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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  • 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

  • Google Releases Update To Maps 5.5 For Android

    Yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC, Marissa Mayer, Google’s location boss, projected that Google Maps would be accessed more by mobile than PC by 2012, so it’s no surprise that the search giant has enhanced its Maps app for Android, with an update to version 5.5. Read More

  • RC vCar App Creates Crash-Free Remote Control Car

    Remote control cars, while amusing, tend to get in more car accidents than life-size vehicles. If it isn’t rolling off a curb, drifting into a pool, or crunching under the tire of a pick-up truck, it’s just plain out of battery. For that reason, and possibly for success and profit, the folks at Pop Culture Software have launched the RC vCar application, for the iPhone, iPod touch… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: G2, Sidekick 4G Free With Contract At T-Mobile

    If you’re short on cash and desperate for the speedy joys of 4G connectivity, go ahead and cancel your late-night plans for tomorrow. The pink carrier is offering the T-Mobile G2 and the Sidekick 4G smartphones during its After Hours special tomorrow night, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. And get this: they’re free. Of course, you’ll have to sign up for a new two-year contract with… Read More

  • Mango Includes A Web-Based Windows Marketplace

    Despite the fact that Microsoft didn’t find it important enough to mention during yesterday’s VIP reception, we think the launch of a web-based version of the Windows Marketplace in conjunction with the Mango roll-out is newsworthy. Just like the App Store, Android Market, and Amazon Appstore for Android, a web-based Marketplace will give users the option to browse and download… Read More

  • KINGMAX Introduces World's First 64GB MicroSD Card

    A powerful phone with less-than impressive storage space is potentially one of the most peeving situations imaginable. And apparentlyKINGMAX seems to agree, as the Taiwan-based manufacturer has debuted the world’s first-ever 64GB microSD card, which should be sufficient for just about everyone. The 64GB microSD card from KINGMAX can store approximately 30,000 digital photos (in their… Read More

  • AT&T To Roll-Out LTE Coverage To Five New Markets This Summer

    AT&T has gotten off to an incredibly late start rolling out its LTE network coverage, planning to compete with Verizon’s 55 markets by deploying its own LTE coverage in five markets starting this summer. The Texas-based company isn’t making any effort to hide its homestate favoritism, with three of its first five LTE-supported markets located in the Lone Star state. Read More

  • Verizon Confirms LG Revolution Launch May 26, $250 On-Contract

    An early morning press release confirmed our previous suspicions: the LG Revolution will launch tomorrow, May 26, for Verizon. And even better, the Android 2.2 Froyo-powered smartphone will cost just $250 with a new, two-year contract. That’s a pretty sizable difference from the $700 off-contract price tag you’ll find on the Revolution at Best Buy. Nationwide Talk plans begin… Read More

  • Apple Looking To Set Up Shop In NYC's Grand Central Station

    Apple has a habit of setting up retail stores in iconic locations all over the world, much like the ones at the Louvre in Paris, under the Pearl Tower in Shanghai, and in London’s Covent Garden. Even though the Big Apple already enjoys three Apple stores, Apple’s location-based habit has yet to be satisfied as the tech giant is rumored to be setting up shop in New York… Read More

  • Leap Joins… Everyone In Opposing The AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

    At this point, it would probably be safe to say that just about everyone opposes the AT&T/T-Mobile deal (besides, you know, AT&T and T-Mobile.) We’ve heard senators, CEOs, and FCC members openly object to AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA, and this time Leap Wireless (the parent company behind the 8th largest carrier in the US, Cricket) is jumping… Read More

  • Dell Debuts The XPS 15z, "Thinnest 15-Inch Laptop On Planet"

    Despite the fact that Dell failed to appear on Microsoft’s list of manufacturers for Windows Phone Mango devices, the tech giant did make news of its own this morning, with the introduction of the XPS 15z laptop. Dell calls this the “thinnest 15-inch PC on the planet,” at just .97 inches thick. Read More

  • Apple Steals A Glance At Five Upcoming Samsung Products… Legally

    A little “I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours” seems to be going down between handset makers Samsung and Apple during their ongoing patent battle, only Apple has become that kid that never ends up showing theirs. Read More

  • Google Planning NFC Roll-Out For May 26

    Bloomberg reports that Google plans to dip its far-reaching toes into the mobile payment space starting May 26 on phones from Sprint, according to statements made by three unnamed people close to the situation. The service will give owners of select Android phones (like the Nexus S), the ability to perform transactions and redeem coupons with their smartphone, said the sources. Read More

  • T-Mobile Doubles 4G Network Speeds, Introduces Rocket 3.0 Laptop Stick

    In a world where second-gen devices launch mere months after their predecessors, I guess it’s not too much of a surprise that large-scale upgrades are already being implemented to 4G networks. T-Mobile, specifically, has announced that it will double the speed of its 4G LTE network in 55 different markets. Read More