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App of the day: Outlook.com review (Android)

App of the day: Outlook.com review (Android)

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Android gets email right, as long as you're loyal to Gmail. You will have a frustrating time if you're a Hotmail or Yahoo user, and want to enjoy the same rich experience as you'd get within Google's own apps. And that's not much of a surprise.And with... >>

Huawei Ascend Mate
4.5 stars

Huawei Ascend Mate

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Big phones are coming back into fashion. In the 80s and 90s no one had a choice about handset size -you either had flipping massive, or you didn't have a phone at all. As the years progressed, the post-2000 era was all about miniaturisation and phones... >>

App of the day: Plane Finder 3D review (iPhone and Android)

App of the day: Plane Finder 3D review (iPhone and Android)

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To look up in the sky at any given moment you might not realise quite how much is going on up there. We see planes from time to time, but it's easy to forget that for every one you can see there are probably several you can't. So that's where Plane Finder... >>

EA announces Need for Speed Rivals for Xbox One and PS4

EA announces Need for Speed Rivals for Xbox One and PS4

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Fresh from its commitment not to make any games for Nintendo's Wii U, EA has announced more titles for the PS4 and Xbox One. Need for Speed Rivals will be about winning races against, you guessed it, rivals.The theme sounds a bit like Most Wanted, which... >>

Barnes & Noble Nook HD+
4.5 stars

Barnes & Noble Nook HD+

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Barnes & Noble has been enjoying some time in the spotlight recently. The decisions it has made have been good though, and we think have improved the chances of its devices being seen in a fairly crowded market. First, the company reduced the price of... >>

TV on the Xbox One: Microsoft explains its plans

TV on the Xbox One: Microsoft explains its plans

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Microsoft has had some fallout from its Xbox One launch. Some have said it's too focused on TV, and not enough was made of gaming. With E3 around the corner, we're pretty sure the gamers will be hyped soon, and a global launch isn't always the place to... >>

New Google Maps: We explore the features of the preview

New Google Maps: We explore the features of the preview

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At Google I/O one of the most exciting developments was the reworking of Google Maps. Both online and on mobile devices. With maps being ubiquitous now, it's easy to forget that the old version has a few annoying bugs that make it difficult to use. Now... >>

Microsoft announces Halo TV series for Xbox One produced by Steven Spielberg

Microsoft announces Halo TV series for Xbox One produced by Steven Spielberg

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Microsoft has called in the big guns to produce content for Xbox, and names don't come bigger than Steven Spielberg and Halo. So news that there will be a Halo live action TV show, commissioned for Xbox Live and produced by Spielberg is big news.Hollywood... >>

Xbox One gets Skype with group video chat

Xbox One gets Skype with group video chat

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Microsoft has announced that the new Xbox will ship with a Skype app. About time for the company's console, which has so far lacked the firm's flagship messenger and VOIP system.As with everything else on the Xbox One, the app is controlled with voice... >>

Logitech T620 touch mouse
4.0 stars

Logitech T620 touch mouse

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The Pocket-lint quest for the perfect mouse continues. Believe it or not, looking for a pointing device that works well is something that occupies a lot of our time. Why is this, particularly? Well, to give you an idea, on the desktop we still use a wired... >>

Veho Muvi HD NPNG edition
4.5 stars

Veho Muvi HD NPNG edition

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You might think that GoPro has the extreme sports camera market stitched up with its Hero range. In fact, the popularity of those cameras has inspired a lot of other manufacturers to produce action cameras that have an amazing range of features.One such... >>

Adobe Photoshop Express now available for Windows 8 and RT

Adobe Photoshop Express now available for Windows 8 and RT

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There are some really good apps for Windows 8 now, but they are still the exception, rather than the rule. Happily, Adobe has launched Photoshop Express to help increase the numbers of useful programmes for Windows 8 and RT users.The app, which is free... >>

Polaroid launches XS80 1080p action camera

Polaroid launches XS80 1080p action camera

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Polaroid might be little more than a licensing brand these days, giving its name over to products it thinks "fit" with the image, but its new action camera seems like a solid idea that's priced well to compete with other, similar action cameras.Producing... >>

App of the day: Skobbler GPS Navigation & Maps review (Android)

App of the day: Skobbler GPS Navigation & Maps review (Android)

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We've looked at some navigation apps that are based on Skobbler before, but this is a new app that's similar to its enormously popular iOS app. The idea is simple: make affordable turn-by-turn navigation for walking or driving, and allow people to download... >>

Popcorn Hour A-400
4.0 stars

Popcorn Hour A-400

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There was a time when the Popcorn Hour was THE media player to have. Not only did it do everything, it also managed to produce excellent quality pictures and sound. In recent years though, things have become much more competitive in this media playing... >>

Samsung Galaxy S4
5.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy S4

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It's one of the most anticipated handsets of the year, it's the follow-up to one of the best-selling phones of last year, and it has been hyped to the extent that Samsung is starting to look like it's going to teach Apple a thing or two about generating... >>

