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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Nexus 4: Carphone Warehouse pre-order page reveals specifications and details ahead of launch
Nexus 4: Carphone Warehouse pre-order page reveals specifications and details ahead of launch By Danny Brogan

The Nexus 4 has been revealed inadvertently by Carphone Warehouse ahead of Google’s big 29 October launch in New York.The listing provides details of all the specs, many of which match those that have leaked this past month, while the image is of the... Read more

Skype 6.0 update arrives, now log in through your Microsoft and Facebook accounts
Skype 6.0 update arrives, now log in through your Microsoft and Facebook accounts By Danny Brogan

Skype 6.0 for Macs and Windows desktop PCs is now available, making it easier to sign up and communicate with friends and family across multiple social media platforms.The update allows users to sign up to Skype through their Facebook or Microsoft accounts,... Read more

LG Nexus 4 press image leaked
LG Nexus 4 press image leaked By Danny Brogan

A new image purporting to be the LG Nexus 4 has been leaked online, and we’re inclined to believe it’s the real deal.Google is hosting a press event in New York on 29 October, when the company is expected to unveil, among other products, the LG Nexus... Read more

Facebook on the wane? Don't you believe it as shares soar following Q3 results
Facebook on the wane? Don't you believe it as shares soar following Q3 results By Danny Brogan

Despite reports to the contrary, all seems rosy in the Facebook garden after the social networking giant posted its Q3 financial results, which in turn saw its shares rise by 9.8 per cent on Wall Street. Revenue for the company is now at $1.26 billion,... Read more

Apple shocks everyone with iPad 4, adds 4G connectivity for UK
Apple shocks everyone with iPad 4, adds 4G connectivity for UK By Danny Brogan

Apple has unexpectedly revealed a fourth-generation iPad called, well, the iPad 4.It features an upgraded A6X CPU, and Apple claims the iPad 4’s new processor will double both the CPU performance and the graphics performance of the previous A5X CPU... Read more

Brit Spotify rival Rara.com goes Windows 8 and iOS
Brit Spotify rival Rara.com goes Windows 8 and iOS By Danny Brogan

Music streaming service Rara.com is increasing its presence by launching iOS and Windows 8 apps, as well as updating its Android and web offerings.Rara.com, a UK rival to Spotify, has also expanded its service to 27 countries, while select Lenovo Windows... Read more

Thousands of Android apps fail to protect personal data, say scientists
Thousands of Android apps fail to protect personal data, say scientists By Danny Brogan

Millions of Android users are susceptible to having their personal data accessed due to lack of protection, scientists have revealed.The BBC reports that more than 13,500 Android apps were tested, with nearly eight per cent failing to protect users’... Read more

Samsung serves divorce papers on Apple, will no longer supply display tech
Samsung serves divorce papers on Apple, will no longer supply display tech By Danny Brogan

Samsung will no longer provide Apple with LCD panels, ending a long-standing partnership and increasing an already bitter rivalry between the two technology giants. The Korean manufacturer has been the main provider of liquid crystal display panels for... Read more

LG Nexus 4 October 29 arrival confirmed by LG, ships to India in November
LG Nexus 4 October 29 arrival confirmed by LG, ships to India in November By Danny Brogan

A senior LG exec has spilled the beans on the LG Nexus 4, confirming in an interview that it will be unveiled officially at Google’s 29 October event.While we had a strong inkling this would be the case, Amit Gujral, LG’s mobile product planning lead... Read more

Memoto's camera continuously photographs your life without you even knowing
Memoto's camera continuously photographs your life without you even knowing By Danny Brogan

As small as a postage stamp, the Memoto Camera automatically captures photographs every 30 seconds, recording snippets from your daily life so no memory is ever forgotten. If it all sounds a little cheesy, that’s because it is, but that’s not to... Read more

LG shows off Windows 8 sliding tablet and 24-inch all-in-one PC
LG shows off Windows 8 sliding tablet and 24-inch all-in-one PC By Danny Brogan

