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15 uses for your phone's camera (other than taking selfies)

If you've ever looked at the night sky and wished you had paid more attention in science class, then you should download<p>Published:11 July 2016 Caption:Alina BradfordPhoto:Alina Bradford/CNET<p>If you have an old phone lying around you can use it for home security. Taylor Martin explains the details in …

Things to make your home office legit

Editor’s note: This post was done in partnership with <i>Wirecutter</i><i>, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. This is a condensed version of several Wirecutter guides; you can find links to the full guides in the discussions below.</i><p>Quick survey: How much time have you spent setting up your starred …

'A Cold Glass Of Water In Hell': India's Lawyer-Matching Platform Shakes Up The Startup Scene

They’re a bit like the Uber of legal services – except India’s Vakilsearch are huge advocates of the Indian startup scene, quickly becoming the go-to company for a huge number of incorporations, making them well-qualified to talk about whether the big startup movement that India is buzzing about is …

These stick-on lenses turn your smartphone into a digital microscope

Thin enough to fit in your wallet, and with up to 100x magnification<p>It's a cliché to say that your smartphone is a pocket-sized computer, but sometimes we forget exactly how powerful these devices are. BLIPS — a set of thin, stick-on lenses that turn your cell phone into a portable, digital …

Radon uses ultrasound to share links between Android devices

If you constantly find yourself recommending YouTube videos or apps to your buddies, you need a tool to share those links quickly.<p>Radon for Android does just that. Install it and you’ll find the app listed in the share options when you want to beam across a link or selected text, whether that’s …

Apps

This Australian startup thinks it can beat Snapchat

Your basic Bomb'd interface.<p>Australian social media startup Bomb'd has just completed its launch phase, signing up over 11,000 active users in its first 3 weeks, 8,000 more than main rival Snapchat during the same time frame.<p>After launching locally, Bomb'd is is now expanding globally, opening up …

Social Media

Find the dead spots in your Wi-Fi network with NetSpot

I invested in two power line adapters earlier this year to extend the range of my Wi-Fi network at home. I put one in the kitchen and the other upstairs to increase the signal strength at the kitchen table and in the upstairs bedrooms. The adapters seem to be working, but with free Mac app NetSpot, …

Amazon launches a free cloud-based screenwriting app

Amazon has unveiled Storywriter, a free cloud-based tool for writing movie and TV screenplays in standard format that’s suitable for users of all skill levels.<p>Storywriter includes a number of useful features such as automatically formatting your text while you type, auto-saving and …

Prototyping App Marvel Acquires Design Tool Plexi

Marvel, the U.K. startup that lets you turn sketches into mobile and web app “prototypes”, has acquired design and animation tool Plexi. Terms of the acquisition remain undisclosed. However I understand that as part of the acquisition, Plexi co-founder Colm Tuite is joining Marvel to develop …

Humin Launches Knock Knock, An App For College Kids To Contact Each Other Without Exchanging Numbers

Ankur Jain, the founder of Humin – an app that aims to organize your contacts better than your smartphone – is sitting across from me in a conference room in downtown San Francisco and knocking on his own smartphone.<p>Two strong thumps to the glass screen and a comic book styled app called Knock …

Apps

The ultimate Windows 10 cheat sheet: Everything you need to know

More than 14 million people have already upgraded to Windows 10, but you might not be one of them. You’re probably scared that things will go wrong, …

18 Incredibly Useful Market Research Tools

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You may have heard it said that understanding your audience on social media is one of the keys to success with social media marketing. (We may have even said it ourselves a time or two!)<p>Blockchain and cryptocurrency news minus the bullshit.Visit Hard …

This Is the Simplest Company Logo Generator You'll Ever Use

If you’re somewhat lacking in design skills but really need a logo and a name to get your business up and running, there are a few tools out there that can help you. Last week, we brought you a surprisingly useful business name generator and this time around we’re looking at Withoomph’s logo …

‘Netflix for pirates’ comes to jailbroken iOS devices

Popcorn Time, the service that allows users to stream movie torrents, today makes its debut on iOS. It’s available only to jailbroken devices — there’s no way Apple would have approved it for the App Store — and it can be obtained through Cydia via a dedicated Popcorn Time repository.<p>Popcorn Time …

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …