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Apollo Muse RSS App
If there's a single, surefire way to impress dinner party friends, it's by being on the very cutting edge of culture. The newly launched Apollo Muse app is making that easy by putting the most authoritative digital art and design publications right...
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Do You Know Where Your Photos Are?
Since our interview with Lyve founder Tim Bucher about the current state—and future—of photo management, we've been increasingly fascinated by the concept. From the hundreds of images on your phone, to those sitting in an unmarked folder on your...
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Unstuck Tip Cards
In 2011, Cool Hunting covered the launch of Unstuck, a groundbreaking iPad app that strategically leads users through times of creative blockage and decision-making struggles. Using a simple step-by-step diagnostic survey, Unstuck figures out exactly...
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Art Basel with PHHHOTO
We've long been fans of motion-capturing social photo booth PHHHOTO from our friends at HYPERHYPER, and even had the pleasure of playing with it at CH HQ before its official release in early 2013. Though their looped-motion image-creating booth is...
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Smartphone Light Meter
This light meter plugs directly into your iPhone, bringing a new world of possibility to the professional photographer. Boasting highly accurate readings, Lumu also connects to a companion app that gives ideal parameters for your photos so you can...
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VSCO Cam 4.0 for iOS8
With a consistently growing user base, easy to use functionality and a hashtag that's everywhere, VSCO has been the photo editing app of choice for a while now. But with their latest update, launched today, new features take the brand in a broader...
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Photographer Kenneth Willardt: The Beauty Book
Back in 2003, photographer Kenneth Willardt purchased a corner building in the far west of NYC's Chelsea neighborhood, a hub for the arts and creative industries. Over 10 years later, the space still functions as both his 558 Gallery and a personal...
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Organize Your Office with Evernote's Pfeiffer Collection
Since its inception in 2008, Evernote has become one of the most popular and highest rated digital organizing tools available. Designed to allow users to arrange notes (which could take the form of text, photograph, voice memo or hyperlink) in a...
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ASSEMBLE XII: A Sonic Experiment at the Ace Hotel
It's CMJ week in NYC, meaning the streets are flooded with thousands of artists vying for attention. In a festival that offers more music than anyone can possibly endure, avant-garde performance experiment ASSEMBLE puts on a sonic experience like...
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Send Doodles with Inkboard App
App extensions, Apple's newest feature on iOS 8, have opened up the floodgates for third-party keyboard apps (many of which have been available for some time on Android phones). While the recently launched Inkboard doesn't promise to save milliseconds...
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The California Sunday Magazine
By the time Pop-Up Magazine brought their live-performance "literary magazine" to NYC in collaboration with ESPN, they were already four "issues" into a cultural phenomenon anchored in the Bay Area. An issue of Pop-Up happens to be a night of art...
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Panoramic Sound Recording with Boom Boom
by Laura Feinstein There are many ways to spin a good yarn. At this year’s Future of Storytelling Summit (FoST), a yearly meeting of the cross-disciplinary minds spanning tech, design, experiential and innovation, founder Charlie Melcher (of Melcher...
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Speed Dating Hamburg's Start-Up Community
Trailers line a side street in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg. Sitting inside each are representatives from emerging companies in the city's start-up scene, ready to present to investors and journalists alike for a quick five minutes. This is...
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REMIX Summit NYC: Sree Sreenivasan of The Met
The worlds of technology, culture and entrepreneurship have never been more connected. Success in any of the aforementioned disciplines requires not just a significant knowledge but a reverence for a diverse range of topics that were once thought...
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London's Best Cocktail Bars App
Discovery-based apps aren't just for tourists. Case in point: the new iOS application London's Best Cocktail Bars. Fit for any appreciator of mixed drinks in the city of London, the app is comprised of hand-selected locations from one of the UK...
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10 Creative Uses of Instagram's New Hyperlapse App
With the debut of Instagram's new video app Hyperlapse last week, many people have eagerly tested out the polished time-lapse technology. While we all can't pull a Godfrey Reggio and bang out a Koyaanisqatsi, there's already been a plethora of creative...
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Wacom's Precise New Bamboo Stylus Fineline
After testing Wacom's latest release, the Bamboo Stylus fineline, with our in-house artist Zach Robinson, we found it to be by and large one of the best thought-out and most affordable pressure-sensitive bluetooth styluses on the market. The device...
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Humin's Intelligent Contact App
Released today, Humin is far more than a replacement for your native iPhone contacts app—it's a replacement for your phone app, as well. And while that might seem like a giant leap for many iPhone users, what Humin offers ultimately betters the entire...
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Glimpse Dating App Update
This past winter, iPhone dating app Glimpse launched as a way for curious creatives to see and meet like-minded individuals by way of Instagram. With the original platform, users browsed a selection of Instagram images and selected in a "yes or...
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Refuel Propane Monitoring Tool From Quirky
Few things ruin a party's vibe quite like a broken BBQ, especially if the issue is something as simple as a lack of propane. To monitor your grill's fuel level, the collective of clever minds at Quirky recently released the Refuel smart propane tank...
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Edit Images, Videos and Gifs with Kanvas App
Though the current state of social media offers an app for nearly everyone, there's always room for more to play in the space—so long as they're willing to play nice with others across all key platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr...
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EXO: Arena App for iPhone
Whether it's Candy Crush, Dots or 2048, most smart phone games require little more than the two dexterous thumbs to play. EXO: Arena—on the other hand—encourages players to exercise and explore the real world around them. Developed by EXO Games...
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Shopping for Wine and Spirits with Delectable
Ever since writing about Delectable—a wine-cataloging app that recognizes and stores what you've been consuming from just a picture of the bottle—in October 2013, we've continued to use it with great regularity. More than just a tracker, the app...
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Intel Pocket Avatars Make You a Cartoon
Intel Pocket Avatars is a new app just released on iOS and Android that might be more cutesy than our usual interest, but the technology behind it is very impressive. In short, the app lets you record messages in real time to a cartoon avatar that...
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