The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Sprint lights up 4G service in Orlando, Florida

    You know how it goes: Another day, another region with Sprint 4G service. The latest region to light up? The land of Mickey Mouse hats and Shamu mugs: Orlando, Florida. If you’ve got a 4G-compatible device like the Samsung Epic or the HTC EVO, give it a quick reset and you should by flyin’ along on the new network. All in all, the brings the count up to 53 regions. Is your city one? Read More

  • iOS 4's Folders Are Cool And All, But Check Out What Jailbreakers Get

    Man! Just when we were starting to get used to using iOS 4’s folder system, the jailbreak community comes along and one-ups the whole thing. After months of work, Japanese iPhone developer ashikase has released this preview video of FolderEnhancer, a jailbreak-only modification which.. well, enhances folders. Check out the video after the jump. Read More

  • Oh look! It's the Android-powered, QWERTY-sliding HTC Lexicon… for Verizon!

    Man, this week is really starting off with a bang. VLC got approved for the iPad! A shot of the BlackBerry Storm 3 leaked out! We’re only a few hours into Monday, and that’s already two solid happenings in the mobile world. It’s gonna be a good week, friends. Here’s one more for you: Remember the HTC Lexicon? We first heard about the Lexicon and its 3.8″… Read More

  • Is this the BlackBerry Storm 3?

    Love it or hate it, RIM is gonna keep pushin’ the BlackBerry Storm line until they get it right. The original Storm was followed by the Storm 2, which will inevitably be followed by the Storm 3 — which, as it just so happens, has seemingly just made its debut in a good ol’ fashion spy shot. Read More

  • Motorola Flipout for AT&T cancelled?

    It’s potentially a sad day for fans of oddly-form-factored phones everywhere. AT&T’s ultra-wonky, Android-powered Motorola Flipout.. might be dead. Read More

  • VLC for iPad now available, iPhone version coming soon

    Have you ever heard of VLC? If you’re even the most casual video watcher, I’d certainly hope so — when it comes to video players, VLC is king. It’s super lightweight, and can handle just about any video format you can throw at it. It’s cross-platform, with builds for Windows, OS X, and Linux.. and starting today, iOS. Imagine being able to throw just about any… Read More

  • Google's Investment Pays Off: Ngmoco Building Plus+ And Games For Android

    There’s no absolute formula for success in the mobile app world — but if there was, ngmoco would probably be amongst those closest to having it figured out. Just about everything they touch (Gun Range, WeFarm, Rolando, and their Plus+ gaming network) turns to gold; unfortunately, the only stuff they’ve touched so far has been exclusively for iOS. Back in February, ngmoco CEO… Read More

  • Apple Finally Lets A Google Voice Application Into The App Store (Again)

    Google Voice applications have had a pretty tumultuous history in the App Store. At first, Apple approved them, and the people rejoiced. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, they were pulled, with “duplicating features that the iPhone comes with (Dialer, SMS, etc).” cited as the reasoning. The people were, understandably, pretty friggin’ mad. Over the past few days, the developers… Read More

  • Nokia Turns Any Display Into A Touchscreen With "Plug And Touch"

    I was prepared to be really disappointed by this video, but it actually looks kind of awesome. Basically you set up your Nokia N8 about five feet from any TV or display it can plug into via HDMI, and it uses its little camera to track your hands and turn the whole thing into a touchable surface. Brilliant! Well — maybe not brilliant, but certainly a cool feature. They call it Plug and… Read More