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Hum, the Note-Taking, Audio-Recording App For Musicians

Hum, the Note-Taking, Audio-Recording App For Musicians

Folks who work with words have Drafts. People who want to capture a quick picture have a home-screen shortcut to the built-in camera. But what do musicians have to remember a tune when it pops into their head? Now they have Hum, an iPhone app for capturing song-writing ideas.

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Samsung Color-Codes Its New SD Card Lineup

Samsung Color-Codes Its New SD Card Lineup

Samsung has redesigned its SD and microSD cards with color coding that makes it easier to spot the difference between product lines – regular, Pro and Evo. Unfortunately, this is the wrong way to color-code cards.

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Hands Free: Hang Your iPad From Your Belt

Hands Free: Hang Your iPad From Your Belt

Dorks of the world, rejoice. Runnur has designed the perfect way for you to carry your iPad on your belt and not look cool. Countless hours doubtless went into making sure that the Hands Free would be not only secure and reliable, but also make you look like an utter drongo when you use it.

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PopClip Extension Adds Up Numbers For You

PopClip Extension Adds Up Numbers For You
Remember Brett Terpstra’s Total Numbers service from last week? Good, because now it’s available in and even more useful and labor-free form as a PopClip Extension.

Now all you need to do is highlight a bunch of numbers with the mouse, and the new “Sum” extension will add them all up for you.

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Lightning Cable Is Red, Flat, And Named After A Shark

Lightning Cable Is Red, Flat, And Named After A Shark

I like this Hammerhead Lightning cable for two reasons: it’s red, and the cable is flat. Actually, make that three reasons – it’s called the Hammerhead, like the frikkin shark.

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Gusto Brings Super-Powerful Search To Mailbox-Like iPhone App

Gusto Brings Super-Powerful Search To Mailbox-Like iPhone App

Gusto is yet another iPhone email app that promises to fix your email, and it looks pretty good. It’s Gmail-only and iPhone-only, and its gimmick is that it separates your mail messages into categories according to their attachments. It also has killer search capabilities.

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Lomo Russar+ Lens For Retro-Fetishists

Lomo Russar+ Lens For Retro-Fetishists

There’s something totally perverse about putting a crappy Lomo lens on your Leica M-series camera. After all, the Leica might be a glorious box which makes it super easy to take great pictures, but it really is just a box for holding Leica’s extraordinary lenses.

Thankfully, the new Lomo Russar+ also fits other bodies, using adapter mounts.

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‘Total Numbers’ Service Adds Up Numbers So You (Or Your Cat) Don’t Have to

‘Total Numbers’ Service Adds Up Numbers So You (Or Your Cat) Don’t Have to
Ever looked at a column of numbers on your Mac’s screen and wished that they would just add themselves together already? I do. Ever since my “special” cat died, I’ve been adding things up manually.

My cat, who was called “Rain Cat,” used to take one look at a page full of numbers, twitch its cute little head a few times, and then tap out the answer with its paw. Admittedly, getting the answer usually took longer than doing it myself on a pocket calculator, and sometimes Rain Cat would fall asleep in the middle of a particularly long answer, but it was pretty convenient most of the time.

Now, Rain Cat can be replaced with Brett Terpstra’s Total Number service.

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Vela Lets You Search Spotify With Your Voice

Vela Lets You Search Spotify With Your Voice

Here’s how to do Spotify voice search on the iPhone or iPad.

  1. Tap the search field in Spotify
  2. Tap the Siri dictate button on the keyboard
  3. Say the name of whatever you wan to hear
  4. Tap Siri button again
  5. Browse results.

Alternatively you can buy the new Vela app for $0.99, and skip all the tedious screen tapping.

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Amazon Buys ComiXology

Amazon Buys ComiXology

Oh man, I just can’t wait for this week to be over. First the entire Internet turns out to have been broken for the last two years. Then Dropbox hires Condoleezza “Cruella De Vil” Rice to help out with security. And now Amazon has bought out ComiXology, the digital comic book store/platform.

I’m ready for the weekend.

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