Checking In With Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley at Mobile World Congress (Video)

At the outset of his first-ever trip to Barcelona for the big cellphone industry trade show, Foursquare’s chief executive sits down to talk about the future of his location-based service.

Internet Access in Hotel Rooms

Walt answers readers’ questions on Internet access in hotel rooms, getting more hard-drive space and what to do with duplicate digital photos.

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IPhone Users Finally Get a Gander at Google Goggles

A year after their Android-phone-toting peers, owners of Apple’s iPhone are finally able to play around with Google Goggles, a Labs app that can identify and return relevant search results about certain objects (landmarks, logos, book and CD covers) as they are viewed through the phone’s camera. Goggles is now part of the Google Mobile App, available in the Apple App Store and supported on iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 running iOS 4 or above.

Jobs on iPhone 4: “The Most Successful Product Launch in Apple’s History”

The launch of the iPhone 4 was Apple’s biggest iPhone launch to date and the company’s most successful product launch ever. Apple sold more than 1.7 million iPhone 4s in the device’s first three days at market.

77 Percent of Early iPhone 4 Sales Were Upgrades

Apple’s new iPhone 4 is proving to be one hell of a brand-loyalty generator. According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, 77 percent of iPhone 4 sales Thursday were upgrades purchased by existing iPhone owners.


Eager Japanese Buy iPhone 4

Apple Inc. started selling the iPhone 4, the latest version of its wildly popular smartphone, on Thursday morning to teeming crowds of eager Japanese consumers – including some who waited three days to be among the first in the world to purchase the new handset. The enthusiasm for the iPhone 4 in Japan, a country with notoriously finicky consumers and once considered nearly impossible to crack for foreign handset makers, underscores how Apple has rewritten the rules with the iPhone.

An iPhone 4 Review Roundup

“This is really hot,” Apple CEO Steve Jobs said of the iPhone 4 when he unveiled it at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month. And the pundits seem to agree. The first reviews of the device began rolling in Tuesday afternoon and they are largely glowing. After the jump, excerpts from a few of them.

New iPhone Keeps Apple Top of Class

Walt calls the iPhone 4 a major leap over its already-excellent predecessor, the iPhone 3GS.

Apple Unleashes iOS 4

As promised, Apple (AAPL) released iOS 4 this morning, setting the stage for the Thursday launch of iPhone 4. The update, available for the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch, brings a number of new features to the devices, among them, multitasking, a unified email inbox and support for app folders. Rolled out along […]

Could the iPhone’s Next U.S. Carrier Be T-Mobile?

AT&T’s iPhone-exclusivity deal is nearing its end. And when it gets there, Apple will bring the device to a new U.S. carrier. But it’s not going to be Verizon. It’s going to be T-Mobile. That’s the theory put forth by Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu, who argues that the carrier is a more likely candidate than Verizon because its network wouldn’t require Apple to build a separate iPhone to support it.