The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • One-Click Subscriptions Come To the iPad

    Apple exec Eddy Cue announced today at The Daily launch, as expected, that Apple will be enabling subscription pricing for news apps. There will be one-click subscription billing either weekly (99 cents) or yearly ($39.99). Apple is starting with The Daily, but Cue says “you will hear an announcement very soon for other publications.” Cue also notes that consumers have… Read More

  • Verizon iPhone 4: Reservations On February 9th, General Sale At 7AM On February 10th

    VZW-day approaches! Current Verizon subs can place pre-orders starting at 3AM on the Verizon Wireless website. Everyone else will need to wait until February 9th to put their name on an iPhone with the official sale kicking off the next morning. Over 2000 Verizon Wireless stores are set to open at 7AM on the 10th and will no doubt face the customary iPhone lines. Chances are at least a few… Read More

  • LG Teaser Video Gives A Brief Glimpse Of The Optimus 3D, Confirms It Has A Dual Core CPU

    Mobile World Congress — that big convention in Barcelona where a mountain of new phones get announced each year — is still over a week away, but the details are already starting to trickle out. After a little retailer slip-up and some leaks started pulling back the veil on the device earlier this week, LG went ahead and confirmed that they’d be using the show as the launch… Read More

  • T-Mobile Launches Galaxy S 4G, Now With 100% More 4G

    Hey T-Mobile Vibrant owners — feel that sting? That’s the cold slap of the cruelest mistress known to the gadget world: planned obsolescence. Just 7 months after the launch of the Vibrant, T-Mobile has announced that its oh-so-marginally-improved successor, the Galaxy S 4G, will launch sometime in February. Read More

  • The Latest Firefox 4 Beta For Android Is Up To 3X Faster Than The Default Browser

    In the never-ending Browser battle, speed is king. Browser A might be the prettiest, most secure one around — but if Browser B seems faster or more light weight, good ol’ Browser A is going to lose users in droves. This is especially true in the mobile world, where cellular network latency and the occasional peak-hour bandwidth bottleneck add precious seconds over the… Read More

  • Exclusive: An Early Look At, The New York Times' Answer To The Daily

    Exclusive: An Early Look At, The New York Times' Answer To The Daily

    Tomorrow, all eyes will be on the launch of News Corp’s iPad newspaper The Daily, but huddled away in a downtown loft in New York City’s meatpacking district a team from betaworks and the New York Times are busy putting together their answer to what an iPad news app should be. The collaboration will be called, and it won’t look anything like The Daily. I know… Read More

  • Kleiner Perkins, Index Ventures Lead $8.5 Million Round For Path

    Kleiner Perkins, Index Ventures Lead $8.5 Million Round For Path

    San Francisco-based Path, a mobile social network, has raised a Series A Round of funding. The $8.5 million round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Index Ventures. New investor Digital Garage Japan also joined the round, as did previous investor First Round Capital. Chi-Hua Chien and Mike Volpi from Kleiner and Index, respectively, joined the board of directors. Co-founder… Read More

  • One Of Verizon's Two 4G Dongles Now Playing Friendly With Macs

    Back when Verizon was just starting to let folks onto their shiny new 4G (LTE) network, they kicked the whole party off with two USB Dongles: the LG VL600 and the Pantech UML290. Hurrah! Finally, we could surf the 4G radio waves like proper citizens of the future! There was only one problem: they, uh, didn’t work with Macs. Read More

  • iOS 4.3 Beta 3 Now Available For Developers

    What’s that? Your iPhone is rockin’ iOS 4.3 Beta Two? Pffft. That’s sooooo thirteen days ago. In other words, it’s been roughly two weeks since the last developer-only Beta release of iOS 4.3 — and on Apple’s clock, two weeks means it’s time for a refresh. iOS 4.3 Beta 3 is available now to developers. Let us know if you find any new stuff, alright? Read More