Archive for Ben Crompton

  • Apple found tracking your location in iOS 4 privacy breach

    Apple found tracking your location in iOS 4 privacy breach

    By 21 April 2011

    Apple is in the firing line for placing iPhone and iPad customers' privacy at risk after reports emerged that the two Apple devices track the users' location before downloading the information onto their computer when synced. The research, coming from...

  • Ofcom names 3UK and T-mobile most complained about mobile providers

    Ofcom names 3UK and T-mobile most complained about mobile providers

    By 21 April 2011

    Ofcom has revealed its report of the most complained about telecoms providers between October 2010 and February 2011, and it looks as though Three UK, T-mobile and Talk Talk have all got their work cut out. The complaints data collected by Ofcom focused...

  • Samsung ST93 delivers slim design with features aplenty

    Samsung ST93 delivers slim design with features aplenty

    By 21 April 2011

    Samsung has just announced the launch of a brand new feature-ridden compact camera; adding to the current ST range, the ST93 hopes to entice you to buy with a whopping 16 megapixels in an ultra-slim shape. The ST93 gets dual image stabilisation, the tech...

  • TomTom to power connected car with High Speed Multi-Charger

    TomTom to power connected car with High Speed Multi-Charger

    By 18 April 2011

    The age of the connected car cometh, and as such TomTom is attempting to stay in the running with the launch of the High Speed Multi-Charger. The new TomTom charger is able to power-up three devices in your car, "up to four times faster than "other chargers",...

  • Microsoft's StreetView rival Streetside hits UK and Europe

    Microsoft's StreetView rival Streetside hits UK and Europe

    By 13 April 2011

    Microsoft will soon be launching its own take on Google's ever-popular, but also very controversial, Street View service; called Streetside, Microsoft has already begun snapping in London and should be looking to the continent (Paris and Barcelona) in...

  • Verizon iPad 2 connectivity fix comes by way of iOS 4.3.2 update

    Verizon iPad 2 connectivity fix comes by way of iOS 4.3.2 update

    By 12 April 2011

    The reported connectivity issues on the Verizon version of the iPad 2 could be getting a fix thanks to the upcoming iOS 4.3.2 update. BGR has reported that the update, which should be finding its way onto iOS device in the next couple of weeks, will fix...

  • HP ePrint service for iPhone hits App Store

    HP ePrint service for iPhone hits App Store

    By 12 April 2011

    HP has just announced its HP ePrint service app for iPhone, allowing you to print all manner of info onto any networked enterprise printer. This extension to HP's ePrint service, which allows users to send a print job directly to their printer using its...

  • Binatone iDect L1i hands on

    Binatone iDect L1i hands on

    By 12 April 2011

    With the vast majority of people sporting some kind of mobile phone, and generally using it both at home and when out on the street, we have to ask the question: is there much of a place for a dedicated home telephone? Well the answer is clearly yes,...

  • Winner of iPad 2 competition announced

    Winner of iPad 2 competition announced

    By 11 April 2011

    Recently Pocket-lint and Gameloft joined forces to give away a brand new iPad 2, and now, out of the hundreds of you who entered by tweeting and "Liking" on Facebook, a winner has been picked. Just to recap the top-end tablet gets a 9.7-inch (diagonal)...

  • Branson's Virgin Oceanic Sub to explore ocean's depths

    Branson's Virgin Oceanic Sub to explore ocean's depths

    By 6 April 2011

    A new project, called Virgin Oceanic, headed up by entrepreneur and adventurer Richard Branson aims to explore new areas of the deep ocean using an 18-foot submersible. Made from carbon fibre and titanium the Virgin Oceanic Sub has an operating depth...

  • London Underground game Chromaroma to make commute more bearable

    London Underground game Chromaroma to make commute more bearable

    By 5 April 2011

    An Oyster card public transport travel game, called Chromaroma, has been launched, which hopes to transform the daily commute on the Tube from a somewhat hellish experience into a fun-packed joyride.  Over the years there have been many potential solutions...

  • iPhone 5 may sport 8-megapixel Sony sensor

    iPhone 5 may sport 8-megapixel Sony sensor

    By 5 April 2011

    Reports from WSJ seem to suggest that the iPhone 5 could be getting an 8-megapixel sensor when it launches this summer - and a Sony one at that. The report comes after Walt Mossberg spoke with Sony’s CEO, Sir Howard Stringer at the Talking Tech event...

