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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  • Buy A New Mac, Install iLife On Your Other Macs With This Simple Workaround

    Buy A New Mac, Install iLife On Your Other Macs With This Simple Workaround

    Good news! If you’re missing a little iLife in your life than have no fear, Apple’s got it figured out for you. iLife has been included on the new MacBook Air and Mac mini, in the form of GarageBand, iPhoto, and iMovie. As luck, and Apple, would have it, once you have a licensed copy of iLife ‘11 (like the one that comes with your new Mac) attached to your Mac App Store… Read More

  • Video: This Guy Plays Air Drums That Actually Make Music

    Video: This Guy Plays Air Drums That Actually Make Music

    I find myself playing the air drums rather regularly when boppin’ along to some tunes, and the drum set on Rock Band is by far my favorite instrument, but neither of those hold a candle to what Maayan Migdal has up his sleeve. My air drums don’t make real music. My Rock Band drums do, but they also take up a hunk of space in my room. His make real music and are invisible. Read More

  • Nintendo Boss Takes The Blame For 3DS Sales, Cuts His Paycheck In Half

    Nintendo Boss Takes The Blame For 3DS Sales, Cuts His Paycheck In Half

    When companies go through a rough patch, it’s pretty rare to see the big man upstairs step up in an awesome way. Take RIM for example. In the middle of security troubles in India and amidst tough competition from Apple and others — right before a major product, the BlackBerry PlayBook was launched — co-CEO Mike Lazaridis shut down a BBC interview not only making himself… Read More

  • HTC Reports Record Profits In Q2, 12.1 Million Handsets Shipped

    HTC Reports Record Profits In Q2, 12.1 Million Handsets Shipped

    Looks like things are going well over in Taiwan, as HTC has reported record-breaking Q2 results this morning. In fact, the company sold 12.1 million units in the second quarter totaling a 123.7 percent year-over-year growth rate. After Q2 taxes, that brings YOY growth to 102.9 percent. If you aren’t good with percentages, that’s huge. In terms of quarterly growth, HTC is up… Read More

  • Samsung Goes Mum With Phone And Tablet Sales Stats

    Samsung Goes Mum With Phone And Tablet Sales Stats

    Anybody notice something missing from Samsung’s Q2 results? Hint: it was the phone/tablet sales data. But why? Well, according to Samsung’s “new information policy,” phones and tablets data will henceforth remain a secret. “As competition intensifies, there are increased risks that the information we provide may adversely affect our own business,” said… Read More

  • Motorola CEO: Droid Bionic Will Launch In September

    Motorola CEO: Droid Bionic Will Launch In September

    After six… Wait, let’s make that seven months of uncertainty, we might finally have something solid to work with. Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said in an interview with CNET that the Droid Bionic will land in September. Just so we’re clear, that’s nine months after the phone was announced at CES, five months after rumors circulated of its cancellation, and four months… Read More

  • Just As Spotify Settles Into The U.S. Lifestyle It Gets Sued For Patent Infringement

    Just As Spotify Settles Into The U.S. Lifestyle It Gets Sued For Patent Infringement

    We expected it would happen eventually because here in the U.S. it happens to everyone… but two weeks? Can’t we just give them a little time to settle in, rearrange their accents and lose a bit of sophistication before we jump on Spotify’s back? Within fourteen days of arriving stateside, PacketVideo has filed a patent infringement suit against Europe’s prized music… Read More

  • Motorola Triumph’s Camera Issues Are Way Worse Than A Little Screen Flickering

    Motorola Triumph’s Camera Issues Are Way Worse Than A Little Screen Flickering

    The Motorola Triumph is off to a rough start. A flickering screen issue, while annoying, isn’t all that bad when compared with what new Triumph owners are complaining about now: Apparently the handset’s 5-megapixel autofocus camera forgot how to autofocus. Read More

  • RIM Releases BBM 6 To The Masses With App Integration

    RIM Releases BBM 6 To The Masses With App Integration

    The best part of the BlackBerry OS just got a bit better, as RIM today announced the release of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) version 6. What’s more, the company plans to offer certain apps featuring BBM integration, so users can feed their texting addiction without having to close an app. Read More

  • Video: When Roombas And Baby Ducks Mate, A Khepera Swarm Robot Is Born

    Video: When Roombas And Baby Ducks Mate, A Khepera Swarm Robot Is Born

    So, this is cool: The Georgia Robotics and Intelligent Systems lab has built these things called Khepera swarm robots. Though they look like little Roombas, they haven’t quite learned how to pick up crumbs yet. They’re actually a part of grad student Edward Macdonald’s Masters thesis and just recently learned a couple new tricks. Read More

