Lifehacker: This App Is Like a Homing Device for Bluetooth Signals. “There are plenty of Bluetooth devices in your world that can go lost without a clear solution for finding them. Luckily, there are apps designed to help you track these items down, similar to how Apple’s U1 chip works, no matter what smartphone you happen to own.”
MakeUseOf: The 4 Best Free RSS Readers. “If you spent a lot of time browsing the internet, then you no doubt understand that there are simply too many websites out there to check on regularly. RSS readers can help solve this problem by condensing your online browsing all into one feed, but how can you know which RSS reader to go with?”
KnowTechie: Redditors reveal the most useful websites nobody seems to know about. “Redditor u/SauloJr requested the hive mind’s help a few months back, asking, ‘What useful unknown website do you wish more people knew about?’ We dove into the replies to surface the lesser-known gems that you really should know about. Here’s hoping that they can weather all the additional traffic they’re about to receive.” Interesting list; several I hadn’t heard of.
Review Geek: The Free Deskreen App Turns Your Old Tablet Into a Wireless Monitor. “How many monitors do you even need? One deciding factor can be the cost of another monitor. But what if you could use nearly any tablet or smartphone you already own? If you have $8 to spare for a dongle, the free Deskreek app promises to turn your old device into a second (or third) monitor for Windows, macOS, or Linux devices.”
Poynter: 38+ tools and resources to improve Zoom, follow the election and to make your autumn a bit easier
Poynter: 38+ tools and resources to improve Zoom, follow the election and to make your autumn a bit easier. “Welcome! I’m Jeremy Caplan, with some new tools and resources. I’m a former Time Magazine reporter, now director of teaching and learning for CUNY’s Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. I write about the most useful tools I find in a free newsletter called Wonder Tools.” STUFFED with resources.
For a given value of useful, but I thought it was neat. Also, apparently my name is visually boring. Boing Boing: Online generator answers “What color is your name?”. “‘What Color is Your Name?’ is a website that associates your name, or any name, with blocks of colors.” The creator of the site has Grapheme–color synesthesia.
Poynter: Tools to liberate scholarly articles, help sources understand journalism and publish printable online zines
Poynter: Tools to liberate scholarly articles, help sources understand journalism and publish printable online zines . “This article originally appeared in Try This! — Tools for Journalism, our newsletter about digital tools.” I usually don’t link to the roundup-type articles but this was pretty much all good.