It's finals week at UC Davis, and the campus is gearing up to help students who may find themselves in crisis mode with today's launch of a mobile-friendly Web site that directs them to the most appropriate resources on campus and beyond. The service could be life-saving, given suicide is reportedly the second-leading cause of death among college students.… Read more
JustResizeIt Free for Mac allows you to quickly resize large images using default or custom-made widgets. Lightweight and speedy, this application is more accessible than traditional image resizing apps because of the ingenious way in which it uses widgets. It's an excellent choice for any Mac user, but especially for photographers and graphic designers.
The installation of JustResizeIt Free for Mac requires the installation of Adobe AIR. If you don't have this runtime system already, the installation might take a while. Once you have the runtime and the app up and running, you are ready to start resizing … Read more
If you've ever wanted to direct a music video, you can (sort of) with a new short interactive film for Arcade Fire that lets you impact the effects with the wave of a mobile device.
Built for the Web, the film, "Just a Reflektor," features the song "Reflektor," expected to be the first single released from the band's new album of the same name. It's scheduled to debut officially Monday night at a small club in Montreal.
To get into the head-trippy action, just go to Justareflektor.com in a Google Chrome browser and a visit a companion mobile URL for the project via smartphone or tablet. The film, directed by Vincent Morisset and shot in Jacmel, Haiti, tells the story of Axelle "Ebony" Munezero, a young woman who travels fluidly between her world and ours. … Read more
I guess it's safe to assume Adele and Coldplay are making decent livings in the music business, but I wanted to talk with an average band to see how they were doing. What sort of income did they see from Spotify, Pandora, and YouTube, vs. selling CDs or downloads? So I chatted with Phil Metzler, from Just Off Turner, and he was willing to share some income numbers. The band has been featured on soundtracks on shows from ABC, MTV, E!, and Oxygen; they've toured the U.S., Europe, Brazil, Australia, and the U.K.
They made three … Read more
Comedian and self-appointed judge John Hodgman reveals the secrets to surviving the apocalypse and answers your questions about National Doughnut Day, the proper way to grow a mustache, and how to deal with Internet whiners.
If you like what you hear, subscribe to Netflix and check out John's stand-up special "Ragnarok" on June 20, push play, and walk away. John's also performing in Chicago on June 13 at the Just For Laughs comedy festival. Details on all his tours can be found here and on John's Twitter!… Read more
Due to the limited storage space and cost of iCloud on iOS devices, cloud storage tools are very popular. So the JustCloud app is one of many highly-competitive and well-constructed apps that provides a load of tools for anyone interested in backing up files and making them accessible anywhere. Is it on par with some of its competitors or just another option in the crowded cloud marketplace?
To use JustCloud you will need an account. You can register for a free account from your device, which gives you 100MB of storage. You'll need to download the app on your … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Makerlove is an online community of 3D-printed adult toys.
- New app turns your iPhone into a mobile urine lab.
- It was bound to happen: Dongiverse lets you print 3D sex toys.
- Boston frat starts Indiegogo campaign for transsexual brother.
The basic color picker that has been a part of Windows for ages is fine for most uses. It can create any color your PC's graphics can render. Millions of different shades and hues are possible. But graphics professionals, software designers, programmers, photographers, and artists need more than it offers, such as the ability to specify colors by code number in a variety of formats. Anny's Just Color Picker is just the sort of program these users need. It's a compact tool that loads and works quickly. You can select areas as small as a single pixel … Read more
With the dominance of Facebook in the social-networking space, other players are trying to get in on the act, which is not a bad thing. It's good to have options, and competition keeps the major players in check. JustConnected tries to compete against Facebook, but its glitchy performance and lack of participants keep it from truly making a mark.
To use JustConnected, you'll need to sign up for an account, which you can do from the app itself. As with most social-networking services, it does require a bit of information, including your first and last name, birth date, … Read more