The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Seesmic for BlackBerry gets updated, pushed to the App World

    While Seesmic has been available for BlackBerry handsets since right around the end of November, it has thus far required you to manually download the application by visiting That’s like what, a million letters to type? Typing is for chumps. Fortunately for all of us lazy-thumbed folks, RIM has just given Seesmic the greenlight for distribution in the BlackBerry… Read More

  • Clink-Clink lets you clink your "drink"

    Even if you’re staying away from the sauce this holiday season, it’d still be nice to be able to clink your glass with everyone else when the toasts go down. Sure, you could just have glass of water – but why do something practical and not absurd when there’s an iPhone app? Read More

  • CrunchDeals: TomTom U.S. iPhone Apps now 30% off

    Either TomTom’s startin’ to feel the burn of the incredibly competitive (and arguably crumbling) navigation app market, or they’re just feeling generous for the holidays. Either way, now’s the time to buy if you were considering snatching up any of TomTom’s U.S. apps. Read More

  • Dazzboard Rolls Out Android Handset Support

    Each time we write about Dazzboard, a browser-based syncing solution for getting photos, videos, and music onto your mobile handset, it’s pretty much a given that someone will comment that it doesn’t support their handset of choice yet. Everyone’s a critic, right? While it still doesn’t support the much clamored-for iPhone or iPod Touch (nor does it seem likely that it… Read More

  • Xperia Pureness now available for those with too much money, not enough sense

    Do you ever find yourself firing caviar cannonballs from your yacht, thinking “Man. I want to buy a really, really basic phone, but only if it costs me an absurd amount so that everyone knows how much money I have.”? Sony Ericsson and Saks Fifth Avenue have you covered. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness is about as basic as can be – hence the “Pureness” name. Read More

  • Vodafone confirms they'll carry the Nokia N900 "soon"

    Good news, everyone! Well, everyone in the UK. Er, everyone in the UK who wants an N900. Vodafone has just officially confirmed by way of press release that they will be carrying the Nokia N900 “soon”. They didn’t throw in any specific dates, nor did they think to mention pricing – but one way or another, it’s coming. Check out the press release after the jump. Read More

  • Palm Pixi hits FCC with EVDO and Wi-Fi

    It looks like a Wi-Fi-enabled version of the Pixi is hitting Verizon next year, at least according to this FCC filing. The filing shows CDMA/1x EVDO and Wi-Fi support along with Bluetooth and matches with the expected P121EWW model number (Sprint’s is P120EWW). Read More

  • Dear AT&T: If your network is so great, why don't you marry it?

    The Gruber does it again. In a point by point analysis of Randall Stross’ article about AT&T not really sucking and actually being great, he points out a few valuable concepts. First, if the iPhone sucks so much on AT&T’s network, why hasn’t AT&T made Apple fix it? Unless AT&T is so afraid of Steve Jobs’ hit squad that it refuses to point out that it… Read More

  • ZOMG The Google Phone Is “Like An iPhone On Beautifying Steroids”

    We told you the Google phone was confirmed. And now some Googler’s seem to be confirming it, too. There is a lot of chatter on Twitter about Google employees with HTC-built unlocked Google Phones running Android 2.1. And the devices look to be coming out in January. We noticed a Twitter message from a Google Program Manager, who writes “Stuck in mass of traffic leaving work post… Read More

  • TomTom wises up, releases $49.99 USA-only GPS app

    Most agree that the original TomTom iPhone app is a tad overpriced at $99 for just the app. That doesn’t include the $119 windshield mount. Esspecially now that Google has made its mark on the GPS market with the free Google Maps Navigation app. And so that brings us to the latest TomTom GPS app. This one is US-only, but only costs $50. Read More

  • Motorola Milestone sells out in the UK in three hours

    After more than a month of listening to their U.S brethren blab about how great the Droid is, folks in the UK finally got the chance to nab its European-doppelganger, the Milestone. Well, for about 3 hours anyway. Read More

  • Stupid teens still text and drive because they're stupid

    Despite the fact that you’d have to be a stupid idiot to still text and drive, plenty of teens in the U.S. still text and drive. “By the time [the police] pull you over, the chances are you are going to be done with your text anyway so they can’t exactly prove that you were texting.” Good thinking there, sport. Read More

  • Real world shots of the xpPhone trickle out, video coming "soon"

    Outside of hardware renders and a few prototype appearances at trade shows, there aren’t a whole lot of photos of the nearly mythical xpPhone — the phone that runs Windows XP or, according to the manufacturer, Windows 7 — floating around. In fact, after hearing next to nothing beyond talks of pre-orders in almost six months, I’d begun to wonder if this thing… Read More

  • Apple Loosens The Reins A Bit, Sends Handslaps Rather Than Rejections

    It’s tough at the top. When you’ve got tens of thousands of developers vying for your acceptance, your every decision is scrutinized and criticized. Such is the case with Apple; if they approve a thousand applications and deny one, that one that got cut off will be the one you hear about. It looks like Apple might be making moves to loosen up their restrictions, if only ever so… Read More

  • Apple Countersues Nokia, Accuses Them Of “Patent Hold-Up”

    In a very concise statement, Apple has let the public know that it has today filed a counter suit against Finnish handset maker Nokia, who at the end of October 2009 took the Cupertino company to court over alleged patent infringement for technology related to its GSM, UMTS, and WiFi “standards”. Read our detailed report here. In its response lawsuit, Apple says Nokia infringes on… Read More

  • RIM to enter China with customized Blackberry

    It took them a while, but now RIM finally is ready to follow Apple and enter the world’s biggest mobile market, China, with the Blackberry. The company issued two press releases in the last days outlining their market entry strategy that’s built upon a strategic partnership with Beijing-based IT service provider Digital China (which is the country’s biggest). Digital China… Read More

  • T-Mobile Starts Rolling Out Carrier Billing Support In The Android Market

    Good news, Android App developers! You can probably expect an uptick in sales this month – and not just because of the Holiday bump. Just in time for the season of spending, T-Mobile has begun to roll out carrier billing support for the Android Market, allowing us all to buy up apps by charging them back to our cell phone bills. Read More

  • Google Mobile iPhone App gets a minor bump

    If the little gleaming update notification badge on the App Store hasn’t already caught your eye, it’s time to update the ol’ Google Mobile app – especially if you’ve got an accent. The biggest change is in how the app gets things done. Where as it used to boot into Safari as soon as you tapped into any search result, they’re now keeping it all within… Read More

  • Surprise! There will be another iPhone next year

    After 3 years of back-to-back new iPhones, it probably doesn’t take a whole lot of guts (or brains, for that matter) to predict that Apple will be announcing a new iPhone in 2010. But when this guy comes along and says that the orders been placed, pretty much all doubt goes out the door. Read More

  • Can't Decide Which Smartphone To Get? Measy Can Help.

    With new smartphones hitting the shelves what seems like each and every week, it’s getting harder and harder to figure out which one’s right for you. Sure, you, dear Tech blog reader, probably know exactly what you want 6 months before it even comes out – but for the vast majority of the population, it’s a big confusing world jam-packed with crazy acronyms and… Read More