Danny Brogan

Windows Phone 8 notification centre was planned, but Microsoft "ran out of time"

Windows Phone 8 notification centre was planned, but Microsoft "ran out of time"

By Danny Brogan

As the world gets used to Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 operating system, an increasingly common observation is the lack of notification centre. However, rather than being a deliberate ploy by Microsoft, it’s emerged that one was planned but the... Read more

New Sony PS4 dev kit now with developers, as further clues of what to expect emerge

New Sony PS4 dev kit now with developers, as further clues of what to expect emerge

By Danny Brogan

Sony’s new PlayStation 4 has taken a step closer to reality, with reports suggesting developers have been sent new dev kits in preparation for next year’s unveil.VG247 claims the “modified PC” is the second dev kit that has been sent to developers... Read more

Samsung: Over three million Samsung Galaxy Note 2 units sold

Samsung: Over three million Samsung Galaxy Note 2 units sold

By Danny Brogan

Samsung has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it has sold more than three million of its Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s worldwide in little over a month.The figures show that the device, which features a huge 5.5-inch display, has been an instant hit since arriving... Read more

Halo 4 goes on sale midnight 6 November, spectacular London stunt planned

Halo 4 goes on sale midnight 6 November, spectacular London stunt planned

By Danny Brogan

Fans of the eagerly awaited Halo 4 will be able to pick up a copy from more than 10,000 retail stores around the world when the game goes on sale at 12.01am on Tuesday, 6 November.Stores in more than 40 countries will open their doors early, when customers... Read more

Microsoft already testing its own smartphone, according to anonymous sources

Microsoft already testing its own smartphone, according to anonymous sources

By Danny Brogan

Since Windows Phone 8 was first revealed in June, Microsoft has been tipped to produce its own smartphone handset. According to reports, that day could be fast approaching.The Wall Street Journal has been told by anonymous sources that tests have already... Read more

Android now has 75 per cent of the smartphone market, according to Q3 results

Android now has 75 per cent of the smartphone market, according to Q3 results

By Danny Brogan

Three out of every four smartphones shipped between July and September was an Android device, according to a new report.IDC claims Google’s operating system now accounts for exactly 75 per cent of the smartphone market, with Apple’s iOS and the BlackBerry... Read more

iPad mini gets the teardown treatment, features a Samsung screen and stereo speakers

iPad mini gets the teardown treatment, features a Samsung screen and stereo speakers

By Danny Brogan

Despite reports to the contrary, Apple has continued to use Samsung glass displays in its new iPad mini, while the inclusion of stereo speakers has also been confirmed.The discovery was made when iFixit.com systematically took an iPad mini apart, examining... Read more

Sony financial results show company is still in the red, but improving

Sony financial results show company is still in the red, but improving

By Danny Brogan

Sony has posted its financial results for Q2 of the fiscal year and though the company is still operating at a loss, there are signs of improvement.During the period of July through to September, Sony lost $198 million. A huge number of course, but a... Read more

Coca-Cola's 'Work It Out Calculator' tells you how much exercise you need to do for every fizzy drink you consume

Coca-Cola's 'Work It Out Calculator' tells you how much exercise you need to do for every fizzy drink you consume

By Danny Brogan

Coca-Cola has launched a website that calculates how much exercise you need to do to compensate for every fizzy drink you consume.For example, one can of regular Coca-Cola – 139 calories - and the 'Work It Out Calculator' will inform you that you’ll... Read more

Apple ordered to amend Samsung non-apology, must republish on homepage

Apple ordered to amend Samsung non-apology, must republish on homepage

By Danny Brogan

Apple has been declared “non-compliant” by a UK court, regarding the company’s half-hearted apology to Samsung over its infringement case.The Cupertino outfit has now been given 48 hours to issue a new apology that must now sit on the homepage of... Read more

Windows Phone 8 SDK available to download, developers go go go

Windows Phone 8 SDK available to download, developers go go go

By Danny Brogan

Microsoft is inviting developers to get to work on apps and games built for the Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5 platforms, after making the software development kit (SDK) available to all.The Windows Phone Software Development Kit 8.0 can be downloaded... Read more

Cobook smart address book app coming to the iPhone

Cobook smart address book app coming to the iPhone

By Danny Brogan

Cobook, the “smart address book” that integrates all your social networks with contacts stored on your Mac, is coming to the iPhone.Interested customers are being invited to provide their email address on the Cobook iPhone page, with the company promising... Read more

