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 Patents Surface Describing Conductive Chargeable Stylus

    Apple Patents Surface Describing Conductive Chargeable Stylus

    Two Apple patents have just surfaced in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, both of which describe methods for stylus input on a capacitive touchscreen, as well as other surfaces. Now, Apple hearts patenting things, whether the company actually has plans to act on them or not. Many of them end up untouched, and even forgotten, so there’s no telling if we’ll ever see a super cool… Read More

  • Target Slaps Ridiculously Low Price Tags On The Samsung Droid Charge and LG Revolution

    Target Slaps Ridiculously Low Price Tags On The Samsung Droid Charge and LG Revolution

    Everybody wants a 4G-capable phone. That’s a given. The only issue is that, like all new technology, they cost a pretty penny, especially from good ol’ Big Red. As in, way more than we’re used to seeing on any smartphone (most high-end handsets cost around $200). Luckily, Target has stepped in to alleviate some of the cost on at least two 4G LTE-capable phones, offering the… Read More

  • LG Struggles Through First Half Of 2011, Cuts Smartphone Sales Target By 20%

    LG Struggles Through First Half Of 2011, Cuts Smartphone Sales Target By 20%

    LG has thrown in the towel, as it were, on its original goal to sell 30 million smartphones in 2011. After having delayed the worldwide launch of it’s beastly Optimus 3D smartphone, and losing its smartphone boss to Apple’s South Korean unit, LG hasn’t exactly been thriving. The new goal for 2011 is 24 million smartphone units sold, and overall handset shipments falling… Read More

  • Gameloft Gives Away 3 Android HD+ Titles This Weekend

    Gameloft Gives Away 3 Android HD+ Titles This Weekend

    Happy weekend, everyone! Yes, I know there’s still an entire unending work day ahead of us, but Gameloft is looking to start the transition into weekend mode sooner rather than later. Thus, we have Gameloft’s crazy “Three4Free” giveaway, where the publisher will give away one Andriod HD+ title for free during a two-hour window each day of this weekend. Read More

  • Nokia Pledges To Support MeeGo For Years

    Nokia Pledges To Support MeeGo For Years

    Meego, once a highly anticipated OS intended to go head to head with iOS and Android, now finds itself on just one phone, and although it hasn’t been said outright, it seems unlikely there will be many more — if any at all. Still, those of you rocking MeeGo’s only host, the Nokia N9 are “not to worry.” OS updates and hardware support are still on the table. Read More

  • Motorola (Re)Posts Droid 3 Tutorial Videos

    Where have I seen this video before? It was released today, but is still… oddly familiar. Oh, that’s right, it was leaked about a month ago, and then abruptly pulled by Motorola. The star of the show, Motorola’s Droid 3, made its way onto the market this morning, officially going live on Verizon’s site for $199.99 on a two-year agreement. Read More

  • Kobo eReader Touch Edition Gets Updated With Font Customization

    Kobo eReader Touch Edition Gets Updated With Font Customization

    We had mixed feelings when it came to Kobo’s Touch Edition eReader. Specifically, we felt that the device was “not really a better reading experience than other devices (though not a worse).” However, that sentiment might change since the Kobo eReader Touch Edition is getting an update, which should bring with it some cool new customization features. Read More

  • CivWorld For Facebook Beta Goes Live… If You Can Get It To Load (Update)

    CivWorld For Facebook Beta Goes Live… If You Can Get It To Load (Update)

    Back in May, we reported that Sid Meier’s Civilization game would be migrating over to Facebook under a new name, Civilization World. Today, the Facebook game went live in its beta version, and we’re more than excited to get civilized. Read More

  • Apple Loses Preliminary Injunction In Amazon "App Store" Scuffle

    Apple Loses Preliminary Injunction In Amazon "App Store" Scuffle

    Judge Phyllis Hamilton, who is presiding over the Amazon-Apple “app store” war, certainly meant it when she said she would “probably” reject Apple’s request for a preliminary injunction. And that’s exactly what she did. Hamilton earlier referred to Apple’s proof as a “stumbling block” in its case against Amazon, noting that there… Read More

  • Motorola Droid 3 Hits Verizon's Shelves For $199.99 On-Contract

    Motorola Droid 3 Hits Verizon's Shelves For $199.99 On-Contract

    Even though Verizon tried to pull a fast one on us by skipping pre-order altogether, we were still accurate when we originally pegged the Droid 3 arrival for today, July 7. That’s right folks, the Motorola Droid 3 is available now from Verizon, and she’s a beauty. Big red lists the phone for $459.99 off-contract, and $199.99 with a new or upgraded two-year contract. Read More

  • Exec Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud After Spilling Apple's Secrets

    Exec Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud After Spilling Apple's Secrets

    If I can steal a quote from Mr. Shimoon, Apple has long been “crazy” about keeping new products a secret. Analysts love to throw out prediction after prediction, but when we get down to the truth of the matter, none of us knows anything about Apple’s secrets until Jobs himself wants us to. That is, except for component suppliers and their employees, one of which today… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile To Switch Up Plan Prices, Drop $10 Monthly BlackBerry Fee?

