DailyTekk » Roundups http://dailytekk.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:32:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 The Top 50 Mac Apps (What’s New To You?) http://dailytekk.com/2014/02/21/the-top-50-mac-apps-many-that-are-new-to-you/ http://dailytekk.com/2014/02/21/the-top-50-mac-apps-many-that-are-new-to-you/#comments Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:56:41 +0000 http://dailytekk.com/?p=11005 airmail

If you own a Mac, you love it. That’s just how it works. While it’s awesome right out of the box, you can add a lot to your Mac experience with some fun, creative, productivity-enhancing and unique apps like those I’ve listed here. If you’re like me, you get a lot of apps for your iPhone or iPad, but not so many for your Mac. I don’t know why it is… probably because my phone is just with me more (though most of my work still gets done on the Mac). So if you haven’t checked out the Mac app store since the last OS update was released, do yourself and favor and see what you find here. There’s plenty to like.

Cool Mac Apps You’ve Never Heard Of

scribe

  1. Scribe – Copy anything from your Mac to your iPhone (without Wi-Fi).
  2. Slack – Make your working life simpler, more pleasant and productive.
  3. instaLive Wallpaper – Realtime Instagram feeds as your wallaper.
  4. Compartments – Organize your stuff and do a home inventory.
  5. Lost Photos – Rediscover all the photos you’ve ever sent or received via email.
  6. ReadKit – A full-featured read later client.
  7. Airmail – The powerful mail client with a minimal and intuitive design.
  8. Carousel – Simple, beautiful way to explore Instagram on your desktop.
  9. App For Pinterest – Easy desktop Pinterest interface.
  10. Flickery – A great way to use and enjoy Flickr on your Mac.

Awesome Free Apps

found

  1. Evernote – My life basically runs on this. Yours should too.
  2. Pocket – Save the stories you want to read later. Then read in style.
  3. Twitter – The best way to tweet is the official way.
  4. Folx GO – Internet download manager. Organize your downloads.
  5. Found – Lightning-fast search across your Mac and cloud files.
  6. Alfred – Keyboard-driven productivity app. Launch apps and search.
  7. Composure – Stitch together your photos with ease.
  8. Swackett – Weather, fashion and fun. Visual weather report.
  9. Adobe Revel – See all the photos from your entire family, privately.
  10. Mint QuickView – Companion app to Mint.com. Snapshot of your finances.

Get Stuff Done (Productivity)

timesink

  1. Time Sink – Helps you track how you spend your time on your Mac.
  2. TextExpander – Define abbreviations for frequently-used text strings.
  3. Fantastical – A calendar app you’ll actually enjoy using (I know I do).
  4. TaskPaper – A simple to-do list that’s surprisingly adept. Get’s out of your way.
  5. Dropzone – Drag files, folders or text ono your customizable grid of actions.
  6. Focus – Helps you focus on our tasks and stay productive. Pomodoro timer.
  7. Todoist – Your to-do list wherever you need it.
  8. Wunderlist – Manage and share your daily to-do lists.
  9. BreakTime – Don’t forget to take a break!
  10. OmniFocus – Store thoughts then process them into actions.

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Apps For Creatives

pixelmator

  1. Pixelmator – Full-featured photo editing app.
  2. Ember – Capture, organize, annotate and share. A curation app.
  3. Hype 2 – Create beautiful animated web content.
  4. Motion 5 – Create awesome video special effects.
  5. Intensify – Deliver world-class professional photographs.
  6. Writer Pro – Innovative writing software with lots of unique features.
  7. SketchBook Pro 6 – Fun and intuitive paint and drawing application.
  8. Voila – Screen recorder and screen capture tool.
  9. Icon Slate – Compose, import and export icons in many formats.
  10. Picture Collage Maker 3 – Template-based photo collage generator.

Mac Utilities

boom

  1. Boom – Hear music and movies louder and better.
  2. PopClip – A better copy/paste.
  3. Gemini – The duplicate finder. Stop wasting space.
  4. Caffeine – A tiny program the can prevent your Mac from going to sleep.
  5. BetterSnapTool – Easily manage your window positions and sizes.
  6. The Unarchiver – Small and easy way to unarchive many kinds of files.
  7. DaisyDisk – Recover disk space.
  8. WiFi Explorer – Scan, find and troubleshoot wireless networks.
  9. Disk Diag – Discover and clean up unneeded files. Remove useless space-wasters.
  10. Yoink – Simplifies drag and drop between windows.
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The Top 50 Content Marketing Tools http://dailytekk.com/2014/02/20/the-top-50-content-marketing-tools/ http://dailytekk.com/2014/02/20/the-top-50-content-marketing-tools/#comments Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:26:31 +0000 http://dailytekk.com/?p=10963 sponsoredcontenttools

This is #2050charity post #4.

If you want to rock it with a sponsored content campaign you’ve come to the right place. I’ve written sponsored content for big brands like Microsoft, eBay, HTC, Bose and more and these are some of the best content marketing tools and resources I’ve run across recently. Call it what you want: sponsored content, native advertising, branded content or influencer marketing. Whatever the name, sponsored content is taking over the web. Some sites, like BuzzFeed (pictured above), rely exclusively on native ads to generate revenue. “In-stream” advertorials are considered a highly effective means of reaching and engaging with valuable customers on their own terms because they work great with responsive design (will show up on any screen). They are harder to ignore than traditional ads (and less annoying because they usually offer more value to the reader). Tectonic shifts are taking place across the advertising landscape: brands are becoming publishers themselves and dollars are finding new homes accordingly.

If you are interested in sponsored content consultation or campaign creation, get in touch.

Today’s Featured Charity (What’s This?)

habitat

Today’s featured organization is Habitat for Humanity which believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. It’s being featured as part of DailyTekk’s #2050charity event where—for twenty days straight—we’re publishing a new top fifty post featuring cool and useful tech and Internet resources in an effort to raise awareness for awesome charities. Click here to learn more.

Must-See Content Marketing Tools

sharethrough

  1. Sharethrough  – World’s largest in-feed advertising exchange.
  2. Content BLVD – Where brands find publishers to publish articles.
  3. NewsCred – The world’s largest content marketplace.
  4. Kapost – Marketing calendar, workflow, analytics and all content types in one place.
  5. BrightEdge – Content-centric SEO.
  6. Revenue – Beautiful, easily customizable, in-stream advertising for the rest of the web.
  7. GinzaMetrics – Enterprise SEO and content marketing.
  8. Sponsify – A platform for native advertising on YouTube.
  9. Uberflip – Hubs keep customers from leaving your brand.
  10. AdsNative – Built specifically for premium publishers.

Where To Get Content For Content Marketing

contently

  1. Contently – The storytelling platform.
  2. Scripted – Writing on-demand.
  3. OutBrain Select – Select from millions of high-quality articles to publish.
  4. Written – Distributing content already proven to perform.
  5. GoodBlogs – Bloggers compete to give you content. Only pay for the best articles.
  6. WriterAccess – Hire freelance writers.
  7. LittleBird – Influencer discovery and engagement.
  8. Textbroker – If you want to outsource your content marketing project.
  9. Zerys – Content marketing marketplace.
  10. Brafton – A content marketing agency.

Bring Out “The Big Guns” Of Content Marketing

percolate

  1. Percolate – Plan, source and create with a better content marketing workflow.
  2. Taboola – Distribute your content to premium publishers and engaged audiences.
  3. Compendium – Plan, produce, publish, promote and prove.
  4. PaperShare – Demand generation platform powered by your content marketing.
  5. SnapApp – More content. More channels. Better results.
  6. Hearsay Social – Content exchange. Leverage expert content from a partner network.
  7. Skyword – Content marketing software. Engage your audience with original web content.
  8. Ebuzzing – Native video ads.
  9. Nativo – Scalable and automated native advertising platform.
  10. Kontera – Big data for agile marketing.

