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APP OF THE DAY: Onavo review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Onavo review (Android)

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Data makes the smartphone world go round, goes the old adage. Well, we just made that one up, but it's true. We’re spending more of our time playing with apps than we are making phone calls these days, and SMS messages are vanishing into a pit of email... >>

First Look: Windows 8 Consumer Preview
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First Look: Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is here, allowing you to have a play with some to the new features before the final version of Windows 8 arrives later in the year.As with Windows 7, Microsoft has allowed users interested and keen to review the new OS themselves... >>

Ubuntu for Android pictures and hands-on

Ubuntu for Android pictures and hands-on

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Canonical has come up with an idea for really putting purpose into your multicore Android phone. So powerful have mobiles become in the past 12 months that the London-based company is suggesting we use them to power our desktop computers - and power them... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Skype for Windows Phone 7 beta review

APP OF THE DAY: Skype for Windows Phone 7 beta review

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There are some apps that we consider core to the smartphone experience. Some that bring you a service, regardless of platform, that makes your life easier. Whether it be for work or play, Skype is one such app.Skype for Windows Phone 7 was one of the... >>

Skype for Windows Phone 7 pictures and hands-on

Skype for Windows Phone 7 pictures and hands-on

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Over at MWC, in the city blessed with the best footballing side since Ian Bishop and Kevin Keen lined up in the West Ham midfield in the early 90s, Pocket-lint caught up with our pals from Skype who were keen to show off the brand spanking new Windows... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Hotels.com HD review (iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Hotels.com HD review (iPad)

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It's Friday. Wo-hoo! Maybe you've got a mental weekend lined-up with your buddies where you plan to intoxicate your body with a plethora of mind-bending chemicals (we mean more than two shandy halfs, of course). Or perhaps you're planning a quiet one,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Musaic Box review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Musaic Box review (Android)

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There are a lot of games on the Android Market but few are as bizarre as today's App of the Day on Pocket-lint. It's a cross between a puzzle game, a detective game and music game and somehow it just about works.Be warned, this is something you're going... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Fantastical review (Mac OS X)

APP OF THE DAY: Fantastical review (Mac OS X)

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Sometimes the best apps aren't those that bring you a whole new range of features, but those that take something you already have and make it better.You'd think that the humble calendar would be immune from tinkering and modification, but if you're a... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Barclays Pingit review (iOS, BlackBerry and Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Barclays Pingit review (iOS, BlackBerry and Android)

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Mobile payments is an area of much debate. It’s obviously the way of the future to be able to send funds over and between mobile phones but there ae enormous issues of security and, probably more importantly, customer trust to overcome. Nonetheless,... >>

Apple OS X Mountain Lion detailed as dev build goes live and we go hands-on

Apple OS X Mountain Lion detailed as dev build goes live and we go hands-on

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Apple has announced the release of the developer preview of the next version of its OS X operating system - Mountain Lion - on Thursday, giving developers and Mac users a sneak peek into what is to come when the new OS launches in the summer.Key to the... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Cut and Slice review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Cut and Slice review (Android)

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The name of this app might sound rather misleading, as this game doesn't offer the same sort of frivolity as Fruit Ninja, which is literally just inane cutting and slicing. Instead we have something altogether more challenging, something that will give... >>

Facebook for Windows Phone 7 update pictures and hands-on

Facebook for Windows Phone 7 update pictures and hands-on

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Windows Phone 7 users who like Facebook got a treat this week with the launch of the new and improved official application for their devices.There's a whole host of new features for the updated app, including improved panorama and profile designs, better... >>

APP OF THE DAY: I'm a WP7! review (Windows Phone 7)

APP OF THE DAY: I'm a WP7! review (Windows Phone 7)

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WP7 is incredibly easy to use. So simple in fact that we often forget just what the OS is capable of, should you explore it properly. Currently WP7 is fairly barren in the app department but there are a few standout pieces of software which you should... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Tweetbot review (iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Tweetbot review (iPad)

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How much of a Twitter fan are you, no really, because if the answer is enough to want to pay £1.99 for an iPad app then you probably want to sit up and pay attention.If however you are still reeling in shock over the mere thought of paying £1.99, then... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Springpad review

