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Use an app to help keep your orchid alive

In the comments of How to hide the ugly: 5 cheap tricks for renters, Offbeat Homie PattiLain made a comment that just may change my thumb to green!

Use this app to match real-world colors with paint colors

With the ColorSnap app from Sherwin-Williams, you can use your smartphone (iPhone, Android, and Blackberry) to match real-world colors with paint colors.

If I don’t know you, I won’t talk to you: why I have a cruel blacklisting app on my phone

While attending a small film festival a few years ago, I made the mistake of texting my vote for the festival’s best film. Within a couple days, my phone number had been sold to marketers and I started receiving a ton of text spams.

This made me very angry. I was already dealing with telemarketers calling my mobile, trying to sell me mortgage refinancing and carpet cleaning, and now I had to deal with shitty text spamming too? It started getting to the point where half the time my phone made a noise, it was a voicemail from a telemarketer or a text spam.

Use this phone wallpaper hack to make sure your phone comes back if it gets lost

Today’s great idea came from my best friend, Erik, on how to keep my best electronic friend from disappearing forever.

Find Redbox movies ranked by Rotten Tomatoes scores

You might have heard of Redbox, a popular movie rental kiosk located in stores around many towns. They rent movies for $1 and can be either pre-ordered online or selected right at the kiosk. You may also have heard of a website called, which scores movies based on user and critic reviews.

3 methods to help you survive involuntarily Living Apart Together

My partner moved out three months ago. Hers how we’re using a subscription service, an iPhone app, and The AvengersHawkeye to cope.

Use the Map of the Dead to stay alive

Hopefully the internet will keep working when the zombiepocalypse comes to our door, so we can use new app Map of the Dead as a quick way to ID high-population danger zones, liquor stores, outdoor stores, and more.

Snap a photo of a house to learn everything about it

When we were searching for a house, Zillow was a GODSEND. It makes so much relevant housing data available at your fingertips. But I’ve found something even better: HomeSnap — an iPhone app which uses GPS data, combined with the nifty hardware inside your smart phone like readings from the gyroscope and accelerometer, to give home shoppers instant access to data on a neighborhood, a home’s value, its trending value…all based on a photo you snap of the house.