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The New York Comic Con enforced a harassment policy this year, including the motto "Cosplay is Not Consent." The new rules stated that permission is needed to take a picture or in anyway interact with a cosplayer. Any harassment experienced can be immediately reported to any staff member through the office or the Comic Con App.   I spent a good part of my day interviewing attendees, mostly women, about how they feel about these rules, the Con this year, and ... Read More
Ever find emojis too bland for your lifestyle? Graffiti artist Claw Money, also known as Claudia Gold, has your back. She’s been super involved in the graffiti art of '80s and '90s, which catapulted her into more creative positions, like fashion director of Swindle Magazine and head of her own clothing line.  Now she’s entering iPhone app territory with Hi-Art, her new line of emoji-like stickers. The app is free and has plenty of free ... Read More
Praise the App Gods. The incredible ass-kicking team behind Miss Representation has given us yet another gem. #NotBuyingIt is an app dedicated to calling out sexist representation, and celebrating media that empowers women and girls.  *downloads immediately* The app reads like an Instagram/Twitter hybrid. As you scroll through your #NotBuyingIt timeline, you read short posts from other righteous feminists calling out some horrible stuff, and you ... Read More
Long live the 90's craze! To complement that $60 flannel shirt you just bought from Urban Outfitters, why not dig even deeper into the age of Nirvana and scrunchies with the Tamagotchi App?! You heard me right, people. Now you can care for your totally useless, pixilated virtual pets on your mobile device of choice. Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. (Love is fun everywhere, duh!) allows you to select from two modes: old school, and a newfangled, fancy-pants mode. Whoever would ... Read More
If you haven't heard of Tinder, a "dating" app for the iPhone, you are probably lying and swiping through your matches right now. It seems like everyone and their grandma (literally...Hi Rhonda, 64) is a part of this bizarre craze. And until recently, I had vowed to be a part of the 1% (mostly just consisting of the Amish) who abstained from checking out dudes on my iPhone.   It wasn't the prospect of "virtual" dating that spooked me. Rather, I firmly believe ... Read More
Experienced online daters know that it can be difficult to filter through the sea of people looking for love online; it often all seems weirdly clinical. A new app called Swoon hopes to provide us ladies with an e-solution to the sometimes-irritating world of online dating. Designed for ladies, by ladies, Swoon's trying to change the way we meet people online. The app tracks your location using GPS and shows possible male or female matches in your area. Their ... Read More
From games that teach girls how to masturbate, to a period diary that chronicles your day-to-day mood, we love a weird app here at BUST, but this one takes the cake. Or, it WOULD take the cake as long as you're not afraid to be insulted by THE MOST KAWAII GUY IN YOUR SCHOOL OMIGOD LOL. Huh? So there's this new app called Nenshou (FOR GIRLS) in development where a bunch of hot anime bros insult you into losing weight. What I'm getting from this is that it's like, ... Read More
Oh my grash, gals, I must be stuck in the dark ages. Sometimes I forget that they make an app for everything these days, but it never occurred to me that there are apps that would track your period. BUT THERE ARE. THERE TOTALLY ARE.  Truth be told, I'm on the pill, which is supposed to (keyword being "supposed") make it so I know exactly when I'll get it. And even when I wasn't on the pill, I was incredibly sloppy at tracking my period on my Bettie Page ... Read More
If you're like me, you enjoy the personal touch that comes with sending good, old-fashioned snail mail. These days many of us opt for the ease and speed of virtual communication, especially when you want to consider the environment and avoid wasting paper. Postography has taken the charm of a postcard and combined it with the convenience of a smartphone to make a totally sustainable app to send messages to your friends and family. Here’s how it works: You ... Read More
If you haven’t wanted to hear anything more about Chris Brown since he was convicted of felony assault back in 2009 for brutally beating his then-girlfriend Rihanna, you no longer have to!  At least, not via the internet.  No more headlines about Chris Brown inexplicably performing multiple times at awards shows, throwing a chair through a window, or getting a disgusting tattoo that looks a little too familiar. AUX has come out with the aptly (or should we ... Read More
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