Real talk: Both Ami and I are obsessive Tetris players. We both play Tetris on our iPhones on our travels to and from work. It’s my subway escape. I have mastered how to play while embarking and disembarking from the train and I can play virtually anywhere. Ami’s high score (she’s only been playing a couple of months) is 205,746. Mine is 568,600. I’ve played no less than, like, 13,000 games on my phone. Like, my phone might as well just be for Tetris and text messages. I, uh, might have a problem.
It occurred to me that Tetris might not just be a game of fitting shapes into other shapes originally invented by Russians (true story): It might also be a metaphor! For life! And love! And so Ami and I have come up with a list of 13 rules of Tetris that also apply to dating. Keep reading »
I’ll admit I was skeptical when I heard that the White House was holding a technology challenge for developers to create an app that would help prevent sexual violence. All of the stuff that I believe can change the prevalence of sexual violence — harsher punishments for criminals, a cultural change on what consent means, a modification of the way we use alcohol and drugs — cannot be found in the App Store. But I’m impressed — very impressed — by the contest’s winning app called Circle Of Six. Keep reading »
This little bullfrog is rather skilled at the iPhone game Anteater. Watch as he gets a bit overexcited at the prospect of squashing flies — with dire (hilarious) consequences for his owner. [YouTube]
There’s one thing fashion and gadgets have in common: both can be quite expensive. This holiday season, though, Rebecca Minkoff @ eBay has the perfect gift for the glamorous gadget lover that will not break your bank — an iPhone case. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill iPhone cases. Two feature raised cheetah designs in color combinations of pink and gray, and black and lime green. But the sexiest of all the iPhone cases is the studded one, which features shiny black studs on a black perforated background. This case was made for showing off (just be careful a mugger or fashion hound doesn’t steal it and the phone).
Also in the exclusive tech collection is a to-die-for leather iPad cover that is embellished with gold studs on the outside and lined with a black and blue polka dot fabric. If you have $220 to spend on a gift, I can’t see any iPad user being disappointed with this gift. I can’t say that for the iPhone Carrying Case and Leather Wristlet. Both seem too small to carry much and too large to be inconspicuous. But then again I can’t get down with tiny bags, so there you go. [eBay]
The worst thing about having to wear gloves in winter is having to take them off to send a text on your iPhone. Now you can return emails and snap Instagram photos without getting frostbite. These stylish Echo Touch Gloves– aside from keeping your hands nice and toasty — all come with touchscreen sensitive finger tips, so you don’t have to take them off while fiddling with your technology. A truly ingenious invention.
Ah, stupid people doing stupid things. A man named Michael Alan Skopec was arrested after he called 911 five times to report a grave emergency — his iPhone was broken! To his credit, when police arrived to investigate a disorderly conduct charge, he was intoxicated. Skopec, a resident of Bristol, Illinois is no fumbling frat boy, either — the man is 48 years old! This drunk dialer was charged with obstructing and resisting a police officer. The great mystery still stands: on what phone did he make the emergency calls? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
“Does he call you less than when you first started dating?” “Does he make an effort to get to know you?” “When you think of him, do you smile or want to grab the vodka?”
I’m being bombarded with questions about the guy I’m currently seeing — important ones that I should be answering honestly — but they’re not coming from my best friend (or my mom, who’s always been my own personal relationship guru). They’re being fired at me in quick succession from my iPhone. Keep reading »
In the past three years I’ve gone through as many iPhones. And when I got my latest phone, an iPhone 4 upgrade, I vowed I would hold on to it for as long as possible. In order to keep myself from destroying this phone beyond repair (my weakness seems to be water damage), I equipped it with a shiny new hardshell wooden case that’s added protective bulk to my phone. Let’s hope the water stays away this time! If you’ve got similar phone-to-water destruction problems, perhaps you’d like a new case, too? After the jump, check out nine cool case options to keep your phone in check.
Now you can add cuteness to the most difficult-to-write texts and emails with AnimalFont, a typography for your iPhone made entirely of balloon animals. It also has a special shake feature that creates adorable sound effects with every word. If that wasn’t enough, the developers are donating proceeds to relief efforts in Japan. Yay! I am so buying this app and using it exclusively to compose controversial/unpleasant communication. I wonder how “You’re a lame tard!” or “Thanks for forgetting my birthday, bitch!” looks and sounds in AnimalFont? It’s hard to get mad at a balloon animal. [Buzzaurus] Keep reading »