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Sony Ericsson mobile device teased ready for CES 2012

Sony Ericsson mobile device teased ready for CES 2012

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Sony Ericsson has teased a new mobile device on its Facebook page in an attempt to whet people's appetites before the big consumer show in Las Vegas. There isn't much to go on in terms of what device we can expect, but the main rumour so far seems to... >>

Ice Cream Sandwich for Asus Transformer Prime coming 12 January

Ice Cream Sandwich for Asus Transformer Prime coming 12 January

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Asus has announced the rollout of Android Ice Cream Sandwich for its Transformer Prime tablet, which will be bringing all the extra features of a boost in OS on the 12 January. Asus originally promised Android 4.0 for the Prime Transformer to start in... >>

Rupert Murdoch joins Twitter following tumultuous 2011

Rupert Murdoch joins Twitter following tumultuous 2011

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Rupert Murdoch, one of the most powerful and controversial figures in media, has joined Twitter; and he's gained over 80,000 followers in the short  time he's been a member. The media baron's decision to join the social network follows a tumultuous 2011... >>

Apple New York event coming in January: TV and iPad 3 unlikely

Apple New York event coming in January: TV and iPad 3 unlikely

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The new year has only just arrived and already there's an Apple rumour of an upcoming event to be held in New York spreading around the web. However, the report from AllThingsD suggests that any new product announcement will be resigned to the realms... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Lumi for iPhone review

APP OF THE DAY: Lumi for iPhone review

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We've had a great run of AOTD's this year and as we near the end of 2011, we thought we'd feature a cracking game, which is not only very pretty, but plays particularly nicely on the iPhone. Potted from the older Xbox 360 title this game should while... >>

Amazon Boxing Day deals launch

Amazon Boxing Day deals launch

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If you haven't already had enough of buying stuff this Christmas and just need that little extra shopping fix before the end of 2011 you might want to take a look at the Amazon Boxing Day deals week. Beginning on Monday 26 December there are bargains... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Jet Pack Santa review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Jet Pack Santa review (iPhone)

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Help Santa delivery presents to all the good boys and girls this Christmas with Jet Pack Santa, a game for the iPhone and iPad, designed by Whacked Prattle and the Serious Games Institute. All profits from the game will go to the Prince’s Trust. Jet... >>

Credit Crunch Christmas: Grand Theft Auto 3 iPhone app price slash

Credit Crunch Christmas: Grand Theft Auto 3 iPhone app price slash

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The Grand Theft  Auto 3 app for the iPhone has seen a price drop with the price being slashed by a pound, dropping from £2.99 to £1.99. It has revamped graphics, some new character models and customised controls for the iPhone's touchscreen. The new... >>

Microsoft CES 2012: Last major appearance

Microsoft CES 2012: Last major appearance

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Microsoft is taking a leaf out of Apple's book in that it will no longer be attending or making a keynote at the consumer electronics show (CES) in Las Vegas. The show, that launches at the beginning of January, is a way for companies to show off all... >>

Credit Crunch Christmas: LG 25-inch LED FULL HD TV

Credit Crunch Christmas: LG 25-inch LED FULL HD TV

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This is a last minute bargain for anyone wanting to invest in a flatscreen TV for a bit of HD Christmas movie action. And it's Ebuyer Express, via Ebay, that is offering up the LG 25-inch widescreen LED TV for £169.99 - no it is not the biggest goggle... >>

Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich update halted as battery issues abound

Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich update halted as battery issues abound

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Google has halted the rollout of the Android 4.0 update for the Nexus S, as users started to report problems with the mobile phone's battery. The report comes from the Google Mobile Help forum in which a statement has been posted by Google community manager... >>

Firefox dependency on Google continues as 3-year search default deal signed

Firefox dependency on Google continues as 3-year search default deal signed

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Google and Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, have signed a deal that will keep Google as the default search engine within the open-source browser. The last deal, signed in 2008, ran out in November 2011; however, during that time Firefox has seen some... >>

Battlefield 3 insane stunt pwns YouTube (video)

Battlefield 3 insane stunt pwns YouTube (video)

