The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Android Donut dropping later this summer?

    We did say that T-Mobile would be dropping one more major update this year for Android devices and it looks like The Weather Channel is quasi confirming that. In an interview with the Android Guys, TWC revealed that they’ve been working with Donut (2.0) and that their next update is slated for late summer. The TWC dev team chimed in that 2.0 is much more stable and that the OS has… Read More

  • Nokia N86 coming to America, but does anyone care?

    Remember this guy? Me either. Nokia just announced that the 8-megapixel N86 will be hitting stateside with a $558 price tag. No thanks, Nokia. The award winning Nokia N86 8MP, the most advanced Nokia imaging device, is coming to the United States. With its eight megapixel camera, dual LED flash and Carl Zeiss Optics, the Nokia N86 8MP will allow US consumers to carry a true replacement for… Read More

  • Absolut wants to get you crunk with Drinkspiration

    This could be the most ridiculous or ingenious app of all time. It’s silly, really, but I thought I’d share it with you guys. Now you can show your friends on Twitter and Facebook just how big of a lush you are. Just watch the demo video. Drinkspiration is available now for the iPhone (iTunes). An Android app is in the works and will be available soon. Read More

  • Android gets a torrent-monitoring app, but it still has a long way to go

    One of the abilities of smartphones I’ve always coveted is the ability to peek in at your torrents and see how they’re doing. Is that movie finished? Is anyone downloading that pack of videos I put up? These are questions that demand answers while you’re waiting in line at the coffee shop three minutes from your house. Well, Android has a promising young app called… Read More

  • Verizon to open up GPS on the Omnia

    We just got word from Verizon that they’re planning on opening up the GPS on the Omnia to third parties soon. How soon? Really soon. As in within the hour. No longer bound to VZ Navigator, you should be able to use just about any WinMo 6.1-friendly navigation app you can dig up. Freedom! Verizon’s word: “…new software for the Samsung Omnia will be available within… Read More

  • G1 Rumors: Visual Voicemail? Check. Exchange email? Ehhh.

    For some, these latest rumors are a reason to celebrate. For others, it’s time for sorrow. That’s why I used the “Happy face/sad face” theater clown masks. It’s symbolic. The usually accurate TmoNews says they’ve got it on good word that G1 owners have a new toy to get excited about: T-Mobile Visual Voicemail. According to their tipster, visual voicemail… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson posts fourth quarterly loss

    Let’s pour a little out for Sony Ericsson because if they’re not dead now they’re dying rapidly. The phone maker posted a loss of $300 million for Q2, it’s fourth consecutive quarter of lagging earnings. What’s the problem? They’re not releasing anything anyone wants. The X1 was a dud and the rest of their new line hasn’t been announced yet. Read More

  • The LG BL40 is real, is long

    If there were any doubts in your mind that the LG BL40 (otherwise known as “the longest phone in the entire world”) video that got out a few days ago was anything but real, let them be cast away. Pictures of the BL40, which may or may not be the new Chocolate (and might also be called the LG Oh-God-where-the-hell-do-I-store-this-thing), have made their way onto a German phone… Read More

  • Blizzard's World of Warcraft Armory App for iPhone looks darn good

    This is the only World of Warcraft iPhone App you’ll ever need. Blizzard has just released World of Warcraft Mobile Armory, which gives players of the game full access to the Armory. (The Armory tracks player and item stats and the like. It’s essential for “real” players of the game.) So add this App with a few trips to WoW Wiki and Thottbot, and you’re a mobile… Read More