Mobile

 

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Mobilised Re-launchised

    Mobilised Re-launchised

    We’re getting word that social bookmarking site Moblised has re-launched, or should we say re-launchised. The site will allow users to submit and tag links in various ways, while others can vote, comment and save to their favorites. In the future tag links can even be shared with friends, and of course the emphasis of all this is on the mobile Web, so users are “encouraged” to… Read More

  • Discuss What You See With Phoja

    Discuss What You See With Phoja

    This Labor Day weekend marks the 15th anniversary since I moved to New York City from the Midwest. In that time I’ve seen stuff that you’d only see in New York (or maybe Las Vegas or Venice Beach). In that time I’ve seen the rolling blading nuns, the jogging Elvis and a sad homeless woman whose only attire were garbage bags (the final one I’ve heard is a hoax, she’s… Read More

  • Mobile Phone Propaganda

    If you are interested in propaganda, you may already be following Propaganda III, a world art tour of the best poster propaganda art there is. The tour accepts entries from all over and doesn’t discriminate as to content. Some exhibits are anti-war, left bent or virally anti-Semitic. The artist can be fascists, communist, or somewhere in between. All entries are based on their merit not… Read More

  • Check your Social Heart with Bluepulse

    Bluepulse, a social networking application that was started in Australia, has entered the U.S. market with the help of $6 million from VantagePoint Venture Partners. Bluepulse enables users to communicate and meet new people through one-to-one and broadcast messaging, profiles, picture and video sharing, chat and a wide range of mobile widgets. In its beta phase, it already has over 2 million… Read More

  • Handmark Grabs I-play’s Mobile Games

    Handmark, a global distributor of mobile media has teamed up with I-play, a leader in mobile entertainment. Handmark now has the rights to distribute many of I-play’s most successful game titles worldwide for BlackBerry devices, through Handmark’s global distribution channels. Handmark will handle distribution of such popular titles as The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo, which has topped… Read More

  • Canadians Hear Second Voice

    Are you one of those split personality types who has to be so connected that you carry two mobile phones? Such creatures do roam our streets, talking loudly and often incoherently into a device held up to the ear. While chatting away, a similar device displayed prominently on the belt will invariably ring, causing confusion and frustration. Canada’s largest cell phone carrier, Rogers… Read More

  • Mobiseer Makes Mobile Web Tracking Easy

    There are over 1 million mobile Web sites available for your viewing pleasure. But keeping track of your favorites and sharing them with your friends can become tedious. The good people at Nubiq have launched a free beta service called Mobiseer which can help you tangle with all those Web sites. Mobiseer is a Web 2.0 service that allows users to bookmark, tag, share and personalize their favorite… Read More

  • Ovi Knocking at the Door

    Today Nokia announced its new Internet services brand, Ovi. (Ovi is Finnish for door). Nokia’s new Internet service will include Nokia Music Store, N-Gage and Nokia Maps. Music and maps can be downloaded from Nokia Music Store and Nokia Maps. As reported yesterday on MobileCrunch (The Return of Frankenphone), N-Gage is a mobile phone gaming service. All three services can be used on-the-go… Read More

  • Local Youth Charities get a Boost

    Boost Mobile, a division of Sprint Nextel, is offering its Unlimited by Boost to local youth charities for free. Unlimited by Boost is a mobile phone service that lets customers in parts of California and Texas make unlimited local and long distance calls from their home calling area for a fixed monthly price. Youth charities in these areas can signup for a year’s worth of this service for… Read More

  • Mobile Game News: Castlevania Coming from Konami, Capcom's Devil on Deck, I-play rushes to the ER

    Mobile Game News: Castlevania Coming from Konami, Capcom's Devil on Deck, I-play rushes to the ER

    In mobile game news this week, Konami has announced that it will develop content specially for mobile phones based on the company’s popular videogame brands, with new storylines and original music. The first of these will be Castlevania: Order of Shadows for the mobile platform, which will arrive on September 18 on major carriers including AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Networks. “As a… Read More

 
  • Free Text Messaging from Yahoo!

