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Apple Lets First Artist and Label Subscriptions Into iTunes

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 01.01.2013 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Like anyone, we enjoy a good trend. We think we've spotted the beginnings of one: apps that let fans subscribe directly to artists and labels.

Victory for Forests: Disney Stands Up for Endangered Forests and Animals

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

Today, Disney adds its significant voice to the growing chorus of companies demonstrating that there's no need to sacrifice endangered forests in Indonesia or elsewhere for the paper we use every day.

CSI Creator Anthony Zuiker Launches Cybergeddon Interactive Yahoo! Series

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.08.2012 | TV
Shira Lazar

Anthony Zuiker may have created the venerable CSI franchise, but he says that we're way past forensics now. It's all about cybercrime.

PHOTOS: Want To See Jesus In Your Food? There's An App For That

Posted 07.12.2012 | Home

We'd never thought we'd write these words, but now there's an app that injects images of Jesus, Mary, or Bigfoot into any photo. Seriously. The app...

Adrian Grenier Takes to Indiegogo to Crowd Fund Teenage Paparazzo Empowerment Tour (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.28.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

He has taken to crowd funding his Empowerment Tour through Indiegogo.com which will allow "the film, art, me, some guest speakers, experts in the field to talk to the kids and we are hoping to reach 80 schools."

Meet the Founder of Highlight -- the Hottest App At SXSW (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.15.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

When creating the app, Davison kept asking himself questions like, "How do you make friends when you move to a new city by yourself? How do you find the right person to marry you? How do you find out more about the people around you?"

The New App: How to 'Be'

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

The Internet boom is creating a technological language around what used to just be part of basic human interaction and relatedness. Will we soon need to be advised to say hello when greeting another person, to hug our child when she cries?

No Analytics for You; How Children's Education Apps Could Suffer Under New Regulations

Morgan Reed | Posted 01.07.2012 | Technology
Morgan Reed

Flurry Analytics, the leading provider of app analytics, recently decided to no longer allow its services to be used by apps for children.

Retro Music Apps Aren't Just a Novelty (for iPhone and iPad)

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 01.04.2012 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

The iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones may not be the best-sounding portable devices we've ever heard but they can pull crazy stunts like pretending to be a cassette player, vinyl turntable, or boombox.

Adam Carolla on New App, Turning Down Multi-Million Dollar Radio Deal for Podcasting

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.04.2012 | Media
Shira Lazar

In this influencer segment Adam stopped by the studio to tell us about the next thing he's going to conquer... apps.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: The Gift in a NYC Bathroom and Graffiti6 Gets Solo and Stripped Down

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.28.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Nuno Goncalves of the Portugal psych pop band The Gift used the trendy iPad tablet earlier this month in a dressing room restroom located backstage of Le Poisson Rouge in NYC to perform a track with his band.

WATCH: Android App Helps The Homeless Get Off The Streets

Posted 12.17.2011 | Impact

iFindit collected a $10,000 app-contest grand prize for taking Chicago’s homeless from the streets, to food pantries, farmers’ markets, medical cl...

Lizzie Schiffman

CTA Offers Previously Unreleased Mapping And Rider Data To Chicago App Developers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago

Ever wish there was a way to predict--and avoid--the thousands of neighborhood events and attractions that can jam up an L platform without warning? O...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

There's An App For That: Going To College Via Smartphone

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.28.2011 | College

Mobile devices now offer yet another option for a generation adept at distraction -- behold, going to college by smartphone. Earlier this week, the...

Brainscape Taps Into the Greatest App of All: Your Brain

An Xiao Mina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
An Xiao Mina

Until we find a way to plug in a USB port into our our bodies, an app like Brainscape brings us back to that most ancient, powerful and readily-available app of all: the human brain.

Offensive Catholic iPhone App Controversy Continues

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

Last week, Truth Wins Out caused an international uproar by criticizing a new Catholic iPhone confession app that asks users, "Have I been guilty of a...

Starbucks Mobile Payments -- The Future Is Coming Fast (VIDEO)

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brett King

The Starbucks App links your phone to your pre-paid Starbucks card to process payments using a QR code on the screen, which can be scanned by a small reader connected to the cash register. The experience was, in a word, engaging.

Book, Video, eBook:

GalleyCat | Maryann Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In an eBook Summit talk, Vook CEO Brad Inman and Perseus Books Group online marketing director Peter Costanzo explained the process for turning a prin...

CES: Amazing Device Turns Your iPhone Into a Car Stereo

Jim Louderback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Louderback

There are a wide range of ways to stream audio from your iPhone to your car stereo, but they all involve fumbling with a separate unit The new O'car makes your iPhone or iPod Touch an integral part of the stereo.

Color eReaders Open Door For Picture Book Publishers

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Millions of consumers have embraced black-and-white e-readers like the Kindle for reading simple novels or nonfiction -- but books with color illustra...

Publisher Launches App Store

thebookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Launched today, the shop will sell non-Apple apps directly to the consumer, and will feature apps from DK, Rough Guides and DK Travel, as well as thos...

AND THE WINNER IS: Apple Announces 'iPad App Of The Year'

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Apple has announced its year-end iTunes Rewind lists celebrating the best in downloadable entertainment. Categories include music, movies, TV shows, p...

Sesame Street Adds Monthly Subscription Option To eBooks

blogs.publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, has added a monthly subscription option to its e-bookstore. Now, for $3.99 per month or $39.99 p...

Publishing's Most Dramatic Move In 2010

idealog.com | Mike Shatzkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The most dramatic event in publishing in 2010? That's easy. It was the face-down between five of the six biggest publishers in the US and Amazon over ...

The Nook

nypost.com | JAMES COVERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Barnes & Noble's lavish spending on its $249 Nook e-reader is getting mixed reviews from investors -- including Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle. T...