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  • Online

    Hands-on: New Facebook News Feed explored

    By 8 March 2013

    Facebook has updated the look and feel of its News Feed feature in the hope that it will become the best personalised newspaper you would ever want. As the global roll-out begins, Pocket-lint has been given access to the new feature so we can share what...

  • Online

    Facebook Graph Search goes live, we go hands-on

    By 15 January 2013

    Facebook Graph Search is live and rolling out to a handful of people, and when we say handful we mean it. According to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook, the initial beta is available to a couple of hundred people of the 1 billion-odd users...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Scrambls review (browser)

    By 7 May 2012

    Today is a bit of a first on App of the Day on Pocket-lint. While the bread and butter of our 6pm slot is most often applications for mobile phones, it does include any kind of application whatsoever. So, we've had the odd web app, some computer desktop...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: StumbleUpon review (Android and iOS)

    By 30 April 2012

    The internet is a vast and cavernous place. In fact, it’s often so very big that it’s impossible to find anything of interest at all. With absolutely anything you can think of available to read about online, it’s sometimes difficult to think of...

  • Apps

    Facebook for Windows Phone 7 update pictures and hands-on

    By 15 February 2012

    Windows Phone 7 users who like Facebook got a treat this week with the launch of the new and improved official application for their devices. There's a whole host of new features for the updated app, including improved panorama and profile designs, better...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Facebook for iPad review (iPad)

    By 11 October 2011

    Ever since the iPad launched, Facebook has always said that you don’t need a dedicated iPad app and that the Safari web browser is the best way to experience Facebook. On Monday all that changed. After months of waiting, we now have a dedicated Facebook...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Facebook Messenger review (iOS)

    By 10 August 2011

    Facebook has, until recently, been a place where you shout about what you are doing; whereby friends will invariably reply by shouting back:"I did this" or "I did that". However, with everyone wanting a piece of the BlackBerry BBM pie and Apple about...

  • Tablets

    Facebook iPad app hands-on

    By 25 July 2011

    Most of those who updated their iPhone Facebook app on Sunday were blissfully unaware of the iPad secrets embedded inside. Little did they know a bit of clever tweaking could lead to the application transforming itself into a brand new Facebook app for...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Tweetie 2 - iPhone review

    By 10 October 2009

    Okay, admit it, you've got an iPhone and you tweet. There, now that we've got that out in the open, lets move on. If you are already tweeting chances are you are using a dedicated twitter app, probably the original Tweetie or maybe Tweetdeck or the other...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Tweetie - Mac review

    By 20 April 2009

    So you're hooked on Twitter but find that going to the website is a real drag. In steps a desktop application that brings your Twitterverse right to your computer without your browser. There are plenty of options, all freely available to download, with...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Skype 4 - PC review

    By 3 February 2009

    We’ve been fortunate enough to be using the beta of Skype 4 for many months, but now the application has gone public, is it worth rushing off to upgrade? First of all you'll notice a large cosmetic change. The identity of Skype remains, with the neat...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Skypephone S2 mobile phone review

    By 21 August 2008

    A year on from the first mobile phone that was dedicated to Skype, 3, the mobile phone operator, has released a follow-up second version titled the S2. But has it improved the situation - should you get excited? Available as a pay-as-you-go (and contract)...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    3 "Skypephone" mobile phone review

    By 6 November 2007

    The mobile phone is changing, mobile network operator 3 would have you believe. But is it for the better? We take a look at the company's new Skype phone and see whether this is the future of mobile phone calls. Skype as you probably know is an enhanced...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    HP mscape review

    By 10 May 2007

    HP has launched a new social networking service that hopes to overlay digital sight, sound and interactions with GPS-enabled devices at its Making Connections event in Shanghai. So does it work? We had a wander around Shanghai with the new software. Called...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    fring mobile VoIP application review

    By 27 October 2006

    VoIP is great isn't it? All those free calls around the world to your mates and family without the hefty bills to match? Shame you can't get it on your mobile then isn't it. Well, now it appears you can. Although still in beta fring is a 3G mobile application...

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