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Penny Finds Her Brave

Penny has a problem.  She is very brave and she doesn’t know it- or at least according to the people over at PennyFindsHerBrave.com. The stop motion video created by the website is part of a program to promote the launch of a new App that helps kids get over their nightly fears. The App is a [...]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Hotdog

It’s so simple that even I could make it! Except that, I gather, you have to Instagram it before eating and I don’t have the Instagram app. Link

Blocking the Olympics with Olwimpics

They’re everywhere you look, but if you are sick of the Olympics already, there’s an app for that! Actually, Olwimpics is a browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Install it and you can browse without being reminded of what’s going on in that global village they set up in London. Or something like that [...]

10 Ways You Can Use Your Smartphone to Advance Science

Getty Images Your iPhone is not living up to its full potential. Sure, everyone loves posting pictures of their cats to Instagram, and the new RadioLab app is awesome. But we’re living in the future! Why not use those tiny computers we’re all carrying around for something bigger, like helping advance knowledge in a way that [...]

Is There an App for That?

The question “Is there an app for that?” is actually the challenge in today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. You’ll be given descriptions of something a smart phone might or might not do, and you decide whether that’s an existing app to do it or not. This is one of those quizzes that will be obsolete [...]

Mind-controlled skateboard developed

A mobile app studio has invented a skateboard that takes commands direct from the rider’s brainwaves. Called the ‘Board of Imagination’ the device is …

Bathroom Reader Mobile App and Book Giveaway!

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader is proud to announce their new mobile app, which enables you to enjoy bathroom reading on your iPhone, iPad, or Android mobile device! Which means, you can enjoy them anywhere, not just the bathroom. …this app will give you a daily dose of the best of what Uncle John has to offer. [...]

Win a $3,000 Living Social Escape!

I’ll lead with a caveat: you have to have an i-something to participate in this contest. I know, I know. Not cool. (Except for owners of iOS devices.) But the app you need to participate is only available on the iOS platform. Sorry! With that out of the way, here’s the deal: I’ve teamed up with [...]

Occupy Wall Street? There’s an App for that!

Yesterday’s post about first world problems continues today as I’ve just learned that there’s a new Android app called, “I’m Getting Arrested,” which alerts one’s family, friends (even lawyers) to the wonderful news that they’re about to be arrested. Quadrant 2 Inc., which makes software for worldwide financial institutions, non-profit arts organizations, household names and mom [...]

Trover

Today, I’d like to introduce you to a fascinating, new-ish site/app called Trover, the next great collection of User Generate Content (UGC). If you go to their Web site, you’ll find the most basic, simplest user interface since Dropbox.com. Just type in your location, or any location, and start to browse a treasure trove (hence the [...]