Get Free Bitcoins with 45 Website Faucets that Really Pay [Update]

8:00 PM EDT, Aug. 29th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Link

Bitcoin Faucets

I've gathered 45 different Bitcoin "faucets"—websites that pay out free Bitcoins just for loading up a page full of ads—and tested them to make sure they actually pay out. I started off with eight sites, but this update adds several more and removes some faucets that have gone dark for a total of 41 different Bitcoin faucets that really pay, plus a Dogecoin faucet and a Litecoin faucet.

Level Up Contacts with Contact Center

7:56 PM EDT, Aug. 29th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · Cool Stuff Found

Everybody has their complaints about the iOS (and Mac OS) Contacts app. They're all different, but I don't know a single person who LIKES it, but we all grit our teeth and get by. Now Contrast, the folks behind Launch Center, are taking on the challenge of using contacts with a new app called Contact Center. It has shortcuts that can be customized per contact, making it easy to interact with your contacts in the ways that make sense for each of them. It's a free app in the US App Store now. I can't wait to spend some time with this, Launch Center is a wonderful utility so I'm betting their contact interaction will also be pretty great. See it in use below.

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8 Predictions for Apple’s September 9 Media Event

6:40 PM EDT, Aug. 29th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Unless you live in an isolation tank, it's no secret that Apple is hosting a big media event on September 9 in Cupertino where we will likely see an impressive list of announcements from the likes of Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, and Craig Federighi. Apple isn't saying what they have in store, so I came up with some of my ideas and I turned to the TMO staff to see what they're expecting, too.

2 Deals and 4 Freebies

5:02 PM EDT, Aug. 29th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

2 Deals and 4 Freebies

It's a holiday weekend, and I thought I'd round up a bunch of deals for your convenience. So how about two deals and four freebies, courtesy of our friends at Stack Social?

Pretty cool, right?

Apple’s September 9 Event Won’t be What we Expect

3:44 PM EDT, Aug. 29th, 2014 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Particle Debris

Apple's September 9 event won't be about techy things that bloggers want. It won't even be about what the best minds of the Mac Web think Apple needs to deliver. Rather, it'll be about delivering a remarkable, convincing vision that captures our imagination and enthusiasm for a better future.

Emoji-Only Social Network Emojili App Released on iTunes

1:56 PM EDT, Aug. 29th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · Product News

Emoji-only social networking site Emojili has released their iOS app for free in iTunes. Those with reserved usernames can unlock them, but there's also a signup option for those brand new to the network.

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This might be fun, if enough people install there's potential for some pretty great shenanigans, or at least a fun way to pass time in line for things. At the very least it is a very attractive alternative to Facebook.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-08-29

1:08 PM EDT, Aug. 29th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Apple isn't saying what they're announcing on September 9, but there's plenty of speculation about new products and updates. Kelly Guimont John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on what products Apple will introduce, including the iPhone 6 and iWatch, plus the debate what Apple will leave out of the event.

New Photos Show iPhone 6 in Grey, Gold, Silver

11:05 AM EDT, Aug. 29th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

New photos of Apple's unannounced iPhone 6 have surfaced only days before the company is expected to unveil the new device at a special media event, and along with the space gray and gold models we're already familiar with, they also show a silver version. If the photos are accurate, we'll still have three color choices for the next iPhone model, just as we do for the iPhone 5s.

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It's hard to tell from photos if the bands through the metal back on the iPhone 6 will look weird in real life. September 9 can't come soon enough.

Bloomberg Backs Up Wearables Announcement at Apple’s Sept 9 Event

9:42 AM EDT, Aug. 29th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

First Re/code said Apple will unveil its wearables product line at its September 9 media event along side the iPhone 6, and now Bloomberg has sources backing up those claims, too. Apple is hosting a special media event on the 9th at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, where it also introduced the original Macintosh computer.

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Even without Bloomberg's sources chiming in, it seemed like a pretty sure thing that a wearables announcement would be part of Apple's September 9 media event. Now it's just a matter of waiting to see what it is that Apple has been working on.