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BucketListly For iPhone Helps You Track Your Goals, Swap Travel Stories With Fellow Dreamers

What things do you want to accomplish before you die? What’s on your “bucket list?” Me, I just want to take one solid, multi-hour nap, but I know there are people out there with slightly larger goals in mind. For them, a new mobile application called, heh, BucketListly, works to serve as both a …

Print Ad for Moto X Lets You Change the Phone’s Color With the Push of a Button

Whether you think it's a long-awaited ad hybrid or just a high-cost gimmick, this upcoming interactive print ad for Motorola's Moto X is definitely …

Advertising Industry

Solar Panel Inside Nivea Print Ad Generates Power to Charge Your Cellphone

A print ad that uses solar power to charge cellphones? At long last, mankind's prayers have been answered! Giovanni + Draftfcb in São Paulo, Brazil, …

Advertising Industry

How to set up a Mac mini-based media server part I: Physical connections

If the Apple TV isn't enough for you, maybe a Mac media center is the way to go. Here's how to use a Mac mini to get the job done<p>The Apple TV isn't …

The Smart Design Idea Behind Coin, The Digital Credit Card That Could Replace Wallets

Coin could make wallets irrelevant. But its real appeal will be deeply customizable security.<p>By now, you’ve probably heard of the stealth project called Coin. It’s essentially a smart credit card that, with the push of a button, allows you to cycle through your Visa, Mastercard, or Amex–up to eight …

Cryptocurrency

The New York Times Will Let You Use Gestures To Read The News With Leap Motion

Leap Motion is a futuristic, <i>Minority Report</i>-like desktop platform that uses physical gestures to interact with apps. The hardware controller has been delayed a couple times, but it is finally scheduled to ship alongside a dedicated app store on July 22nd.<p>All kinds of content creators are working on …

Manything Turns Your Spare iOS Device Into A Cloud-Streaming Security Camera

Manything turns a spare iOS device into a cloud-connected security camera. Install the app, sign up for an account and leave the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with its camera pointing at your desk, your yard or hidden in a plastic bag and pointing up from the bowl of your toilet.<p>For any unsuspecting …

How Locu Became Every Local Business’ Personal Publisher

A little startup called Locu has inserted itself all over the local space — it’s now integrated with Yelp, TripAdvisor, Yellow Pages, OpenTable, …

AddThis Launches Smart Layers, Giving Websites Social And Personalization Tools That Adapt To Mobile

AddThis has released a new platform called Smart Layers, which it says can improve traffic and engagement by just adding a single line of code.<p>President and CEO Ramsey McGrory told me that Smart Layers both improves on the publisher tools that AddThis was already offering and introduces some new …

How To Add A Passbook Pass To Your iPhone From Your Mac [OS X Tips]

Did you know that you can add Passbook passes to your iPhone from your Mac? It’s a feature Apple hasn’t really promoted, but iCloud syncs passes added from OS X to the iPhone with a click of a button.<p>Hat tip to David Chartier for pointing out this feature on his Finer Things in Tech blog. When …

Four Tricks To Master The Dock On Your OS X Mac [Feature]

The Dock is one of those things that we all use on our Macs, but may not really do much more than swap out applications and use whatever Stacks were put there when we got the darn Mac.<p>However, if you really want to get the most out of your Mac, you might as well learn how to do a bit more with the …

Pocket Tripod, A Truly Ingenious Any-Angle iPhone Stand That Is The Size Of A Credit Card

This amazing little iPhone stand has two great features: it is the size and shape of a credit card, letting you carry it with you always. And it somehow manages to hold the iPhone at any angle you like, in vertical or horizontal orientations. Is it magic?<p>No. Just clever engineering. The Pocket …

Use A Different Hard Drive To Startup Your Mac With These Keyboard Tips [OS X Tips]

Starting up your Mac each day may seem a simple thing, right? Just press the power key on your keyboard or main Mac unit, hear the Mac chime, and then get to work, right?<p>Sometimes, though, you might want to boot a Windows partition with Boot Camp, or start up from a network volume. Heck, you might …