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Shopkick Wants to Reward You For, and Track, Your Shopping Habits

Advertisers and retailers have been looking for new and unique ways to leverage the recent influx of GPS-enabled smartphones in attracting customers and gathering important information about their shopping behaviors. Foursquare introduced some new ideas, but retailers wanted to take it a step further. Enter Shopkick. The new app turns shopping (and violating your privacy) into a game that,...

Microsoft Launches Office 2010 With Web Apps and More Mobility

Share At a live event in New York City yesterday, Microsoft launched its Office 2010 software package. The ubiquitous productivity suite, available now for volume license holders, can be downloaded starting May 11th, and will hit store shelves in June. The updated package focuses on making Office more mobile and Web-friendly, which is likely Microsoft's response to the growing popularity of...

Fox Bitbop App to Provide Mobile Video, but Who Will Pay?

Almost a year ago to the day, CBS introduced its Sulu app for the iPhone, and one major competitor is finally following that pioneering move toward mobile programming. Fox Mobile Group, which is a division of Fox Entertainment (itself a division of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.), has created Bitbop, a smartphone subscription service. The Bitbop app, which will officially launch within the next few...

Cartier Sues Apple Over Fake Watch iPhone Apps, Apple Backs Down

High-end jeweler Cartier garnered itself a bit of (perhaps unwanted) attention this past weekend when it filed a trademark infringement suit regarding a small time iPhone app developer -- Digitopolis Game Studio. The company created a pair of apps, called Fake Watch and Fake Watch Gold Edition, which featured recreations of Cartier's "Tank" watch. Oddly enough, Cartier didn't sue Digitopolis, but...

New iPhone App Aims to Help You Avoid Swine Flu

You know the deal -- there's an app for everything. Literally. And now there is an app for tracking the over-hyped medical threat that the press has dubbed Swine Flu. Sure, Swine Flu has been less deadly than Bird Flu (which wasn't particularly deadly to begin with), and less fun to say than Monkey Pox, but that hasn't stopped the media from turning it into a story you can't avoid. So, while you...

Baby Shaking iPhone App: Fun, If You're a Psycopath

In the ever-expanding iPhone app store, there are some helpful, fun and downright awesome sources of information and entertainment. That said, every so often an app shows up that makes us wonder what the hell the people at Apple were thinking (if they were, in fact, thinking when they approved it). We are speaking, of course, about the now infamous 'Baby Shaker' app that went on sale Monday,...

Tapulous Releases New Coldplay 'Tap Tap' Game (Hands-On Review)

'Tap Tap Revenge,' an iPhone and iPod Touch game with a similar style of play to 'Dance Dance Revolution' and 'Guitar Hero,' has become the most installed app on the two Apple devices, attracting millions of downloads, according to comScore. This week, Tapulous, the makers of the commute-killing masterpiece, released its latest 'Tap Tap' iPhone app - 'Tap Tap Revenge Coldplay.' For this...

'Miracle On Hudson' Now an iPhone/iPod Touch App

Most of us reacted with a mixture of relief and awe when we first heard about Captain Chesley Sullenberger III's deft landing of the bird-stricken US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. If you've ever wondered how you'd have fared in the pilot's seat that day, then check out the most recent iPhone/iPod touch app from Laminar Research, which, believe it or not, is the...

First "Shakeable" Dockers Ad Debuts on iPhone

If you're anything like us, you love using any application on your iPhone that makes use of the phone's innovative accelerometer (we love Urbanspoon even when we're not hungry). The people over at Dockers San Francisco obviously love it too because they have launched what they believe to be the first 'shakeable' ad. The ad stars Dufon, a dancer from the Seattle group "Circle of Fire," and will...

Craigslist Goes Mobile With New iPhone App

Craigslist devotees can now take the popular Web site to the streets, as Next Mobile Web has recently released its Craigsphone app for the iPhone. The app lets you browse and post to Craigslist, but it also enables other nifty features such as "Stuff Nearby," which lets you view postings close to your phone's GPS location (currently San Francisco Bay area and Manhattan only). Miss a connection...

Orb 2.0 Streams Live TV to Your iPhone

We knew Orb was working on an iPhone port of its media-streaming app, and it looks like Orb 2.0 just stealthily went live in the App Store. The $10 app lets TV junkies watch live TV from a tuner connected to a Windows PC, as well as stream music, videos, and photos from their libraries. Even cooler, Orb allows you to monitor a Webcam, so you can finally nail those Diet Coke thieves from the...

How a Smartphone Could Save You Money When You Shop

Smartphones are getting cheaper and cheaper every day, with the simple ones like Palm's Centro available for well under $100 now, and the fancier new ones like the Apple iPhone or Android-toting G1 for well under $200. Yes, that's not exactly loose change for most, but did you know that today's intelligent handsets might just help you save some money in the long run? The idea is that an...

Will Michelin Guides on Cell Phones Turn Us Into Rude Diners?

Michelin guides, the oldest and most illustrious European hotel and restaurant guide, has finally arrived on the mobile Internet scene. Mobile Michelin guides will partner with "jet set" mobile content provider Ubi Ubi to provide the latest reviews of restaurants in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. The Mobile Internet restaurant guides are online now at www.ubiubi.mobi and...

DataCase Turns Your iPhone into a Wireless Hard Drive

A new application available from the iTunes App Store promises to turn your iPhone or iPod touch into a powerful tool. DataCase transforms your Apple mobile device into a wireless networked hard drive that can be accessed from any Wi-Fi equipped computer, whether it runs OS X, Windows, or Linux. DataCase is $6.99 and, once activated, allows other PCs on your wireless network to access two...

Helio's New YouTube Feature Lets You Upload and Add GPS Tags

And you thought everything was going to High Def in a handbasket? Here's more evidence we live in a lo-fi world: a more YouTube-capable experience is out from Helio, maker of the Ocean, an already cool mobile communications device (the word "phone" just doesn't cut it) that provides video, GPS and a whole slew of other features in addition to making calls. Many mobile phones already let you...