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

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

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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)

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

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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 not.... >>

Rightmove app moves into new Android home

Rightmove app moves into new Android home

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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

No Xbox 720 for E3

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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

Digiboo USB digital vending machines unleashed in the US

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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 the... >>

Wi-Fi touting Samsung NX20 picture leaks

Wi-Fi touting Samsung NX20 picture leaks

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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

Lenovo joins Asus for Windows 8 tablet expected launch in October

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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

BlackBerry 10 all set for some May Orlando magic

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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 toast)... >>

Cash in your old iPad with Apple

Cash in your old iPad with Apple

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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)

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

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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

Nokia design chief confirms tablet development

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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

Sonos Controller updates for Mac and PC coming next week

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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

BBC to launch iTunes rival

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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.Speaking... >>

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

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

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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

Steve Jobs stuffed toy ups the crass stakes

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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

New iPad on sale 8am on Friday

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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

Spotify streams hitting Billboard Hot 100

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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, is... >>

Cheap £50 iPad deal not honoured by Tesco

Cheap £50 iPad deal not honoured by Tesco

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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?

MacBook Air 15-inch landing in April?

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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

Encyclopædia Britannica print edition defeated by digital

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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

Google folds new Doodle for Akira Yoshizawa

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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

Chrome for Windows 8 in the works

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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

TalkTalk joins the superfast broadband race

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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

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

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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

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook now on sale

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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... >>

Official BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboard lands

Official BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboard lands

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Update: The original post below went live on Monday - we now have official confirmation of the device from RIM with  James Poulton, director, Advanced Accessories saying: "Whether you’re typing email, creating documents, surfing the web or using other... >>

Ofcom: UK 4G in 2012 is possible

Ofcom: UK 4G in 2012 is possible

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Ofcom has announced that the UK could be seeing some 4G action this year.Following an application from Everything Everywhere - the umbrella network that covers Orange and T-Mobile here in Blighty - the communications watchdog has decided that use of its... >>

Sennheiser HD 700 unleashed for high-end audio

Sennheiser HD 700 unleashed for high-end audio

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Sennheiser has just upped its true high-end game with the announcement of its audiophile friendly HD 700 headphones.The HD 700s are open, dynamic cans that pack a frequency response of 10 - 42,000Hz and a nominal impedance of 150Ω. They have been designed... >>

Sky News app for iPhone revamped and reloaded

Sky News app for iPhone revamped and reloaded

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The Sky News app for iPhone has been tweaked to be more in-line with its popular iPad brethren.Version 2 of Sky News for iPhone includes bespoke coverage - ie, specially selected picture galleries, interactive images, graphs and timelines all designed... >>

Netflix Just for Kids hits the PS3

Netflix Just for Kids hits the PS3

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If you don't like the idea of your little cherubs accidentally stumbling across the raunchy antics of Hank Moody in Californication, have them witness Walter White cooking up crystal meth in Breaking Bad, or subject them to the loose and foul tongue of... >>

Sony Xperia sola wants to float your boat

Sony Xperia sola wants to float your boat

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It didn't take long for the handset codenamed the Sony Xperia Pepper, that was doing the rumour rounds earlier this week, to be made official. The handset also known as the Sony MT27i has landed as the Sony Xperia sola.The Sony Xperia sola has a 3.7-inch... >>

Sony Alpha A57 picture leaks, could launch this week

Sony Alpha A57 picture leaks, could launch this week

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The first image of what is purported to be the next Alpha range camera from Sony - the Sony Alpha A57 - has leaked online along with some juicy specs and a rumoured release date.Starting with the details, the Alpha A57 looks just like the translucent... >>

Walking Wi-Fi Homeless Hotspots trial

Walking Wi-Fi Homeless Hotspots trial

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Over in Austin, Texas, at SXSW, BBH Labs has been trialling out what we can only describe as a mashup between The Big Issue and The Cloud.Confused? You needn't be. The idea is relatively straightforward. Instead of homeless people selling magazines to... >>

Doctor Who: Worlds in Time now online

Doctor Who: Worlds in Time now online

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Doctor Who: Worlds in Time, BBC Worldwide's first MMO featuring the globally successful Doctor, has left its preview period and is now live and free for all to play.This browser based MMO was designed by online games specialist Three Rings and is based... >>

Sony Xperia Pepper to add some spice

Sony Xperia Pepper to add some spice

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Looking like it will fit in pretty well with the new Sony Xperia NXT Series, the Sony MT27i - aka the Sony Xperia Pepper - has got leaky in webland with a rendering and some spec details popping up on PocketNow.If you didn't get the memo, the new Sony... >>

