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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  • Please Use Headphones If You Buy This iPad App

    Tablets are meant to be complementary devices. A tablet can not replace your computer, and it can not take the place of your phone. So it baffles me a little bit when I hear people complain that they can’t make calls on the iPad, as if their phone isn’t in their pocket. Nonetheless, there are people out there who are desperate to hold their iPad to their ear, I assume with two… Read More

  • Will The HP TouchPad Finally Bring A True iPad Competitor To Market?

    Just yesterday, HP finally let slip pricing and availability for the HP TouchPad tablet, which we now know will hit stores July 1. In terms of competition, HP is top-dog when it comes to PCs, but thus far, Apple has dominated the tablet market. The question now is, will HP’s TouchPad finally create a true, aggressive competitor for the iPad? Read More

  • Looking For Some Eco-Friendly Lighting? There's A Lamp For That

    To most of us, broken tree branches are a pretty useless find. Unless, of course, you’ve made a habit out of hunting for your own firewood. But to designer Meghan Finkel, they are the most significant component of her snazzy-looking eco-friendly lamps. Read More

  • Dell Confirms Streak 10 Pro To Launch In China First

    If the Dell Streak 7 didn’t quite provide enough real estate, I have good news: Dell has a larger tablet model in the works that should bring all the awesomeness of the Streak 7 to a bigger screen. Dell today confirmed the that Dell Streak 10 Pro is on its way, and also confirmed the existence of another mysterious Windows 7 tablet headed for the enterprise later this year. Read More

  • Apple Switches Up In-App Purchase Policy For Publishers

    Apple has been busy this week revising its App Store guidelines, first with the revision of its DUI checkpoint app policy, and now switching up the guidelines for in-app purchases. Section 11.13 of Apple’s App Store guidelines has been angering quite a few publishers as of late, forcing them to offer subscriptions through in-app purchases. In other words, Apple gets a 30 percent cut for… Read More

  • Nokia CEO Clarifies Choosing Windows Phone Over Android

    Wondering why Nokia chose Windows Phone over Android? Nokia CEO Stephen Elop clarified the reasons for that decision today, explaining that when it comes to Google’s increasingly popular OS, you just never know what to expect. “Google’s open box still has flaps,” said the Nokia boss, “and we don’t know what those flaps will do.” Read More

  • Gartner Cuts PC Shipment Forecast For 2011

    So far, 2011 has not been the year of the PC, by any means. I guess, that’s to be expected with the explosion of the tablet, but it looks like PCs haven’t yet reached rock bottom, as Gartner has revised its previous forecast for PC shipments in 2011 from 10.5 percent to just 9.3 percent, roughly 385 million units. Read More

  • T-Mobile, WildTangent To Bring 25 Cent App Rentals To Android

    One of the worst things about app shopping is the uncertainty. A few screen grabs and a four-line description is hardly enough to make an informed decision. When apps are free, it’s less of an issue, but when I’m coughing up a couple bucks, I want to know what I’m getting. A few app stores have tried to quell this issue: Amazon’s Appstore for Android has a… Read More

  • Nokia Can't Catch A Break; CTO Rich Green Takes Leave Of Absence

    To say that Nokia has been struggling would be putting it lightly. We’ve seen some bizarre commercials for Nokia’s pink N8 handset, which is more amusing than sad, but on a more serious note, Nokia has posted its lowest share prices in 13 years. That said, it’s only fair to mention that the company is in a re-grouping state, as it solidifies its deal with Microsoft to put… Read More

  • Apple Cuts Off DUI Checkpoint Apps

    A couple months ago, a few DUI checkpoint apps in Google’s Android Market, RIM’s BlackBerry App World, and Apple’s App Store made a big stir among politicians. RIM immediately removed its questionable apps, while Google declined. Apple claimed that since the apps weren’t in violation of its insanely long App Store guidelines, the company couldn’t justifiably yank… Read More

