Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • iOS 5 Camera App Gets Editing, Dedicated Shutter Button, And More

    Today at Apple’s WWDC event, we got a chance to preview some of the upcoming features of the iOS 5 camera application, and from what we’re seeing, there’s plenty to get excited about. First off, and most importantly, the shutter button is “WAY FASTER,” according to MG Siegler who is live-blogging the event. Read More

  • Leaked Photo Promises June 22 Launch For Samsung Exhibit 4G, Gravity Smart

    Last week, T-Mo squashed rumors of a June 8 launch for its forthcoming Gingerbread-powered Samsung Exhibit 4G and Froyo-topped Gravity Smart, opting to give a much more vague release date of… “June.” However, this freshly leaked photo, if accurate, promises that both phones will hit T-Mobile shelves on June 22. Read More

  • Walmart Lists iPhone 4 For $147 On-Contract

    We’re just moments away from Apple’s WWDC event, where we usually get to hear about Apple’s latest model of the iPhone. This time around, Apple has promised we won’t get a peak at any new hardware, so perhaps to cheer up all those Apple fanbois out there, Walmart is putting the iPhone 4 on sale for $147. Read More

  • Live From Apple's WWDC 2011 Keynote

    We’re live in not-so-sunny San Francisco, where Apple is hosting their annual Worldwide Developer Conference — and, more directly important to the masses of Apple fans around the world, the WWDC Keynote. We already know some of what Apple’s announcing: OS X Lion, iOS 5, and a new, mostly-mysterious product called iCloud. From what we’re seeing, though, they’ve… Read More

  • ComScore: Android Keeps Growing, Apple iOS Slides By RIM's BlackBerry OS

    Recent figures from ComScore pretty much reflect what we already know: Google’s Android OS continues to grow, while RIM’s BlackBerry platform has fallen behind Apple’s iOS to the number three spot. Based on just how many Android handsets are currently in the market, it’s no surprise that Android takes the cake for this quarter. Read More

  • To Play Or To Eat? Swedish McDonalds Lets You Do Both

    Thirty or forty years ago, when I had yet to grace a womb, commercials were five minutes long, and went into great detail explaining to us the joys of cigarettes, red meat, and alcohol (or so I’m told). Apparently, people had to get off the couch to change the channel back then, so I’m assuming most of those five-minute commercials were watched all the way through. Things… Read More

  • Motorola Droid 3 Gets Leaked In Tutorial Video

    Rumors of a potential Motorola Droid 3 have been circulating for quite a while now, but after a tutorial video surfaced on YouTube, posted by German site PhonePads.com, it’s pretty safe to say that this beautiful third-gen iteration of the Original Droid will be gracing our pockets sooner rather than later. Read More

  • "Michael's King Of Pop": Michael Jackson Stars In New Japanese Mobile Social Game

    Michael Jackson may have passed away two years ago, but he has always been especially big in Japan. So big, in fact, that he now gets his own social game. Dubbed “Michael’s King Of Pop” [JP], the title is exclusively available on Japanese mobile social gaming platform Mobage. The goal of the game is to make Michael Jackson the No. 1 entertainer on the planet. Players… Read More

  • HTC EVO 3D, EVO View 4G Get Price Tags, Hit Sprint Shelves June 24

    Glasses-free 3D on a smartphone is hitting U.S. shelves for the first time ever in the form of the HTC EVO 3D smartphone, so if you’re one of those people who just has to “have it first,” mark June 24 in your calendar. Sprint today announced the release dates for the two newest members of its EVO line of products, the HTC EVO 3D smartphone and HTC EVO View 4G tablet, set to go… Read More

  • HTC Sensation Suffers Through iPhone 4-Esque "Death Grip" Issues

    So remember that one time when you had to hold your iPhone 4 just right or else you lost the signal and dropped your call? Apparently a similar problem has befallen the HTC Sensation: if you hold the phone a certain way, aka “death grip,” the phone loses its signal, its Bluetooth connection, and its Wi-Fi connection, all in one foul swoop. Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy S 4G (Refurb) Hits T-Mo's Prepaid Site With $350 Price Tag

