Archive for Amy-Mae Elliott

  • iDrift concept for iPad revealed

    iDrift concept for iPad revealed

    By 1 February 2010

    It's not out yet and already the iPad is seeing concept accessory ideas from those inspired by the new Apple tablet. Here, designer Michael Greenberg imagines up an add-on controller suitable for racing games, dubbed the iDrift. From the look of it, slotting...

  • VIDEO: Continental reveals Android-based AutoLinQ connected head unit

    VIDEO: Continental reveals Android-based AutoLinQ connected head unit

    By 1 February 2010

    Continental is to soon offer a system that will see Android-powered head units getting you connected in your car. The Android-powered AutoLinQ system (one small element of which is rendered in the video above) is a new "connected services platform" that...

  • Chinese clone co threatens to sue Apple over iPad

    Chinese clone co threatens to sue Apple over iPad

    By 1 February 2010

    Apple is facing a legal threat from more than just Fujitsu over its new iPad as news comes in that a Chinese company is considering a lawsuit. Rather than the name being the issue, as it is in the Fujitsu case, it's the iPad's design that is causing controversy....

  • Sky's first 3D football match in pics and quotes

    Sky's first 3D football match in pics and quotes

    By 1 February 2010

    Sky's 3D TV debut for the general public took place on 31 January, with a premier league football match shown off on special 3D TVs in nine pubs across the UK. While the location of the pubs were a closely guarded secret, those that did manage to blag...

  • Adobe blushes over Flash porn post

    Adobe blushes over Flash porn post

    By 1 February 2010

    Adobe has elicited an apology from an employee that posted an anti-Apple, pro-porn message on its corporate blog over the weekend. In protest against the iPad not offering Flash support, Lee Brimelow a "platform evangelist" for Flash, posted screengrabs...

  • Apple iPad gets recreated in LEGO

    Apple iPad gets recreated in LEGO

    By 1 February 2010

    Flickr user and LEGO genius jmenomeno has recreated the Apple iPad in colourful building bricks. "I saw the presentation, and after a day or so, I was really curious about its size. So I went to the Apple site and found the dimensions, and decided to...

  • Canon announces four PIXMA printers for March launch

    Canon announces four PIXMA printers for March launch

    By 1 February 2010

    Canon has introduced new printers with the launch of one "stylish and easy-to-use" home printer and three new all-in-ones for the small office slash home office. With a compact design, the PIXMA iP2702 is angled at the home user and offers document and...

  • VIDEO: Nokia explains new Custom Dictionary beta app

    VIDEO: Nokia explains new Custom Dictionary beta app

    By 1 February 2010

    Nokia's Beta Labs team has introduced a new "experimental" app - the Nokia Custom Dictionary - that lets users better manage their S60 phone's wordage. The custom dictionary is used for storing your personal words that are used frequently while typing...

  • Virgin Media to offer free calls to Virgin mobiles

    Virgin Media to offer free calls to Virgin mobiles

    By 1 February 2010

    Virgin Media has announced it is to become the first phone provider in the UK to offer new and existing customers free home phone to mobile calls. Due to start from 1 April (but presumably no joke) Virgin says the move will give "families and frequent...

  • VIDEO: Apple iPad makes an appearance at the Grammys

    VIDEO: Apple iPad makes an appearance at the Grammys

    By 1 February 2010

    Apple has wangled some pretty impressive product placement at this year's Grammy Awards in the States as the iPad made a brief appearance on stage at the star-studded, celebrity event. After pretending he had lost the nominee list he was due to read out,...

  • Brits send 96 billion texts in 2009

    Brits send 96 billion texts in 2009

    By 1 February 2010

    The UK's love of text messaging is continuing to grow, recent figures from the Mobile Data Association show, despite the rise of "social messaging" via services like Twitter. The just released stats take into account both text messages and picture and...

  • Which UK operators will offer micro SIMs for the Apple iPad?

    Which UK operators will offer micro SIMs for the Apple iPad?

    By 29 January 2010

    That the iPad is to offer its 3G connectivity via a "micro SIM" card isn't some necessary hardware requirement - the device is plenty big enough to boast a full-size SIM - it's Apple's way of throwing a bone to mobile phone operators after announcing...

