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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  • Adobe CEO: Android Will Beat iOS On Tablets

    Adobe’s big man upstairs Shantanu Narayen is betting on Google’s Honeycomb platform rather than Apple’s iOS in the current battle for tablet OS supremacy. Can anyone guess why? If you said “Flash support,” you’re right on the money. Apple CEO Steve Jobs has long been against the use of Flash on iDevices, openly calling the software insecure and crash-inducing. Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy S 4G (Refurb) Hits T-Mo's Prepaid Site With $350 Price Tag

    On a scale from one to ten, how excited do you think we were to see the Samsung Galaxy S 4G (Refurb) go live on T-Mobile’s prepaid site? If you guessed somewhere around a six or a seven, good job! If you guessed eleven, you don’t quite understand how scales work. Read More

  • Rosetta Stone iPad App Hits App Store

    Short version: Rosetta Stone launched its iPad app today, which is basically just a lighter version of its core “course” software. The app itself is nothing extraordinary, but the way it teaches languages is pretty awesome. Foreign language has never been my best subject, but I had a blast playing with this app because it feels way more like a puzzle than a language lesson. The… Read More

  • RIM Launches One-Click-To-Join Mobile Conferencing App

    The majority of BlackBerry owners out there tend to fall on the enterprise side of things, so it only makes sense that RIM would build an app that caters to its suit-wearing, email-checking, conference-calling customer base. The app is called BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing, and it basically streamlines the entire tedious process of dialing in, giving an ID code, etc. North American… Read More

  • HTC Plans To Release Sense UI SDK

    HTC recently announced plans to release a software development kit for its Sense UI, which just so happens to be downright gorgeous in version 3.0. The SDK will allow developers to integrate their applications more deeply within the Sense software, according to HTC. And for developers who want to build 3D apps, the company also has plans to offer APIs and sample code for Sense handsets with… Read More

  • Girls Just Wanna Have A Pink Nokia N8 Running Symbian

    Looking for a bra made out of genuine, 100 percent smartphone that shoots laser beams from your chest? Or perhaps, you’ve been waiting for that multipurpose phone that moonlights as a back-lit performance stage? Unless you’re a skeezy GaGa-style Barbie, the pink Nokia N8 won’t include those cool features. Sorry. Read More

  • Xperia Play, Arc Get Android 2.3.3 Update From Vodafone Including New Facebook UI

    Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play and Arc smartphones will be getting an update this morning to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, but only for our cross-the-pond friends on Vodafone’s network. Sorry Verizonites, but I’m sure your Xperia handsets will get bumped up to 2.3.3 soon. In the mean time, Vodafone Play and Arc owners can look forward to a few bug fixes, and Facebook Inside… Read More

  • Sprint-Bound HTC EVO 3D Nabs FCC Approval

    The HTC EVO 3D is possibly one of the most anticipated phones of the summer, and both Sprint and HTC have done an excellent job of teasing out its launch date. Thanks to a RadioShack flyer discovered a few days ago, we were pretty certain the 3D-capable smartphone would hit shelves on June 24. Today, however, we’ve been given a little extra confirmation that the smartphone is on its… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play To Get 20 New Optimized Titles

    After what felt like decades of waiting for Sony to bust out a PlayStation phone, the Xperia Play landed with mixed reviews. The hardware, especially the D-Pad, and its super intense Facebook integration passed with flying colors, but we were somewhat disappointed to see just 50 Play-optimized PlayStation titles at launch. But just like Sony Ericsson promised, there are 20 new titles coming to… Read More

  • 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

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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