  • Motorola Xoom price drops before hitting shop shelves

    Motorola Xoom price drops before hitting shop shelves

    By 5 April 2011

    PC World has seen fit to drop the price of the Xoom before it hits shop shelves, hinting that retailers could have doubts of how well the  Android 3.0 tablet will sell on launch; the site has dropped the price from £499 to £479. The site says that...

  • Jerusalem Apple store to contain world's first Apple digital library?

    Jerusalem Apple store to contain world's first Apple digital library?

    By 29 March 2011

    A report by the Jerusalem Post is stating that Apple is looking to open a giant Apple Store which would be placed at the entrance of Jerusalem and hold the world's first Apple digital library. We're not exactly sure what guise the digital library would...

  • Formay disk-on-chip SSD holds 64GB on size of a quarter

    Formay disk-on-chip SSD holds 64GB on size of a quarter

    By 29 March 2011

    As a rule it pays if the gubbins that goes into powering consumer technology gets smaller, leaving more space for big screens and thinner form factors; which is why Formay's announcement of its new disk-on-chip (DOC) solid state hard drive is good news....

  • APP OF THE DAY: Doodle Jump Hop The Movie review (iPhone)

    APP OF THE DAY: Doodle Jump Hop The Movie review (iPhone)

    By 28 March 2011

    How do you improve on a classic? Well it's a tricky ask, not least because classics usually hold a great deal of importance to the people who have watched, listened, read or played them. Ask any fan if they should remake Star Wars and they'll probably...

  • APP OF THE DAY: IncrediBooth review (iPad 2, iPhone 4)

    APP OF THE DAY: IncrediBooth review (iPad 2, iPhone 4)

    By 25 March 2011

    With the release of Apple's latest iteration of iPad we thought it only fitting to feature an app which would allow you to take advantage of one of the few new features that the iPad 2 sports over its older sibling; in this case its front-facing camera....

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab under £300 at Asda

    Samsung Galaxy Tab under £300 at Asda

    By 24 March 2011

    The choice of tablets on the market at the moment is quite staggering when you think how new the form factor actually is; and with the imminent arrival of the iPad 2 in the UK choosing the right device is about to get a whole lot trickier. So in order...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Expedia Tripcompanion for Facebook review (Facebook)

    APP OF THE DAY: Expedia Tripcompanion for Facebook review (Facebook)

    By 16 March 2011

    More than ever, it seems that a trip to a far off destination isn't complete unless you've logged into Facebook everyday in order to tell all your friends and family back home of what a great time you're having without them. However, thanks to an update...

  • iPhone 5 images show larger edge-to-edge display

    iPhone 5 images show larger edge-to-edge display

    By 11 March 2011

    More iPhone 5 speculation, in the form of "mold engineering drawings", has emerged, this time hinting at a larger edge-to-edge screen, and strengthening previous news gleaned from a digitiser panel of a possible fifth gen iPhone - showing a markedly thinner...

  • iPad under £100 on Three contract

    iPad under £100 on Three contract

    By 11 March 2011

    Three is on a bit of a roll at the moment when it comes to dishing out the deals, and the latest is its £100 price drop of the upfront cost its 16GB Wi-Fi and 3G iPad contract - down to £99. Coming on the back of the launch of the iPad 2, the deal will...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Liqua Pop review (iPhone)

    APP OF THE DAY: Liqua Pop review (iPhone)

    By 10 March 2011

    Puzzle games can be a funny breed, and trying to balance the cognitive elements along with the absorbing visuals, nice sound and decent playability can be a challenge in itself. Originality is also a key, and it appears, during our afternoon's play anyway,...

  • Logitech Z906 speakers all set to annoy your neighbours

    Logitech Z906 speakers all set to annoy your neighbours

    By 9 March 2011

    The Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z906 have just been announced by Logitech - and should, with their THX certificate, be a worthy successor to the award-winning Logitech Z-5500. Ideal for any sociopaths or those in detached houses, these theatre-quality...

  • O2 gives green light to Alcatel One Touch Mobiles

    O2 gives green light to Alcatel One Touch Mobiles

    By 9 March 2011

    Alcatel One Touch has announced its first handsets to be available on O2, including the Alcatel One Touch 355 QWERTY and One Touch 708 touchscreen effort.  Both devices come running Android 2.2 and offer a thin overlay to the vanilla Android experience...

  • International Women's Day 100th anniversary gets the Google Doodle treatment

    International Women's Day 100th anniversary gets the Google Doodle treatment

    By 8 March 2011

    A Google Doodle has just been posted celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. Clicking on the doodle will takes you through to the website, which gives information on how you can get involved by joining, "tens of thousands of people...


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