The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • White iPhone 4 (almost) available for reservation on Apple Store app

    A recent update to the Apple Store iOS app — which allows you to reserve products at your local Apple Store — has brought with it the ability to reserve the white iPhone 4 model… or it almost has. Some astute users discovered that both the 16GB and 32GB white iPhones appear in the app, leading them to believe that the Melville-esque model was finally available… but no. Read More

  • Android Market hits six figures: 100,000 apps available

    It seemed like it was only yesterday that I was handing the Android Market its lunchbox and sending it off to school with a kiss on the cheek, and look at it now! 100,000 apps! It’s all growed up! Estimations of the number of apps seen in the Android Market have often been just that: estimations, but when the Android Dev team tweet out a number, it’s a number that means something. Read More

  • Video: Hands On With KDDI's Transparent X-Ray Cell Phone

    Last week, we reported about the new cell phone line up of Japan’s second biggest mobile carrier, KDDI. The company unveiled no less than 19 new handsets, and among those, one model stood out because of its unique design: the aptly named X-Ray. Read More

  • Garmin and Asus go their separate ways

    Aw. The end of an era (of sorts). Garmin-Asus today announced that they’re chucking the towel in on the navi-smartphone business, stating that they won’t produce any new phones, but will continue to sell and support the 6 models that are already out in the world. Asus will continue to make their own phones, and won’t shy away from using Garmin navigation in some of their… Read More

  • T-Mobile G2 owners pledge cold, hard cash for a permanent hack

    At face value, the HTC G2 for T-Mobile seemed no harder for the Android modding community to crack into than any of the handsets that came before it. Once the hackers really had a chance to tear into it, however, something strange started happening: it… repaired itself. Hacks could be made, but they’d disappear as soon as the handset was reset. Understandably, these temporary… Read More

  • Lose your phone? This site can help.

    Maybe you were drunk and decided it would be a great idea to hide your phone in the laundry hamper. Maybe you just didn’t see it slip between the couch cushions. Either way, you’ve gotta go somewhere now, and you’ve got no idea where your phone is. You’ve already asked your significant other to call your misplaced phone twice this week, and doing it again might make… Read More

  • T-Mobile Optimus T might just be the cheapest Android phone yet

    Back when T-Mobile announced that the Android-2.2-powered and “budget-friendly” Optimus T would be hitting their network, they got away without mentioning two important bits: pricing and launch date. Fortunately, they’ve gone ahead and remedied that this morning. Read More

  • The Truth: Why iPhone Users Will Ditch AT&T and Run to Verizon

    The Truth: Why iPhone Users Will Ditch AT&T and Run to Verizon

    Last week we saw the carriers’ growth numbers for Q3 2010, and AT&T completely blew away Verizon with new subscribers. Despite mass availability of Android phones, Verizon only added 1 million subscribers in Q3, its lowest total in years. AT&T added 2.6 million. It’s now completely clear why Verizon has finally capitulated and cozied up with Apple—even with tons… Read More

  • Starbucks now lets you pay for your caffeine fix with your iPhone in New York City

    New Yorkers have plenty of good coffee on just about every block (Shout out to Think Coffee on Mercer!), but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a Starbucks on every other corner just like the rest of the world. If you’re a regular at the ol’ Bucks (Hey, I’m not judging. Coffee snobbery is for chumps), live in NYC, and tote an iPhone, you’ve got a new trick… Read More

  • Ray Ozzie Has Seen The Future, And It Looks A Lot Like Google

    Ray Ozzie Has Seen The Future, And It Looks A Lot Like Google

    Just as Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie is preparing to step down, he’s leaving the software giant with a farewell memo outlining where the “Post-PC” world is headed. Titled “Dawn of a New Day,” it comes across as a dire warning for Microsoft to move faster away from its dependence on the PC towards “continuous services” in the cloud… Read More

  • Get Yourself A Bright Yellow StarTAC

    If you were too young to own a StarTAC, you totally missed out, buddy. The StarTAC was the coolest phone of the 1990s and thousands of young dot-commers carried it like a badge of courage. Well, now you can own a bright yellow GSM model for a mere $150. Read More

  • Hands-On With the Blackberry Style

    As you recall, the Blackberry Style AKA the 9670 just hit Sprint and boy is it a doozy. We got our unit in today and I’m pleased to report it’s not as goofy as everyone makes it out to be but, sadly, it’s still pretty goofy. Read More

  • Video: WebOS games running on a Nokia N900

    This is a pretty neat trick. A clever user over at noticed that Nokia’s N900 was pretty similar in specs to the Palm Pre, and that they both run SDL 1.2 — meaning that it should be able to run unmodified WebOS binaries. Using a little elbow grease, hoodoo, and magic, YouTube user fukywak has put together a video showing that it is possible to run EA’s Sims 3… Read More

  • HTC Knight to launch as "Speedy" on Sprint, Jan 6th

    Over the weekend, those ever-dilligent people over at XDA managed to source this image of an upcoming, Android-powered 3.7″ HTC Knight (you probably don’t need me to tell you that I added the mouse). Very Little details are known right now, but further documents found with the image suggest that it has a sliding keyboard. Then, today, BGR was informed that the device will be… Read More

  • LG + LTE + VZW = big, shiny Android phone

    A vision of the future has shown itself today, with Engadget landing their mitts on a shot of an upcoming high-end LG Android phone bound for Verizon. The biggest news, however, is that the phone appears to sport an LTE logo on the back, making it the first sighting of a Verizon 4G device. There are few details available right now, but the other logos on the back seem to confirm that the… Read More

  • Acer Liquid Metal S120 hits the FCC: Speaks of Froyo + AT&T bands

    If you like aluminium as much as you like Android, AT&T, and Acer, then the FCC has some good news for you: the Liquid Metal S120 has just been confirmed as playing nice with GSM/EDGE 850/1900 and WCDMA Band II and V — the sharper in the audience will notice that that makes it a sure fit for AT&T. We don’t yet have a complete specs list to accompany the S120, but we do… Read More

  • Motorola Droid Pro may cost $299

    The BlackBerry-esque Motorola Droid Pro is definitely on its way, but, up until now, had been missing a price. Well, no longer, as a test page on Verizon’s site (since removed) has delivered that all-important tidibt… but you may want to sit down* before reading it. Ready? It’s $299. This is a price that gives the phone the infamous title of “most expensive Android phone… Read More

  • Sprint updates the Samsung Moment, fixing the bug that prevents it from calling 911

    You know what sucks? Having your house burn down. You know what sucks even more? Not being able to call the fire department because your phone’s baseband silently crashes whenever you disable WiFi, as is the case with the Sprint Samsung Moment. Or, I should say, as was the case. Read More

  • T-Mobile myTouch 4G gets spotted in all 4 color varieties

    Worried that a boring ol’ black T-Mobile myTouch 4G (which T-Mo still insists on calling just “myTouch”) might not compliment your favorite kicks? Don’t sweat it: you’ve got options. CellPhoneSignal managed to wrangle up this promo shot of the four different hue choices you’ll have to pick from when this thing launches in a few weeks: black, plum, red… Read More

  • Android Gingerbread might not be as big of an update as hoped

    Everybody panic! The guys over at Android Central spotted this posting from on the Android code repository (from one of Android’s Security engineers, no less) indicating that the next major build — presumably the much hyped Gingerbread — will be version 2.3. The bad news? Rumors had pinned Gingerbread at version 2.5 or 3.0, implying that it’d be a fairly monstrous… Read More