Articles in the category Mobile

An Emoji is Oxford’s Word of the Year

Love them or hate them, those little Japanese emoticons known as “emoji” are here to stay. At least for now. They’re so popular, Oxford Dictionaries decided to make one of them their word of the year. The lucky winner turns out to be the “tears of joy” face, which Oxford believes to be “the ‘word’ that best […]

Instagram Launches Gif-Making App Called ‘Boomerang’

If you’re like me, you’ve often wondered why .gif files haven’t enjoyed the same treatment as other audio/visual formats have. While videos and sound files can be easily created with built-in smartphone features and third party apps, there exists little room in the world of social media for the creation and sharing of .gifs (pronounced […]

Two Men Try to Sell Kidneys for New iPhone

Two Chinese men reportedly schemed to sell a kidney each in order to buy new iPhones. eople will go through great lengths to get their hands on the latest technology. In the case of new Apple products, we typically think of geeky hipsters camping out in line days before a product’s scheduled release. But rarely […]

Android Porn App Takes Pictures of Users to Blackmail Them

A malicious Android app is attempting to extort unsuspecting users by snapping their picture and holding it for ransom. sers of Adult Player get a nasty surprise upon booting it up for the first time. The supposed porn app snaps a picture using the phone’s front-facing camera, locks the device, claims to be filing an FBI […]

ISIS App Available on Android Devices

Supporters of the Islamic State terrorist organization have launched an app for Android, aimed at keeping wannabe jihadists in the loop of all the latest news and propaganda coming from the self-proclaimed caliphate. midst a crackdown on jihadist social media groups, supporters of ISIS/ISIL have launched an Android app allowing aspiring jihadists to keep up […]

Instagram Bans #Curvy Hashtag

The hashtag #Curvy has been added to Instagram’s banned list of search terms, which includes #sex, #nude, and #thinspo. Upon searching for the hashtag, users are greeted with a list of similar search terms, but #curvy is nowhere to be found. A spokesperson for Instagram told pop news site Buzzfeed that the hashtag was removed […]

Google Photos App Tags Black People as “gorillas”

Google has apologized after its new Photos app mistakenly labeled a black couple “gorillas”. The software automatically tags uploaded photos, using artificial intelligence to determine the content of each image and generate tags. But when Jacky Alciné uploaded a few photos of himself and a female friend, that artificial intelligence tagged the pair “gorillas”. Alciné, a […]

What’s Zero Divided by Zero? #Siri Gets Insulting

United States (SND) — Apple users are in an uproar this morning after word began spreading of Siri’s hilarious response to the question “What is zero divided by zero?” Ask Siri what 0 divided by 0 is Best. Easter. Egg. Ever. #Apple #siri #iphone — kerry morrison (@kmore) June 30, 2015 iPhone users, go ahead and ask […]