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The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Microsoft and RIM bringing Windows Live Hotmail/Messenger to Blackberry

    Microsoft and RIM bringing Windows Live Hotmail/Messenger to Blackberry

    Did I miss something? When did Microsoft and RIM become all buddy-buddy? While there were empty rumors that Microsoft was looking to purchase RIM back in September of ’07, I don’t think we’ve seen the two companies in a headline together since. Putting aside the whole matter of being competitors and all, the two have announced that they are collaborating to bring Windows… Read More

  • Eye-Fi adds two new wireless memory cards to their product line-up

    Eye-Fi adds two new wireless memory cards to their product line-up

    Eye-Fi announced two new wireless memory cards today, and they’ve dubbed their original card with a new name. The new line-up: Eye-Fi Explore: The Explore card can automatically locate nearby WiFi networks and geotag your photos using Skyhook’s global Wi-Fi positioning system. It can also automatically connect to any of Wayport’s 10,000+ hotspots (in other words, pretty… Read More

  • Apple halts online iPhone sales, stores out of stock

    Apple halts online iPhone sales, stores out of stock

    In a move which seems totally out of character for them, Apple has stopped selling iPhones through their online store. No “Out of Stock” message or anything to indicate why – they’ve simply removed the “Buy” button. While this doesn’t absolutely indicate that the 3G iPhone is dropping soon, it .. what am I saying? It definitely indicates that a 3G… Read More

  • NYU Med Student links doctors in Ghana through cell phone network

    NYU Med Student links doctors in Ghana through cell phone network

    If you’ve ever had to rely on multiple doctors tag teaming an ailment, chances are it wasn’t the smoothest process. Between the Doctor-Patient privacy laws and the half dozen middle men involved, the process almost assuredly hit a snag or two along the way. Now, take away the widespread internet access that allows for instant communication – the process would grind to a… Read More

  • John Gruber on Blackberry vs iPhone

    John Gruber on Blackberry vs iPhone

    With just around a month to go before the iPhone 2.0 software hits, does RIM have reason to sweat? Apple pundit extraordinaire and co-creator of the Markdown syntax, John Gruber, thinks they might. He brings up a pretty big point: once the iPhone gains its enterprise wings, won’t it do just about everything Blackberry users call for? Push email? Check. Remote wipe? Check. Calendar… Read More

  • O-FONE offers SIP VoIP client for Symbian S60, claims to be the first

    O-FONE offers SIP VoIP client for Symbian S60, claims to be the first


    Switzerland-based O-FONE (not to be confused with Microsoft’s oPhone) has released a SIP VoIP client for Symbian’s S60 platform. Perhaps more interesting than the client itself is their claim that they’re the first to bring SIP support to S60 devices. From this page: “Download the first Symbian mobile SIP client in world” [sic] Unless they mean the first… Read More

  • The iFund Has Competition: $150 Million Blackberry Fund To Be Announced Soon

    The iFund Has Competition: $150 Million Blackberry Fund To Be Announced Soon

    The platform wars are going mobile. Whether it’s the iPhone, Blackberry, Android or Windows Mobile, the mobile platform that will win in the end will be the one with the best and broadest collection of applications. To give developers a little extra financial motivation, funds are being set up to invest in them. Google announced a $10 million Android challenge back in November… Read More

  • Stream WFMU Radio to your iPhone via web app

    Stream WFMU Radio to your iPhone via web app

    New Jersey’s WFMU (arguably one of the best radio stations in the country) is now streaming to iPhones and iPod Touches via a web app. As it’s a web app and not a full blown application, it’s available to everyone – including all twelve people who still haven’t jailbroken their iPhones. The stream comes in two flavors: 128k for streaming over a WiFi connection… Read More

  • South Koreans Save on Paper with their Cell Phones

    South Koreans Save on Paper with their Cell Phones

    With all the talk of going green this year, South Koreans are using their cell phones to save on the use of small slips of paper that can mount up. Retailers are sending coupons, gift certificates, movie tickets and other such things to a customer’s mobile phone. The message sent to a customer has a picture of a barcode that can be scanned by the retailer.

