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  • QR codes filling the void while NFC dawdles
    Phones

    QR codes filling the void while NFC dawdles

    By 2 October 2012

    By the time you’ve finished this article, you will see QR codes everywhere. You’ll see them on posters on your way to work, on products you’re about to buy and even on the boxes and devices strewn about your person as we speak. Just take a look...

  • Best games of 2012 to look out for
    Gaming

    Best games of 2012 to look out for

    By 2 October 2012

    Things are hotting up in the game department, with the build-up to Christmas flooding our consoles with more discs than a Star Wars boxset. But what are the best games of 2012 to look out for?  Getting hold of every release set to arrive before 2012...

  • HTC Sense 4+: What's new?
    Phones

    HTC Sense 4+: What's new?

    By 2 October 2012

    The HTC Sense 4+ user interface for HTC Android phones will be coming to a mobile near you in the next two months - presuming you’ve got an HTC One X, HTC One S or HTC One XL, that is. Those who plump for the HTC One X+ will get the UI straight out...

  • iPhone 5 panorama tips
    Phones

    iPhone 5 panorama tips

    By 25 September 2012

    The new iOS 6 might have done some damage to the iPhone’s mapping app, but the camera’s refit is one of the best we have seen from Apple. We have had an iPhone 5 for a few days now and all we find ourselves doing is snapping pics using the new panorama...

  • eyeSight gesture control makes Minority Report a short step away
    Phones

    eyeSight gesture control makes Minority Report a short step away

    By 24 September 2012

    The original iPhone caused a shift in smartphone design which still resonates today. Technology has moved on so much, however, that a lot of what the iPhone set out to do, is now outdated. Why, for example, do we even need to touch screens at all? It...

  • iPhone tips and tricks with iOS 6
    Phones

    iPhone tips and tricks with iOS 6

    By 23 September 2012

    Got a new iPhone 5, or maybe you've upgraded your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S to Apple iOS 6, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system? We've compiled a list of dozens of tips for you to get the most out of the new features Apple has added to...

  • How to shoot a portrait photo like a pro
    Cameras

    How to shoot a portrait photo like a pro

    By 21 September 2012

    At is simplest a portrait is a description of a person, nothing more; but there's an art to taking a portrait photograph that's a combination of many more complex factors. Anyone can pick up a camera these days and take a photo - and that's part of the...

  • Apple Maps: London Easter eggs show the London Halo, Olympics and Samsung advert
    Online

    Apple Maps: London Easter eggs show the London Halo, Olympics and Samsung advert

    By 20 September 2012

    With iOS 6, Apple has launched Apple Maps, a replacement for Google's Map app. Packed with new features one of the key boasting points of the new Apple Maps is the new 3D mapping feature that lets you see London as you've never seen it before - well unless...

  • Best iPhone 4S deals: Where to get it cheap
    Phones

    Best iPhone 4S deals: Where to get it cheap

    By 14 September 2012

    The iPhone 5 might rule the roost right now when it comes to Apple, but damn is that bad boy expensive! Fancy saving a bit of cash while still picking up one of the best smartphones out there? The iPhone 4S is definitely worth looking at. There are some...

  • iPhone 5 deals: Best UK plans
    Phones

    iPhone 5 deals: Best UK plans

    By 14 September 2012

    The UK iPhone 5 deals have hit the mobile operator's pages and it's time to pre-order yourself an iPhone 5. There are masses of options out there with colour, size of memory, price plan and up front payments all to consider. Pocket-lint has put all of...

  • iPhone 5 cases: Our pick of the best
    Phones

    iPhone 5 cases: Our pick of the best

    By 14 September 2012

    What? Already? Yup its only been a short while since our eyes gazed upon the beauty of the iPhone 5 and even now the Pocket-lint inbox is full to burst with new iPhone 5 cases. Naturally there is a lot of rubbish, as is the case (heh) with every iPhone....

  • iTunes 11: What's new?
    Online

    iTunes 11: What's new?

    By 13 September 2012

    iTunes 11 is set to arrive some time in October 2012, as the world found out at the iPhone 5 press conference. Even if you don't want to splash out on a brand new handset, you can at least grab yourself something different to play with in the shape of...

  • iPhone 5: What's the difference from the iPhone 4S?
    Phones

    iPhone 5: What's the difference from the iPhone 4S?

