Mobile

 

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Wiz and Waz To the Rescue

    Wiz and Waz To the Rescue

    If you spent all day playing video games you might turn into a blob… or so we’ve been told. But what if to save the universe you need to be a blob? Well, there is a tough question we can’t answer. However, we can tell you that come September this will become more of an issue. In a mobile video game anyway. Eidos Interactive has announced the September launch of SolaRola, where… Read More

  • Robots Plague Mobility City

    Robots Plague Mobility City

    If thumb pounding action and clever robots appeal to you, OrangePixel’s new game, Captain Comet – Attack of the Robots, maybe just what your mobile phone is lacking. Captain Comet is a platform action game that requires skill, intelligence, and patience; all video game virtues. “With Captain Comet we introduce a new mobile hero in a genre more aimed at the real… Read More

  • Nokia’s BL-5C Battery May Add to More Than Just Global Warming

    Nokia’s BL-5C Battery May Add to More Than Just Global Warming

    If drowning polar bears and beached whales concern you, check your Nokia phone battery. The Nokia-branded BL-5C battery has been found to malfunction on rare occasions, and overheat while being charged. This short circuit can cause the batter to dislodge. All BL-5C batteries manufactured by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd. Of Japan manufactured between December 2005 and November 2006… Read More

  • Expanding Profits Require Femtocells Says In-Stat

    Expanding Profits Require Femtocells Says In-Stat

    I was walking to work yesterday and found a video on my phone that proved the existence of Bigfoot. When I tried to replay the evidence for my colleagues in the office, I couldn’t get a signal. No one believed me and I was laughed at. If this has happened to you, you’re not alone. In-Stat research shows that the future for mobile technology will rely on devices that allow… Read More

  • AOL Mobile Search Now in Beta

    AOL Mobile Search Now in Beta

    Need to find movie times, directions to the theater and possibly a place to grab a bite afterward? AOL Mobile Search, which is now in beta, will let you find what you’re seeking on Moviefone, MapQuest and AOL CityGuide, while the Web search functionality is powered by Google. Listings however are by CityGuide, while news and stocks are powered by AOL News. Maybe planning ahead could… Read More

  • Australian Schools Remain Mobile: Students Jump Like Kangaroos with Joy

    Australian Schools Remain Mobile: Students Jump Like Kangaroos with Joy

    As an avid reader of MobileCrunch, you’ll recall yesterday’s article on a possible ban of cell phones from all Australian public schools. Australia is a country that loves to ban things. Law abiding citizens aren’t able to own a gun there, so only criminals have them. Even collectible swords are kept out of the hands of fellow citizens. But school children all over… Read More

  • AT&T and LG Electronics Reveal New Trax Mobile Phone

    AT&T and LG Electronics Reveal New Trax Mobile Phone

    If you like small devices that carry a lot of media devices, AT&T and LG Electronics MobileComm USA. Inc. (LG mobile phones) have announced the new traxTM by LG. At 3.55 ounces, this ultra-thin handset will have the skinniest model wishing she didn’t eat those 150 calories for dinner. All your favorite music can be installed on trax and the device can connect to music subscriptions… Read More

  • I-play Goes All In

    I-play Goes All In

    The national poker craze is showing no signs of letting up, but maybe I just haven’t seen the tell yet. If you’re looking to get in the game you can either try your luck, which we all know won’t get you that far, or you can hone your skills first. I-play may have just dealt you the ticket to a winning hand. Today mobile entertainment content provider I-play announced the… Read More

  • DJ Envy Turns Handsets in Mixtape Players

    DJ Envy Turns Handsets in Mixtape Players

    While many hip-hop fans might not remember the cassette, everyone still knows what the “mixtape.” Now Cellfish Media and DJ Envy, who has an audience of over 10 million fans from his New York-based syndicated Hot 97, and Sirius Satellite Radio’s Hip-Hop Nation, are joining forces to bring the mixtape to cell phones. This new format, dubbed The Mobile Mixtape, will feature… Read More

  • Watchdog Warns Parents About Sexual Predators

    Watchdog Warns Parents About Sexual Predators

    Sprint announced today that Family Watchdog is available free on select Sprint phones. Family Watchdog maps the location of registered sex offenders. Users can view maps of where registered sex offenders live and work from anywhere on Sprint or Nextel networks. Offender photographs, descriptions and conviction records are archived. Individual names can be checked out and active AMBER… Read More

