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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  • Subpug RSS Reader Looks To Pull You Away From Google Reader

    Subpug RSS Reader Looks To Pull You Away From Google Reader

    As far as web sites go, there’s only one site I look at more than Google Reader. You’re on it right now. There’s nothing technically “wrong” with Google Reader, but when you look at it every five minutes, every day of your life, another RSS reader option is super exciting. Enter Subpug. It’s a new RSS reader that just launched on Christmas and it’s… Read More

  • Kindle Accessory Maker Files Suit Against Amazon

    Kindle Accessory Maker Files Suit Against Amazon

    M-Edge, a small Maryland-based company responsible for many popular Kindle cases, last week filed suit against Amazon. According to the Wall Street Journal, M-Edge claims that Amazon has repeatedly tried to change the terms of a contract put into place all the way back in 2009, and has bullied the accessory maker each time it fights back. In the original contract, Amazon was to receive a… Read More

  • The iPhone 4S Is Finally Cleared For Launch In Mainland China

    The iPhone 4S Is Finally Cleared For Launch In Mainland China

    Here in the States we’ve been chatting it up with Siri on the iPhone 4S for months, but the folks over in mainland China — the biggest mobile market in the world, mind you — have yet to hear that 42 is the meaning of life. The 4S launched in Hong Kong just last month, and since then we’ve heard that it would show up on the mainland in December. People’s Daily is… Read More

  • Dropbox For Android Gets A Major Revamp, New Features

    Dropbox For Android Gets A Major Revamp, New Features

    The new year is right around the corner, and many of us are in dire need of some organization. Luckily for all you fandroids out there, DropBox 2.0 has finally made its way onto the Android Market. The app has brand new features and a totally revamped layout. You’ll find a little arrow to the right of each file in the app, which will then lead you to a pop-out menu. From there you… Read More

  • ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas (Revisited)

    ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas (Revisited)

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    Not an ultrabook was whirring, not a touchpad nor mouse.
    The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
    With hopes they were stuffed with Thunderbolt MacBook Airs. The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
    While visions of Galaxy Tabs danced in their heads.
    And ma in her ‘kerchief, and I with my apps,
    Had… Read More

  • Speaking Of Christmas Miracles… This Guy Can Fly (Almost)

    Speaking Of Christmas Miracles… This Guy Can Fly (Almost)

    If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Mind control would be my answer (I hope to be an evil genius when I grow up). But it seems the most popular answer to that question is the ability to fly. Jarnos Smeets, a mechanical engineer from the Netherlands, is working really hard to make that a reality. How, you ask? Well, he’s building real-life wings (just like the wings on… Read More

  • LogMeIn Remote Control iOS App Goes Freemium

    LogMeIn Remote Control iOS App Goes Freemium

    Users of LogMeIn’s Ignition are in for a pleasant surprise this holiday season. The once paid — and quite expensive — app is now migrating to a freemium model. That said, users who paid for Ignition won’t have to cough up the dough for a LogMeIn Pro subscription, but they will get the added premium features including HD remote control (and HD streaming) from their… Read More

  • Stream TV Networks Introduces Ultra-D: Glasses-Free 3D Conversion Tech

    Stream TV Networks Introduces Ultra-D: Glasses-Free 3D Conversion Tech

    The biggest hindrance to consumer adoption of 3D technology thus far has been a lack of content, and price, of course. While I can’t vouch for their price tags quite yet, it would seem that Stream TV Networks has come up with some new 3D technology that could make that whole limited content thing much less of an issue. Read More

  • Textaholics Rejoice! Swype Beta Taps Dragon Dictation

    Textaholics Rejoice! Swype Beta Taps Dragon Dictation

    Textaholics, this one’s for you. Swype — the Android-flavored keyboard that lets you type (or swype, rather) faster than you ever thought possible — has a present for you this holiday season. With Siri on the iPhone 4S, voice control apps are sprouting up faster than you can ask Siri about the meaning of life. Voice is where we’re headed and there’s nothing… Read More

  • Steve Jobs Memorial Statue Unveiled In Budapest

    Steve Jobs Memorial Statue Unveiled In Budapest

    While memorials of all kinds and sizes have been presented since his death, the world’s first statue of the late Steve Jobs has today been unveiled in Budapest, Hungary. It’s made completely of bronze and stands nearby the entrance of architectural software maker Graphisoft’s headquarters. Jobs seems to be presenting a new product on stage, or possibly waving as he was known… Read More

