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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... >>

Apple OS X Mountain Lion
4.5 stars

Apple OS X Mountain Lion

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Mountain Lion is Apple's latest operating system and according to Apple heralds a new dawn in computing. Costing just £13.99, the question is not why should you upgrade, but what shiny new features will you get? We've been living with the full retail... >>

APP OF THE DAY: UK Bus Checker (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: UK Bus Checker (iOS)

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You might think that you’ve seen today’s App of the Day on Pocket-lint before but take a closer look and think again. iTunes fingers at the ready because, trust us, this is one for the collection.UK Bus Checker Platform iPhone & iPad Price £2.49... >>

Visa payWave on the Samsung Galaxy S III pictures and hands-on

Visa payWave on the Samsung Galaxy S III pictures and hands-on

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Paying with your phone is the next big thing, but while many are talking about it, actually doing it is  still something that's fairly difficult to achieve at the moment.There are schemes and systems in place, like the Starbuck gift app or the Barclays... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Coach's Eye review (iPhone / iPod touch / iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Coach's Eye review (iPhone / iPod touch / iPad)

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With the London Olympics almost an Usain Bolt sprint away now, everybody seems to be getting into a sporty mood - even if they would rather deny it. They might not want to sit through the 24 channels of live footage the BBC is promising, or be forced... >>

Android 4.1: Jelly Bean
4.0 stars

Android 4.1: Jelly Bean

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Android 4.1, known as Jelly Bean to its friends, isn't the huge step change that its predecessor was. Where Ice Cream Sandwich ushered in button-less controls and a change in look and feel to Android, Jelly Bean is much more of an incremental update.With... >>

Hands-on: Microsoft Office 2013 review

Hands-on: Microsoft Office 2013 review

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Microsoft has announced Office 2013 - Office 15 if you are keeping track of the version numbers - ahead of the release date, as is de rigueur these days. This means mere mortals like you and us can download a consumer preview of the new offering ahead... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Nike+ Running review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Nike+ Running review (Android)

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If running is your thing and tracking your progress using your smartphone your preferred method, then there is no shortage of options open to you.Google Play is littered with apps that will track your progress, plot your route on a map, log your calories... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Ringdroid review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Ringdroid review (Android)

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The long-held flame by the Android-loving public is that it's Google's mobile OS that offers the most in the way of customisation. You can make it your own. So, if you're not taking advantage of that, then it seems you're missing the point. As ever, Pocket-lint... >>

Hands-on: Tweetbot for Mac review

Hands-on: Tweetbot for Mac review

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If you like Twitter, Tweetbot for the iPhone or iPad is one of the apps to have if you don't like the official Twitter experience, but can a desktop version of the popular app work? We've been playing with the new alpha build of the app to find out.Alpha,... >>

Hands-on: Meizu MX 4 core review

Hands-on: Meizu MX 4 core review

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Before we even get started on this, a word on Meizu. These guys have been churning out top-of-the-line electronics in China since 2003. They are responsible for Apple-sized queues across the country packed with fans waiting to get their hands on the company's... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Ninja Fishing review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Ninja Fishing review (Android)

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Ninja this, Ninja that. It seems that if your game doesn't feature a Ninja of some kind, you might as well not bother releasing it. It's like TV shows without zombies or vampires: pointlessSo enter Fishing Ninja. That's right, a Ninja has been shoehorned... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Little Fox Music Box review (iPad and iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Little Fox Music Box review (iPad and iPhone)

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While your iPad is an excellent source of entertainment for you, don’t forget that it is not always you that needs to be entertained... But enough of the Confucious nonsense, here’s App of the Day on Pocket-lint.Little Fox Music Box Platform iPad... >>

APP OF THE DAY: London Bus Live Countdown review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: London Bus Live Countdown review (Android)

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Given the rather brilliant summer we are havisg at the moment, waiting for the bus can be a fairly wet experience. But there's a fix for those summer rainstorm soggy shoes in the form of Buscount Live, which will ensure you never wait for a bus again... >>

