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Windows Phone 8
4.0 stars

Windows Phone 8

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Windows Phone 8 is here, and while it will be available only on new hardware, rather than rolling out to previous models like the Nokia Lumia 800, it's worth covering in detail what is new and improved and what's not and ultimately whether or not it is... >>

Lovefilm for Kindle Fire HD pictures and hands-on

Lovefilm for Kindle Fire HD pictures and hands-on

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With the arrival of the Kindle Fire HD comes Lovefilm streaming its way on to Android. Not for every Android user mind, just those who happen to have picked up Amazon's new tablet. We've been calling out for a Lovefilm app for Android for ages: the iPad... >>

APP OF THE DAY: PocketWarwick review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch / Android)

APP OF THE DAY: PocketWarwick review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch / Android)

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Celeb-endorsed applications are not particularly rare; we've seen a few of them at Pocket-lint, including Tom Daley Dive 2012. However, it is extremely rare that a game or app has been devised and worked on by the celebrity him or herself.PocketWarwick... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Kumo Lumo review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Kumo Lumo review (iOS)

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Keep it simple is clearly the motto driving Kumo Lumo. A game that doesn't ask you to do much, but delivers plenty to keep you hooked.The app follows Kumo Lumo, a cloud that you drag about the screen with your finger, while you try to stop the earth falling... >>

Hands-on: Skype for Windows 8 review

Hands-on: Skype for Windows 8 review

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With Windows 8 launching this week, it's inevitable that we'll start to see a lot more apps appear in the official app store. These apps will make use of the new tablet-friendly "modern" interface and are likely to be the key to Microsoft's success or... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Edge review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Edge review (Android)

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Sometimes App of The Day is an app we couldn't live without; sometimes it's a game we love; and sometimes - like today - it's a game we utterly despise because it's so fiendishly difficult, but simply can't live without because of it's style and sheer... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Solar Walk review (iPad and iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Solar Walk review (iPad and iPhone)

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Aim for the stars and you’ll clear the fence by a mile - apparently words from Buzz Aldrin, although we can’t actually find any evidence of the fact. As it stands, it doesn’t really matter because what’s at the core of that nugget has nothing... >>

APP OF THE DAY: EyeEm review (Android/iPhone/Windows Phone)

APP OF THE DAY: EyeEm review (Android/iPhone/Windows Phone)

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There is no shortage of social networks and no shortage of photos apps. There's also a growing mass of apps that punch the two things together.The name on everyone's lips is Instagram, naturally, but that's not the only route if you're looking to funk... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Oh! Sheep (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Oh! Sheep (iOS)

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There is a very definite format to some games these days. Everything from the level selecton menu and the way the game is structured is very similar. Think the Angry Birds layout, and you've got a lot of games from Where's My Perry to Oh! Sheep down to... >>

TomTom for Android
3.0 stars

TomTom for Android

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TomTom for Android has been eagerly anticipated since the launch of TomTom for iPhone all the way back in 2009. At that time we could understand that Android might not have been a viable option for TomTom, but we're glad to see it arrive finally, if just... >>

APP OF THE DAY: djay review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY: djay review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

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It's rare that we'll revisit a piece of software that has been awarded App of the Day status in the past, but just occasionally, there can be so many changes made with an update that it's worth taking a further look.Algoriddim's djay is one such app.... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Strava run review (iPhone/Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Strava run review (iPhone/Android)

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There are a lot of fitness apps out there, most cost money and very few do much more than map out a run, give you music and let you know how many calories you've burnt. Strava run, however, like its cycling cousin, does a lot more than that and best of... >>

APP OF THE DAY: World of Goo review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: World of Goo review (Android)

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To be honest, World of Goo is a bit odd.The first time you load it up, it doesn't make huge amounts of sense. And if you don't know what you're doing, it can take a little while to fumble through. But there's also something vaguely unnerving about helping... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Ski Safari review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Ski Safari review (Android)

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There have been some great mobile apps that have come out of the simplest single-level games. Take something like Temple Run, for example.It was derided by many, but it attracted a huge following for a while, with regular postings on Facebook and Twitter... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Earn To Die review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Earn To Die review (iOS)

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Zombie mania is upon us. It's hard not to bump into a zombie-based game or even turn on the TV without seeing some undead-featured show. Daresay zombies have almost got boring, so for Earn To Die - the oddly-titled 2D side-scrolling zombie smash-'em-up... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Bag It! review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Bag It! review (Android)

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Some of the best mobile games bring a surprise with them. Who thought that firing birds with a catapult would be such a huge success?Taking the somewhat abstract and packaging it up into a game leads to some fantastic results and packaging is exactly... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Refraction review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Refraction review (Android)

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The whole point of App of the Day is to find you a game that is brilliant, or an app that helps you in some crucial way. However, we do sometimes worry that our tips are causing a massive decline in the productivity of the UK and beyond. That's because,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Sonar: Friends Nearby review (iOS and Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Sonar: Friends Nearby review (iOS and Android)

