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Google+ Pages launch: Social networking for businesses

Google+ Pages launch: Social networking for businesses

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Google has launched Google+ Pages on its social networking site that allows users to interact with businesses and organisations from around the world.Previously Google hadn't allowed businesses to actively connect with individual users but now Google+ ... >>

iOS app bug leaves iPhones at risk from attack

iOS app bug leaves iPhones at risk from attack

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An iPhone security flaw has been unearthed by former NSA analyst Charlie Miller, who says that the iOS bug leaves handsets open to malicious attack.Apple is renowned for having an extremely tight app approval process, and for a long time now it has served... >>

Disney and YouTube video deal aims for child-friendly rebranding

Disney and YouTube video deal aims for child-friendly rebranding

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YouTube and the Walt  Disney company have joined forces in order to bring both companies a greater share of the online children's market. Disney bringing a much-needed child-friendly factor to YouTube, and YouTube giving Disney a cooler edge.The video... >>

Google uses Siri scapegoat to avoid anti-competitive charges

Google uses Siri scapegoat to avoid anti-competitive charges

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Eric Schmidt has suggested that Apple's Siri voice search technology is a significant threat to Google's dominance as the go-to search engine, especially when it comes to sourcing specific information.During another session with U.S. senators which were... >>

Sony Bloggie Wi-Fi camcorder revealed by FCC

Sony Bloggie Wi-Fi camcorder revealed by FCC

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A new Sony Bloggie camcorder complete with Wi-Fi could be in the wings, as an FCC filing has been spotted with details referring to the device and a name: Sony calling it the "Mobile HD Snap" (MHS-TS55).The new Sony Snap camcorder will also receive the... >>

HTC Rezound revealed in US, Beats the opposition

HTC Rezound revealed in US, Beats the opposition

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The HTC Rezound multimedia powerhouse has been revealed in New York, bringing with it Beats Audio - the very first time the technology has been implemented on a mobile in the US.First coming under the guise of the HTC Vigor back in August 2011, the new... >>

Rockstar will deliver "bold new direction" to Grand Theft Auto V

Rockstar will deliver "bold new direction" to Grand Theft Auto V

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We had the new GTA V trailer on Thursday, and ever since speculation on the latest instalment to Rockstar's smash-hit series has been in overdrive. And now, Rockstar has officially announced the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V - just in case the trailer wasn't... >>

Amazon Flow augemented reality iPhone app helps you make those difficult choices

Amazon Flow augemented reality iPhone app helps you make those difficult choices

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Amazon - specifically the Amazon subsidiary A9.com - has just announced a brand new iPhone app that will allow you to scan items from the shop floor and receive review info and an alternative Amazon price for the product, all from the comfort of your,... >>

PayPal all-in-one debit card lightens your wallet

PayPal all-in-one debit card lightens your wallet

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PayPal has recently given a glimpse of the way it sees future in-store payments taking place with a new PayPal Wallet, which it hopes will replace all your existing debit and credit cards cluttering up your wallet.The new PayPal Wallet system - which... >>

Apple finds battery-life bugs in iOS 5

Apple finds battery-life bugs in iOS 5

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Apple has confirmed reports that since the iOS 5 update there have been issues affecting the battery life of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S handsets.There have been numerous complaints across the web, especially on Twitter, of the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 battery... >>

Sony posts poor Q2 results, can a move into mobile stop the rot?

Sony posts poor Q2 results, can a move into mobile stop the rot?

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Sony has just posted its Q2 earnings report and it doesn't look great as the the electronics multinational blames the Thai floods, a rising Yen and poor sales of TVs and PCs.Sony's quarterly loss constituted of  $346 million and is projecting a $1.1... >>

Xbox 360 Kinect three-game Christmas bundle goes live

Xbox 360 Kinect three-game Christmas bundle goes live

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The Microsoft Kinect motion control gaming system has just shown up on Amazon.com for $149 with three games attached: now you get Fruit Ninja and Gun Stringer joining Kinect Adventures.This deal should prove pretty popular and although it appears to be... >>

