Archive for Libby Plummer

  • Sony PlayStation Network user? Here's what you need to do

    Sony PlayStation Network user? Here's what you need to do

    By 27 April 2011

    It took Sony a staggering six days for Sony to notice (or admit) that its PlayStation Network online portal had been hacked, exposing the personal data of users. In one of the biggest PR blunders for a big tech brand that we've seen for some time, Sony...

  • Music streaming subscriptions are the way forward, says Featured Artists Coalition

    Music streaming subscriptions are the way forward, says Featured Artists Coalition

    By 27 April 2011

    Spotify recently announced that its free music streaming service wouldn't be quite so free anymore, with subscription-free listening now reduced from 20 hours to 10. While there might be a groan from those who signed up for the service all that time ago,...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Qik Video Connect (Android)

    APP OF THE DAY: Qik Video Connect (Android)

    By 26 April 2011

    If you've got yourself a fancy new Android handset with a front-facing cam, then chances are you'll be looking around for a decent video calling app to make the most of it. Well, this could be your lucky day as Qik Video Connect is now available to all...

  • Pure One Flow
    4 out of 5

    Pure One Flow

    By 26 April 2011

    Who said internet radios had to be expensive? Not us, and certainly not DAB specialist Pure, which recently expanded its affordable range of One radios with the addition of a web-capable model. The Pure One Flow is a sub-£100 DAB and internet radio that...

  • When are the iPad 2 camera apps coming?

    When are the iPad 2 camera apps coming?

    By 20 April 2011

    If you ordered an iPad 2 on launch day then hopefully you should have it with you by now but what next? Apple's 2nd-gen tablet isn't all that different to the first iPad. Sure it's slimmer, lighter and faster, but the only other real change in terms of...

  • Moshi Monsters gadgets in the pipeline

    Moshi Monsters gadgets in the pipeline

    By 19 April 2011

    It's been described as "Facebook for kids", has a sign-up rate of one person every second and features cute characters such as Squidge, Doris and Lady Goo Goo, but what exactly is Moshi Monsters and how did it get to be so big? He's a busy man, but Pocket-lint...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Lego Ninjago Spinjitzu Scavenger Hunt review  (iPhone)

    APP OF THE DAY: Lego Ninjago Spinjitzu Scavenger Hunt review (iPhone)

    By 18 April 2011

    Here on Pocket-lint we have wide-ranging tastes when it comes to gadgets and gizmos. What's for sure is that we like games, we like Lego, and we sure as hell like ninjas. Combine the three and we're not only interested - we're typing our password into...

  • Best Royal Wedding gadgets

    Best Royal Wedding gadgets

    By 15 April 2011

    Whether you're a royalist or a republican, if you live in the UK then you'll know all about the Royal Wedding that's on the horizon. On Friday 29 April, heir to the throne HRH Prince William will tie the knot with Kate Middleton and manufacturers and...

  • Best Android apps for movie buffs

    Best Android apps for movie buffs

    By 14 April 2011

    The little green robot has been getting plenty of Pocket-lint screen time of late. Why? Because it's Android Week and that means we'll be bringing you the latest info on Google's OS as well as daily round-ups of the best Android apps around. We've already...

  • Best Android-only apps

    Best Android-only apps

    By 13 April 2011

    This week on Pocket-lint is Android Week which means that we'll be bringing you all the latest news and info on Google's green robot-fronted OS, as well as a daily round-up of the best apps. We've already presented you with the best gaming apps and the...

  • Top alternatives to Flip Video

    Top alternatives to Flip Video

    By 12 April 2011

    Cisco has shocked the tech world by announcing that it is to kill off its famous Flip Video brand, closing down the business and ceasing production of all models. It's a bit of a shocker, as Flip seemed to be one of the dominant brands when it comes to...

  • Best gaming apps for Android

    Best gaming apps for Android

    By 12 April 2011

    It's Android Week on Pocket-lint and that means we'll be bringing you all the latest info on Google's robot-flavoured OS, as well as a daily round-up of the best apps around. We've already taken a look at the best Android apps for getting out and about...

  • Panasonic DMP-B200
    4 out of 5

    Panasonic DMP-B200

    By 12 April 2011

    Panasonic is currently the only manufacturer to offer a portable Blu-ray player in the UK, and its latest model comes in the form of the DMP-B200, a logically named successor to the B100. Despite being a portable device, the DMP-200 felt fairly hefty...

