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10 reasons to switch to Android

10 reasons to switch to Android

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With so much talk on our pages, as well as with tech news in the papers and the Web, it's quite impressive to think that Android has only been around for 16 months or so. In that time we've seen the software updated thrice, the launch of at least 10 different... >>

Apple Aperture 3 - Mac
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Apple Aperture 3 - Mac

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There are some kinds of software that not even the mighty Apple can make user-friendly, no matter how hard it tries. That doesn't stop Aperture 3 being a very good desktop application, but straightforward it certainly isn't. The principles are all there,... >>

Predator G7750 unleashed by Acer

Predator G7750 unleashed by Acer

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Acer has updated its desktop hot rods at CeBIT 2010 with the launch of the Predator G7750 desktop gaming PC.Typically, this beast comes with all the mod cons and usually in triplicate just to make sure. At the heart is, of course, an Intel Core i7 CPU... >>

Acer reveals Aspire One 752 multimedia netbook

Acer reveals Aspire One 752 multimedia netbook

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Acer has launched what appears to be the Jacques Kallis of laptops at CeBIT 2010 - a high end all-rounder. It looks to provide mobility as well as some decent power as well. Unlike Kallis, however, the Acer Aspire One 752 is nicely lightweight at 1.4kg... >>

What the hell is Freeview HD?

What the hell is Freeview HD?

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Cast your minds back to the end of September 2009 and the big day for the country dubbed "Retune". Yes, that was fun, wasn't it? Stepping round the risk of asking if everyone managed to get their channels back and their equipment working again, it might... >>

Close up with the Philips 2010 LED TV range

Close up with the Philips 2010 LED TV range

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Like just about every other TV manufacturer in 2010, Philips has launched a clutch of 3D TVs which actually make up for around half the models that will be available to UK customers. Technically speaking, these TVs are only 3D Ready meaning that you'll... >>

Philips laptop peripherals range

Philips laptop peripherals range

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Philips may not make any computers itself, but that hasn't stopped the Dutch giant from coming up with a range of notebook and netbook specific peripherals launched at the Barcelona Winter Event 2010.The company has promised more to come in the way of... >>

Philips 360Sound home theatre and SoundBar

Philips 360Sound home theatre and SoundBar

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Despite Philips admitting that the growth of 2.1 soundbars is happening at the expense of larger 5.1 set ups, the company was very proud to launch the 16-speaker 360Sound home cinema apparatus in Barcelona.Each of the satellite units contains three speakers... >>

Philips Fidelio DS9000 iPod dock

Philips Fidelio DS9000 iPod dock

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Philips is throwing everything at the Fidelio DS9000 iPod dock with the intention of taking on the likes of the Zeppelin. It's already been cleared for some shelf space in the Apple store and, if you were in any doubt of the premium positioning, then... >>

Microsoft SideWinder X4 gaming keyboard
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Microsoft SideWinder X4 gaming keyboard

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Keyboards are rarely the world's sexiest PC parts, but you'd have to be odd not to appreciate a certain je ne sais quoi about the Microsoft SideWinder X4. It's by no means a subtle design. Its keys are stuck closer together than your average finger tapper,... >>

Philips touchscreen GoGear Muse hands on

Philips touchscreen GoGear Muse hands on

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Philips has dragged its GoGear media players into the 21st century by adding in touchscreen control and ditching Windows Media Player as the default supporting software. The upgrades to the GoGear Muse range will hit in April and will also introduce a... >>

Philips SoundSphere hi-fi microsystem

Philips SoundSphere hi-fi microsystem

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Philips is looking to make the hi-fi mini-system seem sexy again with the launch of the rather interesting SoundSphere range.The standout feature is, of course, the floating external tweeters placed above and in the path of the upward turned woofers to... >>

Philips to launch Android-based GoGear Connect

Philips to launch Android-based GoGear Connect

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Philips has given journalists some info, at the company's Winter Media 2010 event, of an Android-based media player that will be hitting the markets in July 2010.The GoGear Connect will have very much the same form factor as the newly announced GoGear... >>

Philips goes all LED with 9000, 8000 & 7000 TVs

Philips goes all LED with 9000, 8000 & 7000 TVs

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Philips has taken its top TVs up a well aimed notch with an all LED look to the 2010 9000, 8000 and 7000 ranges.At the top of the stack sits the all 3D Ready 9000 series which feature 400Hz technology and boast a 0.5 ms response time both of which will... >>

Philips to launch Full HD 3D Cinema 21:9 TV

Philips to launch Full HD 3D Cinema 21:9 TV

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Philips has announced the launch of a full range of 3D HD TVs which will include a 3D version of the Cinema 21:9 TV.A proof of concept model was shown off at IFA in 2009, but now it seems that this product will be making it to the shop floor late summer... >>

What the hell are apps?

What the hell are apps?