Google search reveals real-world at-a-glance info pages

Google search reveals real-world at-a-glance info pages

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Google has revealed a new information panel that will appear at the side of the traditional search page; bringing all the important details surrounding any real-world search you may do. This should make it easier and quicker to find out the  important... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Cut the Birds review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Cut the Birds review (iPhone)

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Out of the many games that hit the App Store, there are many which show huge amounts of originality, highlighting the best that iPhone developers have to offer, involving a great deal of thought and, indeed, time.Two such examples of this are Fruit Ninja... >>

Gmail app for iPhone launching soon

Gmail app for iPhone launching soon

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According to reports from MG Seigler, on his blog parislemon, Google is about to launch a native iOS Gmail app, which should bring some nice, new functionality over third-party offerings or navigating through Safari.It is thought that the app has been... >>

Apple iTV future vision: Has the artist cracked it?

Apple iTV future vision: Has the artist cracked it?

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The Apple iTV has received an artist's impression of what the device might look like, if it were to become a reality.Guilherme M. Schasiepen has done a fantastic job of producing the concept of the Apple iTV, which has been posted on Flickr, all shots... >>

LG Optimus Android Gingerbread update lands

LG Optimus Android Gingerbread update lands

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LG has finally brought Android Gingerbread 2.3 to its range of Optimus handsets; the new version of the operating system replaces Android Froyo and  will be rolling out to three handsets during the November.After the initial three, more premium handsets... >>

Onkyo Spotify Premium enabled on remote Android app

Onkyo Spotify Premium enabled on remote Android app

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Onkyo has updated its remote Android app to enable the use of Spotify Premium on a variety of its AV receivers. This news follows Onkyo's introduction of Spotify on its AV receivers back in March, where the online streaming service was controlled using... >>

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket launches: Faster surfing on 4G LTE

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket launches: Faster surfing on 4G LTE

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AT&T in the US has revealed the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, which not only comes packing all the features of a normal Samsung Galaxy S II, but also gets 4G LTE for speedier surfing and web downloads. The phone comes with a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus... >>

HTC sees the cash roll as popularity grows

HTC sees the cash roll as popularity grows

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HTC has released its third quarter sales, and by all accounts it's been a bumper year for the Taiwanese phone manufacturer - with record handset shipped as well as huge increases in profit.The bottom line is that HTC, in shifting 13.2 million handsets... >>

Halloween Google Doodle shows pumpkin time-lapse performance

Halloween Google Doodle shows pumpkin time-lapse performance

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Google has just released another Google doodle upon the online public, showing off some of the Google employees' skills at pumpkin carving - all in time-lapse.The time-lapse Google doodle shows the staff members chissseling away at six pumpkins spelling... >>

SeeSaw online TV streaming service shuts down

SeeSaw online TV streaming service shuts down

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The video on demand streaming service SeeSaw has now closed, after a lack of investment and dwindling content meant viewers were turning off.This has been on the cards for some time as Pocket-lint reported back in May that Arqiva hoped to sell the service... >>

iPhone 4S poor battery life due to location services bug

iPhone 4S poor battery life due to location services bug

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User tests are suggesting that the iPhone 4S's poor battery life could be down to a bug in iOS 5, specifically the "Setting Time Zone" within the Location Services settings.The issue of poor iPhone 4S battery life has come up on numerous occasions with... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Eye Check by Boots Opticians review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Eye Check by Boots Opticians review (iPhone)

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Physical and mental tests can often be an unpleasant experience, usually depending on whether you're confident that there's nothing wrong with you. And if we do have an inkling that something might be amiss then actually going to see a professional who... >>

Greatest deaths by gadgets: Halloween movie special

Greatest deaths by gadgets: Halloween movie special

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Yes it's Halloween; and although we try to resist the over-zealous marketing ploy of various supermarkets who are increasingly urging us to spend/consume/celebrate in way that's truly unwholesome - we're not shy of bashing together a Halloween round-up.That's... >>

Nokia Lumia 800 available for pre-order

Nokia Lumia 800 available for pre-order

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Nokia has just announced its swanky new Lumia 800 mobile phone, and it's been quick to get the handset packed up and shipped out as the new nokia device is already available to preorder.The Nokia Lumia 800 will launch in November carrying the Windows... >>