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

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

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Photography is almost as popular as gaming as a subject for app developers, and with good reason. The iPad has been a revelation for photographers, amateur and otherwise, showing off their wares and allowing them to manipulate the images in millions of... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Open Sea! review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Open Sea! review (Android)

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When it comes to mobile games, we're big believers that simple is best. Simple concept, simple execution. But being a "believer" might not be the best thing for Open Sea!, our choice for today, as you might find yourself wondering if the holy book has... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Firefox for Android beta

APP OF THE DAY: Firefox for Android beta

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The pre-installed web browser on Android phones is okay. We wouldn't care to be any more enthusiastic about it than that. It's a bit limited, can be slow and isn't inspiring from a user interface perspective. The good news is that it's been given its... >>

Google Chrome on iPhone pictures and hands-on

Google Chrome on iPhone pictures and hands-on

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Google has announced that it’s Chrome browser is now available as an app on both the iPhone and iPad. The words had barley left the lips of Brian Rakowski, Chrome's VP, before we headed to the Apple App Store to download. Then we had to wait 12 hours... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Lookout Security and Anitivirus review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Lookout Security and Anitivirus review (Android)

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Security software isn’t the sexiest area to think about, but then neither is getting rinsed for all you're worth by a malicious app that you’ve mistakenly downloaded. While that may not be a problem on iOS, it’s starting to become something worth... >>

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

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

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Already making waves with our French chums is app Lekiosk. Designed like Newsstand on iOS, the app is basically like a 3D digital newspaper shop, letting you pick up content from plentiful publishers. The difference between Apple's offering? It is a bit... >>

Apple Podcast app for iPhone and iPad pictures and hands-on

Apple Podcast app for iPhone and iPad pictures and hands-on

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Apple has released a dedicated podcast app for its iPhone and iPad users, allowing them to find the latest podcasts quickly without having to worry about diving into iTunes. The simple to use app like iTunes presents users with Featured, Top charts and... >>

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

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

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Draw Something has a lot to answer for. Not only do we now find ourselves nudged more often than a builder's arm on mini-skirt Monday, thanks to having grown tired of playing it about a week after we started (something it shares with Tiny Tower, Angry... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Wimbledon review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Wimbledon review (Android)

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It has been raining a lot recently which can only mean one thing: yes, it's time for The Championships at Wimbledon to get under way. Starting today, 25 June 2012, the Championships are in their 126th year.It's also this time of year when work in the... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Magic Town review (iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Magic Town review (iPad)

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Today’s App of the Day launched in a much more soft affair a few weeks back as a web application and, as we said at the time when we interviewed the man behind it, the test will be when it finally comes to iPad. Well, that day has arrived.Magic Town... >>

Apple EasyPay in-store payment solution pictures and hands-on

Apple EasyPay in-store payment solution pictures and hands-on

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In the melee of WWDC 2012, Apple needed so much time to shout about all the new bits of kit it has available to buy that it didn't have a moment to mention intriguing advancements in how you can actually go about buying them. Fresh to the UK and Japanese... >>

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

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

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There are a few apps which are so great that we have been coming back to them daily for months. Tiny Tower was one of those apps. Insanely addictive and more fun than untying Usain Bolt’s shoelaces, it has remained an iPhone favourite for some time.No... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Cobook review (Mac)

APP OF THE DAY: Cobook review (Mac)

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Easy access to your most important information is one of the benefits of modern devices, be it a smartphone or computer. Smartphones, thanks to their light take on things, often offer a solution that surpasses some of the more cumbersome desktop equivalents. While... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Fieldrunners HD review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Fieldrunners HD review (Android)

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If the first-person shooter was the game that defined the PC, then surely tower defence games must be the thing that sets mobile phones apart as gaming devices. It's not a lot of fun trying to play games that require elaborate moves on a touchscreen device,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: New Star Soccer review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch / Android)

APP OF THE DAY: New Star Soccer review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch / Android)

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With around 10.2 squillion apps available, or something, there's pretty much an app for everything. Dead hedgehog identification? There's an app for that. Teach yourself gynecology? There's an app for that. Peering into your neighbour's house while she's... >>