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Welcome once again to "What the hell is?" on Pocket-lint, where we attempt to simply and briefly de-jargonise technology talk into what people would normally say if they weren't trying to sound clever. This week is the turn of the "app" - a term you'll... >>

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - VLC

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - VLC

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Downloading a video, only to find out that you can't support that particular codec, is not fun. Even less so is having a handful of players bloating up your desktop to make sure that it won't happen again. So, for those who haven't already discovered... >>

25 geek baby onesies...

25 geek baby onesies...

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Even if you don't have a baby of your own, there's a very good chance you'll have to buy a gift for one some time within the next 12 months. So here, find the ultimate way to stamp your identity on a poor innocent child with a geek onesie, vest, body... >>

First Look: Metro 2033 - Xbox 360

First Look: Metro 2033 - Xbox 360

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It's the year 2033, 20 years since nuclear holocaust ravaged the earth, rendering the surface uninhabitable. When the city of Moscow raised the alarm, its citizens had 7 minutes to make it to safety and head to the only place strong enough to face both... >>

Megapixel men of the mountain

Megapixel men of the mountain

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There are few geeks as extreme as the sports photographer, and the Winter Olympics is a perfect example of why. Imagine a football stadium - in fact, the football stadium, the Stadium of Light, where Liverpool lost a Premier League match at the beginning... >>

5 free iPhone apps for the Winter Olympics 2010

5 free iPhone apps for the Winter Olympics 2010

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If the weekend's luge, downhill and slalom hasn't already got you hooked on the Winter Olympics 2010, then there's no hope for you - except perhaps the curling. Sadly, the games only lasts a few weeks and, if you blink, you could miss all your favourite... >>

Buy the Nexus One or wait for the HTC Desire?

Buy the Nexus One or wait for the HTC Desire?

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If you're looking for the best Android smartphone that money can buy, then chances are you were all dead set on the Google Nexus One - until now, that is. At MWC 2010, the manufacturer of the self-styled "superphone" has launched an almost identical version... >>

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - Picnik

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - Picnik

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There's a lot of people out there for whom photo editing software is a bit of a mystery. Who can blame them? When the brand name that has become the verb is "Photoshop", then it's of little surprise. As good as Adobe's software is, and indeed other excellent... >>

Which is the right UK HDTV service for you?

Which is the right UK HDTV service for you?

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With Freeview HD landing from March this year, suddenly the high resolution TV format is available as a choice for the masses as well as for those who've been happy to pay for it up 'till now. But just because it's free, does that mean it's the best option?... >>

When should we use Google Buzz over Facebook and Twitter?

When should we use Google Buzz over Facebook and Twitter?

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Google Buzz is the talk of tech town today. It'd be nice to say that it's been met with a healthy mix of praise and cynicism but that simply isn't true. The fact is that until anyone really has a good play with it it's going to be hard to figure out quite... >>

How to ignore Valentine's Day...

How to ignore Valentine's Day...

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Sunday is Valentine's Day. Now, there's all sorts of things wrong with that. First is that it's fallen on a weekend this year, so potentially you have to provide an entire day's romance for your partner rather than just a thoughtful evening after work.The... >>

5 translation apps while we wait for Google's "Babel Fish" phone

5 translation apps while we wait for Google's "Babel Fish" phone

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Google has laid down yet another marker this morning of the company's ongoing mission to take over of the world with the announcement that we'll soon have a voice translation service for mobile phones. In a couple of years, once the high quality speech... >>

Are Apple's cat calls the death knell for Flash?

Are Apple's cat calls the death knell for Flash?

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There's been much said about the mud slinging going on in Silicon Valley between Apple and Adobe over the issue of Flash. Jobs and his iPad and iPhone aren't particularly interested in supporting the software which he insinuated was the cause of many... >>

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - Xobni

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - Xobni

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This week we're getting a little more specific on Essentials. Desktop e-mail clients are not for everyone - many of us at Pocket-lint included. Webmail is fast, agile and great to access from anywhere, but home-based applications still have their place... >>

What the hell is cloud computing?

What the hell is cloud computing?

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Welcome to "What the hell is?" where we at Pocket-lint simply and briefly dejargonise technology talk into what people would normally say if they weren't trying to sound clever. Now naturally, most of you out there are going to know some of these terms... >>

Five fine facts to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's return

Five fine facts to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's return

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There's a not so small section of the world's population out there rejoicing today at the news that Sega will be bringing Sonic back with the announcement of Sonic the Hedgehog 4. The title appears to be just the first of many with the sub-header "Episode... >>

How to keep your passwords super secure

How to keep your passwords super secure

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Hands up who uses the same password for everything? Shame on you, and is there anyone out there who uses the same small clutch of passwords for everything? Yes, some shame on you people too. You lot may have been lucky so far but there's a very good chance... >>

15 easy tips to make Windows boot up faster

15 easy tips to make Windows boot up faster

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So the Sony Vaio Z can boot up faster than a speeding photon. Well, bully for those people who are happy to shell out 2000-odd pounds for a laptop and a further 2000 even ones too. The rest of us may not be able to fire up the old Microsoft Windows at... >>

