"Computer giant Apple could face legal action in France over an iPhone app which tells users whether thousands of celebrities are Jewish or not. The application’s designer, who is Jewish himself, says he invented it for entertainment not racial profiling."
"Osaka-based game software and graphics developer Proge Inc. has created a free software application to help smokers roughly determine how many years they have left on this planet based on their age, the number of cigarettes they smoke each day and how many years they have been slaves to nicotine. Users input the data into the 'Death Meter' and a countdown until their likely demise appears on the screen over the image of mocking Grim Reaper with a cigarette between his boney fingers." -Or you could just look at the phlegm you cough up each morning and figure it out that way. I mean that's how I do [...]
On Knifecrime Island, persons perpetrating anti-social behaviors which are not considered to merit prosecution are issued an Anti-Social Behaviour Order, or ASBO, which is supposed to prevent them from engaging in those behaviors. Offenses for which an ASBO is issued include drunkenness, intimidation, violence, vandalism, and shoplifting (i.e., being British). Now there's a free app that will tell you just how lairy the hoodies in your current location are!
I'm not usually one to cry sexism or yammer on about society's objectification of women, but even I am disgusted: This avatar of femininity is offensive to everyone. Vapid, giggly, and made up in a babydoll aesthetic that suggests women exist solely to fulfill the basest fantasies of men, this appalling spectacle fills me with self-loathing and a general distaste for the way in which heterosexual desire exerts itself on our culture. And the girl in the iPhone application is somewhat distasteful as well.
Here's something that will shock you to your very core: Even if Apple is making a profit on its App Store, it makes considerably more money selling iPhones and iPods! I know, right? RELATED: Rob Walker would like you to create these two apps.
Here is a strange video in which Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails explains his new iPhone app! Which has fan social networking!