Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Apple, China Mobile In Talks To Bring The iPhone To Its 600m Users

    Apple, China Mobile In Talks To Bring The iPhone To Its 600m Users

    The world’s largest mobile carrier, China Mobile, does not currently support or sell the iPhone. That might be changing, though. Reuters is reporting that the carrier has held meetings with Steve Jobs himself in regards to launching the iPhone on China Mobile, the world’s largest wireless carrier. There’s clearly a demand. Apparently China Mobile, despite not selling the… Read More

  • Nokia’s Anna Update For Symbian^3 Devices Is Ready To Roll

    Nokia’s Anna Update For Symbian^3 Devices Is Ready To Roll

    Despite the fact that the company has a newly adopted OS in the works with Windows Phone 7, Nokia has always promised to continue supporting Symbian, its first born OS. That said, owners of the Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7 will get to download the Symbian Anna software update starting today. The update includes improvements to the browser and maps, along with new icons. Read More

  • Citi and Best Buy Launch Mobile Rewards App

    Citi and Best Buy Launch Mobile Rewards App

    Citi and Best Buy have teamed up to launch a mobile rewards application for iPhone and Android devices. The “Citi ThankYou Rewards” app ties together Best Buy’s inventory systems with Citi’s “ThankYou” Rewards program, a service which allows Citi customers to earn points by using their Citi credit card or performing other banking-related activities. Now… Read More

  • Japan To Get Android-Based “Yahoo Phone” Next Month

    Japan To Get Android-Based “Yahoo Phone” Next Month

    Japan gets an Android-based “Yahoo Phone” [JP]: what may sound weird at first is actually not that surprising a news item, given that Yahoo is the country’s biggest website. Add to the fact that the country’s third biggest mobile carrier SoftBank, the provider of the phone, is Yahoo Japan’s biggest shareholder, and the emergence of such a handset makes even… Read More

  • Apple, It’s Time To Block iOS 5 Beta Users From Reviewing Apps

    Apple, It’s Time To Block iOS 5 Beta Users From Reviewing Apps

    “Yeah, each new iOS announcement is very‚Ķ bittersweet. We love it because it means new APIs for us to build on, bug fixes for things we’ve had to work around, and, ideally, more people buying the platform we build for. But then we spend months getting slammed by bad reviews, all written by people who just don’t understand: until the release goes gold, beta-specific bugs are… Read More

  • The Federal Government Wants You! (And Your App Ideas)

    The Federal Government Wants You! (And Your App Ideas)

    The U.S. government is no stranger the to app game: they’ve developed over 50 smartphone apps and mobile sites for everyday use, ranging from apps that find local alternative fueling stations to ones that can identify leaves you’ve photographed. The federal app arsenal runs the gamut for sure, but it doesn’t seem to be enough. The USA.gov blog has announced that until… Read More

  • Motorola Droid HD Smiles For The Camera, Droid Bionic Tags Along

    Motorola Droid HD Smiles For The Camera, Droid Bionic Tags Along

    Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the Droid HD. The previously unseen handset was known to be floating around, thanks to its EXIF data making a quick appearance on Flickr, but the Droid HD is ready for a bit of spotlight. The Droid Bionic has been enjoying its share of attention for months now, even as its release date keeps getting pushed further and further back. Now that we have a good handle on… Read More

  • T-Mobile Lands The BlackBerry Bold 9900, Its First 4G BlackBerry

    T-Mobile Lands The BlackBerry Bold 9900, Its First 4G BlackBerry

    The BlackBerry Bold 9900 just hit T-Mobile shelves, but wait just a second before you bolt to run and grab one. The handset from RIM is launching for business customers only until August 31, at which point the rest of us can get our BBM on. Of course, BlackBerries are built with the enterprise in mind, so it kind of makes sense that suits would get first dibs. Then again, RIM isn’t… Read More

  • Korean Lawsuit Seeks $25 Million From Apple For Location Tracking

    Korean Lawsuit Seeks $25 Million From Apple For Location Tracking

    Kim Hyung-Suk has been busy these past few months. An attorney based out of Seoul, he gained a bit of notoriety for being the first person to receive a cash settlement from Apple for the iPhone’s location-tracking tendencies. He also announced that he and his law firm, Mirae Law, would be looking into the possibility of filing a class-action suit against Apple. According to a report… Read More