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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  • Protesters March Toward Apple Stores On The Heels Of A Foxconn Hack

    Protesters March Toward Apple Stores On The Heels Of A Foxconn Hack

    It would seem that representatives from Change.org and SumOfUs.org have organized a global protest against Apple’s use of Foxconn and other Chinese manufacturing plants to build the iPhone and iPad. This comes on the heels of a New York Times series exposing harsh working conditions in said plants. 250,000 people have signed petitions calling for a “worker protection… Read More

  • Modo Labs Brings A New Mobile Platform To College Campuses

    Modo Labs Brings A New Mobile Platform To College Campuses

    I remember my freshman year of college. It was a tiny campus, but I still found myself looking for classes and wandering through a maze-like library for most of the first year I was there. At the time, my phone wasn’t much help to me, but now that smartphones are taking over the market, Modo Labs is ready to help college students spend even more time on fiddling around on their phones. Read More

  • Apple Restores Qihoo 360 Mobile Apps In The App Store

    Apple Restores Qihoo 360 Mobile Apps In The App Store

    On Saturday, February 4, something strange happened to Qihoo 360, a security software company. Their apps, at least the ones in the Apple App Store, were missing. After reaching out to Apple, the company learned that Apple had removed their apps based on “unusual user rating activities by unknown sources on certain Qihoo 360 applications.” There was no further… Read More

  • Facebook Reveals: Seventh Grade Boys Have Feelings, Too! (Video)

    Facebook Reveals: Seventh Grade Boys Have Feelings, Too! (Video)

    Do you remember the seventh grade? The first time your new girlfriend hated on your best friend? What about your first kiss? I don’t remember any of that, but the memories came flying back to me after I saw this video. If I had to sum it up in one word I’d call it amazing, mostly because it combines three of my favorite things: confrontations settled over social networks… Read More

  • VooMote Zapper Turns Your iThing Into A Universal A/V Remote

    VooMote Zapper Turns Your iThing Into A Universal A/V Remote

    Did your parents ever tell you how they switched television channels back in the day? You know, before the remote? They had to get up, and walk the twelve feet to the television set, turn some knob, and repeat this process until they found something worth viewing (most likely a commercial celebrating our addiction to nicotine and alcohol). But things have changed quite a bit since then. In… Read More

  • Lumia 900 Goes Up For Pre-Order In Microsoft Stores

    Lumia 900 Goes Up For Pre-Order In Microsoft Stores

    The Lumia 800 is an excellent device, and if you’re new to the world of smartphones, the Lumia 710 is quite excellent as well. But those of us who’ve been excited about the Nokia/Microsoft partnership since the very beginning have been waiting for a flagship — a real showstopper: the Lumia 900. And while we still don’t have exact word on pricing and availability, it… Read More

  • RootSmart Android Malware May Be Able To Sneak By Google’s New Bouncer (Update)

    RootSmart Android Malware May Be Able To Sneak By Google’s New Bouncer (Update)

    Remember that Bouncer Google put in the Android Market to act as a goalie for all potential malware attacks? It would seem that Google’s Bouncer doesn’t catch everything as Professor Xuxian Jiang, the same guy who discovered dozens of other Android malware attacks, has found yet another exploit called RootSmart. Read More

  • Acer Comes After Former CEO Gianfranco Lanci For Breach Of Non-Compete

    Acer Comes After Former CEO Gianfranco Lanci For Breach Of Non-Compete

    Good morning, and welcome to our Tuesday edition of People Suing Each Other. In the far corner, we have the number four PC maker in the world, Acer, based out of Taiwan; and in the other corner we have Acer former CEO Gianfranco Lanci, based out of Italy, who resigned in February of 2011 after being with the company since 2007. The beef? Well, according to the Financial Times, Mr. Lanci signed… Read More

  • LL Cool G: Ladies Love Cool Gadgets Too, Says Study

    LL Cool G: Ladies Love Cool Gadgets Too, Says Study

    As the only girl on the Gadgets team, I often get asked to write what I call “lady-rants” about products targeted toward women. I have a problem with most of them, as the products themselves are either being forced into a demographic by marketers (like the HTC Rhyme, which would’ve been a fine phone for anyone if marketed that way) or they’re simply painted pink in… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy Note Goes Up For Pre-Order At AT&T

    Samsung Galaxy Note Goes Up For Pre-Order At AT&T

    Do you believe in a thing called love? If not, just listen to the rhythm of my heart… Or head on over to AT&T’s website to pre-order the Galaxy Note. If for some reason you don’t remember, the Note is a 5.3-inch phone/tablet hybrid that showed its face in a costly Samsung commercial during last night’s Super Bowl. Its claim to fame would be a little stylus… Read More

  • White Galaxy Nexus Gets An Official Launch Date

    White Galaxy Nexus Gets An Official Launch Date

    It’s hard not to love the Galaxy Nexus, even if you’re not a Fandroid. With a 4.65-inch 720p display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.0 ICS to boot, what’s not to love? Well, if you’re being picky, perhaps you’re yearning for a white GalNex, in which case I have good and bad news. Which do you want first? Read More

  • Which Service Has The Best Welcome Message? (Hint: Pin Carefully!)

