Posts tagged "iphones"

In Praise Of Using Camera Phones As Defensive Weapons

I’m here to praise the hell out of those everyday videographers, acting in defense of themselves or others, and to also argue in favor of more of us using our camera

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm

I Tried The “Bored And Brilliant” Project And Learned Just How Badly I “Need” My Phone

A few weeks ago, I tried out WNYC’s “Bored and Brilliant” project, a challenge that encouraged participants to step away from their phones and see what kinds of creative thoughts come up when we allow our minds…

Claire Hannum | February 24, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Break Free Of Your Phone Addiction With WNYC’s “Bored And Brilliant” Project

Most of us suffer from some form or another of smartphone addiction, and we have a tendency to whip out our phones anytime we’re alone with our thoughts or find ourselves…

Claire Hannum | January 31, 2015 - 11:00 am

Study: iPhone Separation Anxiety Is An Actual Thing

A new study from the University of Missouri found that people can suffer serious psychological and physiological effects when separated from their phones. Despite the fact that our collective cell…

Claire Hannum | January 18, 2015 - 11:40 am

Apple Unveils The iPhone 6 And The Apple Watch

Today, Apple unveiled two new phones: the gigantic-screened iPhone 6 and the even clunkier iPhone 6 Plus. Both phones will be released on September 19th. One exciting feature will…

Claire Hannum | September 9, 2014 - 6:30 pm

This PHHHOTO App Turns Your Pictures Into GIFs

A new iPhone app called PHHHOTO (created by a company called, not surprisingly, HYPERHYPER) turns your photos into instant GIFs. As you can see, even Diplo is into using…

Claire Hannum | July 30, 2014 - 3:30 pm

6 Tiny Ways To Look Up From Your Smartphone More Often

The more time I spend staring at my iPhone when I don’t really need to, the more choppy and unfocused my thoughts are. When I’m staring at the thing too…

Claire Hannum | July 3, 2014 - 2:00 pm

This App Helps Us Get Real About How Many Hours We Spend On Our iPhones

A new app called Moment is an attempt to help us curb our iPhone addictions by telling us exactly how much time we spend staring it at each day. I think most…

Claire Hannum | July 1, 2014 - 9:30 am

Study: iPhone Cameras Are Zapping Our Memory, But We Can Do Something About It

One of the biggest reasons I take pictures on the regular is a fear of forgetting, but as it turns out, all those pictures may be making my memories more likely…

Claire Hannum | June 15, 2014 - 10:00 am

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…

Claire Hannum | April 25, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Do You Need A Social Media Cone Of Shame?

As much as it bugs me when companies try to go all “high road,” I can make an exception for this hilarious Coca-Cola Social Media Guard commercial. The Guard, a…

Claire Hannum | February 21, 2014 - 10:40 am

Here’s How Scary An Emoji Would Look In Real Life, In Case You Were Wondering

A brilliant ad campaign about the dangers of internet predators shows us who could be lurking on the other side of those oh-so-quaint emoji that we love to send back…

Claire Hannum | January 17, 2014 - 9:30 am

Instagram Has Private Messaging Now

love Instagram. I may even be a little bit addicted, so I was sort of on the edge of my seat this morning when the app held a press event…

Claire Hannum | December 12, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Woman Pays $1,200 For New iPhones, Gets Fruit Instead

Pro-tip: If you are spending hundreds or thousands of dollars to purchase something from a stranger, it’s wise to check and make sure you’re actually getting what you’ve bought. Case…

Julie Gerstein | August 2, 2013 - 11:40 am

50 Ways To Break Your Cell Phone

Every phone I’ve ever owned has met a tragic and untimely death. Whether it’s the toilet, the concrete, the washing machine, a sandy beach, or a spilled glass of juice,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 3, 2012 - 9:00 am

The Top 9 Signs Your Girl Is On Her Period

Recently, an enterprising bro made a handy iPhone app that allows men to track their girlfriends’ and wives’ period cycles. Jon Rose, who created the whimsically titled “Code Red” app,

Julie Gerstein | August 23, 2010 - 12:00 pm

More Mature iPhone Apps Coming Soon

Rumor has it that iPhone OS 3.0, which should be released this summer, will allow for more “mature” apps. Apple has improved the parental controls, which in theory will let…

Annika Harris | May 8, 2009 - 2:30 pm

iPhone App Tricks Thieves into Revealing Their Location

There are iPhone apps for practically everything, from finding restaurants and bars to staying on budget and reading your horoscope. Now there’s one that will help you find the location…

Catherine Strawn | December 15, 2008 - 6:30 pm

If You Want A Baby, Stop Buying Marc Jacobs

Did you have a baby last year? We didn’t — good thing, too, because babies are expensive and we really can’t afford one at the moment. Yesterday, the USDA released…

Catherine Strawn | March 25, 2008 - 4:45 pm