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Other Noteworthy Content Marketing Resources

addvocate

  1. Addvocate – Turn employees into content creators and curators for your brand.
  2. OneSpot – Turning sponsored content into targeted ads.
  3. Polar – In-stream native ads across all sites/screens.
  4. Gravity – Sponsored content paired with personalization.
  5. Chasm – Earn credit for sharing content or share your own.
  6. ScribbleLive – Content value derived from how readers interact with it.
  7. TrackMaven – Competitive marketing intelligence. See what content rivals produce.
  8. Idealmedia – Recommended content + ads.
  9. Namo Media – In-stream native ads for mobile.
  10. Tapinfluence – Create a steady stream of social content.

Content Marketing Blogs

cmi

  1. Content Marketing Institute – Content marketing strategy, research and how-to’s.
  2. Sparksheet – Good ideas about content.
  3. Convince and Convert – Social media and content marketing strategy.
  4. KISSmetrics Blog – All kinds of interesting marketing and analytics info.
  5. Digital Marketer – Traffic, conversion and engagement. Improve them all.
  6. Marketo Blog – Best practices and thought leadership.
  7. Post-Advertising – Chronicles of brand storytelling.
  8. Ann Handley – Author, speaker and Chief Content Officer.
  9. Heidi Cohen – Actionable marketing guide.
  10. UnMarketing – Thoughts from Scott Stratten.
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100 Great Resources for iOS Developers http://dailytekk.com/2014/02/20/100-great-resources-for-ios-developers/ http://dailytekk.com/2014/02/20/100-great-resources-for-ios-developers/#comments Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:07:09 +0000 http://dailytekk.com/?p=10802 ipadfeatured

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Ashli Norton of Joppar.

The iOS app market has grown tremendously since it’s inception just a few years ago. Because of the platform’s popularity, there’s a vast amount of resources available for anyone interested in the development process.

Whether you need help marketing your iOS app in the App Store or a way to design a beautiful iOS app yourself, you better believe there’s some tool, book, or community out there to help you do just that.

I’ve put together a list of 100 services, communities, tools, and more that can help anyone involved with developing iOS apps or even thinking about making them.

Almost anything you need to do to create or manage an app for the platform can be handled with these helpful resources.

Services

unbabel

  1. Iubenda - Mobile app privacy policy
  2. Content - Content management system for native iOS apps
  3. Unbabel - App Localization
  4. Switch - Toggle your app features off and on in real-time
  5. Heatmaps - iOS heatmaps
  6. Bitbucket - Private code repositories
  7. Media Toolkit - Monitors mentions of your app
  8. Alau.me - Like bit.ly for apps
  9. Ap Salar - Data driven mobile ad platform
  10. Google - Mobile backend

Support and Communities

  1. iOS Developers Group - iOS Google+ community
  2. iOS Meetup Groups – Get together with like-minded people.
  3. iOS Development Quora - iOS Development Quora group
  4. iOS Stackoverflow - iOS Stackoverflow group
  5. iPhone Developer Forum - iOS Dev Forums
  6. iOS Programming - iOS Reddit group
  7. Cocoa Lit - List of Cocoa tutorials
  8. NS Screencast - iOS development screencasts
  9. iOS Developer Tips - Tips and tutorials for iOS Developers
  10. Clarity.fm - Call an expert for iOS help

Blogs and Newsletters

  1. iOS Biz Weekly - Round up of best iOS dev links
  2. Cocoa With Love - Blog on everything Cocoa
  3. Objc.io - Best practices and advanced Objective-C techniques
  4. iOS blog - Objective C tutorials
  5. Cocoa Is My Girlfriend - Blog with Cocoa tips
  6. My App Venture - iOS app business blog
  7. Subfurther - Dev blog with a digital media take
  8. Big Nerd Rank - Blog with lots of code walkthroughs
  9. iPhone Development - Deep iOS tutorials
  10. Carbon Five Blog - Beginner to advanced Cocoa iOS tuts

Marketing

  1. App Bot - Monitor app store reviews
  2. Tokens - Generate and track IOS promo codes
  3. Press Friendly - Find press interested in talking about your app
  4. Appsfire – Get your app discovered
  5. Free App A Day – The best paid apps for free daily
  6. Surikate - Generate traffic onto mobile apps
  7. AppBounty - Play & Get Paid
  8. Promo Dispenser – Give gift cards for reviewing your app
  9. Strikingly - Easy beautiful one page app websites
  10. Envato Marketplace - Buy resources for your app

Testing and Security

  1. Lookback - iOS user testing
  2. Switchboard – iOS A/B testing.
  3. Keen IO – Mobile app analytics
  4. Charles - Proxy monitoring
  5. Reveal - Beautiful iOS debugging
  6. Shake Report - Bug reports from users
  7. Bee - iOS issue tracking
  8. Crittercism – Stop worrying and start building. Mobile app performance monitoring
  9. Raygun - iOS app error tracking
  10. Mobile Security - iOS development security guide for beginners

Libraries and Open Source

  1. VC Transitions - Easy iOS transitions
  2. CS Sticky - UI collection view animations
  3. Blurry Modal - Popup screen for iOS apps
  4. Canvas - Easy iOS animations
  5. NGA Parallax - No code iOS parallax motion
  6. TP Keyboard - Library to prevent keyboard from blocking screen
  7. TTAttributed Label - makes UIlabel links clickable
  8. Binpress - Objective C Open Source Projects
  9. SS Toolkit - Libraries for gradients, collection view, and more

Design

  1. App Design Vault - App Design Templates
  2. Acorn - Image Editing
  3. Pttrns.com - iOS UI inspiration
  4. Icons and Coffee - iOS icons
  5. Ivo Mynttinen - iOS design cheatsheet
  6. Protoshare - Wireframe and mockup
  7. Designing Mobile Apps - Book that teaches iOS app design
  8. Prepo – Preview iOS artwork.
  9. Promotee - iOS app product shots
  10. SIP - samples and encodes any color on screen

Tools

  1. XC Pretty - Xcode formatter
  2. Wasted - Make iOS packages smaller
  3. Xcode Statistician - Analyses your Xcode project for bloat
  4. Alcatraz - iOS package manager
  5. Podlife - iOS to manage your project’s dependencies
  6. Cocoacats - Resource for Cocoa categories
  7. Cocoa Controls - Open source Cocoa components
  8. Sprite Builder - Game development suite for rapidly building iOS games
  9. iTerm - xcode alternative
  10. Git Tower - Git Mac client

iOS Dev Business Resources

  1. Email Finder - Helps you find the emails of reporters to cover your app
  2. ASO Professional - Teaches you about ASO
  3. Appviz - iOS App Store data
  4. The Business Of iPhone Development - Book that helps you from idea to launch
  5. Review Times - Apple App Store review times
  6. My App Venture - Business of the App Store
  7. Luke W - Mobile app business blog
  8. Sky Rocket - Monetize any ad service
  9. From Idea to App - Creating iOS UI, animations, and gestures
  10. App Empire: Make Money - Book to help you make money from your iOS app

Miscellaneous

  1. App Release Checklist - iOS app checklist
  2. Hey Focus - Helps you focus on a task
  3. Objective Cloud - Objective C in the cloud
  4. Thermal - Core data editor
  5. Big Papoo - Replacement for installing Adhoc apps
  6. Tweriod - Tells you the best time to tweet
  7. Helpscout - Handle email support for users
  8. Hipmob - In-app live chat
  9. Flat Mobile App Design in Photoshop CC - Design flat apps easier.
  10. AppThwack - Automated Testing for Apps

So what are your favorites from the list? What do you think is missing from the list? Let me know in the comments.

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The Top 50 Subreddits (Anyone Will Love) http://dailytekk.com/2014/02/19/the-top-50-subreddits/ http://dailytekk.com/2014/02/19/the-top-50-subreddits/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:44:08 +0000 http://dailytekk.com/?p=10882 reddit

This is #2050charity post #3.