Free Wi-Fi in all Toni&Guy salons thanks to O2

Free Wi-Fi in all Toni&Guy salons thanks to O2

By Danny Brogan

Toni&Guy hair salons are now providing customers with free Wi-Fi, after partnering with O2. The service is available no matter what network you are signed up to. The partnership will enable any of Toni&Guy’s 1.5 million customers to get online, browse... Read more

BlackBerry 10 all set for 2013 Q1 launch as over 50 operators start testing the OS

BlackBerry 10 all set for 2013 Q1 launch as over 50 operators start testing the OS

By Danny Brogan

RIM has reiterated that its new BlackBerry 10 operating system will debut in the first quarter of 2013, adding that more than 50 mobile networks across the globe have begun testing the OS. BlackBerry 10 was originally unveiled in May and was expected... Read more

iPad mini does have stereo speakers, disproving Amazon claims

iPad mini does have stereo speakers, disproving Amazon claims

By Danny Brogan

Apple has confirmed that its new iPad mini does indeed have stereo speakers, after Amazon listed the tablet device as sporting only a mono speaker.The clarification came in an email exchange between Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice-president of marketing,... Read more

MaKey MaKey kit turns everyday objects into actual computer controllers (video)

MaKey MaKey kit turns everyday objects into actual computer controllers (video)

By Danny Brogan

Fruit, Play-Doh, paper, humans, anything that can conduct the slightest electrical current can now be transformed into fully working gaming controllers with the aid of the MaKey MaKey Everyday Invention Kit. Short for "Make anything a Key", the MaKey... Read more

Nokia confirms it's opening up Nokia Drive to other Windows Phone 8 manufacturers

Nokia confirms it's opening up Nokia Drive to other Windows Phone 8 manufacturers

By Danny Brogan

Nokia has again said that its mapping solution Nokia Drive will be available to all Windows Phone 8 manufacturers.The Finnish manufacturer claimed back in June that all Windows Phone 8 devices would have Nokia Drive preinstalled.But on checking Pocket-lint’s... Read more

Intel is already working on 48-core chips, but don't expect them anytime soon

Intel is already working on 48-core chips, but don't expect them anytime soon

By Danny Brogan

Computer chip manufacturer Intel is already working on a 48-core processor, which would change the way we use smartphones and tablets.As well as its saving battery power - by assigning individual tasks to specific cores rather than having to share the... Read more

Tetris fan recreates gaming classic with an LED pumpkin (video)

Tetris fan recreates gaming classic with an LED pumpkin (video)

By Danny Brogan

No matter how creative you get with your pumpkin this Halloween, you won’t surpass Nathan Pryor, who has managed to turn his pumpkin into a working, LED-lit version of gaming classic Tetris.Using a total of 128 LED lights, 256 pieces of tubing, 313... Read more

Romeo & Juliet comes to life on the iPad with interactive Explore Shakespeare app

Romeo & Juliet comes to life on the iPad with interactive Explore Shakespeare app

By Danny Brogan

Shakespeare is coming to the iPad in a series of interactive apps that delves into the very heart of some of the playwright's most famous works.The Explore Shakespeare series begins with Rome and Juliet, and Macbeth, both of which provide in-depth plot... Read more

O2 Nexus 4 release date, prices and details confirmed

O2 Nexus 4 release date, prices and details confirmed

By Danny Brogan

O2 has officially confirmed that the new Nexus 4 will be arriving exclusively to the network for a limited time only, as Pocket-lint reported earlier this week.Arriving in store on Tuesday 13 November, the handset - which is manufactured by LG and comes... Read more

YouView update rolled out, brings with it surround sound, faster start-up times and more

YouView update rolled out, brings with it surround sound, faster start-up times and more

By Danny Brogan

YouView has begun rolling out an update that will introduce an array of new features to all of its TV set-top boxes. Customers will now be able to fire up their box quicker, whether in standby mode or switched off, while the auto-standby setting can... Read more

Microsoft: Four million Windows 8 upgrades in just three days

Microsoft: Four million Windows 8 upgrades in just three days

By Danny Brogan

Microsoft has announced that four million customers paid for a Windows 8 upgrade in the first three days of the new operating system becoming available. Speaking at the Microsoft BUILD conference, Steve Ballmer, CEO, said that Windows 8 was proving more... Read more

Sky Go customers can now access FX shows, including Dexter, True Blood and The Walking Dead

Sky Go customers can now access FX shows, including Dexter, True Blood and The Walking Dead

By Danny Brogan

Sky Go customers are in for a treat after the broadcaster announced that shows from the FX channel are now available to watch on the go. Shows such as Dexter, True Blood and American Horror Story: Asylum will all be available to watch any time on subscribers'... Read more

