Taking out your iPhone to snap an Instagram pic or send a booty text late at night on Miami Beach may not be worth it. Miami Beach Police are warning residents and tourists to be careful with their smart phones after a rash of brazen armed robberies have struck the town.
Oh those crazy Scandinavians, they've done it again. First the Danish invent an iPhone-controlled coffee maker that pours coffee out of a faucet, now the Swedish come up with a machine that turns your sweat into potable drinking water. Anyone thirsty? Inspired by astronauts who pretty much recycle ... More >>
South Beach is a mecca for flat-rate parking fees, haughty service, and the braggadacio of New York restaurants transported to the subtropics. There are exorbitant cocktails, ceviches, and even quinoa salads as well as automatic 18% gratuities on your checks. We have smart phones. We can use our c ... More >>
Do you often wonder what the hell a sanguich is? Are you tired of downing the same Publix sub every day? Do you consult your Spanglish dictionary every time co-workers rave about the ensalada César from the corner spot? Sounds like you need this: a re-initiation into all things lunch. So put down ... More >>
Hey there, tour guide. Looking to show your out-of-towners a good time? Frozen drinks at Wet Willie's sure sound like fun. How about Cuban sandwiches at Versailles and Sunday brunch on Lincoln Road? Or, perhaps, a drive to the Everglades for fried alligator. Yes, it's gamey. Yes, it tastes like chic ... More >>
Finding a way to get into the club is a rite of passage for Miami's younger generation. If you don't already know someone at the door, you better show up with the right ratio of males to females or you'll be hovering at the front for hours. Wouldn't it be great if the people at the door already knew ... More >>
These days, anyone who owns an iPhone is packing a studio in their pocket. In fact there is a growing group of artists and creative types who call themselves "iPhoneagraphers" and strictly produce artworks using only their cell phones. Tonight from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., South Florida artists and p ... More >>
Steve Jobs is not normally associated with food. You don't know where he goes to dinner, his favorite coffee shop, or find him on top chefs' lists. Surprisingly, aside from dramatically changing the entertainment and media industry, he's had the greatest effect on the food industry.
photo courtesy of Green Box projectBeer companies are not exactly known for their intellectual appeal. Miller Lite's Tastes Great-Less Filling and Budweiser's Whassup? campaigns are only topped by Old Milwaukee's Swedish Bikini Team. We're not knocking it. The messages are loud, clear and effecti ... More >>
Update: The funding campaign seems to have been suspended by Kickstarter's staff.Wanna get high? There's not an iPhone app for that yet, but thanks to the ingenuity of Miamians there is now an iPhone case for that. A couple of local guys, according to their Kickstarter page, are trying to raise f ... More >>
A modern-day nightmare swept greater Miami-Dade yesterday afternoon. AT&T's 3G cell service completely ceased to work, leaving thousands of iPhone and other smartphone addicts without on-the-go access to their precious, precious Twitters, Foursquare and Words With Friends. The unimaginable ho ... More >>
The new Planet Pit app's home screen.Nobody would accuse Pitbull of being a slouch in the business department. To paraphrase another rapper, the great Jay Z, Pitbull isn't a businessman, he's a business, man. The former Mr. 305 -- now firmly Mr. Worldwide -- seemingly never met a new product id ... More >>
Photo by Michael McElroyHave you ever seen a zombie shake some ass? Well, it happens more often than you'd think. And surprisingly, when they're not humping each other silly in the club, the undead go all Wacko Jacko for the choreographed dance steps from "Thriller." In this particular case, ... More >>
One of the quintessential Ultra Music Festival experiences that rarely gets any press is the average attendee's trip to the port-a-potty. Well, I was waiting in line last night at 10:14 p.m. trying not to piss my pants and thought, "Somebody's gotta document it. Why not me?" But whipping out my ... More >>
Once every six weeks or so, a small, sober group of bureaucrats and cops gathers in a conference room in Tallahassee. Members of the group synch their iPhones to urbandictionary.com, bone up on the latest texting slang, and then laugh their asses off for an hour or two. They're the License Plate ... More >>
There's something missing in your life, but you can't quite put your finger on what it is? I've got the answer: You've been subconsciously yearning for an Australian lamb app for your iPhone and iPad. Yearn no more. Now it's available for download, free, through the Apple App Store.Stephen Edward ... More >>
Art Basel Miami Beach is a confusing carnival of art. Sure there's gallery assistants there to help you, but let's be honest, they're probably busy talking to someone who's looking to buy something. There's the multi-pound mega catalog, but that's impractical to tote around and browse through. So ... More >>
BrianBoyd via FlickrFrom a $4.99 Mario Batali recipe app that'll inevitably result in a greasy screen, to the Hipstamatic indie-cam for a $1.99, the iTunes store offers thousands of apps to suit every demographic imaginable. And like a strip mall welcoming a temporary fly-by-night Hallo ... More >>
Over the past year, Formspring has become the latest social media craze for getting to know people. Someone posts a question for you (usually anonymously), and you reply with your honest answer. Can you think of a better way to ask probing questions without sounding like a stalker or a creep? We ... More >>
Does Netflix really measure up on a much smaller screen?I'm a big fan of Netflix. Something about being able to rent movies in my pajamas without actually leaving the house just appeals to me. And though my laptop screen (13.5 inches) doesn't really compare to a flat screen, sometimes you just ca ... More >>
As much as I love new technology, I'm never one to purchase anything the moment it comes out. I figure it's probably best to let the fanatics have their turn, let all the obligatory first-in-a-series kinks get worked out, and the dust settle. That was not the case this time around, as I decided t ... More >>
If you own an iPhone, you're probably having more sex (or rather, more sexual partners) than your BlackBerry and Android neighbors, according to a new study.When we came across this study, conducted by free online dating site OkCupid, we thought, What? The study was put together by OkC ... More >>
We're normally not huge advocates of smart phone apps that connect to social media. Sure, a lot of them are handy, but in the day and age of Foursquare check-ins, following on Twitter, and Facebook stalking, it's just too easy to get lost in the noise. Enter Bump.
