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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  • The iPhone 4S Has Been Jailbroken

    The iPhone 4S Has Been Jailbroken

    Listen up, fanboys, because this is one you won’t want to miss. The iPhone 4S has been officially jailbroken. iClarified reports that the iPhone Dev-Team found a way to get Cydia running on both the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2, though the jailbreak is “VERY preliminary.” There are still big pieces missing and plenty of work left to do, so unfortunately the jailbreak won’t… Read More

  • The King Has Fallen: Samsung Dethrones Apple As Smartphone Leader

    The King Has Fallen: Samsung Dethrones Apple As Smartphone Leader

    Before the Samsung Galaxy Nexus even goes on sale, Samsung has managed to take the lead against Apple to become the largest mobile phone maker by revenue in the third quarter of 2011. Nokia still holds the crown for mobile phone sales by volume, while Apple has dropped behind both to take the number three spot in terms of revenue. Read More

  • Microsoft Patents Manipulation Of 3D Virtual Objects, Throwing Gestures

    Microsoft Patents Manipulation Of 3D Virtual Objects, Throwing Gestures

    Another batch of Microsoft patent applications have trickled into public view, and these ones may be even cooler than the last bunch. They describe “flinging gestures,” interaction with 3D virtual objects, and even throw it back a bit to describe a new email view format. Let’s take a look, shall we? Read More

  • Sprint CEO: iPhone Data Efficiency Is The Key To Continued Unlimited Data

    Sprint CEO: iPhone Data Efficiency Is The Key To Continued Unlimited Data

    No one is more excited about the iPhone’s availability at Sprint than CEO Dan Hesse. And it’s no surprise either, seeing that the carrier is investing at least $15.5 billion over the next four years just to offer the device to customers. That said, Hesse has been tooting the iPhone horn as much as possible, taking special note of its efficient use of data. He even went so far as… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Vision Of The Future Includes Touch-Sensitive Everything (And Beautiful People Only)

    Microsoft’s Vision Of The Future Includes Touch-Sensitive Everything (And Beautiful People Only)

    No one knows what the future will look like, but it’s always fun to guess, right? Microsoft has an entire position dedicated to the task, titled “Director of Envisioning,” which is held by David Jones. In an interview with GeekWire, he claimed that the future holds “an expanded definition of productivity where it’s not just about getting things done. It’s… Read More

  • Motorola Droid RAZR Goes Up For Pre-Order At Verizon

    Motorola Droid RAZR Goes Up For Pre-Order At Verizon

    This morning the Droid RAZR — the world’s thinnest smartphone according to Motorola — is now available for pre-order from Verizon. The phone is still listed as available on Verizon’s website, but it’ll surely go fast. So if this is what you’ve been waiting for then we recommend moving fast. Read More

  • Canon Officially Unveils The Pixma Pro-1 Photo Printer

    Canon Officially Unveils The Pixma Pro-1 Photo Printer

    At a media even in the Big Apple, Canon today announced its latest flagship photo printer, the Pixma Pro-1. According to Canon, the Pixma Pro-1 is the world’s first A3+ printer to boast 12 separate inks. Along with Photo and Matte black inks, there are three grey inks — dark grey, grey, and light grey — and six color inks, including Cyan, Photo Cyan, Magenta, Photo… Read More

  • Crazy Nokia Kinetic Concept Does The Twist

    Crazy Nokia Kinetic Concept Does The Twist

    What. The. Bleep. Not to say that Nokia’s new smartphones aren’t interesting, but this crazy flexible smartphone-like device CNET spotted over at Nokia World has to be the coolest thing to grace the showroom floors. Unfortunately, CNET reports that its strictly in the prototype phase, and may never become an actual product that’s for sale. Read More

  • LG’s Dual-Screen DoublePlay Smartphone Lands At T-Mobile For $99 On-Contract

    LG’s Dual-Screen DoublePlay Smartphone Lands At T-Mobile For $99 On-Contract

    If you are of the opinion that two screens are better than one, I come bearing good news. LG’s new DoublePlay smartphone has today been made available at T-Mobile. Read More

  • The Nexus One Isn’t Invited To The Ice Cream Sandwich Social

    The Nexus One Isn’t Invited To The Ice Cream Sandwich Social

    We’re all ready to get a hefty helping of Ice Cream Sandwich, but some may wait longer than others. HTC is still firmly on the fence about details, while Motorola has promised Android 4.0 to the Droid RAZR in the first half of 2012. Meanwhile, Nexus handset owners will be on a shorter waiting list, with the exception of the Nexus One. Unfortunately for owners of the original Google… Read More