Windows Phone Mango Acer Allegro launches in France with Fast Charge tech

Windows Phone Mango Acer Allegro launches in France with Fast Charge tech

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Acer has launched the Acer Allegro in France, making it Acer's first foray into the the worlld of the Windows Phone 7 operating system.Acer, on the whole, has been relatively quiet on the WP7 front, with just a nod to the Microsoft OS earlier in the year,... >>

Fully working Nikon Halloween costume should snap a few prizes (video)

Fully working Nikon Halloween costume should snap a few prizes (video)

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We're sure many of you will be getting ready for some kind of Halloween high-jinx ever the weekend, and that may involve dressing up in some kind of costume. However, you'd have to be going some lengths to top this chaps efforts as he dons a working Nikon... >>

Motorola Droid 4 emerges, looks a bit QWERTY

Motorola Droid 4 emerges, looks a bit QWERTY

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The Motorola Droid 4 has just broken cover, and by all accounts looks the part for any fans of a QWERTY slider as the new phone is packing a beauty.Along with the surprisingly clear photos of the Droid 4, courtesy of  Droid Life, there are a myriad of... >>

Samsung Galaxy Nexus release confirmed: UK gets it on 17 November

Samsung Galaxy Nexus release confirmed: UK gets it on 17 November

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Samsung has confirmed that its flagship Ice Cream Sandwich touting Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone will be going on sale on in the UK on the 17 November. Three, O2 and Vodafone have all officially announced that it'll be bringing the Galaxy Nexus to... >>

Sony buys out Ericsson half of partnership

Sony buys out Ericsson half of partnership

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Big mobile news has hit as the Sony Ericsson partnership comes to an end; Sony has decided to buy out long time mobile phone partners Ericsson.After 10 years in business together the two will part ways, with Sony paying Ericsson over 1.05 billion euros... >>

Skifta Android streaming app launches with 3G functionality

Skifta Android streaming app launches with 3G functionality

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Qualcomm has announced the launch of Skifta 1.0, a new Android streaming app which enables Android users to stream their media to any DLNA connected devices worldwide.Pocket-lint covered the beta launch of Skifta back in February, and it's nice to see... >>

Sussex Police embark on 24-hour live marketing stunt

Sussex Police embark on 24-hour live marketing stunt

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The Sussex police, in its infinite wisdom, has decided to embark on a 24-hour live online broadcast of its activities - going out live on a number of channels on the force's website.Using mobile phones, laptops, and the video streaming application Bambuser,... >>

Gears of War 3 Season Pass giveaway

Gears of War 3 Season Pass giveaway

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Pocket-lint has teamed up with Microsoft to bring you the chance of winning a Gears of War 3 Season Pass for the DLC.Worth 2,400 MS points each - around £20 - and including the Epic Skin Pack, these Gears 3 passes add hours of campaign and multiplayer... >>

UK Goverment demands YouTube remove videos

UK Goverment demands YouTube remove videos

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Google has recently released its bi-annual Transparency Report which states that there have been 135 requests from the government and police to remove videos which may cause a threat to national security.The 135 requests were made from the beginning of... >>

Google Chrome introduces new tab page (video)

Google Chrome introduces new tab page (video)

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Google always seem to be bending over backwards in order to make our online existence that little bit easier, whether it be a new function here, a smoother experience there or an imaginative Google doodle for us to coo over.And it seems to have done it... >>

RIM stalls for time, as PlayBook 2.0 OS given Feb 2012 launch date

RIM stalls for time, as PlayBook 2.0 OS given Feb 2012 launch date

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RIM has just issued written explanation on its blog stating that PlayBook customers waiting for its PlayBook 2.0 OS update will have to wait a little longer, as it will now launch in February 2012. Not only that but the much sought-after BBM service for... >>

Iris 9000 brings HAL iPhone 4S Siri remote to your living room

Iris 9000 brings HAL iPhone 4S Siri remote to your living room

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ThinkGeek has just released an innovative remote control for Siri on the iPhone 4S; called Iris 9000 it bears more than a little resemblance to HAL 900 of 2001 fame and will enable you to take control of Siri from across the room.By simply placing your... >>

