• Listen to last night's Off The Hook radio show

    On last night’s Off The Hook, 2600 Magazine’s weekly radio show, tech journalist Steven Levy, whose wife apparently threw out a MacBook Air a few months ago, gave a pretty great interview touching on all sorts of subjects. Hackers, Google, the open source movement, etc. Definitely worth a listen, as every edition of Off The Hook is. Levy will be speaking at next week’s… Read More

  • Meet Hiroyuki, the guy who will get Asia's first 3G iPhone [UPDATED]

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F1067955%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf I just came back from the Softbank flagship store in “Tokyo’s Fifth Avenue”, Omotesandou street. Read More

  • Hide those unsightly set-top boxes for $999

    Perfect for people with such luxuries as “fireplaces” and “money” comes the $999 Belkin FlyWire device. It basically allows you to hide your cable box and other digital eyesores in a nearby closet so your hoity-toity guests don’t accidentally spill caviar on your Persian rug when their leather shoes get tangled in a bunch of cables. Dubious about wireless HD? Read More

  • Samsung Instinct selling well at Best Buy

    Apparently plenty of Best Buy shoppers like Sprint’s Samsung Instinct. In a recent press release, Best Buy said that since its June 19th launch, the Instinct has become “the retailer’s best selling handset in the past two years.”  Best Buy has also been pushing a service called “Walk Out Working,” which basically entails having your phone set up for… Read More

  • Help Key Redux: Fix an iPhone caught in a bad reboot cycle or that won't boot

    This was originally posted in April but I’m putting it here because I know some of you guys are going to try to upgrade and will begin crying once the iPhone bricks like a drunk frat boy at a co-ed All-Greek basketball game. This has come up a few times in the past couple days with folks trying to install pwned and failing. What happens is that the firmware doesn’t flash correctly… Read More

  • Sidekick Gecco will actually be named Sidekick 2008?

    Word on the street is, and by street I mean Cellphone Signal, that the Sidekick Gekko/Gecco has been officially dubbed the Sidekick 2008. Hiptop3 points out that this should be a red flag considering it’s July of 2008. If you’re familiar with Sidekicks then you know that the back of the swivel screen clearly states what model it is and according to the last thumbnail it just… Read More

  • More TSA-friendly laptop bags coming soon

    Just got word last night that Mobile Edge, fine purveyor of notebook-friendly bags and backpacks, has created three new cases that meet all TSA requirements for checkpoint-friendliness. The company is currently testing the bags at the Ontario Airport in California and will make final changes before going into full production soon. We’ve got the three designs here. Actual photos of… Read More

  • Download iPhone 2.0 firmware right now!

    Hot damn, you can already download the iPhone 2.0 Firmware! MacRumors dug through Apple’s servers, and found a direct link to the file. Those of you who just can’t wait, click here and enjoy the ride. I don’t have an iPhone, so I can’t independently confirm whether or not you’ll brick your phone by upgrading. Tell us how it works out for you. Read More

  • Are you in an AT&T 3G coverage area?

    East coast is the best coast David Pogue mentioned in his review of That Device that AT&T’s 3G coverage here in the U.S. is still a little spotty. This handy map—the blue coloring shows where you’ll find 3G coverage—shows exactly where you’ll be able to use the high-speed network. Most big cities are covered, as you might expect. Those of you in Alaska… Read More

  • Me abortive Me Session

    Before Like most Mactards this morning I headed over to me.com to check out the new goodies. As I logged in I was presented with the MobileMe screen with an array of icons and my excitement, needless to say, was palpable and turgid. Sadly, however, my palpability deflated as I was then kicked back to the MobileMe intro page again and again, thwarted from enjoying MobileMe features. Words… Read More

  • Don’t want to break the moratorium, but TechCrunch has information about some sort of ‘App Store’

    http://www.qik.com//player.swf?streamname=74fac02a773c4b5c99af8a8dbdf24cf8&vid=125826&playback=false&polling=false&user=techcrunch&userlock=true&islive=&currentUserName=anonymous Admittedly, this is kind of a gray area as it concerns the CrunchGear iPhone Hype Moratorium we announced yesterday. I suppose we technically promised not to write about the new… Read More

  • iPhone Application Overview And Demo Videos

    It’s not official quite yet, but the iPhone App Store is live and you can download version 2.0 of the iPhone software – which is all you need to run the 552 applications currently available. We’ve been gathering videos and overviews of many of the applications and have held them until now. We received demo vidoes for dozens of applications, ranging from basic games to… Read More

  • SynthaSite Launches New Interface To Simplify WYSIWYG Site Creation

    SynthaSite, an AJAX-based webpage editor that lets users create websites by dragging-and-dropping, has relaunched with a new interface that it hopes will make the site more appealing to casual web designers. While most of the feature set will stay the same, the company believes that the new interface will expose users to features that were hidden in confusing menus in the last iteration of… Read More

  • Space Monkey Travels to Apple App Store Today

    Glu Mobile started selling gaming titles for the iPhone and iPod today with the launch of Space Monkey. Apple’s App Store is now selling the popular mobile puzzle adventure game that has you cleaning up trash and fighting monsters across the cosmos. “The launch of the Apple App Store allows consumers to easily discover and download games for their mobile devices,” said Jill… Read More

  • Swastika Appears On Google Trends

    A number of people noticed a swastika (卐) on the hot trends list of Google Trends this morning. Google took the site down with a message that it was undergoing network maintenance and should be available again in a few hours. Then, minutes later, the site was back up, with the swastika still listed as the thirteenth hottest search term. Google Trends says the query peaked at about 6 am Pacific. Read More

  • A Filter For Your Feeds. AideRSS Turns PostRank Into An API and Google Reader Extension

    Canadian startup AideRSS is taking the ranking algorithm in its feed reader, PostRank, and turning it into an API for other developers to integrate into their own apps. At the same time, it is releasing an extension for Google Reader built on that API that shows the ranking of each post and feed within Google Reader. PostRank measures different ways that readers engage with a post. The ranking… Read More

  • The iPhone's Been Good To AdMob. A Quarter Billion Ads Served, And Counting

    With the 3G iPhone about to go on sale tomorrow, mobile ad startup AdMob is releasing some data on its iPhone ad network. Since it launched the network back in July, 2007, AdMob has served 249 million ads to people’s first-generation iPhones. Last month alone, it served 52 million ads worldwide and 34 million in the U.S. The monthly growth those numbers is up 32 percent and 26… Read More

  • Ok, iPhone Users, We Are Ready To Roll With 2.0

    Overnight Apple released the App Store on iTunes, letting users download apps to their computers. But without the iPhone 2.0 software you couldn’t get them to your iPhone. Now it looks like you can get that iPhone 2.0 software, too, and get the apps to your phone via an update found by MacRumors. You have to download it manually via this link. Use caution, however. To install the… Read More

  • How to Fix an iPhone Caught in a Bad Reboot Cycle or That Won't Boot

    Know that we are all probably trying to install 2.0 right now and many of us will probably fail – Michael *ahem* – here is how to save yourself if you get a bad update. Symptoms: The firmware doesn’t flash correctly and you have an iPhone or Touch caught in a horrible boot cycle that consistently fails. Sometimes it draws junk on the screen, which is basically the kernel… Read More

  • Guy Kawasaki's Truemors Gets Acquired By NowPublic

    Truemors, a rumor site launched by Guy Kawasaki in May 2007, has been acquired. The buyer is NowPublic, a “participatory news site” that we covered last year when they raised their second round of financing. Kawasaki is joining the company’s advisory board as well. The terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed, but my guess is that it’s very likely to be a tiny… Read More

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