Archive for Hunter Skipworth

  • App of the day: SkyDrive review (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone)

    App of the day: SkyDrive review (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone)

    By 3 April 2013

    Microsoft's SkyDrive, a potential Dropbox beater, has now made its way on to iOS. The app is compatible with both iPhone and iPad and offers many different ways to back up and view various forms of media. Until now, Apple has prevented Microsoft from...

  • Citroen DS3 Cabriolet
    4.5 out of 5

    Citroen DS3 Cabriolet

    By 3 April 2013

    In a world obsessed with the cult of retro, the Citroen DS3 stands out against the likes of the Fiat 500 and Mini. Its looks would make even Marty McFly do a double take, with a futuristic design that is as eye-catching as it is functional. You see the...

  • Amazon AutoRip now supports vinyl

    Amazon AutoRip now supports vinyl

    By 3 April 2013

    Amazon's AutoRip functionality which gives you a free digital copy of any CD you might buy, has now been extended to vinyl. If you opt for an AutoRip-compatible vinyl record on Amazon, a digital file will instantly be added to your Amazon Cloud Player...

  • Tesco Clubcard TV in content deal with BBC Worldwide

    Tesco Clubcard TV in content deal with BBC Worldwide

    By 3 April 2013

    Tesco's Clubcard TV service, which provides free on-demand movies and television to Clubcard users, has signed a content deal with BBC Worldwide. The deal means that Clubcard TV will include shows from chefs such as Antonio Carluccio, Ken Hom and Gary...

  • Evernote 5 for Android launched, new camera and Smart Notebook announced

    Evernote 5 for Android launched, new camera and Smart Notebook announced

    By 3 April 2013

    Evernote 5 has been launched, bringing with it a rather clever twist on the traditional Evernote camera. Using Evernote-designed stickers and the improved app, photographing work will now log the image in a big, browsable Smart Notebook, for you to view...

  • Firefox 20 announced for desktop, Android update also released

    Firefox 20 announced for desktop, Android update also released

    By 3 April 2013

    Mozilla has released a new version of its Firefox browser, Firefox 20, which incorporates new privacy  features as well as a redesigned download manager. Along with the browser update, Firefox has also launched a new version of its Android app. The update...

  • New version of Nexus 7 to go on sale in July, claim sources

    New version of Nexus 7 to go on sale in July, claim sources

    By 3 April 2013

    Google is to release an update to its Nexus 7 tablet in July, according to rumours. Powered by a Qualcomm chip, the new tablet will be similarly priced to the current affordable version. A couple of sources told Reuters the tablet was inbound, which suggests...

  • The most iconic mobile phones in history, celebrating 40 years since the first call

    The most iconic mobile phones in history, celebrating 40 years since the first call

    By 3 April 2013

    Forty years ago today, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first call on a handheld mobile phone to his rival, Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, from a street corner in New York.  "As I walked down the street while talking on the...

  • Alfa Romeo MiTo Cloverleaf
    4 out of 5

    Alfa Romeo MiTo Cloverleaf

    By 2 April 2013

    The hot hatch falls into two distinct categories: understated and exaggerated. Think Golf GTI or Vauxhall Astra VXR, each has its merits and they are clearly targeted at different markets, but crucially both are about adding some fun to your driving....

  • EE to launch 4G-enabled taxis in London and Birmingham

    EE to launch 4G-enabled taxis in London and Birmingham

    By 2 April 2013

    Special 4G-enabled black taxis will begin cruising the streets of London and Birmingham from 2 April,  bringing speedy connections to commuters via in-cab Wi-Fi on EE's 4G network. You could use your mobile phone, but if speed is what you need, hopping...

  • Apple iPad mini without US trademark

    Apple iPad mini without US trademark

    By 1 April 2013

    Apple's iPad mini has failed to receive its US trademark after it was deemed a "merely descriptive" name for the device.  Apple has until July to try to persuade the patent office otherwise. The issue is that the "mini" part of the new iPad's name doesn't...

  • PS4 used to power Unreal Engine 4 in ultimate tech demo

    PS4 used to power Unreal Engine 4 in ultimate tech demo

    By 1 April 2013

    Not everything about the PS4 launch had our jaws hitting the floor. That graphical jump from PS2 to PS3 wasn't quite there, until now. The absolutely stunning Unreal Engine 4 tech demo released a few months ago has now made its debut on PS4, showing us...

  • Phonepad pictures and hands-on

    Phonepad pictures and hands-on

    By 1 April 2013

    Many have tried but none have succeeded in creating what Phonepad has managed. Combining tablet and phone, this is the first dockable screen we have come across which lets you control your smartphone like a tablet. Heck, they've even thrown in a game...

