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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  • 30+ New Malicious Apps Spotted In The Android Market

    30+ New Malicious Apps Spotted In The Android Market

    Over the holiday weekend, another batch of malicious apps were found in the official Android Market. According to the Lookout Security Blog (who, it should be disclosed, makes an anti-malware product for Android), at least 34 applications have been infected with a variation of DroidDream, the same malware found in the Android Market back in March. Researchers are calling this iteration of… Read More

  • Microsoft Gets Picky With Windows-Worthy Tablet Makers

    Microsoft Gets Picky With Windows-Worthy Tablet Makers

    Microsoft has chosen to take the semi-exclusive route when it comes to tablet software. While Google’s Android operating system is a free-for-all platform for OEMs, and Apple’s iOS is completely closed off to manufacturers, Microsoft has plans to fall somewhere in between open and closed. Specifically, the PC maker will limit the number of initial hardware makers that can employ… Read More

  • Acer Plans Early Lead In Ultrabook Race, Aims For Q4 Launch

    Acer Plans Early Lead In Ultrabook Race, Aims For Q4 Launch

    When the iPad first launched last year, the word “tablet” became mainstream, and just about every electronics manufacturer out there has thrown out its version of a slate, one of the most quickly-adopted forms of technology to date. After Intel’s recent announcement of a new thinner, lighter type of notebook, called the ultrabook, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a… Read More

  • Motorola Droid X Gets Android 2.3 Gingerbread OTA Update

    Motorola Droid X Gets Android 2.3 Gingerbread OTA Update

    Earlier this week, Android 2.3 Gingerbread became available to Droid X owners online, as a tethered manual install. For some, manual updates are a walk in the park, and for others, a complete nightmare. Anyone’s whose impatience led to a bricked phone knows exactly what I’m talking about. Luckily, Motorola‘s Droid X will be receiving an OTA (over-the-air) update to get… Read More

  • Acer Announces First Windows Smartphone: The Mango-Flavored W4

    Acer Announces First Windows Smartphone: The Mango-Flavored W4

    Back in February, we heard that Acer had plans to join Nokia on the WP7 platform and release a Windows Phone in September or October of this year. Luckily, September and/or October are just around the corner, and Acer has officially announced its first Windows Phone, dubbed the W4, during the Computex trade show in Taipei. The Acer smartphone will launch with the rest of the forthcoming… Read More

  • Facebook For BlackBerry Gets A New Beta Build

    Facebook For BlackBerry Gets A New Beta Build

    Remember that one time when there was no Facebook app for the iPad? And everyone was really upset about it? And we all just wished that Zuckerberg and Jobs could find some common ground, whether it be in Flash or not? Yeah, we haven’t quite woken up from that nightmare yet, but BlackBerry users certainly have something to celebrate: Facebook for Blackberry Beta v2 (Beta 3!) just went live… Read More

  • Qualcomm, Adobe Optimize Flash For Snapdragon-Powered Android Phones

    Qualcomm, Adobe Optimize Flash For Snapdragon-Powered Android Phones

    Adobe Flash is to the smartphone as an unwanted cousin is to your wedding: necessary, yet painstaking. Apple CEO Steve Jobs seems to hate the software, neglecting to support it on all four models of the iPhone. Google’s done a better job of incorporating Flash support into the Android operating system, but still, most of the time Flash ends up being a battery killer, a security risk, not… Read More

  • Samsung Starts Production In New OLED Display Factory

    Samsung Starts Production In New OLED Display Factory

    Despite Samsung’s ongoing patent tiff with Apple, the South Korea-based manufacturer had good reason to celebrate this Memorial Day weekend, as its long-awaited 5.5-Gen OLED display factory is starting production. Many thought that factory production would be delayed after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March, but Samsung managed to get its new factory up… Read More

  • ViewSonic Officially Unwraps ViewPad 7x Android Tablet

    ViewSonic Officially Unwraps ViewPad 7x Android Tablet

    Along with an aluminum roll pad laptop protector, a USB-ported alien doll IM notifier, and of course, Intel’s new Ultrabook notebooks, the Computex trade show in Taipei also gave us our first look at ViewSonic’s new ViewPad 7x tablet. As with any unannounced device, we’ve heard a few rumors surrounding the ViewPad specs earlier this month, but now we have a full run-down… Read More

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread Hits Motorola Droid Pro Today

    Android 2.3 Gingerbread Hits Motorola Droid Pro Today

    As originally promised last week, the Motorola Droid Pro will be receiving updates starting today to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. According to users, Android 2.3 Gingerbread comes in the form of an OTA update, where the Droid Pro will notify you once the update hits the device. Read More

