Archive for Ben Crompton

  • Blue Microphones Mikey hands on
    Audio

    Blue Microphones Mikey hands on

    By 4 February 2011

    The scene is set: you have a huge wad of tunes on your Apple iPod and love every one of them, you are inspired and start thinking that you could be just as creative in the music department as any Justin Bieber or Girls Aloud. So what do you do? The first...

  • Rumour: Nokia to adopt Windows Phone 7 OS
    Phones

    Rumour: Nokia to adopt Windows Phone 7 OS

    By 4 February 2011

    Nokia is about to make a major announcement on the 11 February, and although no one is absolutely sure of what will be, according the the New York Times, a Nokia/Microsoft teamup - involving Nokia handsets and Microsoft's Window Phone 7 operating system...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Satski review (Android, iPhone, WP7, BlackBerry)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Satski review (Android, iPhone, WP7, BlackBerry)

    By 2 February 2011

    We've already features some tip top snow-based apps in our SnowWeek app of the day slot, including survival tips Bear Grylls stylee and a learn to ski 101, but it's now time for something that'll help the would-be skier/snowboarder find their way around...

  • Heavy Rain video game to get TV treatment
    Gaming

    Heavy Rain video game to get TV treatment

    By 28 January 2011

    The video game Heavy Rain looks as though it could be coming to the small screen as producer and writer David Milch is signing to adapt it into a television series. Variety is reporting that Milch will partnered by Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, "producing...

  • The Daily iPad digital newspaper to launch 2 February
    Online

    The Daily iPad digital newspaper to launch 2 February

    By 28 January 2011

    The joint venture between News Corp and Apple to produce The Daily, it's joint iPad digital newspaper, is now set to launch on the 2 February. This is after a delay rumoured to have been caused by Apple's new iTunes subscription platform. According to...

  • Happy birthday iPad: What a year it's been
    Tablets

    Happy birthday iPad: What a year it's been

    By 27 January 2011

    Who would have thought that it's now been a whole year since the iPad was launched at the Apple 2010 keynote, and so to celebrate the iPad 1st birthday Pocket-lint thought it a good idea to give you a run down of some of the highlights from the last 365...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9780 going for gold
    Phones

    BlackBerry Bold 9780 going for gold

    By 26 January 2011

    Amosu Couture, an expert at covering a wide variety of electronic gadgetry with precious substances, has just announced that it has slapped a gold coating on the BlackBerry Bold 9780. The company has previously coated the 9780's predecessor, the 9700,...

  • MacBooks and iMacs discounted at Comet
    Laptops

    MacBooks and iMacs discounted at Comet

    By 26 January 2011

    Vouchercodes.co.uk is currently offering a voucher that will give you 5 per cent off a MacBook or iMac at Comet. It is well known that discounted Apple products tend to be rare, so if any of you are in the market for one of these machines then it might...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Trickle for Twitter review (iPhone)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Trickle for Twitter review (iPhone)

    By 25 January 2011

    Keeping things simple is generally a pretty good bet, as all too often interfaces and information can get a little bit, well, much. And regardless of how wonderful you think Twitter might be, a cut down version showing just the info you really want (the...

  • A few of the best retro racing games ever
    Gaming

    A few of the best retro racing games ever

    By 24 January 2011

    Racing, in a car, for real, is perhaps one of the most exciting things you can do, however it has two rather inconvenient draw backs: it's very expensive, and injury and death are likely side effects. In view of this, if we want to get some kind of racing...

  • T-Mobile USA gets exclusive on the Samsung Galaxy S 4G
    Phones

    T-Mobile USA gets exclusive on the Samsung Galaxy S 4G

    By 21 January 2011

    T-Mobile USA has just announced that it will be selling the Samsung Galaxy S 4G as the exclusive carrier, bringing super-speedy internet connection on the T-Mobile 4G network. Currently available in 100 major metropolitan areas, T-Mobile America's network...

  • Thunder missile launcher: the future of office tomfoolery
    Gadgets

    Thunder missile launcher: the future of office tomfoolery

    By 21 January 2011

    Dream Cheeky, the company that specialises in equipping your favourite office prankster (who'll be first against the wall when the revolution comes) with new ways to annoy you, has just released a brand new USB missile launcher called the Thunder. This...

  • Samsung goes snappy happy with ST65, ST95, ST90, ST30, and ST6500 cameras
    Cameras

    Samsung goes snappy happy with ST65, ST95, ST90, ST30, and ST6500 cameras

    By 19 January 2011

    Samsung has just dropped a camera payload in the form of five new compact cameras., which it hopes will keep fashion-conscious party goers happy for quite some time. We'll crack straight on into the various offerings which include the Samsung ST30, the...

