Apparently owning a smart phone does not boost its user's intelligence. Two men who told police that prostitutes stole their iPhones allegedly started a sex-worker shootout at a California motel on Thursday.
"Does he call you less than when you first started dating?" "Does he make an effort to get to know you?" "When you think of him, do you smile or want to grab the vodka?" I'm being bombarded with questions about the guy I'm currently seeing — important ones that I should be answering honestly—but they're not coming from my best friend (or my mom, who's always been my own personal relationship guru).
Competing with a BlackBerry for your guy's attention? Here's how to win.
That Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who died today, Oct. 5, 2011, was a visionary on a large scale is undisputed, but it's the small-scale personal ways in which he has affected all of our lives that really resonate. And not just by making our lives more convenient with his products, but by inspiring us to live better with his own life.
Apple is unveiling the new iPhone4S, and the Internet is freaking out. Personally I could care less, given my masochistic love of the BlackBerry (three in two years, baby) and the fact that I'm allergic to touchscreens. But the Find My Friends app seems intriguing, at least from a dating perspective.
One would think that a cell phone pales in comparison to sex, but according to a new survey from Telenav, a mobile applications company, it doesn't. In fact, one-third of Americans would rather do without sex than without their cell phone. In addition to sex, Americans would also pass on alcohol, chocolate, caffeine, exercise, a toothbrush, shoes and a computer if it meant being able to keep their phone.
iAugment is a Photoshop-style iPhone app that uses a 3D pic of your chest to show you how you'd look with bigger jigglies. iAugment allows you to view 17 different breast implant sizes—from "Blake Lively goes softcore" to "Sheyla Hershey circus boobs." (Just kidding, they're not really called that.) Created by plastic surgeon Elizabeth Kinsley from New Orleans, the iAugment app claims to help women decide if they really want a boob job.
You may not think multitasking affects your relationship negatively (after all, if your boyfriend doesn't hop out of bed to water his Farmville crops after sex, what's there to fuss about?) But it's likely that the do-everything-at-once attitude so pervasive in today's culture is affecting your relationship more than you think.
Apple's Steve Jobs said (paraphrasing!) to get an Android if you want to watch porn rather than his iPhone. And now he's taking sexting on headfirst. Apple has a product coming out of 2008 patent that will allow users (and parents!) to filter objectionable text message content. Will this really change anything for anyone? Could this have stopped Brett Favre?
HotOrNot.com has gone mobile dating! The website known for letting total strangers determine how you feel about your looks and, in all likelihood, your total self-worth now has an app for the iPhone. In addition to letting you upload a photograph of yourself (ideally doing the duckface) and have people judge it, the application ALSO lets you check out the photographs of people in your vicinity AND judge their looks plus alert them that you're interested in dating.
The good folks at OK Cupid (the dating site) did a study correlating which mobile device their users upload photos from. They then cross-referenced that data (those data, if you will) with personality tests such as the "Slut Test" and realized that iPhone users have more sex partners than users of the BlackBerry or the Android.
"What Women Want" is an application that features "an automatic calucation of a woman's 'average menstrual cycle,'" tarot cards, an obesity checker, reminders for men to give their lovers a gift, "various functions of what women want directly" and more. According to a recent iTunes app store search, this clever application was among the top 50 downloads (it's since been replaced by the likes of DashboardAquarium and TeaTimer... yawn.)
Why conceal your little black book under the floorboards when you can tote it around on your iPhone? DateMate, which promises to simplify the complex and highly confusing world of dating, is a new iPhone app that records past dates, measures compatibility among partners and even tallies the number of times one has had sex.
We had the chance to glean mobile dating advice from SpeedDate CEO and co-founder Dan Abelon. SpeedDate is a 10-million-user-strong dating site that host virtual speed dates between singles via IM, video chat or live audio. The site also offers iPhone and iPad applications, which means you could feasibly meet Mr. Right while you're killing time at the laundromat or waiting at the dentist's office. Abelon offered us the following tips for those dating on the go.
As you've probably already heard,the long-awaited iPhone 4 is here, and the internet is abuzz with how Apple's latest gadget will change everything. Although they probably meant "everything gadget-related," we think that the new phone could do a thing or two to relationships as well. Here are our predictions of how the iPhone 4G will change the relationships of its owners.