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.

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  • Lawmakers Get Involved In "Locationgate," Propose Data Privacy Law

    The “Locationgate” scandal that saw so much coverage back in April hasn’t been in the news much lately, but that hasn’t stopped lawmakers from trying to prevent similar situations. Two senators, Al Franken of Minnesota and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, have proposed a mobile privacy bill today hoping to strengthen the level of consent needed for app developers… Read More

  • Verizon Extends Mobile Hotspot Promo For 4G LTE Smartphones To July 6

    Remember that free mobile hotspot promotion Verizon Wireless had going for the HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Droid Charge and the LG Revolution? Looks like the big red carrier has decided to make the fun last a little longer. Read More

  • Toshiba Unveils Beastly Game-Centric Qosmio X775, Plus Other Cool Laptops

    The Qosmio X775 laptop has just been announced by Toshiba, and one thing is certain: it’s a beast, and it knows it. When I walked into the product briefing, the first thing I noticed was this bad mamma-jamma, with its gaudy grey and red paint job. It sports a 17.3-inch screen, and is certainly too heavy to slip into a backpack. In fact, I heard a lot of, “I mean, of course… Read More

  • Rumor: Google's Next Nexus To Be The "Nexus 4G?"

    When then-Google boss Eric Schmidt said that the Nexus One was the end of Google’s phone plans, fans of the “pure Google” experience everywhere bowed their heads, slumped their shoulders, and let out a collective sigh of sadness. Of course, Google then went on to launch the Nexus S — and things only got better with the launch of the Sprint Nexus S 4G a few weeks ago. Read More

  • T-Mobile Releases HTC Sensation 4G, And Kind Of Releases The Samsung Dart

    Two new Android smartphones hit T-Mo shelves today, the highly anticipated HTC Sensation 4G and the Samsung Dart, or what our friends from across the pond would call the Galaxy Mini S5570. That’s the good news. The bad news is that both devices are listed as “temporarily out of stock” on the T-Mobile web site. I called around to a couple different T-Mo locations in the area… Read More

  • Samsung's "Attempt To Harass" Apple Gets Rough Response

    Remember that one time when Samsung asked Apple to hand over the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 for legal inspection, just in case the companies’ future products crossed the line between similar and strikingly similar yet again? Well, Apple didn’t like that very much, and has called the request “copyist.” It all started back in April, when Apple saw some bothersome… Read More

  • WPTattleTale.com Points Fingers At Carriers For Weak WP7 Sales

    The Windows Phone platform might have a relatively small following now, but there are two things to remember when it comes to WP7 fans: 1) they are just as intense about Windows Phone as Apple fanbois and Android loyalists are over their respective platforms, and 2) the WP7 pack is growing by the minute. But for now, Microsoft’s mobile success has been weak at best, and Windows… Read More

  • Video: The Engineer Guy Explains How The First Phone Turned Into Your Phone

    Once upon a time, “cell phones” weighed about a pound and performed only one function: placing calls. No games, no cameras, no texting. Not even a screen. Today, we’re so spoiled by LTE coverage, apps, and beautiful touchscreens — and yet, we still manage to find things wrong with them. The battery life sucks! The buttons aren’t squishy enough! The touchscreen… Read More

  • Samsung's "Attempt To Harass" Apple Gets Rough Response

    Remember that one time when Samsung asked Apple to hand over the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 for legal inspection, just in case the companies’ future products crossed the line between similar and strikingly similar yet again? Well, Apple didn’t like that very much, and has called the request “copyist.” It all started back in April, when Apple saw some bothersome… Read More

  • Samsung’s Sprint-Bound D600 Dubbed The Conquer 4G

    A little over a week ago, Samsung’s SPH-D600 quietly passed through the FCC, where we learned it was Sprint-bound. An unnamed source has now leaked additional specs to Pocketnow, claiming that the QWERTY slider will be dubbed the Conquer 4G. Read More

