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Ofcom to sell off parts of the radio spectrum

Ofcom to sell off parts of the radio spectrum

By Amber Maitland

Ofcom has announced that it will sell of parts of the radio spectrum for use with new technologies that will hopefully spur on the development of new devices. The auctions will take place by the end of next year, and will distribute 215MHz of the spectrum... Read more

Corel Paint Shop Pro XI - PC
4.5 stars

Corel Paint Shop Pro XI - PC

By Amber Maitland

When it comes to editing your digital photographs, you want to feel confident with the package – not be overwhelmed by the information on the screen and be able to easily identify the tools you want. Which is why Paint Shop Pro has always been one of... Read more

Nintendo taken to court over Wii Remote

Nintendo taken to court over Wii Remote

By Amber Maitland

Nintendo's Wii Remote seems a magnet for unwanted attention at the moment. First gamers complained of damage caused when the wrist strap reportedly breaks causing the Remote to go flying; now it turns out that Nintendo is being sued by Interlink Electronics,... Read more

Microsoft finds second flaw in Word

Microsoft finds second flaw in Word

By Amber Maitland

Microsoft is reporting that it has found another security flaw in its Office software. If this sentence sounds familiar, it's because a similar bug in Office was reported last week. The zero day attack loads malicious software on to a targeted machine... Read more

Vertu releases limited-edition six Racetrack Legends mobiles box set

Vertu releases limited-edition six Racetrack Legends mobiles box set

By Amber Maitland

For the "I'm so rich I don't know what to do with my money and yes, I already own a yacht" set comes the Vertu Racetrack Legends box set. Vertu is best known for making ridiculously expensive mobile phones that are notoriously long on style and short... Read more

Sony and SanDisk whip up the 32GB Memory Stick PRO-HG

Sony and SanDisk whip up the 32GB Memory Stick PRO-HG

By Amber Maitland

SanDisk and Sony have teamed up to developer a new memory card format, the Memory Stick PRO-HG. Expanded from the Memory Stick PRO format, the new card can reach a maximum capacity of a whopping 32GB. The two companies say that the increasing popularity... Read more

Ofcom to offer accreditation to price-comparison calculators

Ofcom to offer accreditation to price-comparison calculators

By Amber Maitland

Ofcom has decided to step into one of the most confusing issues facing consumers today and is launching an accreditation plan for mobile phone plan price-comparison services. With the launch of triple-play and quadruple-play communications services that... Read more

Cybercriminal gangs recruit computer students

Cybercriminal gangs recruit computer students

By Amber Maitland

According to internet security firm McAfee, cybercriminal organisations are targeting computer students to hire them to commit crimes. The report says that criminals are actively recruiting students that they find through universities, computer clubs,... Read more

Sharp launches PW-E260, E300, and E500A electronic dictionaries

Sharp launches PW-E260, E300, and E500A electronic dictionaries

By Amber Maitland

Sharp has launched three new electronic dictionaries designed for puzzle fans or bad spellers. The PW-E260 adds French help to the mix of reference tools, so is ideal for expats who escape the British winter in France. It includes the Oxford English Mini... Read more

Pocket-lint's first poll shows 51% of readers need a Wii

Pocket-lint's first poll shows 51% of readers need a Wii

By Amber Maitland

Pocket-lint's first reader poll asked you if you'll be buying a Nintendo Wii this Christmas, and, rather astonishingly, 1 out of every 2 readers are planning on it. You may, however, find it difficult to get a hold of one, as Wii fever gripped the nation... Read more

Microsoft's Open XML is approved by standards body

Microsoft's Open XML is approved by standards body

By Amber Maitland

Microsoft's open-source file format has been approved by one international standards body, and now is being fast tracked through the another for general approval. The ECMA (formerly European Computer Manufacturers Association) International standards... Read more

Ubisoft reveal details of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

Ubisoft reveal details of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

By Amber Maitland

Ubisoft's Tom Clancy series of videogames is about to get a new addition to the family in the form of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2. This next installment is designed for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, and Windows PC, and Ubisoft are hoping to build... Read more

