The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Personalize Your Ownskin

    It seems like everyone wants to be an individual, or at least and individual that goes along with the crowd. To this end OwnSkin is a new user-generated mobile theme community that lets people personalize their mobile handsets. In additional the usual stuff, there are plenty of wall papers, themes and other goodies that you can download and install. From the look of it a lot of the content… Read More

  • Yeigo Goes Mobile 6.0

    We’re getting word that Yeigo, the VoIP and IM service for mobile handsets, is now supported on Windows Mobile 6.0. The software app has been available for Windows 5.0 since February, and now the mobile VoIP solution is up and ready to go for Windows Mobile 6.0. The team offers some insight on the Yeigo Blog. Read More

  • Vivendi Games Mobile Announces Second-Half ’07 Game Titles

    The major players in the electronic entertainment industry are bringing out the big guns when it comes to mobile games. With a mobile phone in nearly everyone’s pocket that’s a bigger market than the current generation of consoles combined! Vivendi Games Mobile has announced their second half line up, and it is an impressive one. This includes titles that are original properties… Read More

  • Verizon Offers Mobile Payments

    If you’re one of those people who has deadbeat friends that never seems to have cash, you can ask for that $5 back if they’re a Verizon Wireless subscriber. As our sister site at Crunchgear is reporting Verizon is adding mobile payment options, which means that customers can use their handsets to send money to each other using a service from Obopay Inc. This service will be… Read More

  • Alltel and Mobile Complete Launch Virtual Testing Lab

    Today Alltel and Mobile Complete announced the launch of the Alltel Virtual Developer Lab, a new remote testing service, which gives developers Mobile Complete’s remote handset and access technology. This allows real-time access to phones on the Alltel CDMA network, and now the entire development community can interact with these devices just as if the phones were physically in their… Read More

  • JAJAH Introduces Free Global Calling That Isn’t Skype

    Could a Skype killer be on the horizon? Possibly, according to the developers at JAJAH. The company has announced its No Headset campaign, and Web site, with the slogan “You Liked Skype, You’ll Love JAJAH.” This campaign is being launched to increase public awareness for the JAJAH service, and users are being rewarded with official clothing if they “creatively dispose… Read More

  • SEVEN Pushes E-mail for Telefónica

    Push it, push it real good. That’s the word from SEVEN, a developer of push e-mail software. Today SEVEN announced the availability of push e-mail software for a variety of mobile phones and smartphones including the Nokia N95 to the Mail Movistar Empresas and Mail Movistar Profesional services, which are provided through the mobile unit of Telefónica in Spain. This will provide… Read More

  • Orange UK Partners with PhoneSpots

    Orange UK, a mobile provider of phone service and directory assistance, and PhoneSpots, a provider of mobile advertising technology for the local search market, have announced a partnership. Orange has selected PhoneSpots’ mobile advertising exchange to deliver enhanced listing information and targeted advertising to mobile phones that call the popular “118 000” directory. A… Read More

  • Google to Bring SMS Search to China

    Searching for anything in China can be a long and somewhat complicated process, but we’re hearing that mobile searches might just a bit easier, as Google has announced plans to add mobile messaging functions to its online search in China. The message service will likely be free, especially as Google is interested in building marketshare. With a billion people that could be a huge market… Read More

  • The Fast and The Furious Races to Third Screen

    The fourth title in The Fast and the Furious has just rolled onto the mobile platform. Since being launched in 2004 this franchise has been quite successful, pulling away with seven million paid downloads. And the latest title is available this week through an agreement with Universal Mobile Entertainment and I-Play. The Fast and the Furious: Fugitive is based on the time between the two… Read More

  • MSN Mobile Portal Redesigned

    This week Microsoft officially unveiled the new face for MSN Mobile, which features a completely redesigned look. The portal offers access to e-mail, news, sports, entertainment, local movie listings, maps and directions and other Windows Live services including Windows Live Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger, Live Search and Windows Live Spaces. The content includes access to up-to-date content… Read More

  • 4INFO Closes Round of Funding

    Today 4INFO has announced that it has completed a $10 million Series D found of funding led by Gannet, Co. Inc. Since the carefree days of VC money flowing are a thing of the past, we’re certain 4INFO will put this funding to good use, and the company plans to use the money for product development and to expand its sales and distribution teams, while trying to grow into a profitable… Read More

  • Innaworks Introduces alcheMO

    Software development on mobile has been essentially divided among two camps including Java ME (Java Micro Edition) and BREW, and this has made development difficult as software creators had to basically make two versions. Innaworks hopes to reduce the effort a bit with their new alcheMo, an automated Java ME to BREW porting solution, which the company is showcasing this week at the BREW… Read More

  • Offers Free Device-Optimized Mobile Video Downloads hopes to use their “Cascade” technology to let users “sideload” optimized video clips from the Internet to a mobile device, thus bypassing mobile carriers. We like the sound of this, and could be one to watch. The site deploys their proprietary (but still patent-pending) tech to deliver the video to more than 150 specific mobile video players… Read More

  • AT&T Cell Phones, Now with Live Video

    At the NXTcomm trade conference this morning AT&T Chairman Randall Stephenson announced live video sharing on their 3G enabled handsets. If both users have a compatible handset and are in a 3G coverage area, you can invite the callee to see your video by just pressing your camera button. The functionality is based on Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem and runs on compatible phones such… Read More

  • Fring Comes To Windows Mobile

    As our sister site at Crunchgear is reporting, Fring is getting about to announce that their free VoIP service will be able for Windows Mobile devices, including Windows Mobile series 5.0 and 6.0 handsets and PDAs. Watch their own blog for more details. Fring Read More

  • Glu Opens New Offices in Europe and China

    Glu Mobile is set to take on the world, or so it seems. We’re hearing that the company has opened a new development studio in Beijing, China, which is headed by Kim Daniel Arthur, former head of the Glu studio in London. This will allow Glu Mobile to expand in China and other Asian markets. Additionally, Glu Mobile is set to open offices in Milan, Italy and Madrid, Spain. It’s a… Read More

  • Get Alerted For Your Auctions

    If you’re an eBay user, you already know that the final minutes can be the hardest part. Is someone going to jump in and snipe, will you have to put in a last second bid, and do you really want to pay THAT MUCH for that used Rolling Stones concert T-shirt from 1971? And don’t get me started about realizing you’re at dinner and the auction is going to end! The only feeling… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless Files Lawsuit Against Telemarketers to Mobile

    Verizon Wireless said it filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J. against several Miami-based companies and individuals for leaving pre-recorded messages in Spanish through an unwanted and illegal telemarketing campaign. The defendants: Mega Travel Inc., Mega Travel, All Star Market Corp., Chile Insider Corp. are Miami-based agencies conducting travel-related… Read More

  • Turn Any Phone into an iPhone

    Apple fanboys aren’t the only one’s getting giddy over the iPhone. Opera has released a 4.0 beta browser (as we just reported) with 100% more iPhone, commercial parody and all. The new browser brings the iPhone’s surf and zoom web browser to even the humblest handset. More than 15 million people already have Opera installed on their handsets, according to their press release. Read More