Posts tagged "apps"

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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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 user…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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.
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: Claire Hannum / July 29, 2014

10 Bitter Life Truths Apparent In “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood”

I’m a late adopter so I didn’t download the Kim Kardashian game app, “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood,” until this weekend, a move I quickly began to sort of regret, as it is quite possibly the most addictive yet utterly pointless and unchallenging game ever created. I don’t even want to tell you how late I wa…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2014

This Bracelet Will Give You An Electric Shock For Indulging In Bad Habits

An upcoming bracelet and app called the Pavlok will help you change your habits by giving you an electric shock when you fail at them. You get to choose the habit you'd like to work on, like spending too much time on the internet, going to the gym, losing hard-earned cash, or…
By: Claire Hannum / July 28, 2014

Meet Pikinis, A New Creepily Voyeuristic App!

It's a special day. Pikinis, an app that syncs with your Facebook friends list and allows you to search exclusively for bikini pics, is now available for download. According to the app's creator, Ted Kramer, Pikinis is for both men and women who want to see those they desire is a state…
By: Jana Pollack / July 28, 2014

Soon You Will Be Able To Preorder Your Starbucks Via An App

[Said in the voice of a petulant teenager:] "Thanks, Starbucks, for taking over my life EVEN MORE." The 'bux announced last week that it's making your fast food coffee experience even easier: you will soon be able to preorder your drinks and pay via an app, according to the tech blog Recode. Just like hailing a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 26, 2014

This App Analyzes Your Dreams To Tell You More About Yourself

You know that moment when you're telling your friend about the dream you had last night and her eyes start to glaze over? There's an app for that. Enter DreamSphere, an app that wants to hear your navel-gazing about how last night you dreamed your best friend morphed into a purple octopus. DreamSphere prompts you…
By: Claire Hannum / July 17, 2014

Cool Or Creepy: New App Lets You Embed Yourself In The Life Of A Stranger

We all got stern warnings about stranger danger when we were kids, but according to a research group at MIT, we could all use more contact with strangers, not less. That's why they developed a new iPhone app called 20 Day Stranger, which connects you and a stranger and lets you anonymously observe each other'…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 21, 2014

This Timelapse Video Of Flowers Blooming Is Amazing

Nature, you sexy beast. This timelapse video of various flowers blooming -- including my beloved PEONY, which is in season right now, YIPPPPPEEEEE -- is downright sensual and I NEVER use that word. It's actually from 2009 and is promotion for a cool-seeming app called Bloomclock which shows the passage of time via the blooming of variou…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 16, 2014

Attention, Cat Ladies: Kittyo App Lets You Hang Out With Your Cat Long-Distance

Does the thought of missing Mr. Bojangles' adorably pawing at shadows on the wall give you social anxiety?  Kittyo, an intriguing/obnoxious new app, will allow you to hang out with your cat via iPhone remote control when you're not home. Kittyo features a webcam for owners to check in on their cats, a remote-controlled laser…
By: Claire Hannum / April 25, 2014

Life Dream Status: Desperate For A Doughnut Right Away? There’s An App For That!

Doughbot is the stuff the American Dream is made of: for only 99 cents, you can have at your fingertips access to the exact location of any and all doughnut sellers near you. I don't love paying for apps, but sometimes you just need a fix, you know? The app works by scanning…
By: Claire Hannum / April 18, 2014
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