Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Saving Nina Simone's childhood home, making better bubbles, and more in our look around the web

1. Art Show Inspired by Philando Castile Open now at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (and free to the public), “Art and Healing: In the Moment” is a show inspired by Philando Castile—a man whose brutal death at the hands of police after being pulled over for what should have been just a traffic stop was not only heinous, but also filmed by his girlfriend. …

Discover Places with Photo-Oriented Oatmeal App

Let imagery determine where you dine or drink, or simply where you head next

Whether you’re near your home or traveling abroad, location-based recommendation services continue to offer vetted drinking and dining options—and some even help with decision-making. These discovery apps and sites are plentiful, but their various approaches—from peer recommendations to expert selections—appeal to wildly different users. Oatmeal, a new contender on iOS, has a specific, and beautiful, take. The app arranges recommendations by photograph, in a Pinterest-like …

Customizable 3D Lighting for Portrait Mode Pics

Thanks to some very clever tech, the team at Apollo have created a 3D lighting app logically named Portrait Lighting that will unlock the potential of your Portrait mode photos. Only available for iPhone X, 8 Plus and 7 Plus (as earlier versions don’t support Portrait mode) the app offers the ability to select a light source and then customize it entirely—plus you can add …

Otter, a Voice-Recorder Powered by Machine Learning

Accurate, usable transcripts rendered in real-time

Given all the interviewing we do at CH, we’ve tested many voice-recording apps and, while many have been decent, it’s not since Recordium that we’ve been really impressed. Sadly Recordium is no longer being updated, but fortunately there’s a new favorite contender: Otter. For starters, Otter not only records, it also transcribes in real-time. And it’s clever enough to figure out punctuation—which is more than …

Cryptocurrency Piggy Bank for Kids, Pigzbe

A piggy bank for the digital age, Pigzbe is an app used to teach children aged six and over about cryptocurrency—while storing it and allowing for plenty of transactions. Pigzbe founders see it as a way to reward children for chores and offer them pocket money, all with a blockchain-enabled currency called Wollo. And while the jury is still out on the future of cryptocurrency, …