APP OF THE DAY: Springpad review

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Evernote is not the only note taking service. If you’ve never got on with the green-look super-program that is, then today’s App of the Day on Pocket-lint is definitely worth a try. For a start, you can change the background to one of a huge variety... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Reckless Racing 2 review (iPad / iPhone / Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Reckless Racing 2 review (iPad / iPhone / Android)

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The original Reckless Racing was a straightforward piece of smartphone gaming addictiveness. Based loosely on Radical Racing, a retro classic, it is a top down racer with an emphasis on drifting and crashing. Reckless Racing 2 sees the series return... >>

Google Chrome for Android pictures, video and hands-on

Google Chrome for Android pictures, video and hands-on

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Yesterday Google announced a beta version of Chrome for Android. As Chrome fans on the PC, we were keen to test it so we grabbed a copy. The beta software is compatible only with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) so we're testing it on the Galaxy Nexus.Perhaps... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Vimeo review (Windows Phone 7)

APP OF THE DAY: Vimeo review (Windows Phone 7)

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While YouTube might boast the bigger audience, there is no denying that the videos on Vimeo are, how shall we put this, more crafted.Vimeo has released its Windows Phone 7 app, something that Google's YouTube has still failed to do, offering a host of... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Crackle review (Android, consoles, iOS, Smart TVs)

APP OF THE DAY: Crackle review (Android, consoles, iOS, Smart TVs)

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With the world now awash with video-on-demand services, one might wonder if we really need another to think about, but that’s exactly what we’re recommending on App of the Day at Pocket-lint.We’re not saying that you shouldn’t be spending your... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Fancy review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Fancy review (Android)

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There was a time when the Internet was full of new and exciting things and you’d roam around, getting lost in websites, trying URLs, because you knew something was out there. There was a time when people used to talk about "surfing the net".But the... >>

APP OF THE DAY: The Master Tactician review (iPad / Android)

APP OF THE DAY: The Master Tactician review (iPad / Android)

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It's another FA Cup weekend and, as such, another excuse to take a closer look at one of the multifarious football apps that sit in the App Store. But today's App of The Day isn't a game based on flicking goals, or managing a team of virtual players to... >>

Snake '97 pictures, video and hands-on

Snake '97 pictures, video and hands-on

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Remember back to your first phone, the Nokia that you no doubt owned, and the game that you used to play over and over again? Yep that's right, for Windows Phone 7 users Nokia Snake from 1997 is back.Simply called Snake '97 the 79p app in the Windows... >>

APP OF THE DAY: PhotoWall review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: PhotoWall review (Android)

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Sure, you've got a gallery app full of pictures on your mobile phone. Yes, you might even have the odd widget window on your desktop that connects to it too but, frankly, if you're not using today's App of the Day on your Android handset, you're not making... >>

APP OF THE DAY: NFL Flick Quarterback review (iPad / iPhone / Android)

APP OF THE DAY: NFL Flick Quarterback review (iPad / iPhone / Android)

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It's little over 11 days until the 46th Super Bowl kicks off in Indianapolis and we can be assured that there will be plenty of American football apps, games and supporting material that will more and more be brought to our attention as the minutes tick... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Sploosh review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Sploosh review (iOS)

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The iPad is just as useful to kids as it is adults. As Apple proved recently with its iBooks 2 and education announcement, the tablet is a great learning platform. Most games however tend to adopt the slightly more adult approach to things. Sure an eight... >>

APP OF THE DAY: iBooks Author review (Mac OS X)

APP OF THE DAY: iBooks Author review (Mac OS X)

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Over in New York at the Guggenheim Museum, the mystery of Apple's education event was put to bed today with the tech giant unleashing iBooks 2 - "a new textbook experience for iPad."But it was the iBooks Author Mac app part of Phil Schiller's presentation... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Nando's review (iPhone/Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Nando's review (iPhone/Android)

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Some apps are brilliant because they bring you hours of entertainment. Some apps are brilliant because they save you time, giving you access to services you need. Some apps are brilliant because Nando's peri-peri chicken tastes delicious. Today's App... >>

