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  • Farmville Coming To The iPhone In Late June, Jobs Pronounces Zynga "Zenya"

    Zynga’s hit game Farmville is coming to the iPhone, says the gaming giant’s CEO Mark Pincus at this morning’s WWDC keynote. This should make the 35 million daily players of Farmville players overjoyed, as now they can create their virtual farms on the go. Oddly, Steve Jobs pronounced Zynga, “Zenya” in the keynote. Twice. The app looks like Farmville on Facebook… Read More

  • Coming soon to an iPhone near you: Netflix

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings got up on stage right after Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the WWDC 2010 conference, which we’re liveblogging here. Guess why he was there: there’s a Netflix app for iPhone on the way, and it’s coming this Summer. It isn’t much of a surprise. I mean, Netflix already has an (amazing) iPad app, and it started surveying interest for an iPhone app… Read More

  • 5 Years Later, Unity Used by 170,000 Developers and Available on 9 Different Devices

    When David Helgason made his proverbial “trip to the Valley” last year, he wasn’t sure what to expect. Unity had already been around for 4 years and was used by over 10,000 developers. They were on their way to accomplishing their initial goal, which was to “democratize interactive 3D” and were gaining popularity amongst game developers. Yet, there were many… Read More

  • Live from Apple's 2010 WWDC Keynote

    It’s time. After months of whispers, leaks, lost prototypes, and police raids, it all leads up to this: Steve Jobs’ keynote at WWDC 2010. Will the prototype fourth-generation iPhone we’ve seen so much of be the real deal? Do Steve and co. have any tricks up their sleeves to satisfy their ever more rabid fan base? Follow along as we liveblog every minute of the action from… Read More

  • Android 2.2 also ported to iPhone

    We reported back in May that the iPhone 3G could run Android, but now comes the announcement that Android 2.2 (or Froyo) is on it’s way to the iPhone 3G. And let’s face it, why would you want anything but the very latest? Besides, your 24 month contract is about to end, and after you upgrade to the 4th Gen iPhone, what else will you do with your old iPhone 3G? Read More

  • With hours before the new iPhone announcement, AT&T shift upgrade eligibility forward

    Are you as keen as the Colonel for the soon-to-be-announced fourth-gen iPhone? Are you bound by an existing contract with AT&T? Are you feeling lucky, punk? Well, if you are, you should head on over to the AT&T upgrade eligibility page (go to to log in, then click “Check Upgrade Options”), because AT&T have just bumped forward the upgrade… Read More

  • Motorola announces EU-bound keyboardless Droid/Milestone: the XT720

    Motorola today announced their latest Android offering, the Milestone XT270, which is basically a Milestone/Droid with an updated camera, HDMI out, and no QWERTY keyboard. The removal of the keyboard makes the device a perfectly pocketable 10.9mm thick (down from 13.7mm on the original Milestone). Sound good? Follow the read link for more details and a hands-on video courtesy of SlashGear. Read More

  • Sprint EVO 4G is officially Sprint's fastest-selling device

    Sprint have just proudly announced that their new hotness, the EVO 4G (reviewed here and here), has beaten the Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct to become their fastest selling device ever. And by “beaten” I mean “obliterated”: the Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct were tied as Sprint’s previous best sellers, but the EVO 4G sold more than three times as many units in… Read More

  • With all eyes on WWDC, AT&T makes some changes to their plans and lineup. Again.

    It’s official, AT&T has sold out of the 8GB iPhone 3G. But that’s not as exciting as the clue provided to us by AT&T about its replacement and the iPad’s soon-to-be-dead unlimited plan. BGR is saying the departing 3G model will be replaced with a $99 3GS soon after the new iPhone is out. And the New York Times is reporting that AT&T has gone ahead allowed customers… Read More

  • Android to get a Playstation emulator thanks to ZodTTD

    We like ZodTTD. He’s a dude who just gets stuff done. Back in the early days of iPhone jailbreaking, he found his niche in building emulators for the platform; within months, he’d ported over pocket friendly versions of the SNES, Genesis, N64, Playstation, while somehow finding time to build things like an iPhone version of the VLC media player. Now, after much demand by his… Read More

  • Motorola ousted as top US handset seller (Korea rising!)

