The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • CrunchGear Is Live at Today's Apple Event This is where all of our live content for today’s Apple event will live. To make things perfectly clear, Apple won’t let us film inside the event. However, CrunchGear and a special surprise guest will offer a full play by play. Feel free to turn on your headphones at work and listen to the news as it happens or watch us… Read More

  • Listen to FM radio on your CLIQ

    The Motorola CLIQ is a nice phone. That’s point one. Point two is that it can actually play radio. Using a non-standard ROM, a user named Eugene found an FM radio binary and tried to run it on the CLIQ. After a little futzing, he was able to fire up the radio and listen to it right on the CLIQ. Who knew? Rest assured it’s not available to the public right now. Watch AndroidGuys… Read More

  • Sharp to bring solar-powered cell phone to China (and possibly elsewhere, too)

    Sharp, the biggest (in terms of market share) of all eight major Japanese cell phone makers, has been talking about internationalizing its phone business for quite some time now. It makes sense, as the domestic market is shrinking and as Sharp only sold 20% of all their cell phones outside Japan (1.6 million units) last fiscal. Read More

  • Smackdaddy Lets You Heckle Your Buddies and Bet on Sports on your iPhone

    Like bad beer, cracker jacks, and drunken fans getting hammered in the parking lot, smack-talking and sports-betting are staples of American sports. And that’s why Bema Studios created Smackdaddy, a free iPhone app [iTunes link] that allows you to both bet on games (currently just NFL, NHL and NBA) and tell your friends they smell. I got a chance to play with Smackdaddy this Sunday and… Read More

  • Leak Roundup: HTC Supersonic for Sprint, a WiMax-fueled Android beast

    When it comes to leaks in the gadget world, when it rains, it pours. In just shy of 20 days, the HTC Supersonic — an absolute beast of a phone — went from non-existent to exhaustively detailed and fully photographed. Whether you’ve missed a screenshot or two or just had no idea the Supersonic existed, don’t sweat it – we’ve got your back. Hop behind the… Read More

  • HTC Bravo caught on camera (again), HTC Legend caught in words

    Man, these HTC Bravos are floating around everywhere. A semi-decent shot of this oh-so-Nexus-One-esque handset leaked just yesterday, and today another (markedly better) shot has found its way to the interwebs. Not only that, but it brought a friend! Read More

  • Nokia announces a 16GB X6, "Comes With Music" not included

    We knew Nokia was preppin’ something for launch today, thanks to some loose lipped execs – but what would it be? Announcing something just one day before a much hyped Apple announcement is always risky; either Nokia thought the product was a big enough deal to overshadow Apple’s goods, or it was small enough that they weren’t too worried about it. Looks like… Read More

  • Frequent Flyers Rejoice: TripTracker Automagically Brings Your Travel Details to Your iPhone

    Pageonce has quietly built a solid business by aggregating its user’s various online accounts into one place. They’ve got over 1.3 million registered users and recently raised a $6.5 million Series B round. And though Pageonce hardly gets neither the fame nor the fortune of its competitor (Mint), it is still a very solid way to manage your online accounts. Unlike Mint, which focuses… Read More

  • All I wanna do is zooma-zoom-zoom: Overclocking the Droid

    Some crazy programmers have overclocked the Droid to 1.1GHz, making it faster than the Nexus one. The Droid usually runs at about 600MHz so bumping it up to 1.1 was fairly dangerous. However, with a little tweaking the boys at AllDroid were able to find a stable speed at about 800MHz. Read More

  • Appcelerator: Over 90% of Developers are "Very Interested" in Building Tablet Apps

    Talk of the Apple Tablet is in full swing as the wide world of web is in a frenzy over the upcoming Apple event tomorrow. Most of the discussion has centered around features: how will it use multi-touch? will it have a camera? what kind of OS will it run? But one thing that matters perhaps more than features is what kind of apps the tablet will have and what developers think about the product. Read More

  • Reminder: Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus now available from Verizon

    Hey! Guess what? The Palm Pixi Plus and Pre Plus are now available for Verizon! You sure as hell wouldn’t know that from looking at Verizon Wireless’ front page today, where there’s no mention of either handset in sight. Read More

  • Leaked: HTC Bravo looks like a Nexus One with more Sense

    Considering that the much heralded Nexus One is being sold as a pure Android experience by Google themselves, it wasn’t at all surprising to see that it didn’t sport HTC’s oh-so-awesome Android interface overhaul, Sense. Surprising? No. Disappointing? A bit. The 2.1 build of Android that the Nexus One runs is pretty dang solid – but in the end, we’re still longing… Read More

  • Motorola MOTOSPLIT makes the Backflip look normal

    Motorola’s by no means a stranger to phones with wonky form factors. I mean, just look at the Moto Backflip – the keyboard! It’s on the back! What is this, the future? It gets crazier, friends. Read More

  • Breaking: Flurry Notices Cupertino-based Users Testing Apps on Apple Tablet

    Flurry, a mobile app analytics company, has noticed approximately 50 devices in the Cupertino that match the characteristics of Apple’s tablet device. Flurry claims to have reliably placed these devices on Apple’s Cupertino campus, and are confident that they are “observing a group of pre-release tablets in testing.” This make sense – as the Apple Tablet has to… Read More

  • Get multi-touch on your Nexus One

    Cyanogen is at it again; the creator of the popular replacement interface for Android phones has come up with another hack, this time for the Nexus phone. The hack allows you to use multitouch functionality in the browser only for now, but the plan is to add this (much wanted) option to application in the future. [via Gadget Lab] Read More

  • George Clooney's Haiti telethon gets a webOS app

    As successful as some may be, single-purpose apps (like fart machines, flashlights, and tip calculators) tend to be the butt of a lot of jokes – but here’s one with a pretty righteous purpose. With a bit of elbow grease and a downright impressive amount of haste, the folks over at Mediafly have thrown together an application specifically built to let people tune into… Read More

  • Google to Developers: "Have an Android phone, please make games"

    The iPhone is indisputably on top of the mobile gaming heap, and even relative small fries like Palm are getting serious about it, but Google’s plan for this year’s Game Developers Conference marks one of their first steps towards making Android the next big platform for games on the go. Sure, they’ve committed to offering a number of sessions on Android game development… Read More

  • Windows Mobile developers ask Microsoft: Where's our money, kind sirs?

    It’s the case of the missing money. Or, less dumb, it’s a case of nobody knowing what’s going on. Several Windows Mobile developers have complained loudly that they’re owed monies by Microsoft. Microsoft is all, “Don’t worry about it, we’ll get it sorted out,” but then doesn’t, in fact, sort it. Read More

  • Internet: Theres been an OTA Droid Update! Motorola: Uh, no there hasn't.

    Over the past day or so, reports have been pouring in from around the Internet that Motorola Droid users were suddenly seeing a surprise over-the-air update hit their handsets. “Better battery life!” they said, “And Facebook bugs have been fixed!” This wasn’t an isolated reported, by any means. Dozens upon dozens of forumgoers proclaimed that they’d received… Read More

  • BlackBerry Cufflinks – Perfect for that someone who wants to look good, but still be kind of weird

    Oh no! The fundraiser is in 2 hours, and you’re not even dressed yet! What are you going to do? Sure, you want to look sharp; that’s why you rented the suit. But you still want people to know that you’re a geek, man. You’ve spent too many years fixing other peoples computers and being asked to build their websites to give it all up for one night of looking suave. BAM! Read More