The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Google's Investment Pays Off: Ngmoco Building Plus+ And Games For Android

    There’s no absolute formula for success in the mobile app world — but if there was, ngmoco would probably be amongst those closest to having it figured out. Just about everything they touch (Gun Range, WeFarm, Rolando, and their Plus+ gaming network) turns to gold; unfortunately, the only stuff they’ve touched so far has been exclusively for iOS. Back in February, ngmoco CEO… Read More

  • Apple Finally Lets A Google Voice Application Into The App Store (Again)

    Google Voice applications have had a pretty tumultuous history in the App Store. At first, Apple approved them, and the people rejoiced. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, they were pulled, with “duplicating features that the iPhone comes with (Dialer, SMS, etc).” cited as the reasoning. The people were, understandably, pretty friggin’ mad. Over the past few days, the developers… Read More

  • Nokia Turns Any Display Into A Touchscreen With "Plug And Touch"

    I was prepared to be really disappointed by this video, but it actually looks kind of awesome. Basically you set up your Nokia N8 about five feet from any TV or display it can plug into via HDMI, and it uses its little camera to track your hands and turn the whole thing into a touchable surface. Brilliant! Well — maybe not brilliant, but certainly a cool feature. They call it Plug and… Read More

  • Angry Birds to get Retina Display support and 15 new levels soon

    It’s not all that common for us to take a break from our regular, near-obsessive coverage of mobile hardware in order to cover an update to a game like Angry Birds — but given that we know at least a handful of people who break into a cold sweat and start shouting when you pry Angry Birds out of their hands, I figure there’s an audience for it. Rovio has just pushed what… Read More

  • Could Euro Carriers Be Planning Their Own OS?

    An interesting piece in the Mobile Business Briefing points to the possibility that European carriers like Orange, T-Mobile, and Vodafone could be working together to build their own OS, possibly following the China Mobile model of creating their own flavor of Android far-removed from the official Google code. Take a look at this amazing quote: French newspaper Le Figaro has reported that… Read More

  • Disrupt Startup Textingly Raises Seed Money, Lands A Deal With The NJ Nets

    Textingly, one of the inaugural startups that launched at the first TechCrunch Disrupt last May, raised some seed money and landed its first big customer, the New Jersey Nets. The company is raised $400,000 of a still-open $750,000 seed round. Textingly is a text-message marketing campaign management tool for businesses. The New Jersey Nets will be using it to give away free tickets to fans… Read More

  • Samsung: Galaxy Tab Coming To AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, And Sprint

    We’ve just wrapped up our live coverage of the Samsung Galaxy Tab event in New York, and Samsung has just announced what we pretty much knew from last week’s rumors: their tablet will be launching on all the major carriers. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint will all have the device. There will also be a wi-fi-only version, but no 4G. Read More

  • Air Display For iOS Gets Windows Support

    One of the really handy things you can do with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad is use it as an extra screen for your computer. Until now, though, if you wanted to use your iPad to extend your Windows system, you were limited to iDisplay. Now, competing app Air Display ($10) has a Windows version, and they’re saying that it’s better than those other guys. They go so far as… Read More

  • Live Blog: Samsung announces their "latest Android-powered device" in NYC

    Deep in the heart of New York City, where the weather has made a surprise turn for the worse and Tornado warnings (seriously) are on everyone’s lips, Samsung is about to announce their iTunes-esque media rental service, Media Hub, and… something else. What that “something else” is is supposed to be a mystery, with Samsung only saying that they’ll be talking… Read More