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Windows 8 to feature adaptive Aero colorization, get it now on Windows 7

While we've still yet to see anything truly Earth-shattering, the tandem of Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott continues to churn out insight about interesting new features they've discovered in Windows 8 milestone 3. The latest discovery is that Aero in Windows 8 will be able to automatically adapt itself to match your current wallpaper image. It's a bit like what Windows 7 already does with your...

Color vulnerable to simple GPS hack, lets you spy on anyone, anywhere

Color, the $41-million-in-funding location-oriented photo sharing startup, is susceptible to simple GPS spoofing. With nothing more than a jailbroken iPad or iPhone, you can use FakeLocation to trick Color into thinking you're somewhere else. Within seconds you can be browsing photos that were snapped thousands of miles away. With a little digging, you can pore through photos not intended for your...

Color location-based photo sharing app makes a big splash on iPhone and Android

Just when Instagram had reached the peak of trendiness, along comes the next big thing in mobile photo-sharing: Color. Color is an iPhone/Android app that lets you share location-tagged photos. What's new about Color is the way it builds your contacts: it shows you photos from people who are currently within 100 feet of you, whether you know them or not. If you're around someone all the...

The Colour Clock, a beautiful marriage of HEX and time

With apologies to the linguistic sensitivities of any Americans that may be reading, feast your eyes upon The Colour Clock. Whether you're looking for colorific inspiration for a website you're designing, or merely looking for an attractive and easy to read clock, The Colour Clock is for you. By default you get the current time, but you can click a button to show the current HEX value of the...

DanKam mobile app offers color correction for the colorblind on iPhone and Android

Dan Kaminsky, famous for discovering a DNS bug that almost "broke the internet," has just released a side project that has nothing to do with security. It's DanKam, an augmented reality app that lets colorblind people get a color-corrected view of the world through an iPhone or Android camera. The app has only been out for a short time, but it's already getting positive feedback from colorblind...

How to visually bookmark color palettes using Delicious

Here's one thing that I had no idea you could do with Delicious: bookmark color palettes! This hidden little gem was apparently introduced one April Fool's day, but it was useful enough to stay (if not enough to become famous). To bookmark a color template, just save a bookmark and, instead of a URL, specify a color: prefix and then a bunch of HEX color values, like...

Bizarre glitch killing lighter color tones in Snow Leopard - there's an easy fix

A few months ago, my Mac ran into a spot of trouble and suffered a kernel panic. Yes, Macs crash too, it does happen. After rebooting, I noticed that shades like #fafafa wouldn't display as anything other than flat white once I'd logged into the system. Now, I was lucky in realizing that it was only after login, because I have my login screen's background set to an image that uses lighter shades...

What Color is a beautiful, minimalist way to convert numbers to colors

What Color, here demonstrated with the beautiful Lemon Bee color theme, is a very simple Web utility. You punch in the URL (whatcolor.heroku.com), add a slash, and then put in the HEX codes of whatever colors you'd like to see. The tool accepts short notation, such as "cdc," or extended notation, such as "ccddcc." You can also just append the word "random" to the URL, and get a colorful...

ColorPicker is a powerhouse JavaScript control for working with color

This one's for the Web developers in the audience. ColorPicker is a very powerful JavaScript ... color picker. Okay, so maybe the name isn't very original (or searchable, for that matter), but it is very descriptive. In the demo shown on the page, ColorPicker pops up as you click a text field that needs to be filled with a color value (think #ff00ff format). But what you get feels like a...

ColorExplorer is a full-fledged online color laboratory

ColorExplorer is one of the most massive and exhaustive online color tools that I've ever seen. In fact, it's not really a tool, but more of a toolkit – it's a bunch of separate utilities that allow you to select a palette of colors and then refine it and test how usable it would be in real life. It's basically a bunch of tabs. You have a "My Palettes" tab, which lets you save/load and...

ColorPix is a fast, free Windows color picker

I recently went on a search to find a good color picker for Windows that was both portable and fast so that I could stop making the trip to Photoshop whenever I needed to find a color value. After trying a number of different applications, I was delighted to find ColorPix (an app from ColorSchemer, who is the developer behind the previously mentioned ColorSchemer Studio 2). ColorPix has an...

Color Theory is a retro-tastic platformer - Time-Waster

You've gotta love those retro games! Color Theory is an 8-bit style platformer, wherein your blocky character jumps all over the screen and hits colored "tokens." Each level is composed of platforms in a number of colors. As soon as you hit a colored token, all of the matching platforms become transparent. So, if a blue wall is blocking your way, just find a blue token, hit it, and the blue wall...

Bugs on the Bayou is a peaceful, colorful Time-Waster

Bugs on the Bayou is a simple time-waster that can be great for kids. You use the mouse to draw paths on the screen; the object is to try to form circles around the fireflies. When you manage to draw a circle around one or more of the cute, fluttery things, they are squashed with a horrible, crunchy sound and splatter luminescent color all over the screen. Well, OK, that's not really true. What...

Challenge your friends in Crack Attack -- a fun, furious, and free Time-Waster

As you can gather from the title, Crack Attack is not a Flash game. It's a time waster that you have to download; we don't see too many of those around here. Having to download a game is a pretty hefty barrier to entrance, so a downloadable game has to be really good for me to cover it. This one is. In fact, my girlfriend (a leading authority on Crack Attack) goes so far as to describe it as...

Xoki provides a "color playlist" and some peace and quiet from information overload

xoki's about page says: "I am a webpage that displays a blank empty screen, freeing you from the information avalanche. Take a moment to relax. Pick your favorite colors and dream away". While the original text is missing some of the punctuation, this is one About text I'm inclined to agree with. It's just a blank page. There's no music. There's nothing. It's awash in one shade of color. Move...