Screw you, internetz, for providing so many opportunities to spend all of our money on shoes. First you give us online shopping, then come online sample sales, now Lustr’s new iPhone app, which sends notifications of nearby New York sales to your phone. Yes, it’s super useful, but it also makes it hard to concentrate on what you’re doing when, after stepping off the train in the East Village and finding that Alexander Wang is marked down 40% a mere five blocks away. We are not strong enough to handle the temptation. New Yorkers, download the new app here and count down until you’re broke. [Racked] Keep reading »
For parents of aspiring designers, get out your iPhone. Style Studio Fashion Designer is the newest fashion app and is perfectly appropriate for younger designer wannabes, allowing the future Alexander Wangs and Zac Posens of the world to begin their collections for the reasonable price of $1.99. Hand over the phone to your stylish kiddie and watch as they drain your battery while creating their first collection. Future designers can select one of 27 clothing items and create away — switching up material, color, cut, and pattern — then putting in their own special touch on the piece with embellishments to their liking. After the garment is finished, test out the look on a model and accessorize her with sunglasses and shoes. Of course there’s a social media aspect to the app, as it allows your newest designer to show off their brilliance through Facebook and Twitter. [Appolicious] Keep reading »
Most people who own Moleskine notebooks are converts for life. I’m one of those people. Only problem is, after becoming an iPhone user, I use my beloved notebook less frequently. For some reason, this still doesn’t stop me from carrying around a Moleskine in my purse at all times, although now come to think of it, it seems like a bit of wasted space.
Joyous news for tech addicts who find their Moleskine relationship lacking: the company has just released an official Kindle case. Resembling a classic black notebook on the outside, the cover secures your reader inside, also offering reporter notepads for doodling (remember that?). It’s unclear whether the design can fit an iPad, but a comparison of the dimensions suggests that it might be possible, but a tight fit. Want to find out more ways to make your iPad or iPhone Moleskine-pretty? Check them out after the jump! [$39.99, Amazon via Unplggd] Keep reading »
Before, it was “subtly” dropping ring hints by making comments while window shopping, commenting on a celeb’s new bling, or whispering, “Tiffany’s Lucida cut 2.5 carats sterling setting” into his ear while he was sleeping. Now, selecting an engagement ring has gone high-tech thanks to Tiffany’s Engagement Ring Finder iPhone app, which the jeweler released today. The free program lets you browse the catalog, select a style according to your desires, measure ring sizes on your iPhone’s screen, and save your preferred designs. (Uh, dangerous. You will become mesmerized and obsessed whether marriage is in your future or not.)
So now all you have to do is “discreetly” play with the program in front of your future fiancé. Or better yet, download the app and put it on his own phone when he’s not looking. [AppShopper] Keep reading »
There are many sad, sad men on this planet, but the saddest of all can only have a girlfriend if she exists on their iPhone. The new iPhone app iMaria is a Croatian Playboy Playmate (naturally) with a “cute English accent.” Like the good little non-threatening virtual girlfriend that she is, iMaria wears low-cut outfits and asks if you’d like her to cook you something or go tan at the beach. All that is sad enough without the creep factor: the producer, Premika, advertises their app by trilling, “iMaria is a fun and interactive virtual girlfriend application that lets you be in control!”
Guys, if the only person who will let you be “in control” is a digital nudie model girlfriend you purchased for 99 cents on iTunes, maybe you need to think about that. [PremikaOnline.com] Keep reading »
Is that a therapist in your pocket or are you just really well-adjusted? You may be able to use that line very soon because mobile therapy apps are on the way. Just imagine—you might not have to pay $200 an hour to talk about your problems. You can just pop out your iPhone and a virtual therapist can offer you some perspective. Real therapists speculate that mobile mental health apps will be a great addition to ongoing in-person therapy, but not a total substitution. Some therapy apps are being designed to help patients track moods or even predict psychotic breaks. The exciting thing is that virtual therapy will be available 24/7 unlike even the best therapists. After the jump, three new mobile therapy apps that are in the works. All that will be missing is the couch. Keep reading »
It didn’t start out this way, but I’m in a long-distance relationship. Having your boyfriend live 1,300 miles away isn’t ideal, but as far as problems in relationships go, things could be much worse: He could be in Australia or he could be into furry sex or I could have caught him cheating on me with various tattooed women after I won an Academy Award and adopted a baby.
So, this isn’t some sappy, romantic article on ways to “Survive Your Long-Distance Relationship.” Here’s the real problem: a third party has entered my relationship, causing fights, miscommunication and anxiety. She’s sleek, sexy and smooth. Her name is … the iPhone 3G. Keep reading »
You have to hand it to the American Life League (an anti-abortion organization) for coming up with a clever way to draw attention to their cause: they thought up the dumbest name for an iPhone app, ever. The “Yo, Where’s The Shirt?” app is part of the group’s second annual Photo Scavenger Hunt. Smart phone-wielding abortion opponents can upload pictures of themselves wearing a T-shirt with a “pro-life” slogan (ALL sells ones that read “It’s OK To Be Pro-Life” or “Abortion Kills A Person”) to earn “points” for engaging in various activities. Keep reading »
You turn on The Weather Channel for tornado warnings. You turn on the local radio for flood warnings. But what about those, um, natural disasters a little closer to home? Meet a new iPhone app — purportedly just for men — called Code Red: A Survival Guide To Her Monthly Cycle. Yes, boys, you can pay $1.99 to be alerted on your smart phone the exact days of the month your lady’s egg drops down her fallopian tubes. Keep reading »