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A video has been posted on YouTube showing, what has to be, one of the most audacious kills ever in Battlefield 3, and as such has seen nearly 6 million hits on YouTube since its upload. The manoeuvre involves the downing of an enemy fighter, however... >>

BT hits at the heart of Google, sues for widespread infringement

BT hits at the heart of Google, sues for widespread infringement

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British Telecom (BT) has filed a lawsuit against Google, which states the online information giant is infringing six of BT's patents; something that spans right across Google's portfolio, including Google Search, AdSense, Google+, Google Docs,Google Maps,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: RhymieStymie review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: RhymieStymie review (iPhone)

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It has to be said that word games, as a rule, aren't at the top of Pocket-lint's must-download list. Not because we shy away or poo poo the more intellectual pursuits, but because, often, word games don't hold the excitement of a shoot-em-up or graphical... >>

iTunes Match lands in UK App Store ... with a bump

iTunes Match lands in UK App Store ... with a bump

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The iTunes Match music service has landed in the UK with a bit of a bump, as it looks as though it has suffered from a premature release - something that is never welcome. Reports came in that iTunes Match had been spotted in a variety of countries outside... >>

Credit Crunch Christmas: Kinect sensor and two games under £100

Credit Crunch Christmas: Kinect sensor and two games under £100

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The Kinect for Xbox 360 sensor seems to be going from strength to strength, so if you've been thinking about getting in on some controller-free action then this deal via eBay from gaming store ShopTo might well be of interest. You can pick up a Kinect... >>

Google Majel voice recognition for Android to start war of words with Siri

Google Majel voice recognition for Android to start war of words with Siri

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Reports have come in from AndroidandMe that Google is planning a new natural language system called Majel, and that this Android voice recognition software could be with us by the end of 2011 and bring Siri-like features to Android mobiles. Named from... >>

Skype 2.6 for Android update: Photo and video messaging for free

Skype 2.6 for Android update: Photo and video messaging for free

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Skype has announced the launch of Skype 2.6 for Android, bringing with it a whole bunch of new features including photo and video messaging for free over Wi-Fi or your 3G network. Not only this but if you're lucky enough to own an Android device packing... >>

iPads enter cockpits as American Airlines gets the go-ahead

iPads enter cockpits as American Airlines gets the go-ahead

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The FAA has now approved the introduction of iPads on mainstream flights in the US, as American Airlines begin to take off using the tablet this Friday 16 December. The move means that pilots will no longer have to wade through the bulky flight manual... >>

Apple's founding documents sell at auction for $1.6 million

Apple's founding documents sell at auction for $1.6 million

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Apple's founding documents have been sold at auction reaching a whopping $1.6 million and blowing away the $150,000 price the contract was estimated to fetch. The three-document bundle consisted of a legal paper that saw Apple become a registered company,... >>

Microsoft SkyDrive app for iPhone and Windows Phone 7 launches

Microsoft SkyDrive app for iPhone and Windows Phone 7 launches

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Microsoft has announced the launch of SkyDrive for iPhone and Windows Phone 7, bringing some serious cloud-based control over all types of digital files. The new SkyDrive app will allow users to search through all of their content and share whatever they... >>

Create-your-own-app service launches first app offering: Share My ABCs

Create-your-own-app service launches first app offering: Share My ABCs

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The create-your-own-app service called FundedApps has launched its first publicly-sourced app that enables children to practice tracing letters, words and animals in an Alphabet World on the iPad. Called Share My ABCs, the app was conceived by Father... >>

Credit Crunch Christmas: Samsung 51-inch Full HD 3D plasma

Credit Crunch Christmas: Samsung 51-inch Full HD 3D plasma

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Christmas isn't Christmas without a few very important additions. First off, Jesus is pretty much an absolute must, and second a huge amount of TV/movie consumption. The first is easy, as you can simply nip down to your local church for a bit of Christmas... >>

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD photos emerge ahead of CES

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD photos emerge ahead of CES

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New photos of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD (aka Nozomi) have emerged along with more possible specs to add to the ones Pocket-lint already covered earlier in December, however this time the blurrycam images are replaced with photos of a somewhat better... >>