Archive for Paul Lamkin

  • Rhapsody takes the fight to Spotify with European Napster buy-out
    Audio

    Rhapsody takes the fight to Spotify with European Napster buy-out

    By 26 January 2012

    The UK's streaming music arena could be set to welcome the arrival of a heavyweight contender by way of US giant Rhapsody. Rhapsody has just announced its European expansion through the acquisition of Napster International, following its takeover of...

  • Nokia records £800 million loss despite strong start for Lumia range
    Phones

    Nokia records £800 million loss despite strong start for Lumia range

    By 26 January 2012

    The account books don't look too good over at Nokia Towers despite its well-received Lumia Windows Phone 7 range. The Finnish company has recorded an operating loss of €954 million, around £800 million, for the last three months of 2011. Net sales...

  • Designer LG Prada 3.0 hits the high-street at Phones 4u
    Phones

    Designer LG Prada 3.0 hits the high-street at Phones 4u

    By 26 January 2012

    Phones 4u has announced it will be unleashing the LG Prada 3.0 onto the UK public on 27 January. The third Prada and LG combo phone to be released packs a customised Android 2.3 UI designed by Prada itself, that features simple black and white icons....

  • Xbox Live landing on iOS and Android
    Gaming

    Xbox Live landing on iOS and Android

    By 26 January 2012

    Could Microsoft be about to extend the wings of its online gaming platform, Xbox Live? If a quote from a Microsoft bod given to Forbes is anything to go by, then yes. The business site has quoted a spokesperson from the tech company as saying: "While...

  • Apple doubles iPad shipments but Android gains ground
    Tablets

    Apple doubles iPad shipments but Android gains ground

    By 26 January 2012

    The Q4 2011 tablet results are in and, despite Apple growing its global iPad shipments - increasing 111 per cent year on year - from 7.3 million to 15.4 million, there will be concern in the Cupertino board room that its market dominance is declining....

  • ZTE V9A Light Tab 2 Android fun coming February
    Tablets

    ZTE V9A Light Tab 2 Android fun coming February

    By 26 January 2012

    Over in Las Vegas at CES we thought that ZTE might have shuffled off the shackles of its "budget brand" tag by showing off the Tegra 3 packing ZTE T98. But a couple of new 7-inch efforts from the Chinese company have indicated that it still has eyes for...

  • Pure Music now live in the UK
    Online

    Pure Music now live in the UK

    By 26 January 2012

    Pure Music, the Spotify-rival from the digital and internet radio specialist, is now live in the UK, with a free month trial available for a limited period. Building on the success of its FlowSongs platform, Pure Music has again teamed up with 7Digital...

  • HP Open webOS set for September launch
    Phones

    HP Open webOS set for September launch

    By 26 January 2012

    Back in December HP finally made up its mind on the fate of webOS, stating that it would make the mobile operating system open source in the hope that it will live on by being used by companies looking for an alternative to Android or Windows Phone 7....

  • Google privacy streamlined ahead of big EU data changes
    Online

    Google privacy streamlined ahead of big EU data changes

    By 25 January 2012

    Google is combining its 70+ privacy policies into one, hopefully easier to understand, single policy that covers all of its online services (bar a few it has to keep for legal reasons). So whether you're using Google+, Google's mobile search engine, YouTube...

  • Nokia Series 40 passes 1.5 billion mark
    Phones

    Nokia Series 40 passes 1.5 billion mark

    By 25 January 2012

    These days it's all about Windows Phone 7 with Nokia. But there was a time when the Finnish company had all of its OS eggs planted firmly with another platform. And now, after 13 years, the 1.5 billionth S40 device has been sold. The handset in question...

  • Bosch Navigation iPhone app takes on the bend
    Apps

    Bosch Navigation iPhone app takes on the bend

    By 25 January 2012

    The days of dedicated satnav devices are probably numbered as a result of the smartphone and app booms, but German engineering and electronics company Bosch has clued on to this, bypassing an actual device and entering the satnav game directly with an...

  • London Eye pod packing Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 pictures and hands-on
    Tablets

    London Eye pod packing Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 pictures and hands-on

    By 25 January 2012

    Earlier this week, the EDF Energy London Eye revealed that it would be packing the big-wheel's pods with Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices and Pocket-lint was invited down to test out the new tech. Each capsule boasts six of the Honeycomb tablets mounted...

  • Everything Everywhere 4G trial summer loving
    Phones

    Everything Everywhere 4G trial summer loving

    By 25 January 2012

    Ofcom recently revised its plans for dealing with the 4G spectrum, announcing its aims to bring coverage to at least 98 per cent of the population. At the moment though, there's just a handful of people in the country with access to the LTE fun; a 1,000...

