The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • This kre-8 cellphone concept is only for music buffs

    This is one of the better concepts I’ve seen ’round these parts, and I see plenty of them. It’s called the kre-8 (the name could use some work, yes), and it’s a cellphone designed, as it were, for those who fancy themselves as DJs, music creators, etc. Read More

  • Nokia E75 photo quality samples trickle out – what do you think?

    We’re not sure whether the big-wigs over in Finland gave this one the greenlight, but a series of photos taken by a prototype E75 have escaped their owner’s cubicle and landed on the internets. We certainly hope he got this approved, seeing as how one of the photo samples is his badge. Read More

  • TetherBerry: The extremely easy BlackBerry tethering app

    Tethering a mobile phone to a laptop was once was a laborious adventure into the depths of forums and hack sites. Eventually though, the task become a bit easier with just a few settings on both the phone and the notebook, but TetherBerry makes it even easier. Like stupid easy. Read More

  • Latest OS updates for BlackBerry Bold and 8900 leak out

    Attention BlackBerry users- Just wanted to let the Bold users know that the latest official OS, v4.6.0.414, has been released in Austria, but works with all carrier models. According to one BlackBerry Forum user this update seems to improve the browser and adds a bit of extra memory among other things. You can grab 414 here, but if you’re not sure what you’re doing then follow… Read More

  • Jailbreakers Junction: Cydia Store and others to sell apps outside of the App Store

    Long before the launch of Apple’s official App Store, Jay Freeman (otherwise known as Saurik) unleashed Cydia, an open repository of third-party applications for jailbroken iPhones and iPod Touches. If you knew the right server addresses (or “Sources”), you could get just about anything. Sure, some folks use it for getting around that whole “paying for stuff”… Read More

  • Carnival Hammer for the iPhone – this won't end well.

    Step right up, ladies and gentleman! Test your strength and potentially break the hell out of your iPhone! Carnival Hammer is a new game for the iPhone that simulates.. well, a carnival hammer. You know, that game where you smash a little pad with an awkwardly weighted hammer to try and impress your lady friend with your smash-a-little-pad-with-an-awkwardly-weighted-hammer skills? Read More

  • Myspace for BlackBerry gets updated to v1.5

    Not looking the soon-to-be-released Facebook for BlackBerry v1.5 get all the glory, Myspace has gone and loosed v1.5 of their own application. Our BlackBerry handset is giving us all sorts of trouble right now, so we’re not having any luck testing it out for ourselves – so let us know in the comments how it is. Read More

  • Nokia confirms that the 5800 XpressMusic is ready to return to the shelves

    Calling the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic’s North American launch a rough start would be a bit of an understatement. After inventory issues, faulty speakers, and reports of connectivity woes, it looks like the 5800 might be returning to the shelves soon. Nokia has issued a statement confirming that the lingering 3G issues were caused by improper firmware configuration, and have since been fixed. Read More

  • Leaked shots of new Instinct hit the webs

    What could this be? Spy shots of the new Instinct? It seems that brave forum-goer Phonetec got his hands on Samsung’s latest and took a few snaps with his Blackberry. He says it’s smaller, more lightweight, and that the interface is the same. Well! How exciting! I certainly like the new look a lot more. We’ll have more info and/or pictures as soon as we get ‘em. Read More

  • Press shots of the Moto RUSH 2 leak out

    The Moto RUSH 2 confuses us a bit. It’s not exactly gorgeous, but it’s not terribly ugly. It doesn’t look dirt cheap, but it doesn’t look like something we’d expect to pay more than $99 bucks out the door for. One of the product shots implies it has a touchscreen (note the on-screen dialer), but it’s a tiny one. It’s as if Motorola set out to make the… Read More

  • Ballmer on WinMo: We need to hurry up

    It’s a tough time to be an IT guy in charge of mobile right now. Employees go home and get their daily dose of Apple from their friends, family, and television, and come back to work wondering why they’re still using Windows Mobile. At Microsoft’s CIO Summit yesterday, a member of the audience took the opportunity to grill Steve Ballmer on the matter: Read More

  • HTC Magic gets spotted in black

    Not diggin’ the vanilla look of the HTC Magic that was shown during the announcement? Looking for something a bit more stealth? Like the yin to the white model’s yang, an all black model of the HTC Magic has hit the floor at this week’s CeBIT show in Germany. Like the model we saw at MWC, this version isn’t quite final – the narrow buttons will be replaced with… Read More

  • Yahoo’s Inquisitor Makes Search Shine On The iPhone

    Last May, Yahoo acquired a startup called Inquisitor which offers a search plug-in for all the major browsers. Today, Inquisitor is available as an iPhone app and it shows how certain features, such as Yahoo’s Search Assist, really shine on a mobile device where you want to keep your typing to a minimum. When you start typing a search in Inquisitor, a list of suggested keywords… Read More

  • The other football: Fox Soccer Channel starts text message alert service

    Starting tomorrow, Fox Soccer Channel boldly enters the year 2004, figuring out this whole “text message thing.” The channel, of which I’m a huge fan, will start a text message service that will remind fans of upcoming matches, team news, etc. It’s your standard sports news service, but one tailored to FSC’s niche. Imagine things like “Don’t miss Inter v. Read More

  • Palm Pre delayed?

    Some guy over at some blog is spouting off about the Pre being officially delayed. He says a Palm design employee tipped him off “that the Pre is officially delayed.” Palm went on the defensive this morning on Twitter and said it was still on track for first half of 2009. Yeah, because the Pre was dated in the first place, right? Tinycomb via ZDnet Read More

  • First images of the BlackBerry 9630 aka Niagara emerge

    Well, there it is, kids. The image is real small so, we’re not able to dissect it, but there she be in between a Bold and 8900. Get excited Verizon subscribers. You won’t have to deal with that craptacular Storm much longer. via CrackBerry Read More

  • Blackberry App World minimum paid price set at $2.99

    RIM took the wraps off of App World yesterday and now we are getting the first taste of what’s to come. It seems that the minimum paid tier (apps can be free, btw) for an app is $2.99, which is catching some of us off guard as Apple’s App Store has been widely successfully with $.99 and $1.99 apps. That extra dollar might make people stop and think about purchasing the app rather… Read More

  • 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