Aves unveils series of digital Bluetooth wireless speakers

Aves unveils series of digital Bluetooth wireless speakers

By Danny Brogan

The new Aves range of digital Bluetooth speakers comes in an array of different shapes and sizes, providing an eclectic choice of wireless devices.Three speaker systems have been unveiled by the audio manufacturer, all of which support Bluetooth 3.0 technology... Read more

Microsoft: Sorry for European Surface delays, here's a gift card

Microsoft: Sorry for European Surface delays, here's a gift card

By Danny Brogan

Microsoft has apologised to European customers who had pre-ordered the new Surface tablet for an October 26 delivery, only to be left disappointed and empty-handed.As a means of making it up to them, Microsoft will give every customer who was affected... Read more

EE 4G network now live in the UK

EE 4G network now live in the UK

By Danny Brogan

The UK can now enjoy 4G network speeds on its mobile devices, so long as you're a customer of EE. Oh and residing in one of 11 UK cities.The service, which brings the fastest network speeds the UK has seen, has gone live in London, Bristol, Birmingham,... Read more

BBC iPlayer now on Sky+

BBC iPlayer now on Sky+

By Danny Brogan

The BBC iPlayer is now available to Sky customers through their Sky+ boxes, joining other terrestrial catch-up services from ITV and Channel Five.Viewers will be able to catch up on their favourite BBC shows, such as Doctor Who and Strictly Come Dancing,... Read more

Google Play to sell music in the UK from 13 November

Google Play to sell music in the UK from 13 November

By Danny Brogan

Google is to start selling music on its Google Play Store, providing an iTunes equivalent for Android devices, in the UK and Europe.From 13 November, customers in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain will be able to buy tracks direct from their Android... Read more

Snug Headphones emblazoned with classic 'I Love New York' logo

Snug Headphones emblazoned with classic 'I Love New York' logo

By Danny Brogan

Fans of New York can now express their affection for the Big Apple by donning the Snug I Love New York headphones, complete with iconic logo.With New York preparing itself for Hurricane Sandy, Snug - a British company - has secured licensing for the logo,... Read more

EXCLUSIVE: O2 secures Nexus 4 for one month, celebrates by giving away LG TVs

EXCLUSIVE: O2 secures Nexus 4 for one month, celebrates by giving away LG TVs

By Danny Brogan

O2 will be the only UK operator selling the Nexus 4 for the first month of the handset going on sale, with the first 100 customers to buy the phone each receiving a free LG television.The exclusive deal was confirmed to Pocket-lint by O2 and will see... Read more

Google Nexus 4 now official, available 13 November

Google Nexus 4 now official, available 13 November

By Danny Brogan

The Google Nexus 4 has been officially confirmed by LG and Google, despite Google’s decision to postpone its New York press event following the threat posed by Hurricane Sandy.The handset, which is available from next month, will run on an update Android... Read more

Nook Simple Touch GlowLight and Nook Simple Touch now on sale in UK retailers

Nook Simple Touch GlowLight and Nook Simple Touch now on sale in UK retailers

By Danny Brogan

UK consumers can now get their hands on Nook’s line of E Ink eReader devices, with the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight and Nook Simple Touch arriving in major retail stores. The Nook Simple Touch GlowLight features an E Ink display with a built-in reading... Read more

New ITV Player goes live, rent archive footage ad-free

New ITV Player goes live, rent archive footage ad-free

By Danny Brogan

ITV’s decision to offer paid for content ad-free on its ITV Player service has come into effect, allowing consumers to rent shows from the TV channel’s archives, as well as still being able to catch up on recent shows for free.Episodes from classic... Read more

Philips hue LED bulb illuminates your home via your smartphone or tablet

Philips hue LED bulb illuminates your home via your smartphone or tablet

By Danny Brogan

Philips has unveiled a new light bulb that could revolutionise the way in which we illuminate our homes, by enabling you to pick and choose the colour, brightness levels and time they should switch on and off, all through your mobile device.The Philips... Read more

Nexus 4 found in San Francisco bar, Google sent on wild goose chase to retrieve

Nexus 4 found in San Francisco bar, Google sent on wild goose chase to retrieve

By Danny Brogan

What is it about flagship phones turning up in bars before their official launch? The Nexus 4 is the latest handset to be found in a drinking establishment, supposedly left in the San Francisco bar by a Google employee.The Nexus 4, made by LG, was scheduled... Read more

Vodafone launches global NFC service in a bid to increase contactless payments via mobile

Vodafone launches global NFC service in a bid to increase contactless payments via mobile

By Danny Brogan

Contactless payments with your mobile phone could soon become far more common, after Vodafone announced it was launching a global NFC service.The operator has chosen Gemalto, a digital security firm, to help it deploy NFC services to various Vodafone... Read more