Reddit calls itself the front page of the Internet for a good reason. Many of the most popular posts you see around the Internet (like on BuzzFeed) trace their roots to Reddit. It’s a machine that surfaces interesting content on all kinds of subjects. When I first checked Reddit.com out I thought… whoa, whats the big deal? I saw a lot of text and whitespace and didn’t hang around too long. It took me a couple of years to get back and check it out in earnest and I’m glad I did.

There are a gazillion subreddits to explore these topics and it can be tricky to find the ones you’ll really be interested in. Also, many subreddits have a very niche audience… but those I’ve gathered here should have a very broad appeal. I’ve purposefully left out some of the most popular subreddits because they are so well known it wouldn’t do any good posting links to them here. I’m talking about subreddits like r/IAmA (and AMA), r/askreddit, r/funny and r/gifs. So in this list I’ve gathered what I believe to be the best, most interesting subreddits (including some awesome tech subreddits since this is a tech site). Don’t get me wrong—there are plenty of additional subreddits worth checking out (as well as plenty more to miss); these just happen to be the ones I would recommend looking into. Even if you’re an old Reddit pro you’ll find something new here and a few old favorites. And for those of you who still haven’t gone straight to the source yet… this will be a good introduction for you. This entire list is basically SFW (safe for work) and any subreddit that contains anything but will be labeled as such. Let me know what favorites of yours I missed.

Today’s Featured Charity (What’s This?)

farmsanctuary

Today’s featured organization is Farm Sanctuary which is an American animal protection organization that acts as an advocate for farm animals (which are treated horribly 99% of the time). It’s being featured as part of DailyTekk’s #2050charity event where—for twenty days straight—we’re publishing a new top fifty post featuring cool and useful tech and Internet resources in an effort to raise awareness for awesome charities. Click here to learn more.

Random, Cool & Must-See Subreddits

001

  1. TrueReddit – Reddit as it is meant to be… insightful articles, reading before voting…
  2. Today I Learned (TIL) – Learn something new everyday. Always interesting.
  3. Blowit – One sentence to blow your mind (must provide credibility).
  4. DepthHub – The best in-depth submissions and discussion on Reddit.
  5. Fascinating – Fascinating stuff from science to culture, from tech to history.
  6. Nostalgia – I think the title says it all… need I say more?
  7. Startups – Stuff for entrepreneurs.
  8. LearnUselessTalents – Stuff that’s cool but you’d have no reason to have learned.
  9. One Job! – Photos of stuff people have messed up… “You had one job!”
  10. Photoessay – Photographic essays and slideshows

These Awesome Subreddits Really Exist?!

005

  1. Chemical Reaction Gifs – Showcasing interesting and entertaining chemical reactions
  2. PerfectTiming – Pictures or videos with perfect timing. No fakes allowed.
  3. Fan Theories & Speculation – Fan theories about movies, TV, books, etc…
  4. Animals Just Being Bros – Pictures of animals hanging out like people.
  5. Photoshopbattles – A place to have fun with Photoshop (including weekly battles).
  6. Not The Onion – True stories that are mind-blowingly ridiculous.
  7. Futurology – Devoted to dreaming about the future.
  8. CrazyIdeas – Create super hobos? Elaborate. Invisible spiders? Why not?
  9. OldSchoolCool – “History’s coolest kids.”
  10. Contagious Laughter – Videos or audio of people laughing infectiously.

Subreddits For Living Better

002

  1. Life Pro Tips (LPT) – Tips on improving your life in a meaningful way.
  2. Uplifting News – Links to uplifting, inspirational, feel good news stories.
  3. LifeHacks – Uncommon solutions to common problems.
  4. Frugal Living – Tips on saving time, money and more.
  5. Random Acts of Kindness – Give and get random acts of kindness.
  6. Advice – Get advice about anything BUT relationships.
  7. Productivity – Tips and tricks for being more productive.
  8. Get Motivated! – Get up and do what you know you need to do.
  9. Social Skills – Get em if you need em.
  10. 99uVideos – Discuss insights into making ideas happen.

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Technology Subreddits

004

  1. Technology – Yes, it’s the mother of all technology subreddits.
  2. Gadgets – The latest and greatest (and vintage) gadgets.
  3. Programming – Discussion and news about computer programming.
  4. Amazing Technology – Cool robots, games and more cool robots.
  5. Apple – Everything Apple.
  6. Android – Everything Android.
  7. Automation – Discussions on automation, robotics, AI, etc.
  8. AskTechnology – Tech discussions. Ask questions and get answers.
  9. Netsec – Information security news.
  10. Geek – Geeky stuff, of course.

Subreddits for Learning Something New

003

  1. University of Reddit – Reddit’s version of Khan Academy. Learn stuff online.
  2. I Want To Learn – Want to learn something? Just ask!
  3. AskScience – Really interesting questions and scientific answers.
  4. AskHistorians – Questions and answers about history.
  5. How To – Informative and interesting how-tos, tutorials, guides, etc.
  6. Investigative Journalism – Exposés of popular culture, current affairs, or world news.
  7. Explain Like I’m Five (ELI5) – Friendly, simple and layman-accessible explanations.
  8. DIY – Learn how to do, build or fix it on your own (Do It Yourself).
  9. You Should Know (YSK) – Tips and tricks to help yourself improve.
  10. World News – Major news from around the world (minus US politics, etc.).

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The Top 50 Bitcoin Resources & Tools http://dailytekk.com/2014/02/18/the-top-50-bitcoin-resources-tools/ http://dailytekk.com/2014/02/18/the-top-50-bitcoin-resources-tools/#comments Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:59:01 +0000 http://dailytekk.com/?p=10846 bitcoins

This is #2050charity post #2.

Unless you’ve had your head under a pillow for the last couple of years you’ve likely run across the term Bitcoin—a lot. In case you are unsure Bitcoin is all about, let me provide you with a definition from Investopedia which calls it, “A digital or virtual currency that uses peer-to-peer technology to facilitate instant payments. Bitcoin is a type of alternative currency known as a cryptocurrency, which uses cryptography for security, making it difficult to counterfeit.” Whether you are just learning about Bitcoin for the first time or are Satoshi Nakamoto himself, you’ll find plenty of interesting resources to explore here. From explanations to mining tools to wallets to exchanges—it’s all here. Let me know what I missed and what your favorites are!

Today’s Featured Charity (What’s This?)

Today’s featured organization is the American Red Cross which provides compassionate care to those in need—especially when disaster strikes. It’s being featured as part of DailyTekk’s #2050charity event where—for twenty days straight—we’re publishing a new top fifty post featuring cool and useful tech and Internet resources in an effort to raise awareness for awesome charities. Click here to learn more.

americanredcross

Bitcoin For Beginners

bitcoins.com

  1. Bitcoins.com – A simple, concise and well-designed guide to the world of Bitcoin.
  2. Bitcoin: What Is It? – Khan Academy course.
  3. Cryptocoins – Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin news and analysis (with a nice design).
  4. Coindesk – Bitcoin news, prices, charts, guides and analysis.
  5. We Use Coins – Your portal to the world of Bitcoin (great for starters).
  6. The Bitcoin Wiki – For all your Bitcoin needs.
  7. r/bitcoin – The Bitcoin subreddit.
  8. How Do You Buy Bitcoins? – The easy and free guide to buying Bitcoins.
  9. How Bitcoins Are Mined And Used – Article by BusinessInsider.
  10. Bitcoin – The Libertarian Introduction – Article by Erik Voorhees.

Use Bitcoins

coinbase

  1. Coinbase – An digital wallet for securely using and accept Bitcoin currency.
  2. Bits – Bringing Bitcoin to the masses. Payments anytime, anywhere by anyone.
  3. Gliph – The easiest way to send Bitcoin.
  4. BitPay – Accept BitCoin in every country with no chargebacks.
  5. CoinJar - Your Bitcoin wallet on the go.
  6. BitWall – Micropayments for digital publishers.
  7. KryptoKit – In-browser Bitcoin wallet (works with Google Chrome).
  8. Safello – A safe way to buy, sell and store Bitcoins.
  9. Robocoin – The world’s first Bitcoin ATM.
  10. Bitmonet – Accept Bitcoin to get paid for your blog posts.

