Archive for Ben Crompton

Fake Facebook date ends in robbery

Fake Facebook date ends in robbery

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A supermarket manager has been the victim of a blind date sting on Facebook, which culminated in him being gagged and blind folded whilst the criminals ransacked his Carrefour branch. Admittedly, for some, being blind folded and gagged is the ideal end... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Cell Bound review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Cell Bound review (iPhone)

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Puzzle games for the iPhone are in plentiful supply, however one recent addition to this rather over-prescribed genre looks to have aced it; bringing together excellent visuals and some great gameplay to boot. If you're in need of a new challenge, having... >>

Customisable Vibe watch allows you to pimp your wrist

Customisable Vibe watch allows you to pimp your wrist

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A new service has been launched that allows you to experience the wonders of customising your own watch - to an extent - using a variety of coloured pieces to make it your own. Launching at RED5.co.uk, the Vibe Watch appears to use four interchangeable... >>

Panasonic ES-RF41 4-blade Wet and Dry shaver hands-on

Panasonic ES-RF41 4-blade Wet and Dry shaver hands-on

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Currently there seems to be an ever-growing trend to persuade men that they need to spend more time, and indeed hard cash, grooming themselves. Now more than ever men are being exposed to the same marketing that women have had to endure - it is now common... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Spirit review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Spirit review (iPhone)

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After the rigours of the week, it's always nice to have a bit of lite entertainment for out Friday App of the Day, and this, often, will take the form of one of the many excellent titles available for the "i" that is Phone. And this particular game brings... >>

Ravers more likely than rockers to lose iPhones at festivals

Ravers more likely than rockers to lose iPhones at festivals

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Gadget insurance provider Protect Your Bubble has released the results of a survey taken from the Wireless Festival, Hyde Park. It showed that 1 in 4 people will lose something at a festival this year, with dance fans apparently most at risk with 1 in... >>

APP OF THE DAY: What Is? review (WP7)

APP OF THE DAY: What Is? review (WP7)

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With information now more readily available than ever before, the only barrier seems to be the speed at which we are able to access it. Typing in questions or keywords into a search engine and then clicking on the correct link, for some just isn't direct... >>

University study shows UK still prefers face-to-face communication

University study shows UK still prefers face-to-face communication

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A study has been conducted by the University of Cambridge that suggests one in three people feel overwhelmed by communications technology. The study, commissioned by BT to promote the BT Balanced Communications Diet, looked into the impact of texting,... >>

Facebook pwns your info as Chrome Friend Exporter blocked

Facebook pwns your info as Chrome Friend Exporter blocked

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The love/hate relationship between Facebook and its millions of users continues as Facebook is found to be blocking the Facebook Friend Exporter Chrome extension; which has grown substantially due to the recent launch of Google+. The Chrome extension... >>

Nokia X7 now in Three stores

Nokia X7 now in Three stores

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With Nokia's WP7 adventure imminent the new Nokia X7 could be seen as a tough sell as it's armed, solely, with a Symbian update - Symbian Anna. However, mobile phone OSes aside this hasn't put off Three from stocking the handset on its shelves; the new... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Evernote for WP7 review (WP7)

APP OF THE DAY: Evernote for WP7 review (WP7)

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We have featured the wonders of Evernote before on Pocket-lint, however we thought that its recent appearance on the Windows Phone 7 platform deserved giving it a second look. Its launch has seen much anticipation and apart from a couple of early bugs,... >>

Nokia WP7 handset launch countries revealed

Nokia WP7 handset launch countries revealed

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It's all terribly exciting, as Nokia has announced which European countries will be the first to get its new Windows Phone 7-flavoured handsets. It's been reported from the 2011 Mobile Telecompaper conference, in which Victor Saeijs, vice president, Nokia... >>

APP OF THE DAY: gMaps for WP7 review (WP7)

APP OF THE DAY: gMaps for WP7 review (WP7)