  • Nielsen: Android's Lead On iOS Plateaus, Data Usage Spikes

    Nielsen: Android's Lead On iOS Plateaus, Data Usage Spikes

    According to Neilsen’s May survey, not much has changed by way of smartphone operating systems in the past month. Android, iOS and BlackBerry OS are at a standstill, posting the same market share numbers they did last month. Android still controls 36 percent of the market, with iOS trailing at 27 percent, and BlackBerry OS rounding out the top three with a 22 percent market share. Down… Read More

  • U.S., U.K. Recognize Cyberland As A Legitimate Battlefield

    U.S., U.K. Recognize Cyberland As A Legitimate Battlefield

    As sad as it is to think about, cyberland gets more and more dangerous each year. Identity theft and random acts of hackery are now everyday concerns to most people, or at least a tiny fear that looms in the back of every head staring at a web page. Both the United States and United Kingdom armed forces are realizing the vulnerability within this particular patch of battlefield, and have… Read More

  • Maps+ App Is Maps Plus Lots Of Other Stuff

    Maps+ App Is Maps Plus Lots Of Other Stuff

    At TechCrunch Disrupt NYC last week, Google’s location boss Marissa Mayer pointed out that Google Maps for mobile traffic will surpass that of its desktop counterpart by June. Our dependence on mobile technology for where we are and where we’re going seems to be growing by the minute, so its not too surprising to see a number of enhanced Map apps hit various app stores. One in… Read More

  • Apple Brings iWork Suite To The iPhone, iPod touch

    Apple Brings iWork Suite To The iPhone, iPod touch

    When I got an iPad 2 test unit in the mail a few weeks back, one of the first things I noticed when browsing through apps was that the iWork suite of apps, Numbers, Pages, and Keynote, were all present in the App Store for the iPad. Immediately, I was overcome with jealousy. Of course, typing in Pages on the iPad isn’t the smoothest experience, but having access to these core apps is… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Gets Android 2.1 Eclair

    Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Gets Android 2.1 Eclair

    Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 owners: don’t forget to put a smile on this morning when you get dressed because the sweetest Eclair of last year is headed your way. Sony Ericsson today announced the release of the update to Android 2.1 Eclair to all Xperia X10 owners on AT&T’s network. Read More

  • Samsung Readies 4G LTE Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S III Prematurely

    Samsung Readies 4G LTE Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S III Prematurely

    As Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs 8.9 and 10.1 wait to launch onto the market, Samsung mobile boss J.K. Shin is already filling us in on forthcoming tablets from the South-Korea based company. In an interview with Dow Jones Newswires, Shin spilled that the company plans to release a 4G LTE-capable version of the Galaxy Tab later this year. In other words, you’re yet-to-be purchased Galaxy… Read More

  • Samsung Ups The Ante In Apple Patent Dispute, Requests iPhone 5, iPad 3

    Samsung Ups The Ante In Apple Patent Dispute, Requests iPhone 5, iPad 3

    “Anything you can do, I can do better,” is the tune Samsung’s whistling this Memorial Day weekend, as its legal team has requested that Apple hand over some upcoming products as a part of its ongoing patent battle with the Mac maker. Just last week, Apple asked the same of Samsung, and a federal judged agreed, ordering Samsung to hand over five products from its Galaxy and… Read More

  • Council of Europe To Return To Wired Communication, Potentially Pony Express

    Council of Europe To Return To Wired Communication, Potentially Pony Express

    Yesterday, the Council of Europe released a report recommending that member states rethink the way they look at radiation used in wireless communication, putting it on par with the type of health hazards found in cigarettes and genetically altered foods. The report suggests that member states should push for a return to wired communication and a ban on Wi-Fi in schools. This seems to be a… Read More

  • WillItRain iOS App Tells You… If It Will Rain

    WillItRain iOS App Tells You… If It Will Rain

    While doing a little browsing in the Apple App Store this morning, I came across a cute little application that I can totally see myself using just about every day: WillItRain. In most cases, I have no use for the direction of the wind or the level of humidity. I just want to know if it will rain. Read More

  • Ballmer: Piracy Kills Chinese Market Earnings By 95%

    Ballmer: Piracy Kills Chinese Market Earnings By 95%

    Despite the fact the number of PCs in China and the U.S. are pretty similar, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer claimed on Wednesday that the company sees 95 percent less revenue coming from China than the States. Why, you ask? Piracy, of course. Other tech companies have had the same problem in China, which could indicate that the Chinese government hasn’t done enough to stop the acquisition… Read More