  • HTC Teases Gingerbread Update For The T-Mobile G2

    Just because T-Mo may be discontinuing its first 4G-capable smartphone, the T-Mobile G2, that doesn’t mean that current G2 owners don’t deserve the latest version of Android, right? HTC seems to think so, since the G2 manufacturer sent out a newsletter yesterday notifying T-Mobile that the G2 will be receiving an OTA update with Android 2.3 and a few extra enhancements. Read More

  • Verizon Lights Up 19 New Markets With 4G LTE Coverage

    Verizon is lighting up 19 new cities with its 4G LTE network this week, and expanding coverage within the San Francisco and Detroit areas, which brings Verizon’s 4G coverage to a total of 74 metropolitan areas. If you just so happen to live in one of Verizon’s 4G-supported areas, you’ll probably need a new phone to go with that speedy coverage. Luckily, Verizon carries… Read More

  • T-Mobile Offers A Year's Worth Of Free Data For Father's Day

    Looking for a Father’s Day gift that just keeps giving? How does a year’s worth of mobile data sound? On June 18, T-Mobile is hooking up new and existing customers (with at least 18 months of contract tenure) with 12 months of free data for signing a new talk, text, and data plan on a two-year contract. So if you’re looking to save Dad from all those data overage charges… Read More

  • Apple Prices Unlocked iPhone 4 At $649

    As promised, Apple has started selling unlocked versions of the iPhone 4 on its U.S. online store for all you world travelers out there. Here in the states, of course, it will only work on AT&T’s 3G network. But if you venture beyond the land of the brave on a regular basis, you might as well consider snagging an unlocked model from Apple. Most other countries are already… Read More

  • iOS 5's Fancy New Camera Trick? Microsoft Has A Patent On It

    At Apple’s WWDC keynote last week, we finally got a sneak peek into iOS 5. Amongst other things, Apple revealed that its camera app would be getting quite the makeover. Pretty much immediately after the new camera tricks were demonstrated, people began noting similarities between iOS 5’s new focal features and some of those found in Windows Phone 7. Even Microsoft’s Joe… Read More

  • Meet The Most Dangerous Device In The Air: Your iPad

    I’ll be honest, I’m probably the first one on a flight to ignore the flight attendant’s announcement that “all portable electronic devices must now be switched to the ‘off’ position.” My reason? I simply don’t believe that one phone could cause an issue, especially since mine has been on during almost every flight I’ve taken. I know… Read More

  • Samsung To End Nokia's 15-Year Market Reign?

    It looks as though Nokia’s 15-year reign is coming to a close, as Samsung is expected to usurp the world’s largest phone maker this quarter, according to Nomura Research Institute. And if losing the top spot isn’t tough enough, Nokia likely won’t even take the second place position this quarter either, as Nomura sees Apple sliding past the Finnish manufacturer, as well. Read More

  • IDC: Windows Phone 7 Will Surpass iOS As Number 2 Platform By 2015

    A couple of years ago, if someone had told me that the Windows Phone platform would become more popular than iOS, I would have laughed in their face. Now, however, IDC is claiming that it just may become a reality by 2015, as WP7 is expected to snatch the number two platform spot from iOS, currently ranked just behind Android. The BlackBerry OS is expected to lose even more ground, while… Read More

  • Apple Rumored To Offer Unlocked iPhone 4 Models Starting Wednesday

    There have been quite a few rumors flying around that U.S. Apple Stores have something big in store for this week. Originally, we assumed it had something to do with the new Sandy Bridge-powered MacBook Air notebooks. However, iOS developer Chronic says Apple is planning something a bit more mobile. Read More

  • Google Yanks Malware Masking As Angry Birds Add-Ons

    North Carolina State University has apparently become our goalie for Android malware, as Xuxian Jiang and his team have found their third batch of Android malware, dubbed “Plankton,” in the past two weeks. And this time, it’s “pretty serious,” according to Andrew Brandt, lead threat research analyst at Webroot. Of course, Brandt and Webroot stand to gain from… Read More