OneForAll SmartControl Motion remote brings gesture control to your gadgets

OneForAll SmartControl Motion remote brings gesture control to your gadgets

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One For All has announced its new SmartControl Motion remote - which can activate a range of most-popular commands with a single gesture. The pre-loaded gesture controls include a flick to the right to skip the commercials when watching programmes recorded... >>

Google to map Amazon rainforest in 3D

Google to map Amazon rainforest in 3D

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For some time now we've all had the benefits of the controversial Google Streetview, giving us instant access to streets all over the world. And now Google has announced that it will be mapping the Amazon hamlet of Tumbira to hopefully educate as well... >>

GTA V announced, trailer coming 2 November

GTA V announced, trailer coming 2 November

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Well blow us down with a very light breeze; this GTA V announcement has certainly taken the Pocket-lint offices by surprise, and it's certainly renewed our excitement, not only through the announcement but by giving us a date for the trailer.The trailer... >>

Garmin challenges Nike+ with new iPhone / Android fitness app

Garmin challenges Nike+ with new iPhone / Android fitness app

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Garmin has announced a new fitness app for Android and iPhone mobiles called Garmin Fit, which makes use of its GPS expertise by bringing a wealth of functionality to the user and could challenge the popular Nike+ format.The sports app allows a variety... >>

Artificial skin could pave the way for true AI

Artificial skin could pave the way for true AI

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Boffins at Stanford University have posted a rather interesting video that shows off a flexible artificial skin, which makes use of nanotubes in order to deliver very accurate capacitive feedback whilst maintaining flexibility.The skin consists of an... >>

Viewsonic ViewPad 7e given October launch date, £149 price tag

Viewsonic ViewPad 7e given October launch date, £149 price tag

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The launch of the Viewsonic ViewPad 7e has been given an official October launch date, bringing a nice budget option for anyone tempted by a tablet.Pocket-lint has already done a full hands-on with the Viewpad 7e, and we have to say in our brief time... >>

HTC and Dropbox bring free 5GB extra storage to 'all' Android mobiles

HTC and Dropbox bring free 5GB extra storage to 'all' Android mobiles

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HTC has confirmed via its Twitter feed that users of all of its Android smartphones will be getting 5GB of extra memory through the Dropbox cloud storage service.Previously there had been doubts as to whether every Android owner would receive the free... >>

The death of dedicated satnav cometh as TomTom posts poor Q3 sales?

The death of dedicated satnav cometh as TomTom posts poor Q3 sales?

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TomTom has recently posted some rather unhealthy Q3 sales as the company sees further drop in demand for dedicated GPS units.The Dutch company, who has been at the forefront of the satnav industry for many years aims to cut 50 million euros in costs,... >>

BlackBerry BBX demo shows PlayBook running Android apps (video)

BlackBerry BBX demo shows PlayBook running Android apps (video)

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RIM recently showed off and detailed its new BBX OS platform at Devcon 2011, in San Francisco, but now a video has emerged of the new BlackBerry OS running Android apps - something that will bring mass appeal to the platform.The BBX OS is based on the... >>

Square's iPhone credit card reader to sell in Walmart

Square's iPhone credit card reader to sell in Walmart

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The Twitter co-founder's credit card service Square, has announced that it will be selling its Square credit card readers in Walmart - expanding the product outside of tech-based shopping outlets.Previously the Square card reader was only available from... >>

Angry Birds Halloween update launches with new angry bird

Angry Birds Halloween update launches with new angry bird

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Rovio has been teasing all week as to the nature of the upcoming Angry Birds Seasons update - Angry Birds Halloween - as well as giving tasteful glimpses of the new Angry Bird launching (pun intended) with the Halloween addition.Earlier in the week Pocket-lint... >>

Mary Blair Google doodle: American artist's 100th celebrated

Mary Blair Google doodle: American artist's 100th celebrated

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Google is honouring the life of the late Mary Blair on her 100th birthday, by way of a Google doodle which depicts a caricature of the American artist drawing at her table. The style of the doodle is very much in keeping with Blair's own style which is... >>