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Tink grabs $4M to help you finally save for those concert tickets

The Swedes continue to give us ways to be careful with our pocketbooks. First we got Ikea, the only way to outfit an entire apartment in less than you spend on rent (in San Francisco), and now Tink, a mobile finance app.<p>Launched in 2013, Tink’s mobile app helps people check up on their personal …

PopKey’s iOS 8 Launch Will Replace Written Language With The Expressive Art Of The GIF

We’re on the verge of a linguistic revolution, made possible by the fact that Apple has opened up its iOS operating system to allow third-party keyboards. One of the first entrants will be PopKey, a project out of the WorkshopX creative studio based in Ottawa, which has created on-demand social …

Kickstart Your iPhone App Development with This Swift Programming class

I just learned of (and backed) a Kickstarter campaign to learn Swift and iOS 8 programming. It's being run by a friend and colleague of mine, named Paul Solt. He's an award-winning app developer and a great instructor. I've had the opportunity to attend live training from him, and he's offered …

Apps

This Kickstarter promises a magnetic charger for the iPhone

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Apple’s(s appl) laptop charger, the MagSafe, is wonderful. Few other hardware makers have such an elegant way to charge their …

Music Messaging App La-La Lets Users Chat With Songs Snippets

As Yo has proved, the public’s appetite for messaging seems not to have stopped with WhatsApp. Many others have appeared before an since. As Sarah Perez recently found out. Now another has appeared which plans to plug at our emotional side a little more, drawing the medium most tied to the heart: …

Ultratext is the easiest way to create and share fun GIFs on the iPhone

I only recently got into the world of animated GIF memes, and that’s mainly thanks to a group of friends that like to inundate my iMessage with random stuff 24/7. Like any good millennial, I have some of my favorite GIFs saved in my Camera Roll to whip out at an appropriate time in a …

iOS 8: will Apple's new Message leave users confused?

Apple is taking a calculated risk with its iOS 8 software, due in autumn. It's tweaking the Messages app, normally used to send text messages, with pictures or videos attached if you want, so that it can also send short voice snippets.<p>Not only that; it's building in Snapchat-like or WhatsApp-like …

Dad Claims Kingdom So 7-Year-Old Can Be Real Princess

This guy is taking "Daddy's little princess" a bit too literally.<p>Jeremiah Heaton, a father of three from Abingdon, Virginia, has claimed a patch of land between Egypt and Sudan as his "kingdom" so that his 7-year-old daughter, Emily, can be a real princess, the Associated Press reports.<p>Several …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

How to block people and app invites on Facebook

Sick and tired of those annoying app or event invites? Here's how you can stop them once and for all.<p>Facebook can be a great tool. You can use the social network to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and keep an online catalog of your life. There are also some downsides, however. Besides …

Apps

Marijuana Scavenger Hunt In Oakland Scheduled For Saturday (UPDATE)

For many potheads, spending an afternoon running around looking for weed doesn't sound like fun.<p>But it could be a smoking good time for weed smokers in Oakland on Saturday.<p>An organization called the Bay Area Quest Hunt is hosting a scavenger hunt where the jackpot is marijuana.<p>Pot-loving …

The Great Horror Campout – A Real-Life Slasher Movie Experience

The Great Horror Campout is a camping experience unlike any other. It’s basically the camping trip of your nightmares packed into a single night of …

Horror

Nepal’s Worshiped Child Goddesses Whose Feet Cannot Touch the Ground until Puberty

Nepal is a land of mysticism, where a select few pre-pubescent girls from the Newar clan are worshiped as ‘Kumari Devi’ or ‘Virgin Goddess’. …

Hinduism

New York Sugar Daddy University Helps Attractive Women Land Wealthy Men and Vice Versa

The newly opened Sugar Daddy University aims to teach women how to become professional sugar babies, and men become better sugar daddies. Located in …

Relationships

Mark Your Calendars! It's Swastika Rehabilitation Week!

In human history, few symbols arouse a furor like the Nazi swastika.<p>Yet, a UFO group called the Raelian International Movement is spending a whole week trying to rehabilitate the controversial image.<p>Swastika Rehabilitation Week officially began Saturday and runs through July 12.<p>The group claims it …

Keith Gordon Blames Tattoo Fixation On OCD (VIDEO)

Keith Gordon definitely sticks out in a crowd. Of course, that happens when your entire face and most of your body is covered in tattoos.<p>Five years ago, Gordon, a 58-year-old office administrator in London decided to get as much of his body tattooed as possible, according to Barcroft TV.<p>He's been …

Model Arrested In Shooting Flashed Genitals To Jailer: Police

An aspiring model in Louisiana just updated her portfolio... with her mugshot.<p>Devan Serpa, 28, was arrested July 3 in connection with a June 27 shooting. Police in Morgan City said that multiple shots were fired into two cars and a residence in that incident, which resulted in zero injuries.<p>Serpa …

Walmart Masturbator Brought Viagra And Condoms: Cops

A Florida man is behind bars after allegedly rolling back more than low prices at Walmart.<p>Police say Gregory Johnson, 53, was carrying condoms and Viagra pills in his car when he allegedly masturbated in front of a family in a parking lot, according to WFTV.<p>Johnson allegedly parked next to the …

Pot Documentary Filmmaker To Pass Out Free Weed At Screenings In Colorado

What’s the best way to get people to see your movie about pot? Offer them free pot, of course.<p>The filmmaker behind a docu-comedy about the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado will pass out a small amount of free weed to people attending screenings this week at the Mayan Theater in …

Why Florida Leads the World in Weird

This is not going to be another half-hearted attempt to explain why there are so many stories about strange things happening in Florida. Every day of every week of every year something weird is going on down there. There have been many efforts to explain it but none have come close. People have …

Raju The Elephant Cries After Being Rescued Following 50 Years Of Abuse, Chains

For 50 years, Raju the elephant was abused, held shackled in spiked chains and forced to live off scraps from passing tourists. All that changed when he was rescued last weekend by wildlife conservationists who said the animal cried when he was finally set free.<p>Wildlife SOS, a group established in …

Up in Smoke: Marijuana Stocks Fly High as Colorado Law Takes Effect

Shares of thinly-traded and volatile marijuana stocks like Medbox (MDBX) enjoyed a big bounce on Thursday following the dawn of legalized recreational pot use in Colorado this week.<p>The rally marks the latest double-digit move for these stocks, many of which have tiny market capitalizations and …