Archive for Duncan Geere

  • Adobe pledges "the best tools in the world" for HTML5
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    Adobe pledges "the best tools in the world" for HTML5

    By 6 May 2010

    Amidst all the hubbub about Steve Jobs banning Flash from the iPhone and iPad, Adobe's been quietly working away at its HTML5 authoring tools, and CTO Kevin Lynch has promised that those tools will be the "best in the world". In a Q&A at the Web 2.0 expo,...

  • Google Search gets a makeover
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    Google Search gets a makeover

    By 6 May 2010

    Perhaps to mark the coming of spring, Google has updated the interface of its search engine to add a sidebar on the left, from which you can choose what kind of search you'd like to perform and refine your queries. Depending on your query, different things...

  • Two Android ROMs crammed onto HTC Hero
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    Two Android ROMs crammed onto HTC Hero

    By 6 May 2010

    HTC might be having difficulty releasing one ROM for the HTC Hero, but one enterprising hacker has managed to install two at once on a rooted handset. Kendon at the VillainROM forums has released a software bundle that allows you pick two versions of...

  • Chrome is faster than sound, lightning and potatoes
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    Chrome is faster than sound, lightning and potatoes

    By 5 May 2010

    Google recently pushed out a new beta of Chrome which shows speed improvements of more than 30% in several benchmarks. But that doesn't mean much to casual browser users, who find benchmarks as easy to understand as proportional representation. So Google...

  • Adobe taking CS5 on tour
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    Adobe taking CS5 on tour

    By 5 May 2010

    Adobe has announced that as part of the promotion for its just-released Creative Suite 5 package of apps, it'll be touring the country, taking in the sights of Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and London. The company will be muscling in to...

  • Sony Ericsson X10 Android update dated
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    Sony Ericsson X10 Android update dated

    By 5 May 2010

    Sony Ericsson has announced the update schedule for its Android-based Xperia X10 handset, and it's not good news. Despite earlier promises of a swift update, it looks like users are going to have to wait until "Q4 2010" before there's any patch released....

  • iPad turned into a skateboard
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    iPad turned into a skateboard

    By 5 May 2010

    It makes you angry, doesn't it? Over here in Britain, the iPad hasn't arrived because there's "too much demand" in the US, but Americans are just turning theirs into skateboards. What a waste of a good gadget. As you might imagine, despite reinforcement...

  • Motorola expands digital photo frame range
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    Motorola expands digital photo frame range

    By 5 May 2010

    Motorola has decided that May is the month to roll out a storm of new photo frames, and who are we to argue? Fresh in the Pocket-lint inbox comes news of the LS700, LS420, LS720D, LS1000 and LS1000W. They're separated into three groups - 4.2-inch, 7-inch...

  • Tweetsii updates, comes to Android
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    Tweetsii updates, comes to Android

    By 5 May 2010

    The company behind the GyPSii social network has announced that its "Tweetsii" Twitter client is getting both an upgrade and a release on Android.  The app, which is now available on both the iPhone and Android, integrates with the Foursquare and Gowalla...

  • Hero ROM update rumoured for 7 May
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    Hero ROM update rumoured for 7 May

    By 5 May 2010

    HTC Hero owners - your Android 1.5 pain might nearly be at an end. Leaked documents from a Best Buy in the States suggests that the long-promised Eclair update might finally be arriving on 7 May. Now, before any European readers get too excited, you should...

  • Chrome getting 35% speed boost
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    Chrome getting 35% speed boost

    By 5 May 2010

    While most people already regard Chrome as one of the fastest browsers around, Google refuses to rest on its laurels, and has managed to bring yet another substantial performance boost to the browser. A new beta of the browser has pumped up Chrome's scores...

  • Microsoft introduces Spindex
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    Microsoft introduces Spindex

    By 5 May 2010

    Microsoft has announced that it's got a new product in development in its FUSE labs, titled Spindex. It's an aggregator of social networks, meaning that you hook up your various Facebook, Twitter and other network profiles, and it pulls in content from...

