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Apple iPhone

  • Voice Choices

    February 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Behind the Infamous Neil Young Carnegie Hall Concert Taping

    When Tom Adams brought his camera to Neil Young's performance at Carnegie Hall earlier this month, he didn't capture it on an iPhone or a piece of machinery that's worth more than three months' rent. He grabbed a camera before he left the house, double-checked to make sure the batteries were charged ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    To the Lame Wannabe DJ with the iPod: Stop It

    There are party fouls that can be forgiven. Really egregious ones, even, like peeing in the indoor plants. But disrupting the music by unplugging the host's device in favor of your own iPod or smartphone? NOPE. See also: Why Are Old School Electronic Artists Annoyed With EDM?

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Istanbul Prepares for First Shake Shack

    On the heels of Bloomberg Businessweek's outing of America's young burger billionairess, Eater reports that Shake Shack will open in Istanbul later this year. The New York-based chain from Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality group currently operates burger joints across North America and the Midd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    See Japanese Food iPhone Covers That Look So Good You Might Eat The Plastic

    They're going for about $50 each and they look absolutely delicious. Japanese accessory manufacturer Strapya has come out with Japanese food iPhone covers. Called "iMeishi," these covers are putting traditional Japanese foods in users' pockets with their realistic plastic models of ramen, eel, and s ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 29, 2012

    Flava Craze

    We’re not so sure size matters

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    The Inimitable Hedda Lettuce Stars in 'What's for Dinner?'

    What can you cook with eggs, milk and a high heeled shoe? Drag queen and comedian Hedda Lettuce figures it out in this charming video for a new Kickstarter project. The iPhone app, What's for Dinner, will suggest recipes to cook based on your ingredient list, no matter how measly. The project has a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Happy National Condom Day! Find Free Condoms With a Phone App

    It's Feb. 14 -- the best day of the year! No, of course we don't mean Valentine's Day (ew.) It's National Condom Awareness Day -- and 2012's holiday has gotten even more special for you and your special lady or man-friend: New York City's Department of Public Health and Mental Hygiene is releasin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Epic Craigslist Poster and iPhone Hostage Victim Learns Valuable Lessons

    ​Remember the guy from yesterday who dropped basically an epic novel in Craigslist Missed Connections directed towards "The girl who held my iPhone for ransom in a pizzeria last night"? Paul Adler, 22, had an unfortunate experience on Halloween in which an enterprising outer-borough teenager h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    StreetMatching.Com Is an Online Dating Site for All Those Missed Connections

    There's a dating site for this.​It's the year 2011 and there are waaaaay more options for online dating than Match.com. Enterprising people all over the world are creating business plans for their particular dating schemes (HowAboutWeOnlyDate BeautifulPeopleWithDogsWhoKnit), and the latest, wh ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 13, 2011

    MACHINES ARE OUR FRIENDS

    So long as they don't turn into Hal

  • Voice Choices

    April 27, 2011

    GO GREEN

    The place to be for avocado groupies

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Village Voice "Best Of" App Now Available!

    ​Exciting news: Our long awaited "Best Of..." app is finally here! Featuring more than 10,000 of the best things to eat, drink, buy, and experience in cities all across the U.S., the app is built from our annual "Best Of" issue and features recommendations on nearly every block in New York Cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Did a Hacker Take Over the Screens in Times Square With an iPhone? Probably Not!

    In the above YouTube video, the user BITcrash44 claims to hack the video screens in Times Square using just an iPhone, a weather balloon, a transmitter, and something called a "video repeater." But like anything amazing that happens on the Internet, a lot of people doubt it's real. It might just be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Five Better, More Brutally Honest Tips for Successfully Dating a Blogger

    via​This is going to be hard to hear, for everyone. Yesterday, the website Social Times, which touts itself as "Your Social Media Source," published an article called "Five Tips for Successfully Dating a Blogger," with a dash of humor and a healthy dose of no please stop this is so misguided. ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 16, 2011

    PLUGGED IN

    Actors read stories from Electric Literature

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Best Craft Beer Apps; Mayor Bloomberg Admits to Icing His Beer

    ​A review of craft beer apps reveals that Android users have the best options: the Beer Expert, Brewster, and Beer Map. iPhone users get to crow about Pintley. [NY Times] Yet another study on the health benefits of red wine: resveratrol can help boost the healing capacity of cancer-fighting d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Bad Apple: iPhone Robber in Morningside Heights

    ​The punk in this unusually sharp surveillance photo is the suspect in a mugging and robbery in broad daylight on January 15 at 113th Street and Broadway, in Morningside Heights. At about 1:15 p.m that afternoon, cops say, this scumbag, dressed as he is in this photo, tackled a 21-year-old guy, k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Al Qaeda Considered Poisoning Us; Foursquare Now Competing with Foodspotting

    ​Al Qaeda has contemplated using food poisoning as a way to attack the U.S. Apparently, it discussed slipping cyanide into salad bars and buffets at hotels and restaurants. [CNN] The food porn iPhone app Foodspotting has hit 500,000 downloads, just as Foursquare launches a similar feature to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Adios, Cash Registers. Square Allows Customers to Pay via iPad

    squareup.comiPay?​Cup of pour-over drip coffee? There's an app for that. Small restaurants, cafés, and other vendors are using a new smartphone application called Square that allows them to charge customers directly from an iPhone or iPad. Are the days of cash registers numbered?