Palm buys back its Palm Garnet OS

Palm buys back its Palm Garnet OS

By Amber Maitland

Palm is buying back the software that it originally developed in order to be able to improve it for its range of handheld devices. The company had developed PalmSource for its first devices, and after it received critical aclaim, set it up as its own... Read more

A third of instant messaging teens couldn't imaging life with IM

A third of instant messaging teens couldn't imaging life with IM

By Amber Maitland

Teenagers are more reliant on instant messaging that adults, a new survey by AOL and AP has found. This will come as a shock to no one, as many teenagers are reliant on IM to keep their social life active. The survey was conducted online with a sample... Read more

Apple rumoured to release three new iPods next year

Apple rumoured to release three new iPods next year

By Amber Maitland

Apple's plan for the next year is for three new iPod models to hit the market, including the oft wished-for widescreen model. Sources have told AppleInsider that a new video-centric model will either replace or supplant the current fifth-generation iPod... Read more

World chess champ loses to Deep Fritz

World chess champ loses to Deep Fritz

By Amber Maitland

It is a sad day when computer beats man, but that's just what happened in a defining game of chess. Vladimir Kramnik, reigning world chess champion, lost a six game series against the computer Deep Fritz with a score of 4-2. This isn't the first time... Read more

Elipson teams up with Parrot for wireless Bluetooth Planet speakers

Elipson teams up with Parrot for wireless Bluetooth Planet speakers

By Amber Maitland

French acoustic equipment manufacturer Elipson teamed up with Parrot, the Bluetooth specialists to redesign their 70s-era speakers, the Elipson Planets, for the digital age. The speakers receive and broadcast music from tunes, amplifiers, and all A2DP... Read more

LIPS bags promise to cushion your laptop from harm

LIPS bags promise to cushion your laptop from harm

By Amber Maitland

Bag designers LIPS have created four models in a new range designed to cushion your laptop from harm. The new LIPS bags feature a unique design whereby the laptop is suspended in a cradle with a steel protective frame, so that even if you drop the bag,... Read more

Iomega adds 500GB drive to its MiniMax range

Iomega adds 500GB drive to its MiniMax range

By Amber Maitland

Iomega has added to its range of MiniMax Drives, designed for the Mac mini. The latest addition is a 500GB version, which is double to size of the previous largest drive in the range. The MiniMax is built with a similar design and same size as the Mac... Read more

Wii launch a success for Nintendo

Wii launch a success for Nintendo

By Amber Maitland

The queues may have taken a while to build up, but eventually reached record numbers outside videogame retailers on Oxford Street yesterday, in honour of the Nintendo Wii launch. HMV opened its door at 11pm for the official launch party, and closed them... Read more

Senators to propose bill to register sex offenders' email addresses

Senators to propose bill to register sex offenders' email addresses

By Amber Maitland

Senators John McCain and Charles E Schumer want to make the internet safer for children by protecting them from convicted sex offenders trying to gain access to social networking sites. The bill, which will most probably be introduced to Congress in January,... Read more

Google announces tests for its radio advertising system

Google announces tests for its radio advertising system

By Amber Maitland

Google has started testing its radio advertising system with a selected group of advertisers. Google Audio Ads is an online ad-buying system that was developed by dMarc Broadcasting, a company purchased by Google for around $100 million in 2006. The radio... Read more

Children swap music via Bluetooth on their mobile phones

Children swap music via Bluetooth on their mobile phones

By Amber Maitland

The music industry is facing another challenge in its quest to stamp out illegal file sharing, this time in the form of mobile-equipped children. According to new research carried out in the UK, almost a third of 8- to 13-year-olds are swapping music... Read more

Ofcom legalises low-powered FM transmitters

Ofcom legalises low-powered FM transmitters

By Amber Maitland

Ofcom, the telecommunication standards agency, has announced that low powered FM transmitters will be legal from 8 December. The law has been changed to allow these devices to be used, as they're popular for streaming audio from a portable music device... Read more

So far, UK gives the Wii a lukewarm reception

So far, UK gives the Wii a lukewarm reception

By Amber Maitland

Wii enthusiasm in the UK has yet to reach fever pitch, according to our roving reporter in London. At around 4pm today, when queues were already expected to have formed outside videogame retail stores, HMV had just one person loitering outside. It was... Read more