    Which Service Has The Best Welcome Message? (Hint: Pin Carefully!)

    Two days ago, I received an invite to Pinterest. (I know, I’m late.) After signing up, I pretty much ignored the welcome message, just as I do with most services. But last night I decided to get myself caught up after the Crunchies, and started reading through all my unread emails (even the ones from Nigerian royal’s relatives) and found myself actually reading through the… Read More

  • Shazam, Delivery Agent Let You Buy Super Bowl Gear While Watching The Big Game

    Shazam, Delivery Agent Let You Buy Super Bowl Gear While Watching The Big Game

    The Super Bowl is just around the corner, but unfortunately most of us won’t be able to attend the big game. Parties are fun and all, but there’s nothing like leaving the stadium with arms full of jerseys, footballs, foam fingers and the like. How else are you supposed to relive the excitement over and over without mementos? (In a non-serial killer kind of way, of course.) Well… Read More

  • Dear Nokia, This Pink Lumia 800 Commercial Discouraged Me. -Boys Everywhere

    Dear Nokia, This Pink Lumia 800 Commercial Discouraged Me. -Boys Everywhere

    Nokia’s UK YouTube account has posted a video promoting the pink Lumia 800, and shockingly enough it seems pretty targeted toward women. Here’s the thing: It’s pretty obvious that, with a pink phone, the majority of its owners will be teenage young ladies. That’s fine. But doesn’t a commercial that shows only women enjoying the phone kind of ruin it for guys? What… Read More

  • Motorola Injunction Kicks 3 iPhones And An iPad Off Of Apple’s German Site (Update)

    Motorola Injunction Kicks 3 iPhones And An iPad Off Of Apple’s German Site (Update)

    Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a website called Apple.de. And on this website, in historical Deutschland, there lived three iPhones and an iPad. They were a happy bunch: some wise but slow with old age, others quick and lean, but they all had one tragic flaw in common. According to a court in Germany, all four of them are infringing on Motorola patents related to… Read More

  • Windows Phone 8 Apollo Features Leak

    Windows Phone 8 Apollo Features Leak

    A video detailing the new features of Windows Phone 8 Apollo — originally intended for Microsoft’s smartphone partners — has leaked into the hands of PocketNow editors. Yay! In my opinion, Windows Phone Mango is a solid platform that’s quicker and smoother than anything I’ve seen on Android. Still, when looking at devices from Microsoft, Apple, and Google… Read More

  • Google Adds A New Security Layer To The Android Market… A “Bouncer,” If You Will

    Google Adds A New Security Layer To The Android Market… A “Bouncer,” If You Will

    Android malware has been an issue over the past year. Granted, most of the numbers we see out of security software companies are inflated — including malicious apps from third-party sources and ignoring small download figures — but that’s not to say that we can just brush that dirt off our shoulders. Google knows this, and has for a while. Despite the fact that downloads… Read More

  • Android Can No Longer Be Ignored, And The Crunchies Prove It

    Android Can No Longer Be Ignored, And The Crunchies Prove It

    While sitting at the Crunchies last night something became quite apparent: almost all the big guys — even the ones who were stubborn about it — are currently available on Android. And what do you know? They won at the Crunchies! Read More

  • BlackBerry Users Least Likely To Score On The First Date… In Canada, Mind You

    BlackBerry Users Least Likely To Score On The First Date… In Canada, Mind You

    You’ve heard of Match.com, right? It’s a dating site much like OkCupid or eHarmony, and from the bowels of the website’s collective online dating profiles, a company called Zoomerang harvested an interesting bit of data regarding who gets laid and which phones they own. In Canada, mind you. According to the study, BlackBerry users are the least likely to hook up on the… Read More

  • London Implements “Smart Bins” Before 2012 Olympics

    London Implements “Smart Bins” Before 2012 Olympics

    I’m not sure how I feel about this. The object you’re looking at right now is what the city of London calls a “smart bin.” Built by Renew, the smart bins are being installed on the streets of London and have two massive LCD screens slapped on the sides. According to the Daily Mail, the screens will display news from the Economist and stock quotes. Read More