Cubify 3D home printer pictures and hands-on

Cubify 3D home printer pictures and hands-on

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What has always seemed the stuff of pie in the sky will be coming to your home within weeks. 3D printing has been around on an industrial level for a while, but now a company called 3D Systems has come up with a version for the home called Cubify that... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Scultpeo review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Scultpeo review (iOS)

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Pocket-lint has a rather special App of the Day coming to you straight from CES 2012 in Las Vegas and we guarantee you’ve never seen anything quite like it before. The app itself is brand new from a company that’s just getting this particular service... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Keep Calm and Carry On

APP OF THE DAY: Keep Calm and Carry On

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Created in 1939 by the British Ministry for Information, the Keep Calm and Carry On poster has reached global status and enjoys far more popularity than it ever did during war time.The extensive use of the poster includes businesses in all shapes and... >>

Fujitsu Arrows 6.7mm thick phone pictures and hands-on

Fujitsu Arrows 6.7mm thick phone pictures and hands-on

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If you thought the Motorola RAZR was a thin phone you clearly haven't seen the Fujitsu Arrows phone launched in Japan in December, but on show at International CES 2012 in Las Vegas for the rest of the world to see. Claimed to be the "world's thinnest... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Addison Lee review (Windows Phone 7)

APP OF THE DAY: Addison Lee review (Windows Phone 7)

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Getting home after a late night if you’ve missed the train can be a pain. In London, black cabs can be expensive, illegal mini cabs dangerous, and while phoning your local taxi firm a lot cheaper can be a long wait.In steps Addison Lee who hope that... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Addons Detector review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Addons Detector review (Android)

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The more prevalent the Android mobile operating system becomes, the more juicy a target its user base is to those looking to exploit the good will, open minds and loose behaviours of the public. It’s a numbers game. More people on Android means its... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Touchnote Postcards for iPad review

APP OF THE DAY: Touchnote Postcards for iPad review

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Christmas has just finished and you may not be planning (or can afford) a 2012 holiday yet, but the humble postcard has much more use than to offer a simple "wish you were here" sentiment. After all, how many times have you really wished that the recipient... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Action Movie FX review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Action Movie FX review (iPhone)

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Crash, bang, wallop. All the Hollywood blockbusters have big explosions don't they, making your home movie efforts look a bit lacklustre. Not any more. there is now an app for sprucing them up.J.J. Abrams, director extraordinaire, has ventured into the... >>

Pure Music
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Pure Music

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Back in October, Pure, the radio specialist, officially announced Pure Music; a streaming service that sees it going head-to-head with Spotify. Although you won't hear a Pure employee mention the S word, the similarities are obvious and it is impossible... >>

App of the day: Summly review (iPhone)

App of the day: Summly review (iPhone)

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You may have heard some of the hype surrounding today's App of the Day, Summly. For its creator, 16-year old, Brit Nick D’Aloisio has been hailed everything from the new Mark Zuckerberg to the second coming of Jesus Christ himself.Okay, so the comparisons... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Beautiful Widgets review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Beautiful Widgets review (Android)

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Today on App of the Day at Pocket-lint, we celebrate customisation on Android by championing the oft forgotten desktop accessory that is the widget. The widget, as many Android users will tell you, is what separates the heathens from the enlightened.... >>

APP OF THE DAY: War on Terror review (iPhone / iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY: War on Terror review (iPhone / iPod touch)

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One of the things about the rapid rise of the app is that its very make-up allows for independent developers to rub shoulders with software from giant publishers on an, almost, even playing field.Obviously, it's unlikely that the smaller companies and... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Beyond Ynth HD and Xmas Edition review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Beyond Ynth HD and Xmas Edition review (Android)

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It's not uncommon for popular apps to roll out an update for Christmas, a special festive version to see you into the holidays with a bit of gaming cheer. They don't always make for the best apps, but when they're free, you can't complain too much.Of... >>

APP OF THE DAY: djay (iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: djay (iPad)

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djay (the little d is maker Algoriddim's choice, not ours) has landed a pretty big prize, being awarded iPad App of The Year by Apple.So, despite us retiring from the decks back in 2001 following the pain of DJ Luck and MC Neat's disappearance from the... >>