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Trade/Sell Bitcoins

coinsettr

  1. Coinsetter – NYC-based Bitcoin trade platform.
  2. CEX.io – Bitcoin commodity exchange. Trade mining facilities based on supply/demand.
  3. Bitstamp – Send Bitcoins directly to anyone with no middlemen.
  4. Coinfloor – Trade Bitcoins with confidence.
  5. BTC-E – Cryptocurrency exchange (also accepts Namecoin, Litecoin, etc.).
  6. LocalBitcoins – Buy and sell Bitcoins near you.
  7. Cryptsy – Buy/sell and earn points.
  8. Bitcoin Investment Trust – Private trust invested exclusively in Bitcoin.
  9. CoinMKT – Buy, sell and invest in cryptocurrencies with USD.
  10. CoinRnr – Buy and sell Bitcoins faster.

Pushing Bitcoin Forward

bitcoinfoundation

  1. Bitcoin Foundation – Standardizes, protects and promotes the use of Bitcoin.
  2. Stanford Bitcoin Group – Research into Bitcoin theory and applications.
  3. The Genesis Block – Digital currency data and analysis.
  4. Bitcoin Magazine – Bitcoin and cryptocurrency news and discussion.
  5. Circle – Developing secure, simple, and less costly technology for storing digital money.
  6. Buttercoin – The easy way to launch a Bitcoin trading platform.
  7. BitAngels – Angel investors interested in disrupting industries via Bitcoin technologies.
  8. Bitcoin.org – Dedicated to helping Bitcoin develop in a stable way.
  9. CoinLab – Bitcoin business incubator.
  10. Boost – A startup accelerator with a Bitcoin focus.

Other Noteworthy Bitcoin Stuff

blockchain

  1. BlockChain – Bitcoin block explorer.
  2. PubNub Bitcoin Solution Kit – Developers can quickly and easily deliver real-time Bitcoin info.
  3. BubbleCoin – Bitcoin news, culture, events and more.
  4. ZeroBlock – Realtime Bitcoin market data (mobile app).
  5. Overstock.com – Purchase thousands of items using Bitcoin.
  6. Hashfast – Bitcoin mining hardware.
  7. Beatcoin – A jukebox running on Bitcoin.
  8. Netagio – Safe and reputable Bitcoin storage (European).
  9. Revel Systems – A POS system that accepts Bitcoin payments.
  10. Bitcoin Monitor – Visualizes changes on the Bitcoin network.

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The Top 50 Ways To Share, Print And Organize Your Photos http://dailytekk.com/2014/02/17/the-top-50-ways-to-share-print-and-organize-your-photos/ http://dailytekk.com/2014/02/17/the-top-50-ways-to-share-print-and-organize-your-photos/#comments Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:19:02 +0000 http://dailytekk.com/?p=10796 mosaic

This is #2050charity post #1.

Think about this for a moment… if we didn’t have cameras on our phones, how would we get through the day? There are already plenty of ways to share photos (now there’s an understatement if I’ve ever typed one). There’s the obvious choices like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Flickr—and then there’s the ever-growing array of new apps and services striving to grab a piece of our camera rolls. Here I’ve gathered a list of what I consider the 50 best photo sharing, printing and organizing resources you probably (hopefully) haven’t heard of before. Without a doubt, there’s plenty of new photo tools to discover below.

Today’s Featured Charity (What’s This?)

Today’s featured organization is charity: water which brings clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. It’s being featured as part of DailyTekk’s #2050charity event where—for twenty days straight—we’re publishing a new top fifty post featuring cool and useful tech and Internet resources in an effort to raise awareness for awesome charities. Click here to learn more.

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Must-See Photo Tools

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  1. Albumatic – Beautiful, shareable photo albums for any theme or occasion.
  2. EyeEm – Take and discover beautiful photos.
  3. Ember – Collect and curate images that inspire you and sync across all Apple devices.
  4. We Heart It – Discover inspiration and beautiful images every day (the new Pinterest).
  5. Snippit – Share photos with short music clips. Pure awesome.
  6. Everlapse – Share life frame by frame. Flipbooks, time-lapses and more.
  7. Memorability – Create narrated photo books for your iPad to share.
  8. Ding-Dong – One-tap to send a photo with your location to your friends.
  9. FrontBack – You and what you see (front + back camera captures in one pic).
  10. Tracks – Discover and share experiences and interests via group photo albums.

Photo Sharing

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  1. Memoir – Collect, relive and share your memories (at the right moments).
  2. Context – Simple, fun photo texting. Share how you feel and where you are.
  3. Wink – Everything you love about Instagram and Snapchat in one place.
  4. SmugMug – Create stunning photo-sharing websites.
  5. Kicksend – Share photo albums privately with a tap or order prints in seconds.
  6. Cluster – Private photo sharing with friends.
  7. WireOver – Send secure, encrypted large files (like photos). NSA-proof? You tell me.
  8. Shots – Create a selfie picture diary on your phone (yes, it’s backed by Beiber).
  9. Pumpic – Auto-backup all your photos with free unlimited space and share with friends.
  10. Tadaa – Photo sharing network for photographers (you own the copyright to your photos).

Photo Prints & Books

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  1. Printstagram – Print your Instagram photos.
  2. PastBook – Relive memories with collaborative photo albums and printed books.
  3. MixBook – Photo books, photo cards and calendars.
  4. Moments – Digital snaps worth printing (same-day photo book pickup at Walgreens).
  5. Pixeli.st – Handmade oil paintings from your favorite Instagrams and photos.
  6. Mosaic – Create a stunning photo book from your phone in a snap.
  7. Flag – Free (ad-supported) photo printing.
  8. Keepsy – Easy photo books and calendars.
  9. Printzel – Turn your digital creations into photo books from within your favorite apps.
  10. Polaroid Socialmatic Camera — Instantly print photos and/or share them via social media.

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Photo Organization & Storage

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  1. Loom – Hold every photo you have ever taken—what iCloud should’ve been.
  2. Unbound for Mac – A faster, simpler photo manager.
  3. Photoful – Gesture-based photo organization for iPad and iPhone.
  4. StreamNation – Store and stream all your media.
  5. Memloom – Turns your photos and videos into stories that will never get lost.
  6. Tapastreet – Image tracking app. Organize photos that matter to you.
  7. Pixa – Organize your photos the easy way.
  8. Keepsafe – Lock photos and videos on your phone.
  9. PhotoScope – Browse your Aperture or iPhoto library from your iPad or iPhone.
  10. MyPhotostream – Access your photo stream with ease.

Photos + Fun

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  1. Pictorious! – A free, mobile, picture-sharing game that creates fun, social interactions.
  2. Repix – Remix your photos before you share them.
  3. Glassnost – Share Google Glass photos and videos.
  4. Story – Turn the photos on your phone into stories you can personalize, save and share.
  5. Rando – Give, receive and collect unique photos from random people.
  6. Dubble – The first app that creates random photo mixes (multiple people create one image).
  7. Days – Automatically document what your camera sees each day.
  8. Fuzel – A fun and powerful way to make photo and animated collages on your phone.
  9. Appysnap – A game where friends complete challenges by sharing photos.
  10. Halftone 2 – Turn your photos into comics.
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100 More Ways to Discover and Enjoy Music http://dailytekk.com/2013/12/10/discover-music/ http://dailytekk.com/2013/12/10/discover-music/#comments Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:58:48 +0000 http://dailytekk.com/?p=10535 music

With over 600k social shares, the original 100 Ways to Discover and Enjoy Music post easily became DailyTekk’s most popular article—ever. Now, around a year and a half later, we’re bringing you a follow-up post: this is part 2. The original post contained some incredible music resources, many of which you are familiar with (Spotify, Pandora, Shazam, etc.). This go around, I’ll bet that 99% of the services here you haven’t yet heard of… meaning you’re going to love digging into this post (Twitter #music is probably the notable exception). Have fun—and be sure to let me know what I missed in the comments below.