  • AdMob Launches iPhone Mobile Ad Unit

    AdMob Launches iPhone Mobile Ad Unit

    The iPhone apparently is so popular – or at least has the perception of popularity – that advertisers are lining up to get to its users. Thus AdMob announced today that it has launched a new advertising unit to help brands and companies reach the hundreds of thousands of Apple iPhone users. This new ad unit will work with the AdMob network of publishers to monetize their iPhone… Read More

  • Motorola Big in China

    Motorola Big in China

    Motorola announced yesterday contracts with China Mobile Communications Corp, which is part of China Mobile Ltd. The new contracts are worth a cool $394 million for which Motorola has supplied China Mobile with GSM infrastructure equipment including the Horizon II Base stations. This isn’t the first time Motorola has worked with China Mobile, and the two companies have had a relationship… Read More

  • Royal Bank of Scotland Now Offers Mobile Banking

    Royal Bank of Scotland Now Offers Mobile Banking

    This week the Royal Bank of Scotland Group announced that it has launched a new mobile phone banking service, and RBS and NatWest customers will be able to user their handsets to keep track of their accounts from anywhere they have a signal. The service is being provided by MONILINK, which is a joint venture between VocaLINK and Monitise plc. Customers can sign up for the service, which will… Read More

  • Are Mobile Games a Threat?

    Are Mobile Games a Threat?

    Will mobile games open your handset to the dark side? Eric Everson of MyMobiSafe ponders this question over at ZDnet.uk, where he talks about mobile security threats that are open thanks to a little gaming. More specifically Everson is talking about the iPhone, which can play games directly from WAP sites. Everson’s comments are worth a quick read, more importantly because it offers… Read More

  • Single Handedly Keeping AT&T in Business

    Single Handedly Keeping AT&T in Business

    Over at MobileCrunch we thought we talked on mobile phones a lot. Seriously, I’m the sort of guy who would love the idea of using a mobile phone during an eight-hour flight. I’d use that time to catch up with everyone I need to talk to, but when I heard that some iPhone users had received bills more than 100 pages long I was shocked… shocked I tell you! But it gets better; Tasty… Read More

  • iSkype Phone?

    iSkype Phone?

    The news is already all over the Web, but in case you missed it German-based SHAPE Services, has just announced Skype for iPhone, an iPhone-optimized WAP site that will let you make Skype calls on your iPhone through the browser. WiFi isn’t required from what we’ve heard either. The service is free for a limited time so try it while you can! [Via GigaOM] Read More

  • MySpace Partners with Rogers Wireless

    MySpace Partners with Rogers Wireless

    MySpace is going mobile. New Corp’s MySpace has announced a partnership with Canadian wireless carrier Rogers Wireless. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but this partnership will allow Rogers customers using select mobile phones access to MySpace. Customers will be able to access the social networking site to check their pages, edit profiles (just in case you need… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless Retools Mobile Web 2.0

    Verizon Wireless Retools Mobile Web 2.0

    The largest United States wireless provider has just made Mobile Web 2.0 easier to use. An improved interface makes it easier for customers to access the news and e-mails that keep people on the go up-to-date. History is for dusty library shelves, not today’s shakers and movers. Content providers ESPN, Bank of America, USA TODAY, and MapQuest are all still available, but it is much… Read More

  • Mobile Simplifies Marketing in South Africa

    Mobile Simplifies Marketing in South Africa

    The speed of which a mobile marketing campaign can be created and rolled out has made it the preferred method to reach the target audience in South Africa. Unlike print, radio or even television, which all day time to roll out a campaign, mobile ads are being done in days and loaded onto a mobile marketing platform for distribution. While this is true of any part of the world, it is notable… Read More

  • Exercise Your Brain: The Incredible Machine Goes Mobile

    Exercise Your Brain: The Incredible Machine Goes Mobile

    When I took high school physics, I failed the section on complex vectors. If The Incredible Machine had been around at the time, I’d be working for NASA today instead of sitting around in my underwear in front of a computer. Now you can fine tune your synapses by using your mobile phone, thanks to Vivendi Games Mobile. The mobile version of The Incredible Machine is based on Sierra… Read More