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Jeff Orlick of the 5-Boro Pizza Tour Launches Real Pizza of New York App

    keepwaddling1/flickrThere's an app for this.​Jeff Orlick, best known for his 5-Boro Pizza Tour, has introduced the latest app every New York pizza lover needs: the Real Pizza of New York iPhone app.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Morning Links: Carl Paladino to Make "Major" TV Announcement; Lou Dobbs' Illegal Immigrant Trouble; Verizon iPhone Update

    ​• New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino has bought a block of TV time with the three network affiliates in Buffalo and is expected to make a "major" announcement today at 5:13 p.m. Don't bet that he's dropping out. But is he still angry?[NYDN] • The stream of red, toxic sludge f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Drug Dealer Threatens to Shank His Own Client in Total Buzzkill Moment

    ​Hey, not good for business, guys. Imagine: You're meeting your dealer to score some sweet weed. As you sidle up to him at the location where you've agreed to pass off the baggie or whatnot (this is how it's done, right?), he grabs you, throws you against the wall, and claims, "You're going to ... More >>

  • Books

    July 27, 2010

    Gary Shteyngart Writes Another Smelly Book

    Super Sad True Love Story journeys to dystopia via handheld devices

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Apple to Give Out Free Phone-Condoms for Impotent Antennae, Admit They Fu*ked Up

    A considered iPhone fix, not unreasonable.​So, apparently, those new iPhones were released basically broken! Or with bad antennae that make you have to hold your phone a certain way, kind of like the way Apple only wants you to use only their applications on their phone. Now they want to contr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    The Best and Worst Ideas for the iPhone 4, the Fascination Continues

    ​Last week, we brought you the best and worst ideas involving a vuvuzela, and now, we address an object of utmost cultural fascination and endless attention -- the iPhone 4, with all of its wondrous video capabilities.

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2010

    Apple Apps Turn Religious: If Man is Five, Then the iPhone is Six and God is Seven

    ​America is under attack. It's "a new strain of strident atheism" and it's deadly. To the rescue? iPhone applications, according to the New York Times. And if you're on the other side of the war, there's tools for you, too -- alternative applications "arming nonbelievers for battle." It's like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Crazy Summer Weather Alert: Watch for Golf-Ball-Sized Hail

    ​The clouds are rolling in. We hear that there's a severe thunderstorm watch on until 8 p.m. tonight in New York and its surrounding environs. We also hear that there was "golf-ball-sized hail" sighted on the Throgs Neck today, and that someone may have seen a tornado on Long Island -- can any ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 11, 2010

    FEELING GREEN

    Elton John and Lady Gaga band together for a good cause

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Gizmodo's iPhone Scoop: The Nick Denton Interview

    Pictured, left to right: an Apple prototype iPhone, and Gawker Media owner Nick Denton covered in pie.​Maybe you heard, but yesterday, Gawker Media's gadget site Gizmodo published quite a story. It might be short of hyperbole to note their "get" of a new iPhone prototype as one of the biggest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Guy Who Drunkenly Lost Apple's 4G iPhone: Now Immortalized With Facebook Page Dedicated to "Drunk Gray Powell"

    File under "From the Department of Mwa-wahhh." Get drunk, and it will inevitably end up on the Internet, somewhere. If you're lucky, it'll be lost under a larger tide of unnecessary information. But if your drunken birthday party led to one of the biggest tech leaks in the history of proprietary tec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Apple's iPhone Porn Purge Deletes Thousands of Apps: Reports

    ​The rumored removal of sexy apps for iPhones seems to have come to pass. The first shot in the war on porn apps came, per CNET, when "Apple notified developer Chillifresh that its Wobble iBoobs application was being removed from the App Store." Now it is reported that thousands of other apps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    iPhone Thief at Large in Park Slope

    Watch out, Park Slopers: some guy is grabbing iPhones out of citizens' hands as they use them. The Brooklyn Paper reports that a January 24 incident, in which a cyclist rode up and punched a woman who was chatting on her iPhone at Union Street between Seventh and Eighth, then removed the phone and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Quick Hits

    Weird Al and a team of experts provide a brief history of autotune. (h/t Joe My God.) Folks outraged at Palin in shorts on a Newsweek cover have resorted to their greatest weapon -- Photoshop! This one is our favorite. A Citizens Union report says that in the past 10 years, 14 state legislator ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Tonight! Daniel Johnston, No Age, So Percussion

    ​Daniel Johnston, somewhat unwitting source of the sweetest iPhone app ever made, heads to Highline Ballroom tonight to sing his wobbly songs of vaguely menacing and often unbearably sad whimsy. Do him a favor and don't be fucking with your phone the whole entire time.

