Mobile

 

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • 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

  • Juniper Research: Mobile Social Networking Set to Explode

    Juniper Research: Mobile Social Networking Set to Explode

    User-generated content revenue could rise tenfold by 2012 says a new report from Juniper Research, which predicts that this rise could come mainly from social networking, dating and personal content delivery services. This could meant hat globally, end-user generated revenues from these sites will increase from $572million this year to more than $5.7billion in 2012. And social networking… Read More

  • Chinese Pirates Copy iPhone

    Chinese Pirates Copy iPhone

    There are a few certain truths in life, and one of them is anything that can be made cheaply and sold for a profit will be pirated in China! We’re hearing that Chinese pirates, who have copied video games, golf clubs and perfume, have now cloned the iPhone. But not only that… they’ve supposedly made it better by including a Linux-based OS on board. This has allowed the… Read More

  • EA Mobile Takes the Field With Madden NFL 08; Introduces New Bejeweled for Mobile

    EA Mobile Takes the Field With Madden NFL 08; Introduces New Bejeweled for Mobile

    This week professional football season begins, at least in the video game arena from EA Mobile. In addition to the release of the console and PC versions of the annual gridiron game, Madden NFL 08 will be available on mobile handsets; complete with all 32 real NFL teams with updated rosters and team-specific playbooks. This year’s game will include commentary by Al Michaels and John… Read More

  • School Ban of Mobile Phones Down Under

    School Ban of Mobile Phones Down Under

    There is a new call for a banning of mobile phones at schools in Australia. Not because of fears of cheating or excessive gabbing, but rather because students are using the phones to film their own mini-versions of “Romper Stomper.” In New South Wales government schools filed 25 reports of police regarding incidents involving video-equipped mobile handsets over a six-month… Read More