A new sex app with the not-so-subtle name "Bang With Professionals" aims to let you find which of your LinkedIn connections are willing to hook up with you.
The website for the app assures users that its services are "secure and anonymous;" co-workers will only know you're interested in hooking up if they are, too.
Apparently the app isn't available yet; a notice at the top of its website says "Coming soon." When we requested an invite from Bang With Professionals, we only got an email asking us to share the app with our friends.
The app's creators appear to have kept themselves anonymous, much like the creators of a similar app that launched last week called "Bang With Friends," which lets you find which of your Facebook friends are willing to hook up with you.
Although "Bang With Friends" was just recently launched, it seems to have already had some success.
Mashable reported this week that more than 30,000 users -- "mostly 20-somethings" -- have already signed up for the app. In addition, users are flocking to "Bang With Friends" at a rate of five per minute (according to the anonymous creators of the site, anyway).
A poll on The Independent seems to show that people are willing to use apps like "Bang With Friends." As of Thursday afternoon, the poll showed that 66 percent of participants said they would use the app, while only 34 percent said they would not.
Citing an article from the New York Times, Slate pointed out that men are mostly behind these apps. Experts told the Times that at "many prominent tech firms," the percentage of female programmers is "in the single digits."
Will women use "Bang With Professionals"? We'll have to wait and see.
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iPhone and Android users can agree: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/mobile/" target="_hplink">Facebook's mobile app</a> is universally dysfunctional. We could go on and on about what irks us, but one of our biggest gripes has to be the push notifications. They're supposed to alert us to new messages or events, yet we frequently find we're being informed about old activity. Oh, and if you try to click through different features or menus too quickly, the app's bound to crash. Dislike.
Weather Channel App
Should you bring your umbrella for today's commute? Your <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.weather.Weather" target="_hplink">Weather Channel App</a> might tell you -- if it feels like updating to today's date. Too often we've left our rainboots by the front door because our app was stuck on yesterday's forecast.
YouTube on the web? The best. <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.youtube&hl=en" target="_hplink">YouTube for mobile</a>? The pits: The search function is horrible, and too many videos don't play correctly (if at all) on both Android and iPhone devices. Plus, listening to music via YouTube means the app must remain open, so you can't jam out and text at the same time.
Sure, she's entertaining enough. But does <a href="http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/siri.html" target="_hplink">Siri</a> really help with our daily lives? Not that much, no. We think the iPhone's voice-activated technology just isn't quite up to snuff yet. (We'll go right ahead and lump the Samsung Galaxy S III's <a href="http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxys3/feature.html#svoice" target="_hplink">S Voice</a> feature in here, too. It's awesome, but we hardly ever use it unless we're trying to show off.)
Gmail For iPhone
We love our <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gmail/id422689480?mt=8" target="_hplink">Gmail app</a>. We do. But those of us who use it on the iPhone are pretty sore that we still can't switch easily between two Gmail accounts. The Android users among us don't have to worry about this; but, just like the rest of us, they do find themselves cursing the app when it fails to sync with Google's servers (something that always seems to happen when we're expecting an important email).
Maps On iPhone
Where did that little blue dot go?! When walking or driving with Apple's <a href="http://www.apple.com/iphone/built-in-apps/maps-compass.html" target="_hplink">built-in Maps app</a>, powered by Google Maps, the moving blue dot is supposed to be the user's location...but occasionally it's not. When service is sketchy, this GPS function might say you are blocks away from where you really are. Plus, the estimated time of arrival can be very optimistic, meaning iPhone users who think their journey will take 20 minutes are typically about 20 minutes late. Hopefully Apple can solve these issues when it <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/11/apple-debuts-maps-app_n_1587726.html" target="_hplink">rolls out its very own Maps app</a> with iOS 6 this fall.
We think the <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bump/id305479724?mt=8" target="_hplink">Bump app</a> (for both iPhone and Android) is actually pretty cool. Users are supposed to "bump" each other's phones to exchange information via mobile devices. Unfortunately, no one ever seems to have this app when you actually want to use it.
This iPhone feature doesn't do much. Supposedly it'll organize your life into uncomplicated to-do lists, but we typically find ourselves using <a href="http://www.apple.com/osx/apps/all.html#notes" target="_hplink">Notes</a> or <a href="http://www.apple.com/osx/apps/#calendar" target="_hplink">iCal</a> instead. Someone please remind us why we should use <a href="http://www.apple.com/iphone/built-in-apps/reminders.html" target="_hplink">Reminders</a>? Nope... you can't remember either.