App for That
“Am I pregnant?” and “What is my BMI?” are two of the most anxiety-inducing questions facing any sexually active woman. That’s why it’s disconcerting that diet-and-workout app MyFitnessPal and fertility app Glow have joined forces–but Glow’s CEO swears it’s in the name of science.
“BMI is a big factor in one’s chance to get pregnant,” CEO Mike Huang told TechCrunch. “If you are too high, or too low below the established norm, it can cause you to have more irregular menstrual cycles and have more difficulty conceiving.” Read More
Thanks to Instagram, Vine and your trusty smartphone, amateur videos are seemingly everywhere now. Gone are the days when you only had to sit through the home movies of your immediate family. Now, we’re all sharing the sights and sounds of our daily lives in real time, with all of our followers, no matter how personal or how mundane those moments may be.
So we might as well make them look good, right? The new app Cameo, out for iOS 7 today, seeks to help its users turn amateur footage into high-quality, fully edited, movie-montage-esque sequences. We spoke with one of its founders, Matthew Rosenberg, last week. He gave us the deets on the app that’s sure to spawn endless clips of our friends’ babies and weddings–but will also yield plenty of interesting, concept-driven short films in the right hands. Read More
The act of putting one leg in front of the another is already a challenge for the computer-chained team here at Betabeat. You want us to do that for 30 consecutive minutes? That’s exhausting–we’re not Olympians over here. (Okay, Bruce Jenner, put your hand down.)
For many Brazilians, learning that the NSA was using its high tech tracking methods to invade their privacy left them rightfully outraged. But when similar spying technology is concocted for home use in an app that can track the whereabouts of a straying mate, who gives a crap about privacy?
When you’re home alone after dark and you hear weird noises, you have two choices: ignore the din or, terrified, imagine a poltergeist emerging from the walls only to take control of your body and use it as a vehicle with which to murder your entire family.
If you generally employ the latter tactic, you probably spend a lot of time hemming and hawing over whether or not your house is haunted. Luckily, a new app will help you figure out if there are spirits lurking in your pantry once and for all. Read More
Yuppie parents thought they had it all when the iPad came out. Fill it with some Real Simple-approved apps, plop it down in front of the bored toddler, and presto, all those brain-building programs would transform their kids into the next Jack Dorsey. One problem, though: Those apps are likely not making their children any smarter. Read More
Attention, struggling app developers: Snoop Lion has the answer to your monetization woes, and it comes in the form of a big ol’ joint.
On Snoop Lion’s free app, Snoopify, users upload pictures and adorn them with stickers of joints, stacks of cash, and girls in bikinis. Since last week, however, Snoopify has been selling the “Golden Jay,” a $100 sticker Read More
Apple may allow you to download a virtual girlfriend, but its app store policies are notoriously stringent, and as a Norwegian developer recently found out, the company doesn’t care for games centered around satirizing North Korea–and killing people. Read More
Showing up underage to a bar with a fake ID is always a gamble no matter how legit your cousin’s old card from Ohio looks. But there’s a new app called BarZapp that is going to ensure the house always wins. Using the phone’s camera, it scans the card’s magnetic strip for decode if there’s actually information stored on it so that piece of laminate black tape isn’t going to cut it anymore. Read More