App of the Day: Facebook Announces Paper, a New iPhone App That Reinvents the Newspaper

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Currently, Facebook's News Feed is essentially an unindexed stream of data from friends or pages you've followed. The new Paper app is attempting to make that a better experience by letting you compile content into sections and favorite interests.

"You can customize Paper with a choice of more than a dozen other sections about various themes and topics—from photography and sports to food, science and design. Each section includes a rich mix of content from emerging voices and well-known publications," the company explained in a news posting about the app.
Paper also changes the design by letting you thumb through cards instead of a vertical stream. You can tilt your phone to explore high-resolution panoramic photos. Full screen videos will automatically play. You'll also know exactly what your post or photo will look like thanks to live previews.

The app will be available February 3.

Cage of the Day: Website That Puts Nic Cage's Face on Selfies

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Cage of the Day: Website That Puts Nic Cage's Face on Selfies
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Feeling Cagey? is a fun site developed byJosh McMilan that puts Nicolas Cage's face on selfie photos in realtime.

App of the Day: Smell-O-Vision For Your Smartphone

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This coming November, Japanese fragrance startup Scentee will unveil Hana Yakiniku ("Nose Grilled Meat"), an add-on device for smartphones designed to upgrade your dining experience by giving off the aroma of a delicious Yakiniku BBQ dinner. Basically, it's a BBQ-scented air refresher, although we're not sure whether it will be an enhancement or a really cruel tease for those who can't afford that every night. The scent cartridge is priced at 3,480 yen ($35.57 USD) and comes in three scents (short ribs, beef tongue and buttered potato) along with a free smartphone app.

Nice App of the Day: Foldify

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Polish mobile software company Pixle has launched an iPad app that allows you to create, print and fold your own 3D characters. With Foldify ($1.99), users can create their own papercrafts from scratch and then share them with others within the community. Hat tip goes to Laughing Squid.

Browser Extension of the Day: Introducing Pop Block

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In the age of information overload, there's gotta be at least one thing you'd rather not see or read about when browsing the Internet. Enter Pop Block, a Google Chrome extension app that will block out any unwanted keyword for your optimized browsing experience. The app was created by Greg Leuch, an NYC-based designer and member of the culture-jamming group F.A.T. Lab, following the popular reception of his precursor projects like Shaved Bieber and Tinted Sheen.

Gaming News of the Day: Augmented Minecraft Reality

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Swedish mobile software developer 13th Lab released this neat iOS app called Minecraft Reality, which lets you combine your own creations with the real world landscape through augmented reality, not to mention you can find other people's Minecraft constructions that have been uploaded in locations nearby using the mobile camera.