  • Dropbox releases Android and iPad apps
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    Dropbox releases Android and iPad apps

    By 5 May 2010

    Filesharing and backup service Dropbox has rolled out an Android app, along with a native iPad version of its iPhone application. It's also launched a mobile API, meaning that other apps are able to hook into the services that it offers. The Android app...

  • Google Editions due in June or July
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    Google Editions due in June or July

    By 5 May 2010

    Google has announced that its "Editions" e-book store will be going live in late June or early July. The service, which was announced back in October 2009, will offer up a catalogue of around half a million titles from a range of publishers. It's not...

  • RIM buying big touchscreens, planning tablet?
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    RIM buying big touchscreens, planning tablet?

    By 4 May 2010

    Sources are reporting that BlackBerry creator RIM is buying up a stack of large touchscreens, fuelling a rumour that the manufacturer is planning some sort of BlackBerry tablet. Asian component suppliers have apparently been tasked with acquiring a collection...

  • Asus reveals all-in-one Eee Top PC ET2010
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    Asus reveals all-in-one Eee Top PC ET2010

    By 4 May 2010

    Asus has just dropped us word of a new product - the Eee Top PC ET2010. It's an all-in-one with a 20-inch display, ION graphics chip, and a profile that's just an inch thick. Like many of its siblings, the ET2010 runs Windows 7. It's notable for the fact...

  • First Light Peak laptop demonstrated
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    First Light Peak laptop demonstrated

    By 4 May 2010

    Intel has built a laptop to show off its Light Peak technology - an interconnect that promises to deliver transfer rates of 10Gbits per second in both directions, over an optical link. The idea is to replace technologies like HDMI, USB, Firewire, and...

  • Samsung rolls out Bluetooth headsets
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    Samsung rolls out Bluetooth headsets

    By 4 May 2010

    Samsung has announced a range of Bluetooth headsets that it's launching to complement its range of mobile phones. There's seven in all, each of which matches a particular handset in Samsung's catalogue at a range of price points. The Samsung HM1600 pairs...

  • Chrome browser still gaining users
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    Chrome browser still gaining users

    By 4 May 2010

    Sit up, browser statistics enthusiasts - this one's for you. NetApplications has issued its monthly report on the to-ings and fro-ings of the browser market, and found that Chrome is still slowly bubbling upwards while Internet Explorer has plunged below...

  • Most Android users still running 1.5
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    Most Android users still running 1.5

    By 4 May 2010

    Google has released some statistics that show the breakdown of how many people are using the different variants of Android. The fact that 37.2% are still on 1.5 should be a great source of concern for the company. Android 1.6 users take up 29.6% of the...

  • iPad jailbreak now available
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    iPad jailbreak now available

    By 4 May 2010

    The cat-and-mouse game between Apple and hackers all over the world as to who can keep ultimate control over the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch continues. A group of jailbreakers have issued an exploit for the device called "Spirit", which enables users...

  • Google Mail becoming Gmail again in the UK
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    Google Mail becoming Gmail again in the UK

    By 4 May 2010

    Old-school users of Google's free webmail service in the UK might remember that in the first half of the 00s, the service shared a "Gmail" name with the rest of the world. However, a trademark dispute meant that from 19 October, 2005, Gmail had to be...

  • Firefox demos new add-ons manager
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    Firefox demos new add-ons manager

    By 30 April 2010

    The worm is beginning to turn. For a long time Google's Chrome browser has been playing catch-up, trying to emulate the best features of its competitors. It nabbed its start page from Opera, its add-ons from Firefox and... well... nothing much from IE....

  • IWOOT offers Cy-Fi speakers for cyclists
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    IWOOT offers Cy-Fi speakers for cyclists

    By 30 April 2010

    We've all been there. You think you should cycle to work, because it's healthier, but you can't face up to losing the ability to tune out of the morning commute by cranking up Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon on your car stereo. Well, now you've got...

  • Firebox offers remote-control sleeve for iPhone
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    Firebox offers remote-control sleeve for iPhone

    By 30 April 2010

    Having a zillion remote controls for every device in your house is a pain. It'd be better if you had just one, but would it be even better if you had none at all? That's the idea behind an infra-red sleeve for the iPhone that's paired with a special application....