We're not going to tell you to get your dad an iPad or the new iPhone because really, anyone can tell you that. We've poked and prodded, and come up with what we think are the most useful and most innovative tech gadgets your dad will enjoy this Father's Day, minus the pre-orders and long lines. Hap ... More >>
For those of you who haven't heard about the new iPhone 4 yet (hiding under a rock?), it's pretty big. And Apple's trying to up the ante by hiring big shot movie director Sam Mendes (of Revolutionary Road and American Beauty fame) to direct their new Ad.
Zakumi, the mascot of the 2010 FIFA World CupWe've all been there: A big game is on TV, and we're stuck somewhere we don't want to be, like work. This World Cup season will be especially difficult to catch, with a Round of 16, Quarter-finals, Semi-finals, and a final showdown, all starting on Jun ... More >>
Last week we mentioned how Google TV is giving Apple TV a run for its money. Well, maybe not. Engadget received a tip on Friday that was confirmed by a source close to Apple regarding specs of the next Apple TV: Brace yourselves and hold on to your tiny remote controls. Apparently this makeover h ... More >>
There's been a lot of talk about the new iPhone, thanks to Gizmodo and their controversial leak of the new prototype. But now, it's official: Mark your calendars for June 7. That's when important features of the new iPhone will be mentioned, possibly including some not yet released surprises, at ... More >>
Being in a band is kind of like being in a marriage a lot of the time. You fight over getting organized. One person works eight days a week and doesn't see it your way. You break up. But now a new UK start-up that launched last week is promising to give musicians and their counterparts all the to ... More >>
via DezeenAt last year's Design Miami, we were absolutely taken with designer of the year Maarten Baas's awesome "Real Time" clock project. In one memorable installation, he had a person, stationed inside a cabinet, who manually painted in the numbers of a digital clocks as the time changed. ... More >>
Ever find the cumbersome Ultra Music Festival maps given to attendees at the entrance a hassle and unnecessary? Wish you could pull all that information via your iPhone? Are you rolling so hard on Ecstasy you barely know where you are? Well, Ultra organizers have the solution for you! A nifty iPh ... More >>
With every imaginable type of iPhone app out there these days, from drunk texting apps, to X-rated vibrator apps (no joke) it's hardly surprising that even our beloved annual Winter Music Conference would get its own app. The folks at Nightlyfe.com have announced the launch of their WMC Mobile ... More >>
Riptide put up somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,000 posts this year, so before we get started on writing 3,000 more it's time to sit back and look at some our successes: Our top ten posts by pageviews.Yeah, it's a collection of slightly seedy stuff, with abortion doughnuts, rape tunnels, and XXXra ... More >>
We're not sure how many surveys you need to tell you what you already know -- namely that Miami International Airport is to flying what George W. Bush is to presidencies. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bellatrix6/ / CC BY-SA 2.0 A familiar sight inside MIA. But hey, it's Thanksgiving, s ... More >>
A refreshing application, built by a designer with a little help from geeks. Shaken Not Stirred will feature cocktail recipes and lounge music.Well, not exactly. But California-based ANSCA stopped by this month's South Florida iPhone Meetup to introduce local geeks to Corona, an application that' ... More >>
Image via The Globe and MailWhy do some women have their panties all in a twist about Pepsi's branded iPhone application, Before You Score, which was launched recently as part of a promotional campaign for AMP Energy drink? On the surface, the application seems to objectify women as naive creatu ... More >>
For those of you who aren't crazy about having a bazillion apps on your smart phone, here's one you might consider adding. Buzzd calls itself the "social city guide" and offers real-time reviews from real people hanging out at restaurants, bars, sports, and entertainment venues.Buzzd also provide ... More >>
Showtime, Marc Ecko Entertainment, and Icarus Entertainment are bringing a Dexter videogame to the iPhone. Which means hot, 3-D Miami-murder action. From the looks of the Dexter game trailer, GTA: Vice City might be a more accurate graphical representation of the Magic City, but nonethe ... More >>
Well, it seem Apple hasn't gotten their freak on after all. Apparently when the "Hottest Girls" app was originally approved for their iPhone app store they weren't aware that some of the pictures were of a topless nature, and they've pulled the product. Apparently, the Score Group was ... More >>
Like so many good boys and girl, Riptide dreams of sugar-plum fairies and Ol' Saint Nick delivering a shiny new iPhone. 'Tis the season for the 3G mobile Internet and being able to watch dumb YouTube videos of dogs dancing to Beyonce anywhere we want. But woah to one Miami man who had his iPho ... More >>
My iPhone says Buckcherry is worthy of rocking with the Crüe.