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Discover

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  1. #Music – Unearth popular and emerging music on Twitter.
  2. Playground.fm – Listen to handmade playlists created by music lovers.
  3. Set.fm – Discover amazing live recordings.
  4. Preamp – Discover live music in your city.
  5. Music Impacts – Music discovery based on deep personal impact, not popularity.
  6. Soundwave – Discover music your friends are listening to.
  7. Discovr – Discover and share the music you love on your iPhone.
  8. Torch Music – Customized recommendations based on listening history.
  9. BAMM.TV – Find emerging artists.
  10. Beastmode.fm – Random music to make you happy.

Play

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  1. Songdrop – Play music from anywhere. Collect and share.
  2. Bop.fm – Play any song. Use any music service. Share with any friend.
  3. Omny – Your personal radio. Mix your radio, music, news and more.
  4. Rara – Ad-free music on all your devices.
  5. iTunes Radio – Create stations and stream on all your devices.
  6. Xbox Music Pass – Unlimited music wherever you go.
  7. Tunebox – Music player for Dropbox.
  8. Radical.FM – Streaming music programmed by hand, not engineers.
  9. Jango – Free music—Internet radio that plays what you want.
  10. Magnatune – Listen to a unique collection of music.

Share

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  1. Rithm – Send songs to your friends.
  2. Mindie – Share life through music video (in seconds).
  3. Listn – Listen to your friends music for free.
  4. Tinysong – Perfect for tweetin’ songs.
  5. Cumulus.fm – Collect and share your music discoveries.
  6. Bloom.fm – Borrow whatever music you want (UK, for now).
  7. TwitMusic – Share music, concerts, photos and videos.
  8. MyStream – Share your music, not your headphones.
  9. TastemakerX – Become a music tastemaker.
  10. Fair Share Music – “You download, we donate.”

Just Plain Cool…

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  1. Ambify – Turn music into light.
  2. Lisnr – Discover more from your audio. Unlock extra content.
  3. Musigram – Say it with music.
  4. Groove – Rediscover and reconnect with your music.
  5. Seenth.is – The latest news in music you don’t want to miss.
  6. whyd – A social network for music lovers (invite needed).
  7. BioBeats – Generate music from your heartbeat. Merging entertainment + health.
  8. Focus@Will – Listen to neuroscience based music channels while you work.
  9. MOX – MTV for 2013. A programmed video feed.
  10. MyMusic – Create music magazines. Supercharge your playlists.

Social

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  1. Wavo – Find free music with friends.
  2. Playlists.net – Share and explore Spotify playlists.
  3. Swarm.fm – Find great music through people you trust and artists you love.
  4. Tastebuds – Meet people through music.
  5. Rockbot – Lets users pick the music playing at restaurants.
  6. PingTune – A music messaging app for sharing tunes with friends.
  7. EQuala – Rely on your friends music to be the best radio station.
  8. Soundtracker – Geosocial internet radio.
  9. Moosify – Find your “soundmate” now. A music social network.
  10. Playmysong – Take control of the music around you.

Live / Concerts

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  1. Turntable Live – Enjoy an incredible interactive live experience.
  2. Qello – Brings the concert to you wherever you are.
  3. Timbre – A simple app for finding live music.
  4. Evergig – Watch your favorite concerts captured by friends.
  5. Jukely – Concerts with friends.
  6. Applauze – Tickets to everything.
  7. Concert Window – Watch live concerts from your couch.
  8. Sofar Sounds – Curates secret, intimate gigs in living rooms around the world.
  9. Festicket – Find your perfect festival.
  10. Stageit – A frontrow seat to a backstage experience.

iPhone Music Apps

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  1. musiXmatch – The world’s largest lyrics catalog.
  2. Keezy – Colorful and fun music-making app.
  3. Jamn – The musician’s multi-tool.
  4. Mixcloud – Listen to inspiring DJs.
  5. WhoSampled – Discover amazing things about the music you love.
  6. Traktor DJ – Groundbreaking DJ software on the go.
  7. Figure – Synths? Check. Drums. Double-check. Start creating.
  8. Band of the Day – Unearth a new artist every day.
  9. Hypemachine – Discover the most talked-about music from around the world.
  10. Yap Music – Discover beats in a whole new way.

Just Fun

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  1. Capo 3 – Reverse engineer rock and roll (learn to play your favorite songs).
  2. Jamr – Choose videos to jam to.
  3. SoundBrush – Turn drawings into music.
  4. Tabber – An awesome way to learn to play guitar with LED lights.
  5. Artiphon – A musical instrument that combines the old and new.
  6. Rock Band Reloaded – Rock Band for your iPad.
  7. Coub – Create animations and add music soundtracks.
  8. Soundslice – Tabs have never been so fun.
  9. Song Quiz – Challenge you skills with thousands of songs.
  10. Groove Coaster – A groove filled roller coaster.

For Musicians

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  1. Splice – Enhances the creative process for musicians and producers.
  2. August – A home for artists.
  3. VibeDeck – Sell and share your music and merch online.
  4. Loopport – The sound supplier.
  5. BandPage – Your official artist profile. Engage millions of fans.
  6. Fandalism – Meet other musicians.
  7. Tracks.by – A great way to release new music and videos.
  8. Loudr – Pay what you want content platform.
  9. DistroKid – Unlimited uploads to iTunes and more. Keep 100% of your royalties.
  10. WatZatSong – Let the community name your songs.

Soundtracks

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  1. AudioJungle – Royalty free music and sound effects.
  2. Stereobot – Premium music for film, TV, advertising and interactive.
  3. Synkio – The right music for your project from a global music community.
  4. The License Lab – Handcrafted sonic inspiration.
  5. The Music Bed – Audio licensing for video, photography, film.
  6. Epidemic Sounds – Bring the drama.
  7. Getty Music – Original production music scores. Premium music tracks. Instant downloads.
  8. Audiodraft – Introducing crowdsourcing to audio production.
  9. YouLicense – Music marketplace.
  10. BeatPick – Music for your ideas.

Absolutely Don’t Miss

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  1. Tomahawk – An iTunes alternative.
  2. Kickstarter Music Projects – Find and fund new music.
  3. BalconyTV – Where local musicians find a global audience.
  4. Rabbl – Tell your bands where to play.
  5. Rushmore – Stay up-to-date with your favorite artists.
  6. Feed.fm – Add legal music feeds to your website or app.
  7. Beatcoin – A jukebox running on bitcoin.
  8. Gigit – Book live music faster, better and smarter.
  9. CueNotes – Social liner notes.
  10. Musicplayr – Play and share free music.

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The Year’s 100 Best iPhone Apps http://dailytekk.com/2013/12/02/best-iphone-apps/ http://dailytekk.com/2013/12/02/best-iphone-apps/#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:00:32 +0000 http://dailytekk.com/?p=10429 frontback-featured-app

Last week DailyTekk brought you The 100 Best iPad Accessories and the week before that our annual list of The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2014. This week we’re bringing you the best-of-the-best iPhone apps in the iOS ecosystem right now. I guess you could call these editor’s picks (the list is purely based on opinion). There are awesome iPhone apps that aren’t on this list as well, but by breaking the list into 20 categories, it left room for only 5 per section. All links go directly to the app store. Some of the apps are premium (paid) and some are free but all are very cool. Let me know what I might have missed in the comments.

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Apps That “Wow”

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  1. Heard – Capture the moments you might otherwise miss.
  2. Glympse – Temporarily share your location with people.
  3. Osito – Predictive intelligence to keep you one step ahead.
  4. Umano – Interesting articles read to you by real people.
  5. MagicPlan – Measures your rooms and draws your floorplan with pictures.

