The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • eBuddy releases iPhone application with support for push notification

    eBuddy, the Dutch startup behind the eponymous mobile communication tool I dubbed the swiss army knife for instant messaging when it debuted an application for the Android platform last May, is announcing one hell of an iPhone application today. For context: eBuddy is a free mobile app that enables users to communicate with others using AIM, Facebook Chat, ICQ, Gtalk, Windows Live Messenger etc. Read More

  • Goodnight, sweet Mino: Music Video shot end-to-end on an iPhone 3GS Hm – perhaps those iPhone 3GS mounts aren’t as silly as we thought (Not really- they’re still silly.) When videographer Kenny Mosher was tasked with shooting a music video for acoustic-folk band BJSR, he decided to skip… Read More

  • T-Mobile tweets Touch Pro2 launch window, specific launch dates leak

    Skipping the boring formalities of the product announcement process — you know, like a press release — and just gettin’ right into the nitty gritty of things, T-Mobile USA has confirmed by way of Twitter that the Touch Pro2 is on the way to their shelves. The nice folks they are, they went ahead and gave us a launch window! “Summer,” they say. If narrowing things… Read More

  • Kazaa still kicking, brings HD video to the Pre?

    Seriously, we’re just as surprised as you are. Not only is Kazaa somehow still in business, they’re also trying anything they can to set themselves apart from all the other digital music retailers you’d rather use instead of them. Now the property of Brilliant Digital Entertainment, Kazaa is setting its sights on bringing HD movie downloads to the masses (well, the masses… Read More

  • New LG Chocolate gets teased

    Attention, free/cheap phone fans everywhere! Is your LG Chocolate ready to be replaced? Seeing as these things tend to last about 6 months, chances are you’re nodding. Fortunately for you, it looks like a new Chocolate is just around the corner. LG has released a handful of teaser shots, showing off the.. the.. well, showing off absolutely nothing. It has a volume rocker! If… Read More

  • Review: Punch Entertainment kills it with Reign of Swords: Episode 2

    Reign of Swords: Episode 2 won’t reinvent a genre, but it will leave you wondering why more games aren’t made with the same artful precision as this is. Brought to you by Punch Entertainment, Reign of Swords 2 is a rock-solid turn-based strategy (TBS) game for the iPhone, and will provide you with hours upon hours of stimulation (no, not that kind) and entertainment. The game… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson time travels to 1997, returns with "Twiggy"

    Do you miss the good ol’ days of mobile phones? There was none of this touchscreen nonsense going on, and getting applications onto your phone was like solving Section 4 of Kryptos. Better yet, the number pads on many candy bar phones came shrouded by a plastic cover, allowing you all the benefits of a flip phone without actually having to own a flip phone. Because there are a ton of… Read More

  • Japanese cell phones for all: NEC and Panasonic plot overseas sales plans

    Japan, the world’s second largest economy with the third biggest Internet population, and the many, many early adopters of technology inhabiting this nation could be heaven for the domestic cell phone industry. And it was for years, until sales started slowing dangerously (minus 30% last fiscal year), and the overall population is poised to shrink and age dramatically in the… Read More

  • All the mobile Obama videos you can handle, courtesy of Clippz

    Clippz, a fledgling video startup with offices in the UK and Princeton, NJ, offers a platform for mobile videos that eliminates the need for a carrier network. It’s a very basic service: it essentially lets you select your current mobile phone on its website and based on your selection it allows you to download the most fitting version of any mobile video on its platform to your computer. Read More