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 »
Well, you’ll always be able to find your phone in your purse, right? [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
It’s Get A Hobby Week here on The Frisky, so today we’re craving something to do that produces something we can keep. Oh, perfect, how about this cross-stitch iPhone case and kit?! Pick the color case you want and it comes complete with needle, thread, and some design templates you can use. Alternatively, if you were one of those kids who always had to color outside the lines (freak!), you can create your own custom design using your imagination. Fun!
Something new to file under “Crap You Don’t Need”: techies can now choose what their smartphone will smell like. ESI Cases is selling five new cases, each scented like a different flavor of Jelly Belly jelly beans — Strawberry Cheesecake, Very Cherry, Blueberry, Berry Blue and Licorice. The cases sell for $15 a pop and are available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, and Blackberry. Honestly, I wouldn’t want my iPhone case to smell like any of these flavors because then I’d be constantly craving sugar. But Marc Jacobs perfume? Fresh figs? Jasmine? I could dig it. If you had a scented smartphone case, what would you want it to smell like? [Gizmodo] Keep reading »
Ten years ago, when I was 17, I got into a car with a young guy I barely knew who was a customer at my job. We drove deep into the woods, parked his car, and got stoned. Bryan* eventually became my boyfriend, but I often think back to that night when I went off with a strange guy — and more than a few other nights like it — that could have gone wrong. I’ve always been a risk-taker, but, knock on wood, all the risks I took when I maybe should have heeded some “stranger danger” have turned out safe. But I know not every guy or girl is so lucky and this is how date rape and other acts of violence happens.
Could smartphones help keep people safe on dates, at parties and during risk-taking adventures? An app from the
YMCA YWCA in Canada called “Siren Safety” thinks it just might. Keep reading »