  • Nokia C5-03 smartphone gets UK launch
    Phones

    Nokia C5-03 smartphone gets UK launch

    By 19 January 2011

    Nokia has just announced the UK launch of the Nokia C5-03 handset, which it describes as "stylish and affordable". The 3G Nokia C5-03 brings decent connectivity in the form of Wi-Fi and HSDPA, and your window on the web turns out to be a 3.2-inch touchscreen...

  • App Of The Day: 8mm Vintage Camera review (iPhone)
    Apps

    App Of The Day: 8mm Vintage Camera review (iPhone)

    By 18 January 2011

    Whilst companies were again breaking down technological barriers at CES 2011, producing super hi-tech handheld devices which can take quality pics and serve HD video, it may seem odd that many people hanker after mobile apps which produce the effect of...

  • Kongregate Arcade boosts Android as viable gaming platform
    Apps

    Kongregate Arcade boosts Android as viable gaming platform

    By 18 January 2011

    A solution, or part of one, may be at hand for any Android gaming fans struggling to find decent content in the Android Marketplace as Kongregate Arcade has announced it's coming to Android. Kongregate Arcade - traditionally has had its fingers in the...

  • Win 1 of 10 bottles of Bombay Sapphire
    Home Cinema

    Win 1 of 10 bottles of Bombay Sapphire

    By 18 January 2011

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Bombay Sapphire to bring you the chance of winning a bottle of the quality spirit as part of a wider Project your Imagination competition. The Project your Imagination comp asks you to get drawing in order to come up with...

  • APP OF THE DAY - Looking Local review (iPhone)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY - Looking Local review (iPhone)

    By 13 January 2011

    UK councils are renowned for their woolly thinking, an inability to spend money on anything even remotely sensible and an obsession with form filling. And yes, this is a huge generalisation but one we're sticking with as it helps to emphasise the potentially...

  • App Of The Day: i192 review (iPhone)
    Apps

    App Of The Day: i192 review (iPhone)

    By 12 January 2011

    The new year cometh and with it a fresh new series of apps to divulge, as Pocket-lint brings you what's best in its App of the Day slot. This coming year we'll be featuring all sorts, but this particular effort for the iPhone will mean a whole host of...

  • CES 2011: The cool, the crap and the seriously quirky
    Cameras

    CES 2011: The cool, the crap and the seriously quirky

    By 11 January 2011

    Here at Pocket-lint we've pretty much covered all that has been worth seeing at CES 2011, with a vast array of products being shown off which the manufacturers hope will be shiny enough to entice you into a new round of spending during the coming year....

  • Nintendo to rectify past mistakes with 4 million 3DS rollout
    Gaming

    Nintendo to rectify past mistakes with 4 million 3DS rollout

    By 10 January 2011

    If you were concerned that the Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming console was going to suffer the same product shortages as the previous iterations of the device then fear not, as it looks as though Nintendo is making sure there will be no break in its supply....

  • Creative InPerson conferencing to improve productivity
    Audio

    Creative InPerson conferencing to improve productivity

    By 10 January 2011

    Getting the balance between work life and home can be a tricky one, and in this ever increasingly "connected" world this fine balance can be even a greater challenge to achieve. What are we to make of Creative's latest InPerson Conferencing launch then?...

  • Griffin rocks CES with StompBox pedalboard iPad accessory
    Audio

    Griffin rocks CES with StompBox pedalboard iPad accessory

    By 7 January 2011

    Griffin technology, the Apple accessories manufacturer, has launched two new iPad add-ons at CES in Las Vegas: the StompBox and Mic Stand Mount for iPad. The StompBox is a professional-quality pedalboard for iPad. With assignable foot switches and a quarter-inch...

  • Acer reveals Aspire x253 series notebooks with Clear.fi tech
    Laptops

    Acer reveals Aspire x253 series notebooks with Clear.fi tech

    By 7 January 2011

    Two new Aspire x253 series notebooks have been revealed from Acer at CES 2011 in Las Vegas, and Pocket-lint is on hand to give you the low-down on specs and when you can expect to get your hands on them. The Acer Aspire 5253 and 4253, according to the...

  • Sony goes 3D with new Blu-ray and home cinema kit
    Home Cinema

    Sony goes 3D with new Blu-ray and home cinema kit

    By 7 January 2011

    Sony is getting in on the 3D Blu-ray and home cinema action at CES 2011 with three new Blu-ray players and four new home cinema systems. The Blu-ray players come in the form of the BDP-S380, S480 and S580 - all of which bring internet and USB connectivity...