Posts tagged "apps"

First, There Was Lulu: What Peeple Has Yet To Learn About The Business Of Reviewing Human Beings

As we were all losing our minds over the yet-to-be-released Peeple app, the makers of Lulu had to be feeling at least a little bit of déjà vu. After all, the business of reviewing people has been in question since their app came out in 2013. Since coping with the controversy surrounding their human reviews — specifically,…

Lauren Vinopal / October 5, 2015

Dangerous: The Starbucks App Now Lets You Order And Pay Ahead Of Time

Uh oh: Just in time for PSL season, Starbucks has launched a new feature on the Starbucks app that lets you order and pay for your drink ahead of time, alerting you when it’s ready and letting you skip the line.
The feature was tested in Portland, and not at all shockingly,

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 22, 2015

Khloe Kardashian’s Got A Way With Oreos That Is Both Awe-Inspiring And Horrifying

The Kardashian Krew — minus Kourtney — released their own personal apps this week, full of brand new kontent, videos, klips and ephemera, providing their ardent fans with an inside look at whatever happens that they don’t show on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” If you want the apps, you can get them on iTunes. If…

Megan Reynolds / September 18, 2015

‘Bar Roulette’ App Sends You To A Top Rated Surprise Bar In Your Nabe

Ever have the urge to be magically transported to a mystery drinking establishment so that you can feel like you’re waking up from a blackout but like, in reverse? Well then, here is the app for you!
The cool new app was built by Tyler Swartz and takes info from Yelp and then mashe…

Katrin Higher / August 15, 2015

We-Consent, The App Which Records “Proof” Of Mutual Consent, Misses The Point

I’m a big believer in enthusiastic consent. I’m only down to fuck people who are clearly down to fuck me, either because they have communicated that verbally or with indisputable consenting body language. I expect my partners to be similarly attentive to my words and body language, and what those cues say about my desire. Should a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2015

“Anonymously Ask A Black Person” Is An App That Purports To Break Down Barriers When It Comes To Race

Do you have burning questions that you’ve always wanted to ask black people but are too afraid to do so? Do you have zero black friends, but desperately need the answers to very important questions that only a black person could — and should — answer? Thankfully, now there’s an app for that. As reported

Megan Reynolds / June 4, 2015

This App Turns Your Texts Into Taylor Swift Lyrics, Helps Her Infiltrate Your Mind

Meet the best and worst thing to ever happen to you.

Claire Hannum / May 7, 2015

If You Are An Offensive Idiot Online, Get The New “Clear” App

If you happen to be a really terrible person on the internet but want to appear great, then the new “Clear” app is the right app for you!
Fired from Jeb Bush’s campaign after Buzzfeed found several of his tweets calling women “sluts,” as well as a bunch of homophobic references, Ethan Czahor thought he’d…

Katrin Higher / April 25, 2015

This Playlist App Might Be The Cure For The Common Party Douche

You know that moment in college when you’d be hosting a great party, and just as you were starting to feel smug about planning such a great night, some douchebag with a guitar turned off the music and started playing “Wonderwall” on his cheap guitar? While some certainly carry this habit into adulthood, most douches seem to just take on a…

Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015

The Paid Version Of Tinder Is Rumored To Launch Today

It’s been rumored for months now that Tinder would transition to a freemium model, with its basic app still being free to anyone with a smartphone, and TechCrunch is now reporting that the paid upgrade to the app, officially dubbed Tinder Plus, will be rolling out today.
Tinder Plus will cost $9.99 a month (though screenshot…

Beejoli Shah / March 2, 2015

This App Will (Maybe) Make You Love Yourself

If you’re a believer in affirmations, or considering dipping your pinky toe into attempting them, an app has arrived to help you get started. 30 Days Self Love aims to empower users to genuinely love themselves, and encourages them to do so through telling themselves exactly that. It began when actress and model Sarah Karges grew tired of the negative thought…

Claire Hannum / February 20, 2015

Of Course There’s An App Based On Those “Fall In Love With Anyone” Questions

Remember those 36 questions that had a brief stranglehold on the internet about a month ago because of their alleged power to make anyone fall in love? The questions grow more intimate as the list wears on, increasing a sense of vulnerability to the two participants. Sharing responses to the questions with a partner, and staring into each…

Claire Hannum / February 18, 2015

Introducing Thirstie, The App That Delivers Booze To Your Doorstep Within The Hour

Having a group of friends over in 10 minutes and forgot to pick up the Bacardi? Enjoying your pity party at home, and it’s way too freakin’ cold to trek to the liquor store? Have no fear. I just discovered Thirstie, a wine and spirits delivery app that will bring booze to your doorstep withi…

Katie Oldenburg / December 9, 2014

Is The Selfie App The Answer To Social Media’s Human Connection Problem?

Selfie, an app that launched a few weeks ago, wraps up the tried-and-true methods of Vine, Instagram and Tumblr all in one. That may sound exhausting, but the experience encourages organic connection between strangers in a way that is oddly refreshing. Users record up to 24-second videos of themselves, and other users who follow them…

Claire Hannum / October 30, 2014

Please, Please, Please Do Not Get A Weight Loss App For Your Kids

Oh, great, there’s a new weight loss app for kids. That’s awesome. I know I would’ve loved that when I was a kid.
You know what was the best thing about my childhood? Everything that didn’t have to do with being hyper-aware of my weight and what food I was or wasn’t “supposed” to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 23, 2014

Dream Or Nightmare: App Encourages Partisan Grocery Purchases

It’s no secret that major corporations don’t operate in a vacuum, and that a hefty chunk of their money could easily be funding your favorite (or least favorite) politicians. Companies behind popular food and household products are no exception to this. In a world with way more behind-the-scenes rigging going on than any of us would…

Claire Hannum / August 16, 2014

The Best Places To Report On SketchFactor

I’m not going to lie. I won’t pretend that I’m not a white woman from an upper-middle-class family from a relatively affluent suburb of Chicago, that the word “sketchy” has never come out of my mouth relating to majority black or Hispanic neighborhoods, that I was never told to avoid “certain areas” of the city.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 15, 2014

I Never Thought I’d Say This, But This Period Tracking App Is Actually Fun

This is a little weird to say, but I’ve come across an app that makes tracking your period kind of, um, fun! It’s called Clue, and I’m convinced its pretty layout is what makes it so addictive. The design is bright and attractive but devoid of pink, flowers, or any of the other vaguely patronizing…

Claire Hannum / August 1, 2014

Pop Virtual Pimples With This Super Zitty Game App

Now that I’ve reached the A-list in “Kim Kardashian’s Hollywood” — though I am still working my balls off and have a few more levels to go — I’m looking for another iPhone game to waste precious braincells on. And lo and behold, I think I’ve found one that appeals to my grossest instincts: Pimple…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 31, 2014

This App Will Send Beauty And Fitness Pros Right To Your Door

If you live in Manhattan, a new app called PRIV will send beauty, fitness, or wellness pros right to your apartment within an hour. Through PRIV, you can request a personal trainer, yoga instructor, masseuse, hairstylist, manicurist or aspray-tanning pro to pay a house call (or even visit your office). Essentially, it’s like the Uber of…

Claire Hannum / July 29, 2014
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