Onkyo ES-HF300
4.5 stars

Onkyo ES-HF300

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Onkyo is a brand that's very much known for being good value. It certainly changed AV receivers, offering a lot more features than most, at bargain prices. What's more, its cheaper receivers have always performed brilliantly, meaning that you don't have... >>

Technomate TM-Twin-OE
4.5 stars

Technomate TM-Twin-OE

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There was a time, back when Pocket-lint was still in school, where satellite TV was just about the most exotic technology you could use. If you ever got to go to someone's house, who had a massive dish and analogue satellite receiver, you could access... >>

App of the day: Vybe review (Android)

App of the day: Vybe review (Android)

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Almost as 24 started to air in this country, there was a collective "How do I get the 24 ringtone" emitted from the vocal chords of geeks across the globe. Clearly these were people who had never used a Cisco IP phone before and thought the ringtone was... >>

Jawbone Up (2013)
4.0 stars

Jawbone Up (2013)

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People in the know suggest that we need to walk about 10,000 steps a day, to have any chance of living long enough to collect our pension. Some of us, no pointing of fingers, struggle even with that. With jobs that see us sitting at desks all day, it... >>

Denon announces AVR-X4000 AV receiver with 4K upscaling

Denon announces AVR-X4000 AV receiver with 4K upscaling

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It's the year of 4K, apparently, at least it is if we subscribe to the manufacturers' schedule of what is going to be pushed this year. Sony, LG, Samsung and Panasonic all have 4K screens on the horizon, or in some cases already on sale. So what you need... >>

Asus makes healthy profits on sales of 3 million tablets

Asus makes healthy profits on sales of 3 million tablets

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Asus, it seems, is one company that isn't being as affected by the significant downturn in PC sales. Instead of computers, it's selling a decent amount of tablets - 3 million in Q1 - and has managed to create $202 million in clear profit on earnings of... >>

Nintendo bringing smartphone apps to Wii U to boost sales?

Nintendo bringing smartphone apps to Wii U to boost sales?

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Troubled by less than stellar Wii U sales, Nintendo is looking for a way to enable mobile app developers to write titles that will run on the console, according to The Japan Times. No doubt the idea is to offer a way to boost the number of games available,... >>

YouTube to launch paid subscription channels soon

YouTube to launch paid subscription channels soon

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The Financial Times is reporting that Google will launch paid subscription channels on YouTube sometime very soon, perhaps even this week. Channels, which could be available for as little as $1.99 (£1.30) a month are expected to bring an extra source... >>

App of the day: Traktor DJ review (iPhone)

App of the day: Traktor DJ review (iPhone)

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DJing has gone from a pursuit that cost thousands to one that can cost as little as £3 if you buy Traktor DJ for the iPhone or iPod touch. That's not to say that if you buy this app your phone will immediately ring with an offer from a superclub in Ibiza,... >>

Huawei Ascend G510
4.0 stars

Huawei Ascend G510

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We think it's fair to say that Huawei's low and mid-range phones scratch an itch, but we'd be lying if we said they were going to set the world alight. They are all solid, decent performers, but none of them is the next Samsung Galaxy S or iPhone.The... >>

Panasonic HX-A100
3.5 stars

Panasonic HX-A100

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Cameras for outdoor activities are all the rage these days. It's a segment that, while not invented by GoPro, has certainly been popularised by that company. These days though, the uses for rugged technology that can produce great quality pictures while... >>

Audi S3 pictures and hands-on

Audi S3 pictures and hands-on

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There's very little doubt that the new A3 is an amazing car. Everything that could possible be said in a negative way about the old car - and there really isn't that much - has been tweaked and improved in the new car. And, then, along comes the S3 and... >>

App of the day: VLC review (Android)

App of the day: VLC review (Android)

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Media playback on Android devices is pretty good on the whole. Certainly, out of the box, most phones and tablets will playback a wider range of video than Apple devices. But that's not universally true, and sometimes the built-in support needs to be... >>

Mercedes A Class 250 BlueEFFICIENCY engineered by AMG pictures and hands-on

Mercedes A Class 250 BlueEFFICIENCY engineered by AMG pictures and hands-on

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There is very little that would have persuaded us to buy the old A-Class. It might not have been a bad car, but it wasn't the sort of vehicle we could get excited about. We've encountered it in Europe in hire-car form, and the basic model didn't exactly ooze the... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Although the Note range is newer than the Tab range, it's also more complete. After all, the Note is a phone, as well as a tablet, and there are now three sizes to choose from. It's also, we think, a more exciting range in terms of features and designs.... >>

Audi RS6 Avant pictures and hands-on

Audi RS6 Avant pictures and hands-on

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Most people won't have the money to buy an RS6, because with a starting price of around £77,000 it could hardly be described as a mass-market car. But there are plenty of people around who do have the money, and are looking for a high-performance car... >>

Huawei Ascend G510 pictures and hands-on

Huawei Ascend G510 pictures and hands-on

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The idea of the G510 is that it's a budget handset for pay-as-you-go customers looking for a slightly larger device with a bit more power than the phones that hover around the £100 range.What you get is a dual-core processor running at 1.3GHz, runs Jelly... >>

App of the day: Rdio review (Android)

App of the day: Rdio review (Android)

