Archive for Paul Lamkin

  • Xbox 720 and PS4 not likely for 2012
    Gaming

    Xbox 720 and PS4 not likely for 2012

    By 31 January 2012

    Sony and Microsoft were reportedly set to go head to head at the E3 games expo this June, with the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox 720 both purported to be given d├ębuts at the LA based show, but a couple of French directors from the companies have dampened...

  • Sky looks beyond the dish with new Internet TV Service
    Home Cinema

    Sky looks beyond the dish with new Internet TV Service

    By 31 January 2012

    Sky is to give viewers the option to ditch the dish with a new Internet TV Service that it plans to launch later in the year. There has been a tidal wave of announcements from Sky over the last day or so. On Monday it was revealed that Sky Anytime+ would...

  • Sky Go tunes in on Android
    Apps

    Sky Go tunes in on Android

    By 31 January 2012

    It's all go over at Sky Go. Not only is the streaming platform all set to hit Android, it is being expanded to include even more channels. Sky Go launched back in July on PC and iOS and is Sky Mobile TV revamped, showing both live streamed and catch up...

  • Dixons chief John Browett jumps ship to Apple
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    Dixons chief John Browett jumps ship to Apple

    By 31 January 2012

    Apple has announced that John Browett is joining the company as senior vice president of retail, a position previously held by Ron Johnson who left last year to become CEO of JC Penney. Browett leaves his position of chief executive of Dixons Retail,...

  • Sky 40Mb Unlimited Fibre broadband lands along with free Wi-Fi from The Cloud
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    Sky 40Mb Unlimited Fibre broadband lands along with free Wi-Fi from The Cloud

    By 31 January 2012

    Big news if you're a Sky Broadband customer - not only is the satellite giant launching its own fibre-optic network with up to 40Mb download speeds - free Wi-Fi access from The Cloud is also set to rain in. Sky Broadband Unlimited Fibre is landing in...

  • LandingZone MacBook Air docking station becomes a reality
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    LandingZone MacBook Air docking station becomes a reality

    By 30 January 2012

    The coolest looking laptop docking station for the coolest looking laptop just got a bit more real - the LandingZone MacBook Air dock is hitting the production lines. Shown off by its makers InfiniWing at the Macworld event over in San Francisco this...

  • Nokia Lumia 910 detailed in Dutch
    Phones

    Nokia Lumia 910 detailed in Dutch

    By 30 January 2012

    Remember the Nokia Lumia 900 that was unveiled over in Vegas at CES? Sure you do. You probably also know Nokia has yet to announce the launch of the LTE packing handset outside of the States, despite Carphone Warehouse suggesting it could land in June....

  • Fake iPads and iPhones produced by Apple
    Phones

    Fake iPads and iPhones produced by Apple

    By 30 January 2012

    If you ever dreamed of landing a job with Apple in Cupertino and getting to work on the next generation iPhones and iPads - don't get your hopes up too high. And that's because, even if you get a job at 1 Infinite Loop, chances are that you're going to...

  • Magellan eXplorist 110 rambles in
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    Magellan eXplorist 110 rambles in

    By 30 January 2012

    Magellan marked its return to the UK last May with the launch of four handheld GPS devices and now we've a fifth to add to the pile - the Magellan eXplorist 110. Pitched at the outdoorsy types; you know the kind of folk - red cheeked and layered from...

  • Apple wins the 2011 smartphone battle, or perhaps Samsung, or maybe RIM...
    Phones

    Apple wins the 2011 smartphone battle, or perhaps Samsung, or maybe RIM...

    By 30 January 2012

    The smartphone figures for 2011 are in. Lots of them, in fact, and they don't all correlate exactly. But we'll ignore that and declare Apple the winner. Actually Samsung. Or maybe Research in Motion. Definitely not Nokia. Let's start at the very beginning.......

  • Samsung Galaxy S Advance hits officialdom
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy S Advance hits officialdom

    By 30 January 2012

    The Samsung Galaxy is an ever expanding one, proven once again with yet another handset gaining officialdom - the Samsung Galaxy S Advance. The S Advance is the phone that you may have read about on the gossip grapevine over the weekend after its model...

  • APP OF THE DAY: The Master Tactician review (iPad / Android)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: The Master Tactician review (iPad / Android)

    By 27 January 2012

    It's another FA Cup weekend and, as such, another excuse to take a closer look at one of the multifarious football apps that sit in the App Store. But today's App of The Day isn't a game based on flicking goals, or managing a team of virtual players to...