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Location-based services have proved notoriously tricky. To those who know and don’t fear the worst, there’s an obvious and enormous potential to them. Finding out that friends are only a few streets away when you had no idea they were even in the... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Wonderputt review (iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Wonderputt review (iPad)

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Golf fans rejoice, it's almost Ryder Cup time, and that gives Pocket-lint the ideal opportunity to review a suitable game for App of the day.However, we could't find any, so we decided to look to the top of the iTunes charts to see what application was... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Granny Smith review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Granny Smith review (Android)

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Nothing beats a good platformer and as smartphones continue to eat into territory once dominated by handheld gaming devices, we're seeing plenty of innovation.Some may recoil from the idea of paying for an app, but it's becoming clear that some of the... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Confused.com parking (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Confused.com parking (iOS)

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Private car parks are a miserable pain in everyone's life. Gone are the days where you could pull up outside a shop, grab a parking space, race in, get what you need and get out. These days you have to park 30 miles away and pay £900 an hour for the... >>

APP OF THE DAY: The Poetry App review (Android, iPad and iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: The Poetry App review (Android, iPad and iPhone)

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You can play the Best iPhone games until you’re blue in the face, numb in the fingers and seeing stars with all that screen face. Today’s App of the Day on Pocket-lint is something rather more cultured, civilized and, well, just a bit more life affirming... >>

APP OF THE DAY: YouTube review (iPhone / iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY: YouTube review (iPhone / iPod touch)

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Unless you've been living under a rock/in a cave/in Birmingham, you'll no doubt be awaiting tomorrow's official unveiling of the iPhone 5 and, perhaps more importantly, Apple's new operating system for most iDevices, iOS 6.However, while there may be... >>

APP OF THE DAY: The Simpsons Tapped Out review (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch)

APP OF THE DAY: The Simpsons Tapped Out review (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch)

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The Simpsons have traditionally fallen into that ether between really great or really bad. Tapped Out however is a bit of a rarity, in that its absolutely brilliant. Think of it like a very simplified version of SimCity, but with all the wit and charm... >>

APP OF THE DAY: TVCatchup review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: TVCatchup review (Android)

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Watching TV on your Android device has never been too much of a problem. Flash support in the browser meant it was relatively easy to navigate to a catch-up TV site to stream content, or use one of the dedicated apps.With services moving on from Flash,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: IP Webcam review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: IP Webcam review (Android)

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Now, what we're going to tell you about requires that we trust you. Because with great power, comes great responsibility. And IP Webcam does give you great power, because it allows you to turn your Android phone into a webcam, one which can stream video... >>

TomTom for Android pictures and hands-on

TomTom for Android pictures and hands-on

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We told you that TomTom for Android would be launching this year and the date has now been set. "We will launch in October," Gerard Hines, VP mobile at TomTom, tells Pocket-lint, although he won't be drawn on a specific date.We sat down with TomTom to... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Horn review (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch)

APP OF THE DAY: Horn review (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch)

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Apart from providing us with near infinite opportunities for innuendo-loaded lines, Horn is also a fairly incredible app. It succeeds in taking the best of the likes of both Zelda and Infinity Blade, fusing them together to make a highly polished app... >>

Windows 8
4.0 stars

Windows 8

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It's fair to say that Windows 8 is just about the most controversial operating system for some time. The strange thing is, everyone knows what Microsoft is trying to do, and most people agree that it's actually heading in the right direction. The only... >>

APP OF THE DAY: iTunes Festival 2012 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY: iTunes Festival 2012 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

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Festival season, as in standing in the middle of a field getting p***ed on by both the rain and other means, is almost over for another year, but Apple plans to extend the merriment with a late showing for its annual iTunes Festival.Moved from July to... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Popcorn Player review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Popcorn Player review (Android)

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The best thing about smartphones is innovation. Just when you thought you had all bases covered, something appears on one device or platform that you want.Recently, the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III brought with it a new pop-out video player. A clever... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom - Big Star Fun review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY: Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom - Big Star Fun review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

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It may come as a surprise to some, but not to the parents among the Pocket-lint team, that the various applications starring Peppa Pig are some of the biggest-selling titles on iTunes.Now the other pre-school cartoon by the same production team (and many... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Perfectly Clear review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Perfectly Clear review (Android)

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At Pocket-lint we get to sit in on a lot of briefings about smartphone launches. One of the first things that manufacturers mention is the camera. They say that their feedback groups rate the camera as one of the top features of their devices. The immediacy... >>

APP OF THE DAY: TweetCaster review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: TweetCaster review (Android)