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Have you listened to the radio recently? It's dreadful. The reason it's dreadful is that it's filled with annoying adverts that go on forever, and is packed with mindless idiots droning on as if their voices are the only ones that matter. So what options... >>

Carbon Audio Zooka Bluetooth speaker
3.5 stars

Carbon Audio Zooka Bluetooth speaker

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It all began as a Kickstarter project to create a speaker that would attach to an iPad, and ended with 678 backers and more than $70,000 in funding - far in excess of the $25,000 sought.The idea is simple: make a speaker that reduces the need to carry... >>

Mercedes-Benz G-Class G350 BlueTEC pictures and hands-on

Mercedes-Benz G-Class G350 BlueTEC pictures and hands-on

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The G-Class, or as it's more commonly known, the G-Wagen, is a car for rappers. Of course, you don't have to be a rapper to buy one, but you need to have their money and desire to move quite a large entourage around in absolute luxury and comfort. It... >>

Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost
5.0 stars

Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost

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There's a saying that goes "There's no replacement for displacement". It is, unsurprisingly, used mainly in America, where car engines verge on the larger capacity. It's not uncommon in the US to be driving around strapped to a 5-litre engine. That's... >>

Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG roadster

Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG roadster

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"It's not a hairdressers car is it?" the man from Mercedes said as we got out of the SLK 55 AMG roadster. His question probably came from two things, the first being the reputation that the original SLK garnered back when it launched. A reputation we've... >>

App of the day: YouTube RT review (Windows 8)

App of the day: YouTube RT review (Windows 8)

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Windows 8 is a solid enough operating system. It is hated by some because it's a radical visual departure, but the ideas behind it are solid enough. New users, and those who want an uncomplicated experience can have a good time, thanks to the full-screen... >>

Rdio launches Vdio for movie and TV streaming

Rdio launches Vdio for movie and TV streaming

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We've got a soft spot for music-streaming service Rdio, it's got a nice app and the web interface is slick and easy-to-use. Now, it has launched Vdio, which - somewhat predictably - is a streaming video service. At the moment, you must be a Rdio subscriber... >>

Geneva WorldRadio DAB+
5.0 stars

Geneva WorldRadio DAB+

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DAB radios are ten-a-penny these days, from car stereos through to tiny pocket radios powered by a couple of AAA batteries. Given the choice, it means choosing a radio can be quite a daunting, so what you need is something that looks good, sounds great... >>

App of the day: Pac-man + tournaments review (Android)

App of the day: Pac-man + tournaments review (Android)

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There are 256 levels in Pac-man, and every single one of them is harder than the last. That's a problem, because level one isn't exactly a walk in the park. At least, not for us because Pac-man comes from a time when games were designed to be as hard... >>

Bioshock Infinite
4.0 stars

Bioshock Infinite

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Bioshock is one of our favourite games of the past 10 years, quite simply, it was one of the most interesting, inspiring and playable titles we've ever sat down with. It was also fiendishly hard for us because, while we'd say we're lifelong gamers, we... >>

Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200
4.5 stars

Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200

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Sorry, can you speak up a bit - said, perhaps a little too loudly. We've recently had a fairly ear-splitting experience with a portable speaker system. The speaker in question was the Minx Air 200 from Cambridge Audio. The ear-splitting experience came... >>

Toffee messenger satchel
4.0 stars

Toffee messenger satchel

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Increasingly compact laptops like the MacBook Air, Ultrabook and perhaps even devices like the Microsoft Surface mean we no longer want, or need, the hideously unfashionable laptop bag of old. And thank goodness, because the death of those ugly monstrosities... >>

Motorola Razr HD
4.5 stars

Motorola Razr HD

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We'll be honest. We've got HD fatigue, so when the Motorola Razr HD arrived in our office we didn't jump for joy. HD, we thought, big whoop, everything is HD these days, hell, they even make HD make-up for some reason. So what is Motorola up to here?... >>

App of the day: Google Keep review (Android)

App of the day: Google Keep review (Android)

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There's been a lot of grumbling since Google shut down Rader very recently. People are frustrated that the firm is ignoring their needs, and pulling the plug on popular services because it can't make enough money from them, or simply loses interest in... >>

Panasonic HC-X920 camcorder
4.5 stars

Panasonic HC-X920 camcorder

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Any company making camcorders has its work cut out these days. The whole sphere of producing video has changed so much in recent years that there's only room for a couple of companies to have a crack of the whip, and actually make any money.Panasonic... >>

Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi
4.5 stars

Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi

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Let's make one thing very clear, the Fiesta is probably not the car you think. When Pocket-lint was a young, newly qualified driver, the Ford range was a lot simpler. It went, Fiesta, Escort, Sierra and then Granada. The progression was from basic in... >>

Free game list for disgruntled SimCity owners confirmed: Battlefield 3, Dead Space 3 and more

Free game list for disgruntled SimCity owners confirmed: Battlefield 3, Dead Space 3 and more

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So, you bought SimCity and found the whole launch situation and subsequent bugs to be too much to bear. Well as EA previously announced, it's giving you a free game to make up for it. We've got the list, so here are your choices:- Battlefield 3 (Standard... >>