In 2012, Oyster secured $3 million in financing by Founders Fund, and today the New York startup has begun the invitation process for its app. Commonly referred to as "Netflix for e-books," Oyster offers unlimited books for $9.95 a month. Currently, the app is stocked with over 100,000 titles, updated weekly.
One of our editors here at iPhone Life recently asked me which pair of headphones I would vote for as best headphone of the year. Without hesitation I replied that in my opinion Phiaton’s Bridge MS 500 ($269.00) deserved that honor. These uniquely crafted headphones take precision sound sculpting to a whole new level. And when I use the word sculpting, that is exactly what these superior headphones do. Like a master sculptor, the Bridge MS 500s take the acoustics of whatever you're listening to and mold and funnel the sounds to get the maximum dynamic range out of each and every note.
I have four regrets in my life:
1. A tattoo of an arrow that starts under my right armpit and runs down my side, past my hip. It’s big, bold, and will most certainly look like a crumbled, smeared watercolor painting when I’m 60;
2. The tattoo I got one Saturday night in Soho during a two-week trip to London circa 2004. This tat-ta-roo on my ankle of a heart the size of a fist looks like it was drawn by a 4-year-old with a permanent marker and underdeveloped motor skills;
3. Letting my parents develop the disposable cameras from that trip. (My mom still can’t look me in the eye.);
4. Dumping my iPhone 5 for the Galaxy 4.
Fans of Disney will get a behind-the-scenes look at all 53 of Disney's animated films with Disney Animated ($13.99), the company's newest iPad app. Disney Interactive, Touch Press, and Walt Disney Animation Studios compiled animation clips, images, and 3D projections spanning 90 years.
Along with never-before-seen artwork from classic Disney movies, the app will also include a preview of the upcoming release Frozen, expected in November. Users are given the chance to animate Elsa's snow, a short clip of the film.