  • Windows 8 hardware specification change suggests 7-inch tablets planned

    Windows 8 hardware specification change suggests 7-inch tablets planned

    By 29 March 2013

    A tweak to the Windows 8 hardware certification guidelines suggests that 7-inch WP8 tablets could be just around the corner. This would mean Microsoft is hoping to take on the world of affordable tablets, like the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. The hardware...

  • App of the day: The Croods review (iPhone and Android)

    App of the day: The Croods review (iPhone and Android)

    By 27 March 2013

    Rovio, the studio behind the much-loved Angry Birds, has now applied a bit of its magic touch to a movie tie-in app. The Croods app, which launched alongside the Dreamworks-produced animation, is rather good.  As you would expect from a Rovio title,...

  • Battlefield 4 preview

    Battlefield 4 preview

    By 27 March 2013

    Battlefield is back and now comes with added bass in its teaser trailers. So much bass in fact, that sitting waiting for the Battlefield 4 reveal in a theatre in Stockholm, we were almost knocked off our seat the moment that classic Battlefield theme...

  • Fiat Panda 4x4
    4.5 out of 5

    Fiat Panda 4x4

    By 25 March 2013

    The Fiat Panda 4x4 has a real go-anywhere, do-anything feel about it. A light clutch, raised suspension and fairly impressive traction even with a tiny TwinAir engine, make it genuinely feel like a capable off-road vehicle. Fiat has been making some excellent...

  • 4oD hits Samsung Smart TVs

    4oD hits Samsung Smart TVs

    By 25 March 2013

    Channel 4's on-demand video service 4oD has now arrived on Samsung Smart TVs. Launching on Samsung Apps, the smart TV-based app store, it brings with it 30 days of catch up as well as access to the 4oD content archive of classic shows. This means programmes...

  • RetroN 5 console gives ultimate retro gaming fix, plays SNES, NES, GBA and Sega cartridges

    RetroN 5 console gives ultimate retro gaming fix, plays SNES, NES, GBA and Sega cartridges

    By 25 March 2013

    If you fancy dusting off some old cartridges, taking Sonic for a spin, or giving Mario a run about, then the RetroN 5 could be for you. Designed to let you play games created for five of your favourite retro games consoles, the clever box has five slots...

  • FAA could allow electronic devices to be used during takeoff and landing

    FAA could allow electronic devices to be used during takeoff and landing

    By 25 March 2013

    America's FAA could be the first aviation authority to allow for the return of tablets and eReaders to aircraft during takeoff and landing if reports coming out of the US are to be believed.  At the moment, as frequent flyers will happily agree, pretty...

  • Nissan pairs with YouTube to launch dedicated web racing channel

    Nissan pairs with YouTube to launch dedicated web racing channel

    By 22 March 2013

    In a YouTube first, Nissan is to launch its own dedicated racing channel, partnering with the video-streaming site and even bringing YouTube branding to its racing team.  Called Nismo.TV, Nissan hopes it will changed the way that people engage with motorsport....

  • Google Chrome World Wide Maze will turn your website into a game

    Google Chrome World Wide Maze will turn your website into a game

    By 21 March 2013

    In what has to be the ultimate way to bring your website to life, Google has put together a Chrome browser game, controlled by your smartphone, that can turn any web page into a maze. Think of it like Marble Madness, but with any website of your choice....

  • Google Now headed to iPhone and iPad, if Apple allows it?

    Google Now headed to iPhone and iPad, if Apple allows it?

    By 21 March 2013

    It appears all those rumours about Google Now heading to iOS were true. Speaking at the Big Tent Activate Summit in Delhi, Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, all but confirmed its existence.  The event is being run by Google, the Indian consultancy...

  • Microsoft Windows Blue demo details new update features (video)

    Microsoft Windows Blue demo details new update features (video)

    By 21 March 2013

    The rumoured Windows 8 update codenamed Blue has all but been confirmed in a leaked video. Designed to show updates to the Fresh Paint app for Windows Blue, Microsoft's chief technical strategy officer Eric Rudder talks about Blue and his plans for it....

  • Which Samsung Galaxy S4 will you get? Processor variants listed by country

    Which Samsung Galaxy S4 will you get? Processor variants listed by country

    By 21 March 2013

    The Samsung Galaxy S4 could be getting an 8-core variant in the UK after all. A list put together by Sammobile reveals which countries will be getting what version of the phone, and some will get both. For those who don't know, Samsung announced the Galaxy...