Do you lend friends money, and they never have cash to pay you back? Well PayPal has created a tool that will help your friend pay you back through PayPal; it’s called PayPal.Me
Basically you get a custom URL at PayPal (Mine’s paypal.me/BradGrier if anyone feels like testing this) , that anyone with a PayPal account can instantly use to transfer money to you. Simple idea, with lots of potential.
Of course, since it’s customized, if you’ve got a brand or popular name, you may want to grab yours quickly.
Post it. Text it. Tag it. Share it. Shout it. And let your friends pay you back in a tap or two. Grab your PayPal.Me link today.
I’ve been playing this cool D&D-like game on the PC for a while now, and am quite happy to see it on the iPad.
Card Hunter Loot & Legends has a very old-school feel to it, including some ‘unusual’ commentary from the Dungeon Master.
It’s a free app, with in-app purchases for additional characters, etc. Worth the download.
Earlier today flickr re-launched flickr Pro – the premium tier online photo archiving and sharing service now owned by Yahoo!
We’re excited to unveil the new Flickr Pro for both existing and new members of our community, a subscription that offers improved stats, brings back our Pro badge, and more.
The ‘more’ includes better analytics, product (Adobe Creative Suite) discounts and shipping discounts. As well as more (or unlimited) storage.
Flickr has had a confusing past with Pro. As this Mashable article points out back in 2013:
“…the new changes might be confusing. We were annoyed when reading the new FAQ on account types. That’s why we dug into the changes, and reached out to Yahoo for clarification on what the changes really mean for Flickr Pro users.”
And now, with the re-introduction, there’re new classes of users who were previously Flickr Pro members, who suddenly weren’t, but now maybe can be again?
I’m going to get me some snacks and settle in and watch this movie unfold 🙂
And continue to enjoy my Pro account, of course.
Shortcake Bakery uses the Shortcake plugin and extends use of WordPress shortcodes. Makes embedding content in my blog pretty easy.
The above video link from Facebook via the Shortcake Bakery.
Last week, Daniel Bachhuber and the engineering team at Fusion releasedShortcake Bakery, a plugin that extends the Shortcake project to supply a suite of handy shortcodes for publishers. The plugin currently includes the following:
- Image Comparison (powered by JuxtaposeJS)
- Facebook embeds
- iFrames (require whitelisted hostnames)
- Infogram embeds
- PDF’s (powered by PDF.js)
- Playbuzz embeds
- Rap Genius annotations
- Scribd embeds
- Scripts (require whitelisted hostnames)
Plugin writeup and detail found here.
After nine years and three billion miles, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft zipped past Pluto and its five moons on Tuesday morning.
Source: New Horizons’ Pluto Flyby – The New York Times
This weekend Google unveiled their new online image storage service – Google Photos.
It’s not Picassa, though it can use it. It’s also separate from Google+. Interesting. Meh. I’ll stick with Flickr. Here’s why.
If you want unlimited free storage, this may work for you, though when you upload your photos, you have to use Google’s ‘high quality but free’ setting, not the original setting. This means RAW and other file formats will be converted.
Also, there doesn’t appear to be a way to share the link directly to the image file — rather all shared links jump to a Google Photos page with the image embedded in it. Not a big deal but that means you can’t directly embed images stored at Google Photos in a blog post, for example. You still have to use services such as imgur, etc.
And the image editor built into Google Photos creates unusual artifacts around the image while in edit mode.
It’s fine when you accept the changes, but in my case, the image appeared posterized while I was editing it, throwing a blue tint in some areas. Not great.
As I said, I’ll stick with Flickr.