Archive for Libby Plummer

  • App-vent Calendar - day 12: Catch the Presents! (Chrome)

    App-vent Calendar - day 12: Catch the Presents! (Chrome)

    By 12 December 2010

    Less than two weeks to go until Christmas and that can only mean one thing. Yep, you guessed it - it's time for another door to be opened on our special App-vent Calendar. As the festive spirit creeps into the office, you're bound to find more and more...

  • App-vent Calendar - day 11: Nightmare Before Christmas (Symbian)

    App-vent Calendar - day 11: Nightmare Before Christmas (Symbian)

    By 11 December 2010

    There are ludicrous amounts of Christmas-themed apps coming our way this festive season ranging from Chrimbo countdowns to elf-themed video greetings and yuletide fireplace simulators. However, here at Pocket-lint, many of our fave apps are games (step...

  • Nokia C7
    3.5 out of 5

    Nokia C7

    By 10 December 2010

    We first got our hands on the Nokia C7 back in September where we observed that the handset is quite difficult to place. Although it's a smartphone, it's not as highly specced as the likes of the Nokia N8, but it sits somewhere above the maker's C6 so...

  • App-vent Calendar - day 9: A Christmas Carol (iPad)

    App-vent Calendar - day 9: A Christmas Carol (iPad)

    By 9 December 2010

    We're already over a week into December and Christmas pressie shopping time is running out. If you're not really feeling the festive mood this year then you might have a fair bit in common with the cantankerous main character in Charles Dickens' famous...

  • 10 Chrome OS apps to start with

    10 Chrome OS apps to start with

    By 8 December 2010

    Google has officially unveiled its Google Chrome OS - an operating system that the search engine giant hopes will get more people on the web as well as offering an alternative to Microsoft's Windows 7 and Apple's Snow Leopard OS. There are plenty of advantages...

  • Klipsch Image One
    4 out of 5

    Klipsch Image One

    By 8 December 2010

    Klipsch was founded in Hope, Arkansas, back in 1946 by a Mr Paul W. Klipsch, giving it a considerable heritage in the audio world. Here at Pocket-lint, we've seen a wide range of high-end in-ear headphones from the brand, such as the Image S4 which scored...

  • App-vent Calendar - day 7: Christmas Fireside (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

    App-vent Calendar - day 7: Christmas Fireside (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

    By 7 December 2010

    Christmas means many things to many people, but for a great deal of us, it's all about being home for the holidays. In these days of austerity, not everyone can have the cosy Christmas that they've dreamt of all year, and there aren't many of us that...

  • Samsung Nexus S vs HTC Nexus One

    Samsung Nexus S vs HTC Nexus One

    By 7 December 2010

    Samsung has just announced the very first Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone, with the launch of its Nexus S. The new smartphone will be out in time for Christmas at the Carphone Warehouse and is Google's second branded handset after HTC developed the Nexus...

  • Product of the Year 2010: and the nominees are...

    Product of the Year 2010: and the nominees are...

    By 7 December 2010

    Well, this is the big one. Here at Pocket-lint, we've seen a hell of a lot of products over the last year - some good, some bad and some, very, very ugly. We've trawled through our review vaults to whittle down the gigantic list of gadgets, leaving only...

  • Samsung Nexus S vs Samsung Galaxy S

    Samsung Nexus S vs Samsung Galaxy S

    By 6 December 2010

    The very first Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone has just been made official - in the shape of the Samsung Nexus S. The new smartphone will be out in time for Christmas at the Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy and is Google's second "own branded" handset after...

  • App-vent Calendar - day 6: Super Dance Elf Christmas with Friends (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

    App-vent Calendar - day 6: Super Dance Elf Christmas with Friends (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

    By 6 December 2010

    As the Christmas season is upon us once more, an increasing number of us are forgoing the effort of sending traditional paper-based Christmas cards in favour of electronic equivalents. Some people do this as a way to do their bit for the environment while...

  • Innovation of the Year 2010: and the nominees are...

    Innovation of the Year 2010: and the nominees are...

    By 6 December 2010

    Once in a blue moon, a new product comes along that changes the face of technology as we know it. This category isn't about stats and specs, it's about genuinely game-changing innovations that have made us take a step back in shock/admiration/child-like...

