It’s easy to find smartphone apps that objectify models—like this Kate Upton live wallpaper app (“Sexy unofficial live wallpaper with Kate Upton in a bikini staring you down while trying to distract you with her boobs”) or this one that’s literally just a collection of HD photos from the 2013 Victoria’s Read More
An App for That
Get ready to be wowed by the power of modern technology to solve very minor pain points: TechCrunch reports that a company called Cover has just raised a $1.7 million seed investment from First Round Capital. Designed explicitly for Android by former Googlers, it’s an app that customizes your lock screen with the apps you’re most likely to want at any given time and place.
The app is like a Google Now for your mobile OS, serving up Google Maps when you’re in the car but Netflix when you’re hungover in bed. TechCrunch breathlessly reports that, “Cover’s ‘Peek’ feature is the fastest way to open apps I’ve ever seen. Start pulling an app icon to the right and the lockscreen slides away to reveal the app’s innards as if it was open all along.” Read More
As if a freaking drive-through window through which your bag of greasy sludge is shoved into your car while you sit still wasn’t convenient enough, McDonald’s is testing an app that would allow users to order and pay for burgers and fries through their smartphones. Read More