Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook
Jordan Crook is a writer/reporter based out of Brooklyn, NY. She writes about things teens like. She snaps innocent selfies and vines nudes. She has written for publications such as Mobile Marketer and MobileBurn. She is now a writer at TechCrunch. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Apple Offers Refurbished iPad 2 Models At $50 Discount

    Apple Offers Refurbished iPad 2 Models At $50 Discount

    There isn’t much about an iPad 2 that would lead you to hesitate before buying, except maybe a glance down at the price tag. Today, that’s slightly less of an issue. Apple has started to sell refurbished iPad 2s in its online store, although it looks as though the 16GB models aren’t currently available. The refurbs are only discounted $50 from the original pricing, but a… Read More

  • AT&T Responds To DoJ: The Facts Will Prevail In Court

    AT&T Responds To DoJ: The Facts Will Prevail In Court

    Following today’s reports that the U.S. Department of Justice has filed a complaint opposing the $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T, the big blue carrier has issued a response stating plans to ask for an expedited hearing “so that the enormous benefits of this merger can be fully reviewed.” The DOJ cites antitrust issues in its complaint, saying… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Announces The Xperia Arc S Smartphone

    Sony Ericsson Announces The Xperia Arc S Smartphone

    Today at the IFA conference in Berlin, Sony Ericsson announced its new Xperia smartphone, the Xperia Arc S. Unfortunately, details were pretty sparse in the initial announcement, but here’s what we do know: The phone will first be available in October of this year. It’ll run on a 1.4GHz processor and will sport Sony’s Reality display powered by Sony’s mobile Bravia engine. Read More

  • Apple May Have A Web-Based Diagnostics Tool In The Works For iStuff

    Apple May Have A Web-Based Diagnostics Tool In The Works For iStuff

    If ever your iPhone or iPad starts acting wonky, chances are you pack it up and head on over to your nearest Genius Bar. It’s a hassle, but it’s a small price to pay for your beloved iStuff. Still, ease of use is one of Apple’s key standards for a device, and that extends way past a navigable interface. That said, Hardmac is reporting that Apple has internally announced a… Read More

  • Is Sprint’s Early Termination Fee Jumping To $350? (Update: Confirmed)

    Is Sprint’s Early Termination Fee Jumping To $350? (Update: Confirmed)

    This whole system of two-year contracts and early termination fees is far and away the worst thing about owning and enjoying a smartphone. Granted, contracts reduce the actual price of the phone by quite a bit, but it’s still super annoying to sign on with some brand new superphone only to have some super-duper phone launch a few weeks later. And if the contract itself wasn’t… Read More

  • Hands-On: Samsung’s Galaxy S II For AT&T, T-Mobile, And Sprint

    Hands-On: Samsung’s Galaxy S II For AT&T, T-Mobile, And Sprint

    Since February, we’ve been waiting for our turn with the Galaxy S II. With the handset floating around Europe and Asia, it’s been hard to remain patient. But today is the day: the U.S. versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II are here and we’re ready to get up close and personal at Samsung’s media event in NYC. Just how different are the U.S. versions from the international? Read More

  • Nokia Needs Help Choosing A Name For Its Windows Phone 7 Handsets… Go!

    Nokia Needs Help Choosing A Name For Its Windows Phone 7 Handsets… Go!

    More often than we’d like, phones are announced with absolutely horrifying names. Acer’s beTouch, the Casio G’zOne Commando, and the HTC ChaCha all fall hard into that category. They leave you wondering what went down in the conference room where that name was born, and what could have possibly been going on in the minds of the people who approved them. But honestly… Read More

  • Video: Motorola Unveils Pro+ Smartphone Geared Toward The Enterprise

    Video: Motorola Unveils Pro+ Smartphone Geared Toward The Enterprise

    If you’re looking for a solid Android handset with a physical QWERTY keyboard, Motorola has a few nice offerings on the table. The Fire, the Droid Pro, and the XPRT all have their strengths, and another QWERTY keyboard-equipped smartphone will soon join the ranks. Today, Motorola announced the Motorola Pro+, an Android device catered toward the enterprise. Read More

  • Epson Brings Its iPrint App To Android

    Epson Brings Its iPrint App To Android

    Though the digital world seems to be swallowing print alive, there are still some documents that you just want to hold in your hand. But with the speed and ease at which we share information these days, it’s hard for printing to keep up as far as convenience goes. Epson’s tried to find a way to make printing as quick and painless as possible with its iPrint app, which has… Read More

  • Samsung Introduces A Trio Of Bada-Powered Wave Smartphones

    Samsung Introduces A Trio Of Bada-Powered Wave Smartphones

    Today is a big day for Samsung. If you haven’t heard, the phone maker is unveiling the U.S. variants of its flagship handset, the Galaxy S II, tonight in New York (and you can bet we’ll be in attendance). But if that weren’t enough, Samsung also announced three new Bada-powered smartphones today, and each brings something special to the table. Read More

