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Uber: The new taxi service hoping to change getting a cab in London

Uber: The new taxi service hoping to change getting a cab in London

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With the Christmas party season now in full force, getting home after a couple of drinks is probably something you're putting a lot of thought in to.Ask most London partygoers and they'll be able to give you an operational matrix of possibilities based... >>

Android 4.4 KitKat review
4.0 stars

Android 4.4 KitKat review

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Another year, another version of Google's Android operating system. This time it's version 4.4, better known as Android KitKat. Yup, the Nestle four-finger chocolate wafer bar will have its name aligned with tech as much as it does with casual confectionery.... >>

Apple OS X Mavericks review
5.0 stars

Apple OS X Mavericks review

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The latest Apple OS X operating system, version 10.9, better known as Mavericks, has arrived. And it's a free upgrade to anyone running OS X Snow Leopard and above.Not only does Mavericks kill off the animal-based naming system, it also promises a host... >>

Hands-on: BBM for iPhone review

Hands-on: BBM for iPhone review

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BBM for iPhone and Android is now out and we've already managed to have a play with both apps after persuading BlackBerry to push us to the front of the queue to get access.The new iPhone app, available for download from today after a somewhat awkward... >>

Swiftkey 4.3 Layouts for Living beta hands-on: Fighting the phablet finger problem

Swiftkey 4.3 Layouts for Living beta hands-on: Fighting the phablet finger problem

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SwiftKey is one of the most popular apps around, delivering a clever keyboard for your Android device that will predict your next word, giving you nice fast entry speeds, cloud back-up for your language profile, and a lot more.We've seen SwiftKey bundling... >>

Windows 8.1 review
4.5 stars

Windows 8.1 review

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Windows 8 continues to be a product that attracts a lot of complaining. Some of that complaining is justified - at least to some extent - and some of it isn't. But no matter what we think of Windows 8, if the customers aren't on board, then the operating... >>

Adobe Project Mighty and Project Napoleon: Hands-on with the smart pen and ruler for iPad

Adobe Project Mighty and Project Napoleon: Hands-on with the smart pen and ruler for iPad

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For many years Adobe has remained a strong and proud purveyor of creativity software. It has been linked with hardware in the past but has always steered clear, instead making the tools people use to design hardware rather than make any itself.However,... >>

Asphalt 8: Airborne review
4.0 stars

Asphalt 8: Airborne review

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Racing onto smartphones and tablets is Asphalt 8: Airborne, the latest chapter in the popular racing series from Gameloft.As anyone familiar with Asphalt would expect, this latest iteration is adrenalin-filled, nitro-fuelled, racing that sees you hitting... >>

Sprinkle Islands review
5.0 stars

Sprinkle Islands review

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Did you ever play Sprinkle? It's the game where you use a water cannon mounted on a crane to adjust its height and angle to fight fires, move obstacles, spin wheels and do a host of different things to solve puzzles throughout increasingly difficult levels.If... >>

App of the day: Fill More! review (iPhone)

App of the day: Fill More! review (iPhone)

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If you've played the classic game Filler then Fill More! will be familiar territory. This modern-day mobile device adaptation is based loosely around a command and conquer theme that feels like playing a digital board game. Fill More! is a strategic turn-based... >>

App of the day: BT Sport review (Android)

App of the day: BT Sport review (Android)

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Sport is very much the modern battlefield, both on the field of play and when it comes to selling you entertainment, with exclusive rights, packages and everything else, on offer.The newest kid on the block, looking to shake things up and rival the likes... >>

App of the day: Compulsive review (iPhone)

App of the day: Compulsive review (iPhone)

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Sometimes simple is best and Compulsive - the colour-matching puzzle game that's against the clock - is as stripped-back as they come. Few ingredients make for the perfect taste though and even the game's title rings true in a self-declaration of truth:... >>

App of the day: Expedia review (Android)

App of the day: Expedia review (Android)

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The internet now offers an abundance of choices when it comes to making travel plans. There are websites for just about every everything, from online agents, to individual travel companies, to all the services you might want on your travels and more.With... >>

App of the day: Sewer Wars review (iPhone)

App of the day: Sewer Wars review (iPhone)

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Sewer Wars - and we're talking about the underground pipes, not needle and thread - is a side-scrolling platform game that's all about fast reactions and staying afloat for as long as you can.Despite the game sounding suggestive of those kinds of things... >>

App of the day: Flight Finder review (iPhone)

App of the day: Flight Finder review (iPhone)

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Until someone invents teleportation, or Elon Musk works out how to build those fancy pneumatic tubes he's decided will be the future of global travel, we're stuck using planes. Although it's not really aircraft that are the problem, it's airports.These... >>

App of the day: Blinkbox review (Android)

App of the day: Blinkbox review (Android)

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When it comes to watching TV or movies on your tablet, you're not short of choices these days. There are the big players, like Netflix, offering a subscription-based system. Then you've got Lovefilm (on some platforms), as well as a range of catch-up... >>

