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Choosing a dog breed can be a challenge. Taking into consideration your own lifestyle, members of your family, living conditions, as well as the breed’s temperament, needs and habits, there’s so much that goes into a pretty big decision. There are a ton of great resources online that can make that choice a little easier.
Flickr’s recent revamp has certainly made for a much more enjoyable experience when it comes to browsing the photo sharing website. That said, there are quite a few interesting and useful third party Flickr apps that can bring a full Flickr experience to your desktop. The free Mac app F-Stop allows you to browse Flickr photos uploaded both by you or your contacts, search the public feed, watch slideshows of photosets and even batch download images of your choice.
At first glance, you would think that you can’t really get much out of six seconds worth of video but Twitter’s free video service Vine which launched back in January has proved that wrong. The app is flexible enough to allow you to make it what you want, much in the same way Twitter offers a unique experience to each user. Whether it’s politicians, artists, athletes, businesses or even non-profit organizations, there’s no limit to how Vine can be used to spread a message.
As the saying goes, the best camera is the one that’s with you, and for that reason, if you’re a smartphone user, you find yourself taking more and more photos with your phone rather than with an actual camera. While the iPhone makes it incredibly easy to share those photos, it’s great to get prints of the photos to hang up or frame. Free app Postalpix is available for both iOS and Android, and can be used to select photos to print directly on your phone then have them shipped right to your doorstep.
When StumbleUpon first hit the Web 2.0 scene, it was one of the first sites of its kind to really make it easy to discover new content online. Since then, lots of websites and apps have rushed into what has become an incredibly crowded scene of content discovery, but NextStories, which we first introduced you to in our directory, brings a simple elegance to the process that really makes it stand out.
There’s certainly no shortage of iPhone photography apps – if anything, there might be a tad too many to choose from. If there’s one app you definitely need to add to your iPhoneography arsenal, it’s VSCO Cam. The free app is the second iteration to hit the app store courtesy of Visual Supply Company and this time it’s free so you can try out the app and get a feel for it, before deciding if you want to shell over more money for additional filters.
FaveBucket which allows you to not only collect and organize your links in one place, it also gives you options on how to share it with your friends online. FaveBucket has a somewhat Pinterest-inspired layout, with a grid of boxes featuring all of your latest links. It’s a slick and easy-to-use service that is just getting started.
While Pocket is simple and easy-to-use, there are a few ways you can make the experience of using the service even better. Whether it’s finding interesting ways to save content to your Pocket account, or to share that content with others, or even ways that improve how you can consume that content through Pocket, we’ve got you covered.
Are you big fans of Tumblr? Here at MakeUseOf, we certainly are. The blogging platform brings together the idea of blogging together with social networking and has become home to some of the most creative, entertaining, humorous and thoughtful posts we’ve ever come across. With an easy-to-use backend that lends itself to both creating new content and sharing content that you like, it is home to some of the most viral content on the Web.
Say the Same Thing (STSG) is a new game, available as a free iOS and Android download, which comes to us courtesy of the band OK Go. Letterpress made a splash when it launched last year, Pictionary-like Draw Something was a huge hit, and there’s lots of popular iOS word games like 7 Little Words that will keep you busy for hours. STSG is a new word association game that brings a bit of vocabulary fun into your day.
The Internet is a double-edged sword – it can be used to procrastinate the day away, or it can be used to learn something new everyday. Here at MakeUseOf, we’re particularly focused on the latter. There are a lot of ways you can use the Internet on a daily basis to learn something new in a matter of minutes.
Picking the right case for your phone can be a challenge – whether it’s the design, the way it feels in your hand or how it interferes with your preferred accessories. If you’re looking for a stylish option to turn heads, Casetagram might just have the perfect option for you: a sleek, snap-on case designed using your own photos. We’re giving away 5 Casetagram cases, and offering you the opportunity to personalize them with your very own photos!
If you can’t actually get out and about yourself, there’s no better way to travel the world than through photography. And while Instagram might be often (and unfairly) better known for food photos, or even as a marketer’s heaven, the social networking and photographing app actually offers an interesting window into parts of the world you might never get to see otherwise.
Photos or videos are the ideal way to document specific moments in your day, and there are several apps and sites that cater to that exact need. At the end of a year of documentation, you’ll have a record, either to share with your family, or for your own personal satisfaction.
While the video sharing site might be better known for music videos, the Annoying Orange and, let’s face it, for being the cesspool of Internet comments, there are quite a few entertaining, educational videos that you can watch, and walk away with some pretty interesting knowledge you didn’t know beforehand.