    On a scale from one to ten, how excited do you think we were to see the Samsung Galaxy S 4G (Refurb) go live on T-Mobile’s prepaid site? If you guessed somewhere around a six or a seven, good job! If you guessed eleven, you don’t quite understand how scales work. Read More

  • Apple Hires The Guy Who Hacked Together A Better iOS Notifications System

    Back in February, I wrote that MobileNotifier (a replacement notifications system for jailbroken iOS devices) would be the one thing that would make anyone want to jailbreak — and I stand by it. Months later, my iPhone is still jailbroken, almost solely so that I don’t have to go back to Apple’s built-in system. It seems I’m not the only one who was impressed. Sometime… Read More

  • Red Pop Gives Your iPhone The Camera Button Its Always Needed

    I’m all for the abandonment of most physical buttons on phones. Really — screw’em all. Except for the camera button. We’ve all been there: you go to take that once-in-a-lifetime shot, only to fire the shutter a second too late because your big ol’ meat digits couldn’t find your iPhone’s stupid on-screen button in time. And yet… Read More

  • RIM Launches One-Click-To-Join Mobile Conferencing App

    The majority of BlackBerry owners out there tend to fall on the enterprise side of things, so it only makes sense that RIM would build an app that caters to its suit-wearing, email-checking, conference-calling customer base. The app is called BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing, and it basically streamlines the entire tedious process of dialing in, giving an ID code, etc. North American… Read More

  • HTC Plans To Release Sense UI SDK

    HTC recently announced plans to release a software development kit for its Sense UI, which just so happens to be downright gorgeous in version 3.0. The SDK will allow developers to integrate their applications more deeply within the Sense software, according to HTC. And for developers who want to build 3D apps, the company also has plans to offer APIs and sample code for Sense handsets with… Read More

  • Girls Just Wanna Have A Pink Nokia N8 Running Symbian

    Looking for a bra made out of genuine, 100 percent smartphone that shoots laser beams from your chest? Or perhaps, you’ve been waiting for that multipurpose phone that moonlights as a back-lit performance stage? Unless you’re a skeezy GaGa-style Barbie, the pink Nokia N8 won’t include those cool features. Sorry. Read More

  • Xperia Play, Arc Get Android 2.3.3 Update From Vodafone Including New Facebook UI

    Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play and Arc smartphones will be getting an update this morning to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, but only for our cross-the-pond friends on Vodafone’s network. Sorry Verizonites, but I’m sure your Xperia handsets will get bumped up to 2.3.3 soon. In the mean time, Vodafone Play and Arc owners can look forward to a few bug fixes, and Facebook Inside… Read More

  • Sprint-Bound HTC EVO 3D Nabs FCC Approval

    The HTC EVO 3D is possibly one of the most anticipated phones of the summer, and both Sprint and HTC have done an excellent job of teasing out its launch date. Thanks to a RadioShack flyer discovered a few days ago, we were pretty certain the 3D-capable smartphone would hit shelves on June 24. Today, however, we’ve been given a little extra confirmation that the smartphone is on its… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play To Get 20 New Optimized Titles

    After what felt like decades of waiting for Sony to bust out a PlayStation phone, the Xperia Play landed with mixed reviews. The hardware, especially the D-Pad, and its super intense Facebook integration passed with flying colors, but we were somewhat disappointed to see just 50 Play-optimized PlayStation titles at launch. But just like Sony Ericsson promised, there are 20 new titles coming to… Read More

  • The iOS App Store Goes Down

    Having trouble pulling down the latest build of Angry Birds: Whatever Holiday Or Movie Is Currently Relevant edition? Don’t sweat it — you’re not alone. The iOS App Store is having some trouble this morning, it seems. While product pages and searches all seem to be doing well enough, any attempts to actually download or install anything are being met with the oh-so-helpful… Read More