There are a lot of “movie times” apps out there, but I’m sticking with Moviefone for my favorite feature: the Playing Now Near Me button. It really captures the idea around mobile context — rather than messing around with dates/times and zip codes, just show me what my closest options are. This would also be great for travelers who aren’t familiar with the area.
This could also be useful if you’re near the end of your movie, and want to sneak into another in the same theater!
The Moviefone mobile app killer feature: Playing Now Near Me
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I recently started using Mover.io to back up my blog. Mover is a relatively new service which can migrate or back up between several different cloud services. I’m starting to use it as part of my backup strategy, making sure even files I have “in the cloud” are located in more that one service.
The pricing model is also quite simple: they charge $1 per GB transferred. You deposit money in your account and it draws down. In the case of this blog, the initial data transfer was about 1 GB, and the daily incremental backups are usually under 1 MB. At that rate my initial $10 will last quite a while.
To demonstrate the steps, here’s a short screencast in which I add a regular backup task from part of my blog to the Box cloud service:
Mover.io Demo – Back up blog to Box cloud service
Testing out the new Flickr web embeds:
It’s that time of the year again – Advent calendars for many tech communities. As in past years (2011, 2012), I’ve gathered a few here that should be interesting:
Web Advent is taking the year off.
I have a combined RSS feed (created with Yahoo! Pipes) that picks up all of these advent calendars: http://feeds.feedburner.com/TechAdventCalendars. (Yahoo Pipe source).
Here’s a simple bookmarklet that assembles the current browser page title and link into Markdown format.
To install, drag this link to your browser’s bookmark toolbar:
‘+document.title+’‘;window.prompt(‘Copy%20to%20clipboard:%20Ctrl+C,%20Enter’,text);void(0);”>Copy Bookmark Link
Here’s the source code on GitHub:
And here’s a screenshot of the dialog that appears:
Screenshot of Copy Markdown Link Bookmarklet
This bookmarklet is very minimal and should should work in all browsers.