Archive for Danny Brogan

Windows Phone 8 notification centre was planned, but Microsoft "ran out of time"

Windows Phone 8 notification centre was planned, but Microsoft "ran out of time"

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As the world gets used to Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 operating system, an increasingly common observation is the lack of notification centre. However, rather than being a deliberate ploy by Microsoft, it’s emerged that one was planned but the... >>

New Sony PS4 dev kit now with developers, as further clues of what to expect emerge

New Sony PS4 dev kit now with developers, as further clues of what to expect emerge

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Sony’s new PlayStation 4 has taken a step closer to reality, with reports suggesting developers have been sent new dev kits in preparation for next year’s unveil. VG247 claims the “modified PC” is the second dev kit that has been sent to developers... >>

Samsung: Over three million Samsung Galaxy Note 2 units sold

Samsung: Over three million Samsung Galaxy Note 2 units sold

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Samsung has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it has sold more than three million of its Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s worldwide in little over a month. The figures show that the device, which features a huge 5.5-inch display, has been an instant hit since arriving... >>

Halo 4 goes on sale midnight 6 November, spectacular London stunt planned

Halo 4 goes on sale midnight 6 November, spectacular London stunt planned

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Fans of the eagerly awaited Halo 4 will be able to pick up a copy from more than 10,000 retail stores around the world when the game goes on sale at 12.01am on Tuesday, 6 November. Stores in more than 40 countries will open their doors early, when customers... >>

Microsoft already testing its own smartphone, according to anonymous sources

Microsoft already testing its own smartphone, according to anonymous sources

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Since Windows Phone 8 was first revealed in June, Microsoft has been tipped to produce its own smartphone handset. According to reports, that day could be fast approaching. The Wall Street Journal has been told by anonymous sources that tests have already... >>

Android now has 75 per cent of the smartphone market, according to Q3 results

Android now has 75 per cent of the smartphone market, according to Q3 results

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Three out of every four smartphones shipped between July and September was an Android device, according to a new report. IDC claims Google’s operating system now accounts for exactly 75 per cent of the smartphone market, with Apple’s iOS and the BlackBerry... >>

iPad mini gets the teardown treatment, features a Samsung screen and stereo speakers

iPad mini gets the teardown treatment, features a Samsung screen and stereo speakers

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Despite reports to the contrary, Apple has continued to use Samsung glass displays in its new iPad mini, while the inclusion of stereo speakers has also been confirmed. The discovery was made when iFixit.com systematically took an iPad mini apart, examining... >>

Sony financial results show company is still in the red, but improving

Sony financial results show company is still in the red, but improving

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Sony has posted its financial results for Q2 of the fiscal year and though the company is still operating at a loss, there are signs of improvement. During the period of July through to September, Sony lost $198 million. A huge number of course, but a... >>

Coca-Cola's 'Work It Out Calculator' tells you how much exercise you need to do for every fizzy drink you consume

Coca-Cola's 'Work It Out Calculator' tells you how much exercise you need to do for every fizzy drink you consume

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Coca-Cola has launched a website that calculates how much exercise you need to do to compensate for every fizzy drink you consume. For example, one can of regular Coca-Cola – 139 calories - and the 'Work It Out Calculator' will inform you that you’ll... >>

Apple ordered to amend Samsung non-apology, must republish on homepage

Apple ordered to amend Samsung non-apology, must republish on homepage

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Apple has been declared “non-compliant” by a UK court, regarding the company’s half-hearted apology to Samsung over its infringement case. The Cupertino outfit has now been given 48 hours to issue a new apology that must now sit on the homepage... >>

Windows Phone 8 SDK available to download, developers go go go

Windows Phone 8 SDK available to download, developers go go go

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Microsoft is inviting developers to get to work on apps and games built for the Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5 platforms, after making the software development kit (SDK) available to all. The Windows Phone Software Development Kit 8.0 can be downloaded... >>

Cobook smart address book app coming to the iPhone

Cobook smart address book app coming to the iPhone

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Cobook, the “smart address book” that integrates all your social networks with contacts stored on your Mac, is coming to the iPhone. Interested customers are being invited to provide their email address on the Cobook iPhone page, with the company... >>

Free Wi-Fi in all Toni&Guy salons thanks to O2

Free Wi-Fi in all Toni&Guy salons thanks to O2

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Toni&Guy hair salons are now providing customers with free Wi-Fi, after partnering with O2. The service is available no matter what network you are signed up to.  The partnership will enable any of Toni&Guy’s 1.5 million customers to get online, browse... >>

