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  • Palm Pixi gets an upgrade to WebOS 1.3.2, fixes "Security Issues"

    Just a few weeks after launch, it looks like the Pixi is already hoggin’ all the update-love. Early today, Palm pushed WebOS 1.3.2 out to Pixi owners, leaving Pre owners wondering when they’d get theirs. Palm’s not making a big fuss about this update, but we managed to dig up the patch notes and find out what was goin’ on. Read More

  • Mophie Juice Pack Air gets festive, now available in red

    What is there to say about this, outside of the headline? We loved the Mophie Juice Pack at first, only to have it almost literally fall apart in our hands. Mophie said the problem we had definitely shouldn’t have happened, and shouldn’t happen again. Whether or not the problem was isolated and/or fixed, I’ve got no idea. But I do know one thing: now it comes in red! Earlier… Read More

  • Moto Cliq gets an OTA update, still running Android v1.5

    Upset that your Motorola Cliq is still running Android v1.5? Think the battery life stinks? Motorola’s got a patch for one of those problems, but not the other. Early this morning, Moto began pushing an over-the-air update to Cliq owners. Alas, it doesn’t look like they’ve managed to port the BLUR user interface over to Android 2.0 yet – even after updating, the Cliq… Read More

  • PSA: Account For Your Mobile Phone Before Exiting A Cab

    This is a test of the Crunch Network Public Service Announcement System. Before exiting a cab/taxi/limo/bus, be sure to account for all of your gadgets. This is only a test… While maybe obvious, this is very sound advice, especially during the holiday season where many of us find ourselves traveling in distant lands, taking countless cabs here and there. Take London, for example. Read More

  • HTC Hero unofficially upgraded to Android 2.1, ROM leaked

    If you’re the owner of an HTC Hero, you’re probably pretty tired of waiting for the update treatment. While other handsets have been bumped up to Android v1.6 and others have hit the shelves with v2.0, you’re still stuck way back at v1.5. Well, the time to upgrade has come – as long as you’re down to do some hackery, that is. The always incredible guys over at… Read More

  • NES Cartridge iPhone Dock: Ghetto-It-Yourself

    Look. I’m all for the D.I.Y-spirit. I go to the Maker Faire, I randomly add LEDs to things that have no reason to have them, and I’ve voided more warranties than I can count. But this is just cheating. When we got a tip today from reader Roland with a subject line of just “NES Cartridge iPhone dock”, I got a little bit tingly inside. Read More

  • Fring for iPhone gets one-way video calling

    Last week, Fring took their first step into the video calling space by bringing Fring/Skype video support to a handful of Nokias. Not looking to let the momentum fizzle, Fring has already released their next video-enabled app — this time for the iPhone. Read More

  • Apps of the Month: Best iPhone Apps of November

    Last month we launched Apps of the Month: a series dedicated to profiling iPhone apps that you should actually buy, instead of the ones that simply got the most hype. This is a tough task, given the 100,000+ apps on the store and the fact that discovery is an absurdly difficult task, even for those who spend as much time as we do playing with iPhone apps. Of course, we scoured our inboxes and… Read More

  • Verizon will push software updates to the Samsung Intensity and Trance beginning tomorrow

    If you’re one of the 600,000 people who bought a Samsung Intensity (SCH U-490) or Samsung Trance (SCH U-450): good news! You’ve got an over-the-air update coming your way. One of our sources just came through with the patch notes for both handset’s respective updates, which are scheduled to begin as early as tomorrow. There’s nothing too major on the update list here… Read More

  • Best Tip Of The Week: I am not good with computer edition

    We get a lot of e-mail at the MobileCrunch tips line. Really, a whole friggin’ lot. About 2% of them are worthwhile tips. The remaining 98% is made up of other bloggers highlighting their stories for linkage (which we don’t mind a bit), Nigerian princes asking for our bank account details (which we do mind), and a surprising number of emails that say nothing but “Sent from… Read More

  • Review: TomTom Car Kit for iPhone and iPod Touch

    Short Version $219.94. The price says it all. The TomTom Car Kit is great; it works perfectly, and I loved using it. In fact, I wish I could keep the review unit that TomTom sent me. That said, would I ever spend 2 bills and change on it? Mayyyybe, but it’s unlikely. A standalone TomTom GPS unit can be as cheap as $100, which is half the price of the TomTom Car Kit ($119.95) + TomTom… Read More