Pinterest now offers users more information behind all those pretty pictures.
The scrapbooking social network today tweaked the power of certain pins to provide more details on the showcased items, thanks to new active links to third-party Web sites. As described in the company's official blog, Pinterest is working with popular Web sites to enrich the pinning experience. For instance, some of the tasty dishes in the Delicious Eats area now have active links that point to Web sites featuring the recipes.
If you are a Pinterest fan or if you use it to promote your business, then all your pins must be very important to you. Since your pins aren't permanent and can disappear, you can easily back them up with Pin4Ever for Mac.
It takes a long time to set up Pin4Ever for Mac before you can start backing up. The installation requires the latest version of Java and you'll be asked to update the software if you don't have the latest version. Once the app is installed, you'll then need to begin the lengthy process … Read more
Pinterest spruced up its iOS app today to make scrolling, pin management, and deleting comments easier.
"We've made a few tweaks behind the scenes so scrolling is smoother when you're going through pins," the pinning social network wrote in a blog post today. "We also added some features to make it easier to manage your pins."
Version 2.2 of the iPhone and iPad app focuses on making it simpler for users to edit their pins. Not only can users scroll through pins faster, but they can also update pin descriptions, change board locations, … Read more
We recently showed you how to pin your favorite Web sites to the Windows 8 Start screen. By default, the tile may use the site's favicon.ico file or just display the generic Internet Explorer icon. If you operate a Web site, that may not be good enough for you. Here's how to give your site visitors a high quality tile to pin on their Windows 8 Start screens:
Update, November 16, 2012: The method for pinning Web sites with Chrome was added to this blog post.
The Windows 8 Start screen comes prepopulated with lots of tiles, some of which you won't ever use. Instead of wasting that precious space, you can remove the tiles you don't use and pin your favorite Web sites to the Start screen for quick and easy access. Here's how:
Step 1: Open Internet Explorer from the Start screen and go to the Web site you want to pin.
Step 2: Click the pin icon in the lower right-hand corner … Read more
Gutterball Golden Pin Bowling Free is a bowling game with automated scoring and several powerups to increase your bowling skills. There is a free version of the game, with a paid upgrade to add more features and options. The game installs cleanly.
The Gutterball Golden Pin Bowling Free interface allows you to choose from two different alleys (five different alleys in the paid version), each with their own attractive graphics. To bowl, you use the mouse or keyboard to launch the bowl and add spin, controlling velocity and direction. There's an audio commentary that can be amusing at times, … Read more
There seems to be a general trend to develop apps that replace browser access to popular sites. Pin for Pinterest lets you leverage your Pinterest addiction in several new ways. Not only does this app negate the need to surf through a Web browser, but it lets you quickly access Pinterest and provides the ability to move through content easily. While there's a full version available at cost that allows you to upload content for Pinterest, the free app gives you the browsing app needed for casual surfing of Pinterest content.
Pin for Pinterest is easy to use. The … Read more
If you glance at your iPhone wish list, you may see things like longer battery life, expandable SD memory, a better flash, and an old school 30-pin connector for your shiny new iPhone 5. You can have all those things if you're willing to pledge $75 to the iExpander project on Kickstarter.
The iExpander is a jack-of-all-trades case that crams a whole lot into a relatively small size. You're still going to add 6.3mm of chunk to your sleek phone, but the trade-off is pretty tempting.
Let's start with the flashy stuff. The case has an ultrathin CAP-XX supercapacitor that powers an LED flash that can make a big difference in the quality of your low-light photos. … Read more