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  • Best game 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders
    Gaming

    Best game 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders

    By 24 October 2012

    It is time to start cooking up your vote for what you think should be in the running for the best game of 2012. Gamers were spoilt for choice this year with more great titles than we can remember. Everything from the Xbox, PS3 even to app games, was jam-packed...

  • Best Windows RT tablets
    Tablets

    Best Windows RT tablets

    By 24 October 2012

    Windows RT tablets are the must-have device for those looking to get some portable entertainment fun out of the latest software launch from Microsoft. While Windows 8 brings the full-fat, desktop, in-depth computing experience for laptops and the like,...

  • Apple iMac release date and specifications
    Online

    Apple iMac release date and specifications

    By 23 October 2012

    The Apple iMac just went super thin, but there’s more to know about the Cupertino company’s all-in-one computer solution than that. Thinking of getting one? Want to know how out of date your computer is now? Here is the new Apple iMac release date...

  • MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display release date and specifications
    Laptops

    MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display release date and specifications

    By 23 October 2012

    Apple has, as expected, rolled out a 13-inch version of its Retina display-touting MacBook Pro. Along with a new display, the new laptop also has more powerful internals and a few other clever design tweaks over its normal 13-inch cousin. So how does...

  • iPad mini or iPad 4: What's the difference?
    Tablets

    iPad mini or iPad 4: What's the difference?

    By 23 October 2012

    The Apple iPad mini is there for the taking, but then, so is the normal iPad. So, what’s the difference. Which iPad should you buy? The answer to that question is going to be a personal one, so rather than try to tell you whether the iPad mini or the...

  • iPad mini release date and specifications
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    iPad mini release date and specifications

    By 23 October 2012

    It’s not as if we didn’t see this one coming, but yes, Apple has unveiled a new, smaller iPad. Called the iPad mini, it is the long-awaited product for Apple fans with small hands or small pockets. But what do you get with the new iPad mini? When...

  • Best Windows 8 all-in-ones
    Online

    Best Windows 8 all-in-ones

    By 23 October 2012

    The all-in-one is like a PC equivalent of a toasted cheese sandwich: get the filling right and the whole package will taste good. Windows 8 goes one further, like adding a slice of ham just before you slam it in the sandwich toaster. So what are the best...

  • Best app 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders
    Apps

    Best app 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders

    By 23 October 2012

    The Best App 2012 category at the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards this year is as competitive as ever. While in seasons gone by an app would grab us if it was fun, addictive and new, the area of mobile third-party software has matured somewhat. Many of the...

  • iPad mini event: The Pocket-lint view
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    iPad mini event: The Pocket-lint view

    By 23 October 2012

    The iPad mini event is upon us - or certainly what is generally accepted to be the announcement of a smaller Apple iPad. Of course, the fun isn't over yet, though. While the iPad mini or iPad go or iPad play or whatever Tim Cook and team decide to name...

  • Xbox Entertainment: Games, Video, Music, SmartGlass on all your Microsoft devices
    Online

    Xbox Entertainment: Games, Video, Music, SmartGlass on all your Microsoft devices

    By 23 October 2012

    It's a big week for Microsoft. Not only does it have the Windows 8 release, as well as Windows RT for tablets, but the company is continuing its roll-out of the updated Xbox 360 dashboard, with a much wider global release of the software starting today....

  • Best laptop 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders
    Laptops

    Best laptop 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders

    By 22 October 2012

    With 2012 stuffed fuller with tech than the inside of Phelix Baumgartner’s balloon, a little refresher might be in order. The 9th Pocket-lint awards are coming and we want your votes. If you are wondering how to nominate, you can find out here. For...

  • Apple press conference 23 October: What we're expecting to see
    Tablets

    Apple press conference 23 October: What we're expecting to see

    By 22 October 2012

    Apple set our speculative senses tingling when event invitations were sent out last week with the words, “We’ve got a little more to show you” emblazoned on the bottom. Could it be the long-rumoured iPad mini? Or perhaps something completely different?...

  • 3D printer art in all its glory
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    3D printer art in all its glory

    By 19 October 2012

    3D printing is one of the great hopes of the future. But when Pocket-lint went down to the 3D Print Show in London we found this means of turning the virtual into the physical very much alive and well in the present. We first took a good look at what...

