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Spare Your Eyes with EyeReader

It’s a common problem: Low lighting, tiny text, and before you know it, you’re squinting at a menu, unable to make heads or tales of what you’re trying to read. (The same goes for the fine print on contracts, the ingredients on food labels, and more!) Enter a simple solution: EyeReader. Made for iOS, “EyeReader is [...]

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Stay Hydrated & Spare Plastic with Tap

The benefits of staying well-hydrated are numerous. If you’re a regular water-drinker, you know that going dry is hard on the system. Unfortunately, all the plastic associated with bottled water is hard on the planet. A recent Fast Company article turned our heads when they profiled “Tap,” an app which tells you the closest place you can fill up [...]

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Organize Your Kindle Notes with Clippings.io

If you use a Kindle, you may like to highlight passages for future reference. While notes can easily be reviewed on a Kindle, there’s no perfect solution for aggregating your reading notes together into systems like Evernote (or other “knowledge base” technology). Clippings.io is a handy little cloud-based app designed to make your Kindle notes more [...]

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Let Ideas Flow with The Most Dangerous Writing App

When you’re trying to get your ideas down on the screen, it’s all too easy to sit there paralyzed by your inability to move forward. Self-editing, doubt, and the fear of writer’s block can cause you to seize up. One trick professional writers use to unlock their idea is unrestrained freewriting. The important thing is [...]

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Drop Your First Podcast with Anchor.fm

Podcasts are hot. From the long-form historical narratives to the two-minute daily spots, people love podcasts on the road, at the gym, or even while they’re cleaning up around the house. Why aren’t you capitalizing on this hot form of online media? Odds are you’ve found the technical curve somewhat daunting. And it’s true– professional [...]

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Collect Colors with the Nix Color Sensor

See a color in the world and want to capture it for your future design projects? You need the “tape measure for color,” the Nix Color Sensor. This tiny device is a real gem for accurately recording and translating colors into all the formats you need. From print design to mixing paint, the Nix Color Sensor [...]

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Shop Smart with Out of Milk

The days of paper to-do and shopping lists is so 1999. Now there are a myriad of apps out there to help you organize lists and reminders. One of the best out there is Out of Milk, an app which consolidates grocery, to-do, and shopping lists in a single interface. One of the most popular features [...]

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Stop Snoops with Snowden’s “Haven”

Edward Snowden has developed an app which he hopes will help everyday citizens use the technology inside of smartphones to help catch snoops. The app is called “Haven.” As reported by The Verge: “Installed on a cheap burner Android device, Haven sends notifications to your personal, main phone in the event that your laptop has been [...]

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Keep Your Student Focused with Pocket Points

Ask any teacher of the smartphone age the #1 problem they see in class, and it’s likely to be student distraction. No longer content to stare out the window, the bored or inattentive student can quickly turn to the addictive little entertainment machine in their pocket. One app is looking to gamify student attention by [...]

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Reconnect with Your Privacy with Disconnect.me

If you’ve ever felt like your right to privacy online is impossible to preserve, you might want to check out a tool designed to help you fight back against ad tracking, malware, and those snooping programs which sap your battery life. Disconnect.me claims to “defend the digital you.” Used by over 50 million people worldwide, the [...]

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