The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Android 2.3's system screen caught in a screenshot?

    Take this with the grainiest grain of salt in all of Grainysaltsville for now, as photoshopping something like this would take little more than 18 seconds and dash of boredom — but according to GizmoFusion, that shot you’re looking at up above is pulled straight off a handset running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Fear not! Their source came bearing alleged details, as well. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson To Push Android 2.1 Update To X10 Handsets This Sunday

    It’s that time again, folks: it’s time for Good News, Bad News! Bad News: If you own a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 handset, you’ve been waiting a pretty friggin’ long time for an update. But you already knew that, so I suppose it’s not really bad news. Hell, it’s probably not even technically news. Good news: The wait is, at long last, over. Android 2.1 will… Read More

  • Dude, You're Getting a Windows Phone 7 Handset (Provided You Work for Microsoft)

    NetworkWorld confirmed that 89,000 Microsoft employees will get Windows Phone 7 handsets, thereby forcing MS employees to eat their own dog food. Read More

  • Flash vulnerability revealed for Android, fix coming November 9th

    Uh-oh, Flash. In a time when people are questioning your use, you really don’t need a critical security flaw. Adobe today announced the discovery of a critical vulnerability in Flash for Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris, and Android that may allow an attacker to take control of your system. To quote: A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for… Read More

  • HTC Incredible, Moto Droid 2, Samsung Vibrant going for free at Best Buy today

    Best Buy have been running a little promo this month called “Free Phone Friday”, where — you guessed it — they reduce the up-front cost of a phone to $0 for one crazy Friday. Well, today is the last Friday in October, and it seems Best Buy have decided to make their final Free Phone Friday one to remember by offering up two top-level Verizon Android handsets — the… Read More

  • Verizon trialling unlimited talk & text to any network

    In a time when unlimited rarely means just that, it’s good to know that a plan can come out that more closely resembles what it promises. Verizon are beginning trials of unlimited mobile-to-mobile plans in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and “select markets” in Texas, Tennessee, and Florida. Ranging from $60 to $130, and available for families or individuals… Read More

  • Report: iPhone Commands 60% Of Japan's Smartphone Market, 7% Overall

    The iPhone continues to be big in Japan, the world’s most advanced and competitive mobile nation. We reported in April this year, that the Apple handset commanded a 72.2% market share in the smartphone segment in 2009, capturing 4.9% of the entire Japanese cell phone market. Read More

  • Angry Birds Plush Toys go up for pre-order, will ship in December

    Got Angry Birds Fever (I guess calling it “Angry Bird Flu” might be a bad idea), but can’t muster up the energy to build a man-sized Angry Birds costume? Want something a bit more portable? Don’t fret. We’ve known for a while now that Rovio Mobile was working on a line of plush toys based on their ever-frustrated Birds. Hell, we’ve seen the things a bunch… Read More

  • U.S. Cellular picks up the Samsung Galaxy Tab

    Though they’re the 6th largest carrier in the US, U.S. Cellular isn’t really known for offering brand spankin’ new mobile technology. They’ve always had plenty of phones, mind you — they just tended to go for phones that were perhaps a bit older, or a bit less flashy. That all started to change back in April, when U.S. Cellular announced that they were getting the… Read More

  • Amazon announces Kindle for Windows Phone 7

    With Amazon having built Kindle applications for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry, you probably could have guessed that they had plans for a Windows Phone 7 app. Sure enough: this morning, Microsoft and Amazon are announcing that the Kindle application is on the way, with an always-helpful launch date of “soon”. As far as we can tell so far, the Kindle for WP7 app will tout just… Read More

  • Samsung Mesmerize (Galaxy S) now available on US Cellular

    The final piece of the US Galaxy S puzzle has now fallen into place, with US Cellular’s version — the Mesmerize — becoming available today. The phone is pretty much the standard version minus the front-facing camera. You still get that gorgeous 4″ Super-AMOLED display, 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and 5MP camera. It’ll run you $199 on a two-year contract, after an… Read More

  • Droid 2 update rolling out to customers tonight

    There’s something in the air tonight… an update perhaps? To your Droid 2, maybe? Correct! Verizon have said that the latest software version — v2.3.20 — for the Motorola Droid 2 will start rolling out to a limited number of people tonight. But what does the update bring? I have a list for you after the jump! Read More

  • T-mobile confirms Nov 3rd release date for myTouch 4G, $200 price

    Yesterday, all we had were rumours, now it’s official — the myTouch will launch on November 3rd for $199 on a two-year contract. My how times change. Of course, if you’re clever, you can scoop it up for less than that. There isn’t really much more to add: you already know that it runs Froyo, is HSPA+ compatible, sports the latest 1GHz snapdragon processor, has a… Read More

  • Monocle now offering limited edition BlackBerry Bold 9700… for £750

    Ok, now I know that BlackBerries are popular with those “corporate” types with their “business trips” and their “incomes”, but this limited edition £750 BlackBerry Bold 9700 just seems a little …overpriced. What do you get for £750? Gold accents? Nope. Leather trimming? Nope. A concierge service? Not that, either. How about some custom wallpapers… Read More

  • Rumour: Hon Hai Precision to ship CDMA iPhone to Apple in 2011

    Hot off of the presses from CENS, comes news that Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Co., Ltd (now the largest electronic manufacturing service IN THE WORLD) will ship a CDMA version of the iPhone to Apple come 2011. The manufacture of the device has reportedly been split evenly with Hon Hai’s buddy Pegatron, who will cease his duties saving the planet from evil robots, just so you can enjoy… Read More

  • These Man-Sized Angry Birds Just Might Be The Geekiest Costumes Of 2010

    When can you really declare your game a smash hit? When it cracks through 10 million downloads? Eh. When you’ve got a full line of plush toys coming based on its characters? Sure, I guess that’s alright. But here’s the real challenge: dig your game deep enough into the hearts and minds of your fans that you’ve got people dressing up like the characters for… Read More

  • Sprint to kill off their iDEN network… eventually

    If you’re still rockin’ a phone on Sprint’s iDEN network, it’s time to start thinking about other ways to fill your push-to-talk needs. According to Sprint’s main man, Dan Hesse, Sprint’s iDEN network is on the way to ol’ Technology Museum in the Sky. And by that, I mean they’re going to take it to a farm, where it can run and play with all the… Read More

  • Dennis, Tell Us How You Really Feel About Facebook

    Ever wonder what the inspiration was for the Facebook Friends icon, the one with the outline of two people side-by-side? Neither have I. But now that Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley put up this side-by-side comparison of images on his Tumblog, I will never be able to look at the outline of the woman friend’s bob haircut again without thinking of Darth Vader’s… Read More

  • Foxconn Said To Be Making Next Gen WebOS Devices

    Industry sources at Foxconn Technology and Compal Communications are stating that they are currently manufacturing multiple WebOS devices including the so-called PalmPad. Read More

  • This Election Day, Foursquare Is Going To Be All Over The Map

    The clock is counting down until November 2, when American citizens will flock (hopefully) to their local polling places to cast their votes for the mid-term elections. And you can bet some of them will be checking in on Foursquare. To mark the occasion, Foursquare has teamed up with noted design firm JESS3 to create a dynamic map, which will display Foursquare check-ins in real-time at… Read More