    Virgin Mobile To Switch Up Plan Prices, Drop $10 Monthly BlackBerry Fee?

    Earlier today we received word from a tipster that Virgin Mobile will be switching up its plan rates in the near future, likely sometime this month. The new rates add $10 to the price of the 300-minute plan (was $25, will be $35), $5 to the 1200 minute plan (was $40, will be $45), while dropping the price of the unlimited everything plan from $60 to $55. Virgin Mobile offers unlimited text… Read More

  • Analyst Predicts Higher-Res "iPad 2 Plus" Will Launch In Late 2011

    Analyst Predicts Higher-Res "iPad 2 Plus" Will Launch In Late 2011

    Word on the street, specifically Wall St., is that Apple has an “iPad 2 Plus” in the works, with plans to ship in late 2011. Go ahead and grab a salt-shaker now, because despite the truckload of congruent predictions, I still don’t quite buy it. FBR Capital Markets’ Craig Berger claimed earlier today that Apple has asked for component suppliers’ quotes to build… Read More

  • Sony's S1 And S2 Tablets Caught Posing For Glamour Shots

    Sony's S1 And S2 Tablets Caught Posing For Glamour Shots

    Since their announcement, we’ve been keeping a hawk eye on the S1 and S2 tablets from Sony. Both running Android (3.1 Gingerbread most likely), the S1 is a 9.4-inch wedge-style tablet while the other takes a page out of the Kyocera playbook with dual 5.5-inch fold-out screens. Sony really deserves a round of applause for these two uniquely built slates. Just a glance at any of these… Read More

  • comScore: Android Still Leads The Pack While RIM Continues To Slide

    comScore: Android Still Leads The Pack While RIM Continues To Slide

    Well, what do you know? Android is still on top, with a 38 percent U.S. market share in May, according to comScore’s latest numbers. This should come as no surprise, as we’ve been hearing the same story for the past few months. Android leads the pack, with Apple’s iOS holding strong in its second place position, while the rest fade into the background. Read More

  • Microsoft Aims At Samsung To Continue Milking Android Cash Cow

    Microsoft Aims At Samsung To Continue Milking Android Cash Cow

    Remember that somewhat confusing equation that left Microsoft with 5x more Android dough than Windows Phone profits? We already detailed the situation, but for those of you who missed it, Microsoft holds patents on certain facets of Android technology. Because of that, every Android-based smartphone sold by HTC rakes in a $5 licensing fee for Microsoft, an agreement the companies reached out… Read More

  • Rumor: T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide To Hit Shelves July 27?

    Rumor: T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide To Hit Shelves July 27?

    Even though someone in T-Mobile‘s media relations department is banging their head against a desk, we’re really glad to see all the leak love this morning. First, we got a sneak peek at some internal documents promising a July launch for both the LG Thrill 4G and the HTC Status on AT&T. Now we’re learning that the myTouch 4G Slide should hit shelves July 27, creating a… Read More

  • Best Buy Whips Out Toshiba Thrive Inventory Ahead Of Schedule

    Best Buy Whips Out Toshiba Thrive Inventory Ahead Of Schedule

    When I sat down with Toshiba executives about a month ago, they promised that the Toshiba Thrive (once known as the Toshiba Tablet) would hit shelves in mid-July. So imagine my surprise when I found that the Thrive was already for sale at a Best Buy in Austin, TX. We’re not exactly sure why Best Buy gets a head start with the Thrive, but in any case, we’re glad to see… Read More

  • HTC Marvel Spotted Passing Through FCC With Support For T-Mobile's HSPA+ Network

    HTC Marvel Spotted Passing Through FCC With Support For T-Mobile's HSPA+ Network

    If you’re a big fan of the HTC Wildfire S, you’ll be happy to know that its T-Mo-friendly counterpart is making its way through the FCC as we speak. Dubbed the HTC Marvel, speculation suggests that the phone will sport a 3.2-inch screen and an 800MHz processor, but the FCC wasn’t so generous with official specs. Read More

  • Apple Tries To Get Rid Of Samsung Copycats Once And For All

    Apple Tries To Get Rid Of Samsung Copycats Once And For All

    Rather than tap dance around the problem any longer, Apple is trying for a slam-dunk style win against Samsung in their never-ending patent war. In other words, Apple has filed for a preliminary injunction against four of Samsung’s hottest new products, the Infuse 4G, Galaxy S 4G, Droid Charge, and the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Read More