ALL ACCESS PASS
BPM Festival Kicks Start Today, Download The Mobile App

The 10-day, sunny music festival taking place in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, otherwise known as, BPM Festival 2014, kicks starts today till January 12th. With over 350 featured artists and more than 70 events across 9 unique venues, downloading the official 'The BPM Festival' mobile app, will prove to be more than beneficial for festival attendees.

The BPM Festival mobile app is now available for download for iPhone and Android phones, and it features seven different purposes for this app. For one, the 'My Schedule' feature allows you to view all the schedules then create a personalized time schedule for users to catch all their favorite performers. The app also features the Festival Map, where you can locate all the venues and locations. The Eat + Drink feature shows all the local restaurants, stores, hotels, medical, you name it-- they've already listed it! And the perk of using the Eat + Drink feature is that you can score BPM discounts when you do visit the local retailers and vendors.

LIFESTYLE
Get Your New Year's Resolutions Done the Right Way


If you're like us at Joonbug, then you're probably stuck to one, if not all, of your gadgets throughout the day; from your laptop at work, to your smart phone in your hand on the run, to your iPad or tablet when you get home. And every New Year we make promises to ourselves that we'll get healthier or save more money. Well why not use your combined obsession to gadgets and your yearning for a better you this year to your benefit?

HOW-TO
New App Turns You Into An Instant V.I.P.
CULINARY OCCASIONS
Wine Riot NYC


Wine events can be overly stuffy, intimidating, and can make those of us unfamiliar with wine regions and grape horticulture techniques feel very out of place. The wide world of wines can seem really booshie but Wine Riot NYC is changing the way people approach wine. The two-day wine tasting festival, held September 21–22, at the 69th Regiment Armory showcases what fine wines have to offer in a relaxed and accessible way. Similar to how microbreweries have marketed their products through fun, interactive festivals, Wine Riot is a great way for amateur sommeliers, or the seldom wine drinker, to enjoy the many facets of the wine industry. Wine Riot NYC, organized by SecondGlass.com, is dedicated to helping people learn more about wine without the conservative nature associated with traditional wine tastings.

BEST OF
Virtually Hungry: 6 Awesome Apps for Foodies

Technology is a beautiful thing. We are in an age where devices that fit in the palm of your hand liberate you enough to go anywhere and do anything, including eat. Devices carry plenty of options to turn anyone into a chef, help you whip up a quick meal if you're pressed for time; or point you in the direction of the professionals so you can enjoy a meal without a hassle. These are a few of the hundreds of available applications that define the term ‘convenience.'

This application is available for any device running on an iOS 4 or higher. It is a personal search engine that recommends restaurants to you based on your personal preferences. The more use it, the more it learns about you and the better your search results matching restaurants to your personality.

GADGETS
App Tracks NYC Subways In Real Time

Love it or hate it, the subway system in New York is still the cheapest and easiest way for anyone to get around town. MetroCard prices have been on the rise for years with not a whole lot of improvement on the trains themselves. Even catching a train in Manhattan can take what seems like forever when 5 minute waits turn into 20 minute waits. Forget Brooklyn and Queens. Pack some food and a small survival kit because you may never get back to the outer boroughs if you’re relying on one train. We’ve come to love and rely on our subway system, despite it’s shortcomings, but it would be great to know if or when we could give up on one train and catch another.

GADGETS
Bacon Wrapped iPads

Bacon is pretty popular these days; it is used in chocolate, ice cream, and on every and any sandwich imaginable. Have you ever wondered how bacon is made? Wonder, no more! There’s now an app for that. For $4.99, cheaper than the real thing, you can buy the Better Bacon Book: Make, Cook, and Eat Your Way to Cured Pork Greatness app for your iPad. The application is sleek and minimalistic, easy to navigate, and has a notes and bookmark section.

BAR CRAWLS
Happiness Is a Warm Bar (with a cold beer of course!)

Easily the most frustrating part of any evening (casual or decadent) is deciding upon a given location. The usual suspects--ambiance, price, music, food & drink specials--typically determine one's nocturnal fate. Here to allay this cumbersome conundrum is the app, appropriately entitled "barHappy."

Now perhaps you've yet to encounter this convenient little gem, if so, the time is nigh to alleviate the tiresome question of "Where should we go tonight?". "barHappy" neutralizes hours of fruitless debate by providing a comprehensive list of bars, restaurants, and clubs within a reasonable radius (ideal for the denizens of any major city). Furthermore, this list provides: the distance and directions from your current location, listed specials that include time and date, the venue's contact information, as well as coupons available exclusively to "barHappy" members.

GADGETS
App-y New Year!

New year, new you, right? Every January, millions of people pledge to take on a challenge to better themselves. But according to the online Goal Setting Guide, 20% of people drop their resolutions after the first month and by July it's estimated that over half of the remaining resolution-keepers give up. Often times it's easier to keep a resolution when you have someone, or something, to hold you accountable. Try out some of these highly recommended apps to keep you on track all year long.

DAILY POP
Spotify Launches New App Platform

If you haven't noticed by now, Spotify has taken the world by storm. And why shouldn't it have? Nothing beats an endless library of free streaming music that you can easily share with the world, or at least your tight circle of Facebook buddies.

According to Mashable, music's biggest new destination just got even bigger, as Spotify just announced it's own series of internal apps. With partners such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Fuse, Spotify's apps are meant to integrate news, lyrics, and deeper overall interactivity with the streaming service's massive library of tunes.