    We’re talking tenths of a percentage point here, but symbolic events require only symbolic statistics. In this case, Motorola has been double-bumped from its long-held 1st-place spot in US handset sales — it’s now in 3rd, after Samsung and LG. That’s according to Comscore, which released April numbers showing Moto losing its precarious lead as it dropped from a 22.9%… Read More

  • PSA: The new Sprint Hero update blocks rooting.. and that might be all it does

    Alongside the announcement that the EVO 4G’s first OTA update was already available, Sprint casually mentioned that an update was also available for their HTC Hero. Sweet! Updates! Surely this patch fixes some of the issues (shorter battery life, roaming oddities, etc) that Hero owners have been having since the move to 2.1, right? Not exactly. In fact, the only “fix” this… Read More

  • Sprint HTC EVO 4G gets its first OTA update, fixes microSD issues

    Surprise! Sprint’s not going to let any silly microSD card bugs taint the day of their big EVO 4G launch. Just hours after Sprint shops around the country started pushing EVO 4Gs to hungry customers, the carrier has issued its first OTA update for this device. Read More

  • Sprint keeps it green, announces the eco-friendly Samsung Restore

    EVO 4G? Pah! Why get a 4.3″ inch screen’d, 1 Ghz CPU’d monster of a phone when you can get Sprint’s brand new Samsung Restore? Sure, it might be a bit less ridiculously powerful — but it’s eco-friendly! Read More

  • Gasp! AT&T stops selling the iPhone 3G because they're "Out Of Stock"

    The horror! Days after the Apple Store pulled sales of the iPhone 3G from their online market, AT&T has disclosed to employees the iPhone 3G is now “Out of Stock”. Employees are being told to direct customers to the iPhone 3GS. The fact that Apple’s WWDC, the birth place of all new iPhones, goes down in 3 days is, of course, a complete coincidence. Read More

  • HP not out of the WebOS smartphone business after all

    Now doesn’t this make you feel better? Mark Hurd at HP originally said that there would be no more WebOS smartphones… but now there will be! A Christmas miracle! He said: When we look at the market, we see an array of interconnected devices, including tablets, printers, and of course, smartphones. We believe webOS can become the backbone for many of HP’s small form… Read More

  • Sprint officially kicks off sales of the HTC EVO 4G

    “History will be made across the nation as anxious customers get their hands on America’s first 3G/4G wireless phone, HTC EVO 4G, packed with industry-leading features.” A little over the top right there, but anyway: you can now purchase the HTC EVO 4G at, Sprint retail stores, at RadioShack, Best Buy and Walmart. The device sells for $199.99 with a two-year… Read More

  • Premature leak of the day: Sony Ericsson 5-inch Android QWERTY phone

    Hoowee! Look at this thing! What you’re looking at here is a very early prototype of an upcoming Sony Ericsson 5-inch, full-QWERTY Android phone, and I gotta say, I kinda like it. However, 5 inches does make it a bit of a beast, moving the device squarely into too-big-to-be-a-phone-too-small-to-be-a-tablet territory… but look at that keyboard! It looks totally typeable! Read More

  • Sprint EVO 4G will ship with storage bug

    Uh-oh! It seems that the super-fab (but electrically challenged) Sprint EVO 4G will be shipping with an unintentional stow-away. Reports are floating around the net that some users who received their EVOs at Google I/O the other week are unable to save files to the MicroSD card. Instead, they get a permission error. Read More

  • Android 2.1 rollout for GSM Heroes starts Friday!

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Oh man, I’m excited. My previously-crippled Android 1.5 phone, the GSM HTC Hero will finally (pending alignment of the stars), receive the bump to Android 2.1 as of Friday, June 4th. Read More