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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  • Guess Where This Crab Lives! (Hint: Inside An Xbox 360)

    Guess Where This Crab Lives! (Hint: Inside An Xbox 360)

    We’ve all been there. After years of faithful service and happy memories, the trusty old (insert gadget here) is tuckered out and needs replacing. Some of us recycle our old gadgetry (and bravo/a to you), while others might try to sell it on the cheap, eBay-style. But here‘s something I bet you never considered doing with your old… say, Xbox 360. Read More

  • What Will Happen If Verizon Fails To Launch The Galaxy Nexus Tomorrow?

    What Will Happen If Verizon Fails To Launch The Galaxy Nexus Tomorrow?

    It seems as though Verizon and Google have really screwed the pooch when it comes to the Galaxy Nexus launch. As of this very moment, we’re on our eighth rumored release date: tomorrow, December 15. The first was all the way back on November 3. In fact, these delays and the vague availability information provided by Verizon has led some to create a site entirely dedicated to whether or… Read More

  • YouHaveDownloaded.com Knows What You (And Google, And Sony, And…) Have Downloaded

    YouHaveDownloaded.com Knows What You (And Google, And Sony, And…) Have Downloaded

    With all this Protect IP/SOPA madness in the works, it’s worth taking a good hard look inward. What have you downloaded? And how much? And worse, what has your little brother downloaded? One site aims to answer this question for you: YouHaveDownloaded.com. Read More

  • Security Flaw In Windows Phone 7.5 Kills The Messaging Hub (Video)

    Security Flaw In Windows Phone 7.5 Kills The Messaging Hub (Video)

    While most of the Windows Phone 7.5 operating system is playing catch up to Android and iOS, the Messaging Hub truly shines as a stand-out feature. It allows you to thread Facebook messages, IMs and texts all into one unified conversation — exactly what a messaging app should be. The only problem is that there seems to be a security flaw that disables the Messaging Hub entirely, all… Read More

  • AT&T, T-Mobile Ask To Postpone Court Proceedings To “Evaluate Options” (Update)

    AT&T, T-Mobile Ask To Postpone Court Proceedings To “Evaluate Options” (Update)

    And the curve balls keep coming. On Friday the Department of Justice announced its intentions to postpone its antitrust suit with AT&T and T-Mobile, as the deal they were investigating had been summarily yanked off of the table just a couple weeks earlier. Now AT&T has responded, asking for its own winter recess to “evaluate all options.” Read More

  • Lenovo’s 2005S LePad Goes Live In China For Just $415

    Lenovo’s 2005S LePad Goes Live In China For Just $415

    Size matters, folks. Especially in the minds of our beloved electronics makers. Even with the 3.7-inch LePhone and the 7-inch A1 tablet on the market, Lenovo still made plans to fill the 5-inch space. Today those plans have taken shape with a pricing announcement for the 5-inch LePad S2005 Android mini-tab (or giant phone). Read More

  • RadioShack Combines Promos To Offer The iPhone 4S (AT&T) On The Cheap

    RadioShack Combines Promos To Offer The iPhone 4S (AT&T) On The Cheap

    So you missed out on getting the new iPhone 4S when it came out. Worse, all your friends got the new Apple flagship and make fun of your 3GS at every possible opportunity. Plus, all the holiday shopping you’ve been doing has made it nearly impossible to afford the 4S without giving up every shred of financial responsibility. If that description fits you, even a little bit, then rise… Read More

  • Rogers Extends LTE Reach In Canada

    Rogers Extends LTE Reach In Canada

    Folks in the Great White North have reason to be excited today, especially if they’re a customer of the Rogers network. Canada’s largest wireless carrier has today announced the expansion of its new LTE network in the Greater Toronto area and surrounding Vancouver. Read More

  • Is December 15 Verizon’s New Galaxy Nexus Launch Date?

    Is December 15 Verizon’s New Galaxy Nexus Launch Date?

    The Galaxy Nexus, while something we’ve been super excited about, is turning out to be a real pain. Why? Because we can’t seem to figure out when the bleep this thing is supposed to launch. We heard it was supposed to be around today, and then we heard it wasn’t, and then we heard so many different dates it started to get stupid. Now, however, Droid-Life is claiming to… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy S II Ad Both Targets And Mocks Apple Fanbois

    Samsung Galaxy S II Ad Both Targets And Mocks Apple Fanbois

    Sure, I’ve been terrified by the HTC Rhyme commercial, absolutely baffled by a 30-second Motorola Droid Bionic ad featuring two seconds of the Droid Bionic, and I’ve been amused by Sprint’s Evo 3D spots. But no phone commercial has ever made me laugh out loud quite like this latest one from Samsung. Read More

