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The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Got any questions for the iPhone Dev Team?

    With the iPhone 3G software unlock being set loose tomorrow, we were hoping to sit down and have a chat with the ones behind the handy work. We got into contact with the Dev Team and, sure enough, they were down to spare a bit of time on the eve of their big release. We’ve only got a few hours before we’ve gotta finalize our questions, but we figured our readers might have a… Read More

  • What's the big deal about touch screens anyway?

    It’s been 1.5 years since the iPhone began to take over hit the market, causing major tremors throughout the mobile world.  The promise/combination of a worthwhile touch screen and accompanying UI have proven to be an incredible success, with iPhones quickly reaching the top of the smartphone charts. It follows then, that most other mobile manufacturers (and now computer makers have… Read More

  • One day until iPhone 3G unlock day

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=713763707060529304&hl=en&fs=true The folks behind the iPhone 3G unlock – which will be hitting the Internets tomorrow night at midnight – gave a presentation on their project at CCC in Berlin last week. Rather than sound like a bunch mewling nerds, they have excellent speaking voices and seem very intelligent and sassy. The… Read More

  • Cameraphones and magnets and lenses! Oh, my!

    Got yourself a shiny new iPhone or (matte) G1? Wish it had a better camera lens? Like magnets and DIY? Well then you are in luck, my friend! USBfever is selling magnetic, detachable lenses for both of these devices (as well as any gadget with a crappy camera in need of some third-party lens lovin’). Available in wide angle and telephoto (2x zoom) for $16.99 each, and fish-eye for… Read More

  • Leaked: T-Mobile's release schedule for January and February

    If you’re the type of person that likes to be surprised by mobile handset releases, you might want to look away. Also, you might want to stop reading mobile blogs. Also, you’re weird. One of BG’s super sneaks managed to snap a shot of a blurp at the bottom of one of T-Mobile’s employee-only Daily News pages, detailing the next two months of handset releases. What’s… Read More

  • SlingPlayer Mobile for BlackBerry Beta goes live

    As we mentioned a few days ago, the BlackBerry version of Sling Media’s SlingPlayer mobile has entered public beta. If past products are any indication, it’ll go for $30 bucks after a 30-day trial once they’ve worked out all the kinks. In the meantime, however, it’s free – so if you’ve got a Slingbox at home and a BlackBerry in your pocket, go grab it quick. Read More

  • Fennec shaping up to be the mobile browser to beat in '09


    We’ve seen Fennec in an early form before, but apparently the new beta alpha is much more featured, and the promises being made for Mozilla’s mobile browser are going to really shake up the scene if they follow through. Read More

  • Spy shots: Android on OpenMoko hardware


    I swear to god, if you have a real lens (as I can see in the 2nd pic), use manual focus for things like this. I guess beggars can’t be choosers, since this guy is the only one with pics of Android running on the OpenMoko hardware, but jesus! Click on for the rest of the shots — such as they are. Read More

  • Innov8 with AT&T-friendly innards passes through the FCC

    Even without any sort of US Carrier availability, the Samsung Innov8 managed to crack at least one of our Top Picks of 2008 lists. As usual, however, the fact that it’s superb doesn’t equate to it being easy to buy. Fortunately, it looks like that might be changing. Amazon just started peddling the International Version this morning, but with an oh-so-hefty $799 price tag. If… Read More

  • Rumor: Casio Exilim cameraphone coming to Verizon

    Spyshots of a supposed Verizon-branded Casio Exilim camera-phone have surfaced on a Korean blog.  The images (posted by a random forum member) of this rumored clamshell device reveal that it will include a 5.1mp camera…and not much else. Read More