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Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg

Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and …

Putting Pencil to Paper: FiftyThree debuts the best iPad stylus yet

In the two years since Paper for iPad launched, creator FiftyThree has witnessed dozens if not hundreds of styluses compete for the crown of “best stylus.” Today, the company has finally thrown its hat in the ring with Pencil, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) stylus for tablets. FiftyThree’s first …

Djay and Vjay Updated for iPhone 5s, 64-Bit A7 Processor 2-4 Times Faster for Some Tasks

Three days after the iPhone 5s went on sale, Algoriddim has updated its <i>Djay</i> and <i>Vjay</i> apps with 64-bit support, including new features that are only possible with the A7 processor.<p>For the realtime video-mixing app <i>Vjay</i>, the most processor-intensive task has always been decoding two videos …

Apple TV 6.0 Arrives With iTunes Radio, Airplay From iCloud, Shared Photo Streams, And More

Today Apple released a major update to the Apple TV that was originally predicted to arrive alongside iOS 7 on Wednesday. Version 6.0 of the set-top box’s software includes some big additions, including iTunes Radio, shared Photo Streams support, and AirPlay from iCloud, which is essentially …

The Magical World of Jacek Yerka

Jacek Yerka is an amazing painter from Poland. His subject matter ranges from odd beasts to whimsical landscapes incorporating extraordinary …

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Draping Gown Made of 1,400 Household Gloves

<i>A Mixture of Frailties</i> is an intriguing installation by British artist Susie MacMurray that prominently displays a 6-foot-tall gown made of 1,400 household gloves. Each of the yellow gloves, typically used for household chores like cleaning and washing, have been turned inside out, revealing their …

Redneck Engineering, British-Style: Hands-Free Lawnmower Hack

Until iRobot invents a grass-cutting drone, there's this guy. An anonymous Brit has hacked up, using nothing more than a rope, a pole and of course …

Clever Stop-Motion Video of a Man Getting a Reverse Haircut

This stop-motion video by artist Peter Simon, aka Petey Boy, will remind you of the popular 80's toy Wooly Willy Magnetic Mustache, which involved moving little black pieces around Willy's face with a magnetic wand to make funny beards, eyebrows, and other creative facial hair. In this short video, …

Eco-Friendly Student Flat by Tengbom Architects

Chances are you’ve experienced dorm life or student housing to some degree and know that it’s sometimes less than desirable. Swedish architecture …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Lincoln Harrison's Spectacular Startrails

Australian photographer Lincoln Harrison is now well-known for his magnificent long exposure photography of radiant, swirling stars illuminating the night sky. Each remarkable shot after the next is a breathtaking document of the luminous, starry Australian nights Harrison diligently stayed up, …

Apple Won’t Announce New Apple TV Next Week, But Cool Features Are Still Coming

Despite rumors that Apple will announce a new Apple TV at its September 10th iPhone event, no such hardware unveiling is planned, according to AllThingsD. But a big software upgrade will be announced, and it will reportedly add new AirPlay functionality that makes it easier to watch content you …

BlackBerry Messenger for iOS Likely Coming Soon, App Submitted Two Weeks Ago

BlackBerry Messenger for the iPhone was submitted to the App Store two weeks ago, which means the launch could be coming at any time pending approval from Apple. The news was announced this afternoon by BlackBerry Social Media Manager Alex Kinsella.<p>BBM, which functions similarly to Apple's …

iOS 7 May Include iPhone Support for iBooks Textbooks

It appears that Apple plans to include support for iBooks Textbooks on the iPhone and the iPod touch with the launch of iOS 7. As noted by <i>9to5Mac</i>, the iOS 7 App Store includes a new "iBooks Textbooks" section in the educational category.<p>The section is currently unpopulated, but it does contain the …

Acorn 4 Image Editor Adds Improved Speed, Enhanced User Interface and More

Developer Flying Meat has released an update to its popular Photoshop alternative <i>Acorn</i>, bringing it to version 4.0 and adding an improved user interface, speed upgrades, non-destructive filters, multiple layer selection and more.<p>The developer claims that the new version of <i>Acorn</i> is "a lot faster …

