Archive for Ben Crompton

  • Google responds to RuFraud Android mobile attack: 22 apps removed

    Google responds to RuFraud Android mobile attack: 22 apps removed

    By 13 December 2011

    Google has responded to an emerging attack called RuFraud by removing 22 apps from the Android Marketplace. The RuFraud Malware was alerted to Google by security firm Lookout Mobile, who noticed a hat full of apps residing in its app store which on downloading...

  • Windows Phone SMS bug leaves handsets open to attack

    Windows Phone SMS bug leaves handsets open to attack

    By 13 December 2011

    A bug within the Windows Phone 7 operating system has been uncovered which can be exploited by attackers, allowing a Denial of Service attack to be sent via SMS which will disable messaging on the device. This flaw is apparently targeted at Windows Phone...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR

    Credit Crunch Christmas: Fujifilm FinePix Z900EXR

    By 12 December 2011

    A camera is always a welcome gift, however the decent ones do tend to be a little on the pricey side which is where the Pocket-lint Credit Crunch Christmas comes to the rescue. We've searched the Internet highways and byways to find you, not only one...

  • Google Doodle pays tribute to 'Mayor of Silicon Valley'

    Google Doodle pays tribute to 'Mayor of Silicon Valley'

    By 12 December 2011

    Google has paid tribute to silicon chip co-creator Robert Noyce with a very fetching, and rather ornate, micro-chip Google Doodle. This particular doodle celebrating the engineer's 84th birthday. Noyce was one of the main driving forces behind Silicon...

  • Metal Gear Solid: Rising renamed, hardcore fans may seek 'revengeance' (video)

    Metal Gear Solid: Rising renamed, hardcore fans may seek 'revengeance' (video)

    By 12 December 2011

    Metal Gear Solid: Rising has had a name change; now to be called Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance details posted on the new game also suggest a far bigger focus on all-out action as opposed to the mix of stealth and action in previous iteration. Part of...

  • APP OF THE DAY: TED review (iPhone)

    APP OF THE DAY: TED review (iPhone)

    By 10 December 2011

    Come rain or shine, hell or high water you can be sure that App of the day will be at hand to bring you the best of the current app selection on a variety of platforms. Except on Sundays when AOTD has a day off and puts his feet up in front of the fire....

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Bigtrak under £20

    Credit Crunch Christmas: Bigtrak under £20

    By 9 December 2011

    Some toys, over time, have managed to reach classic status, spanning the generations with excellent design and the ability to engage children despite all the trappings of the modern age. Bigtrak is just one of these classic children's toys and is bound...

  • Google Currents mobile magazine launches on iOS and Android (video)

    Google Currents mobile magazine launches on iOS and Android (video)

    By 9 December 2011

    Google has introduced its latest foray into the world of mobile news with Google Currents, a highly graphical news reader which, with the addition of deep Google+ integration, will take on Flipboard's own social networking functionality. The graphical...

  • Samsung 11.6 tablet to beat iPad 3 in high resolution race

    Samsung 11.6 tablet to beat iPad 3 in high resolution race

    By 9 December 2011

    Samsung is apparently planning an 11.6-inch Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with a whopping 2560 x 1600 resolution display, which may be rolled out at Mobile World Congress in February next year - earlier than Apple's iPad 3. Pocket-lint reported on the possibility...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Elder Scrolls V Skyrim just £22.49

    Credit Crunch Christmas: Elder Scrolls V Skyrim just £22.49

    By 6 December 2011

    Gamestation is pulling out all the stops as it is selling Elder Scrolls V Skyrim on PS3 and Xbox 360 for just £22.49 along with free UK delivery. When Pocket-lint reviewed the game we gave it a whopping 9/10 saying: "Skyrim looks the business, with vast...

  • Amazon Kindle Fire to control Android tablet market in 2012

    Amazon Kindle Fire to control Android tablet market in 2012

    By 6 December 2011

    The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, which launched in the US nearly a month ago, has been given some pretty healthy sales forecasts for the coming months, meaning it could take up to half the Android tablet market share in 2012. The reason for this assault...

  • TalkTalk porn filter fails to protect from adult website

    TalkTalk porn filter fails to protect from adult website

    By 6 December 2011

    TalkTalk's new filter system that, amongst other things, aims to block adult websites has failed for over a week. This has allowed access to Pornhub, one of Britain's largest pornography websites. The internet protection service in question is called...

