Archive for Ben Crompton

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

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

    By 25 October 2011

    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?
    Online

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

    By 24 October 2011

    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)
    Apps

    BlackBerry BBX demo shows PlayBook running Android apps (video)

    By 24 October 2011

    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
    Phones

    Square's iPhone credit card reader to sell in Walmart

    By 24 October 2011

    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
    Gaming

    Angry Birds Halloween update launches with new angry bird

    By 21 October 2011

    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
    Online

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

    By 21 October 2011

    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...

  • Study finds mobile phones don't cause cancer
    Phones

    Study finds mobile phones don't cause cancer

    By 21 October 2011

    Latest research involving a large section of the Danish population suggests that there is no link between the long-term use of mobile phones and brain cancer. The study, that was originally published in the bmj.com, involved the analysis data of 10,729...

  • Microsoft Research HoloDesk amazes with virtual 3D manipulation (video)
    Gaming

    Microsoft Research HoloDesk amazes with virtual 3D manipulation (video)

    By 21 October 2011

    Microsoft Research has just posted this ace video showing off one of the latest projects to come out of its labs: a serious piece of hardware called the HoloDesk, that lets you manipulate 3D images with your hands. Pocket-lint remember being wowed in...

  • ITV and ODG bring on-demand programmes to Three mobiles
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    ITV and ODG bring on-demand programmes to Three mobiles

    By 21 October 2011

    Three has announced a deal with On Demand Group - a video-on-demand aggregator - which will allow Three customers to watch the latest ITV shows on their smartphones. The upshot of this deal is that Three subscribers will be able to watch a selection of...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Whale Trail review (iPhone)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Whale Trail review (iPhone)

    By 20 October 2011

    Pocket-lint has to admit - or rather this particular Pocket-linter - to not having heard of ustwo before. And looking at the company's work to date, it doesn't appear there's been a great deal of commercial success. And on first glance, Whale Trail, our...

  • New bird coming to Angry Birds this Halloween
    Gaming

    New bird coming to Angry Birds this Halloween

    By 20 October 2011

    Angry Birds fans rejoice as it has been confirmed, by Rovio’s North American general manager, Andrew Stalbow, that Angry Birds will be receiving a new bird this Halloween. Stalbow made the announcement on stage at the Web 2.0 conference, whilst also...

  • Nokia dabbles with NFC gaming
    Gaming

    Nokia dabbles with NFC gaming

    By 20 October 2011

    Nokia has posted a YouTube video that highlights some of the gaming possibilities that Near Field Communication (NFC) can bring to a Nokia handset, or any mobile for that matter. Shot at the Nokia offices in Palo Alto, California - see Nokia is cool too...

  • Andy Lees talks Windows Phone 7 hardware for 2012 and NFC
    Phones

    Andy Lees talks Windows Phone 7 hardware for 2012 and NFC

    By 20 October 2011

    Talking at Asia D, Andy Lees spoke of the possibility that 2012 will see the introduction of NFC and the and a way that hardware manufactures can "add value" and extend and vary hardware on Windows Phone 7. This comes on the back of a feeling by many...

  • Ice Cream Sandwich brings Android Beam to Galaxy Nexus
    Phones

    Ice Cream Sandwich brings Android Beam to Galaxy Nexus

    By 19 October 2011

    Android Beam is just one of the little tweaks to come out of Google's Ice Cream Sandwich update, and with it comes the ability to nudge data across phones - essentially, tap-to-share functionality. Admittedly this is nothing new as it was a function of...

  • HTC responds to Ice Cream Sandwich Android update
    Phones

    HTC responds to Ice Cream Sandwich Android update

    By 19 October 2011

    HTC has responded to Google's launch of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, with an official statement, which gives very little away in terms of its plans to update future HTC handsets. And it's fair enough really considering the reaction of HTC handset...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Anthill: Tactical Trail Defense review (iPhone)
    Gaming

    APP OF THE DAY: Anthill: Tactical Trail Defense review (iPhone)

    By 18 October 2011

    What did the Pink Panther say when he trod on an ant? Dead-ant, dead-ant, dead-ant, dedant, dedant, dedant.... It's probably a while since you heard that classic playground joke, and, to be honest, we're not sure how well it translates to the written...

  • Bedphones boast improved performance in the sack
    Audio

    Bedphones boast improved performance in the sack

    By 18 October 2011

    Pocket-lint has been waiting its entire life for these bad boys to become a reality, as listening to music, a podcast or perhaps even an audio book is one of the few pleasures we have left. However, as Mrs Pocket-lint grows ever weary of our Winnie the...

  • Adobe demos future Photoshop technology
    Online

    Adobe demos future Photoshop technology

    By 18 October 2011

    Adobe has just posted a load of videos of the technology "sneak peeks" that were showcased recently at the company’s annual MAX user conference in Los Angeles. There was plenty of interest, however amongst the bunch the future image deblurring technology...

  • Motorola Droid RAZR breaks cover
    Phones

    Motorola Droid RAZR breaks cover

    By 18 October 2011

    Previously known as the Motorola Spyder, new pics of the, now, Droid RAZR have been revealed on Motorola's teaser website ahead of its launch today (18 October). The phone looks to be super-thin and is rumoured to be packing a dual-core 1.2GHz processor...

  • Canon EOS-1D X unveiled, coming March 2012
    Cameras

    Canon EOS-1D X unveiled, coming March 2012

    By 18 October 2011

    The rumours have been flying around, and only yesterday was it almost certain that Canon would be launching its followup to the 1D Mark IV today (18 October). Needless to say the new Canon EOS-1D X looks like a beast, and if specs are anything to go by...

  • RIM leaks Bellagio and Curve Touch via BlackBerry developer blog
    Phones

    RIM leaks Bellagio and Curve Touch via BlackBerry developer blog

    By 17 October 2011

    Two new smartphones have been posted on the BlackBerry devblog for all to see, whether it was RIM's intention for all to to see, rather than just developers, remains to be seen; what is highly likely, however, is that we're about to see the imminent official...

  • iPhone 4S Siri ported onto iPhone 4
    Phones

    iPhone 4S Siri ported onto iPhone 4

    By 17 October 2011

    Developer Steven Troughton-Smith seems to have made a bit of a breakthrough in porting the Siri voice-recognition system onto the iPhone 4 - showing that there's no good reason why Siri couldn't run on the iPhone 4S predecessor. The developer has been...

  • Find My Friends finds wife 'cheating', raises questions over privacy
    Apps

    Find My Friends finds wife 'cheating', raises questions over privacy

    By 17 October 2011

    The Apple iOS 5 Find My Friends app seems to have been instrumental in catching a cheating wife, as the app was activated by a suspicious husband hoping to catch her in the act. We say in the act, although Find My Friends doesn't utilise the iPhone's...

  • Nvidia 3D Vision 2 brings better visability to your gaming
    Gaming

    Nvidia 3D Vision 2 brings better visability to your gaming

    By 17 October 2011

    Nvidia 3D Vision 2 has just been announced, the update to its stereoscopic 3D Vision system hopefully bringing further improvements in the glasses and display department. Nvidia 3D Vision 2 not only adds larger-lensed glasses but also brings Nvidia 3D...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Steambirds: Survival review (iPhone)
    Gaming

    APP OF THE DAY: Steambirds: Survival review (iPhone)

    By 14 October 2011

    Turn-based aerial combat games aren't something Pocket-lint is too familiar with, with initial reservations held due to the genre's strengths usually relying on fast-paced action to keep any would-be gamer happy. However, our App of the Day is a new addition...