APP OF THE DAY: aWallet Password Manager

APP OF THE DAY: aWallet Password Manager

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This is the week that your password was stolen. But if, somehow, you aren't a member of either LinkedIn, LastFM or eHarmony then you might be in luck, and you might not have had your security compromised on one or more sites.The problem with passwords... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Rebuild review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Rebuild review (Android)

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Gaming on Android just keeps getting better. None more so than Rebuild, an app that takes tower defence to a whole new level and then adds zombies. Rebuild is simple straightforward app fun without the emphasis on over-the-top graphics or gameplay gimmicks. Quite... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Snapseed review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Snapseed review (iOS)

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Nik Software has been making some excellent high-end software for a long time now. If you're a serious photography enthusiast then you may have heard of or even already use Efex Pro - a black and white conversion tool that's been received with critical... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Sprinkle review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Sprinkle review (Android)

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"Physics" is a term applied to games with scant regard for the sort of thing we were learning in Mr Dick's class back in school. We're suddenly not talking about Hooke's Law or drawing patterns in iron filings but, if memory serves correct, there was... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Hootsuite (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Hootsuite (Android)

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We think it's fair to say that, as good a service as Twitter is, when it comes to making apps, it's second in line to the dreadful Facebook for making a hash (pun very much intended) of things.Hootsuite aims to provide solutions to the many problems of... >>

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

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

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People may have heard the name Twonky before, but apart from those au fait with home networking and streaming media, most will probably not realise what the technology does.That's essentially because Twonky isn't a games console, smartphone, TV, NAS box... >>

PayPal InStore app for iPhone and Android pictures and hands-on

PayPal InStore app for iPhone and Android pictures and hands-on

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Could the high street shopping experience really be about to change for good? According to PayPal the answer is a definitive yes. The online payment service has announced its new mobile app, PayPal InStore, available on both the Android and iOS and platforms.... >>

Hands on: Photosynth for Windows Phone 7 review

Hands on: Photosynth for Windows Phone 7 review

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Microsoft has released a version of Photosynth for Windows Phone 7 users, allowing them to create almost never ending panoramic shots from their phone.The app that has been available for iPhone users for some time is yet another app that makes it to Microsoft... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Plague Inc. review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Plague Inc. review (iPhone)

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We really can't imagine how Plague Inc. came about but it has to be one of the most twisted applications currently out on the App Store. The application asks you to design your own disease and then attempt to use it to wipe out the entire world. It does... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Wyse PocketCloud Remote (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Wyse PocketCloud Remote (Android)

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You've gone to work, but forgotten that crucial presentation, which is sitting on your home computer waiting to have its day in the spotlight, unaware that it will never come. Well, panic not, because with Wyse PocketCloud Remote, you can simply "dial"... >>

APP OF THE DAY: ScoreMobile review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: ScoreMobile review (iPhone)

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Sports. There's a lot of 'em. Most people follow just one or two but then there are the true sports aficionados who need to know everything from baseball, football and Formula One. This is what ScoreMobile's app is for. Or at least that is what it says... >>

APP OF THE DAY: The Weather Channel review (iPhone / iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY: The Weather Channel review (iPhone / iPod touch)

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If you live anywhere but the UK, you might not know that the skies over our green and pleasant lands have been grey and full of more unpleasant moisture than an AC/DC mosh pit. Summer may have started, but we wouldn't have known over here.However, in... >>

APP OF THE DAY: WhatsApp review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: WhatsApp review (Android)

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Smartphones are great for keeping in touch, be that with friends, family or colleagues. It really doesn't matter what device you have, there are plenty of options available to you.SMS and MMS messaging is great, but sometimes you want something more immediate,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Tom Daley Dive 2012 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY: Tom Daley Dive 2012 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

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Yep, after all the shouting, the London 2012 Olympic Games are almost upon us. The thought will have some running for the hills, others frothing with excitement, and it is the latter that app developers are hoping to cater to with a swarm of applications,... >>