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The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For
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DIY Marbled Glassware When graphic designer and artist Joanna Bean Martin shared with us her technique for marbling the bottoms of glassware with nail polish, we couldn’t wait to try it ourselves. Who knew it would be such an easy way to add color and pattern to your next tablescape or party? Remember, the brighter and bolder colors you use, the more the glasses will radiate and glow. You’ll need:flat bottomed glasswarevariety of colorful nail polishclear nail polisha disposable plastic containernail polish removerpainters tapetoothpicks Mask off the bottom of the glass with painters tape. Fill a disposable, plastic container with water. Layer the colors one on top of the other. Submerge the bottom of the glass into the polish. Allow to dry completely before applying a layer of clear polish. Once everything has dried, remove the painters tape and touch up with nail polish remover and a cotton swab. Your glowing glasses are finished! Bottoms up!

Silent Circle's latest app democratizes encryption. Governments won't be happy Courtesy of Silent Circle For the past few months, some of the world’s leading cryptographers have been keeping a closely guarded secret about a pioneering new invention. Today, they’ve decided it’s time to tell all. Ryan Gallagher is a journalist who reports on surveillance, security, and civil liberties. Follow Back in October, the startup tech firm Silent Circle ruffled governments’ feathers with a “surveillance-proof” smartphone app to allow people to make secure phone calls and send texts easily. “This has never been done before,” boasts Mike Janke, Silent Circle’s CEO. True, he’s a businessman with a product to sell—but I think he is right. The technology uses a sophisticated peer-to-peer encryption technique that allows users to send encrypted files of up to 60 megabytes through a “Silent Text” app. By design, Silent Circle’s server infrastructure stores minimal information about its users. The cryptographers behind this innovation may be the only ones who could have pulled it off.

12 Unique Email Services You Should Know About We all have our regular email accounts on Gmail, Hotmail or any other service of our choice. However, there are times when you don’t want to use your regular email address for one reason or another. For such times, when you need a special type of email, following services can come in very handy to serve your purpose: For all those times when you don’t really want to give out your email address to somebody but you really have to, these disposable email accounts can be very useful. For example, if you want to register for a software but do not want to give your actual email address, you can create a temporary/disposable email account that will expire after sometime. 1. MakeMeTheKing is a disposable email service that has a nice interface. 2. Dodgit allows you to create a receive-only email address that automatically deletes all the messages after 7 days. 3. With MeltMail, you have more control of your disposable email account. 4. 5. 6. 7. noSPM: 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Handmade Charlotte :: DIY Crafts & Daily Design Inspiration Spike puts laser measurement hardware on the back of a smartphone Through the Spike smartphone app, users are able to capture, measure, 3D model and share any object up to 200 yards (183 m) away with what the company says is laser accuracy Image Gallery (10 images) Traditionally, the technology that goes into laser hardware for surveying and 3D modeling has been the plaything of architects, surveyors and engineers. View all Spike builds on the company's established GIS (geographic information systems) tools, which were used by the UN in the wake of natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Users take a photo of the object they wish to measure through the Spike companion app on their smartphone (the team has nearly completed an Android app and has an iOS app in development). Spike is also compatible with 3D modeling software SketchUp. The entire device weighs approximately 100 g (3.5 oz) and measures 90 x 50 x 20 mm (3.5 x 2 x .8 in). You can hear from the team behind Spike in the video below. Source: ikeGPS

Unlock your password protected PDF files online for FREE! Hula hoop DIY - Make a rug from recycled tees or yarn leftovers Posted by on onsdag, februari 22, 2012 · 1 Comment A hula hoop ring, some old yarn (or old tees!) & some finger knitting action is all you need to make a rug! Anne wrote a splendid D.I.Y tutorial on how to make a hula hoop rug of your own, check it out! Good luck hula hoop hacking

PetMatch on the App Store 3 Unique & Creative Uses For Dropbox Accounts Whether you want to take your favourite music with you on the go, listening to it no matter where you are, whether you want a quick and easy way to create a gallery of photos, or even if you want to build an entire website using Dropbox to host it, they’ve got you covered. Listen To Music While you can play audio files saved in your Dropbox folders, the native interface leaves a lot to be desired. You have to click one song at a time and play them individually, and the audio player displays little else than the a pause/play button and a volume button. DropTunes turns folders of MP3s into playlists. Once logged in, you can then navigate through the folders, find your MP3 files, and enjoy listening to the music on your computer no matter where you are. Of course for those of you with free Dropbox accounts, you might not have much music saved in your online accounts, but it’s a good way to at least take your absolute favourite tracks with you on the go. Create A Portfolio Create A Website