Must-Downloads

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  1. Launch Center Pro – Launch actions, not just apps.
  2. Evernote – Remember everything.
  3. Pocket – The place to put things you want to view later.
  4. MyPermissions – Find out who has access to your personal info.
  5. Zeebox – Your TV sidekick.

Messaging

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  1. WhatsApp – Simple, personal, real-time messenger.
  2. Snapchat – Disappearing photos and videos with captions.
  3. Facebook Messenger – Free texting from Facebook.
  4. GroupMe – A private chat room for your small group.
  5. Tango – Free video & voice calls, texts, photo sharing, games and more.

Video

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  1. Lightt – Brings your videos together seamlessly as a continuous movie.
  2. Magisto – Automatically edit videos (and photos) to share with friends.
  3. Vyclone – Friends, cameras, action.
  4. Viddy – Turn everyday moments into 30 second videos.
  5. JumpCam – A free and fun way to film videos together with your friends.

Photography

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  1. Landcam – Take full creative control of your photos.
  2. VSCO Cam – Separate focus and exposure controls and a variety of filters.
  3. Seene – Create shareable 3D photos that bring together image, depth, movement.
  4. Analog Camera – A very simple way to capture and process everyday moments.
  5. Over – Add designy text and artwork to your photos.

Music

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  1. Spotify – Access millions of songs.
  2. SoundCloud – Share your sounds and discover the sounds of others.
  3. Twitter #music – Find new music from around the world.
  4. Pandora – Listen to free music you’ll love.
  5. Songza – A curated music experience.

News

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  1. Digg – What the Internet is talking about right now.
  2. Flipboard – Read and collect the news you care about.
  3. Swell – News radio rebooted.
  4. Circa – Save time, stay informed.
  5. News360 – A personalized news reader.

Social Networking

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  1. Path – One-to-one and one-to-many private messaging and sharing.
  2. Vine – Create and share short, looping videos.
  3. Pinterest – Pin objects to your pinboards and explore the community.
  4. Happier – A fun social gratitude journal. Draw inspiration from a positive community.
  5. Nextdoor – Free, private social network for your neighborhood.

Lifestyle

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  1. Birchbox – Discover your next everything.
  2. Everest – Makes it easy to achieve your personal goals.
  3. 23snaps – Online baby book.
  4. JackThreads – Top mens’ contemporary and street fashion.
  5. Boxed Wholesale – Like Sam’s Club or Costco on your phone.

Productivity

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  1. Vesper – A simple note taking experience backed by John Gruber.
  2. Mailbox – Put email in it’s place.
  3. Any.do – Manage life in a simple, clever and fun way (to-do lists).
  4. Fantastical 2 – A calendar you’ll actually enjoy using.
  5. IFTTT – Simplify and automate tasks between apps.

Business

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  1. Boxer – Advanced mobile email.
  2. OmniFocus 2 – In depth task management.
  3. Soulver – Quicker than a spreadsheet, smarter than a traditional calculator.
  4. Scanner Pro – Turn your iPhone into a portable scanner.
  5. Expensify – Expense reports that don’t suck.

Food

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  1. Foodspotting - Share great dishes.
  2. Ness – Learns your taste and then finds new places you’ll love.
  3. Panna – Cookbook, trendy food magazine and food education in one place.
  4. Paprika – Delightfully simple recipe management for everyone.
  5. Where Chefs Eat – Restaurant recommendations from the world’s top chefs.

Deals & Rewards

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  1. RedLaser – Never overpay again—find the best prices for your favorite products.
  2. Shopkick – Gives you rewards simply for walking into stores.
  3. RetailMeNot – Score the savings you want with coupon codes.
  4. Gilt – Designer brands at insider prices.
  5. One Kings Lane – Daily sales on home decor items.

Shopping

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  1. Shopping by TheFind – Every store, every product and the best prices.
  2. Slice – Automatically tracks your shipments, price drops and recalls.
  3. Cartwheel – Save on things you already buy at Target.
  4. Consumr – Instantly browse millions of product ratings and reviews.
  5. AnyList – Create and share grocery shopping lists and recipes.

Travel

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  1. Airbnb – Vacation rentals, homes, apartments and rooms for rent.
  2. LoungeBuddy – Find your airport oasis.
  3. Hotel Tonight – Book a hotel tonight.
  4. Tripit – Organize your travel plans in one place, automatically.
  5. Stacks – A modern, gesture-based currency converter.

Health & Fitness

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  1. Moves – Automatically records your activities.
  2. Fitness Buddy – 1700+ unique exercises at your disposal.
  3. RunKeeper – Get and stay fit.
  4. Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock – An intelligent alarm clock that analyzes when you sleep.
  5. WebMD – On-demand healthy living information.

Utilities

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  1. Dashlane – Password manager and digital wallet (1Password alternative).
  2. Scan – The fastest, most user-friendly QR reader and barcode scanner.
  3. Lookout – Protect your phone against data loss, theft and other threats.
  4. i-Ruler – Measure length in cm or inches using your iPhone.
  5. Magnifying Glass with Light – Magnify small or dimly lit text (like a menu).

Weather

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  1. Partly Cloudy – For fans of data visualization.
  2. Dark Sky – Learn up to an hour in advance whether it will rain or snow.
  3. Three – Along with the temperature, lists three items you shouldn’t leave the house without.
  4. Mizzle – Simple, clean and beautiful weather.
  5. Weathercube – No buttons. Just swipe and pinch your way through the weather.

Games

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  1. Draw Something – A social drawing and guessing game.
  2. Angry Birds Star Wars 2 – Angry birds + Star Wars. What can I say?
  3. Words With Friends – Word-building puzzle game that pits you against for friends.
  4. Tiny Wings – A simple arcade game with a killer soundtrack.
  5. Blitz Brigade – Ultimate multiplayer FPS showdown.

Absolutely Don’t Miss

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  1. Frontback – Camera app that capture you and what you see.
  2. BillGuard – Save money and track your spending.
  3. Thunderspace – Unwind in a thunderstorm.
  4. Mynd – The calendar app with a brain.
  5. Word Lens – See the world in your languages. Printed sign translation.
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The 100 Best iPad Accessories http://dailytekk.com/2013/11/25/the-100-best-ipad-accessories/ http://dailytekk.com/2013/11/25/the-100-best-ipad-accessories/#comments Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:00:24 +0000 http://dailytekk.com/?p=10293 100bestipadaccessories1

Prepare to supercharge your Apple iPad with the best and coolest accessories around including iPad cases, stands,  styluses, speakers and docks. I’ve done all of the hard work researching the most stylish, unique and useful enhancements on the market. Is this list perfect? Nope. But it is incredibly comprehensive. Whether you own an iPad Air, an iPad Mini or a previous model, you’ll find plenty to love here. Likewise, when the iPad 6 launches, it’s a safe bet that these manufacturers will have updated items for the latest model. If you’re looking for the perfect gift idea for an iPad owner, you’ve come to the right place. If I missed anything good let me know!

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App-Enabled iPad Accessories

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  1. Nest Thermostat – Smart thermostat manages your homes energy. Control it from anywhere.
  2. Philips Hue Connected Bulb – Create your own personal wireless lighting environment.
  3. Belkin WeMo Light Switch – Allows you to turn on/off lights from anywhere.
  4. Dropcam – WiFi video monitoring with cloud recording.
  5. GoPro HERO3+ – The GoPro app lets you control your camera and see a live preview.
  6. iSmartAlarm – Home security system.
  7. Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 – An app-controllable drone that can capture 720p HD video.
  8. Netatmo Urban Weather Station – Personal weather station with air quality sensors.
  9. hipKey – Keep an eye on your valuables.
  10. Koubachi WiFi Plant Sensor – Get plant vitality alerts and care advice at the right time.

