Archive for Paul Lamkin

  • APP OF THE DAY: Times Square Official New Year’s Eve Ball App - 2012 (iPhone)

    APP OF THE DAY: Times Square Official New Year’s Eve Ball App - 2012 (iPhone)

    By 31 December 2011

    2011 has been the year of the app. It's the year in which Apple hit an average of 1 billion downloads from the App Store a month, the year in which the 10 billionth app was downloaded from the Android Market and also the year that Pocket-lint played Alan...

  • Nokia Ace to kick off 4G Windows Phone 7 action?

    Nokia Ace to kick off 4G Windows Phone 7 action?

    By 30 December 2011

    It's full steam ahead for the Windows Phone 7 revolution it seems, with 4G fun coming next year, kicking off with the Nokia Ace. The Ace is one of three LTE-compatible handsets that Windows blogger Paul Thurrott has named on his site that he says will...

  • Acer Iconia Tab A700 set for CES unveiling

    Acer Iconia Tab A700 set for CES unveiling

    By 30 December 2011

    We all went "ooh" when the Acer Iconia Tab A200 got official earlier this month but then went "boo" when we found out it was a Tegra 2 machine and not a much anticipated Tegra 3 flavoured one. But our Kal-El Iconia expectations are due to be met soon,...

  • Sony NC13 noise cancelling headphones
    3.5 out of 5

    Sony NC13 noise cancelling headphones

    By 27 December 2011

    We all like noise when it comes to headphones. But only the noise coming out of our earbuds, we've no time for ghastly outside noise such as traffic, noisy commuters and helpful people shouting at us when we're about to walk into a lamp-post. So, to keep...

  • Year in review 2011: February

    Year in review 2011: February

    By 26 December 2011

    It's the end of the year, but before we get too excited about what's to come next, lets take a breather, let those mince pies break down and glance back at 2011. In the world outside of tech, the Irish were busy taking to the polls for a General Election,...

  • Pure Music
    4 out of 5

    Pure Music

    By 26 December 2011

    Back in October, Pure, the radio specialist, officially announced Pure Music; a streaming service that sees it going head-to-head with Spotify. Although you won't hear a Pure employee mention the S word, the similarities are obvious and it is impossible...

  • App of the day: Summly review (iPhone)

    App of the day: Summly review (iPhone)

    By 23 December 2011

    You may have heard some of the hype surrounding today's App of the Day, Summly. For its creator, 16-year old, Brit Nick D’Aloisio has been hailed everything from the new Mark Zuckerberg to the second coming of Jesus Christ himself. Okay, so the comparisons...

  • AT&T set for 4G boost after $1.9 billion Qualcomm deal

    AT&T set for 4G boost after $1.9 billion Qualcomm deal

    By 23 December 2011

    It has been an expensive week for AT&T. Not only did the telecom giant have to fork out $4 billion after its T-Mobile takeover was cancelled, it has now handed almost $2 billion over to Qualcomm to purchase the lower 700 MHz D and E block (channel 55...

  • Dual SIM action with the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos duo

    Dual SIM action with the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos duo

    By 23 December 2011

    Remember the Samsung cryptic code when it comes to naming handsets? Remember what Y stands for? That's right - yoof, innit. Or rather "Young" as the Sammy marketing team would no doubt prefer. And following the launch of the two "Young" Android 2.3-powered...

  • Android Dropbox update gets bulky for Ice Cream Sandwich

    Android Dropbox update gets bulky for Ice Cream Sandwich

    By 23 December 2011

    Dropbox 2.0 has hit the Android Market, bringing in a revamped design, a load of new features and support for the latest version of Android; Ice Cream Sandwich. As well as all your usual cloud-based saving fun fandroids will now be able to mark files...

  • PlayStation Vita launch titles priced up for the UK

    PlayStation Vita launch titles priced up for the UK

    By 23 December 2011

    Sony has priced up the 25 launch titles that it hopes will set the PlayStation Vita off with a boom come February - with games priced between £24.99 and £44.99. Some of the more interesting launch titles are; Uncharted: Golden Abyss (£44.99), ModNation...

  • Queen's Speech lights Kindles on Christmas Day

    Queen's Speech lights Kindles on Christmas Day

    By 22 December 2011

    Amazon is hoping that it will be an Annus Kindlebilis, as the Queen's traditional Christmas Day speech is to land in ebook format for the first time. The Kindle version of HRH's speech will hit the Kindle Store after she has made the official address...