  • Apple iPad funnies, parodies and spoofs in video and pics

    Apple iPad funnies, parodies and spoofs in video and pics

    By 29 January 2010

    If you thought the Apple fanboys were busy with Photoshop before the iPad launch, it's nothing compared to what the detractors have been up to since. It seems the choice of name from Apple has opened up a wealth of comedic possibilities, as has the fact...

  • Motorola working with Google on "direct to consumer device"

    Motorola working with Google on "direct to consumer device"

    By 29 January 2010

    The Google Nexus Two could well be made by Motorola, as the phone manufacturer has confirmed it is working with the online giant on a device. During a conference call with analysts, Moto's co-CEO Sanjay Jha said one of 20 new smartphones planned for 2010...

  • Amazon talks up Kindle "millions" in wake of iPad launch

    Amazon talks up Kindle "millions" in wake of iPad launch

    By 29 January 2010

    In the wake of the Apple iPad announcement, Amazon has seen fit to offer its closest ever insight to how many Kindles it has shifted, something it has always kept a closely guarded secret. Good news for those that are taking Amazon up on its Kindle Development...

  • Nokia fights back with growth in market share

    Nokia fights back with growth in market share

    By 29 January 2010

    Nokia's recently announced financial results for the last quarter of 2009 show that the Finnish phone maker is clawing its way back in to the market. With net sales up, Nokia saw a 38% growth in smartphone shipments over the past year, selling over 20...

  • Microsoft reveals 60 million Windows 7 sales

    Microsoft reveals 60 million Windows 7 sales

    By 29 January 2010

    Microsoft's second quarter financial results have revealed just how many copies of Windows 7 the software giant has shifted since it went on sale in October 2009. While announcing record revenue, sales figures of 60 million Windows 7 licenses from Microsoft...

  • iWork software for the Apple iPad detailed

    iWork software for the Apple iPad detailed

    By 28 January 2010

    Perhaps in order to try and make the cost of the iPad justifiable, Apple has announced specially created versions of its iWork productivity software that will launch alongside the device. As with the Mac OS versions, and rather than just relying on Notes...

  • Microsoft offers AutoRoute 2010 for £45

    Microsoft offers AutoRoute 2010 for £45

    By 28 January 2010

    As if there weren't tons of online options offering pretty much the same thing for free, including its own Bing maps product that offers route planning, smartphones that offer free navigation and a plethora of in-car options, Microsoft has launched the...

  • Google announces Nexus One Desktop Dock

    Google announces Nexus One Desktop Dock

    By 28 January 2010

    Google has announced that the Nexus One Desktop Dock is now available for purchase from the Google online store. Said to be custom-designed for the Nexus One, Google says the dock offers a convenient place to charge your phone, on your desk or nightstand....

  • Is the Apple iPad right for you?

    Is the Apple iPad right for you?

    By 28 January 2010

    Here at Pocket-lint we've been inundated by friends, family and readers asking us if they want an iPad, so to help with the decision we've created a simple tick list that offers a basic way of showing what the device can and can't do in order to help...

  • Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD box

    Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD box

    By 28 January 2010

    Sky has announced the launch of a new Sky+HD box which can store up to 240 hours of high definition television with its 1TB capacity. The new Sky+HD 1TB goes on sale from today at a price of £249 and as well as the larger capacity offers access to Sky's...

  • Apple iPad - a love/hate thing?

    Apple iPad - a love/hate thing?

    By 28 January 2010

    The Apple iPad revelation has got people talking with most coming down on one side or the other as far as loving or hating the look of the new tablet, so we thought a quick look at this hot tech topic from the Pocket-lint team might be of interest. Have...

  • VIDEO: Hitler hears the iPad can't multitask

    VIDEO: Hitler hears the iPad can't multitask

    By 28 January 2010

    Silly Hitler thought the iPad would be a full blown computer with OS X as well as have phone capabilities. When he finds out it's not, he's mad as hell. YouTube user midnightblade takes the well-worn Downfall clip and brings it right up to date with commentary...

  • VIDEO: Google's Social Search experiment goes into public beta

    VIDEO: Google's Social Search experiment goes into public beta

    By 28 January 2010

    Google's "Social Search" experiment, that makes search more personal with relevant web content from friends and online contacts, has gone into public beta after limited trials last year. In a blog post Google says "we were excited by the number of people...