Instagram Android app to be better than iOS

Instagram Android app to be better than iOS

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We all know that Instagram is headed to Android. What we didn't know was that the Google-powered version is promising to be even better than the iPhone one.That's the word according to Kevin Systrom, the company's CEO and founder, who says the app will... >>

HTC Golf ready to tee-off

HTC Golf ready to tee-off

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Details of an as-of-yet unannounced HTC handset with a sporty moniker have appeared online, along with a supposed test photo from the device going by the codename HTC Golf.The test photo that PocketNow claims is from the upcoming HTC Golf is of a fridge,... >>

PlayBase+: The world’s first anti-bacterial tablet

PlayBase+: The world’s first anti-bacterial tablet

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Karuma, the Singapore-based company that brought us the kid-proof PlayBase Android tablet last year, is back with a sequel - the PlayBase+ - which it claims is "the world’s first antibacterial tablet".At a barbecue a few summers back Pocket-lint unwisely... >>

Nokia Windows 8 tablet touted for 2012

Nokia Windows 8 tablet touted for 2012

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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.Packing a "dual-core platform" from Qualcomm (so presumably the S4) the Nokia tablet could land "in the fourth... >>

AIRE Mask breathes new life into your iPhone

AIRE Mask breathes new life into your iPhone

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Apple fanboys are full of hot air aren't they? Well, that's lucky because they may soon be able to put it to good use - by charging their iPhones.That's the thinking of concept designer Joao Lammoglia who has come up with the Aire Mask. The idea is that... >>

Apple Store down, iPad 3 soon to land

Apple Store down, iPad 3 soon to land

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Oh for crying out loud. Pocket-lint just fired up Netscape Navigator and went to visit the Apple Store online (we need some more RAM for our PowerBook G3) only to find that it's down - for both the UK and the US.What the devil is going on we wonder? Could... >>

SimCity to return in 2013 (video)

SimCity to return in 2013 (video)

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Get your high-visibility vest out of the draw and put on your hard-hat as you're about to get building - SimCity style. EA has confirmed that SimCity will return in 2013 and has released a teaser trailer with footage from the new game.Actually, as it's... >>

LulzSec leader was an FBI informant

LulzSec leader was an FBI informant

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The Guardian reports that Hector Xavier Monsegur, AKA Sabu - the leader of the LulzSec group - was working as an FBI informant.The report comes following the FBI revealing that Monsegur - who also identified himself as a member of Anonymous and Internet... >>

Vevo brings music videos to your Xbox

Vevo brings music videos to your Xbox

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Vevo, the popular online music video service, has arrived on the Xbox 360 Dashboard, just a few months after its integration onto Facebook in September.The Xbox app, which is available in the US, Canada, Ireland and UK,now, has some nice features thrown... >>

Skype 5.6 for Mac arrives with better group calling

Skype 5.6 for Mac arrives with better group calling

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It's about time that a 0.1 update for Skype on the Mac arrived, don't you think? Luckily, so does the Microsoft owned VoIP giant that has rolled out version 5.6 of the software with a few tasty updates.The UI for group calling has had a tweak so that... >>

1080p Apple TV to keep low price point

1080p Apple TV to keep low price point

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It's iPad 3 day (or iPad HD day, if you prefer) and understandably fanboys across the world are overflowing with tablet frenzy but, if the rumour mill rings true, there is going to be another Apple product introduction over in California later on - the... >>

Three tariff shake up means an end to rogue data charges

Three tariff shake up means an end to rogue data charges

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Three has introduced a range of new mobile phone tariffs, including one that should see an end to those surprisingly high bills when you've used too much data.As well as a load of new all-you-can-eat data deals to sit alongside the successful One Plan,... >>

Acer V3 series reminds us there's more to life than Ultrabooks

Acer V3 series reminds us there's more to life than Ultrabooks

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It may seem that the only laptops available now are Ultrabooks, but that's not the case. In fact, Acer has just unveiled a pretty nifty range that proves otherwise – the Acer V3 series.Available in 14, 15.6 and 17.3-inch models, the V3 range packs Sandy... >>

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 brings Nvidia graphics to the Ultrabook range

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 brings Nvidia graphics to the Ultrabook range

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Acer kicked off the Ultrabook flurry at CES 2012 by unveiling the Aspire S5, described as the "world's thinnest Ultrabook", and the Aspire Timeline Ultra. And now, the Taiwan-based company has released yet another UItrabook into the wild - the Acer Aspire... >>

BT and TalkTalk beaten in Digital Economy Act appeal

BT and TalkTalk beaten in Digital Economy Act appeal

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BT and TalkTalk have failed with an appeal over copyright infringement with regards to online file-sharing. The appeal by the two ISPs was a protest against the UK's Digital Economy Act that was passed in the last few weeks of the Labour government in... >>