Swiss Jewel Aroma Pen ensures you leave a scent behind

Swiss Jewel Aroma Pen ensures you leave a scent behind

By Amber Maitland

For those of you still searching for a gift for that someone special, may we present: The Swiss Jewel Aroma Pen. This pen, which retails for the rather high price of £30, combines a ballpoint with an essential oil roller ball applicator. “It is a sleek,... Read more

EMI offers DRM-free Norah Jones single for download

EMI offers DRM-free Norah Jones single for download

By Amber Maitland

DRM-free music downloads are becoming a bit more palatable to major music companies, it seems. One of EMI's music labels, Blue Note, is offering the latest Norah Jones single, “Thinking About You” as an MP3 track on Yahoo's music downloading site... Read more

Analyst says Apple should be making games consoles

Analyst says Apple should be making games consoles

By Amber Maitland

Another analyst is sounding off about Apple's future and where it should go next – into the video game market, apparently. Prudential analyst Jesse Tortora believes that there's a “distinct possibility” that Apple might move into the console hardware... Read more

Wippit adds BBC Audiobooks to download service

Wippit adds BBC Audiobooks to download service

By Amber Maitland

UK-based digital download site Wippit has signed a deal with the BBC to bring BBC Audiobooks to the site. First to be available on the site is comedy from Little Britain, Mitchell and Webb, and The Mighty Boosh, although with Blackadder, Morecambe and... Read more

Phishing site domains shouldn't be registered

Phishing site domains shouldn't be registered

By Amber Maitland

Security analysts and anti-malware organisations are going after the those who spread viruses and other pieces of nasty software. Security analyst F-Secure is asking domain-name registration companies to be more pro-active in stopping phishing sites from... Read more

Roxio releases DVDit Pro HD software for burning Blu-ray discs

Roxio releases DVDit Pro HD software for burning Blu-ray discs

By Amber Maitland

Roxio has brought out a piece of software, DVDit Pro HD, that is capable of creating high-quality Blu-ray disc movies on a PC. Designed primarily for video professionals and enthusiasts who have been recording video in high-definition since the first... Read more

Nintendo Wii on sale in Europe tomorrow

Nintendo Wii on sale in Europe tomorrow

By Amber Maitland

Nintendo's Wii console officially launches across Europe tomorrow, the 8th of December. Some retailers in the UK are planning on opening their doors at midnight tonight, but caution shoppers that those without pre-orders are unlikely to be able to purchase... Read more

Consumer electronics market will continue to boom next year

Consumer electronics market will continue to boom next year

By Amber Maitland

The market for consumer electronics in Europe shows no sign of slowing down, according to new research by the European Information Technology Observatory. The market growth is mostly spurred by the sale of flatscreen TVs and games consoles. “The Consumer... Read more

Pocket-lint reviewer launches Doug Harman's Guide to Digital Photography DVD

Pocket-lint reviewer launches Doug Harman's Guide to Digital Photography DVD

By Amber Maitland

Pocket-lint's photography reviewer Doug Harman has released his Guide to Digital Photography, a DVD packed with advice on how to improve your photography. Designed for beginners and photo hobbyist, Doug runs through key steps in an easy-to-follow visual... Read more

Microsoft Office hit by another zero-day flaw

Microsoft Office hit by another zero-day flaw

By Amber Maitland

Microsoft's Office software has been hit by another zero-day attack, one that is being taken very seriously by the software company. The unpatched vulnerability potentially gives attackers complete control over the victim's PC. The flaw is a memory corruption... Read more

Motorola takes the iTunes out of the MOTOROKR E6

Motorola takes the iTunes out of the MOTOROKR E6

By Amber Maitland

The babbling crowd of people who believe that Apple's iPhone is just around the corner are rejoicing at the news of Motorola's MOTOROKR E6, which ships without iTunes. The MOTOROKR had previously been the closest thing to an iPhone, with white styling... Read more

Google and Sky sign service agreement

Google and Sky sign service agreement

By Amber Maitland

Sky and Google have teamed up on Sky's broadband service to bring customers Sky-branded, Google-based technologies. The two companies will team up in three areas, namely video, communications, and search and advertising. In the first area, Sky plans to... Read more

