Today, Apple released its App Store Rewind 2011, the company's list of the year's best iTunes content, and snapping up top honors as iPhone App of the Year is Instagram.
Apple called Instagram the year's "definitive photo-sharing app" and noted that its filter effects make it almost impossible to take a bad picture. The free app allows users to apply one of 17 custom filter to their camera phone pictures and then instantly share them with friends via Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr.
The Internet can be a breeding ground for bad ideas, and today's show highlights a few of them, like naming your kid after a Facebook button, making a fatal planking error, and replacing McDonald's cashiers with robots. There's good news today too, though--Seth MacFarlane just got the green light to reboot "The Flintstones."The 404 Digest for Episode 822 Israeli couple names their kid "Like." Australian man planks to death...this is probably the Internet's fault. McDonald's in Europe to replace cashiers with touch-screen terminals. "The Flintstones" getting a reboot by Seth MacFarlane. Episode 822 Subscribe in iTunes (audio) | Subscribe in iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
Apple has divulged the top sellers this year across several iTunes categories in its annual "Rewind" feature.
In 2010, more people spent their hard-earned cash on "Hey, Soul Sister" by Train than on any other song. The track was followed by Katy Perry's "California Gurls" and Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie." "Airplanes" by B.O.B and "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz rounded out the iTunes top-five best-selling songs of 2010.
On the album side, it was Eminem's year as the artist's "Recovery&… Read more
SizzlingKeys is a free background app that lets you control iTunes playback with hot keys, even when you're in another application.
SizzlingKeys lets you program nine global hot keys: play/pause, previous and next track, volume up and down, show/hide iTunes, show playlists, search, mute, and the ingenious "Almost Mute," with a customizable Almost-Mute level. The app also lets you assign hot keys for rating tracks, and it will display an optional, temporary floating window (with the track info and art). You can also set SizzlingKeys to automatically launch iTunes when you press your play/pause … Read more
The Oscars were just meh, Be Kind Rewind was meh + 1 (go see it) and Melinda Stewart of The Other Baldwins is the opposite of Meh. Go watch her video in our show notes and vote for it on FunnyOrDie.com, or check out the embedded clip below.
NSFW. You've been warned. The Jenkem Song (Sucking the Gas from Your Poo) on FunnyOrDie.com
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Friday, the end of the work week, the denouement, if you will, which means it's the perfect time to get Hepatitis A! Or at least that's what happened to some A-list celebrities at Ashton Kutcher's birthday party. D'oh! Also, Portal 2 might be in the works (we hope) and Jonathan Coulton's "Still Alive" will be included in a Rock Band downloadable content pack.
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