Huge crowds, heightened expectations and lackluster midnight kisses — these are just some of the reasons why New Year’s Eve is widely regarded as the most disappointing holiday of the year.
App for That
Ugh, is there anything worse than when you find yourself nodding your head like yeah to a catchy song only to discover that it’s about Nazism? There’s a new app that helps you avoid those musical faux pas. It’s currently being tested in Germany to fight the spread of that genre of music. Read More
Look, everyone wants to spring for dinner with friends instead of hemming and hawing, item by item, over what each person owes. But chances are you simply don’t have the wherewithal (especially if you’re shirking your work duties to read this blog post).
A new app called Dash, not to be confused with the venerable Kardashian-owned boutique, promises to fix that problem. It recently launched at more than 25 venues throughout Manhattan, and is fully integrated with restaurants’ computer systems, meaning users can keep track of their bill while they’re ordering. Read More
Like throwing a Real Housewives cast party without any wine, Instagram today released a version for Windows Phones that is devoid of any useful features.
First, the newly released app doesn’t let users snap pictures, rather they have to be uploaded from the phone’s camera roll. Another key feature missing is the ability to upload videos, so we’re just going to have imagine what your slowly disappearing piece of french toast looks like. The Verge notes that users can’t tag people or view that little-used map of your geotagged pictures. Read More
Madison Square Garden May Add a Bathroom Wait Time App So At Least You Can Enjoy Some Sort of Victory
Drinking so much beer your bladder nearly explodes is a time-honored tradition for sports fans. But deciding when to rush to the bathroom without missing anything could be hampered by long lines. The New York Post reports that the problem might soon finally be solved at Madison Square Garden. Read More
“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?