    By 13 September 2012

    There is a lot to like about Apple's new iPhone 5, but what if you already own an iPhone 4S? What really is the difference? We know plenty of 4S-toting iPhone fans will already be getting jealous over Apple's new hardware, so let's take a look at why....

  • What's new in iOS 6?
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    What's new in iOS 6?

    By 12 September 2012

    Like some sort of technology powered magic roundabout, it's that time of year again: time for an update to Apple's iPhone operating system and now that the iPhone 5 has arrived we've got more details on iOS 6 than ever before. Apple iOS 6 review iOS 6...

  • The new iPod touch and iPod nano: Everything you need to know
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    The new iPod touch and iPod nano: Everything you need to know

    By 12 September 2012

    It has been a while since Apple has really given its iPods a major overhaul. Alongside the iPhone 5 launch however, the company has announced all-new versions of its three flagship music players. This means many things. A whole heap of work for us and...

  • iPhone 5 release date and all the details
    Phones

    iPhone 5 release date and all the details

    By 12 September 2012

    The iPhone 5 has landed. Apple has chucked it all out the window, re-invented the wheel and still come home in time to watch Blue Peter. Or maybe not - it all depends if you are an Apple fan or not. Either way, there is a new iPhone in town and you want...

  • iPhone 5 wishlist: What we're expecting from Apple...
    Phones

    iPhone 5 wishlist: What we're expecting from Apple...

    By 12 September 2012

    Apple launched the iPhone five years ago. Today, we're expecting the new iPhone, the iPhone 5 which is actually the sixth Apple iPhone. First there was the iPhone, then the iPhone 3G, then the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S and now, well, the...

  • When is the new iPhone 5 coming? The rumours, details and release date
    Phones

    When is the new iPhone 5 coming? The rumours, details and release date

    By 12 September 2012

    UPDATE: After months of rumours the new iPhone has been confirmed. iPhone 5 officially launched at Apple press event, 4G in the UK through EE. FInd out all the latest via our iPhone 5 homepage. Things are about to hot up in smartphone land. The rumour...

  • Orange, T-Mobile and EE: What happens now?
    Phones

    Orange, T-Mobile and EE: What happens now?

    By 12 September 2012

    EE, the new 4G network in the UK, has announced it is launching in the UK coming weeks in four major cities and a further 12 cities before Christmas. In a rather confusing move, the parent company of Orange and T-Mobile, previously called Everything...

  • Best iPad games: RPG
    Gaming

    Best iPad games: RPG

    By 7 September 2012

    The best iPad RPGs are the kind of top iPad apps that will make you forget you ever had a games console at all. There may not be the 10 years of gameplay that an Elder Scrolls adventure can provide but, trust us, these things will suck your spare time...

  • Which car works best with your iPhone?
    Cars

    Which car works best with your iPhone?

    By 6 September 2012

    Nearly every new car on the market now has some method of connecting with the iPhone. Some come as standard, others are expensive systems that add all sorts of clevel bells and whistles. No drive is complete without a decent selection of music and most...

  • What is Nokia PureView?
    Phones

    What is Nokia PureView?

    By 6 September 2012

    Nokia PureView is a term getting bandied about quite a bit. The Nokia Lumia 920 is the latest smartphone to feature it but it was the Nokia 808 PureView that was the one that heralded it after the announcement at Mobile World Congress 2012. So exactly...

  • Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820: All the specifications, features and details
    Phones

    Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820: All the specifications, features and details

    By 5 September 2012

    Windows Phone 8 has arrived. Nokia has thrown absolutely everything at it with a pair of smartphones that bring major updates over its current Lumia range - the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820. Both new smartphones feature Windows Phone 8, naturally,...

  • Cloud Collector: The job you'll be applying for 20 years from now
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    Cloud Collector: The job you'll be applying for 20 years from now

    By 5 September 2012

    The year is 2032, Bruce Willis has just died (sorry Bruce), and his cloud, the personal storage space that he has been collecting music, films, documents, and much more for the last 20 years is up for auction to the highest bidder.  Cloud collecting...

  • Nokia World: Windows Phone 8 and what we're expecting to see
    Phones

    Nokia World: Windows Phone 8 and what we're expecting to see

    By 4 September 2012

    Nokia World is just around the corner and there have been more leaks than the Titanic. Windows Phone 8 is almost certain - simply because if it wasn’t,  that would be the end of things for Nokia. The Lumia range is due to get an update, which from...