Not all of us have had our iPhones disappear only to wind up in the hands of camera-happy teens in Morocco, but we can all appreciate the problem: Having your smartphone stolen sucks. That's why news out of the attorney general's office comes as a relief. Eric Schneiderman, his bud Delaware A.G. Bea ... More >>
As of last autumn, more than half of the people with a mobile phone in this country use a smartphone. By August of next year, smartphone users are expected to make up 80 percent of the market. The writing is on the wall in an extremely legible typeface: Those of you pathetic luddites still trudging ... More >>
On Friday, New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission approved the savvy, San Francisco-based Uber as the first app New Yorkers can use to hail yellow medallion taxi cabs. After nearly a year of delays, the announcement marks the start of a year-long pilot program, during which the TLC will be ab ... More >>
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By Dan Moore When I bought my first iPod--this was the first iPod, when the scroll wheel actually spun around--it was a severe blow to my nerd-cred, which I guarded pretty jealously at the time. (It was the only cred I had.) Relying on iTunes and its untouchable database to maintain my MP3 collecti ... More >>
[See More Edible News: Pinkberry Rolls Out a Nutella-Like Froyo | Voters Oppose Soda Limits, Back Liquor Crackdown] Are smartphones the new credit cards? Dunkin' Donuts recently launched a app for payment on the iPhone, iPod touch, and Android smartphones. This isn't anything new (Starbucks does t ... More >>
Welcome to the age of smartphone civilian authority.At the City Council Hall on 250 Broadway this afternoon, State Senator Eric Adams, a Democrat from Brooklyn, will announce a little app that he helped create called "Brooklyn Way of Life." It's a downloadable "crime fighting mobile app," in his own ... More >>
Governor Andrew Cuomo has found a somewhat creative way around New York's public records laws: his Blackberry.Cuomo's use of Blackberry's BBN message system (and his refusal to use official state email) to communicate with staffers and other pols has come under fire by many (read: just about everyon ... More >>
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Bad news, smart phone users: those penis private pics you snapped with your iPhone aren't as private as you'd probably hoped.Senator Chuck Schumer to the rescue.Schumer today announced that he's asked the Federal Trade Commission to launch an investigation into whether smart phone apps on Apple a ... More >>
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 >>
Appealing to his iPhone-addicted constituents, Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on AT&T to do something about the steep uptick in smartphone thefts in the city. You might be thinking: "What can this little ole cell phone provider do to fight crime in Gotham?" Well, our senator thinks the company can do ... More >>
If you're alone this Christmas Eve and you have a bit of an obsessive streak, then it's time to plant yourself behind your computer with a gallon of eggnog and study the NORAD Santa Tracker. Wondering where Santa is right now? He's hovering around the Philippines and steadily moving westward. ... More >>
No one wants.Obviously, people everywhere are angling to steal your wonderful, beautiful iPhone. Not to mention that shiny iPad you're always waving around! As evidence, the New York Post reports today on a duo that has been taking iPhones at gunpoint on the Upper East Side: They've stolen at ... More >>
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Anticipation and hoopla surrounded the release of the iPhone 4S, but when people discovered Apple wasn't debuting the iPhone 5, the launch was dubbed a dud. 5 is one better than 4! Why are you robbing us of 5? On the evening Steve Jobs died, CNN.com's main headline was about how the iPhone 4S ... More >>
My smart phone is much funnier than I am. Recently, a friend asked where he could throw a birthday party for himself. After mulling the question over, taking into account his preferences in location, cuisine, and price level, I texted back Del Posto. The phone's auto-correct function sprung ... More >>
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Here is a sort of adorable video of President Obama's car getting stuck as he leaves the U.S. Embassy in Ireland today. First he's dropping his Blackberry all over the tarmac, then he falls prey to a stealthy driveway slope? Such a regular guy, except for that leader of the free world/killing Osama ... More >>
Hipsters. Zombies. Same thing.
It was only a matter of time, kids. This esteemed, prize-winning blog has now become a gala video, courtesy of the New York Film Academy's Geoffray Barbier.