  • Best Windows 8 accessories
    Laptops

    Best Windows 8 accessories

    By 19 October 2012

    Windows 8 is ready to go for your computing experience but are you ready for Windows 8? Sure, you might have a laptop of AIO that can handle it. By Jiminy, you may even be heading down to the shops to buy a new machine specially for it but, either way,...

  • How to choose an ebook reader
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    How to choose an ebook reader

    By 19 October 2012

    Ebook readers were once derided as a sort of bastard child of technology. Slow, boring, lacking features; many thought they simply didn't have a place. But the key to the world of ebook readers is content: the books, the bestsellers. People still love...

  • Windows 8: Which edition is for me?
    Laptops

    Windows 8: Which edition is for me?

    By 18 October 2012

    Windows 8 is due to launch on 26 October in several different flavours, each offering something different. Confusingly, there is a tablet-only version, in the form of Windows RT, and then multiple forms of Windows 8, which is tablet and desktop compatible....

  • iPad mini: What we know, but is it what we want?
    Tablets

    iPad mini: What we know, but is it what we want?

    By 17 October 2012

    The rumours of an iPad mini tablet by Apple just won't go away, even more so now we have a couple of 7-inch Android tablets on the market. There is even a release date, or at least a fairly suggestive event invite from Apple. But what can we expect to...

  • How do I upgrade to Windows 8?
    Laptops

    How do I upgrade to Windows 8?

    By 17 October 2012

    After a lengthy wait, the time has finally come for the world to get its hands on Windows 8. Not everyone is going to be installing it clean on a brand new PC, though. A lot of people will be looking to upgrade. So how do you upgrade to Windows 8? For...

  • What is Xbox Music?
    Gaming

    What is Xbox Music?

    By 15 October 2012

    The Xbox is rapidly becoming the go-to entertainment hub for the living room. It has nearly every base covered, with video from sources such as iPlayer and Sky Go, to movie rentals from the Zune marketplace. But what about music? Enter Xbox Music, Microsoft’s...

  • Self Made: Lucas Buick and Ryan Dorshorst, founders of Hipstamatic
    Apps

    Self Made: Lucas Buick and Ryan Dorshorst, founders of Hipstamatic

    By 12 October 2012

    Hipstamatic was the first retro camera app to take the iPhone by storm. Arriving on the iTunes App Store late in 2009, it successfully caught the digital version of a photographic wave started by the likes of the film-based Lomography brand. Less than...

  • Apple iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S III: Which is best for you?
    Phones

    Apple iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S III: Which is best for you?

    By 12 October 2012

    When it comes to upgrading your phone, there's one very big question that most people have: iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S III? Answering it is not easy. Choosing between the flagship Android and Apple phones is a tough decision and one you're going to...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or Samsung Galaxy S III: Which is better for you?
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or Samsung Galaxy S III: Which is better for you?

    By 5 October 2012

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 might look like a supersized version of the Samsung Galaxy S III and nothing more, but both offer very different smartphone experiences. For those after the latest and greatest, both phones are flying the flag for Samsung in...

  • Self Made: Polly Gowers OBE, CEO of Everyclick
    Online

    Self Made: Polly Gowers OBE, CEO of Everyclick

    By 5 October 2012

    Polly Gowers already had an international equestrian career when she started a site called Everyclick from her garden shed back in 2005. Seven years later, and it’s raised more than £2.7 million for UK charities, earning Gowers accolades such as “Entrepreneur...

  • Best iPad sports apps
    Apps

    Best iPad sports apps

    By 4 October 2012

    Sports fans the world over have a new best friend in the iPad but finding the Best iPad Sports apps to suit you isn't always easy. There are simply tonnes of sports apps out there but, pick the right ones and you can be kept not only up to date on all...

  • The next Nexus phone is...
    Phones

    The next Nexus phone is...

    By 3 October 2012

    Google Nexus season is upon us. From October to January each year since Android began, Google has brought forth a one true mobile phone featuring Android, the whole Android and nothing but the Android, with no manufacturer-installed custom user interface...