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‘Painting With Fire’ is Today’s Free eBook Download

painting with fireToday’s free eBook is Painting With Fire, a murder mystery novel by writer K.B. Jensen. The ‘who dunnit’  story starts with a mysterious dead body buried near Claudia Wilson’s apartment complex. In following the murder trail, she discovers her own fears and uncovers a budding subplot for romance:

Claudia Wilson never quite trusted her roommate, an artist named Tom. After finding a body buried in a snow bank outside her front door, her suspicions about his eccentric behavior only worsen. Unemployed and obsessed with the murder, she realizes how little she knows about the people who live around her, including Tom. Read more

Photographer Uses Smartphone to Superimpose Movies Onto Real-Life Photos

Smartphone photography is growing digital photographs exponentially, but few photographers are using smartphones as photography subjects. Then came Francois Dourlen, who isn’t just taking photos of his smartphone – he’s using it to make political statements as well as comedic ones by referencing film, television, and famous icons from popular culture.

It’s best to see them for yourself:

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Sick in Manhattan? Pager Will Bring You a Doctor

pagerMost apps deliver conveniences, but Pager wants to do so in the form of emergency medical assistance. The new app is a physician pager for sick New Yorkers who just can’t leave their house and doesn’t mind paying $300 for an emergency home visit at night or on weekends.

We’ve developed a one-of-a-kind mobile app to bring back the forgotten house call, tapping into a network of tech-savvy doctors and connecting them with patients across New York City. The end result? High-quality and convenient personal care delivered at the tap of a finger, when and where you need it. Read more

Ratatouille: An App for Sharing Your Extra Food

ratatouilleOne problem with buying or growing your own food is the expiration date. Unfortunately, the problem is a total of 133 billion pounds in the US alone. In 2010, this accounted for 31% of the available supply of food supply in America, costing the nation $161.6 billion in revenue.  Now, there’s an app that’s hoping to reduce that number: Ratatouille.

Are you leaving for holiday but you still have plenty of fresh food in your fridge? Do you have a vegetable garden and you produce more than what you eat? Did you buy too much food and you fear you’ll not be able to eat it all before it expires? In other words, do you have extra food, and you want to give it away? Read more

’100 Balls’ Leads the Top Free iOs App List This Week

100 ballsThis week’s leading free iOS app is 100 Balls – another great game that’s addictive, therefore, perfect for wasting time. The name of the game is a nod to the 100 balls each player gets in order to gain points:

Tap on screen to open the pot. Your purpose is to fill moving cups with falling balls. Filled cups will return balls to the pot. Empty cups will be unhooked from the moving chain. The game ends when all balls or cups are lost. Each level speeds up the cups. On higher levels cups will change color. Colored cups produces higher value colored balls. The longer you remain in the game, the more points you receive.


Below, we’ve listed the top free iPhone apps of the week. The list links to Inside Network’s research about the individual apps, including historical charts, developer information and download information.

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‘Life, Love, and Polar Bear Tattoo’ is Today’s Free eBook

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Today’s free eBook is Life, Love, and Polar Bear Tattoo - story about Candice’s struggle to find meaning in her marriage after the death of her in-laws. Written by Heather Wardell, the story follows Candice’s indecision as she reunites with her ex-lover who enters her work-life as a new client.

When Candice’s in-laws were killed eight months ago buying a huge faux polar bear rug for her Christmas present, she lost more than just two of her favorite people: she lost her husband Ian as well. After only two years of marriage, their guilt and pain have left them living together but apart, unable to really talk for fear of what they’ll say to each other. Read more

White House to Release Smithsonian Digital Art Collection for App Developers

smithsonian museumIn 2013, President Obama signed an executive order, releasing government data for public and corporate use. Just this May, the White House released an Open Data Action plan that targets specific types of data with their proposed dates for completion. Within this document is an outline that now includes the Digital Collection of Art from the Smithsonian Institute:

The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s entire digitized collection will be opened to software developers to make educational apps and tools. Today, even museum curators do not have easily accessible information about their art collections.  This information will soon be available to everyone.     Read more

8tracks Updates iOS App to Help Users Explore New Music

8tracksThe Pandora box of new music is easier to find these days if you like to stream, but it’s not always on Pandora’s app. We’ve already shared ten of our favorite music discovery apps and platforms, and now, one of those services is bringing a brand new look to its iPhone app: 8tracks.

With the new 8tracks app, users can view a better user experience design since it now integrates with iOS7. The new app update gives users more ways to discover playlists by allowing them to use multi-tag searches. Read more

Caterpillar Demonstrates Nearly Indestructible Smartphone Phone Using 4.6 Ton Machine

Seeing is believing, and if you’re seeing a destructive path paved with $217,000 worth of smartphones being threatened with a 4.6 ton Cat 277D Multi Terrain Loader, you’re bound to want one of those 600 smartphones. Gravity isn’t the only physical force threatening these rugged smartphones, one lucky phone  goes through a wet dunking in a pool of water after getting dropped from 35 feet above the ground.

In the video below, you’ll see that even if you’ve had a rough week, these CAT® Smarphones are going to outlast all of your destructive antics.

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