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC hitting Xbox LIVE in January

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC hitting Xbox LIVE in January

    By 22 December 2011

    Soldiers - lock, load and look lively as the first downloadable content for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been announced. It will be hitting Xbox LIVE on 24 January, with Call of Duty Elite members getting first dibs. "Today we informed the Call...

  • Spotify for BlackBerry drops beta tag, gains officialdom

    Spotify for BlackBerry drops beta tag, gains officialdom

    By 22 December 2011

    If you're rocking a BlackBerry and fancy a bit of official Spotify action this Christmas then you're in luck, as Spotify for BlackBerry has left the preview stage and is now a bona fide official product. We should say "if you're rocking an old BlackBerry"...

  • Free apps mean big bucks for Apple and Google

    Free apps mean big bucks for Apple and Google

    By 21 December 2011

    Distimo has published its app analysis for 2011 and, hidden amongst some other semi-interesting findings, are details of the real success story of 2011 in the app world (that being a world that is app mad, rather than a portfolio associated with BlackBerry)...

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich updates detailed and dated

    Sony Ericsson Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich updates detailed and dated

    By 21 December 2011

    Back in November, Sony Ericsson confirmed that its 2011 range of smartphones will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich treatment; with updates planned for Google’s latest version of Android. And now, the soon-to-be-gone company has detailed and dated the...

  • LG beats Apple to voice controlled TV

    LG beats Apple to voice controlled TV

    By 20 December 2011

    The rumour mill has been buzzing as of late with whispers of an Apple TV Siri controlled setup with voice and motion gestures ahoy. But it seems that Apple has been pipped to the post with LG adding voice controls to its Magic Motion Remote Control. Back...

  • Archos 70b Honeycomb flavoured update adds hardware tweaks too

    Archos 70b Honeycomb flavoured update adds hardware tweaks too

    By 20 December 2011

    Archos has announced an updated version of its Gen 8 tablet, the Archos 70b, adding Honeycomb to the mix and ramping up the spec sheet a bit. The all-new 70b now packs Android 3.2 and shouldn't be to sluggish thanks to doubling the RAM up to 512MB. There's...

  • Dell Streak Pro Baidu Yi smartphone unveiled in China

    Dell Streak Pro Baidu Yi smartphone unveiled in China

    By 20 December 2011

    Over in China Dell has unleashed the Dell Streak Pro - an Android handset with a twist. That twist being that it's not really an Android handset at all, not in the traditional sense at least. it comes rocking Baidu Yi, an OS from the Chinese search giant,...

  • YouTube hits 1 trillion playbacks in 2011

    YouTube hits 1 trillion playbacks in 2011

    By 20 December 2011

    Google has announced that, in 2011, there were more than 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) playbacks on YouTube. That works out at roughly 140 for every person on earth. If that doesn't blow your mind then perhaps the news that, excluding major record...

  • Lady Gaga Twitter hack tricks fans into free iPad 2 scam

    Lady Gaga Twitter hack tricks fans into free iPad 2 scam

    By 20 December 2011

    Lady Gaga, one of the most prominent social networking celebrities, has seen her Twitter and Facebook accounts hacked in an apparent phishing scam. More than 17 million people follow the singer on Twitter and her Facebook page has more than 45 million...

  • HTC faces US ban after Apple patent win

    HTC faces US ban after Apple patent win

    By 20 December 2011

    2011 has been the year of the patent wars. And usually, when there's a legal spat going on involving mobile patents, Apple is involved. Alongside its long running, and high profile, battle with Samsung, Apple has also been taking on HTC at the US International...

  • Netflix signs up BBC for UK launch

    Netflix signs up BBC for UK launch

    By 20 December 2011

    Netflix has snapped up a digital licensing agreement with BBC Worldwide ahead of its arrival in the United Kingdom and Ireland, meaning access to the wealth of Beeb goodies. The deal means shows such as Spooks, Little Britain, Torchwood and classics like...

  • Nokia Lumia 800 battery problems officially acknowledged

    Nokia Lumia 800 battery problems officially acknowledged

    By 20 December 2011

    Back in November we told you how Nokia Lumia 800 early adopters were reporting problems with their devices' battery lives and now the Finnish company has publicly admitted that there is a problem. The battery issues continue despite a software update...

  • AT&T's T-Mobile takeover cancelled

    AT&T's T-Mobile takeover cancelled

    By 20 December 2011

    It was looking unlikely last month when Julius Genachowski, the FCC Chairman, said that the merger did not meet the commission’s standards for approval and now the deal is dead - AT&T has confirmed that its T-Mobile acquisition is a non-runner. In a...