Fun iPad Accessories

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  1. Sphero – Smart robotic gaming system.
  2. Kolos iPad Gaming Wheel – The easiest way to control an iPad racing game.
  3. Dice+ – Universal board game controller.
  4. Anki Drive – AI robotics racing game.
  5. 94Fifty Basketball – The first smart sensor basketball.
  6. Classic Match Foosball – Turn your iPad into a multiplayer foosball table.
  7. Joystick It – Arcade stick for iPad.
  8. Silverlit Cars – Interactive Bluetooth-enabled remote control cars.
  9. 3BaysGSA Pro – The world’s lightest golf-swing analyzer.
  10. iTar – Fun and powerful iPad virtual guitar.

iPad Cases

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  1. BookBook Travel Journal – The new briefcase for iPad.
  2. Hard Graft Tilt – Handmade in Italy. Premium wool outer, leather inner.
  3. Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio – Very thin and light keyboard case.
  4. Don’t Panic – A simple, awesome iPad case and stand.
  5. FineGrain – Very unique and handy aluminum, wood and leather iPad case.
  6. Belkin QODE – Ultimate keyboard case made of thin, light aluminum alloy.
  7. ClamCase Pro – Keyboard case that makes your iPad look a bit like a Mac.
  8. Speck StyleFolio – Sleek and stylish protection with an adjustable stand.
  9. Targus Versavu – Find the perfect viewing or typing angle.
  10. Miniot Cover – Cover your iPad in beautiful wood.

iPad Sleeves

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  1. DODOcase Durables – Handcrafted waxed canvas exterior, colorful cotton twill interior.
  2. Courier iPad Envelope – Water-repellent wool. Natural leather cap. Room for iPhone.
  3. Rollback Keyboard Sleeve – A sleeve that’s a bit more useful than most.
  4. Mujjo iPad Sleeve – Simple closure. High quality, sustainable materials.
  5. Landmarks and Lions Quantum – Premium, handmade leather and canvass sleeve.
  6. Rickshaw iPad Sleeve – Simple, snug and customizable. Made in San Francisco.
  7. RibCage iPad Sleeve – Ultra-tough reinforced protective sleeve.
  8. O’Hare iPad Sleeve – Original style and minimalistic design.
  9. Handmade Leather Monogrammed Sleeve – Made to order with your initials.
  10. Foof – A soft sleeve available in multiple patterns.

iPad Stands

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  1. Magnus – Magnetic iPad stand for a high-end look.
  2. BookArc – Heavy gauge steel with a soft silicone insert.
  3. PegandAwl Easel – Wooden iPad wall mount.
  4. FLOTE – Hands-free desk or floor stand.
  5. Papercrafts – Cardboard iPad stand. Don’t let you stand outlast your device.
  6. Just Mobile UpStand – A high-style iPad stand that works perfect on a desk.
  7. HoverBar – Turns the iPad into your Mac’s wingman.
  8. V-Luxe – Unique, wooden and somewhat retro.
  9. Z3 Tablet Stand – Portable with fully-adjustable height and tilt.
  10. Facet – Magnetic pyramid stand.

iPad Styli

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  1. Pencil – Advanced technology and beautiful design. Erase, blend, palm rejection.
  2. Adonit Jot Script – Fine point stylus.
  3. Cosmonaut – Wide-grid iPad stylus.
  4. Wacom Bamboo Stylus Duo – Enjoy the best of both worlds: a stylus and a pen in one.
  5. iPen 2 – Pressure sensitive ballpoint pen-like writing experience.
  6. AluPen – A chunky aluminum stylus.
  7. Maglus – Magnetically attaches to your Apple cover/case. Includes multiple tips.
  8. Flaxus – A convenient stylus you can wear on your wrist.
  9. Sensu – A paintbrush for your iPad.
  10. Disney Creativity Stylus – Teaches kids how to draw.

iPad Speakers

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  1. Bose SoundTouch – It’s WiFi and it sounds AMAZING. (Bose has sponsored DailyTekk before).
  2. Belkin Thunderstorm – Handheld home theater.
  3. iPad Gramaphone – Thomas Edison-style. No electricity. Pure physics.
  4. Libratone LOOP – Colorful speaker that looks good hanging on the wall.
  5. Marshall Stanmore – It’s a Marshall, what can I say?
  6. ORA – Immersive 8-speaker frame-like sound system.
  7. BeoPlay A8 – Makes your music look and sound good.
  8. Logitech UE Air Speaker – Subtle curves and a unique piano black finish.
  9. Zooka – Wireless speaker that fits on your iPad.
  10. Jukebox iPad Dock – Turn your iPad into a old-timey jukebox.

iPad Docks

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  1. Driftwood – Unique docks crafted from Maine beach wood.
  2. Quirky Converge – Looks + utility. Charge two Apple devices at once.
  3. HiRise for iPad Mini – Adjustable cable height works with most cases.
  4. MCDOCKL – A stylish dock that brings back memories of Mac’s past.
  5. Mocet Communicator – HD VoiP phone dock.
  6. Kanex Sydnee – Charge 4 iPads (or iPhone) at once.
  7. PowerSync Tray – Charge multiple (10) iPads at once.
  8. Strut Launchport – Sleek and stylish charging system.
  9. Griffin PowerDock Dual – Charge an iPhone and an iPad at the same time.
  10. Belkin Express Dock – A minimalist charging and syncing experience.

Crowdfunded iPad Accessories

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  1. Structure Sensor – The first 3D sensor for mobile devices.
  2. Tile – Small and sleek, yet the world’s largest lost and found.
  3. MOS – Magnetic cable organization system.
  4. Amplifiear – Clip-on sound projector.
  5. mPrinter – A small analog printer for a digital world.
  6. Thermodo – A tiny device that measures temperature anywhere.
  7. Miselu – A physical musical keyboard for your iPad.
  8. Auris – Wirelessly control all your music via a speaker dock.
  9. ChargeLight – The dockable portable battery pack and flashlight.
  10. Hone – Never lose your keys again.

Uniquely Useful iPad Accessories

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  1. Touchfire Screentop Keyboard – A lightweight, clear keyboard that overlays your screen.
  2. Bluelounge Kicks – Protect your iPad without hiding it’s beauty.
  3. FridgePad – Magnetic iPad mount (can stick to your refrigerator).
  4. Strotter Platforma – Hands-free messenger bag.
  5. Eastern Collective Cables – Stylish woven charging cables.
  6. iLuv Step Folio – A super-easy way to bring your iPad witih you.
  7. Leather iPad Handle – Perfect for presentations.
  8. Recoil Winders – Cord organizer.
  9. iConvert Scanner – An easy way to scan documents as JPEGS.
  10. Acrylic Mounts – Similar to what you have seen at an Apple store.

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The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2014 http://dailytekk.com/2013/11/18/the-100-best-most-interesting-blogs-and-websites-of-2014-2/ http://dailytekk.com/2013/11/18/the-100-best-most-interesting-blogs-and-websites-of-2014-2/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:00:43 +0000 http://dailytekk.com/?p=10060 100bmibw2014new

Welcome to the most awesome blog post you’re going to see all year. Yep, it’s the third installment in the super-popular annual series in which I document the sites I think you’ll want to spend a lot of time on in the coming year (below you’ll find a few highlights from recent years in case you missed out). I have one major rule: a site can only appear on this list once, so there are never any duplicates. Every year this list is 100% fresh. Every list also takes on a life of it’s own. The categories change, but the grading criteria remains the same: I look at design, content and that creative “x-factor” that sets a site apart from the pack. I hope at least 95% of these sites are new to you. There are a couple that I simply couldn’t believe I hadn’t included before. You’ll know which ones when you see them. Putting together this list each year is a lot of (fun) work that literally takes many months. As I run into interesting blogs and websites I save them in an Evernote file, slowly begin categorizing them, weed out sites that don’t belong, etc. Disclaimer: if you find something you don’t like in one (or more) of the sites below, sorry, but I’m simply not able to vet every piece of content produced by 100 sites. I’ve tried my best to keep this list in the category of safe to view at work. Finally, as you spend some time on this site it is my hope that you will come to view DailyTekk as one of your favorite sites as well. I work hard to publish fresh technology finds (hardware and software), interesting opinions, reviews, roundups and more. If that sounds interesting to you, please take a moment to add DailyTekk to your Flipboard or Digg Reader account, subscribe to email updates or follow on Twitter. Enjoy, and I’ll see you next year!

