LET’S START WITH the fundamental paradox: Our personal technology in the 21st century—our laptops and smartphones, our browsers and apps—does everything it can to keep us out of crowds.
A scientist studying in Peru recently found a strange bulb bursting out of a tree in the Amazon jungle. It turned out that the bulb was actually a parasitic plant that flowers just a few weeks a year, and was the backbone of a tiny ecosystem of creatures that survived on it.
If you’re wanting to go beyond the basic stuff everyone does with their phone—either by extending its capabilities or by taking more control over what it already does—we’ve got just the collection of tools for you. These automators, taskers, and shortcut makers can quickly hack Android or iOS to do your mobile bidding.
UPDATE 1/2/2016 10:18 PM: Chris Brown has responded to the allegations through an Instagram post, which has now been deleted. DJ Akademiks grabbed the video where Brown says Gutierrez is trying to get a check. He then says she probably came into his room and was “too ugly to get in.”