New iPhone Apps: Instructibles, H&M, And More

New iPhone Apps: Instructibles, H&M, And More


Here’s a nice long weekend for you: Do some shopping, get some exercise, and bake an exact replica of the armadillo cake from Steel Magnolias. Sound like a plan? The apps below will help you make all those things happen with minimal effort.

Instructables: Want to make a disco ball bike helmet? A talking robot with spatula legs? Of course you do. And you’ve come to the right place — Instructables has directions, how-tos, hacks, recipes, and instructions for just about any zany project you can think of. Free
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Vine: Listen up creative people and also all people: Vine is Twitter’s new app for creating GIF-like animations. Go crazy documenting whatever you like, as long as it’s not just your boring desk.Technically they’re MP4 files, but we’re having fun sharing these crazy video loops. Free
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Chihuly: In cheesy Las Vegas, one of the legitimately cool things you’ll see is the Chihuly installation at the Bellagio. You can experience the glass sculptures without travelling to Sin City — make your own by blowing into the microphone of your iPhone. It’s not exactly the same, but if you’re a fan of Dale Chihuly, it’s pretty fun. Free
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Move: Chances are you hover in front of a computer monitor like a bug on a lamp. And that means you’re probably pretty sedentary. This app tracks your daily walking, running, biking, and so forth to see just how much you move. Free
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