A Few Highlights From The Past…

2013 Favorites – View Entire List

  1. Visual News – The cure for eyeball boredom.
  2. Matter – Crafts award-winning journalism about science, tech, ideas.
  3. Flavorwire – Cultural events, art, books, music, world news.
  4. Trendland – Design, fashion, art, photography.
  5. WhoWhatWhy – “We don’t cover the news—we uncover the truth.”

2012 Favorites – View Entire List

  1. Uncrate – The digital magazine for guys who love stuff.
  2. My Modern Met – Beautiful photography, incredible art, clever design.
  3. TwistedSifter – Photos that educate, entertain, and inspire each and every day.
  4. The Selby – Photos, paintings and videos of interesting people in creative spaces.
  5. The Burning House – If your house were burning, what would you take with you?

Must Reads

  1. Medium – Read the best stories based on your interests (founded by Twitter co-founder).
  2. svbtle – A new kind of magazine. Thoughts. Stories. Ideas.
  3. The Daily Dot – Your Internet. Your Internet news.
  4. The Connectivist – How entertainment, technology, and consumer experience intersect.
  5. Nautil.us – Weaving science, culture and philosophy into a single narrative each week.
  6. Narratively – Local stories, rambunctiously told.
  7. bltd (Better Living Through Design) – Design guide to home and style.
  8. The Kernel – Tech, media and politics for inquiring minds.
  9. War Is Boring – Exploring how and why we fight.
  10. MediaREDEF – A curated interest mix of media+tech+pop content.

For When You’re Bored

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  1. Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee – Jerry Seinfeld pals around with some of his friends.
  2. Grouchy Rabbit – Information for successful living.
  3. Fox in the Pine – Catherine shares photos of her life and inspiration from others.
  4. 2leep – Interesting links.
  5. Wonder How To – Wonderland for your inner nerd.
  6. Attack of the Cute – A collection of cute stuff.
  7. Honest Slogans – What people really think about brands.
  8. Slow Robot – Share images and videos you enjoy with like-minded people.
  9. Vat19 – Unique… stuff (to buy).
  10. This Is Why I’m Broke – The Internet’s mall.

Design, Art, Photography

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  1. Serifs & Sans – Minimalism, modernism and typography.
  2. but does it float – Awesome collections of interesting art, design and photography.
  3. Stylepark – Design, architecture and designers.
  4. Shutterbean – Food, photography and pretty things.
  5. Art21 – Engaging contemporary art. Inspiring creative thinking (PBS).
  6. Design Work Life – Cataloging design inspiration daily. From the team at Seamless Creative.
  7. 70 Degrees West – Nature and travel photography.
  8. PictureCorrect – Photography tips and techniques.
  9. Design Dautore – An Italian design and trends online magazine.
  10. Light Stalking – A site about beautiful photography.

Lifestyle

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  1. Greatist – Health and fitness news, tips, recipes and exercises.
  2. NYLON Guys – Not for girls.
  3. Maskcara – A makeup artist and lover of all beautiful things.
  4. The Nest – The Web’s round-the-clock spot for hip and harried married gals.
  5. The Minimalists – 2 guys write about living a meaningful life with less stuff.
  6. Where Cool Things Happen – Travel and lifestyle inspiration.
  7. Londonist – Everything interesting that’s happening in London.
  8. Bake at 350 – Bridget is just a girl who loves cookies…
  9. Tend – Fresh advice on kids, family fun, kitchen and home.
  10. xoJane – Where women go.

That’s Just Cool…

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  1. Outgrow.me – The marketplace for successfully crowdfunded products.
  2. You Had One Job! – Gathering all the careless mistakes in one place (photos).
  3. Scouting NY – See New York through the eyes of a movie location scout.
  4. Betabrand – You want, they make. Prototypes are turned into fashionable products.
  5. Funofart – Lots of fun photography broken down into many categories.
  6. Coffitivity – Sounds that increase your creativity.
  7. Luxury Launches – Expensive, opulent, extravagant.
  8. The Good Men Project – For guys who aren’t mindless, sex-obsessed buffoons.
  9. Adventure Journal – Online magazine dedicated to outdoor adventure in all it’s forms.
  10. Collectors Weekly – Best of antiques, vintage, collecting.

Learn Something

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  1. DIY – Get skills. Be awesome.
  2. Urban Observatory – Observe the “living fabric” of different large cities visually.
  3. Today I Found Out – Learn interesting facts everyday.
  4. Curious.com – Learn, teach and share online lessons.
  5. My First Job – Top-notch executives talk about what they learned from their first job.
  6. Sick Science! – Easy, hands-on science experiments you can do at home.
  7. ChartGirl – For things best explained with charts.
  8. The Billfold – Everything you wanted to learn about money but were too polite to ask.
  9. Learn Vest Must Reads – Non-boring money tips and advice.
  10. Forvo – All the words in the world. Pronounced.

Current Events

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  1. NowThis News – The news in your pocket.
  2. Nieman Journalism Lab – Publishing the future of journalism (Harvard).
  3. Business Insider – Tech, finance, media and other verticals under one roof.
  4. ProPublica – Journalism in the public interest.
  5. Worldcrunch – Selecting, translating and editing content from top foreign outlets.
  6. The Epoch Times – Uncensored news that values freedom of the press and humanity.
  7. On The Media (OTM) – Tackles sticky issues with a frankness and transparency (NPR).
  8. CoinDesk – The voice of digital currency (Bitcoin news, prices, charts).
  9. Talking Points Memo (TPM) – A digitally native political publication.
  10. The World Economic Forum – Improving the state of the world by engaging leaders.

Culture & Trends

reddit

  1. Reddit – A website about everything. Powered by community, democracy and you.
  2. HyperAllergic – Playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture.
  3. The Airship – Surveying literature, arts and culture.
  4. The Inquisitr – The latest stories to hit the web in entertainment, tech, news and more.
  5. HyperVocal – Purveyors of the vital and viral. Your Internet sherpas.
  6. The A.V. Club – Pop-culture news, interviews and features.
  7. The Daily What – Trending Internet culture (Cheezburger).
  8. Videogum – TV, movies and viral videos.
  9. Artlog – Everything you need to know in culture this week.
  10. Modern Mechanix – Yesterday’s tomorrow, today. Classic stuff.

Technology

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  1. Daring Fireball – John Gruber talks Apple (and people pay attention).
  2. Pocket-lint – Gadget news and reviews.
  3. TechHive – Products you’ll love and how to get the most out of them.
  4. Techdirt – Insight and analysis on technology, government policy, legal issues and more.
  5. GeekWire – Dispatches from the digital frontier.
  6. The Wirecutter – The best technology to buy as determined by research and testing.
  7. Gadget Review – Lifestyle gadget site.
  8. BGR (Boy Genius Report) – Mobile and tech news, reviews, opinions, insights.
  9. AnandTech – A deeper dive into tech down to the component level.
  10. OSNews – Exploring the future of computing.

Absolutely Don’t Miss

5secondfilms

  1. 5-Second Films – A new film every weekday.
  2. Mediabistro – News and more for media professionals.
  3. Conference Bites – Big ideas for short attention spans.
  4. Abandoned America – Forgotten places and spaces around America.
  5. Roadtrippers – Discover your America.
  6. Digiday – Digital media, advertising and marketing.
  7. Splitsider – A website about comedy and the people who create it.
  8. The Oatmeal – Comics, quizzes and more.
  9. Largehearted Boy Book Notes – Authors discuss the music they had on while writing books.
  10. Not Always Right – Are customers always right? These stories say otherwise…
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