7 can’t-miss apps: Hardbound, Sundial, Super Cat Tales and more



The shopping madness from Black Friday and Cyber Monday has subsided, but you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps. 

Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes an app that delivers you original, interactive news, and a music throwback app that tells you what you were listening to exactly a year ago.

Check out the gallery below to see our top picks. If you’re looking for even more downloads, take a look a our last roundup of can’t-miss apps.

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This artwork combining Superman and Facebook is so on point



LONDON — Ever wondered how Superman would keep his identity a secret in the modern days of technology and social media?

Chances are it wouldn’t be the easiest task in the world. But one artist has captured that perfectly.

On Monday, an illustrator who goes by the name Brakken (real name Max from Australia, according to his Deviant Art profile) shared the following drawing on his Tumblr page. The picture shows Lois Lane staring at her laptop with wide eyes, with a close up of her screen in the background.

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Aboriginal communities embrace technology, but have unique cyber safety challenges



For many people living in remote Aboriginal communities, mobile devices are the sole means of accessing the internet. 

However, when the use of mobile devices oversteps social and cultural lines, it can have serious consequences for individuals and their families.

While some people avoid social media and online financial transactions as a protective measure, this can result in new forms of digital exclusion.

Our research into online risks, carried out in central Australia and Cape York, reveals unique problems in remote communities, many of which are caused by the sharing of devices.

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Watch musicians and startups unite to campaign for cleaner energy



Technology and music have become more intertwined over the past decade, and music and philanthropy often go hand in hand. Shell’s #makethefuture initiative is working with some of today’s biggest names to raise awareness of the power of cleaner energy, and how some modern technepreneurs are making movements in this space.   

Creating a stable future with access to more — and cleaner — energy is at the heart of Shell’s #makethefuture campaign, and this year has seen the company team up with six award winning musicians from around the world and half a dozen innovative startups to promote the importance of cleaner energy and work towards a future to be proud of.    Read more…

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