Strange bedfellows.And lo, one crappy service provider acquires another. AT&T announced today that it's buying T-Mobile USA for $39 billion from Deutsche Telekom. If the two companies fully merge, the deal will give AT&T another 46.5 million customers in America, pushing it way past Veriz ... More >>
Tech rumors are flying that BBM, the exclusive BlackBerry messaging service, will be headed to iPhone and Android phones within the next year. Engadget says that, "RIM intends to take its BlackBerry Messenger outside the cozy confines of the BB ecosystem and straight into its competitors' app ... More >>
When the iPhone game Angry Birds hit the front page of the New York Times, we were amazed that humans were collectively clocking "16 human-years of bird-throwing every hour." But has anyone ever met their mate on Angry Birds? They have on Words With Friends, Zynga's popular Scrabble rip-off, ... More >>
• Happy Presidents Day! In case you haven't noticed yet, it snowed. Central Park was reporting 2.5 inches as of this morning. There's a chance of more snow over the afternoon, and again tonight. [Weather, NY1] • Protests in Libya against Muammar Qaddafi's totalitarian rule are spreading, ... More >>
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via EngadgetThe long-awaited day has finally come. Verizon has announced they'll start selling the iPhone early next month. Preorders start February 3. The phone will cost you $199.99 with a 2-year contract. It's expected that as many as 13 million iPhones may be sold by Verizon in the first ... More >>
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?
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In Sunday's New York Times, the iPhone is called "the most effective tool in human history to mollify a fussy toddler." But this designation is not awarded in an advertisement for the cellular phone, or at least not one Apple paid for. The iPhone is dubbed a "Toy of Choice" for "many 1-, 2- a ... More >>
Pre-dating (dating foreplay, if you prefer) is becoming more personal than ever. Now that the iPhone 4 has video capability, early-adopting tech nerds are already using it to date online via VisualFriend.com, "the newest free online dating service that brings singles, FaceTime, and your iPhon ... More >>
Oh yeah, here's some news you can use. Dating site OkCupid has done a helpful survey of its users' phone and sex habits, and of all the phoning, sexing Internet daters out there, the iPhoners are the sexingest! After them come BlackBerry users and then people who use Android and may or may no ... More >>
Have you ever wanted to play video games that Apple didn't sell on your iPhone? Have you ever wanted to use apps that Apple didn't sell on your iPhone? Have you ever wanted to switch carriers with your iPhone (because AT&T blows)? Have you ever wanted to copy a copy-protected DVD? Have ... More >>
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.
If you have an iPhone -- and especially if you have an iPhone in New York City -- you're familiar with the concept of The Dreaded Dropped Call, because among other reasons, AT&T sucks and your iPhone likely only uses AT&T. Also, because it's supposed to be The JesusPhone, it's just inherently ... More >>
There are scoops, and then there are scoops. And there's reporting, and just getting absurdly lucky. And this is a scoop, and from the sound of it, someone got absurdly lucky. And someone else likely just got absurdly unlucky because of this. Meet the new iPhone:
The first release of the Apple iPad went on sale at 9 this morning to the long lines of customers who were camped out in front of Apple Stores and Best Buys waiting to buy them. The hand-held 9.5" touchscreen computers, which can access WiFi but not yet 3G (those go on sale later this month) ... More >>
The surest signs of spring are upon us: flowers blooming, scantily clad NYU students smoking in the park, and most importantly, coworkers who have never showed any semblance of sports fandom live-streaming basketball for the next two weeks and yelling at their computers things like "Cinderella!" "B ... More >>
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 >>
Anytime you have to explain to your national television audience a), what the iPhone app Shazam does, b) the out-of-state origins of the University of Washington's KEXP, c) who the band Neon Indian are, d), why it might be fitting that they have a song called "Terminally Chill" and e), repeatedly ... More >>
The Consumerist details a conversation with an AT&T customer service rep, who allegedly told a Brooklyn resident that she couldn't buy an iPhone because "New York City is not ready for the iPhone." Which is weird, as in the streets of New York the iPhone is ubiquitous --not especially useful as a ph ... More >>
Yes, yes, it's probably a hoax. But, just in case it's not, get excited for a new iPhone game you play with your tongue. With iLickit, you have to lick clean your plate of food by actually applying your tongue to your LCD screen. Not for the germaphobic. [TUAW via Eat Me Daily]
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