  • Toshiba Places hands-on

    Toshiba Places hands-on

    By 11 April 2011

    Toshiba's 2011 TV lineup will include Toshiba Places - the brand's new cloud-based internet TV portal that's designed to share content across multiple devices such as TVs, tablets, and laptops. We managed to get a sneak preview of the service back in...

  • Best Android apps for getting around

    Best Android apps for getting around

    By 11 April 2011

    You may have noticed that things are gone decidedly Android-flavoured this week on Pocket-lint. As part of our Android Week, we'll be bringing you round-ups of the best apps available for Android and for today's trick, we'll be naming our top picks for...

  • Toshiba Camileo B10 hands-on

    Toshiba Camileo B10 hands-on

    By 7 April 2011

    Toshiba has expanded its Camileo linup of pocket camcorders with a new 'candybar' design, in the form of the B10. This compact camcorder is clearly designed to go head-to-head with models such as the Flip Video UltraHD and we managed to get some hands-on...

  • Toshiba Camileo P100 hands-on

    Toshiba Camileo P100 hands-on

    By 7 April 2011

    Toshiba has just announced the Camileo P100 as the replacement to its P30 pocket camcorder and we managed to track it down in a dark corner at the maker's recent product convention for some hands-on time. Like its predecessor, the P100 sports a pistol...

  • Acer Liquid Mini E310
    3.5 out of 5

    Acer Liquid Mini E310

    By 6 April 2011

    Acer has expanded its Liquid series of smartphones to include this pint-sized entry-level model, known as the Acer Liquid Mini E310. The fact that it's available in a range of colours (blue, pink, black, silver and green) suggests that it's aimed at younger...

  • Toshiba to offer passive 3D as well as active TVs

    Toshiba to offer passive 3D as well as active TVs

    By 5 April 2011

    Toshiba is to launch its first passive 3D TV series, to sit alongside its range of active shutter 3D TVs, whilst also confirming that it will launch a glasses-free 3D TV within the next 12 months. The Regza VL series of LED panels will be the maker's...

  • Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air
    4.5 out of 5

    Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air

    By 4 April 2011

    We were very impressed with the original Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin speakers when we reviewed them back in 2008, so we were pleased to hear about the launch of the Apple AirPlay-enabled version. We managed to get a sneak preview of the Zeppelin Air shortly...

  • April Fools' Day pranks that came true

    April Fools' Day pranks that came true

    By 1 April 2011

    April fools' Day is celebrated all over the world on 1 April, when people mark the occassion with pratical jokes and general silliness. These kind of pranks are particularly popular in the the tech world with Pocket-lint even pulling a few of its own...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Guitar World Lick of the Day review (iPhone/iPad)

    APP OF THE DAY: Guitar World Lick of the Day review (iPhone/iPad)

    By 30 March 2011

    Everyone has been raving about Apple's new GarageBand for iPad app and rightly so as it's the most comprehensive music app around. What's more, you can put a tune together even if you're seriously lacking in musical talent, thanks to the virtual instruments...

  • 3D better than 2D, says your brain

    3D better than 2D, says your brain

    By 28 March 2011

    People are 12 per cent more attentive when watching Blu-ray 3D compared to a conventional Blu-ray disc and 29 per cent more attentive when that same 3D experience is up against a plain old DVD. So says recent research commissioned by the Blu-ray Disc...

  • i-Mego Retro Infinity
    4 out of 5

    i-Mego Retro Infinity

    By 25 March 2011

    We first spotted these cool cans from Hong Kong-based i-Mego at the Bristol Sound & Vision Show, so we were keen to get them in as soon as possible for a proper test. The i-Mego Retro range comprises three models - the flaghship Infinity, along with the...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Nazi Germany In An Hour review (iPhone/iPod touch/iPad)

    APP OF THE DAY: Nazi Germany In An Hour review (iPhone/iPod touch/iPad)

    By 23 March 2011

    Sometimes it's nice to cover an app that doesn't involve Angry Birds and teaches us something besides how to catapult a disgruntled, feathery beast into a makeshift shack that's sheltering a horde of dastardly pigs. That's why today's app is part of a...