  • T-Mobile To YouMail: We Told You About This A Month Ago

    T-Mobile To YouMail: We Told You About This A Month Ago

    Yesterday something strange happened. YouMail, a visual voicemail app with millions of downloads, was pulled from the Android Market. Confused, YouMail reached out to Google about what the dealio was, only to hear that T-Mobile had requested that the app be pulled. T-Mobile complained to Google of “adverse network disruption,” which was blamed squarely on YouMail. According to… Read More

  • Apple Loses Big Against Motorola In Germany (Update)

    Apple Loses Big Against Motorola In Germany (Update)

    Apple has lost a preliminary injunction filed by Motorola Mobility over a wireless-related patent. That’s not something we’re hearing a lot of these days, but it seems to be the case over in Germany, where a judge in the Mannheim Regional Court has ruled that the iPhone and iPad (3G versions) infringe European Patent 1010336, covering a “method for performing countdown… Read More

  • 2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Nook Tablet And Kindle Fire Accessories That Are Must-Have

    2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Nook Tablet And Kindle Fire Accessories That Are Must-Have

    These new e-reader-tablet hybrids are shaping up to be the hottest gifts of this year. Amazon’s Kindle Fire is flying off both virtual and real-world shelves and Barnes & Noble has offered up a worthy opponent in the form of its Nook Tablet. But even at their relatively low prices, these e-readers might still be a bit pricey. That’s why we’ve laid out some of the… Read More

  • New Apple Patent Describes Kinect-Style Control System

    New Apple Patent Describes Kinect-Style Control System

    I realize that patent speak is super verbose for a reason, as those applying want every little nook and cranny of their technology/invention protected. But… well, just look at this: “A three-dimensional imaging and display system is provided in which user input is optically detected in an imaging volume by measuring the path length of an amplitude modulated scanning beam as a… Read More

  • Snow Fight iOS Game Makes It Feel Like Christmas Every Day

    Snow Fight iOS Game Makes It Feel Like Christmas Every Day

    This morning I was feeling particularly dreary. The weather is gloomy today in the Big Apple, grey and rainy, and it’s chillier than it was yesterday. I found a little comfort in the fact that the holidays are on their way, but looking out the window it simply doesn’t feel like Christmastime. Disheartened, I opened up my trusty MacBook Pro and started in on my least favorite part… Read More

  • Apple’s Hiring To Improve Siri, Possibly Readying API For Third Parties

    Apple’s Hiring To Improve Siri, Possibly Readying API For Third Parties

    While Siri is no doubt one of the coolest features I’ve ever seen on a phone, we’re all still dealing with some form of disenchantment. Siri blows your mind that first day, and then it feels like you spend the rest of your time chasing that magic, repeating things so she’ll understand, waiting for her to get over “trouble connecting to the network,” etc. Read More

  • Down From Olympus: What’s Going On At The Beleaguered Camera Company?

    Down From Olympus: What’s Going On At The Beleaguered Camera Company?

    Riding high from a series of mid- to high-level successes in its 2010 and 2011 camera line, Olympus execs could be excused for feeling good. However, as 2011 winds down, Olympus is not in the news for medical imaging devices or micro 4/3s lenses. Instead, it’s in the news for a scandalous affair that threatens to sink the company and has already claimed the company’s board. It was… Read More

  • Archos G9 Tablets To Taste Ice Cream Sandwich Early Next Year (Video)

    Archos G9 Tablets To Taste Ice Cream Sandwich Early Next Year (Video)

    I wouldn’t be shocked to hear that you had perhaps forgotten about the Archos G9 tablets. They haven’t seen much coverage of late, though we did get our hands on one back in October. In our review we found them to be fun but ugly, with various ports and a somewhat untrustworthy build quality, though solid enough for casual use. But the 8- and 10-inch G9 slates may be due for a… Read More

  • Boost Mobile Gives Customers A New Way To Add Credit: Facebook

    Boost Mobile Gives Customers A New Way To Add Credit: Facebook

    In the few months I lived across the pond (where prepaid phone plans are more popular than contracts, go figure), I learned something important about adding credit to your plan, or “topping up” as the Brits would say: it’s a pain in the arse. Some carriers let you add credit by sending a text, which is pretty awesome, but the more options customers have the better. That… Read More

  • BBC’s Global iPlayer Heads To The iPhone, iPod touch

    BBC’s Global iPlayer Heads To The iPhone, iPod touch

    While not everyone would agree, I’m firmly of the belief that news (and most everything) sounds much better delivered in a British accent. The BBC’s new global iPlayer app, which has launched in more than 11 western European countries, offers up much more than just your daily news, but is chock-full of fun words like “arse,” “blimey,” and one of my… Read More