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App into Your Inner Neanderthal

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 4 2011

From the 'Really, there's an app for that?' file comes the Smithsonian's MEanderthal: "Do you look like your relatives? Your prehistoric relatives? Try morphing yourself backward in time with MEanderthal. You might ... Read More

No Offense: Apple Un-Approves 'Gay-Alternative' App

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 23 2011

Annnnd...there goes Exodus International's "freedom from homosexuality" app. Change.org had 150,000 signatures on their petition. Apple offers more of a peek into its motivation than it has in the past, ... Read More

Plea Made to Apple Over 'Gay Alternative' App

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 21 2011

Another dust-up over Apple Inc. allowing a potentially objectionable app into the iTunes store, this time one from Exodus International geared towards "freedom from homosexuality." Change.org has a petition of ... Read More

The IRS iPhone App Has Dropped

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, January 25 2011

The Internal Revenue Service, in your pocket. No word yet on whether the iTunes store takes a cut. (Kidding.) There's an Android version, too. Read More

Open Data Makes Good Advertising for MTA

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, December 14 2010

New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is running an ad campaign on the city's subways bragging on the fact that the agency didn't make their own apps, and instead invited other folks to do it by opening ... Read More

An App for When You 'Can't Wait'

BY Nick Judd | Monday, November 8 2010

A Canadian nonprofit has released a mobile app for people with medical conditions that might make them need to run to the bathroom in a hurry. The aptly named "Can't Wait" app might seem to be a prime target for potty ... Read More

The Ups and Downs of On-the-Go Think Tankery

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 25 2010

More activity on the think tank app front! Cato's George Scoville, who serves as new media manager for that libertarian ideas shop, writes up Cato's experience in recently launching their free iPhone app. Read More

The Portable West Bank

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, September 21 2010

Wired's Spencer Ackerman profiles "Facts on the Ground," a new iPhone/iPad app from the DC-based Americans for Peace Now that plots Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Read More