  • OnLive and BT kick-off PES 2012 in the cloud
    Gaming

    OnLive and BT kick-off PES 2012 in the cloud

    By 24 January 2012

    OnLive and BT are celebrating the launch of PES 2012 on the cloud-based gaming platform by offering up a whole host of prizes for fans of the football sim franchise. The latest edition of Konami's FIFA rival costs £29.99 on OnLive but anyone splashing...

  • HTC Evo 3D hits the bargain bucket at Asda
    Phones

    HTC Evo 3D hits the bargain bucket at Asda

    By 24 January 2012

    Has the bottom fallen out of the 3D smartphone boom? Supermarket Asda certainly thinks so (or perhaps it doesn't, see update at bottom) as it is offering one of last year's superphones, the HTC Evo 3D, for under £250. "It’s a blockbuster phone at an...

  • Orange and Wikipedia offer free knowledge in Africa and the Middle East
    Online

    Orange and Wikipedia offer free knowledge in Africa and the Middle East

    By 24 January 2012

    Orange and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation that operates Wikipedia, have joined forces to offer free learning to mobile browsers in Africa and the Middle East (AMEA). Well, free learning and also free looking up of mundane stuff...

  • Boxee Box tunes in live HD TV
    Home Cinema

    Boxee Box tunes in live HD TV

    By 24 January 2012

    Just as reports suggested it would when an unreleased build of the Boxee 1.5 software update leaked back in November, live TV has arrived on the Boxee Box courtesy of a USB ATSC tuner. And not just any TV, but TV in glorious High-Definition. Sadly, it's...

  • Vimeo revamped and almost ready for launch
    Online

    Vimeo revamped and almost ready for launch

    By 24 January 2012

    YouTube's posher rival, Vimeo, has been "rebuilt from the ground up" and is ready to launch the redesign into a closed testing period, ahead of a full public release. The revamped video on demand website will boast a 2x larger full-width player, more...

  • Xobni Smartr Contacts lands on iPhone
    Apps

    Xobni Smartr Contacts lands on iPhone

    By 24 January 2012

    Fanboys, prepare your contacts list for a spruce-up like never before as Xobni Smartr Contacts for iPhone is hitting the App Store. The announcement follows the launch of Smartr Contacts for Android and Smartr Inbox for Gmail back in 2011 and, apparently,...

  • BigTrak XTR pictures and hands-on
    Online

    BigTrak XTR pictures and hands-on

    By 24 January 2012

    Remember the 1980s toy phenomenon, BigTrack? If not, allow us to fill you in - it was a six-wheeled programmable electric vehicle where you entered codes on its built-in keyboard for a pre-determined movement sequence. It was the toy car for geeks. We...

  • 7 days living with....the other computer (Apple Mac OS X)
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    7 days living with....the other computer (Apple Mac OS X)

    By 24 January 2012

    First up, a confession. I don't come into this experiment as a member of the anti-Apple brigade. Not completely. I love my iPhone and, while it's not exactly essential, I have a good relationship with my original iPad too (although I should point out...

  • YouTube and NBC put Super Bowl commercials in one place
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    YouTube and NBC put Super Bowl commercials in one place

    By 24 January 2012

    Sunday 5 February is a massive day the football calendar. Chelsea and United are set to square off at the Bridge and Lowestoft Town travel to Cray Wanderers for a big match in the Isthmian Premier. Yes indeedy, we're set for a day of sporting brilliance....

  • Evi takes on Siri for your artificial affection
    Apps

    Evi takes on Siri for your artificial affection

    By 24 January 2012

    Apple's Siri hasn't exactly taken the world by storm but, until now, there hasn't really been a decent rival to steal its intelligent assistant crown. But, with Evi - created by Cambridge based developers True Knowledge - now available for both iOS and...

  • Sony Walkman alive and well in Japan
    Audio

    Sony Walkman alive and well in Japan

    By 24 January 2012

    Despite reports suggesting that the Sony Walkman brand was a dead man walking, the brand continues to crop up - most recently in the electronics giant's homeland of Japan with the launch of the new E-Series PMPs and a couple of speaker docks to boot....

  • Apple's iBooks 2 sees 350,000 textbook downloads in three days
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    Apple's iBooks 2 sees 350,000 textbook downloads in three days

    By 23 January 2012

    iBooks 2, and Apple's aim of educating the masses, is off to a flying start with a reported 350,000 textbooks downloaded from the new store in just three days. The education initiative was announced by Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing,...