timeforcake: Junk mail meet PaperKarma
October 21, 2012
I’ve been meaning to share PaperKarma with everyone for a while now. My sister-in-law shared it with me a while back and I remember thinking “This is brilliant!” as she explained it to me during one of our Skype calls. Here’s how it works: You go to the post office. You open your post office box. It’s stuffed to the gills with junk mail. Boooo.You pull out your phone. You snap a photo of each piece of junk mail you never want to receive again. You instantly send the photos to PaperKarma. PaperKarma takes it from there. They automatically contact the companies that mailed those pieces of junk mail to you and tell them to remove you from their distribution lists.It’s available for Windows phone, iPhone and Android. The price, you ask? It’s free. Doesn’t get much better than that, really.So go sign up. Now. Right here: http://www.PaperKarma.com
1. http://tinyurl.com/9kjvc3n – This NY Times article will help you spot fake online review articles. (And yes, unfortunately, there are a ton of them out there these days!)2. http://tinyurl.com/8ujam2q – Breckenridge app development company Lady Bits recently released an app called “Explore More” that calculates and displays your current altitude above sea level, then lets you share your high-alpine adventures with friends via photo filters and an altitude stamp.3. http://bit.ly/LS6xI0 – As functional as smartphones are, they still require thumbs no thicker than chopsticks for quick typing. So Google created Handwrite, in lieu of inventing and mass producing Google Thumbs (I’m not saying this won’t happen), to make our lives easier. Handwrite lets you scribble searches with your finger. It’s easy to implement and easy to use. Give it a shot.4. http://tinyurl.com/9zq3c6b – On the hunt for an app that will help you lie to your dates? You’re in luck my friend; there really is an app for this (released by none other than the world famous dating site eHarmony.com). The app, called Bad Date Rescue, will call you at either a pre-scheduled time or upon an emergency prompt from you and pretend to be your mom, boss or neighbor via recorded message (with which you can interact). Helen Popkin’s write-up of the app here is quite entertaining.Erin Pheil is the owner of timeforcake creative media – the Web Design & Strategy company voted #1 in Best of Summit. Visit the timeforcake website at http://www.timeforcake.com or email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.