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Best Olympic apps for following the London 2012 Games

Best Olympic apps for following the London 2012 Games

By Dan Sung

The London 2012 Games is something you’ve either got tickets for or not. As it goes, you’ve still got a chance to get some Olympics tickets, but what you can pick up with far greater ease - and often for free - are a whole host of Olympic apps. So,... Read more

London 2012 travel: Avoid the chaos with technology

London 2012 travel: Avoid the chaos with technology

By Dan Sung

If you’re not already sick of the London 2012 Olympics, then you will be when you find yourself stuck in Games traffic. With all the hysteria it’s hard to tell whether the capital’s transport network will bend and buckle under the weight of all... Read more

London 2012 Olympics tickets: how to buy them online - it’s not too late

London 2012 Olympics tickets: how to buy them online - it’s not too late

By Dan Sung

With the London 2012 Olympics all but upon us, you’re probably in one of  two camps. The first - let’s call it the Happy Camp - is a group who have tickets to the Olympic Games, are thoroughly excited and getting more and more so as the time draws... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: UK Bus Checker (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: UK Bus Checker (iOS)

By Dan Sung

You might think that you’ve seen today’s App of the Day on Pocket-lint before but take a closer look and think again. iTunes fingers at the ready because, trust us, this is one for the collection.UK Bus Checker Platform iPhone & iPad Price £2.49... Read more

Augmented Reality 2012: Is the dream any closer?

Augmented Reality 2012: Is the dream any closer?

By Dan Sung

Stuff of the cinema but panned as gimmickry in the real world, augmented reality soldiers on in 2012. The concept is a noble one - annotate the world around us with virtual information to enhance our understanding, enjoyment and usefulness of the immediate... Read more

What's new in Microsoft Office 2013?

What's new in Microsoft Office 2013?

By Dan Sung

Microsoft Office 2013 is yours to download for free. Well, the preview is anyway, so get on that pony quick before the software gets official and starts to cost you. While you wait for that progress bar to chug along you might want to take a second to... Read more

Sony CMT-V75 dock, radio and CD player pictures and hands-on

Sony CMT-V75 dock, radio and CD player pictures and hands-on

By Dan Sung

In the latest of a seemingly endless line of 30-pin products, we thought we'd get down and dirty with Sony's 2012 offering in the shape of the licence plate impersonating Sony CMT-V758BTiP.The most important thing to notice about this shelf-side audio... Read more

Lego Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine pictures

Lego Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine pictures

By Dan Sung

This is an almost exact model of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine - the same engine that powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The only difference is that this one is made entirely of Lego.On display at the Farnborough Airshow 2012, this working, spinning,... Read more

TW Steel TWA 202 watch pictures and hands-on

TW Steel TWA 202 watch pictures and hands-on

By Dan Sung

Those already being asked what they'd like for Christmas might want to take a glance at the 2012 edition of the famous TW Steel watches. Available from Amazon in time for the festive season, as well as from other retailers in time, is the TWA 202 watch... Read more

ASTRAEA: Unmanned aircraft set to take to the skies

ASTRAEA: Unmanned aircraft set to take to the skies

By Dan Sung

In 1896, the Locomotive Act was passed and stated that all road locomotives - cars to you and us - could travel at a maximum speed of only 4mph and had to be manned by a crew of three, one of whose job it was to walk 60 yards in front of the vehicle waving... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Ringdroid review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Ringdroid review (Android)

By Dan Sung

The long-held flame by the Android-loving public is that it's Google's mobile OS that offers the most in the way of customisation. You can make it your own. So, if you're not taking advantage of that, then it seems you're missing the point. As ever, Pocket-lint... Read more

Golana ADQ100-1 diving watch pictures and hands-on

Golana ADQ100-1 diving watch pictures and hands-on

By Dan Sung

Regardless of whether you're after a diving watch or not, the Golana ADQ100 is a beautiful thing to behold. It's wonderfully chunky from the typeface of the digits on the face all the way through to the polished-chrome housing. The minute you take it... Read more

