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Aug 18 2012 - 7:21am

Our Pinterest addictions grew this week as apps were released for Android devices and Kindle Fire. The countdown to Doctor Who raged on as we got a glimpse of scenes from the new season. For these stories and a photography contest for fashion enthusiasts, catch up on what happened this week in Geek!

Lights, Camera, Fashion!

Calling all budding fashion photographers! Hipstamatic teamed up with W magazine to create the WMag FreePak — which includes the Wonder Lens, W40 film, and WMag Case — in honor of the traditionally mighty September issue. Even better than taking your own dreamy, fashion-forward photos? The companies are hosting a photography competition [1] to discover the next great fashion photographer — possibly you.

New Pinterest Apps

While Pinterest popularity has grown in force over the last several months, the primitive iPhone app has had us tethered to our desktop-browser versions of the site. Get ready for more pinning with the revamped iPhone app, an iPad-optimized app, Kindle Fire app, and the very-requested Android app [2].

Doctor Who Season 7 Sneak Peek

The premiere episode of Doctor Who season seven debuted this week to a sold-out theater at the British Film Institute in London. For fans who couldn't attend the screening, the show released never-before-seen pictures from the upcoming season [3]. This will do — for now.

Get Ready For the iPhone 5

How much longer can you wait for the new iPhone? It looks like Apple's latest phone will be announced and available for pre-order on Sept. 12. If you can't wait until then, the web is full of current iPhone deals [4].

Secure a Domain Name

There's a lot that goes into starting a website or blog. Beyond the site's design, one of the top priorities on your to-do list should be picking a domain name. The process isn't as daunting at it sounds. Follow these four steps, and you'll be on your way to owning your piece of the Internet [5] and growing your website into both a recognizable and profitable brand.

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