.<p>Here is a basic fact of modern life: You’re more likely to lose your keys than a smartphone, which would be like losing a limb to a growing portion of the population. That’s one reason that …

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Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math

If you’re studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessarily for learning. Today, the Wolfram Alpha team is launching a new service for learners, the …

5 Instagram Faux Pas You Can Easily Avoid

Instagram is popular, and sharing photos with its community is—let’s face it—a lot of fun. But it can also be a little tricky, it turns out, at least if you want to avoid looking like a hipster wannabe who’s just applied your first filter.<p>So share away, but first make sure you’re not committing any …

What We Know About Selfie.com

Selfie.com. It exists … shrouded in mystery and excitement.<p>In a world where photo-sharing reigns supreme, where Instagram and its mighty legion of copycats, wannabes and tweaked iterations lead a massive charge, a new photo-sharing service rises out of the huddled mass to deliver the best that …

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Meet Mynd: the iOS calendar app that keeps track of how you spend your time

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Yes, there’s another app about to launch that wants to help you stay productive and on top of your daily tasks and …

SolePower: iPhone opladen door te wandelen

De SolePower is een smartphone-oplader die ervoor wil zorgen dat je op ieder moment je iPhone van stroom kunt voorzien. Je bevestigt het apparaatje …

Features, Delivery, and General Status Update

Space Monkey was recently reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, which called it "The Choice for Digital Storage." Expect to see more reviews in your …

Acorn 4 flies through image editing with new filter UI, improved speed, and curves

An update to the seasoned Mac app works harder and plays smarter<p>Adobe Photoshop, the gold standard in image editing for print and the web, retails for $699. If you’ve ever needed to edit images on OS X only to balk at Adobe’s industry-leading price tag, chances are good that you’ve bumped into …

Adobe Sneak Peek - RAW processing on a Tablet - plus Q&A with Tom Hogarty - The Grid: Episode 94

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