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X130e announced in US, will be tough on school children

    Lenovo ThinkPad X130e announced in US, will be tough on school children

    By 6 December 2011

    Lenovo had announced the US launch of its new tough ThinkPad X10e, a laptop with rugged credentials that is built to survive the classroom. As Lenovo puts it: "specially ruggedized for education". The ThinkPad X10e will launch 20 December 2011 and boasts...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Uncharted 3 £24.99

    Credit Crunch Christmas: Uncharted 3 £24.99

    By 5 December 2011

    Continuing our Credit Crunch Christmas series of news, delivering a host of tips of where to find that special bargain, we bring you a top deal from Play.com. The shopping website is currently selling Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception for just £24.99. And...

  • Remote control Xbox Companion app coming 6 December

    Remote control Xbox Companion app coming 6 December

    By 5 December 2011

    We've already brought you a full hands-on of the new Xbox Dashboard, however there has also been confirmation that the remote control Xbox Companion app for WP7 will be coming 6 December. When the new Dashboard update goes live on 6 December, you'll not...

  • APP OF THE DAY: New Group review (WP7)

    APP OF THE DAY: New Group review (WP7)

    By 3 December 2011

    When faced with a problem it's often the case that a direct solution - one that deals with the issue in its entirety - is not possible. And this is when a workaround is used. It perhaps won't produce the best result, but it works to an extent and will...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Sky and LG Xmas Cashback

    Credit Crunch Christmas: Sky and LG Xmas Cashback

    By 2 December 2011

    Continuing our run of tech bargains in the lead up to Christmas, we have an offer from two companies that are central to the success of most people's Christmas Day festivities: TV. Rather than making conversation with people you truly have nothing in...

  • New software shows just how much celebs are photoshopped

    New software shows just how much celebs are photoshopped

    By 2 December 2011

    Researchers from the Department of Science at Dartmouth College have developed a software tool for rating the extent to which a photo has been Photoshopped, aiming to bring a bit of honesty back into images of celebrities and models. This kind of unrealistic...

  • Bug-free Galaxy Nexus now available on Vodafone

    Bug-free Galaxy Nexus now available on Vodafone

    By 2 December 2011

    Vodafone has finally announced that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has gone on sale in its shops after delaying the release of the mobile due to a bug. The phone, which is packed full of Android Ice Cream Sandwich and delivers some pretty high-end tech within,...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: 19-inch LED TV from M&S

    Credit Crunch Christmas: 19-inch LED TV from M&S

    By 1 December 2011

    Pocket-lint's Credit Crunch Christmas gift guide is back, bringing you all that is unholy in the way of consumer technology bargains. If you're strapped for cash, we'd probably recommend making your Christmas presents as a bit of DIY never hurt anyone;...

  • Xbox and Kinect see bumper sales with dashboard update just days away

    Xbox and Kinect see bumper sales with dashboard update just days away

    By 1 December 2011

    Microsoft has announced some pretty impressive stats for its Xbox 360 console and Kinect motion control device, as a week of Black Friday sales proves a huge draw. Over 960,000 Xbox 360 consoles were sold in the US during Black Friday week with the Kinect...

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies infects iPhone and iPad

    Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies infects iPhone and iPad

    By 1 December 2011

    Activision has come out all guns blazing, as Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies is now available for iPhone/iPad and is live and ready to download from the App Store. Based on Treyarch's console version and adapted by the folks at Ideaworks Game Studio,...

  • Free 50GB Box storage comes to LG and Xperia mobiles

    Free 50GB Box storage comes to LG and Xperia mobiles

    By 1 December 2011

    Those of you sporting a Sony Ericsson Xperia mobile or an LG handset are in line for a huge amount of extra memory for your phone, as Box.net is teaming up with the two mobile manufacturers to bring you 50GB of free storage on download. In respect to...

  • PS3 prepped for PS Vita with v.4.00 update

    PS3 prepped for PS Vita with v.4.00 update

    By 30 November 2011

    Sony is prepping its PlayStation 3 games console in readiness for the Japanese launch of its PS Vita handheld device. The version 4.00 update will enable the PS Vita and PS3 to share information, which will mean you'll be able to copy games, music, photos...

  • Google redesign strips navigation bar to its bare necessities

    Google redesign strips navigation bar to its bare necessities

    By 30 November 2011

    Google is rolling out its new-look Google navigation bar which gets rid of the old, slightly cluttered, effort and replaces it with a shiny new stripped down version with a swanky drop-down menu bar which will give you links to all the Google products....


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