More Android phones on 3 but iPad very unlikely

More Android phones on 3 but iPad very unlikely

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Anyone thinking of getting in on 3's value data package with the iPad can think again. According to the company's UK CEO, Kevin Russell, it would be out of keeping for the network to try to compete with the bigger players. While he expected Apple's new... >>

The reason you'll never connect to "Free Public WiFi"

The reason you'll never connect to "Free Public WiFi"

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Strictly speaking, we've already told you a lie. You can connect to "Free Public WiFi" you just won't be able to access the internet through it. The chances are that if you're reading this story, you know what we're talking about. You're sitting in an... >>

Five bright ideas for low light photography

Five bright ideas for low light photography

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Photography is all about light. So,getting a decent shot when there's very little to play with is always going to be a tricky task. If you're a professional photographer or a keen enthusiast you'll know about this already and you'll probably have all... >>

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - Dropbox

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - Dropbox

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As our digital footprints grow, so do our collections of files and the number of different access terminals we use to organise, edit and store them. If you've lost track of where the most up to date copy of your CV is or the final edit of your holiday... >>

How the Apple iPad will change the world

How the Apple iPad will change the world

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We asked our industry experts on Wednesday - before Big Steve took the stage - exactly what they thought it was we'd all be seeing and how it might affect their various businesses. So, now that the iPad has finally arrived, and we all know a little more... >>

Sky 3DTV - your questions answered

Sky 3DTV - your questions answered

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Sky is bringing 3DTV to the UK for the very first time this Sunday as a one off and then for good from April. We know you'll be able to get it if you have a Sky +HD box and it'll even be free if you happen to already have the top package but what about... >>

Five things to know about the Apple iPad

Five things to know about the Apple iPad

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The iPad has landed. We might have to wait a little longer over this side of the pond, but the new Apple paradigm is here. So, we all know it's mega-thin, at less than half an inch, and it's very light with just 680g to worry about and we even know it... >>

Apple iPad vs iPod touch

Apple iPad vs iPod touch

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So, it's finally here - or should I say they - the family of Apple iPads has arrived. For the first time in what was beginning to feel like an age, Steve Jobs reached into his magic hat and pulled out a completely new device for us all to marvel at, upon... >>

How the Apple tablet will change the world

How the Apple tablet will change the world

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Apple's biggest announcement since the original iPhone is just around the corner. With all the speculation and images - both blurry and mocked up - we all have some idea of what kind of form the iTablet/iSlate/iPad is going to take.The question is though,... >>

10 surefire ways to avoid the Apple Tablet announcement

10 surefire ways to avoid the Apple Tablet announcement

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It's hard to ignore the arrival of the iPad/iSlate/iTablet or whatever it ends up being called. Open any part of the intertubes and one rumour or another will come squirming out. So, if you're sick of thinking about it all or you just want to get out... >>

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - "Everything"

ESSENTIALS: Software to improve your life - "Everything"

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Trying to find a file hidden somewhere on your system can be one of the more painful processes on any Windows machine. Thankfully, the release of Microsoft's latest OS has made this one hell of a lot quicker, but it's still not a patch on the apparently... >>

Quick guide to HTML5

Quick guide to HTML5

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Before we get started here just a quick note - this is not intended for anyone who is actually planning on writing a lot of HTML5. It's just, as the title suggests, a quick guide for non-coding types to give you an idea of what all the fuss is about and... >>

Five free navigation apps for any mobile phone

Five free navigation apps for any mobile phone

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Nokia may have made a splash with free navigation application for a small handful of Symbian phones but this stuff's been around for ages. If you don't happen to own an N97 Mini, then here are five other free navigation apps for your mobile phone, at... >>

10 things you never knew about Lara Croft

10 things you never knew about Lara Croft

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You've shot bears with her, swung from the columns of a ruined temple and even got slippery when wet in sub-aqua gear, but how much do you really know about the first lady of video games? With the launch of the 2010 Guinness World Records Gamers' Edition,... >>

10 places to get eBooks for any eBook reader

10 places to get eBooks for any eBook reader

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One of the bright stars of CES 2010 was the eBook reader category. We're a long way now from the days of just the Sony Reader and the Amazon Kindle. There are colour, dual and even flexible screen variants arriving but as impressive as all this hardware... >>

Why software is ruling the world

Why software is ruling the world

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When an Android microwave is one of the big talking points of the Consumer Electronics Show, one begins to wonder whether we're shifting from the sublime to the ridiculous. The world of hardware seems to be collapsing in on itself. There are certain marker... >>

What to look out for when the Apple iTablet arrives

What to look out for when the Apple iTablet arrives

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The Apple iTablet event invites are out and, if the rumour mill wasn't already running at full speed, then it's now become super-charged and fuel injected. We don't know what it's going look like and we don't what some guy who knows a bloke who met a... >>