A tablet that features a slide-out keyboard and a PC that sports a 24-inch touch display have been demoed by LG as part of the Korean manufacturer’s foray into the world of Windows 8.The LG H160 is something of a hybrid device, at first appearing to... Read more

Daley Thompson's Decathlon game resurrected for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets
Daley Thompson's Decathlon game resurrected for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets By Danny Brogan

Daley Thompson’s Decathlon, the classic 8-bit sporting simulator game, has been re-released on the Android and iOS platforms.If you’re of a certain age, chances are you spent many a school holiday, weekend, half hour before dinner, bashing the keys... Read more

Vodafone Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S III now available
Vodafone Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S III now available By Danny Brogan

Vodafone has followed Three by becoming the second operator to begin rolling out the Android 4.1 update to customers who have the Samsung Galaxy S III. Pocket-lint has spoken to Vodafone, which confirmed the roll-out had started and would be a staggered... Read more

Samsung Nexus 10 tablet arriving with Android 4.2 at Google 29 October event
Samsung Nexus 10 tablet arriving with Android 4.2 at Google 29 October event By Danny Brogan

An internal video has been circulated around Google detailing which devices and software will be unveiled at the company’s New York 29 October event.Topping the bill is confirmation of a Samsung-built 10-inch tablet, codenamed “Manta”, but more... Read more

Sony announces Jelly Bean update for Xperia range, not here until 2013
Sony announces Jelly Bean update for Xperia range, not here until 2013 By Danny Brogan

Good news and bad news from Sony today. The good news is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is coming to its latest range of Xperia handsets. The bad news: it won’t be here until 2013.Writing on its official blog, Sony Mobile confirmed that the Sony Xperia T, Sony... Read more

Apple update removes Java plugin for all OS X Mac browsers
Apple update removes Java plugin for all OS X Mac browsers By Danny Brogan

Apple’s latest OS X update for its Mac computers removes a Java plug-in from all Mac-compatible web browsers.Fans of Java will still be able to use Java-based apps within their browsers but will need to download the official Oracle Java software independently... Read more

Microsoft posts disappointing financial results ahead of Windows 8 launch
Microsoft posts disappointing financial results ahead of Windows 8 launch By Danny Brogan

Microsoft has published its financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2013, posting a revenue of $16.01 billion (£9.96 billion).The figures mean the company has seen an 8 per cent fall from the same period last year, and falls below the $16.42... Read more

New Samsung Chromebook announced, starts at £230
New Samsung Chromebook announced, starts at £230 By Danny Brogan

Google and Samsung have again joined forces to produce a new Chromebook. But here’s the thing: this one’s cheaper, lighter and intended for all the family.The Samsung Chromebook will begin retailing on 26 October from Amazon and PC World - that’s... Read more

Lomography Belair X 6-12 cameras bring back the bellows to print photography
Lomography Belair X 6-12 cameras bring back the bellows to print photography By Danny Brogan

Those iconic camera folk at Lomography are at it again, this time delivering a camera that is capable of capturing photos in three different formats.The Lomography Belair X 6-12 can take regular 6x9 snaps, square 6x6 or 6x12 panoramic shots. The interchangeable... Read more

Three Jelly Bean Samsung Galaxy S III update rolls-out
Three Jelly Bean Samsung Galaxy S III update rolls-out By Danny Brogan

Samsung Galaxy S III users who bought their handset from the Three network can now update to the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.After Three confirmed its arrival, Pocket-lint has indeed updated our own Samsung Galaxy S III over the air... Read more

Newsweek to become all-digital in 2013, renamed Newsweek Global
Newsweek to become all-digital in 2013, renamed Newsweek Global By Danny Brogan

Newsweek is retiring its print edition after 80 years and investing all its energies into an all-digital format.The announcement came in a joint statement published on The Daily Beast website from Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast and Newsweek,... Read more

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