Celestron SkyProdigy 130 telescope pictures and hands-on

Celestron SkyProdigy 130 telescope pictures and hands-on

By Dan Sung

There's bound to be someone you know - probably you - who's hooked on all things space. A few Brian Cox docos here, a smattering of Deep Space Nine episodes there and, before you know it, you're wondering whether that's Orion's Belt or just a series of... Read more

House of Marley Get Up Stand Up dock pictures and hands-on

House of Marley Get Up Stand Up dock pictures and hands-on

By Dan Sung

Pushing out the jah rastarfari eco beats this Christmas is set to be another boom box from the House of Marley. Meet the latest iPhone amplifier known as the House of Marley Get Up Stand Up dock, the latest addition to the company's Freedom range of audio... Read more

Mutewatch pictures and hands-on

Mutewatch pictures and hands-on

By Dan Sung

Christmas is a time of watches, according to Amazon, which is showcasing a number of wrist-strappers set to arrive in time for the 2012 festive season. One that caught our eye, as lovers of all things gadget, was the item simply known as Mutewatch.Mutewatch... Read more

Sony Xperia Tipo pictures and hands-on

Sony Xperia Tipo pictures and hands-on

By Dan Sung

A glance of the expert's eye might miss that the Sony Xperia Tipo is an Android Ice Cream Sandwich handset, but it seems that Google's most recently released mobile OS version is everywhere these days - even in a handset preparing to hit the shelves at... Read more

Telefonica: Firefox OS better and cheaper than Android

Telefonica: Firefox OS better and cheaper than Android

By Dan Sung

The upcoming arrival of the Mozilla Firefox mobile OS, also known as Boot to Gecko, has been given quite the backing, being described as better and cheaper than Android by the head of Telefonica O2 Europe. At the Telefonica Digital conference in London,... Read more

O2 TU Go app to bring your calls to your tablet

O2 TU Go app to bring your calls to your tablet

By Dan Sung

O2 is set to launch a smartphone app for its customers at the end of 2012 which will allow them to make and receive phone calls and messages on any connected device they own. TU Go has a simple enough interface but the idea behind it is far more profound... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Little Fox Music Box review (iPad and iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Little Fox Music Box review (iPad and iPhone)

By Dan Sung

While your iPad is an excellent source of entertainment for you, don’t forget that it is not always you that needs to be entertained... But enough of the Confucious nonsense, here’s App of the Day on Pocket-lint.Little Fox Music Box Platform iPad... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Lookout Security and Anitivirus review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Lookout Security and Anitivirus review (Android)

By Dan Sung

Security software isn’t the sexiest area to think about, but then neither is getting rinsed for all you're worth by a malicious app that you’ve mistakenly downloaded. While that may not be a problem on iOS, it’s starting to become something worth... Read more

Want longer battery life in your mobile phone?

Want longer battery life in your mobile phone?

By Dan Sung

Qualcomm has taken great pleasure in showing the world the graphic potential of the next generation of Snapdragon-powered handsets but if your real hope in mobile use is to get significantly better battery life, then you’d best not hold your breath.... Read more

Qualcomm SDK promises consumers reasons to stick with Snapdragon

Qualcomm SDK promises consumers reasons to stick with Snapdragon

By Dan Sung

In the first move of Qualcomm’s annual big event, the company has released an SDK for mobile developers intended to bring the very best app experiences for Android users the world over. According to the San Diego-based mobile chip manufacturer at Uplinq... Read more

Jelly Bean arrives at Google HQ

Jelly Bean arrives at Google HQ

By Dan Sung

Google has confirmed what we all expected with a psuedo-announcement of the next Android version, known as Jelly Bean, ahead of the Google I/O 2012 conference.In what has become a tradition, the company has erected an oversized model of what looks set... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Magic Town review (iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Magic Town review (iPad)

By Dan Sung

Today’s App of the Day launched in a much more soft affair a few weeks back as a web application and, as we said at the time when we interviewed the man behind it, the test will be when it finally comes to iPad. Well, that day has arrived.Magic Town... Read more