App of the day: City Cat review (iPhone)

App of the day: City Cat review (iPhone)

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The never-ending dash through New York, Paris and Moscow that is City Cat feels like an explosion of Sonic the Hedgehog meets Nyan Cat in a parallel Jetpack Joyride world. Colourful, engaging and tricky to stay in play during the later stages, City Cat... >>

App of the day: Tiny Thief review (Android)

App of the day: Tiny Thief review (Android)

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If you were one of those Daily Mail sorts, you'd have a fit about the current "morality" of both gaming and TV. On TV, for example, you've got serial killers as heroes, motorcycle outlaws as role models and drug dealers as father figures. Now, in its... >>

App of the day: Yahoo! Wireless Festival 2013 (iOS / Android / Blackberry)

App of the day: Yahoo! Wireless Festival 2013 (iOS / Android / Blackberry)

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Heading to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the Yahoo! Wireless Festival this coming weekend? Then don't leave home without the official festival app, complete with listings, a planner, map, news, social media integration and even push notifications which,... >>

App of the day: Mushroom Wars Mini review (iPhone)

App of the day: Mushroom Wars Mini review (iPhone)

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Furious fungi battle it out in Mushroom Wars Mini on a miniature scale that's mighty difficult to master. If strategy games are your thing then Mushroom Wars on the iPhone - or the iPad if you want it a little less mini - is a well thought out attack... >>

App of the day: Skype 4.0 review (Android)

App of the day: Skype 4.0 review (Android)

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Some services are so heavily weaved into your work or social life that it's difficult to see a way around them. They become part of a binding system, the fabric that keeps your network together, be that friends or colleagues, for work or play. Skype is... >>

App of the day: Pet Rescue Saga review (iPhone)

App of the day: Pet Rescue Saga review (iPhone)

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Pet Rescue Saga, the latest tile from King - makers of app heavyweight Candy Crush Saga - has landed to eat into your every minute. It's a good-looking and well-made puzzle game that's taxing and rewarding in equal measure.Pet Rescue Saga Format iOS |... >>

App of the day: Feedly review (Android)

App of the day: Feedly review (Android)

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Google Reader is dead. If Google Reader is a mystery to you, then so too will be today's app, so feel free to read another app review. If, however, the passing of Reader has left a void in your life, then Feedly might be the app (or service) to replace... >>

Windows 8.1 preview: Installed, explored and tested

Windows 8.1 preview: Installed, explored and tested

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We were pretty harsh about Windows 8 until we reviewed it. The problem for us, was that the user interface was just too much of a departure. Reviews are different from opinion though, and using the OS on a desktop computer made us realise that, as an... >>

App of the day: Truecaller review (Android)

App of the day: Truecaller review (Android)

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Have you seen that show on BBC Three called The Call Centre? In it, you learn about the goings on and practices behind those calls to help you get more insulation or to help you reclaim thousands in PPI.It's a great show, and well worth watching, because... >>

App of the day: Roundhouse review (iPhone)

App of the day: Roundhouse review (iPhone)

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Roundhouse is a two-dimensional beat-'em-up game reminiscent of the glory days of gaming: think of a flatter, zanier version Streets of Rage for the iPhone and you'll have some idea what to expect from this kickin' app.Roundhouse Format iOS Price $0.99... >>

App of the day: Classic Winnie the Pooh review (iPhone and iPad)

App of the day: Classic Winnie the Pooh review (iPhone and iPad)

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Winnie the Pooh for many is the iconic childhood read. A. A. Milne's beautiful stories remain, even to this day, perfect reading material for your kids.With this iPad and iPhone app, the world of Winnie the Pooh has been brought to life. Animated versions... >>

App of the day: Sparkle 2 review (iPhone)

App of the day: Sparkle 2 review (iPhone)

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We see all kinds of apps here on Pocket-lint and sometimes there are real gems among the pack. Sparkle 2 - as its title almost seems confidently to declare - really does shine. It's an action puzzle game that requires quick wits and it's kept us engaged... >>

App of the day: Barclays Mobile Banking review (Android)

App of the day: Barclays Mobile Banking review (Android)

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It makes the world go round but you can't buy love with it. It walks, it talks, it's the root of all evil, but all we want is dirty cash. The country has none, but fortunately banks do, and some of that filthy lucre goes into app development.Mother always... >>

App of the day: Paperland Pro review (Android)

App of the day: Paperland Pro review (Android)

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Paperland isn't strictly speaking an app. What it is in reality is a live wallpaper, but that sort of undersells it a bit and the value it has. So for the sake of this, we'll call it an "App of the day".What Paperland is though, is something that seems... >>

Pet Rescue Saga unveiled by Candy Crush Saga maker: hands-on preview

Pet Rescue Saga unveiled by Candy Crush Saga maker: hands-on preview

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Developer King has introduced its latest app: Animal Rescue Saga. Could this be the title to topple the hugely popular Candy Crush Saga? Pocket-lint got our hands on a pre-release version of the mobile app ahead of launch at this year's E3 conference... >>