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    News Roundup: R.I.P. Brendan Mullen, Kia Motors Hearts Girl Talk, Daniel Johnston, Chris Taylor

    ​--R.I.P. Brendan Mullen, who was one of the first DIY promoters of punk and independent rock and the first regular booker of punk bands in Los Angeles. The Masque, a venue that became home base for all that is first-wave L.A. punk--including the Germs and the Weirdos--was in essence his baby ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    In Praise Of Jason Forrest's "War Photographer" Video, Unjustly Excluded from Pitchfork's "Top 50 Videos of the 2000s" Feature

    No quarrel with this list overall -- hell, I love "Pork & Beans" as much as the next dude, and probably way more so, to my possible detriment. But operating under the assumption that everyone who reads the headline immediately thinks of their personal favorite music video, eagerly awaits its plac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Major Lazer Continue Delightful Descent Into Sound Effect Obsession

    Since to date the thing we like best about Major Lazer, by far, are the sound effects--our love of "Hold the Line"'s horse neigh is well known--news that Diplo and Mad Decent have designed an iPhone app is welcome indeed. ("Listen up Paul van Dyk," Diplo says angrily, to the guy who beat him to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    iFood, You Food

    Now that the Obamas have started planting their garden, eating locally is sure to become more popular. You too can be an upstanding locavorous member of society at the simple touch of an LCD screen. The new iPhone Locavore app provides all the tools necessary to eat locally, from maps to the neares ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    What Can't The Internet Do?

    The Internet has become the de rigueur place where people do their reading, their greeting, and their buying, wiping out many other forms of interpersonal traffic with a mere click. But what CAN'T you do on your computer? Are there any activities that force you to actually stand up and move somewher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Give to the New Museum's Rhizome, Get A YACHT Ringtone

    In what is surely a prescient charity campaign, the New Museum-affiliated media art posse Rhizome is offering custom ringtones in exchange for donations to their Community Campaign. Never mind the fact rappers conduct this type of charity drive--creating ringtones in exchange for money--every day; t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Don Draper Drinks PBR, Owns an iPhone?

    photo via Street Carnage I would like to continue believing, for all eternity, that Don Draper rarely smiles, only orders Old Fashioneds, only consorts with comedians if he's hoteling their wives, and has never thumbed an iPhone. And then Jon Hamm showed up to the Knitting Factory on Monday night f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    What to Expect from the iPhone's New Google Voice Feature

    Google researchers have added sophisticated voice recognition technology to the company’s search software for the Apple iPhone... [Users] can place the phone to their ear and ask virtually any question, like “Where’s the nearest Starbucks?” or “How tall is Mount Everest?" -- NY Times. "I' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    The Second Worst Kind of Friend

    You know the type. He meets you at the theater, but he's too busy gabbing away on his iPhone to give you more than a sideways kiss hello. He finally has to turn the phone off when the lights start dimming, and though he's about to say something to you, the show starts, so he can't. Act One plays out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008
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    July 30, 2008

    What Could You Do With a Parking Spot, Bond References in Sean Connery Renovations Lawsuit, and the Montauk Monster...

    As activism gets wackier and wackier these days look out for September 19th when 50 parking spots will become parks for a day. After last year’s success with 25 spots, organizers now will let you apply for a mini-grant until August 8th. [Streetsblog] Sean Connery faces another lawsuit from no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    Are You An iDiot? Camping Out For The iPhone

    The question many, myself included, have is "Why?"

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Apocalypse Now? Purse-snatchers and iPhone Robbers

    It's Friday the 13th, and the papers are full of all kinds of horrors: Gas hits $5 a gallon in the city, thugs lure you to deserted blocks with the promise of cheap iPhones and then rob you blind, and a sweet, grandmotherly Catholic school teacher gets suckerpunched on the way to school by a purse-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2007

    Transformers get gully

    Between these and the iPhone, All City is never going to sleep. Who knew Megatron and Convoy were so gangsta? First, the Transformers breakdancing video that ended up on YouTube last year. Now Japanese toy company Takarato announces they'll release six-inch collectible Transformer sneakers for 58.9 ... More >>

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