Apple EasyPay in-store payment solution pictures and hands-on

Apple EasyPay in-store payment solution pictures and hands-on

By Dan Sung

In the melee of WWDC 2012, Apple needed so much time to shout about all the new bits of kit it has available to buy that it didn't have a moment to mention intriguing advancements in how you can actually go about buying them. Fresh to the UK and Japanese... Read more

Ed Vaizey: 4G delay the fault of the networks

Ed Vaizey: 4G delay the fault of the networks

By Dan Sung

Mobile operators are to blame for the UK’s current lack of a 4G network, according to Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries.But he told the audience of media big-wigs and pocket-lint at The Future of Entertainment summit... Read more

Euro 2012 online: watching at work or on the go

Euro 2012 online: watching at work or on the go

By Dan Sung

Euro 2012 is upon us and with it three glorious weeks of bonus summer football. The only possible dampner on events - weather aside - are those pesky commitments that can get in the way. With often two games a day to contend with and a fair few 5pm kick... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Philips TV buying guide (Android and iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Philips TV buying guide (Android and iOS)

By Dan Sung

Today’s App of the Day on Pocket-lint is not one that will stay on your mobile for very long but, then, nor do many in this day and age. So, if you’re thinking about buying yourself a nice, new piece of kit - and we hope to be hearing a lot of yeses... Read more

Nintendo Wii U, Xbox SmartGlass and PS Vita: second screen entertainment explored

Nintendo Wii U, Xbox SmartGlass and PS Vita: second screen entertainment explored

By Dan Sung

Second screen has been the battle cry of the those searching for the next frontier in home entertainment since the dawn of the iPad, and now E3 2012 has focused the idea very much upon the specific world of gaming. We all had a pretty good idea of what... Read more

Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi hands-on review

Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi hands-on review

By Dan Sung

It's inevitable that the Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi system is going to draw comparisons with Sonos, but that's no bad thing. There aren't many in the market right now offering complete wireless audio solutions for the home and the first thing to note... Read more

Metallic Gold PS3 Dualshock 3 controller coming in June

Metallic Gold PS3 Dualshock 3 controller coming in June

By Dan Sung

With Sony not listed as an official sponsor or partner of the London 2012 Olympics, it's with some slight cheek and a fair deal of subtle wording that the company is launching a limited-edition Metallic Gold Dualshock 3 controller for the PS3.The controller... Read more

Best games from E3 2012

Best games from E3 2012

By Dan Sung

It's the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas. This is E3 2012, the biggest games convention of the lot, and while it's a time of temptation as much as anything else, at least you get a chance to see what it is that you'll need to be saving... Read more

Windows 8 tips for non-touch users

Windows 8 tips for non-touch users

By Dan Sung

The Windows 8 Release Preview download is out and available for all to install and, if you’re a regular here at Pocket-lint and of the non-Mac persuasion, it’s well worth doing. In fact, according to Microsoft, it’s even worth doing if you run a... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Air Mail review (iPad and iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Air Mail review (iPad and iPhone)

By Dan Sung

It's game time at App of the Day on Pocket-lint. It's not a freebie, it's not available on Android but it's still worth playing all the same.Air Mail Platform iPad & iOS Price $4.99 Where iTunes It may sound like the latest iOS feature but Air Mail is,... Read more

Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview: download or not?

Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview: download or not?

By Dan Sung

The Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview download presents a simple choice for the tech enthusiast of the PC persuasion: should you install it or not?Well, first, it’s probably a good idea to know what a release preview build is. So far, Microsoft has... Read more

Orange San Diego brings you Intel-powered Android at bargain basement prices

Orange San Diego brings you Intel-powered Android at bargain basement prices

By Dan Sung

The Orange San Diego Intel Atom-powered smartphone will be available to buy on 6 June in the UK. The much-anticipated project marks the first X86 chip Android device in the country and the good news is that it comes at a remarkably reasonable price tag.The... Read more

Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi: Sonos, the Royal Dutch way

Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi: Sonos, the Royal Dutch way

By Dan Sung

Philips has stepped up its assault on the audio market with the launch of a wireless hi-fi system to rival the current leader in the home audio streaming space, Sonos. The Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi set-up hits the shelves in August 2012 with five... Read more

