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  • Welcome to AR Week on Pocket-lint
    Gaming

    Welcome to AR Week on Pocket-lint

    By 27 February 2011

    Welcome to AR Week on Pocket-lint. Over the next few days we'll be enhancing your vision of the world of technology with one of the most cutting edge areas in development at the moment - the field of augmented reality. We’ll bring you right up to speed...

  • Google One Pass takes on Apple Subscriptions
    Online

    Google One Pass takes on Apple Subscriptions

    By 16 February 2011

    On Tuesday Apple confirmed that it will offer a new subscription service to all publishers in the App Store, and now its rival Google has detailed subscription based plans of its own. With the Google One Pass you'll be able to access premium digital content...

  • Gemalto manages to dumb down Facebook
    Online

    Gemalto manages to dumb down Facebook

    By 14 February 2011

    Gemalto, the Dutch digital security specialist, has developed a version of Facebook so small that it fits onto a standard SIM card, meaning that even the most basic of GSM phones would be able to provide the social network to its users. Facebook for SIM...

  • Pure decorates Lounge and adds online music store
    Online

    Pure decorates Lounge and adds online music store

    By 14 February 2011

    Pure has revamped its online portal - the Lounge - adding a digital music store into the equation. The Lounge 2.0 will tap into 7Digital's music store, as per the Pure FlowSongs service, and you'll be able to buy tracks, as well as creating playlists...

  • Google celebrates Valentine's Day with a Love(ly) Doodle
    Online

    Google celebrates Valentine's Day with a Love(ly) Doodle

    By 14 February 2011

    Roses are red, violets are blue, Google loves Pop Art, and has a Doodle for you. You didn't think the Big G would forget did you? Heck no - Google doesn't need an excuse like a widely acknowledged annual commemoration to roll out a new Doodle - why only...

  • Facebook Pages over yet more changes
    Online

    Facebook Pages over yet more changes

    By 11 February 2011

    Facebook obviously hasn't heard of the phrase; "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Despite reaching 500 million users (with a rumoured 600 million now signed up) Zuck and the gang love a tweak. We think they get bored. The latest change involves Facebook...

  • Google Doodle celebrates Thomas Edison
    Online

    Google Doodle celebrates Thomas Edison

    By 11 February 2011

    Oh look, another Google Doodle - this time celebrating the 164th (yep, 164th) birthday of Thomas Edison We're not knocking Thomas Edison alright? The man deserves all the plaudits he gets - after all, he did, ahem, invent the electric lightbulb (just...

  • Twitpic adds instant video tweeting
    Online

    Twitpic adds instant video tweeting

    By 10 February 2011

    Twitpic has made it even easier to get your videos onto Twitter, announcing video support directly within the platform. What this means is, when your drunk pal falls down the stairs in your local, or your cute little nephew tries to eat a whole lemon...

  • Adobe Flash 10.2 streams in
    Online

    Adobe Flash 10.2 streams in

    By 9 February 2011

    Adobe's latest Flash instalment, 10.2, has shed the beta tag and is now a stable release for Windows, Mac and Linux users. The biggest change to 10.2 is that HD playback should be a lot kinder on your poor old CPU with Stage Video hardware acceleration...

  • Infographic: Football banter, Twitter-style
    Online

    Infographic: Football banter, Twitter-style

    By 9 February 2011

    Barclays has produced this fascinating infographic that shows how Twitter was a hot-bed of activity for football fans during the transfer deadline day shenanigans. Analysing Twitter traffic using Sysomos' Media Analysis Platform (MAP) Barclays looked...

  • Last.fm no longer free on connected devices
    Online

    Last.fm no longer free on connected devices

    By 7 February 2011

    If you love listening to Last.fm on the go, or via a connected audio device in your home, then we're afraid that we've got some bad news - the music streaming service has decided to go pay only for its non-desktop offerings. Apart from the Last.fm website,...

  • Get your Honeycomb fix with this Chrome theme
    Online

    Get your Honeycomb fix with this Chrome theme

    By 7 February 2011

    Did you sit there watching the Google Honeycomb demonstration last week going "oooh" and "aaah" and practically salivating over its sexy Neon-blue, Tron-esque disposition? If so, we've got a couple of pieces of good news for you. Firstly, and just in...

