‘Monster Hunter: Dynamic Hunting’ Released for iPhone, Now No 1 in Japan App Store

Yesterday Japanese game developer Capcom announced the release of ‘Monster Hunter: Dynamic Hunting’ for iPhone and iPod Touch. The app is available for download not only in the Japan app store, but also […] Related posts: Download iPhone Apps and Assist Japan Earthquake Relief Japanese based entertainment solutions company, MotionPortrait has announced that the… Nokia’s […]

Marketing in the Morning

Ericsson, the Sweden-based mobile company, recently conducted a survey that found 35 percent of U.S. Android and iPhone users "…interacted with such non-voice apps as Facebook on their smartphones before rising." In other words, many smartphone users check Facebook, Twitter and very likely email, before even getting out of bed in the… [[ This is […]

Verizon iPhone 4 Gets Called Out By Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports blasted the iPhone 4 when it first came out for AT&T, citing reception problems. You may recall Apple’s "antennagate" scandal, where it gave away free bumpers to make up for the issue. Now, Consumer Reports is making a similar case for Verizon’s incarnation of the iPhone 4. The nonprofit organization says, "Bottom Line: […]

Foursquare Announcements Coming at SXSW

This week, we posted an article about some comments Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley made about competing with Facebook. He responded to this, and we exchanged a few tweets. Bottom line: expect multiple announcements from the company at SXSW.  In a recent interview on CNBC, Crowley said, "They’re [Facebook] a huge platform and a big competitor, […]

Starbucks Gives Mobile Payments Industry a Jolt

Starbucks, one of the most iconic corporations in the U.S., has rolled out a mobile payments program that will enable customers to make purchases with their smartphones. Never mind that the same near-field communications (NFC) technology has already been in use in other parts of the world for several years, this will have a significant […]

Indonesia threat over BlackBerry porn sparks anger on Twitter

Indonesia’s Communications and Information Technology Minister Tifatul Sembiring has given BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) a 2 weeks deadline to block pornography content off the population, the AFP reported. Government officials have complained about the difficulties of monitoring communications through smartphones. So, the solution here seems to be getting smartphone makers to cut off […]

Android "Newsstand" Said To Be In The Works

Android users might soon be presented with a more convenient way of finding content from their favorite publications.  Rumor has it that Google’s trying to put together a "digital newsstand" through which people would be able to purchase magazine- or newspaper-specific apps. Russell Adams and Jessica E. Vascellaro reported, "The e-newsstand would include apps from […]

Web Giants’ Resolutions for 2011

A year is coming to a close again. How was 2010 for you, and what resolutions have you planned for a better 2011? The guys at JoyOfTech have wrapped up the year with some resolutions they think our web giants like Twitter, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft will be making for the year 2011. Enjoy and […]

Geofencing Patent Awarded to Where Inc.

Where Inc., the location-based service and media company with a handful of mobile apps for smartphones, has been awarded a broad patent for geofencing technology. Patent number 7,848,765 has been more than five years in the making…

Gaming Is the Top Segment for Electronic Holiday Gifts [REPORT]

Consumers this holiday season are seeking video game consoles, smartphones and cameras — but on the cheap, if possible, according to the Giftmeister 2010 Holiday Gifting Trend Report. The findings, based on the purchases of 20,000 Giftmeister customers from the…

If TEDTalks Ran Out of Smart People [COMIC]

With so many talks and ideas spread, there is a small possibility that TED might run out of smart people. That could happen if the number of talks conducted outweighs the number of smart people produced and identified. It is hard to imagine but The Joy of Tech has illustrated a hilarious comic of what […]

Windows Phone 7 Now Available in the U.S.

If you’ve been planning to buy a Windows Phone 7 device, now is the time to walk the walk, as several smartphones based on Microsoft’s new mobile platform are now available in Microsoft’s Store. HTC Surround and Samsung Focus…

Banks and Technology

The process of rushing, queuing and waiting for bank tellers is slowly becoming history. Internet banking has brought us much convenience, especially when we need to perform an urgent transaction on the spot. According to ComScore, Canada is the world’s top country in terms of online banking penetration. 2 out of every 3 Internet users […]

Retaliation: Apple Sues Motorola Over Multi-Touch

Apple has sued Motorola, claiming smartphones like the Droid, Cliq, Backflip and others violate six of Apple’s patents related to multi-touch interfaces and mobile operating systems. You could say the lawsuit was made…