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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  • Facebook Video Scam Infects Mac And Windows

    Facebook Video Scam Infects Mac And Windows

    In the tech world, the phrase “gets better with time” is rarely, if ever, used. Hackers may be the only exception to that rule, and they seem to be on a faster learning curve than Facebook. A video scam has been circulating on Facebook since Tuesday, tricking users into downloading and installing software by offering up a video of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. On Wednesday, hackers… Read More

  • Huawei Planning Android Smartphone Launch Later This Year

    Huawei Planning Android Smartphone Launch Later This Year

    The rumor mill’s churning away today, spreading word of a possible “high-end” Android smartphone from Chinese manufacturer Huawei. According to V3, Huawei’s smartphone (which, sadly, hasn’t been caught on camera just yet) will run Android 2.3 with a “custom 3D interface” on top. V3 also claims that the smartphone will look a bit like the HTC Desire S… Read More

  • Apple Wants To Be It's Own Carrier; MVNO Patent Application Extended

    Apple Wants To Be It's Own Carrier; MVNO Patent Application Extended

    One of the greatest struggles I’ve had to face with my iPhone is the fact that I have two different companies to deal with. When I have a hardware issue, I’m Apple Store-bound. If I have a service issue, I’m headed to the nearest AT&T location. But wouldn’t it be nice if Apple just had its own network? It would be really nice, and it just may happen, according to… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Hits NYC June 8, Everywhere Else June 17

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Hits NYC June 8, Everywhere Else June 17

    Even though we have to deal with 100-degree summers and 15-degree winters, hobos on the subway, and slow-walking tourists, sometimes it really pays off to be a New Yorker. Samsung’s highly anticipated Galaxy Tab 10.1 won’t hit stores nationally until June 17, but a few lucky New Yorkers, and possibly some smart-shopping tourists, will be able to pick up a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1… Read More

  • I Spy With My Little Eye: HDMI On The Xperia Play?

    I Spy With My Little Eye: HDMI On The Xperia Play?

    A mystery has surfaced with regards to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smartphone, in that one black-sheep unit apparently has support for HDMI out. Since its release, gamers have grumbled over the fact that the handheld multi-purpose gaming device can’t play games over HDMI, in cases when the Play’s rather small screen just won’t cut it. Read More

  • Caution: Android 2.3 Gingerbread OTA Update Bricks Some Droid X

    Caution: Android 2.3 Gingerbread OTA Update Bricks Some Droid X

    We’re seeing a number of comments on MobileCrunch, as well as other forums such as DroidForums, Yahoo Answers, and Android Central Forums, notifying us that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OTA update has bricked some of the Motorola Droid X smartphones for which it was destined. Read More

  • No AMOLED Panels For The iPad 3, Unfortunately

    No AMOLED Panels For The iPad 3, Unfortunately

    There has been some speculation as of late that Apple might upgrade to AMOLED panels for the iPad 3, rumors that were effectively squashed by industry sources claiming that the current rate of AMOLED panel production won’t be able to meet iPad 3 demand, according to DigiTimes. Read More

  • 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