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As our dependence on technology increases by the day, skills that were once common place are slowly becoming all the more rare. It was only the other day that a fellow Pocket-linter was asked to write his name (yes, using a pen and paper) with the resultant... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Feed Me Oil review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Feed Me Oil review (iPhone)

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Oil, that black gooey substance we all love to hate has had its fair share of critics of late; the ol' black gold is well overdue a makeover. So it's Chillingo that has taken the task upon itself as it's made oil cool again through a wickedly clever and... >>

7 days living with...Windows Phone 7

7 days living with...Windows Phone 7

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There's been a lot of talk about WP7 over recent weeks about its impact, or failure to impact, on the mobile market; reports of sluggish sales and problems with its first major update not having helped the fledgling operating system. So as part of our... >>

T-Mobile USA delivers Android on a budget with Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity Smart

T-Mobile USA delivers Android on a budget with Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity Smart

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Samsung has just announced the launch of a couple of budget Android handsets for those in the region of North America - the Samsung Exhibit 4G and the Samsung Gravity Smart, both phones are attached to T-Mobile USA. We know you'll be on the edge of your... >>

APP OF THE DAY: The Nightjar review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: The Nightjar review (iPhone)

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As the number of mobile phone apps increases for the various smartphone platforms, originality becomes harder to attain; this is especially true of iPhone apps as the number available reaches the level of a small country. However our App Of The Day has... >>

PowerDVD for Android brings anytime, anywhere multimedia solution

PowerDVD for Android brings anytime, anywhere multimedia solution

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Some exciting news for Android users has just come in from Computex 2011 in the form of PowerDVD for Android, an app that allows you to share and play videos, photos and audio files. The app is currently available to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)... >>

Logitech launches new Colour Collection PC peripherals

Logitech launches new Colour Collection PC peripherals

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It seems that consumer tech is going the way of fashion as more and more manufacturers are launching some kind of  "collection". We recently had the launch of the Acer Liquidmini revamp, and now it's Logitech's turn with a new range of "Colour Collection... >>

Government cyber weapons programme to defend UK digital networks

Government cyber weapons programme to defend UK digital networks

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UK cyber security is apparently getting a boost according to a report by the Guardian, which states that a Government programme has begun developing offensive cyber weapons - adding to existing defensive capabilities. The defence minister, Nick Harvey,... >>

Acer Liquidmini revamped with summer colour refresh

Acer Liquidmini revamped with summer colour refresh

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Pocket-lint was rather taken with the new Acer Liquidmini lineup on launch; not only did they launch packing Android 2.3 along with DLNA compatibility and a 5-megapixel camera, but they were also very colourful and shiny. And it's this colourful and shiny... >>

APP OF THE DAY: iStunt 2 Snowboard review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: iStunt 2 Snowboard review (iPhone)

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If there's one attribute that any game needs in order to keep you coming back for more, it's that it's got to be fun. And this is of particular importance when it comes to iPhone games, as many will be of the "I've got a few minutes to spare" ilk. Our... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Gridrunner Girl review (WP7)

APP OF THE DAY: Gridrunner Girl review (WP7)

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Mobile gaming seems to have given a whole new lease of life to some classic titles, with Speedball 2 being just one example how a top-quality retro game can make the transition from something like the Amiga onto the iPad/iPhone. And so we come to our... >>

Binatone Terrain 750 hands-on

Binatone Terrain 750 hands-on

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With summer just around the corner (at the time of writing) there's every chance that you may be planning a trip to the great outdoors, and chances is are you're probably lucky enough to have some friends to take along with you. Queue our hands-on with... >>

12-month mobile contracts see huge rise after EU ruling

12-month mobile contracts see huge rise after EU ruling

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Following  EU legislation contract providers are now offering more 12-month deals than seen for a very long time, which although has the up-side of greater flexibility does mean that monthly costs will be that bit higher. The EU ruling, which came into... >>