Five Ways To Really Master Mobile Safari On Your iPhone And iPad [Feature]

Somehow, Apple managed to cram in a ton of web browsing functionality into a teeny, tiny package called Safari. To distinguish the mobile web browser from the one of the same name on OS X, we’ll call it Mobile Safari and be done with it.<p>Regardless of the name, the mobile version of Safari is chock …

Briefs Looks Like The Ultimate iOS App Prototyping Tool For Designers

Briefs is a new Mac app that allows designers to create interactive mockups of iOS apps. Developed by MartianCraft, Briefs can build iPhone and iPad app mockups without a single line of code. It looks like the ultimate tool for prototyping app ideas to clients and developers.<p>Different elements of …

Dropbox iOS app updated with support for 6 new languages

Earlier this month Dropbox announced support for 6 new languages on the desktop and Android devices. As promised, today the iOS app gets the same update, bringing support for “Indonesian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.” Update version 2.1.4, …

Tumblr updates iOS app with new sharing features, save later with Pocket, animated GIFs, & more… now with ads

On top of the recent announcement that it will be bringing sponsored posts, aka advertisements, to its mobile apps, Tumblr today released an updated iOS app that includes new sharing features, the ability to save content for later reading, new templates for sharing posts through email, and much …

Wunderlist ‘Pro’ arrives today with new team collaboration features for $4.99/month

6 Wunderkinder, the developers behind the ‘Wunderlist’ to-do app that’s currently home to over 4 million users, today announced a new “Pro” version of the cross platform productivity app. Launching today on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and on the web, the new pro version comes with the introduction of the …

Mailbox continues to say iPad app, iCloud support, more coming in future updates

After some controversy for the popular Mailbox iOS app earlier this week, some good news for Mailbox users comes today in the form of confirmation of new features and an iPad app coming soon.<p>As noted in the tweets above and below, the Mailbox devs have publicly confirmed in a number of recent …

Google adds ability to open Microsoft Office files directly in Chrome on Mac

Previously only available to Chromebook users, Google announced today on its Chrome blog that Mac and Windows users will now have the ability to open Microsoft Office files directly within Chrome. The functionality works for users running the latest Chrome Beta and requires installation of the …

Google Now launches for iOS, available as update to existing Search app

After a few months of waiting, Google has just released its Google Now service for iOS users. The feature is available via an update to Google’s existing Search app for iOS.<p>What’s New in Version 3.0.0Get just the right information at just the right time with Google Now. • weather and traffic …

Users complain Path sending spam messages to contacts, company says it’s a feature not a bug

Today a number of reports are flowing in claiming that social network app Path is sending spam messages to people listed in the user’s address book. The issue apparently isn’t new with some Android users on Reddit experiencing the spam a few months back, while a growing number of users on Twitter …

Yahoo’s New Mail App For iPad, Android Tablets Brings Fullscreen Reading And Speedy Inbox Management

Yahoo has just released a shiny new dedicated Yahoo! Mail application for iPads and Android tablets, following up on the big Mail interface overhaul they started rolling out back in December.<p>While it’s your pretty standard email client at its core, it’s got a clever trick or two packed up its …

MLB Updates At Bat And Ballpark Apps For 2013 Opening Day

Major League Baseball is getting ready for the 2013 season by updating its official apps on both Google Play and the App Store. Today MLB.com At Bat was updated with live audio access for At Bat 13 subscribers and other features for various devices.<p>MLB.com At Bat on Google Play:<p>– Multi-platform …

'Find My Friends' Updated With Redesigned Location Alerts Page

Apple has updated its 'Find My Friends' location notification app. The small update makes it slightly more streamlined to search for and set location-based notifications.<p><i>The Next Web</i> has more information about what has changed specifically:<p>The new interface for setting up those alerts has been …