App of the day: Atlantis: Pearls of the Deep review (iPhone)

App of the day: Atlantis: Pearls of the Deep review (iPhone)

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A classic match-'em-up game is always a good way to wile away the hours. Unlike the more traditional and rigid games of the genre where blocks fall into fixed positions, the Atlantis take is somewhat looser: with alleged real physics, coloured pearls... >>

App of the day: What's the saying? 1Pic-1Phrase review (Android)

App of the day: What's the saying? 1Pic-1Phrase review (Android)

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Say what you see. It's almost impossible to read without hearing the soft Irish accent of Roy Walker, evoking memories of evenings spent watching Catchphrase.There's no shortage of apps that bring you some sort of "say what you see" gameplay, there's... >>

App of the day: Google Keyboard review (Android)

App of the day: Google Keyboard review (Android)

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It's not an exaggeration to say there are a multitude of Android keyboards out there. From Go Keyboard, to Swiftkey and Swype your choices are almost unlimited. But it used to be the case that if you wanted the Google "official" or stock keyboard, you'd... >>

Moga Pocket and Pro: Hands-on with the Android accessory that will change the way you game

Moga Pocket and Pro: Hands-on with the Android accessory that will change the way you game

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Moga, the mobile gaming system for Android, has announced it is coming to the UK, offering both the Moga Pocket and the Moga Pro, and looking to take your mobile gaming to the next level.We caught up with Moga for a quick introduction to the mobile gaming... >>

App of the day: Zombie Master World War review (iPhone)

App of the day: Zombie Master World War review (iPhone)

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Zombie games are fashionable of late and when done right they sure can be a lot of fun. Zombie Master World War is more than just a blood-splattering shoot 'em up - it's a deep, varied and complex game which, considering it's free to download, has a lot... >>

App of the day: Uno & Friends review (Android, iPhone)

App of the day: Uno & Friends review (Android, iPhone)

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Uno has always been a firm favourite here at Pocket-lint, evoking memories of family camping holidays. Playing cards in an app, of course, lacks some of the community spirit of physically playing cards.Although Uno HD has been available as an app for... >>

App of the day: Outlook.com review (Android)

App of the day: Outlook.com review (Android)

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Android gets email right, as long as you're loyal to Gmail. You will have a frustrating time if you're a Hotmail or Yahoo user, and want to enjoy the same rich experience as you'd get within Google's own apps. And that's not much of a surprise.And with... >>

App of the day: Focus Twist review (iPhone)

App of the day: Focus Twist review (iPhone)

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When the Lytro camera was first announced we all marvelled at the possibilities of a camera that didn't need to focus could bring to the humble photographer. Just snap and go and then worry about focusing later after the fact.Sadly, as anyone who has... >>

App of the day: Rotolla review (iPhone)

App of the day: Rotolla review (iPhone)

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Think modern-day Tetris with a twist and you'll have some idea of the captivating, addictive and downright tricky game that is Rotolla. Don't move your eyes away from the screen for even a second - this is one of those games that will hook you in and... >>

App of the day: Plane Finder 3D review (iPhone and Android)

App of the day: Plane Finder 3D review (iPhone and Android)

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To look up in the sky at any given moment you might not realise quite how much is going on up there. We see planes from time to time, but it's easy to forget that for every one you can see there are probably several you can't. So that's where Plane Finder... >>

App of the day: Crazy Jump review (Android)

App of the day: Crazy Jump review (Android)

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Some apps boast incredible graphics, or console quality gameplay, but others go back to basics, strip things back and deliver a simple gameplay experience that you just can't get enough of.In the case of Crazy Jump, things err on the side of simple. Really... >>

New Google Maps: We explore the features of the preview

New Google Maps: We explore the features of the preview

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At Google I/O one of the most exciting developments was the reworking of Google Maps. Both online and on mobile devices. With maps being ubiquitous now, it's easy to forget that the old version has a few annoying bugs that make it difficult to use. Now... >>

App of the day: Boom! review (iPhone)

App of the day: Boom! review (iPhone)

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Boom! - despite its rather innocuous name - is a platformer-cum-racer game that's provided us with some of the best app gaming fun we've had in recent months. Or even years. There's almost an element of Sonic The Hedgehog in this side-scrolling loop-da-loop... >>

App of the day: Photo Editor by Aviary review (Android)

App of the day: Photo Editor by Aviary review (Android)

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With each smartphone launch, more attention is lavished on the camera. More lens elements, better sensor, more features and functions.There's no shortage of apps to help improve your photos once you've taken them either and we've looked at plenty here... >>

Hands-on: Google Play Music All Access review

Hands-on: Google Play Music All Access review

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It was no surprise when Google announced Google Play Music All Access during its keynote at Google I/O on Wednesday. Set to take on Spotify, Rdio, Pandora and other streaming services, All Access is available on the web and Android for $9.99 (£6.50)... >>