The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Think the HTC Hero is coming T-Mobile?

    Don’t count on it. Earlier today at the T-Mobile myTouch 3G event in NYC, T-Mobile’s CTO Cole Brodman flat out said that T-Mobile USA has no plans to bring the Hero stateside. *sad clown* Did you think that it was coming to a GSM carrier because of that FCC filing? We’ve heard it’s going to Sprint, so who really knows. However, Brodman did say that T-Mobile will be… Read More

  • T-Mobile goes bonkers with the myTouch accessories

    Ohhhh – so thats why T-Mobile ignored all of the good names, instead opting to call their HTC Magic the “myTouch“: because they’re working the customizability angle. And boy, are they working it hard. At today’s myTouch event, folks were given a USB stick with a little sneak-peek at what T-Mo had up their sleeve in terms of add-on toys. Read More

  • LG GC990 "Louvre" revealed, said to be just a "concept"

    What’s this about a 12-megapixel, HD video recording cell phone unveiled in Warsaw? If you’re to believe LG, then the GC990 Louvre is merely a concept at this point. Under the hood of said concept is a 12-megapixel camera with Schneider-Kreuznach optics, xenon flash, and auto/touch focus. But the big reveal is the ability to record 720p video at 30fps. Other features on the… Read More

  • T-Mobile myTouch 3G pre-order available for T-Mobile customers

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m going to dump my BlackBerry Curve for the myTouch 3G. Yes, I realize I’ve said that about the Palm Pre, iPhone 3GS and even the Sidekick LX (2009), but I’m serious this time. I think. Many of you are actually going to upgrade or switch to the myTouch 3G and if you’re an existing T-Mobile customer, you can… Read More

  • Layar opens up to developers, debuts API for mobile augmented reality platform

    SPRXmobile, the startup behind Layar, the mobile augmented reality browser for Android, is moving fast. Barely three weeks after launching its application too much fanfare (see my video interview with the company’s co-founder Raimo van der Klein for more context), it is opening up its platform by handing out keys for its just launched API to a select number of developers. Interested… Read More

  • 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

  • Meet Cherry, the unified Wi-Fi / GSM network operator that introduces automatic handover

    The chances of me being genuinely amazed at something I see a Belgian tech company achieve are rather slim. But occasionally, it happens. Last week I went to local entrepreneur meetup BetaGroup and saw five startups pitch their stuff to the 200-headed audience. The last one to get its five minutes of fame was Cherry, a new mobile operator that promised to “revolutionize the telecom… Read More

  • iPhone App Roundup: America, F&$% yeah! edition

    Ahh, 4th of July. A welcome day off work in the midst of summer. Seems like everyone’s on vacation these days and that means grueling airplane rides and long road trips with the family. If you aren’t lucky enough to be on JetBlue or Virgin, you’re probably stuck without in-flight entertainment, meaning you’ve got nothing but your iPhone and a book to keep you from… Read More

  • Samsung Glyde 2 spy shots leak, headed for Verizon

    What’s black, red, wears a Verizon badge, and looks just like the Samsung Glyde? The Samsung Glyde 2, of course! Presumably in hopes of losing a friend or getting someone fired, HowardForums user StandardsDT waited for his in-the-know buddy to leave the room before going camera crazy. Here’s what we know so far: Read More

  • Virginia Apple Store closes after shooting

    Tip #1: If you’re going to be a huge wanker and rob a retail store, don’t rob an Apple store. You know those little fancy handsets they carry around? Thats so they can avoid doing much with cash.
    Tip #2: Don’t friggin’ steal stuff or shoot people, unlike this guy at the Arlington, Virginia Apple Store. One female victim was shot in the shoulder before the suspect fled… Read More

  • LG is delusional: plans to be #2 in 2012, new Black Label coming, iPhone killer coming, too

    What in the hell is LG Mobile’s president smoking because this is the most absurd thing I’ve ever read. Becoming the #2 mobile phone maker in three years is one thing considering the fact that Samsung could and would destroy them at any time. But a new Black Label device to compete with the iPhone? Or a luxe brand on par with Nokia’s Vertu? Keep dreaming, Ahn. via Unwired Read More

  • Hotz does it again, releases jailbreak app for iPhone 3GS

    George Hotz, the 20-year old hacker who originally unlocked the iPhone, has released a jailbreaking application for the iPhone 3GS codenamed “purplera1n.” It’s currently Windows-only (Windows 7 not supported), and requires the latest iTunes installed, and an iPhone 3GS with the 3.0 firmware. Hotz mentions in a blog post that the jailbreak for Mac is “coming soon.”… Read More