    Yahoo!, one of the largest Web mail services, will now provide free mobile phone text messaging for users. Yahoo! Mail now allows users to send free text messages to mobile phone numbers in the Untied States, Canada, India and the Philippines. Instant messaging and enhanced e-mail services have also been added. The new Yahoo! Mail allows people to connect in real-time to their contacts in Yahoo! Read More

  • FlickIM’s Democratic Development

    FlickIM, a company that went into service on July 15, 2007, listens to its subscribers and adds services to its AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) chat application that is tailored for the iPhone through democratic methods. Users can send lists of services that they would like to see provided on the application and FlickIM adds the most popular services. FlickIM has recently added text messaging, email… Read More

  • The Return of Frankenphone

    The Return of Frankenphone

    In 2003 Nokia launched the N-Gage, a taco-shaped video game and mobile phone hybrid. The device was so poorly designed that it got the nickname Frankenphone. The battery actually had to be removed to insert a game cartridge. To make a call, the bulky N-Gage had to be hoisted up to the head and held sideways. Sales were so poor that Nokia stopped making the N-Gage in 2005. Since then the worldwide… Read More

  • Zannel Gets Ripe

    Zannel, a company that specializes in mobile phone social networking has teamed up with Ripe Digital Entertainment, a provider of photo and video clips. Zannel users can now watch and share favorite clips and videos with friends by utilizing Zannel’s Send-To-Phone player. “The demand for instant entertainment on mobile phones is at an all-time high and Zannel is dedicated to filling… Read More

  • Truphone Tones In

    Truphone Tones In

    This week Truphone introduced their new InTones service, which is free for both callers and recipients. This new feature offers a selection of ringtone sounds that their calls where hear. The choices are rock, jazz, bluegrass, hip-hop, ska, disco, Euro house, “standard” and something called Truphone. These InTones are played by the Truphone servers before the call is connected. Read More

  • Action Engine Shifts into Mobile High Gear

    Action Engine Shifts into Mobile High Gear

    There are more than 700 wireless devices on the market in U.S. today estimates the CTIA, and that means a lot of options for mobile content providers. So is now the time for action? Well it is according to Action Engine Corporation of Bellevue, Washington, which announced support for Windows Mobile 6.0 powered devices including the T-Mobile DASH and WING phones. “Device support is the most… Read More

  • 3D Legos for your Mobile Phone

    When I was in grade school I had a friend who had a set of Legos that we played with for hours at a time. When I asked for my own set for Christmas, I was disappointed to open a set of cheap knockoffs called Lock Blocks. Thanks to the good people at Emdigo, I can finally overcome my disappointment with LEGO 3D Action Screens. Emdigo is a company founded by a group of graphics and video game… Read More

  • Step Aside 700 MHz 60 GigaHz Approaching Fast

    Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology are working with extremely high radio frequencies that have already achieved broad bandwidth and high data transmission rates over short distances. The hope is that within three years 60 gigahertz (60 GHz) can be broadcast over vast networks like lower frequencies that are now being utilized. This could create a revolution in new mobile… Read More

  • Pirates take iPhone as a Prize

    MobileCrunch reported earlier this month that Chinese Pirates Copy (the) iPhone. Not to be undone by China, American pirates have unlocked the iPhone booty chest. 17-year-old George Hotz spent 500 hours this summer with a twelve-pounder soldering iron and a T-Mobile SIM card grappling hook to steal AT&T’s and Apple’s pieces-of-eight. Other pirates also claim to have cracked… Read More

  • Vodafone Adds Internet Service

    Vodafone Adds Internet Service

    Want better mobile Internet access? Well, moving to the British Isles might be in order, or at least a trip to Ireland and the U.K. Vodafone has announced that has teamed up with Google, Myspace, eBay and YouTube in an effort to provide a more enhanced and robust service with those sites. Additionally Vodafone mobile Internet users will access compressed and rearranged content of these and other… Read More