  • PROTECT IP Opponents Claim Upcoming House Version May Hurt Twitter, YouTube, Facebook

    PROTECT IP Opponents Claim Upcoming House Version May Hurt Twitter, YouTube, Facebook

    Apparently “innocent until proven guilty” isn’t going to hold up well on the interwebs. At least not according to a group called Demand Progress, who claims that the upcoming House version of the PROTECT IP Act could offer even more power to the accuser. And even worse, sites like Twitter and YouTube may be under fire in no time at all. The bill, which is a rewrite of… Read More

  • Android Smartphone Round-Up: October Edition

    Android Smartphone Round-Up: October Edition

    Even with Ice Cream Sandwich on the way, Android Gingerbread devices are still as hot as ever. That said, there are way too many Android handsets on the market to parse through each and every one, but that’s why we’re here. We’ve looked through all the latest Android smartphones to give you our brief thoughts on the pick of the litter. These aren’t full-length reviews… Read More

  • T-Mobile Outs Release Dates For The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Huawei Springboard

    T-Mobile Outs Release Dates For The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Huawei Springboard

    If you’ve had your eye on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 or Huawei’s new Springboard tablet, the sign-up pages for both devices have just popped up on T-Mobile’s site. On November 7, you’ll be able to pick up a new Springboard tab for no more than $200. We’re still unclear on exact pricing, but TmoNews seems to think it’ll go for $179.99 with a two-year contract. Read More

  • Garmin Launches Fit App Just In Time For Holiday Feasts

    Garmin Launches Fit App Just In Time For Holiday Feasts

    If you’re looking to get preemptive with holiday weight watching, Garmin’s got an app for that. The company today released the Garmin Fit app, which tracks speed, pace, distance, time, calories, and with the addition of Garmin’s ANT+ accessories, heart rate, and cadence. The app also maps out the user’s workout and uploads it directly to Garmin Connect, all for $.99. Read More

  • Apple’s Upcoming Grand Central Store Will Be Ready By Black Friday

    Apple’s Upcoming Grand Central Store Will Be Ready By Black Friday

    The holidays are right around the corner, and just like every other brand and retailer, Apple is getting ready for the rush. The soon-to-be Apple Store in New York’s iconic Grand Central Station, which we reported earlier, will be open for Black Friday this year. Read More

  • Samsung MV800 Review: For The Narcissist In All Of Us

    Samsung MV800 Review: For The Narcissist In All Of Us

    While the idea of a flip-out screen for self-portraits is just a tad gimmicky, the MV800 is one sweet little point-and-shoot. Whether you’re straight-up obsessed with yourself, or a narcissist is hidden deep within, this thing just begs you to take pictures of yourself. And if your experience is anything like mine, you’ll really, really enjoy it. Read More

  • Motorola Offers Unlocked Bootloader Tool For Droid RAZR, Verizon Removes It

    Motorola Offers Unlocked Bootloader Tool For Droid RAZR, Verizon Removes It

    Soon-to-be Droid RAZR owners, this one’s for you. If you’re looking for a reason to be angry this Monday morning, I’ll do you one better with a reason for anger and a target toward which you can direct that rage. Ausdroid reports that Motorola has provided a bootloader unlock solution for its new Motorola Droid RAZR (which is a shock in and of itself after the way Moto… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Arrives November 13, Pre-Order Begins October 23

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Arrives November 13, Pre-Order Begins October 23

    Though it’s already been listed for pre-order at J&R (and promptly unlisted), Samsung has given the official word for pricing and availability of its Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. The 7-inch Honeycomb-powered slate will go up for pre-order at various retailers on Sunday, October 23, with retail availability beginning November 13. Samsung says its newest Galaxy Tab will go for $399.99. Read More

  • iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Go Live In 22 New Countries

    iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Go Live In 22 New Countries

    If you’re one of the many Apple fanbois outside of the original seven countries in which Apple initially launched the iPhone 4S, I feel your pain. Though I placed my pre-order early, “complications” at AT&T have forced me to endure another 21-18 days and suffice it to say, I’ve turned a nice pukey shade of green with envy. But it’s possible you may get your… Read More

  • Microsoft Looks To Cut Windows Phone Production Costs… In Half

    Microsoft Looks To Cut Windows Phone Production Costs… In Half

    Microsoft is looking to cut manufacturing costs on its Windows Phone 7 handsets, according to statements made by WinPho boss Andy Lees in Hong Kong today. The company has struggled through its push into mobile since the launch of the Windows Phone platform last year, which honestly made more of a ripple than a splash in the market. Now that Mango is ready to emerge as a “third… Read More