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January 23, 2015

Project studies the sexual arousal level of gay men when using the app

The US government has spent nearly half a million dollars on a study of gay hook-up apps such as Grindr.

The National Institutes of Health last year awarded Columbia University $432,000 to interview 60 gay men to determine whether the apps increase risky sexual behavior.

The grant for the project said, 'Given the expediency with which men are able to arrange sexual encounters using these applications, there is cause to question if, when, and how sexual negotiation and serostatus disclosure occurs.

December 4, 2014

A new app that phone users can download and use to report hate crimes is among several plans that have been announced by City Hall following a rise in homophobic hate offenses

As GSN reported last month, there has been a sharp increase in homophobic attacks in London in the past 12 months, with Scotland Yard reporting 1,073 violent homophobic offences between January and October alone (compared to 1,007 for the whole of 2013).

May 18, 2014

Taiwanese IT heavyweight Asus’ micro film for its ZenFone has been watched online millions of times in less than a week

Everyone knows how the competitive the Chinese smartphone market is. To stand out from the crowd, Asus from Taiwan apparently thinks a bit of humor won’t hurt.

The 3-minute commercial for the ZenFone first appeared in late April, but it’s from last Monday (12 May) that it has really caught on and appeared on just about every major online forum in Greater China.

The ad starts with a ‘boy-meets-girl’ scene that is way too typical for viewers to expect much out of it.

August 12, 2013

LGBT app developer launches petition saying she is sure Apple will remove blacklisting of ‘bisexual’ once they are alerted

The lesbian behind an LGBT history app was shocked to discover Apple’s iTunes may reject her hard work if she used the word ‘bisexual’ in the description.

She says ‘bisexual’ is not a ‘dirty word’ and Apple should change their alerts accordingly.

Sarah Prager, from Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA, launched the Quist smartphone app two weeks ago to tell more people about LGBTQ history.

It was approved by Apple and has already been downloaded by 8,000 on iTunes and 2,000 on Android.

May 31, 2013

Google Play keeps Setting Captives Free app which aims to ‘cure’ gay people in 60 days

Google has decided to keep offering a smartphone app which offers ‘freedom from the bondage of homosexuality’ despite having reviewed it, Gay Star News can reveal.

Created by the Christian group Setting Captives Free, the app attempts to ‘cure’ people of being gay in 60 days.

May 3, 2013

Gaydar responds to strong competition in gay men’s smartphone dating market with release of new service and promises changes to Gaydar Girls soon

International gay dating brand Gaydar is fighting back against its competitors today (3 May) with the launch of its new mobile web service.

Gaydar has long held a market-leading position for its desktop-based men’s dating site but has faced stiff competition from location-based dating apps like Grindr in recent years.

April 25, 2013

Serial felon accused of going on violent crime spree, meeting men off GROWLr and SCRUFF apps, holding them at gun point, and taking their property

A gunman is accused of targeting ‘bears’ he met on gay dating apps for theft and rape.

The man from Kent, an outlying suburb of Seattle, is accused of having gone on a days-long violent crime spree and is now in jail on seven felony charges, reports Seattle Pi.

The most serious allegation against Laverne Lee Maxwell, aged 32, dates from 7 April.

April 11, 2013

SAGA creator says he never thought Apple or Comixology was homophobic, but 'weirdly inconsistent' over policy

Smartphone application Comixology has admitted to banning a comic containing images of gay sex as they were confused over Apple’s policies.

The app, which many iPhone and iPad users use to read their favorite comic books, admitted responsibility yesterday (10 April).

SAGA #12, created by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples, showed a character named Prince Robot IV with a TV screen for a head showing two small images of gay pornography in its opening pages.

April 3, 2013

Smartphone casing website, Case-Mate, has released a new kind of iPhone case that you would hardly know was there

We all like to make sure our valuables are safely protected and love to personalise them. So consult the Case-Mate. It’s the latest in the expanding line of shopping websites selling state of the art technology and extra nick-knacks to keep our assets safe and clean. It specializes in selling cases for any kind of smartphone.

February 18, 2013

GSN heads to Taibach, South Wales to learn about acting icon Richard Burton and to find out about his gay links

‘Famous Welsh actor that was married to Elizabeth Taylor’ was about the extent of my knowledge about Richard Burton.

But it had just been announced he was being given a star on the Hollywood walk of fame, and I was in South Wales near the town where he was born, so it seemed like a good opportunity to learn a bit more about this icon of stage and screen.

Although never having formally trained as an actor, Burton was widely recognised and awarded as one of the leading actors of his generation - let’s re-cap some of the key facts:

November 23, 2012

Charity launches tool to help people find an HIV test online, via Facebook or on their iPhone

Thousands of gay men use their smartphones to meet guys for sex – now there’s an app to help them find an HIV test too.

As England starts it’s first National HIV Testing Week today, running until 30 November, HIV and AIDS information charity NAM has launched a free smartphone app helping people find their nearest HIV test.

August 15, 2012

A classic take on a modern necessity

A retro feel take on a modern product is a great way of adding timeless appeal to your everyday goods and gadgets.

None more so than your trusty iPhone.

Harking back to more traditional values - long before texting, let alone mobile browsing - the iRetrophone is a fully-functional, stationary iPhone dock with working handset offering complete compatibility with a USB cable.

June 26, 2012

Case-Mate offers luxurious smartphone cases at an affordable price and customer friendly ethic

We all like to make sure our valuables are safely protected and love to personalise them to suit our interests, but how can we afford such necessities? The answer is simple. Consult the Case-Mate.

Case-Mate is the latest in the ever expanding line of shopping websites selling state of the art technology and any extra nick-knacks for us to keep our assets safe and clean. It specializes in selling smartphone cases for any Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy or HTC.

May 8, 2012

The new wireless miniature printer sources online content to print as a personal mini-newspaper

We love miniature things and we love gadgets. Even when they don't make much sense.

The Little Printer, by London design firm Berg will even be indespensible or entirely useless, depending on how wedded you are to doing everything digitally. But you won't be able to deny it's as cute and camp as a hamster covered in glitter.

Better still, it's not even available yet. Start queueing now!

The first of many products to operate as Berg Cloud, the Little Printer works on a wireless cloud connection to print users' customized content.