Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Shazam Effect   

MusicTechnology

Derek Thompson, writing for The Atlantic: Shazam became available in 2002. (In the days before smartphones, users would dial a number, play the song through their phones, and then wait for Shazam to send a text with the title and … Continue reading →

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Spoiler Shield   

iOS

John-Michael Bond, writing for TUAW: Spoiler Shield is a free iOS app that allows you to scan your Facebook and Twitter feeds without worrying about unintentionally finding out who killed who this week. When you’re viewing your feeds with the … Continue reading →

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Wild Canada   

Nature

Explore this original interactive experience, which features stunning exclusive video footage narrated by David Suzuki and produced by Canada’s top wildlife filmmaking team. Watch ice encrusted grizzly bears fish for salmon in Canada’s far north. Stand in the middle of … Continue reading →

Sunday, February 16, 2014

‘THX tune-up’ App for iOS   

iOS

THX tune-up features custom video test patterns, carefully selected photos and tutorials to help you adjust and confirm the best picture settings on your display based on your room lighting. I recently used this free app to calibrate my television. … Continue reading →

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Feedly   

Technology

From one of the company’s Knowledge Base articles: Feedly is the better way to organize, read and share the content of your favorite sites. A great RSS reader that just so happens to integrate well with Pocket. Highly recommended. UPDATE … Continue reading →

Pocket   

Technology

From the company’s About page: Pocket was founded in 2007 by Nate Weiner to help people save interesting articles, videos and more from the web for later enjoyment. Once saved to Pocket, the list of content is visible on any … Continue reading →