Pro photo studio for iPhone, world’s smallest tactical knife and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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The miniRIG turns your iPhone into a portable pro studio.
The miniRIG turns your iPhone into a portable pro studio.
Photo: Smoovie

Crowdfund Roundup bugToday’s smartphone cameras are capable of taking exceptional photos and videos, but they’re lacking some things — like brighter flashes and professional microphones. You can add these things and still be portable with the impressive miniRIG.

It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We also have the world’s smallest tactical pocket knife, a neat device that turns any surface into a smart interface, and more!

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This app will bring Spotify to Apple Watch

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Snowy syncs playlists, offers playback controls, and more.
Snowy syncs playlists, offers playback controls, and more.
Photo: Andrew Chang

Spotify is finally coming to your Apple Watch, thanks to a third-party app called Snowy.

Users will gain the ability to save Spotify playlists to their Watch so they can enjoy them offline when they leave the house without their iPhone. Plus, hands-free gestures will let them skip tracks and pause playback without touching the screen.

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McDonald’s now takes job applications via Snapchat

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It couldn't be easier to apply for a McDonald's job.
It couldn't be easier to apply for a McDonald's job.
Photo: McDonald's

McDonald’s Australia has begun taking job applications through Snapchat in an effort to attract young people to its workforce.

The “Snaplication” process, believed to be a first for both McDonald’s and Snapchat, requires applicants to submit a 10-second video of themselves while using a new filter that applies a McDonald’s hat and uniform.

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Qualcomm fights back with counterclaim against Apple

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Qualcomm chips have been used in iOS devices for years.
Photo: iFixit

After being sued by Apple for allegedly charging royalties on technology it did not own, Qualcomm is fighting back with a lawsuit of its own, claiming Apple is misleading and has breached its contract with the company.

Qualcomm has long been responsible for the wireless chips used in iPhones, iPads and many other Apple devices, but the relationship between the two turned sour back in January when Apple filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the chipmaker.

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