5 addictive iPhone games
Being the mobile monsters that we are at Go Mobile, we often get asked about the best iPhone games. Apple’s portable devices are among the hottest platforms for indie gaming. We’ve put together a list of five of the most addictive games we’ve played. None of these games sound very enticing on paper, so we’re just going to list them out, and tell you to trust us. Flight...
IMDb app now available for Android-based devices →
There’s more good news for users of smart phones that run on Google Inc.’s Android operating system. IMDb, the definitive database for all-things movies, announced on Wednesday that it has finally brought its mobile application to Android OS.
iPhone cases revisited
Now that the iPhone 4 is out and you’ve had it for a little while, we’re wondering what you’re using as a case. Using your old iPhone case? A particular brand? Something with polka dots or other pattern? So far, in our office and around town, we’ve seen: Burberry print, cobalt blue, plain black, hot pink. We know one person who ordered five different cases, so he could...
Motorola’s Droid X: Big is beautiful, if you can fit it in your pocket
Is VoIP coming to bite telecoms in the butt?
Towards the end of the last decade, VoIP, or voice-over Internet protocol, was transforming calling overseas. Now, it could have a major impact on the wireless industry. Skype is one of the most ubiquitous Internet services in the world. The online calling and chat network has put a significant dent into the inefficient and overpriced traditional method of international calling. Verizon Wireless...
Apple’s iPhone 4: More than hype (YouTube)
Apple strikes against fraudulent apps in its store →
Watch out, app addicts. Apple Inc. said Tuesday it has banned a Vietnamese developer from its popular applications store after he allegedly engaged in fraudulent activity. The company also removed an undisclosed number of applications from the iTunes store, which offers free and paid applications for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Bring files with you
As the time we spend with “computers” gets split between myriad devices, files can get lost in the shuffle. We recommend two great apps — take your pick — for sharing files between gadgets. One is Dropbox. Install the free apps on your Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad or Android gizmos (BlackBerry is in the works), and you’re given storage space on Dropbox’s...
Less than 10% of fliers are logging onto Wi-Fi in... →
We can almost hear the airlines saying, Oh no, quick, think of something else we can charge people for! Head rests?
Tag the world
Augmented-reality-enabled, location-based social networking — lots of buzz words, but together they make something potentially very cool. Tagwhat is a mobile app that lets users tag real-world objects with short notes for their friends to stumble upon. Hold the phone in front of your face, and up pops all of these little tips. Think of it like a virtual treasure hunt. This is a really...
Apple to replace false iPhone reception reading... →
Months after an Apple employee left a pre-release iPhone in a pub, a different kind of bar is giving Apple headaches.
AT&T capping upload data speeds →
Some AT&T customers are reporting that AT&T is hindering the maximum speed that they can send data over the 3G network, despite being under their monthly allotted limit. AT&T told the Associated Press it was a glitch only affecting iPhone 4 users and that the telecom was working to fix it.
Tech support costs for smartphones may hurt...
Selling smartphones like the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry would assuredly give wireless carriers a huge boost to profits, right? The hardware is more expensive; the subscriptions are way more expensive; the early-termination fees are pricier; and upkeep on the data network can’t cost nearly as much as all of that new revenue. Right? Well, there’s a factor many may have forgotten...
Tweet of the day: Learning from Lebron
Couldn’t help ourselves - we had a good laugh at this smart shopper. From @WatchJ: Instead of resigning my cell phone contract with AT&T Im goin to get my Lebron on & meet with Verizon, Sprint & T-mobile 1st
How to...use a cell phone in Iceland?
There are many how-tos out there on the Web. How to bake a cake. How to dress for success. How to stress less. How to achieve more. But we found this instructional most odd and entertaining. From eHow: How to Use a Cell Phone in Iceland Iceland hosts more active volcanoes than any other country in the world. Its fiery lava, wild landscape and beautiful waterfalls are a must-see for any...
Random poll: Ever use your cell phone to see in...
We’ve done it. We’re wondering if many of you have, too. Ever use your iPhone (or other smartphone) to see in the dark? Phone as flashlight? Tell your story here or at email@example.com.
China Mobile pushing for custom iPhone
According to InformationWeek: China Mobile, the country’s largest telecom operator, is still holding out hope that it can woo Apple into making a customized version of the iPhone that would work on a network based on homegrown TD-SCDMA technology. China Mobile has more than 500 million subscribers to its network, and the company is aggressively promoting its 3G service, which first...
Obama to auction off more data spectrum for... →
Spotty cellphone reception getting in the way of your BlackBerry e-mail addiction or iPhone app downloads? President Obama has a memorandum for that. The Obama administration proposes to nearly double the amount of commercially available wireless communications spectrum over the next 10 years with a memorandum signed Monday.
Passive aggression in app form
Hollywood’s comedy-tech gurus at Yay Robot have an iPhone app out called iHateIt Personal Disapproval Assistant. It’s basically a soundboard with halting noises and sharp comments. The crew has put together a YouTube channel of comedy shorts showing the real-world situations in which you’d benefit from an app that makes loud noises in someone’s ear. There’s a...
Boycott BP? That's easier said than done →
Boycotting BP doesn’t mean just avoiding the gas stations with the green and yellow logos. In fact, some of those may not even be getting most of its oil from the BP that spilled its payload in the Gulf of Mexico.