New App Pays You To Look At Your Phone

Your smartphone has become an extension of you. That fact has even led to the rise of a new branch of studies in evolution, one that examines how we use modern technology to adapt and extend ourselves and our brains.…

Shazam App Gets $40M From World’s Richest Man

Shazam, the startup behind the popular music-identifying app of the same name, this weekend announced that it has received a $40 million investment from America Movil. The telecom company is owned primarily by Carlos Slim, Forbes’ richest person in the…

Meet (or Don’t Meet, Optimally) a New Anti-Social App, Hell Is Other People

In Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist play No Exit, one of the damned souls concludes that “hell is other people.” Nearly 70 years later, that quote has inspired a new app that helps you be as anti-social as possible. The app, Hell…

Instagram Finally Gets People Tagging with ‘Photos of You’

Instagram is borrowing another feature from Facebook today, as they are rolling out true people tagging for both iOS and Android. With the updated apps, you’ll be able to add people to photos for the first time. All you have…

Facebook Home Has 47% 1-Star Reviews in the Google Play Store

Well the reviews are in for Facebook’s OS-lite “app family” Android takeover, Home, and it’s not looking great – to say the least. Since hitting the Google Play store on Friday, nearly 4,000 users reviews have been logged (3.955). And…

What’s Going on with Google Now for iOS?

So, what the hell is happening with Google Now for iOS? According to conflicting reports from people on each end, it’s stuck in some sort of non-existent approval limbo. Speaking at the Big Tent Summit in India earlier, Google Executive…

Flickr Becomes More Like Instagram On iOS

Just yesterday, Yahoo released a major update for its email client that promises “speed, ease of use, and cross device availability.” Now the company is updating its other core Web property – flickr. Yahoo has released two major updates for…

Facebook In Final Testing Phase For Native Android App

Do you use the Android Facebook app? Are you constantly frustrated with how slow and buggy it is? The app has seen a few updates that have alleviated some of the problems, but it’s still a mess. iOS users got…

Facebook Makes Campaign 2012 More Social with New “I’m Voting” App

Let’s say you’re someone who has strong feelings about politics and all aspects of the 2012 Presidential race. Good, it’s nice to care deeply about things. Let’s also say that you like to make your policial leanings well known to…

[Update] Google I/O App Outs Pinterest For Android

Update: A Pinterest spokesperson sent us this statement: “We’re excited about the Android platform and are working hard on building a great app. However, we don’t have plans to announce anything @ I/O.” They’re still going to be there according…