Archive for Paul Lamkin

  • Free iPhone and iPad apps, videos and music with return of iTunes 12 Days of Christmas
    Apps

    Free iPhone and iPad apps, videos and music with return of iTunes 12 Days of Christmas

    By 10 December 2012

    On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me....well, we don't know yet; we're going to have to wait until 26 December to find out. That's right fanboys and fangirls, Apple has once again decided to run its, now as traditional as mince pies,...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Call of Carlos review (Windows Phone)
    Gaming

    APP OF THE DAY: Call of Carlos review (Windows Phone)

    By 16 March 2012

    Maker Games Academy may have avoided the temptation to use a Chilean protagonist in this game which involves escaping from a mine but, in selecting Carlos ("an apathetic and chubby Mexican miner"), it may well have done. Politically correct? Probably...

  • Rightmove app moves into new Android home
    Apps

    Rightmove app moves into new Android home

    By 16 March 2012

    It's the 8th most popular website in the UK, has listings for more than 20,000 agents and developers from Land's End to John O' Groats and is the only place where you can take a look around someone's house uninvited without their getting all worked up...

  • No Xbox 720 for E3
    Gaming

    No Xbox 720 for E3

    By 16 March 2012

    Bad news game fans - Microsoft has put an end to the incessant new Xbox at E3 rumours by releasing a pretty comprehensive statement denying it will be on show at the gaming expo. It reads, in full: "While we appreciate all the interest in our long-range...

  • Digiboo USB digital vending machines unleashed in the US
    Home Cinema

    Digiboo USB digital vending machines unleashed in the US

    By 16 March 2012

    We were once of the opinion that garlic bread was the future. But now, we're convinced that the future is, in fact, digital vending machines that let you rent or buy movies when you're out and about. Unleashed by the brilliantly named Digiboo over in...

  • Wi-Fi touting Samsung NX20 picture leaks
    Cameras

    Wi-Fi touting Samsung NX20 picture leaks

    By 16 March 2012

    Over in Vegas at CES last year Pocket-lint got its sweaty paws all over the Samsung NX11, a follow-up to the Samsung NX10 – a mirrorless system hybrid camera with the inclusion of i-Function lens compatibility. And now it looks as if we could have a...

  • Lenovo joins Asus for Windows 8 tablet expected launch in October
    Tablets

    Lenovo joins Asus for Windows 8 tablet expected launch in October

    By 16 March 2012

    The word on the street (that street being The Verge on the internet, so not a real street at all) is that Lenovo is going to beat the big guns to the Windows 8 tablet punch and be the first manufacturer to market with one. While Dell has promised to be...

  • BlackBerry 10 all set for some May Orlando magic
    Phones

    BlackBerry 10 all set for some May Orlando magic

    By 15 March 2012

    The message from Research In Motion to developers is clear - it's time to start building those BlackBerry 10 apps. The company has sent out invites to BlackBerry 10 Jam (which we have to say sounds an awful lot like something you might spread on your...

  • Cash in your old iPad with Apple
    Tablets

    Cash in your old iPad with Apple

    By 15 March 2012

    If you're looking to get your hands all over the brand spanking, resolutionary new iPad on Friday but worried where the cash is going to come from to feed your Apple habit, then fear not - you could always raise some funds by flogging your old iPad. And...

  • Archos G10 XS to take on Toshiba in skinny tablet stakes (video)
    Tablets

    Archos G10 XS to take on Toshiba in skinny tablet stakes (video)

    By 15 March 2012

    Archos has teased a tablet that is likely to come in at even skinnier than the Toshiba AT200 and also has the QWERTY skills and hybrid design to upset the likes of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. Looking distinctly 'different' in a 30-second promo...

  • Nokia design chief confirms tablet development
    Tablets

    Nokia design chief confirms tablet development

    By 15 March 2012

    Earlier this week we told you how Nokia, according to Digitimes at least, is readying a 10-inch tablet that will come rocking with Microsoft's new touch-friendly OS, Windows 8. And now, speaking to Finnish magazine Kauppalehti Optio, Nokia design chief...

  • Sonos Controller updates for Mac and PC coming next week
    Audio

    Sonos Controller updates for Mac and PC coming next week

    By 15 March 2012

    You asked - they listened. Apparently. Yep, we're talking Sonos and its Mac and PC Controller apps, which have both gone under the surgeon's knife and will be launching in sparkly new form next week. The apps, according to their maker: "Will make it easier...

