The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Do Want.It

    A New Mobile App For "Quickly Window Shopping The World." Do You

    There are about a million Tweets a day with the word “I Want,” and now there is a mobile photo sharing app that can capture all those things people want and share them with the world. The iPhone app is called Want!, the site is, and the concept is simple: you take a picture of things you want, give it a description, and share it with friends. The app can broadcast your… Read More

  • Jawbone Makes A Promo Music Video That Isn't Horribly Embarrassing, Hides A (Ridiculous) New Product Within

    I like Jawbone. They’re one of the few companies out there that consistently surprises me which each step they take. Finding a sustainable business model in selling a series of expensive Bluetooth headsets with marginal, almost-entirely-intangible improvements between iterations? Surprise! Launching a somewhat niche product like the Jambox, then finding success in it by marketing to… Read More

  • How To Try iOS 5 Right Now

    Giz has some very detailed instructions describing how to install iOS 5 onto your iPhone (and only your iPhone). The trick depends on an activation workaround based on clicking widgets to get past the main lock screen. We’ll leave it up to you to download and install iOS 5 (search for torrents, basically, and Option+Restore your iPhone in iTunes) but here’s how to crack the… Read More

  • HTC HD7S WP7 Smartphone Now Available At AT&T

    I have a sneaking suspicion that the Windows Phone platform is going to get way more popular after the introduction of Mango. So if you’re one of those people who loves songs until they graduate to mainstream radio, you may want to jump on the freshly released WP7-powered HTC HD7S, before Mango launches all your friends get one, too. AT&T is selling the phone for just under $200 with… Read More

  • Eventbrite Is Working On An iPad-Powered Box Office For Tickets At The Door

    Online ticketing service Eventbrite is on track to sell $400 million worth of tickets this year, which is double the $207 million it did last year. But in order to do that, and push towards $1 billion in gros ticket sales in 2012, it must capture more ticket sales. One project it is revealing today is the beginnings of what will become an Eventbrite Box Office. All Eventbrite tickets today… Read More

  • Potentially AT&T-Compatible HTC Sensation Spotted In FCC

    An AT&T-compatible version of the HTC Sensation has been spotted on its way through the FCC by a site called Wireless Goodness. Originally, the Sensation launched as the HTC Pyramid overseas, and was rebranded as the HTC Sensation 4G when T-Mobile landed the device earlier this year. An AT&T version would open up the audience for this device quite a bit, but there’s a chance… Read More

  • Citi Analyst: Kindle Will Be 10 Percent Of Amazon Sales In 2012

    Citi Analyst: Kindle Will Be 10 Percent Of Amazon Sales In 2012

    As books goes digital, Amazon is managing the transition nicely with the Kindle. Amazon now sells more Kindle books than print books, and offers nearly a million ebook titles. In a research note that just went out this morning, citi analyst Mark Mahaney estimates that sales of Kindle devices and digital books will account for 10 percent of Amazon’s revenues in 2012. Thanks to the… Read More

  • Verizon Gets Hit With FCC Complaint Over 4G LTE Tethering

    Verizon Wireless got hit with an FCC complaint this morning by an organization called Free Press, over the restrictions placed on Verizon’s 4G LTE smartphones. The group claims that Verizon’s rules don’t necessarily jive with the regulatory policies of the Federal Communications Commission when it comes to tethering to Verizon’s speedy 4G LTE network. Read More

  • Samsung Indulge Heads To Cricket For $329.99

    If you are one of the 4.5 million Cricket Wireless subscribers out there, I come bearing good tidings of great joy that shall be heard among all 3G-covered areas: the Samsung Indulge is now available from Cricket. If you aren’t a Cricket subscriber, but feel like putting it to the man (AKA Verizon and AT&T), the Samsung Indulge may help with motivation, albeit at slower speeds. Read More

  • Leaked Photos Of Motorola Droid Bionic Suggest Processor, Design Upgrades

    Chances are you may not remember the Motorola Droid Bionic. Why, you ask? Well, it may have something to do with the fact that the Android smartphone was announced five months ago, and has yet to ship. But that may be good news, since current rumors suggest the phone has undergone a little revamp pre-launch. After the release of the buggy Motorola Atrix, it only makes sense that Motorola wants… Read More

  • Wih 3.2 Million Downloads Under Its Belt, Fotopedia Launches National Geographic Photo App

    It was almost a year ago when Fotopedia launched its first iPad photo app which brings together 20,000 gorgeous images of World Heritage sites around the world. Since then, it’s launched three more (Fotopedia Paris, Fotopedia National Parks, and Memory of Colors). All together, Fotopedia’s photo apps have been downloaded 3.2 million times. And today it is going to launch its… Read More

  • HTC ChaCha Sees Frequency Boost Pre-Launch

    In February, HTC introduced a rather unique Android handset to the market, called the ChaCha. If the name wasn’t strange enough, it’s also one of very few Android smartphones to sport the “QWERTY monoblock” form factor (aka, BlackBerry form factor). Yet, one feature in particular, allows the HTC ChaCha to stand alone: a dedicated Facebook button. When you press the… Read More

  • iOS 5 Jailbroken

    Turns out the folks over at the iPhone Dev Team didn’t waste any time after Apple released the developer version of iOS 5 yesterday – as you can see, iOS 5 has been jailbroken. Apparently, Apple hasn’t done much by way of patching up those holes that were used to jailbreak iOS devices. Musclenerd tweeted yesterday, “iOS 5 jailbroken: via limera1n + tethered boot..not… Read More

  • Everything You Need To Know About iOS 5

    The WWDC 2011 keynote has just wrapped up, and Steve Jobs and company have announced some very interesting features for the iOS family of devices, including improvements to browsing, rich reminders, and a slightly Android-esque Notification Center. Apple has its own page with many of these features, but here are the big ones as we see them, and links to further coverage on the network. Read More

  • Android Malware Rears Its Ugly Head… Yet Again

    It’s been about a week since the last Android malware attack, DroidDreamLight, and yet another malicious program has infiltrated Google’s platform. According to the North Carolina State University blog, the malware is being dubbed “DroidKungFu,” and has yet to be detected by mobile anti-virus software programs. Read More

  • The iPad is For Reading: Apple Will Introduce Its Own Newsstand In iOS 5

    When Apple launched subscriptions for iPad publications back in February, it effectively became a digital newsstand. With iOS 5, it will formalize the process with an official Newsstand app, exec Scott Forstall announced today at Apple’s WWDC today. Much like its iBooks app is a store for digital books, Newsstand will be an online magazine rack where you can keep and organize all of… Read More

  • 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