Best Samsung Galaxy S III accessories

Best Samsung Galaxy S III accessories

By Dan Sung

So, you've just decided you'll be picking the Samsung Galaxy S III over the HTC One X and the iPhone 5. Good for you. The best news now is that you might have some spare change, but before you go blowing it on something extravagant like overpaying on... Read more

Facebook Camera: Another social network swallowed whole

Facebook Camera: Another social network swallowed whole

By Dan Sung

Facebook has launched yet another service in its bulging platter of offerings, this time aimed squarely at the mobile end of its equation. Facebook Camera is for those who just want the pictures. Whether that’s cruising those of your friends or uploading... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Mini Motor review (Android, iPhone and iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Mini Motor review (Android, iPhone and iPad)

By Dan Sung

Top-down racers are a thing of beauty and today’s App of the Day on Pocket-lint is another great in a long line of classics. So, if you’re a fan of Supersprint, Badlands, Micro Machines, Reckless Racing and the like, then it’s time to get your wallet... Read more

Magic Town: the app aiming to bring children's books to life

Magic Town: the app aiming to bring children's books to life

By Dan Sung

It didn’t take long after the iPad arrived to see that young children could use them. In fact, so simple and so compelling is that large, glass, iOS interface that even small pets were getting in on the action. So, while games have been the first big... Read more

What is So.cl?

What is So.cl?

By Dan Sung

Microsoft has broadened its palate of services with another foray into the social scene with the appropriately named web application So.cl. While this is neither the first time that the Ballmer gang has taken some steps down this avenue nor a big shock... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: ubiCabs review (Android & iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: ubiCabs review (Android & iPhone)

By Dan Sung

Travel apps are all the rage, especially when it comes to getting around in the Big Smoke. There are bus checkers and train finders coming out of our app store ears, but the most recent trend has been for getting about in the privacy of a car hired just... Read more

Somerset House venue map marked on Bing as Microsoft’s mobile search focus goes local

Somerset House venue map marked on Bing as Microsoft’s mobile search focus goes local

By Dan Sung

You’ll be able to get a much closer look at Somerset House from today without even needing to set foot in London, thanks to Microsoft and its increasingly popular Bing Maps. Head over to the service on either desktop or mobile and you’ll find a detailed... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Bantr review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Bantr review (iPhone)

By Dan Sung

The end of the football season is nearly upon us but before we hear the last squeaks of the bums the country over, we wanted to bring you just one more app for lovers of the beautiful game. It’s an iPhone-only affair at the moment but it should be on... Read more

GetTaxi: the smartphone app that brings the cabs to you

GetTaxi: the smartphone app that brings the cabs to you

By Dan Sung

Taking a black taxi in London is not cheap but now it can at least be convenient, thanks to good old technology. The app revolution has hit one of the oldest professions and one of the company’s that’s causing the biggest disturbances in the market... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Scrambls review (browser)

APP OF THE DAY: Scrambls review (browser)

By Dan Sung

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... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S III: TouchWiz UI explored

Samsung Galaxy S III: TouchWiz UI explored

By Dan Sung

The Samsung Galaxy S III has turned up with just as much a media storm as has followed it since we first got wind back in May 2011. Finally, we know what this Android superphone is all about.While a rundown of the hardware and specs is useful for an idea... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S III: the phone is actually watching you

Samsung Galaxy S III: the phone is actually watching you

By Dan Sung

The Samsung Galaxy S III is watching you. That’s what it does. It watches and it listens. It knows your face and it listens to your voice. And if that sounds creepy, wait until you hear what the latest Android superphone will do to your friends. “The... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S III: Review of rumours, features, pictures and specs

Samsung Galaxy S III: Review of rumours, features, pictures and specs

By Dan Sung

The Samsung Galaxy S 3 is one of the biggest gadgets of 2012. With its predecessor topping the Android charts in the previous year and pretty much sweeping up all the best mobile phone awards it could find, it’s of little surprise that the world has... Read more