Nexus 4 manual leaked on LG's official website, reveals wireless charging

Nexus 4 manual leaked on LG's official website, reveals wireless charging

By Danny Brogan

Further clues to what we can expect from the Nexus 4 have emerged, after the phone’s manual appeared on LG’s official UK and Australian websites.Google has been forced to postpone its Nexus event in New York, following the impending arrival of Hurricane... Read more

Sony Reader Store opens a virtual book club for US customers

Sony Reader Store opens a virtual book club for US customers

By Danny Brogan

Sony is offering its US Reader Store customers the chance to chat with authors as well as each other, online in a virtual book club. Each month the Sony Readers Book Club will designate an eBook for all participants to read. They will then be given a... Read more

Apple plans online streaming radio service for early 2013

Apple plans online streaming radio service for early 2013

By Danny Brogan

Apple is said to be in advanced talks with major record labels about introducing a new online radio streaming service.It’s thought a deal could be struck by mid-November, with the service launching early next year. According to Bloomberg, the service... Read more

Nokia no longer top 5 smartphone manufacturer, as Samsung and Apple march on

Nokia no longer top 5 smartphone manufacturer, as Samsung and Apple march on

By Danny Brogan

Nokia’s precarious position in the smartphone market has been confirmed after its falling out of the top five list of smartphone manufacturers. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) and based on the latest Q3 financial reports, Nokia... Read more

Nexus 10 photos posted to Google+ by Google chief

Nexus 10 photos posted to Google+ by Google chief

By Danny Brogan

Two photographs allegedly taken with the yet to be announced Nexus 10 tablet have been posted on Google+.Vic Gundotra, senior vice-president of engineering at Google, has listed the two images on his Google+ profile page. While he makes no immediate reference... Read more

Windows 8 Store will sell adult-rated games in UK, after Microsoft reverses decision

Windows 8 Store will sell adult-rated games in UK, after Microsoft reverses decision

By Danny Brogan

Games such as Skyrim, Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed and Max Payne will be available to buy through the Windows 8 Store after all, following Microsoft’s decision to relax what content could and couldn’t be sold in the UK. Previously, Windows App... Read more

Vodafone launches 4G Promise, knocks 70 per cent off existing contract for customers who upgrade

Vodafone launches 4G Promise, knocks 70 per cent off existing contract for customers who upgrade

By Danny Brogan

Vodafone will attempt to persuade its customers to upgrade to its 4G network next spring by knocking 70 per cent off their remaining contract. The Vodafone 4G Promise will see customers exchange any phone they have on an existing contract (so long as... Read more

Apple publishes Samsung apology on its site... But doesn't apologise

Apple publishes Samsung apology on its site... But doesn't apologise

By Danny Brogan

Apple has published what can only be described as a non-apology to Samsung, despite the UK court ruling that that the Galaxy Tab range did not copy the iPad. Following the ruling, Apple was told it would have to run a public notice on its website for... Read more

Samsung posts record profits, 58 million handsets shipped

Samsung posts record profits, 58 million handsets shipped

By Danny Brogan

For the fourth consecutive quarter Samsung has posted record profits, this time a whopping $7.4 billion (£460 billion). This figure means Samsung’s profits have doubled from this time last year. A large part of this is down to the success of Samsung’s... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update now available for unlocked phones

Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update now available for unlocked phones

By Danny Brogan

Samsung has begun rolling out the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update to unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III handsets, fulfilling its promise to unhappy customers.The update is available both via Kies and over-the-air (OTA), though there are reports of queues for... Read more

LG to ditch Google in favour of Open webOS Smart TV

LG to ditch Google in favour of Open webOS Smart TV

By Danny Brogan

It would appear LG has all but given up on Google’s sluggish venture into Smart TVs, instead turning its attention to a new Open webOS platform.According to webOS Nation, LG has been working with Gram (formerly Palm) as it looks to re-establish its... Read more

iPad mini: Where to get it

iPad mini: Where to get it

By Danny Brogan

So you’ve seen it (or at least read about it) and now you want it. So where exactly can you get hold of the iPad mini?While some retailers and operators have been forthcoming in the fact that they will be stocking the iPad mini, with others it’s more... Read more

iPad mini and iPad 4 confirmed to work on EE 4G in UK

iPad mini and iPad 4 confirmed to work on EE 4G in UK

By Danny Brogan

EE has announced that both the new iPad mini and the iPad 4 will be available on its 4G network when the two Apple devices arrive next month.It may not come as the biggest surprise – EE is the only UK network currently capable of providing 4G network... Read more