  • Kinect powererd Windows 8 laptops gesturing your way
    Gaming

    Kinect powererd Windows 8 laptops gesturing your way

    By 27 January 2012

    How would you like to get your hands on (or rather keep them off) a laptop sporting a built-in Kinect sensor? It's more than just a hollow dream - Kinect packing laptops made by Asus, and Microsoft backed, are already in existence. The Daily has seen...

  • Twitter country censorship tweets up a fuss
    Online

    Twitter country censorship tweets up a fuss

    By 27 January 2012

    Twitter's wings have received a bit of a clipping with the first signs of mass regional censorship being hinted at by the micro-blogging platform. In a blog post entitled "Tweets still must flow" the company has announced that it now has the ability to...

  • Samsung Galaxy S III receives official recognition
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy S III receives official recognition

    By 27 January 2012

    The rumour-mill is awash with Samsung Galaxy S III murmurs, following a couple of reports suggesting that the future flagship smartphone from the Korean company was facing a delay. The Galaxy S III grapevine seemed to suggest that the next big Sammy Android...

  • Multiple Google Calendars available on Windows Phone 7.5
    Apps

    Multiple Google Calendars available on Windows Phone 7.5

    By 27 January 2012

    Windows Phone 7.5 users rejoice - for multiple Google Calendar syncing is now available on your Mango handset. That's right - after months of waiting and having to do complicated work-arounds, no longer will you forget to go to that important meeting...

  • HTC Sense 4.0 to boast 50GB of Dropbox space
    Phones

    HTC Sense 4.0 to boast 50GB of Dropbox space

    By 27 January 2012

    HTC Sense 4.0, the Taiwanese company's latest Android UI, is set to launch sometime soon, possibly with the rumoured HTC Ville or HTC Edge and mobile site PocketNow is claiming to have the low-down ahead of its release. It has apparently had a play with...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9790 lands on Vodafone
    Phones

    BlackBerry Bold 9790 lands on Vodafone

    By 27 January 2012

    Vodafone has announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9790 is now available on its network. The BlackBerry Bold 9790 is more an update to the BlackBerry Bold 9780 rather than just a thinner version of the Bold 9900. It features a QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad...

  • Valve Steam app hits iOS and Android
    Gaming

    Valve Steam app hits iOS and Android

    By 27 January 2012

    Online game distributor Valve has launched iOS and Android apps for its Steam users - although sadly this doesn't mean PC gaming on the go. Instead, like the My Xbox iOS app, this is an online community based app where gamers can chat with their Steam...

  • Android kills the menu button, demands action
    Phones

    Android kills the menu button, demands action

    By 27 January 2012

    The menu button on Google's Android is all but dead and is to be replaced permanently by the action bar. That's the message from Scott Main, lead tech writer for developer.android.com, who has posted an article advising Android developers to change their...

  • Nintendo Wii U coming 2012, complete with online gaming and NFC controllers
    Gaming

    Nintendo Wii U coming 2012, complete with online gaming and NFC controllers

    By 27 January 2012

    We've Nintendo Wii U news aplenty following bossman Satoru Iwata's comments following the latest earnings call by the Japanese gaming giant. First up is confirmation of what we all kind of knew already - that the next-generation console is going to land...

  • HTC to focus on quality, not quantity as it searches for new Hero
    Phones

    HTC to focus on quality, not quantity as it searches for new Hero

    By 26 January 2012

    HTC's UK boss Phil Roberson has admitted that the Taiwanese company has perhaps lost focus by trying "to do too much", instead of focusing on the killer handsets that once made the brand the darling of the Android community. Like the HTC Hero in 2009...

  • BBC News for Android tablets finally begins broadcasting
    Apps

    BBC News for Android tablets finally begins broadcasting

    By 26 January 2012

    The BBC has announced that its popular BBC News app is now available on Android tablets. The app, which launched for smaller sized Android handsets back in May last year, is on offer for tablets sized 7.2 inches and above, running Android 3.0+. The design...

  • Google Maps adds Public Alerts to keep searchers safe
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    Google Maps adds Public Alerts to keep searchers safe

    By 26 January 2012

    Google is always tweaking with its services, adding the odd feature here and there, and its latest jiggery-pokery with Google Maps has seen the addition of Google Public Alerts - "a platform designed to bring you relevant emergency alerts when and where...

  • Pioneer N-50 and N-30 network audio players steam in the AirPlay fun
    Audio

    Pioneer N-50 and N-30 network audio players steam in the AirPlay fun

    By 26 January 2012

    Audio specialist Pioneer has announced that its latest network audio players; the Pioneer N-50 and the Pioneer N-30, have landed on UK soil. Both of the players come rocking Apple's AirPlay wireless streaming magic right out of the box and they are both...