  • Happy 7th Birthday Facebook
    Online

    Happy 7th Birthday Facebook

    By 4 February 2011

    Facebook is 7 years old today - according to the official info page it was founded on 4 February 2004 with the aim of "giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected". The world's biggest social network was created by Mark...

  • Google Chrome 9 gains officialdom
    Online

    Google Chrome 9 gains officialdom

    By 4 February 2011

    Google has gone and got all official with the latest steady release of its, ever-growing in popularity, browser - Chrome 9. It seems like only a couple of months ago that we were telling you all about the release of Chrome 8. Hang on, it was. It seems...

  • Facebook photo improvements hit the UK
    Online

    Facebook photo improvements hit the UK

    By 3 February 2011

    The UK is finally getting in on the revamped Facebook photo action that was first announced in the States back in October 2010. The new features include the ability to upload high-resolution images - previously the social networking giant limited you...

  • Foursquare talks TV Check-ins, badges, and the future
    Apps

    Foursquare talks TV Check-ins, badges, and the future

    By 3 February 2011

    How can we make the mobile experience more interesting in the real world? That’s the question Foursquare asks itself every day according to head of product Alex Rainert as he sits down with Pocket-lint to talk company mission and the future of location-based...

  • Bing searches for the gamers in us
    Gaming

    Bing searches for the gamers in us

    By 3 February 2011

    Bing has thrown casual games right into its search results - giving office workers up and down the country yet another way of killing the hours before home time. If you search for any of the 46 games included in the new platform, you'll be presented with...

  • Google and Microsoft: Handbags at dawn
    Online

    Google and Microsoft: Handbags at dawn

    By 2 February 2011

    We always imagined that when Google and Microsoft finally decided to take one another on in a publicly fought battle, there would be robots and fire and lots of guns that went "pew, pew, pew". But no, the two tech giants are fighting it out - playground-stylee....

  • Google Latitude takes on Foursquare
    Online

    Google Latitude takes on Foursquare

    By 2 February 2011

    Arrived at the coffee shop to meet your pal? Well, before you say hello be sure to get out your mobile and check-in to Foursquare, Facebook Places, Gowalla and now....Google Latitude. Yep, the Big G has announced the latest social-network check-in option,...

  • Google Art Project is like StreetView for culture vultures
    Online

    Google Art Project is like StreetView for culture vultures

    By 1 February 2011

    Ever wanted to zoom in so far on Google Street View that you can see through the window of no.47 and see that cute looking neighbour of yours walking around in her smalls? No, us neither - that'd be perverse, but we have often considered just how cool...

  • Using the web to plan your ski trip
    Online

    Using the web to plan your ski trip

    By 1 February 2011

    With ski and snowboard season now well under way, Pocket-lint's Snow Week is here to bring you all the latest gadetry, apps, tips and tricks for the slopes. But, it's no use having all your ski gadgets in place if you haven't even booked your trip and...

  • Google comes to the rescue of tweeters in Egypt
    Online

    Google comes to the rescue of tweeters in Egypt

    By 1 February 2011

    Last week, Google completed its 87th company acquisition, buying out the Palo Alto based voice-recognition service SayNow, and it's already putting the platform to good use - in Egypt. You may have read last week on Pocket-lint that the Egyptian authorities...

  • Virgin Media XL broadband boosted to 30Mb
    Online

    Virgin Media XL broadband boosted to 30Mb

    By 1 February 2011

    Virgin Media XL broadband customers, hold on to your mouses (yeah we said mouses, not mice), as you're in store for a 10Mb speed boost - taking your speed up to 30Mb. The upgrade, which won't add a penny to the monthly cost, will cost you £30 in an upgrade...

  • Londoners to get 15 minutes of free Cloud Wi-Fi
    Online

    Londoners to get 15 minutes of free Cloud Wi-Fi

    By 31 January 2011

    BSkyB confirmed its £50 million buyout of The Cloud last week and it looks as if city workers in the Square Mile are going to be the first surfers to benefit from the deal, with a 15 minutes per day free scheme set to go live on 1 February. It's not...

  • Premier League teams up to take on ISPs in Digital Economy Act row
    Online

    Premier League teams up to take on ISPs in Digital Economy Act row

    By 31 January 2011

    The Digital Economy Act - you remember that, right? (it caused quite a fuss when it was introduced last year)? Well, it looks as if the fuss is set to return as the Premier League has teamed up with eight other organisations including the Producers' Alliance...