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Twitter apps are ten-a-penny, but most of them are pretty unimpressive. This becomes even more true when it comes to using them on a tablet. Even the official Twitter app still looks like a dog's dinner on Honeycomb, Ice cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Wisepilot GPS review (iPhone/Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Wisepilot GPS review (iPhone/Android)

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There are a lot of GPS apps out there, just about every single one of which will get you from A to B. The difference between them really is just how easily they do it. TomTom has a bit of a monopoly in this area, and rightly so: it makes a brilliant smartphone... >>

APP OF THE DAY: FlagsQuizGame review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: FlagsQuizGame review (iPhone)

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The London 2012 Olympic Games have been fantastic. So many nations competing for glory; athletes assembled, ready to pit themselves in front of adoring fans, looking to get themselves on the podium.And then we have the medal ceremony, the wiping of tears,... >>

BAE Systems fighter pilot helmet HMD pictures and hands-on

BAE Systems fighter pilot helmet HMD pictures and hands-on

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While augmented reality is still struggling to develop a ubiquity of relevance in the consumer realm, it's going great guns in the professional world and nowhere is it more crucial and more astounding than for fighter pilots.BAE Systems, long provider... >>

London 2012 Olympic gold medal pictures and hands-on

London 2012 Olympic gold medal pictures and hands-on

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There were just 302 gold medals up for grabs at the London 2012 Olympic Games, each one lovingly machined by the Royal Mint, to a design by decorative artist David Watkins. With the Games over, athletes who missed out will have to wait a few more years... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Pubtran (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Pubtran (Android)

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You know the situation, you need to get somewhere - in London, in this case - and you don't know how. Finding out is usually hard, not because the journey is different, but because there are lots of different modes of transport, and not usually one place... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Cubemen review (iPhone / iPad / iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY: Cubemen review (iPhone / iPad / iPod touch)

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Strategy games on the iPad tend to be fairly disappointing. You would think all that extra screen space makes for a really good strategy experience. It is usually the controls that let the apps down.With Cubemen this is definitely not the case. It's a... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Justin Smith's Realistic Summer Sports Simulator review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch / Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Justin Smith's Realistic Summer Sports Simulator review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch / Android)

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So it's almost over, and the Great Britain medal count is looking very healthy indeed. But enough about the annual drink as much as you can and then vomit into a shoe-athon, we're not doing too badly at the home soil Olympic Games either.So, in order... >>

Tesco trials interactive virtual store at Gatwick Airport, for holidaymakers to pre-order groceries

Tesco trials interactive virtual store at Gatwick Airport, for holidaymakers to pre-order groceries

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After successful trials in South Korea, where similar digital vending machines are now permanently installed in subway stations, Tesco has brought its interactive virtual store concept to the UK. At the moment, it is just in the testing phase, to see... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Font Quiz review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Font Quiz review (iPhone)

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Let's be honest, Logos Quiz is a fantastic game: accessible and surprisingly addictive. It's very simple too, which perhaps accounts for its success.Simplicity isn't a bad thing and neither is being short enough to skip through and complete in a day,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: BraveSmart for Android and iOS

APP OF THE DAY: BraveSmart for Android and iOS

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We're about to ruin your life, so sorry about that. Don't worry though, we're not going to seduce your other half, or kick your cat. No, we're going to tell you to download BraveSmart. And at that point, your life - as you know it - will be over, and... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Great British Chefs - Summertime review (iPad and iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Great British Chefs - Summertime review (iPad and iPhone)

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The Olympic Games may be on but, before you get too tempted to order your sixth takeaway in a row, we’ve got a little taster for you at Pocket-lint on App of the Day.Great British Chefs Summertime Platform iOS Price £1.99 Where iTunes Another six months,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: London 2012 "Results" for iOS, BB and Android

APP OF THE DAY: London 2012 "Results" for iOS, BB and Android

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It's here, and love it or hate it, you can't avoid the Olympics now. Nor will you be able to for the next six weeks. But if you are interested, and there are plenty who are, then you'll probably be keen to stay up to date with the results.So enter the... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Telmap Navigator review (BlackBerry)

APP OF THE DAY: Telmap Navigator review (BlackBerry)

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With a lot going on at the moment about traffic and travel and the best ways to get around town while avoiding this and that, we thought we’d better help out those on an oft-forgotten platform on App of the Day today. So, BlackBerry owners, this one’s... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Machinarium review (iPad/Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Machinarium review (iPad/Android)

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Not every app needs to tick along at 100 miles an hour to keep your attention. Some apps can be so fiendishly addictive that even the slowest moving of games is a must have download.Machinarium is pretty much that. Addictive, innovative, beautifully designed... >>

Facebook in OS X Mountain Lion details, we go hands-on

Facebook in OS X Mountain Lion details, we go hands-on

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Apple has confirmed to Pocket-lint that Facebook will be joining Twitter in being given system-level access to allow you to check and make status updates from anywhere at the click of a button. We've been playing with a developer preview of the new feature... >>