Attention gentlemen: a new iPhone application and website wants to help you score by tracking the periods of the ladies in your lives.
Called "Flojuggler" (yes, really), the application says it's designed to track the menstrual cycles of up to 10 women.
Why is this helpful?
Well, says the developer on his website, "Some people just want to know when the bleeding is going to stop so they can get busy. Those people use Flojuggler."
According to a video on the site, users sign up with an e-mail address and then enter information for the different women in their lives, including the date of a woman's last period and the number of days it lasts (assuming the users even know such very personal information).
"When that special delivery is about to land," the site says users get a reminder e-mail.
The developer says that the application could help in non-romantic situations too.
"Let's say you have a house full of girls ages 10 and up along with mom and Aunt Sue. You want to know when half the house is gonna be 'edgy.'"
The application says it's for men and women, but with all the references to getting busy, little black books and romantic getaways, it's pretty clear that it's intended for players unaccustomed to visits from "Aunt Flo."
Flojuggler is one of thousands of available in Apple's App store.
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It's the one major drawback of a group dinner out: The check arrives, and everyone struggles to pay in a chaotic clash of cards, cash and IOUs.
But a new version of an iPhone app from PayPal attempts to take the pain out of splitting the bill.
PayPal, an eBay company based in San Jose, Calif., lets registered users send money securely over the Internet.
Founded in 1998 (and acquired by eBay in 2002), it has more than 78 million active accounts in 19 currencies.
Its new app relies on technology from Bump Technologies, which created a way to share contact information by touching two phones together. The app uses the phone's sensors to "feel" the bump, the company said. The information swap is secure and happens instantaneously.
PayPal's new application can be downloaded for free from Apple's App Store. Once someone logs in with her credentials and identifies the recipient (via e-mail address), she can just bump her phone with a friend's to transfer money for concert tickets, a group dinner, a birthday present and more.
The "Split Check" feature factors in tip and tax, and then helps users divide and pay each other for the cost of a meal for up to 20 people.
"Today, you leave the house with three critical things: your phone, your wallet and your keys," Osama Bedier, PayPal's vice president of platform and emerging technology, said in a statement. "PayPal Send Money lets consumers access their wallets through their phones. Because with PayPal, the wallet lives in the cloud – the mobile phone is just one device customers can use to access it."
If a fear of flying keeps you grounded, Virgin Atlantic has a new iPhone application just for you.