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The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • LinkPush: Chrome-to-Phone for the rest of us (those not on Android 2.2)

    One of the neat-o features introduced in Android 2.2 (or Froyo) is “Chrome-to-Phone”, which gives the ability to take what you’re viewing in the Google Chrome browser (on your PC/Mac [edit: or Linux box!]), and push it straight to your Froyo phone. I’ve not yet seen this in person, though, because I’m stuck on a pre-Froyo build of Android. Which sucks. But today… Read More

  • Leaked shot shows blurry Droid 2?


    I’m not sure, in this day and age, how anyone is able to take such incredibly blurry spy shots. I mean, noisy sure, a little blur here and there, sure. But so much so that it looks like vaseline on the lens? How?! Regardless of the answer to that little mystery, this incomparably blurry shot put up over at Droid-Life seems to show a new Motorola model, A955, which designation was spotted… Read More

  • Sprint EVO 4G sells out online, nation wide

    Selling out of a new device in one or two real stores is one thing — they generally only have 20 or 30 handsets to begin with. But running out of stock for your online storefront? That’s an impressive feat. With that said: If you were planning on running home from work today and ordering yourself an EVO, you might want to take a deep breath before clicking through the jump. Read More

  • Are you eligible for an iPhone 4 upgrade? Here's how to check

    Love it or hate it, the new iPhone is coming on June 24th. For a lot of people, that means it’s time to shell out a fat wad of cash to get their latest gadget fix. Just how fat said wad of cash is, however, depends on various factors, including (but not limited to): your monthly bill total, when you bought your device, the weather, your birth stone, and whether or not you can wink your… Read More

  • How to test iOS 4.0 right now

    If you’re the excitable type, you may want to try the iOS 4.0 Gold Master right now. This is probably the most dangerous thing you can do to your phone aside from run over it with a car, so don’t say we didn’t warn you. There are many sources, obviously, so do a Google search. Read More

  • Mysterious UFO sightings across the US hint at Samsung Galaxy S release

    Reports of UFO sightings in offices across the US have sprung up today. The UFOs seem to be broadcasting some kind of code. If there are any cryptanalysts out there, let’s see if you can crack it: Samsung Galaxy S Landing Soon
    www.samsung.com/galaxys I’m at a loss. Read More

  • Yoohoo, developers: iOS 4 GM and iTunes 9.2 beta are now being seeded


    As they like to say, the headline says it all. Go get your SDK on… as long as you have an eligible device. Note: you need both in order to sync, and registration is apparently being enforced. Read More

  • Side-By-Side: Just how much better does the iPhone 4's display look?

    Man! Just minutes ago, I was having trouble explaining just how damned good the iPhone 4’s display looks in person. Then I remembered this shot. Read More

  • Exclusive: Full Resolution iPhone 4 screenshots

    It’s hard to state just how glorious the iPhone 4’s new display is. I’ll make a valiant attempt at it in my first impressions post later — but in the mean time, take a gander at these screenshots. Pulled straight off of an iPhone 4 and kept at their native resolution, these properly portray just how many pixels Apple has managed to pack into the iPhone 4’s… Read More

  • Everything you need to know about the iPhone 4


    As expected, the iPhone 4 was announced today during Steve Jobs’ keynote at WWDC. Its flagship features are, of course, the extremely high resolution screen, video chat capability with FaceTime, and the sexy new form factor. But there’s more to the 4 than that, and even those seemingly self-explanatory new features deserve a closer look. Let’s see just what Apple’s… Read More

  • iPhone OS 4.0 – now iOS – is here


    The second biggest news out of San Fran today? The announcement of iPhone OS 4.0, Apple’s biggest improvement to the iPhone OS since, well, 3.0. This new version includes multi-tasking (although backgrounding would be the proper term), app folders, a new version of Mail, and a carrier unlock (Not officially sanctioned by Apple, but available nonetheless). The weirdest thing? It’s… Read More

  • Farmville Coming To The iPhone In Late June, Jobs Pronounces Zynga "Zenya"

    Zynga’s hit game Farmville is coming to the iPhone, says the gaming giant’s CEO Mark Pincus at this morning’s WWDC keynote. This should make the 35 million daily players of Farmville players overjoyed, as now they can create their virtual farms on the go. Oddly, Steve Jobs pronounced Zynga, “Zenya” in the keynote. Twice. The app looks like Farmville on Facebook… Read More

  • Coming soon to an iPhone near you: Netflix


    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings got up on stage right after Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the WWDC 2010 conference, which we’re liveblogging here. Guess why he was there: there’s a Netflix app for iPhone on the way, and it’s coming this Summer. It isn’t much of a surprise. I mean, Netflix already has an (amazing) iPad app, and it started surveying interest for an iPhone app… Read More

  • 5 Years Later, Unity Used by 170,000 Developers and Available on 9 Different Devices

    When David Helgason made his proverbial “trip to the Valley” last year, he wasn’t sure what to expect. Unity had already been around for 4 years and was used by over 10,000 developers. They were on their way to accomplishing their initial goal, which was to “democratize interactive 3D” and were gaining popularity amongst game developers. Yet, there were many… Read More

  • Live from Apple's 2010 WWDC Keynote

    It’s time. After months of whispers, leaks, lost prototypes, and police raids, it all leads up to this: Steve Jobs’ keynote at WWDC 2010. Will the prototype fourth-generation iPhone we’ve seen so much of be the real deal? Do Steve and co. have any tricks up their sleeves to satisfy their ever more rabid fan base? Follow along as we liveblog every minute of the action from… Read More

  • Android 2.2 also ported to iPhone

    We reported back in May that the iPhone 3G could run Android, but now comes the announcement that Android 2.2 (or Froyo) is on it’s way to the iPhone 3G. And let’s face it, why would you want anything but the very latest? Besides, your 24 month contract is about to end, and after you upgrade to the 4th Gen iPhone, what else will you do with your old iPhone 3G? Read More

  • With hours before the new iPhone announcement, AT&T shift upgrade eligibility forward

    Are you as keen as the Colonel for the soon-to-be-announced fourth-gen iPhone? Are you bound by an existing contract with AT&T? Are you feeling lucky, punk? Well, if you are, you should head on over to the AT&T upgrade eligibility page (go to http://wireless.att.com/ to log in, then click “Check Upgrade Options”), because AT&T have just bumped forward the upgrade… Read More

  • Motorola announces EU-bound keyboardless Droid/Milestone: the XT720

    Motorola today announced their latest Android offering, the Milestone XT270, which is basically a Milestone/Droid with an updated camera, HDMI out, and no QWERTY keyboard. The removal of the keyboard makes the device a perfectly pocketable 10.9mm thick (down from 13.7mm on the original Milestone). Sound good? Follow the read link for more details and a hands-on video courtesy of SlashGear. Read More

  • Sprint EVO 4G is officially Sprint's fastest-selling device

    Sprint have just proudly announced that their new hotness, the EVO 4G (reviewed here and here), has beaten the Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct to become their fastest selling device ever. And by “beaten” I mean “obliterated”: the Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct were tied as Sprint’s previous best sellers, but the EVO 4G sold more than three times as many units in… Read More

  • With all eyes on WWDC, AT&T makes some changes to their plans and lineup. Again.

    It’s official, AT&T has sold out of the 8GB iPhone 3G. But that’s not as exciting as the clue provided to us by AT&T about its replacement and the iPad’s soon-to-be-dead unlimited plan. BGR is saying the departing 3G model will be replaced with a $99 3GS soon after the new iPhone is out. And the New York Times is reporting that AT&T has gone ahead allowed customers… Read More