  • Apple Takes One Small Step Against HTC, One Giant Leap Against Android

    Apple Takes One Small Step Against HTC, One Giant Leap Against Android

    Apple has been duking it out with Android manufacturers for the past couple years, and very few are safe. Samsung has already suffered some big losses with the banning of its Galaxy Tab in Germany and Australia. HTC, however, has remained mostly safe from Apple’s wrath. In July the Taiwanese manufacturer had a close call, as Administrative Law Judge Carl Charneski ruled that HTC was… Read More

  • 5,000 BlackBerry PlayBooks Stolen From A Truck Stop

    5,000 BlackBerry PlayBooks Stolen From A Truck Stop

    Wow! They must be breaking mirrors, opening umbrellas and walking under ladders over at RIM because this is starting to get unbelievable. A big rig, carrying around $1.7 million worth of BlackBerry PlayBooks, was stolen in Indiana. The PlayBook has been a rough product for the Waterloo-based company. While RIM did quite a bit right with the little tab, lack of native email and calendar… Read More

  • Brick-And-Mortar Retailers Want You To Boycott Amazon

    Brick-And-Mortar Retailers Want You To Boycott Amazon

    Amazon recently built a price-check app that has left many brick-and-mortar retailers frustrated. The idea isn’t revolutionary at all — many companies use price-checking as a way to beat the competition at the point of purchase — but with Amazon being an online presence, the idea becomes much more cut-throat. That said, retailers are asking customers to boycott Amazon as the… Read More

  • Google Doles Out Googlicious Galaxy Nexii To Employees

    Google Doles Out Googlicious Galaxy Nexii To Employees

    ‘Tis the season of giving, and who better to get in the holiday spirit than employers (hint, hint!)? Google is certainly in a generous mood, as they’ve begun hooking up employees with a special edition Galaxy Nexus. Software engineer Edu Pereda of Google’s Zurich offices posted a gallery of the phone in all its Googlified glory. Read More

  • NYPD Busts 141 Merchants For Selling Stolen Apple Goods

    NYPD Busts 141 Merchants For Selling Stolen Apple Goods

    New York City is possibly the most dangerous place to take your new iPhone or iPad. Grand larcenies have increased this year in the Big Apple, which NYPD spokesman Paul Browne attributes to criminal’s obsession with stealing handheld devices. But after a sting operation that went down between Tuesday and yesterday, things might be a bit safer in the city that never sleeps. Read More

  • Street By 50 Headphones Review: Loud Enough For Everyone (Literally)

    Street By 50 Headphones Review: Loud Enough For Everyone (Literally)

    The Street by 50 headphones get the job done when it comes to sound quality and volume, but there are a few quirks that didn’t sit well with me. When all is said and done, a decision to buy these headphones all comes down to how serious you are about music and how often you use a pair of cans. Read More

  • Toshiba Thrive 7″ Review: Cute, But Clunky

    Toshiba Thrive 7″ Review: Cute, But Clunky

    While the 7-inch Toshiba Thrive is much more comfortable in the hand than its 10-inch counterpart, many of the best features in big brother never migrated over to the 7-incher. That said, this still may be the slate for you if gaming and web-surfing take precedence over e-reading. Otherwise, I’d point you to the Amazon Kindle Fire. Read More

  • T-Mobile’s White Samsung Galaxy S II Is Going For $99 This Weekend Only

    T-Mobile’s White Samsung Galaxy S II Is Going For $99 This Weekend Only

    The Samsung Galaxy S II is a very special phone. Even though it’s been on the market for quite some time now, it’s still one of the more beastly competitors on Android-flavored shelves. Of course, it’s always had the price tag to prove it, going for between $230 and $250 just about everywhere. But T-Mobile has a pretty sweet deal going on a white Samsung Galaxy S II for… Read More

  • Samsung Releases Extended Battery Bundle (With Cover) For Your New Galaxy Nexus

    Samsung Releases Extended Battery Bundle (With Cover) For Your New Galaxy Nexus

    The Galaxy Nexus is a beautiful phone, no doubt about it. That gorgeous 4.65-inch Super AMOLED Plus display paired with LTE support and a fresh build of ICS thrown in there for good measure is about as good as it gets. But the same things that make this phone great — its massive screen and LTE radio — are also the things that will leave you screaming at it at 4p.m. on a Thursday… Read More

  • Galaxy Nexus Gets Launch-Day OTA Update To Squash A Few Bugs

    Galaxy Nexus Gets Launch-Day OTA Update To Squash A Few Bugs

    The Galaxy Nexus has been on sale here in the U.S. for mere hours, and it’s already getting its first refresh. But reports are bound to come in over the next week or so, but it looks as though Google had a few things that still needed fixing upon release. In Android 4.0.2 build ICL53F, you’ll see improvements to your 3G/4G connection, your Wifi connection (including automatic… Read More