1. DesignWoop blog has a post about color combination apps for designers:
I looked into them and the app I find the easiest to use to find color combination is Color Munki: http://www.colormunki.com/pantone
I also like this one: http://www.pictaculous.com/ that tells you what colors you should use based on the photo you upload.
2. I'm getting bored with seeing the same kind of web designs these days and am looking into redesigning Madonna For Inspiration. This is one of the cool tool I found, Isotope: http://isotope.metafizzy.co