CatAcademy, the greatest smartphone app ever made, will you help you learn Spanish using cat memes. Oh yes! It features over a thousand cat photos. Some of the pictures are original while many are from I Can Haz Cheezburger, the cat photo mecca. Each of them is equipped to help you learn espanol.
Basically, this is the best thing that has ever happened to your iPhone. Keep reading »
You’ll never hear me offer up much praise for Dr. Phil, but his wife, Robin McGraw, is owed some props. Her foundation, When Georgia Smiled, has released a free app for smartphones called ASPIRE News that seeks to aid women who are in abusive relationships. ASPIRE News is, on the surface, just your standard news reader, offering “summaries of top stories in world, sports, and entertainment news” — but the app also has a help section, filled with resources for victims of domestic violence, like phone numbers for shelters and help lines. Additionally, the app can be set up to secretly alert the user’s “trusted contacts” that they’re in an emergency situation, simply by tapping the top of the screen three times. Because the app looks and operates just like your standard news reader, it won’t draw the attention of abusers who closely monitor their victims’ every move.
ASPIRE News makes clear that it’s not a replacement for emergency services, and that 911 should still be called if necessary, but for DV victims that don’t want or aren’t yet ready to call authorities, the app’s ability to alert a trusted love one that they need help could be a lifesaver. [iTunes via When Georgia Smiled]
Love working in coffee shops but spend all day in an office? There’s an app for that. Coffitivity, possibly the most brilliantly simple invention of all time, brings ambient coffee shop sounds to your laptop to help you concentrate. It also saves you the roughly $8 you would spend on a delicious frappa-blended-mumbo-jumbo-venti drink and croissant if you were there in person. Coffitivity has recordings of famous coffee shops in several cities, so you can hear the exact sounds of your favorite haunt. So clever. The app is offered for smartphones, iPads and Mac computers, and offers the option to submit your own audio from your local cafe. I can’t believe nobody thought of this years ago! [Coffitivity]
The things I do for the Internet. There are so many dating (and, uh “dating”) apps out there now, and as someone who writes about dating (and, uh “dating”) I thought I should check some of them out. Here’s a short roundup of some of the notable ones. Keep reading »
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While using a phone in bed might prevent some of us from unwinding properly at the end of the day, we’re pretty sure after using this app, most ladies wouldn’t have a problem switching off.
A female masturbation app HappyPlayTime is in development reports Gamification, which will teach female anatomy and provide lessons on self-stimulation techniques through a number of games.
Launched at the start of March this year, the designer Tina Gong has already been overwhelmed by levels of support for the experimental project.
On her blog, she writes: “I am stunned to see all the support we’ve gotten… Though this initially started out as a tenuous experiment, I think it’s safe to say that I’m now working hard to make HappyPlayTime a reality.” Read more on Huffington Post…
It’s no secret that fewer girls than boys go into the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). But Jean MacDonald, the founder of App Camp For Girls, is doing something great to start to change that. Inspired by Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, App Camp aims to make women currently involved with designing iPhone and iPad apps into mentors for girls interested in technology fields.
MacDonald got the idea for creating this non-profit while she was at a software conference and realized that she could not even see another woman in the room from where she was sitting. The goal of the program is to begin to shift the gender imbalance in the software field so that more women are involved. The camp is a great way for girls 12-14 to gain self-esteem, interest, and knowledge while having fun. Keep reading »
Sure, you can poke someone on Facebook, but other than that, there’s no room for intimacy by way of your mobile phone, right? Maybe not. Though “smart phone” and “sex life” may seem like polar opposites, your device can actually help heat up your relationship. The key? Knowing which intimacy-enhancing apps are actually worth the download. Read more on Your Tango…
Smartphones are a way of life these days. I take mine everywhere, and look at it approximately 3,458 times a day. With so much time and attention lavished on our mobile phones, isn’t it about time they did something useful for us? As we come to the end of our two weeks of wanderlusting, we’ve compiled a list of 10 smartphone apps that’ll help make any trip easier and more enjoyable — from booking tickets, to what to bring, to how to chat up the locals. These apps will help you get the most out of your phone, so you can get the most out of your trip.
Take a look at our list, and share your favorite apps in the comments! Keep reading »