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News, The Snitch "Shot on Keith Street": Remixed iPhone Ads Featuring Mario Woods Pop Up in SF

"Shot on Keith Street": Remixed iPhone Ads Featuring Mario Woods Pop Up in SF

Last March, Apple blanketed San Francisco with ads touting the quality of the camera in its then relatively new iPhone 6. Responding to the National Geographic-worthy billboard-sized nature art, some enterprising city dwellers took to the streets to show…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chatting With <i>Tangerine</i> Director Sean Baker

Chatting With Tangerine Director Sean Baker

Here to talk with us now is Sean Baker, who most recently has directed Tangerine, the first full-length movie that was shot on an iPhone and is actually really good. It’s about transgender sex workers on the mean streets…
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News, The Snitch Next Two Generations of iPhones Already Developed, and DA George Gasc&oacute;n Is Bummed

Next Two Generations of iPhones Already Developed, and DA George Gascón Is Bummed

Yesterday, Examiner crime reporter Mike Aldax got the gadget news of the day during an interview with San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón. According to the paper, the Cupertino tech giant Apple Inc. has no intent to implement a "kill-switch" that…
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Music, All Shook Down Apple Updates iTunes, Offering Possible Relief to Music Fans Everywhere

Apple Updates iTunes, Offering Possible Relief to Music Fans Everywhere

The computer giant named after a piece of fruit announced a shiny new iPhone 5 in San Francisco today, one that comes with a .5-inch larger screen, better camera... and blah. Doubtless people are most excited (or not!) about the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Six-Packs and Empty Promises: One Night Out with the Gay Hook-Up App, Grindr

Six-Packs and Empty Promises: One Night Out with the Gay Hook-Up App, Grindr

I spent half of high school on the liberal enough side of Nashville, Tennessee with a number of gay, male friends who, at that age and in that location, were at a more modest stage of outness. At the…
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Dining, SFoodie Top 5 Free Food-Related Games for Your Smartphone or Tablet

Top 5 Free Food-Related Games for Your Smartphone or Tablet

Food games have come a long way since we were shooting bison on the Oregon Trail. A few days ago SFoodie shared the news that Zynga has released ChefVille, a new Facebook game where you can build your own restaurant,…
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News, The Snitch Apple Gets More Gay With Addition of Homosexual Emojis

Apple Gets More Gay With Addition of Homosexual Emojis

Last year Apple found itself caught on the wrong side of the gay community when it allowed aspiring heterosexuals to access that controversial gay cure app on iTunes. But it appears the Silicon Valley tech giant is finally making peace…
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News, The Snitch Forget Traffic School, This New App Will Help You Get Out of a Speeding Ticket

Forget Traffic School, This New App Will Help You Get Out of a Speeding Ticket

You know how impossible it is to get out of a speeding ticket when it's your word against a cop's. Well, now there's an app for that. TicketDefender, a new app that tracks your speed, time of day, and GPS…
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News, The Snitch Greenpeace Activists Call Apple's iCloud a "Dirty Cloud"

Greenpeace Activists Call Apple's iCloud a "Dirty Cloud"

Giant walking iPhones greeted Apple employees as they entered the company's headquarters in Cupertino this morning, where Greenpeace activists criticized Apple's iCloud for using "dirty power."Demonstrators stood outside demanding employees and executives stop powering its iCloud using coal-fired power plants,…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Bars to Install Creepy Facial Detection Cameras Inside Venues

San Francisco Bars to Install Creepy Facial Detection Cameras Inside Venues

Update May 16: Leilani Brennan, owner and operator of Eve Lounge, claims she had talked with SceneTap about the technology, but has no plans to use the cameras. UPDATE: Read our Q&A with SceneTap's CEO explaining the technology.Last year, San…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist When You Should -- and Shouldn't -- Leave Your Phone on the Table

When You Should -- and Shouldn't -- Leave Your Phone on the Table

In brief, what to do about phones out at restaurants/bars? I don't mean using the phones, but phones on the table. Bad manners or no? Yes, it's bad manners. Even if you're not, like, using your phone to catapult birds…
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Dining, SFoodie Meet PuurBuy, the App Designed to Find Sustainable Meals

Meet PuurBuy, the App Designed to Find Sustainable Meals

Yelp is just so 2010! Depending on it is reminiscent of the days when San Franciscans used to toss their orange peels and disposable forks into the garbage. But, for those of us who still need a little help from…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Instagram iPhone/Android Debate Smacks of Insufferable Privilege

The Instagram iPhone/Android Debate Smacks of Insufferable Privilege

When I saw Buzzfeed's collection of irate and infantile tweets in reaction to the announcement that hip photo filter app Instagram would no longer be exclusive to iPhone, but rather, released to the unwashed Android-using masses, I immediately recalled one…
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News, The Snitch Muni Hopes Cryptic Posters Will Help Smartphone Users Be Smarter

Muni Hopes Cryptic Posters Will Help Smartphone Users Be Smarter

Despite the fact that a 17-year-old boy was shot on Muni yesterday, police report less crime on city buses -- well, violent crime that is. But cops also say that they've seen an increase in the theft of iPhones and…
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News, The Snitch Apple Consumers Protest Factory Conditions, Demand "Ethical iPhone"

Apple Consumers Protest Factory Conditions, Demand "Ethical iPhone"

Concerned Apple customers will be descending on the downtown Apple store today, where they will deliver petitions from local consumers demanding for a more "ethical iPhone." iPhone activists across the nation have been criticizing Apple for its "appalling" working conditions…
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News, The Snitch Facebook Fumbles Its Way Toward a Phone

Facebook Fumbles Its Way Toward a Phone

Facebook is building a phone, the Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital is reporting this week in a series of posts. Facebook basically has to do it if it wants to stay in competition with Apple and Google as the…
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News, The Snitch Steve Jobs Thought Google Was Evil

Steve Jobs Thought Google Was Evil

Walter Isaacson's much-discussed biography of Steve Jobs hits bookstores today. Some tidbits from the book -- for which Isaacson obtained unprecedented access to Jobs, soliciting his views on everything from rival Silicon Valley CEOs to Obama's presidency -- have already…
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News, The Snitch Woman Says iPhone Apps Are Illegally Republishing Her Hipstamatic Photos

Woman Says iPhone Apps Are Illegally Republishing Her Hipstamatic Photos

A photographer is suing Apple in federal court in Texas, alleging that iPhone apps illegally republish her photos and those of others online without permission.In a complaint filed against the Bay Area-based company, plaintiff Shanti Deva Korpi says an app…
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Music, All Shook Down How the iPod Sucked All the Joy Out of Listening to Music for Me

How the iPod Sucked All the Joy Out of Listening to Music for Me

In case you missed it, Bjork just became the first artist ever to release an album as a series of apps. Depending on your perspective, you're either breathless with the futuristic, multi-media innovation of it all, or -- if you're…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist I'm In Love ... With My Smartphone

I'm In Love ... With My Smartphone

Dear Anna, My girlfriend seems to view her smartphone as an extension of herself. Every time there's a lull in the conversation, she whips it out and starts browsing, Tweeting, or Facebooking. Aside from some general annoyance, I'm okay with…
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