  • Possible Atrix 4G Successor Caught On Camera With 8MP 1080p Shooter In Tow

    Possible Atrix 4G Successor Caught On Camera With 8MP 1080p Shooter In Tow

    Here’s a mystery for you: Images of a Motorola Android handset have surfaced on Chinese blogs, and it looks incredibly similar to the Atrix 4G. In fact, it looks identical save for a few miniscule changes. The pictures come courtesy of IT168 and were published by ePrice.tw, which seems to think that the display will have a contoured design. Read More

  • Sprint’s Nexus S 4G Gets Final Price Cut: Free At Best Buy, A Penny At Amazon

    Sprint’s Nexus S 4G Gets Final Price Cut: Free At Best Buy, A Penny At Amazon

    Less than two weeks ago, Sprint cut the price of its Google Nexus S 4G by half to just $99 on-contract. That had me pink in the cheek with barely controlled glee, so you can only imagine my reaction when I saw that both Best Buy and Amazon were offering the device for free (and nearly free). Best Buy promises all the Google phone you can handle for free as long as you sign on for a… Read More

  • The Seemingly Unanswerable Question: Can The Government Use Location Data To Hunt Us Down?

    The Seemingly Unanswerable Question: Can The Government Use Location Data To Hunt Us Down?

    You remember Locationgate, right? It was that massive national scandal that left both Apple and Google at the center of our discontent, after two German researchers discovered that the iPhone tracks and stores location data automatically. The scandal has spurred numerous investigations into where we should draw the line when it comes to location tracking, and one in particular garnered the… Read More

  • Motorola Droid X2 Gets Bumped Up To Android 2.3 Gingerbread

    Motorola Droid X2 Gets Bumped Up To Android 2.3 Gingerbread

    The Droid X2 is one of those phones that you learn to quickly stop judging by its bezel. Despite having nearly identical hardware to its less powerful predecessor, the handset shipped with some pretty notable under-the-hood improvements. But one thing was still missing: Gingerbread. Luckily, Verizon has released the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update this morning so the Droid X2 can continue… Read More

  • Video: Motorola Triumph Screens Flicker Black And White, Owners Seeing Red

    Video: Motorola Triumph Screens Flicker Black And White, Owners Seeing Red

    The Motorola Triumph — a pretty snazzy-lookin’ little beast (especially for a pre-paid device!) if I may say so — seems to have just hit a bit of a hurdle in its first week on the market: a number of new owners are hitting the forums with complaints of a flickering screen. Read More

  • Sprint To Finally Retire The Evo 4G?

    Sprint To Finally Retire The Evo 4G?

    It’s looking like Sprint has signed off on death warrants for a few of its handsets, including our nation’s first-ever 4G smartphone, the Evo 4G. According to a leaked screenshot of this internal Sprint document (discovered by SprintFeed), at least 10 phones are getting the ax. Read More

  • T-Mobile G2X Finally Gets Its Much-Needed Gingerbread Update

    T-Mobile G2X Finally Gets Its Much-Needed Gingerbread Update

    T-Mobile G2X owners have really gotten the short end of the stick. Granted, dual-core processing and top-notch cameras probably comfort this disgruntled hoard on long, lonely nights, but a 1080p video does nothing to stop the phone from randomly rebooting for… no reason at all. Plus, the phone shipped with Froyo in an increasingly Gingerbread world, which kind of peeves the living… Read More

  • HTC Warms Up To Settlement Talks With Apple

    HTC Warms Up To Settlement Talks With Apple

    Perhaps it’s a product of Schmidt’s carefree attitude or maybe it’s a little tinge of fear after their latest lost, but HTC now appears to be ready to negotiate with Apple. With a win on each side, settlement talks may be the only detour before this patent battle turns into a full-fledged war. In early July, the ITC found Apple in violation of two S3 Graphics patents, which… Read More

  • Verizon Mistakenly Leaks Video Of The Touchscreen-Sporting BlackBerry Bold 9930

    Verizon Mistakenly Leaks Video Of The Touchscreen-Sporting BlackBerry Bold 9930

    Mistakes happen. Sometimes they spur a round of seriously unwanted consequences, but every once in a while, a mistake pays off. Maybe not for the person who screwed up, which in this case would be someone in charge of Verizon’s website, but definitely for us. If you have yet to pick up what I’m putting down, this morning brought with it another leak — the BlackBerry Bold 9930. Read More

  • Canon’s X Mark I Mouse Lite Is A Jack Of All Trades

    Canon’s X Mark I Mouse Lite Is A Jack Of All Trades

    All-in-one. That’s my golden word. If you want to sell me something, make sure it can do ten completely random never-would-have-expected-it-to tasks, and I’m in. Three-in-one is only slightly less enticing, but still worth a good inspection. Canon. today introduced its X Mark I Mouse Lite — a three-in-one calculator, keypad and laser mouse designed by the Canon camera team. Read More