The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Firefox for Android now available as Beta

    You know what it is. You know what it does. You know you want to give it a try… and now you can. Caveats: it’s beta quality, so don’t expect it to be bug free. It only runs on Android 2.0+ devices, and it takes up a whopping 32MB on-board + an additional 12MB on your SD card. You can see which devices it has been tested on here, and you can read all about the features and… Read More

  • 1.2GHz Droid 2 Global appears on Moto's website

    Hey hey, the very first >1GHz phone — the Droid 2 Global — has now been unofficially confirmed by an official source, Motorola’s own website (now pulled). Droid Life managed to nab some screen shots before Moto pulled the page, which confirm that it will — as rumoured earlier — run at 1.2GHz. Other pieces of tasty goodness include Android 2.2, slide-out keyboard… Read More

  • T-Mobile Responds To the G2's Anti-Rooting System

    T-Mobile has responded to allegations that the G2 will unroot itself if modified. Basically they’re saying tough cookies, bucko. Even if you’re a tech-savvy Android ninja, the G2 will never stay rooted. Until, of course, someone figures out how to wipe the ROM. Code-Level Modifications to the G2 As pioneers in Android-powered mobile devices, T-Mobile and HTC strive to support… Read More

  • Hands-On with Sprint ID for Android [With Video]

    Yesterday afternoon, Sprint announced “Sprint ID”, a new service that they’d be putting on their Android phones. It’s a bit of a weird concept to explain in a few sentences, but here goes: at any time, you can pick up to 5 IDs (read: themes) for your phone. Each ID comes pre-packed with apps, games, ringtones, and wallpapers that ought to fit their respective theme. Read More

  • A Button You're Unlikely To See On An iPhone

    Yes, a few exclusive Galaxy Tabs are shipping with a Porn button. It’s not what you think, though — unless you think it’s the abbreviated Romanian for “Start.” Then it is what you think. [via Unwired View] Read More

  • Jailbreak for iOS 4.1 Coming 10/10/10 at 10:10am GMT?

    It appears the Chronic Dev Team are ready to launch GreenPis0n, a jailbreak for iOS 4.1. This isn’t an unlock, mind you, but a jailbreak that cannot be undone by Apple through updates, only hardware changes. via Gearlive Read More

  • CEATEC 2010: Hands-on With Sharp's Android Phone IS03 (Video)

    Earlier this week, we blogged Sharp’s new Android phone, the IS03. On paper, the handset has a lot going for it: a nice 3.5-inch touchscreen with 960×640 resolution (same as the iPhone 4) with a combined memory LCD, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, a 9.6MP CCD camera, Wi-Fi, and Android 2.1 as the OS. Read More

  • Oops! That Facebook Location Patent Forgot To Mention Crowley's Earlier Dodgeball Patent

    Oops! That Facebook Location Patent Forgot To Mention Crowley's Earlier Dodgeball Patent

    Earlier this week, Facebook was granted a broad patent on mobile location-based social networks. It seems to cover everything from members of a social network sharing their location with each other through their mobile phones to manual checkins. In other words, it sounds like Facebook just patented Foursquare’s main product. The application was submitted in February, 2007, well… Read More

  • Yahoo's Messenger Allows iPhone Users To Chat With T-Mo Slide Owners

    In a move that mirrors the fall of Communism in 1989, Yahoo! and T-Mobile have announced that, in a roundabout way, T-Mo users can now video chat with iPhone 4 users using Yahoo! Messenger. Using the new T-Mo Slide with front-facing camera, users can make video calls to other users of Messenger. It’s not direct Facetime compatibility but it’s a start. via MacWorld Read More

  • Sony Announces World's First 16.41MP Sensor For Cell Phones

    If you thought the 13MP sensors you’ve seen lately in some Japanese cell phones were enough, think again. Sony today unveiled the 1/2.8-inch back-illuminated Exmor R IMX081PQ CMOS sensor (pictured on the left), which boasts 16.41MP. Needless to say, it’s the first of its kind. Read More

  • Motorola files suit against Apple

    In the latest episode of Xtreme Mobile Patent Fight™, Motorola has filed suit against the youngest player in the smartphone industry, Apple. Motorola is alleging that Apple is in breach of no less than 18 of its closely held patents relating to: “…early-stage innovations developed by Motorola in key technology areas found on many of Apple’s core products and associated… Read More