Mobile Applications

September 6, 2017

It’s 10 P.M. Do You Know What Apps Your Children Are Using?

Alexander Graham Bell didn’t expect his telephone to be widely used for prank calls. And Steve Jobs was chary of children using his iThings. But social […]
August 4, 2017

Need Models for Your Party? There’s an App for That

When the vibrating yoga pants were switched on, the party perked up considerably. “Oh, I like this,” said Briana Siaca, facing the floor in a downward […]
May 13, 2017

Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone? Refresh Your Feeds

Micha Porat was driving his car in Miami Beach at 1 a.m. not long ago when he saw a small animal, the size of a cat […]
May 10, 2017

An App for Mothers Who Missed Out on Tinder

At the end of a first date, Jamie Kolnick, a business owner in Manhattan, didn’t want it to end. She walked her new companion home to […]
April 8, 2017

Sleep Is the New Status Symbol

At M.I.T.’s Media Lab, the digital futurist playground, David Rose is investigating swaddling, bedtime stories and hammocks, as well as lavender oil and cocoons. Mr. Rose, […]
March 18, 2017

With Her Dating App, Women Are in Control

AUSTIN, Tex. — As at most tech start-ups, the fridge was stocked with green juice and cold brew coffee. Unlike at most tech start-ups, there was […]
December 15, 2016

The App That Came to Dinner, Helping People Socialize IRL

Over roast chicken and autumn vegetables, our dinner party was rolling through the requisite topics — concerns about the rise of the far right in Germany, […]
November 9, 2016

The Spy Who Loved Me: The Slippery Slope of Digital Surveillance

SEATTLE — In the middle of a long bicycle ride several weeks ago, I pulled over for a rest and took out my iPhone to send […]
September 2, 2016

Modern Love: The Internet Thinks I’m Still Pregnant

Modern Love By AMY PITTMAN I found out I was pregnant the normal way: I peed on a stick. But I didn’t examine it right away […]