The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • RIM to enter China with customized Blackberry

    It took them a while, but now RIM finally is ready to follow Apple and enter the world’s biggest mobile market, China, with the Blackberry. The company issued two press releases in the last days outlining their market entry strategy that’s built upon a strategic partnership with Beijing-based IT service provider Digital China (which is the country’s biggest). Digital China… Read More

  • T-Mobile Starts Rolling Out Carrier Billing Support In The Android Market

    Good news, Android App developers! You can probably expect an uptick in sales this month – and not just because of the Holiday bump. Just in time for the season of spending, T-Mobile has begun to roll out carrier billing support for the Android Market, allowing us all to buy up apps by charging them back to our cell phone bills. Read More

  • Google Mobile iPhone App gets a minor bump

    If the little gleaming update notification badge on the App Store hasn’t already caught your eye, it’s time to update the ol’ Google Mobile app – especially if you’ve got an accent. The biggest change is in how the app gets things done. Where as it used to boot into Safari as soon as you tapped into any search result, they’re now keeping it all within… Read More

  • Surprise! There will be another iPhone next year

    After 3 years of back-to-back new iPhones, it probably doesn’t take a whole lot of guts (or brains, for that matter) to predict that Apple will be announcing a new iPhone in 2010. But when this guy comes along and says that the orders been placed, pretty much all doubt goes out the door. Read More

  • Can't Decide Which Smartphone To Get? Measy Can Help.

    With new smartphones hitting the shelves what seems like each and every week, it’s getting harder and harder to figure out which one’s right for you. Sure, you, dear Tech blog reader, probably know exactly what you want 6 months before it even comes out – but for the vast majority of the population, it’s a big confusing world jam-packed with crazy acronyms and… Read More

  • Samsung bringing its familiar charging stations to colleges around the U.S.

    Well here’s ones way to get your “brand” out there. Samsung will install its mobile chargers (you might have seen them at airports here and there) at 15 colleges around the U.S. That’s just step one. Step two is installing said chargers at more than 50 colleges around the country. Read More

  • AT&T says you're using too much bandwidth! Bad you!

    All you punks out there watching Internet video and downloading monkey porn had better stop! There’s a current 5 gigabyte cap on laptop data use right now but soon, friends, AT&T is going to close up that “unlimited” plan and hopes to educate the consumer on proper data use. Read More

  • Swype gets hacked onto the original Omnia (Update: And more!)

    If you’re one of the 3 million or so people rocking the original Samsung Omnia, you might be feelin’ like you’ve been left out in the cold now that the Omnia II is on the shelves. At the very least, you’re probably a bit envious of the Omnia II’s finger-swiping text input method, Swype. Yeah? Don’t fret – we’ve got good news. Read More

  • Joby makes an iPhone app: the Gorillacam

    Joby, makers of the various Gorilla accessories — the GorillaPod, the GorillaTorch, GorillaMobile, etc — have just unveiled their first iPhone app: the Gorillacam. The free app provides a number of features to improve the usefulness of the iPhone camera, including a grid for rule-of-thirds shots, making the entire touchscreen a shutter button, photo sequences, and much more. Read More

  • The only thing better than the iLikeCereal!! app is the press release

    If you’re anything like me, you get incredibly annoyed each time one of Apple’s “There’s an app for that!” ads rolls. They like to pretend that there’s an app for everything – but you.. you know the truth. Sure, they have tip calculators, tens of thousands of games, and an app that makes you sound like T-Pain – but do they have cereal bowl… Read More

  • Mobile Firefox release candidate coming as early as next week

    Though nary but a few screenshots have been shown of it outside of a few alpha builds released months ago, the words “Mobile Firefox” are enough to get most geeks a bit hot around the collar. The wait is almost over – for some, at least. Sometime next week, we can expect to get our first real taste of what Mozilla’s got cooking, as they plan to wrap up their first… Read More

  • Tired of waiting for the Droid 2.0.1 update? Wait no longer.

    Oh, vast Internets, how boundless are your resources. Just as we started hearing the first complaints of people still waiting for Verizon to grace their phone with the Droid 2.0.1 software update, the Android community has come through. Going ahead and doing something Verizon should have done in the first place, a few clever gents have managed to scrounge up the 2.0.1 update package and put… Read More

  • Skyfire 1.5 Brings A New Interface And A Bunch Of Polish

    Skyfire has come a long way in the past few months. Since shedding the Beta tag back in May, it has grown into what is easily one of the best mobile browsers around. If nothing else, it’s still the only cross-platform mobile browser able to churn through Flash 10, Silverlight, and a ton of other media formats generally reserved for the PC. Today, Skyfire is launching version 1.5 of… Read More

  • The Nokia 6700 Classic done up in 18-carat gold

    Why? Because they can. It’s expected to cost €370 when it comes out in selected markets early next year. Read More

  • Projector-packin' LG Expo gets delayed

    If you were gettin’ all antsy in the pantsies about yesterday’s launch of the LG Expo and it’s detachable projector accessory, you might be a bit bewildered right now. A full day later, AT&T’s still showing no sign of the handset. Read More

  • iTunes Rewind Highlights The Best Apps Of 2009

    With Christmas looming, the post-holiday spike of app sales is just weeks away. As new iPhone owners find their way into the App Store for the first time, they’ll be looking for the best of the best to throw their money at – and Apple’s ready to cash in. Earlier today Apple released “iTunes Rewind 2009”, a list of the top selling and most loved applications of… Read More

  • Nuance launches Dragon Dictation for iPhone – Get it while it's free!

    Nuance is one of the most important companies in the mobile space, yet few cell phone owners have any idea who they are. You know that T9 feature that lets you blast out texts on your number pad? That’s theirs. If your phone does text-to-voice or voice transcription, that’s probably their technology too. Nuance’s latest move to take over the mobile world: the iPhone. While… Read More

  • Mewbox for Android sounds great, but what's the point without a good media player?

    The idea of a portable music store with access to the major labels, and is DRM-free to boot, seems almost too good to be true. And it kind of is: it’s for Android. Not that there’s anything wrong with that — but have you ever used Android’s standard music player? Me neither, at least not after the first try. Read More

  • Review: BackFlip Kickstand iPhone Case

    Short Version: To put it simply, I didn’t know that I needed the Backflip case until I had one. The idea of a case with a built-in kickstand seemed worthwhile, but I didn’t think it was something I’d find myself using often. I was dead wrong. Read More

  • Verizon Motorola Droid gets 2.0.1 software update

    Just one month after the release of the Motorola Droid, the first software patch has arrived. Verizon has just begun distributing the OTA update – so if you aren’t seeing the update alert already, you should be seeing it before too long. First things first, make sure your device is up to at least a 40% charge (or 20%, if it’s currently plugged into a power source), as you… Read More