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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  • 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

    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

    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 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

    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

    “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

    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

    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%

    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

  • HTC ThunderBolt, Google Nexus S 4G And More For Free On Amazon Monday (Update: Maybe not)

    Memorial Day isn’t usually a gift-giving holiday, but Amazon’s Memorial Day sale may put you in the mood to treat yourself. Almost 20 4G phones will be listed for free (with a contract, of course) on Amazon’s site on Monday, including some pretty top-of-the-line devices like the HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Droid Charge, LG Revolution, and Google Nexus S 4G. Update: See update… Read More

  • Some Things Never Change: TI vs. Calculator Hobbyists Version 3.0.2

    The battle between Texas Instruments and calculator hobbyists rages on, as TI seeks to keep its OS locked away from third-party developers. After the calculator hacking community discovered the independent tool Ndless (which allows for third-party development on TI’s platform), TI has spent the last year updating its OS to prevent downgrading to version 1.1, which is necessary to run Ndless. Read More

  • Asus Teases Possible Tablet/Phone Combo

    If you were a fan of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, get excited, because the company seems almost as excited to tease its upcoming products as we are to get a peak at them, which will happen next week during Computex in Taipei. Asus has already slated a June launch for its Eee Pad MeMo, and pencilled in a reminder for us on its Facebook page. But one picture promises “A Tablet That Jumps… Read More

  • RIM Plans "Vigorous" Defense For "Meritless" Class-Action Suit

    BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) is not having the best year so far. The April launch of RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook received mixed reviews, to put it nicely, of what many called a “half-baked” product. And just a few days earlier, co-CEO Mike Lazaridis shut down an interview half-way through after a BBC reporter pushed questions on Indian security. Today, the… Read More

  • Analyst Argues Against Google's Chrome OS Security Promises

    Google made a couple bold statements about its upcoming Chromebook tablet, many of which have certainly excited consumers, particularly the promise of an end to security hassles. In the Chromebook launch announcement, Google claimed that “Chromebooks have many layers of security built in so there is no anti-virus software to buy and maintain. Even more importantly, you won’t… Read More

  • Do You Prefer Cell Phones Over Sleep? You're Not Alone

    Our obsession with our smartphones has grown into a full-blown addiction, according to a new survey in the iPass Global Mobile Workforce Report. According to iPass, one of every three mobile workers get up regularly throughout the night to check email on their phone, and nearly half of those surveyed admitted that they couldn’t sleep without a smartphone within reach. Read More

  • Cydle i30 Brings Live Television To The iPhone

    I happen to be a huge fan of television on demand. Without cable, I guess I’d have to be. In fact, If I was better at keeping up with Foursquare check-ins, I’d probably be the Mayor of Netflix, and I’ve had Hulu bookmarked since its launch. But every so often, I get jealous of those who can watch “real” TV, with their commercial references and obscure… Read More

  • Apple Sues NY Teenager For Selling $130,000 Worth Of White iPhone Conversion Kits

    The level of controversy surrounding the beautiful, yet mystical, white iPhone may have reached critical mass today. First, the launch was delayed by ten months, which peeved quite a few Apple fans, to say the least. Then, once the white iPhone finally reared its said-to-be fat head, reviewers had a field day claiming the smartphone was thicker than its black counterpart, which proved false. Read More

  • Windows 8 For Tablets To Debut Next Week?

    Rumors have been flying around the web lately about when we’ll get a chance to check out Microsoft’s forthcoming tablet software, and according to Bloomberg sources and Business Insider, Windows chief Steve Sinofsky will unveil the latest Windows tablet OS at the AllThingsDigital D:9 conference next week. Read More

  • Alcatel OneTouch T60 Tablet Passes Through FCC

    It seems that Alcatel, budget-friendly feature phone and smartphone maker, has decided to enter the tablet race under its OneTouch brand name. We spotted the (approximately) 7-inch slate as it received approval from the FCC earlier today, and as far as we can tell, the Alcatel OneTouch T60 is shaping up to be a smart-looking product for the first-time tablet maker. Read More

  • Nokia Promises Rapid-Fire Launch Strategy Post Mango

    Nokia has been positioning itself for a rapid-fire release strategy after the launch of the world’s first Windows Phone-powered Nokia handset, according to Jo Harlow, Nokia’s executive vice president of smart devices. Despite the fact that Nokia and Microsoft finalized their partnership back in March, we consumers will continue waiting for a Mango-flavored Nokia phone until Fall… Read More