Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • 280 North's Atlas bridges the gap between Web Apps and native iPhone applications

    Back when the iPhone first launched and the App Store was still a twinkle in Apple’s eye, the only way to get your goods onto the platform was to develop them as an iPhone-optimized web page – otherwise known as an iPhone Web App. Unable to make use of much of iPhone’s functionality (like the GPS, camera, etc.), Web Apps were quickly considered the inferior option when… Read More

  • Loopt adds "Friends you may know" and advertisements to their iPhone app

    Social networks suck if you can’t find friends that use them. This is especially true for those social networks oriented around sharing your location; for the most part, you end up knowing where you and three other people are before you get bored and give up. Following a trend made popular by Facebook, the mobile social mapping service Loopt has added a “Friends You May… Read More

  • Sprint getting ready to launch the Palm Pre?

    Starting next week, the 12th to be exact, Sprint and Palm are inviting press folk to a series of webcasts to showcase the Palm Pre. This may or may not be an indication that the Pre is getting closer to a launch date, but we wonder if they’ll show us anything new. I mean, if it’s close to launching, why even bother? Fared Adib, Vice President, Device Operations & Logistics… Read More

  • BlackBerry Application Center redubbed as BlackBerry App World

    Way back in October of 2008, RIM announced that they’d be joining in on the App Store game with the launch of an application outlet of their own. While it has yet to see the light of day, RIM is announcing that at least one thing has since been finalized: the name. The temporary “BlackBerry Application Center” moniker has been abandoned, with RIM instead opting for… Read More

  • HTC 2009 Lineup Leak: Now with more specs!

    Just a few weeks back, a massive packet of unannounced HTC handsets spilled out across the internet. Each one would have required far too much work and talent to be fake. When the HTC Magic jumped straight off this list and into our hands, any inklings of doubt were blown away. So, the images were real – but they lacked specs. This morning, specs (or at least details) for around half of… Read More

  • iPhone burninates while charged

    This is an iPhone that just gave up. Apparently this phone, owned by a fellow in Rome, overheated and fused two metal leads together, resulting in a fiery mess and a dead iPhone. There’s only one other report of this happening in Sweden. Read More

  • Palm Treo Pro for Sprint gets dated

    The Treo Pro was supposed to launch in January on Sprint and then it was rumored to launch on the 15th of February, but that never happened either. Then we realized the Pre was coming, so the Treo Pro didn’t matter at all. However, BGR was claiming that a Palm device, presumably the Pre, would be launching on March 15th according to a leaked memo. The Treo Pro was also on that list and… Read More

  • Vodafone To Start Shipping HTC Magic In April

    A tipster points out to Phandroid that the Vodafone website confirms the Android-powered HTC Magic, recently announced, is arriving in April. Here are some of the specs: * HSDPA
    * Built in GPS Navigation
    * 3.0 -4.0 megapixel – (meaning 3.2)
    * GPRS
    * Games
    * Calendar
    * WiFi
    * Full Touch Screen More after the jump. Read More

  • Amazon launches Kindle application for the iPhone

    Not looking to drop $360 bucks on a gadget purposed almost solely for book reading, but still want to partake in Amazon’s new found love for eBooks? You’re not alone – and if you’ve got an iPhone or iPod Touch, you’re in luck. As we’d assumed they would, Amazon has just launched a free Kindle application for Apple’s much-lauded touchscreen. Read More