The things I do for the Internet. There are so many dating (and, uh “dating”) apps out there now, and as someone who writes about dating (and, uh “dating”) I thought I should check some of them out. Here’s a short roundup of some of the notable ones. Keep reading »
When I spent a ridiculous amount of money on a brand new smartphone, I knew it was only a matter of time until I broke it, and sure enough, two weeks after I got it, I was touring a house my best friend was considering renting, and dropped my phone while attempting to take a photo of the view from the deck. The screen was shattered, but miraculously the phone still worked perfectly. I couldn’t afford to replace it right away, so I’ve been making do with a cracked cellphone screen ever since. The first couple days–when sending a simple text would coat my fingertips in bits of glass–were a bit rough, but after that, I’ve actually come to realize there are some unsung benefits of a cracked cellphone screen. Here are five of them… Keep reading »
Do you like free stuff? Me too! That’s why I’m super stoked about this new smart phone app called Wrapp. Wrapp is a simple tool that allows you to give gift cards — at a discount — to anyone in your social circle. And the folks at Wrapp are happily offering you — all of you! — the opportunity to get a $15 gift card from The Gap simply for downloading Wrapp from this special link we’re providing.
So are you ready for a deal? Download here! (Warning: You do need to have an iPhone or Android smart phone to use mobile-y. Otherwise you can simply sign up online.) When you’re ready to make a purchase, just simply show the card or your phone to the cashier to receive the discount. Happy shopping! [Wrapp]
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, I am an expert at breaking cell phones, so when I splurged on a fancy new Android a few weeks ago, I vowed things would be different. And for awhile, they were: I cradled it gently against my ear; I never touched the screen when my hands were messy; I tucked it carefully into its very own pocket in my purse. And then, a few days ago, I dropped it on the concrete while taking a nice, slow-paced stroll through the park. Looking down at that cracked screen, at all my hard work gone to waste, I had an epiphany: there must be 50 ways to break your cell phone. With apologies to Paul Simon, here they are… 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 »