Forget pick-pocketing. The street crime of today is "apple picking" -- thefts that target smartphones like Apple's iPhone.It hit at the University of Minnesota campus, which has seen a high-profile wave of violent robberies targeting students' phones and laptops. And last week, it hit at the Mall of ... More >>
By now you've no doubt heard the amazing story of how a bunch of Wisconsin skydivers escaped a mid-air collision.Some were even wondering how -- in our age of iPhones and GoPros -- nobody had yet posted footage of the event.Well, the footage has been posted. And it's even more amazing than you could ... More >>
Bizarre doesn't even begin to describe an incident out of St. Paul on Monday during which a group of men, all wearing wigs, pushed a woman down on the sidewalk and urinated on her. SEE ALSO: There were some very weird police calls in St. Paul last weekend
As people line up outside Apple stores across the country on this most holy of days -- iPhone Day, you might call it -- Al Franken is expressing concern about the security of the new iPhone 5s's fingerprint technology.SEE ALSO: Al Franken doesn't want mobile app companies to sell your location data ... More >>
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See Also: Local Frames: New videos from Bob Mould, the Chalice, Beat Detectives, and more Local Frames: New videos from Bon Iver, P.O.S., Craig Finn, the Blind Shake, and more As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the musi ... More >>
Al Franken wants a word or two with Steve JobsSen. Al Franken appears to have taken a bite out of Apple. Stung by bad PR, angry customers and the promise of Senate hearings chaired by Franken, the computer maker says it has released an update to iPhones to cut back on the amount of time the ... More >>
Jobs says his iPhones aren't tracking anyone.It sounds like Apple CEO Steve Jobs has agreed to testify before Sen. Al Franken's subcommittee on privacy and technology, following an uproar over stories that iPhones and iPads were tracking the location of their users and storing the data, appar ... More >>
Read the issue hereTo celebrate the iPhone app we launched in conjunction with this year's Best of the Twin Cities issue themed after Mad Men, we've created the 'Mad About the Twin Cities' badge that comes with a chance to win gifts from the Best Of award winners listed here and an exclusive gif ... More >>
Best of the Twin Cities time is a joyous occasion over here at CP. We're excited to tell you all about the finds and treasures we've uncovered throughout the Twin Cities all year (and, in some cases, you tell us!).But BOTC 2011, coming April 20, is an especially exciting event becaus ... More >>
Dr. Remafedi is still chasing his own research down the "anti-gay" rabbithole.Nearly a year ago, Dr. Gary Remafedi learned his research for the Youth and AIDS Project was being used in a campaign urging schools to eliminate gay-straight alliances and other forms of support for questioning teens. ... More >>
Screenshots from the Exodus International iPhone app, which came down today.Word just arrived that Apple has removed an iPhone app that critics call anti-gay. Exodus International, a Christian nonprofit, created the app, which directs users to websites offering information on "recovering" from ho ... More >>
Maybe you can just ignore that friend request from dysentery. The world's most popular educational game will soon arrive on the world's most popular social network--Oregon Trail is being reborn on Facebook. When we interviewed the three Minnesotans who invented the game 40 years ago for our Janu ... More >>
Martha StewartCan iPhone apps of virtual desserts make you thinner?It's mid-January, and our New Year's resolutions to lose weight and eat right are already distance memories. Don't beat yourself up too much, there's some unconventional help on the way. According to a Utrecht University study, wo ... More >>
We've got all your Thanksgiving resources right here.D-I-Y Thanksgiving Already complaining about how much meal prep you have to do? Then read about how Florence and Dave Minar of Cedar Summit Dairy have churned butter, killed a turkey, and grown their own wheat in preparation for Thursday's ... More >>
Mo PerryA $35 cookbook shrunk to a $4.99 app that fits in the palm of your hand With most of us gearing up to spend Thursday in the kitchen juggling pots, pans, baking sheets, and kitchen timers, we thought this was the perfect time to introduce you to five of our favorite technological Chef ... More >>
Got a Gri.pe? Social extortion is coming to a phone near you.If you thought Yelp's contribution to the battle between restaurateurs and their customers was making the situation bad, Gri.pe just made it worse, replacing civility and polite face-to-face problem solving with virtual public shami ... More >>
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Jared Allen's already got an iPhone app. Now he's featured on SCVNGRThe news out of opening weekend at Vikings training camp in Mankato isn't Brett Favre's absence -- his presence would have stopped the presses, of course. But no, what's really cool is a social game for iPhones and Droids cal ... More >>
Locally invented iPhone app calculates blood alcohol level but won't stop embarrassing drunk dialsMinneapolis-based iPhone app developer Michael Tankenoff wants to help bar-goers gauge their sobriety with Funtoxication, a program that calculates blood alcohol content (BAC), locates cabs, and ... More >>
Check out the new City Pages iPhone app at the iTunes store. It's free.Figuring out who, what, where, when and how to check out everything worthwhile in the Twin Cities just got a whole lot easier: City Pages has launched a cool new iPhone app. And it's free. (Screen shot below.) Right there ... More >>
Local hip-hop group the Abstract Pack just dropped the first of two experimental music videos that were created using only an iPhone, and the result is surprisingly retro-inspired. The Pack's Dean "Rastar" Brewington says that using his phone to film the video had its advantages: "What I loved abou ... More >>
BY CP STAFFThe goat of the week is umpire Jim Joyce, who cost pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game with a blown call at first base. While this will surely go down in history as one of sport's all-time great fuck-ups, Joyce is far from the first person to screw up at a crucial moment.
Heading to Grand Old Day on Sunday? Load up your iPhone with this free app, which maps out the locations of all the stages and allows you to browse bands and set times. (And for those non iPhone users out there, see below for the old-school set times, all written out on a blog post like it's 2007 ... More >>
(Photo by Whistling in the Dark) It's time once again for one of Minneapolis's most epic garage sale. It's going on as we speak and will go through Saturday.
Upload an image of yourself to Vikings defensive end Jared Allen's new iPhone app and it gives you your own mullet, "if you're not cool enough to have a real one," he says on his web site. "Send it off to all your friends. You'll get the idea of how cool you can really look." Anyone download ... More >>
Ketchup narcs have an outlet fo their aggression via a new Vienna Beef iPhone app.
We always loved the messages on those little conversation hearts, but they tasted like crap. That may have changed...
New online tool helps ethically minded diners vote with their forks.
"Can I buy you a Pepsi Amp?" isn't going to work on even the most desperate Cougar or Foreign Exchange Student.
As if his music wasn't unnerving enough-- Reznor's new tech venture is a veritable spy tool.
U of M paper will give users points and prizes for writing and sharing news.