    “People can actually… Read More

  • Talk about the world around you with GeoGraffiti

    Talk about the world around you with GeoGraffiti

    Now in public beta, GeoGraffiti is a free “Verbal Bulletin Board” that allows you to record and share location-specific voice notes, or “Voice Marks”, whether you’re on the go or in front of your computer. Find a new coffee shop that you love? Call up GeoGraffiti, and leave a Voice Mark to let the world know. Want to warn people where the crack houses are? Read More

  • Tag the World With GeoGraffiti

    Tag the World With GeoGraffiti

    Now in public beta, GeoGraffiti is a free “Verbal Bulletin Board” that allows you to record and share location-specific voice notes, or “Voice Marks”, whether you’re on the go or in front of your computer. Find a new coffee shop that you love? Call up GeoGraffiti, and leave a Voice Mark to let the world know. The uses are pretty interesting: traffic cam warnings… Read More

  • Meet Greg Kumparak, the New MobileCrunch Editor

    Meet Greg Kumparak, the New MobileCrunch Editor

    Introducing yourself is always kind of awkward, isn’t it? It’s tough to try to explain who you are without coming off as cocky or arrogant. I usually tend to go straight from my name to how incredible I am at skee-ball, which for some reason turns people away. My name is Greg Kumparak, and I’m the new editor for MobileCrunch. I hail from San Luis Obispo, land of tri-tip… Read More

  • Yahoo! Go 3.0 now available for Windows Mobile

    Yahoo! Go 3.0 now available for Windows Mobile

    While Yahoo! Go 3.0 has been available for most popular smartphone platforms for a few months now, Windows Mobile support has been sorely lacking. Fear not, WinMo users – your days of Yahoo! Go 3.0 fun time are here. Windows Mobile phones have been added to Yahoo! Go’s big ol’ list of supported devices. If you haven’t already, be sure to check it out. It comes with… Read More

  • Meet Greg Kumparak, the new MobileCrunch editor

    Meet Greg Kumparak, the new MobileCrunch editor

    Introducing yourself is always kind of awkward, isn’t it? It’s tough to try to explain who you are without coming off as cocky or arrogant. I usually tend to go straight from my name to how incredible I am at skee-ball, which for some reason turns people away. My name’s Greg Kumparak, and I’m the new editor for MobileCrunch. I hail from San Luis Obispo, land of… Read More

  • Get you a free eee PC

    Get you a free eee PC


    PowerupMobile in the UK is offering an Asus eee PC with their T-Mobile broadband package, an extremely interesting move from an industry that usually focused on subsidizing cellphones. Sadly, the models they’re offering don’t have WWAN — you use the T-Mobile USB dongle, though, so it’s basically the same thing — but it’s definitely something to consider… Read More

  • Cablevision to Build Wireless Broadband Network in U.S.

    Cablevision to Build Wireless Broadband Network in U.S.

    With much of the buzz these days about WiMax wireless broadband, Cable TV provider Cablevision Systems announced plans today to offer high-speed wireless Internet service to its customers. The network will use existing infrastructure but instead of building WiMax it will use Wi-Fi technology. It will cost the company about $100 per customer in its largest coverage area, on Long Island and… Read More

  • Intel Wins Piece of Swedish Spectrum

    Intel Wins Piece of Swedish Spectrum

    Intel won a piece of the Swedish airwaves and announced today that it plans to develop a nationwide WiMax network. Intel paid $26 million for a 15-year license and hopes to make money by selling microchips that a WiMax network will need. Intel business developer Carl-Daniel Norenberg said the company is looking for partners to build and operate the network, but that Intel will rent out the… Read More

  • Pope Will Text Message to Reach the Youth

    Pope Will Text Message to Reach the Youth

    Pope Benedict XVI will text message thousands of young Catholics this July during World Youth Day (WYD) in Sydney, Australia. It is hoped this will help the pontiff communicate better with a younger audience. It is estimated that 225,000 young Catholics will attend the World Youth Day that starts on July 15 and continues for six days. The Pope will send daily inspirational messages during the… Read More

  • Clearwire and Sprint Nextel to Create New Company

    Clearwire and Sprint Nextel to Create New Company


    Clearwire and Sprint Nextel announced today that the two companies will collaborate to create a new telecommunications company with assets starting at $14.55 billion. The venture is to be called Clearwire and will receive a $3.2 billion investment from Intel, Google, Comcast, Time Warner and Bright House Networks. Sprint Nextel will control 51% of shares in the new company. Existing… Read More

  • HTC’s Diamond may Rough-up iPhone

    HTC’s Diamond may Rough-up iPhone

    High Tech Computer (HTC) announced the HTC Touch Diamond today. The Touch Diamond utilizes 3G (third generation) mobile technology. The device runs Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and has a touch screen that can be used one-handed. Apple hasn’t said when it will launch a 3G phone, but the company is expected to do so later this year. Starting this June, the Touch Diamond will… Read More