Channel 4's on demand service is live today

Channel 4's on demand service is live today

By Amber Maitland

Channel 4's catch-up service has gone live today, and is featured as Pocket-lint's website of the day. It's offering all of its home-grown content for download for the reasonable price of 99p for up to 30 days after transmission, to allow you to catch... Read more

No link between cancer and mobile phone usage

No link between cancer and mobile phone usage

By Amber Maitland

According to a new study by Danish researchers, mobile phone use does not increase your risk of developing cancer. The study is one of the largest into the subject, and surveyed over 420,000 mobile phone users, of which more than 56,000 had been using... Read more

Sony sells PSP games via PS3 download

Sony sells PSP games via PS3 download

By Amber Maitland

PSP owners now have a new way to get games for their handheld console: via the PlayStation Network. The catch is that these PSP owners must also have purchased a PS3 in order to download the five new games, and judging by the shortages of consoles that... Read more

California sells for $53,000 in Weblo world

California sells for $53,000 in Weblo world

By Amber Maitland

The site that turns the real world into a virtual one, Weblo, has just announced the figures for recent real estate transactions on the site. Launched at the end of September, Weblo members have been busy turning profits on the land that they grabbed... Read more

Older surfers not interested in downloading media

Older surfers not interested in downloading media

By Amber Maitland

The older generation may not be as tech-savvy as proviously thought, according to a new survey by ICM, commissioned by BiBC. The results of the phone survey show that nearly 50% of respondents aged between 55 and 64 don't and aren't interested in downloading... Read more

Alliance and Leicester to roll out mobile phone banking

Alliance and Leicester to roll out mobile phone banking

By Amber Maitland

Alliance & Leicester has announced that it will launch a mobile phone banking service in the new year. Designed to compliment, not replace, its online banking service, the mobile version will be run via the Monilink network so that customers can access... Read more

Microsoft to launch Live Search Books beta today

Microsoft to launch Live Search Books beta today

By Amber Maitland

Microsoft will be launching its beta version of Live Search Books to go head to head with Google Book Search today. The company has been scanning in books that have fallen out of copyright to allow the full text to be searched in the same way that Windows... Read more

Time Warner looking to buy more internet advertising companies

Time Warner looking to buy more internet advertising companies

By Amber Maitland

Time Warner's Chief Executive Richard Parsons sounded off on a number of topics in recent interviews, and has made it clear that the company is looking to acquire more internet-based businesses. AOL switched earlier this year to an advertising-supported... Read more

MySpace to identify and remove convicted sex offenders from the site

MySpace to identify and remove convicted sex offenders from the site

By Amber Maitland

MySpace is taking unprecidented steps to remove and block convicted sex offenders' profiles from the social networking site. Popular amongst teens and young adults, and numbering over 100 million registered users, MySpace has also been attractive to adults... Read more

Gadgets and mobiles helping students to cheat like never before

Gadgets and mobiles helping students to cheat like never before

By Amber Maitland

Students who have access to the latest gadgets and gizmos are cheating in record numbers, according to a Government-sponsored study by the Qualifications and Curriculum Agency. In the last year along, there's been an increase of 27% in students being... Read more

Philips backs out of entering the satnav market

Philips backs out of entering the satnav market

By Amber Maitland

Electronics manufacturer Philips has decided not to release its already-announced line up of satellite navigation devices. A Philips representative cited existing competition as well as low profitability as reasons why the company is withholding the devices.... Read more

ANSA knows the answer to that question

ANSA knows the answer to that question

By Amber Maitland

Google Answers may have shut up shop last week, but another answering service has popped up, this one designed for mobile phones. ANSA is the latest SMS question and answer service on the market. It offers 24 hour answers to any question you might need... Read more

Britney Spears is number one on Yahoo

Britney Spears is number one on Yahoo

By Amber Maitland

Yahoo has released figures on the search terms that have been most popular in the last year or so, and Britney Spears has come out on top. Despite not having released an album in quite some time, Britney Spears is the most searched-for term on Yahoo.... Read more