Mobile

 

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Publishing Group of America Brings Out Mobile Editions

    The Publishing Group of America, publisher of print magazines American Profile and Relish, has signed a deal with DMD Mobile Holdings Inc. to offer pay-per-use mobile versions. This new mobile content, which will include recipes from Relish on demand, as well a horoscopes and other factoids from American Profile, will be available through texting codes printed in banner ads in the print… Read More

  • Don’t Text And Drive, Let Your Virtual Assistant Answer For You


    Well it seems obvious enough that texting while driving is a bad thing, it takes tragic events like the one last week to really bring the point home. The best rule of thumb should be to keep the thumbs on the steering wheel at all times, and avoid even touching the mobile handset. But since a lot of people aren’t going to listen to this advice, we figured we try and recommend an… Read More

  • Woohoo! Simpsons Mobile Game on the Way

    With just over a week until The Simpsons Movie arrives in theaters few details of the script have yet leaked. But what has finally been confirmed is that a game from EA Mobile is on the way. The Simpsons: Minutes to Meltdown is actually now available on Jamster and T-Mobile in the U.K., but rumors are circulating that an American version is on the way. In the game you play as Homer and can… Read More

  • Speech-to-Text App for Mobile

    As someone who learned to type in elementary school the idea of “texting” is just foreign to me. I prefer to use all my fingers to compose a message and devices that have keys share letters can be downright frustrating. But if I could speak a message and then send it as text I’d be very happy indeed. Well, VoiceSignal has heard me loud and clear it seems. The company has… Read More

  • O2 To Ditch i-mode

    Forbes is reporting that U.K. carrier O2 will abandon its i-mode service after only being able to sign up 260,000 users to the Internet phone service in the past two years. Additionally, the mobile carrier will not sell any new i-mode-enabled handsets from the end of July, but despite this would continue to support those quarter of million users for the next two years. This technology… Read More

  • Ubisoft Unloads GameLoft

    Ubisoft has left the loft. That’s the word from GameDaily, which is reporting that the French publisher has sold off its 13 million+ shares of mobile company Gameloft. Despite this the two will continue to collaborate on future titles. Last week Ubisoft sold 13,367,923 shares in the company to Calvon Crédit Agricole Group’s Corporate and Investment Bank. Under the terms of the… Read More

  • NBC Inks Deal with Alltel

    You’ll be able to watch your favorite content from NBC Universal on mobile handsets from Alltel Wireless. mocoNews is reporting that NBC Unversal (NBCU) has inked a deal with Alltel, and this will allow the carrier to distribute content from NBCU’s 11 video on-demand channels, along with ringtones, ringbacks and wallpapers via Alltel’s Access data service. Various… Read More

  • Make Your Best Move

    Chess is a game that is fairly easy to learn, can take a lifetime to truly master and really requires a lot of concentration during heated matches. But if you’re more about speed chess and quick games than the upcoming Advanced Karpov 3D Chess for mobile from Hudson Entertainment might be more your speed. This game will feature 3D graphics with multiple camera angles, along with a… Read More

  • StupidVideos.com Mobilizes Content

    YouTube recently began a beta of its mobile site. StupidVideos.com is now making its more than 25K user-generated videos available to a mobile audience. StupidVideos.com, a division of PureVideo Networks, hopes to attract existing users of the site, as well as new consumers who discover the mobile Web site. The mobile site is built by Quattro Wireless, a company that creates adaptive mobile… Read More

  • Sprint Launches loopt, First Social Mapping Service

    Are your friends avoiding you? Are they really getting together without you? Well, Sprint probably didn’t have tracking in mind when they announced loopt, but this first-ever social mapping service on a major U.S. carrier will help you know if you’re being given the brush-off. More importantly it will help make sure you don’t miss your friends, as the service uses GPS… Read More

  • T-Mobile Tour Woes Continue

    OK, this isn’t a sports blog, but we are following the Tour de France over at MobileCrunch, and since T-Mobile has a team this is worth reporting. The team’s smiles (right) have all but disappeared as yet another of their riders has taken a spill. Today during the ninth stage German rider Marcus Burghardt has crashed after hitting a Labrador as it crossed the road about 50km after… Read More

  • EU to Announce Standard for Mobile TV

    One of the upsides for bringing all the nations of Europe under a single banner is that we’ve managed to see a (mostly) continental-wide currency, easier access between countries and more consistent standards when it comes to technology. OK, there are some holdouts, and a few nations that like to do their own thing (don’t change U.K., we love you just the way you are). Read More

  • Google From Your Handset

    The big G has dominated search from the desktop, and now Google Inc. is developing a new search service for mobile phones. The Wall Street Journal Online is reporting today that this service is being developed to help users find and buy ringtones, games and other mobile content. And while Google already offers mobile users a version of their search engine, the company has its sights on becoming… Read More

  • CTIA – The Wireless Association Letter to FCC

    Yesterday the CTIA – The Wireless Association, sent a letter to the FCC. This letter, which was signed by approximately 139 small and regional wireless operators, expresses the wireless operators’ opinions on the open access conditions that the FCC is considering in its 700MHz service rules. Read More

  • Field Service Mobile Survey

    Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks company, is conducting a survey of field service organizations and how they address work-order management, scheduling, service call management and other critical service elements. Aberdeen will provide a complimentary copy of the full report, which it charges $399 for otherwise, to respondents to the survey. The study’s goal is to: Benchmark your… Read More

  • MobiCart Plug-In Enables Mobilization of Web Sites

    Web sites can now “mobilize” to be compatible with mobile handsets. This week GoLive! Mobile, a provider of mobile content delivery and billing solutions announced the launch of the MobiCart Web site plug-in. This can be used to enable traditional Web or WAP with the sale and distribution of mobile content. This turnkey solution plug-in allows content providers to enhance existing… Read More

  • WipBox Adds Localized Mobile Search

    If you’re selling stuff on eBay or Craigslist a lot chances are you might have already heard of WipBox. This start-up, which works with DataUnison to access information for its users, is now going mobile, and will allow users to text “WipGBox” along with an item’s name and their zip code to 44636. This will in turn provide an average and high prices for items in their… Read More

  • Mobile Animal Companion Guide

    If you’re out for a walk with Rover dog, do you know where you can stop and get a bite to eat without leaving him on the curb? What if you’re planning to take your kitty on the plane to go visit relatives, what does your airline allow when it comes to your furry friend? go2 Wireless, the publisher of sites like go2 Movies, go2 Dining, go2 Golf, and go2 Travel created go2 Pets for… Read More

  • Send Your Photos in for Processing… from your Phone!

    In the old days you’d drop off that roll of film at the drugstore, or PhotoMat, for developing. Today you can still have your photos processed, but the difference is that you’ll just simply send them via your mobile phone. Pictavision Teleprints is a new camera phone tool from Exclaim Wireless that allows users to send pictures taken with a digital camera phone directly to any of… Read More

  • Motorola Road Trips

    The days of Jack Kerouac and his book “On the Road” didn’t say anything about mobile phones. But welcome to the 21st century, where the idea of not getting SMS is about as close to roughing it as many of us would like to get. But this week Motorola has launched Motorola Road Trips, and interactive Web site that can help users maximize the use of their mobile phone features… Read More