| Jun 14, 2012
What's that they say about never judging a book by its cover?
Foursquare got an update last week, and based on all the teasing the company was doing on its Twitter account with the hashtag #allnew4sq, I think I speak for the entire social media...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:38 PM
When Ande Frayser lacks motivation to exercise, she thinks about the day when she burned a batch of chocolate chip cookies because she was too overweight and out of shape to reach the kitchen in time.
The experience was more than a wake-up call; it was a...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 9:45 PM
To what extent will progressive morality be a factor in the looming presidential election? Is it simply a nuisance? Will mainstream Democrats (yet again) cringe in its presence, disavow it, spout mostly Republican-lite platitudes about tough-guy...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 9:08 AM
When "John," a gay man from a southern town in the U.S., stumbled upon Grindr, a location-linked app for gay men, he saw it as an opportunity to meet like-minded people in his hometown.
"I thought it was neat because you got to see the proximity of...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Facebook has been getting pummeled this week and the backlash against the mega social network doesn't appear to be abating.
After two missteps -- the first being the "friend finder," aka stalking app, that was loaded to Facebook over the weekend and...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:35 PM
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Rating: 2 (out of four) Give it some time
The scene: Talk about a cavern. This subterranean "speakeasy" (read: no sign on the door) is, to put it delicately, huge. A wide staircase empties patrons into an...
| Jul 8, 2012
Leave the hurdles to the athletes as you live like a local during the London Games by sampling these apps. Although some are Apple only, most of these apps work on Android and iOS devices for phones and tablets, such as the iPad. If an app works on...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:43 AM
Melodramatic? Maybe a little. But, seriously, your obsession with social media and your Instagram feed is probably sending you straight to Crazy Town.
I tend to roll my eyes at every report about a new “study” just released that contains...
| Nov 8, 2012
November 2012 update: John Barleycorn River North is due to open Nov. 15.
Article originally published July 10, 2012.
Downtown Chicago football fans will have one more option when it comes to sports bars this season with John Barleycorn River North due...
| Jul 12, 2012
If you're old enough to appreciate a Polaroid camera, you remember the excitement of snapping a photo, waving it a few times until it developed and then passing it around or sticking it on the refrigerator.
Instagram is a lot like that. And while you can...
| Sep 28, 2012
Bored with Facebook and Twitter? You're in luck! Here are three social networking sites that will offer you something new and different than traditional social media.
App available for iOs and Android
What it is: A location-based check-in...