BlackBerry 10 all set for 2013 Q1 launch as over 50 operators start testing the OS

BlackBerry 10 all set for 2013 Q1 launch as over 50 operators start testing the OS

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RIM has reiterated that its new BlackBerry 10 operating system will debut in the first quarter of 2013, adding that more than 50 mobile networks across the globe have begun testing the OS.  BlackBerry 10 was originally unveiled in May and was expected... >>

iPad mini does have stereo speakers, disproving Amazon claims

iPad mini does have stereo speakers, disproving Amazon claims

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Apple has confirmed that its new iPad mini does indeed have stereo speakers, after Amazon listed the tablet device as sporting only a mono speaker. The clarification came in an email exchange between Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice-president of marketing,... >>

MaKey MaKey kit turns everyday objects into actual computer controllers (video)

MaKey MaKey kit turns everyday objects into actual computer controllers (video)

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Fruit, Play-Doh, paper, humans, anything that can conduct the slightest electrical current can now be transformed into fully working gaming controllers with the aid of the MaKey MaKey Everyday Invention Kit.  Short for "Make anything a Key", the MaKey... >>

Nokia confirms it's opening up Nokia Drive to other Windows Phone 8 manufacturers

Nokia confirms it's opening up Nokia Drive to other Windows Phone 8 manufacturers

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Nokia has again said that its mapping solution Nokia Drive will be available to all Windows Phone 8 manufacturers. The Finnish manufacturer claimed back in June that all Windows Phone 8 devices would have Nokia Drive preinstalled. But on checking Pocket-lint’s... >>

Intel is already working on 48-core chips, but don't expect them anytime soon

Intel is already working on 48-core chips, but don't expect them anytime soon

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Computer chip manufacturer Intel is already working on a 48-core processor, which would change the way we use smartphones and tablets. As well as its saving battery power - by assigning individual tasks to specific cores rather than having to share the... >>

Tetris fan recreates gaming classic with an LED pumpkin (video)

Tetris fan recreates gaming classic with an LED pumpkin (video)

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No matter how creative you get with your pumpkin this Halloween, you won’t surpass Nathan Pryor, who has managed to turn his pumpkin into a working, LED-lit version of gaming classic Tetris. Using a total of 128 LED lights, 256 pieces of tubing, 313... >>

Romeo & Juliet comes to life on the iPad with interactive Explore Shakespeare app

Romeo & Juliet comes to life on the iPad with interactive Explore Shakespeare app

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Shakespeare is coming to the iPad in a series of interactive apps that delves into the very heart of some of the playwright's most famous works. The Explore Shakespeare series begins with Rome and Juliet, and Macbeth, both of which provide in-depth plot... >>

O2 Nexus 4 release date, prices and details confirmed

O2 Nexus 4 release date, prices and details confirmed

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O2 has officially confirmed that the new Nexus 4 will be arriving exclusively to the network for a limited time only, as Pocket-lint reported earlier this week. Arriving in store on Tuesday 13 November, the handset - which is manufactured by LG and comes... >>

YouView update rolled out, brings with it surround sound, faster start-up times and more

YouView update rolled out, brings with it surround sound, faster start-up times and more

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YouView has begun rolling out an update that will introduce an array of new features to all of its TV set-top boxes.  Customers will now be able to fire up their box quicker, whether in standby mode or switched off, while the auto-standby setting can... >>

Microsoft: Four million Windows 8 upgrades in just three days

Microsoft: Four million Windows 8 upgrades in just three days

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Microsoft has announced that four million customers paid for a Windows 8 upgrade in the first three days of the new operating system becoming available.  Speaking at the Microsoft BUILD conference, Steve Ballmer, CEO, said that Windows 8 was proving... >>

Sky Go customers can now access FX shows, including Dexter, True Blood and The Walking Dead

Sky Go customers can now access FX shows, including Dexter, True Blood and The Walking Dead

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Sky Go customers are in for a treat after the broadcaster announced that shows from the FX channel are now available to watch on the go.  Shows such as Dexter, True Blood and American Horror Story: Asylum will all be available to watch any time on subscribers'... >>

Aves unveils series of digital Bluetooth wireless speakers

Aves unveils series of digital Bluetooth wireless speakers

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The new Aves range of digital Bluetooth speakers comes in an array of different shapes and sizes, providing an eclectic choice of wireless devices. Three speaker systems have been unveiled by the audio manufacturer, all of which support Bluetooth 3.0... >>