  • Tablet Crazed? You're Not Alone, Says Samsung

    If you have a tablet, or an unstoppable urge to go and buy one, you’re one of many. Samsung released findings of a survey conducted by Kelton Research revealing that 90 percent of U.S. consumers either have a tablet already, or would consider buying one. Read More

  • eyeSight Plans To Bring A Touch-Free Experience To iOS

    When the touchscreen first appeared, I felt like I had been launched into the future, until they started showing up everywhere. Now that touchscreens are pretty much the norm, the next logical step would be the no-touch screen, which is basically what eyeSight Mobile Technologies is looking to do. The same folks that developed Touch Free Interfaces have now added the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4 to… Read More

  • Is This What Your Smartphone Will Look Like In 2013? We Hope So

    We’re all aware that smartphones could potentially replace a lot of the technology we depend on today, but that can’t happen until someone develops some better processors, which is exactly what Qualcomm is claiming to have done. In fact, the chipset maker promises that in the next two years, your smartphone could act as a 3D set-top box, a game console, and a cloud-based computer… Read More

  • Microsoft Planning Own-Brand Windows 8 Tablet?

    The rumor mill is working double time this morning, as DigiTimes is reporting that Microsoft is prepping its own brand of Windows 8 tablets, with a little help from Texas Instruments and a number of different Taiwanese OEMs/ODMs. Of course, just a few weeks ago unnamed WSJ sources claimed that Microsoft had plans to pair five chip makers with five OEMs and then slap Windows 8 on five… Read More

  • Rovio Announces "Mine And Dine" Angry Birds Episode: Video

    Despite the fact that Rovio launches a new version of Angry Birds or new episodes in what feels like rapid-fire succession, I’d assume the majority of serious Angry Birds fans blow through newly released levels in a day. No worries though, Rovio has already submitted a new episode of Angry Birds to Apple for approval, so it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be smashing… Read More

  • Video: Google Adds Live Transit Updates To Google Maps

    This may not make much of a difference to those of you lucky enough to own a car, but for the rest of the bus-riding, train-taking public, Google has added live transit updates to Google Maps for mobile and desktop. Anyone who has ever waited for a bus or a train knows how crucial this is, since most of the time there’s no way of knowing when that ride should actually arrive. Read More

  • Toshiba Tablet Gets Formal Introduction, And A Name

    Today the highly anticipated Toshiba Tablet got a formal introduction into the market, and finally, a name: the Thrive. Rather than trying to put out the “thinnest” or “lightest” tablet on the market, Toshiba’s Thrive is all about usability, according to the manufacturer. Sporting a 10.1-inch display, the Thrive will ship with standard Android 3.1 Honeycomb. Read More

  • RIM Deals Out OTA Update For The BlackBerry PlayBook

    So maybe RIM’s initial foray into the tablet arena wasn’t as mind-blowing as the company would’ve liked, but it’s nothing a few updates can’t fix, right? Well, maybe not, but that’ll be up to existing BlackBerry PlayBook owners, who should be seeing the OTA update hit their tablets any minute now. Read More

  • HTC HD7S WP7 Smartphone Now Available At AT&T

    I have a sneaking suspicion that the Windows Phone platform is going to get way more popular after the introduction of Mango. So if you’re one of those people who loves songs until they graduate to mainstream radio, you may want to jump on the freshly released WP7-powered HTC HD7S, before Mango launches all your friends get one, too. AT&T is selling the phone for just under $200 with… Read More

  • Viewsonic Launches ViewBook 730 Android Tablet – Watch Out, Nook Color

    The Nook Color may have met its match, or at least been introduced to its newest competitor, as Viewsonic today introduced the ViewBook 730 Android tablet. Viewsonic has branded this device as a tablet, with a tagline reading “changing the face of tablets.” No telling yet whether that bold promise is one to trust, but it does seem like the ViewBook is better suited for a strong run… Read More