  • BBC to launch iTunes rival
    Online

    BBC to launch iTunes rival

    By 15 March 2012

    The BBC is to launch a premium download video service to take on the likes of Apple's ITunes. The move - part of an initiative called Project Barcelona - has long been rumoured but has now been officially confirmed by BBC director-general Mark Thompson....

  • Nokia CEO: Dual and quad-core phones 'not useful'
    Phones

    Nokia CEO: Dual and quad-core phones 'not useful'

    By 14 March 2012

    Stephen Elop, the Nokia CEO, thinks dual-core and quad-core processors are just a waste of battery in mobile phones and that, to the consumers, they aren’t all that useful. That's the translation that Unwired View has from an Elop interview with the...

  • Steve Jobs stuffed toy ups the crass stakes
    Online

    Steve Jobs stuffed toy ups the crass stakes

    By 14 March 2012

    First it was the Steve Jobs tribute comic, then the Steve Jobs action figure and now it's the Steve Jobs cuddly toy. Dubbed the iCEO (which, coincidentally was Jobs' actual job title when he returned to Apple in the late 1990s) the stuffed toy will be...

  • New iPad on sale 8am on Friday
    Tablets

    New iPad on sale 8am on Friday

    By 14 March 2012

    Ooooh, the wait is almost over. If you're not already in the queue with Zohaib and the gang - then you should probably head down. For the mighty Apple Stores will open their doors at 8am on Friday, 16 March, and begin selling the third-generation iPad...

  • Spotify streams hitting Billboard Hot 100
    Online

    Spotify streams hitting Billboard Hot 100

    By 14 March 2012

    The US equivalent of the singles chart, the Billboard Hot 100, is to get a 21st-century makeover with streams from the likes of Spotify being included for the first time. Currently the Hot 100, the US music industry standard singles popularity chart,...

  • Cheap £50 iPad deal not honoured by Tesco
    Tablets

    Cheap £50 iPad deal not honoured by Tesco

    By 14 March 2012

    Tesco is blaming an IT error for advertising the new iPad 4G 64GB model on its online retail platform for just £49.99. And the supermarket giant has stated that anyone ordering Apple's new toy at that price will not be getting the new tablet. A spokesman...

  • MacBook Air 15-inch landing in April?
    Laptops

    MacBook Air 15-inch landing in April?

    By 14 March 2012

    Could a 15-inch MacBook Air be coming as early as next month? Yes, if a report from Electric Pig is anything to go by. The Pig is reporting that an "anonymous vendor" at a UK accessories expo held in London on Tuesday spilled the beans on the new size...

  • Encyclopædia Britannica print edition defeated by digital
    Online

    Encyclopædia Britannica print edition defeated by digital

    By 14 March 2012

    After 244 years the Encyclopædia Britannica is no more when it comes to print form, becoming the latest victim of the digital revolution. The encyclopaedia, which was written and continuously updated by around 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 expert...

  • Google folds new Doodle for Akira Yoshizawa
    Online

    Google folds new Doodle for Akira Yoshizawa

    By 14 March 2012

    Another day, another Google Doodle - this time in celebration of what would have been the 101st birthday of origami grandmaster Akira Yoshizawa. Yoshizawa, who lived to the ripe old age of 94 before passing away on his birthday in 2005, is the man that...

  • Chrome for Windows 8 in the works
    Online

    Chrome for Windows 8 in the works

    By 13 March 2012

    Just a couple of days or so after Mozilla confirmed that it will be launching a version of Firefox that is compatible with the Windows 8 Metro platform, Google has said that it too will be providing an internet Explorer alternative with a Metro version...

  • TalkTalk joins the superfast broadband race
    Online

    TalkTalk joins the superfast broadband race

    By 13 March 2012

    It isn't just Virgin Media and BT you can look to in order to fulfil your deepest, darkest fibre-optic desires, you know. TalkTalk has some superfast broadband of its own and, following the launch of its 40Mb platform last year, it is now doubling the...

  • Sir Jony Ive: Apple rivals have 'scant regard' for users
    Tablets

    Sir Jony Ive: Apple rivals have 'scant regard' for users

    By 13 March 2012

    Sir Jonathan Ive, Apple's senior vice-president of industrial design, has said that Apple's rivals in the tablet arena are always going to be playing second fiddle because of a lack of originality and a disregard for the end user. Speaking to the London...

  • Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook now on sale
    Laptops

    Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook now on sale

    By 13 March 2012

    The Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook is now on sale in the UK, adding another skinny contender to the ever-growing Ultrabook market. The 13-inc packs some impressive hardware - most notably the premium materials such as the aluminium lid, the carbonfibre base and...