  • BeBook Club
    3 out of 5

    BeBook Club

    By 3 December 2010

    The BeBook Club is a pared-down version of the BeBook Neo - minus the Wi-Fi connectivity and sporting a redesigned navigation control. The device boasts a 6-inch E-Ink display with an 800 x 600-pixel resolution and a rather average 8 levels of grey. The...

  • Best Computer 2010: and the nominees are...

    Best Computer 2010: and the nominees are...

    By 3 December 2010

    The past year has seen plenty of innovation on the computer front, not least the introduction of an entirely new sector - tablets, with Apple's iPad leading the charge. Add to that the ever-increasing range of portable and affordable netbooks and a wide...

  • England's World Cup 2018 bid: The venues

    England's World Cup 2018 bid: The venues

    By 1 December 2010

    Here at Pocket-lint, we love a bit of footie which is why we're firmly backing England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup. Russia is also in the running, along with joint bids from Holland and Belgium, and a rather more convincing one from Spain and Portugal....

  • LG Optimus 7 vs Samsung Omnia 7

    LG Optimus 7 vs Samsung Omnia 7

    By 26 November 2010

    As the mad rush that followed the highly anticipated launch of Windows Phone 7 has more or less died down, it's now time to step back and and take a good look at the handsets to decide whether you want to invest in one or not. We've already seen the LG...

  • Plantronics BackBeat 903+
    3.5 out of 5

    Plantronics BackBeat 903+

    By 23 November 2010

    The idea of wireless headphones is a dream come true for those of us that face a tangle of wires during our daily hour or 2 of commuter-based music listening, or those that require an unfettered connection in the gym. And the concept is even more compelling...

  • Best Game 2010: and the nominees are...

    Best Game 2010: and the nominees are...

    By 22 November 2010

    The past year has certainly been a busy time for game launches, and we've even seen the introduction of the Kinect for Xbox and PlayStation Move carrying on the good, motion-controlled work started by the Nintendo Wii. There's been a river of games washing...

  • What the hell is Micro Four Thirds?

    What the hell is Micro Four Thirds?

    By 20 November 2010

    If you've been looking into upgrading your camera recently, then chances are you will have come across the seemingly baffling phrase "Micro Four Thirds". Retailers and tech websites have been throwing the three-word moniker around with gay abandon, apparently...

  • Best App 2010: and the nominees are...

    Best App 2010: and the nominees are...

    By 19 November 2010

    It's all about the apps these days. Smartphones would be nothing without these clever little bits of software that let us do pretty much anything we want, all from one device. The apps we've seen on Pocket-lint over the last year span numerous platforms...

  • MSI GX740
    4 out of 5

    MSI GX740

    By 19 November 2010

    MSI recently expanded its GX gaming series of laptops with the introduction of the aggressively priced 15-inch GX640 and the 17-inch GX740, with the latter available for less than £900 - not bad for a serious gaming model. But, is it any good? The gargantuan...

  • LG Optimus 7 vs HTC 7 Trophy

    LG Optimus 7 vs HTC 7 Trophy

    By 18 November 2010

    Ever since the grand Windows Phone 7 launch in October, we've been working our way through all of the highly anticipated Windows Phone 7 handsets that were launched, to give you the lowdown on what each one is offering and whether they've got the goods...

  • Best Audio Gadget 2010: and the nominees are...

    Best Audio Gadget 2010: and the nominees are...

    By 17 November 2010

    We've seen plenty of innovation in the audio sector over the last year - not least with Apple's latest lineup of all-conquering iPods. That in turn has fuelled the ever-growing selection of speaker docks and headphones, of which we've seen a lot of in...

  • Hipstamatic - behind the lens

    Hipstamatic - behind the lens

    By 16 November 2010

    Do people want photographic prints anymore? Prints are expensive, they fade and all they do is create heavy boxes to carry from home to home throughout our lives when they’re not gathering dust in the attic. Prints are old. So, does anyone care anymore?...

  • Nokia N8
    3 out of 5

    Nokia N8

    By 12 November 2010

    Nokia's dominance in the mobile world has really taken a knock over the last few years, and the N8 is the company's attempt at reasserting itself as one of the big players, among the likes of Apple, HTC and Samsung. The first of Nokia's handsets to feature...