  • Isis: AT&T, Verizon, And T-Mobile’s $100 Million Gamble In Mobile Payments

    Isis: AT&T, Verizon, And T-Mobile’s $100 Million Gamble In Mobile Payments

    NFC will be ubiquitous one day, but we still have quite a ways to go. Unlike other smartphone features, this requires adoption on a huge scale from just about everyone, which will definitely take a while. But we are getting closer. While Sprint fiddles with its Google Wallet, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile have reportedly made plans to invest upwards of $100 million in their joint-venture… Read More

  • Samsung May Buy webOS, Recruits Former HP Exec

    Samsung May Buy webOS, Recruits Former HP Exec

    When HP decided to kill off webOS, most people were more concerned with who would snatch up the PC business that went tumbling down the trash chute alongside it. A few options were thrown out, but most bets were placed on Samsung, who’s reportedly been looking to outsource some notebook orders. Little did we know, Samsung may be interested in grabbing webOS, too. Read More

  • Apple Continues To Block The Galaxy Tab 10.1 In Australia

    Apple Continues To Block The Galaxy Tab 10.1 In Australia

    The Apple-Samsung drama has been rather quiet in Australia compared to the clamor it’s created in Europe until today when Apple alleged that the Australian version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is also infringing Apple patents. Samsung had originally tried to circumvent the Australian GalTab injunction on the basis that it was the version intended for the U.S., and that the Australian variant… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy S II U.S. Variants Pose For The Camera

    Samsung Galaxy S II U.S. Variants Pose For The Camera

    We’ve heard quite a bit about the Galaxy S II, which isn’t all that surprising seeing that it sold 3 million units in its first 55 on the market. As people from other parts of the globe got to experience the wonder that is the GSII, we here in the States played the waiting game. But it’s so close I can almost taste the Gingerbread. On August 29, Samsung will finally unveil… Read More

  • OnLive Adds Group Voice Chat, Parental Controls And Facebook Achievement Sharing

    OnLive Adds Group Voice Chat, Parental Controls And Facebook Achievement Sharing

    Cloud gaming service OnLive has been getting better and better. We had a blast checking out the OnLive booth at E3 this year, and you better believe the service’s usage will have gone up since GameStop inadvertently gave OnLive a ton of great publicity yesterday. But OnLive isn’t resting on its laurels, as new user-requested features are rolling out today. Read More

  • Mystery 10-Inch Sleeve At T-Mobile Suggests New Tablet On The Way

    Mystery 10-Inch Sleeve At T-Mobile Suggests New Tablet On The Way

    Well, what do we have here? Looks like T-Mobile has just snagged a new tablet accessory. We’re just not sure which tablet the accessory is supposed to go with. This 10-inch leather sleeve isn’t going to fit very well on either of T-Mobile’s current slate offerings: the 7-inch Dell Streak 7 or the 8.9-inch T-Mobile G-Slate. Read More

  • NYC.gov Goes Down When We Need It Most: Here Are Some Alternative Info Sources (Update)

    NYC.gov Goes Down When We Need It Most: Here Are Some Alternative Info Sources (Update)

    So Irene, the massive hurricane aimed straight for the East coast, is in quite a hurry to come visit us, with winds reaching 115 mph. And it’s looking like she’s bearing down on New York City. One little problem: nyc.gov is down, which makes it pretty difficult to check out whether or not you should run for cover or kick back and relax. Sites go down all the time, and normally… Read More

  • 24/7 3D Network 3net Brings Kid-Friendly Content To The Third Dimension

    24/7 3D Network 3net Brings Kid-Friendly Content To The Third Dimension

    If you own a 3D TV, you should already know about 3net. It’s a joint venture network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX that displays 3D content all day, every day, which is pretty awesome considering the amount of 3D content out there is severely lacking. It first launched with quite a variety of nature-style shows and documentaries, perfect for the 3D space, but today a more… Read More

  • Microsoft Patenting Multi-Screen, Multi-Touch Gestures

    Microsoft Patenting Multi-Screen, Multi-Touch Gestures

    Back in February of 2010, Microsoft applied for a number of patents related to touchscreen gestures on a tablet. Many of them concern a dual-screen device, conjuring images of the once highly-anticipated Courier slate. The others focus mainly on bezel gestures. Those patents have gone public now, though they have not in fact been granted yet. With IP wars raging across the globe… Read More

  • OfficeTime Expense Tracking Software Expands To iOS With iPhone, iPad Apps

    OfficeTime Expense Tracking Software Expands To iOS With iPhone, iPad Apps

    Time and expense tracking is tedious, even on a personal level. Dealing with it in an office environment is clearly much worse. But OfficeTime is looking to make that a bit easier, today announcing its expansion from just a PC/Mac desktop app to iOS. For something as annoying as expense tracking, OfficeTime took a smart approach for mobile. The theme here is “the fewer taps, the… Read More