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

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

By Hunter Skipworth

Utter the words stop motion animation and the likes of Morph and Wallace and Gromit should instantly spring to mind. The process has been gracing our television sets for years, but what about our mobile phones? Zynga's new app ClayJam looks unlike any... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: YPlan - London review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: YPlan - London review (iOS)

By Hunter Skipworth

The smartphone really has become the hub of our social lives. Everything from Facebook conversations to photos are posted and shared on the device. But what about going out? There are a lot of apps out there that promise to keep you posted, but most overload... Read more

Customisable Christmas: Laptop accessories

Customisable Christmas: Laptop accessories

By Hunter Skipworth

A laptop already makes for pretty unbeatable gift to find in your Christmas stocking, but with Pocket-lint’s customisable Christmas we think you can go one better by coming up with something truly unique.Even if the gift's recipient is already sorted... Read more

Far Cry 3
5.0 stars

Far Cry 3

By Hunter Skipworth

The last Far Cry promised so much, but never quite delivered. Ambitious as some of Rockstar's best, it missed the mark where the open world masters have succeeded. Numerous glitches and a repetitive gameplay style were its main faults.With Far Cry 3,... Read more

Customisable Christmas: Mobile phone accessories

Customisable Christmas: Mobile phone accessories

By Hunter Skipworth

Every tech-lover will have something smartphone related on their wish lists this Christmas. A new phone is certainly an exciting thing to find in your stocking, but why not make it even more special?Customisable Christmas at Pocket-lint is all about doing... Read more

Customisable Christmas: Sports accessories

Customisable Christmas: Sports accessories

By Hunter Skipworth

Fitness fans might have a shiny new set of trainers waiting for them under the Christmas tree. Who knows, swimming trunks, socks or even a bike could be order of the day, it all depends what they have asked Santa for.Customisable Christmas at Pocket-lint... Read more

Nixon The Stylus headphones pictures and hands-on

Nixon The Stylus headphones pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Nixon has been doing headphones for a while, but none has ever particularly impressed. They fall into the looks-over-quality department, alongside the likes of Skullcandy and WESC.Nixon's latest set, The Stylus, promises to bring decent looks and sound... Read more

Ford Fiesta (2013) pictures and hands-on

Ford Fiesta (2013) pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

The Ford Fiesta is a bit of a staple of the car world. Affordable, reliable and fun, it has been planting smiles on the face of the average motorist for 36 years. Back in 2008, Ford gave the car a major refresh, with a new set of punchy colours and a... Read more

AQ Audio SmartSpeaker
4.0 stars

AQ Audio SmartSpeaker

By Hunter Skipworth

The affordable all-in-one AirPlay speaker is becoming a bit of a trend. The likes of Pure with its Jongo and Logitech’s UE speaker have both been bringing wireless audio to the Pocket-lint labs. Next up is the AQ Audio Smartspeaker, which promises superior... Read more

Customisable Christmas: Tablet accessories

Customisable Christmas: Tablet accessories

By Hunter Skipworth

The tablet is going to be top of many a Christmas list this year. An iPad mini or Nexus 7 is exciting, but why not throw in a few specially made accessories for your loved ones' presents?This being Customisable Christmas at Pocket-lint, we have just the... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Clear review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Clear review (iOS)

By Hunter Skipworth

The iPhone has plenty of productivity apps but few are as simple, straightforward and easy to use as Clear. For us, it betters even the built-in Apple applications that come with the phone.Why exactly? Because this app keeps things so incredibly simple.... Read more

Customisable Christmas: Kitchen gadgets

Customisable Christmas: Kitchen gadgets

By Hunter Skipworth

Kitchen gadgets have been around for a long time: clever bottle openers, funky knife blocks and colourful place mats all make great stocking fillers.But why not take a leaf out of Pocket-lint’s Customisable Christmas book and get a specially made kitchen... Read more

Customisable Christmas: Digital camera accessories

Customisable Christmas: Digital camera accessories

By Hunter Skipworth

Christmas Day for a camera fan - aside from the fact that Santa rarely surprises you with that Leica M9 you have always dreamt of - isn’t particularly exciting. Memory cards are order of the day, with the possibility of a few packs of printer paper... Read more

Customisable Christmas: Gifts for gamers

Customisable Christmas: Gifts for gamers

By Hunter Skipworth

Buying a gift for a gamer is not as easy as it might sound. They already have a games console and they'll have pre-ordered that AAA game title long before the tree has been bought or the turkey ordered. If you want to be canny this year, it's time for... Read more

New UK mobile network The People's Operator aims to be ethical

New UK mobile network The People's Operator aims to be ethical

By Hunter Skipworth

A new charity-based mobile phone network has launched in the UK. The People's Operator wants to appeal to the altruistically minded, aiming to offer a quarter of its profits to charity. The network has been co-founded by Andrew Rosenfeld, the man responsible... Read more

Call of Duty: Black Ops II
5.0 stars

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

By Hunter Skipworth

As with so many long-running franchises, we found ourselves wondering what Black Ops II could bring to the party that hadn't already appeared in one of the other Call of Duty games. We wouldn't have been too surprised if it had been much of the same. This... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: iCueda v2 review

APP OF THE DAY: iCueda v2 review

By Hunter Skipworth

We would like to think, given that we remain a fairly young crowd at Pocket-lint, that our memory isn't completely gone. iCueda however has proved us wrong.Here is a fiendishly difficult app, which asks you to do something as simple as copy patterns briefly... Read more

Best home entertainment device 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best home entertainment device 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

By Hunter Skipworth

AirPlay, Spotify and DLNA all made significant changes to the way people listen to music in 2012. The technologies started to appear in pieces of Hi-Fi hardware, reducing the need for laptop-connected cables and even the iPhone dock.There was certainly... Read more

Turtle Beach Ear Force Sierra pictures and hands-on

Turtle Beach Ear Force Sierra pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Turtle Beach has quite a reputation among gamers for being the go-to guy when it comes to headsets. They aren't cheap, but for serious game fanatics, the payout is usually worth it. With Call of Duty: Black Ops II now hitting the shelves, Turtle Beach... Read more

Best Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 deals

Best Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 deals

By Hunter Skipworth

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is out. For those who already have it, say goodbye to your social lives. If you don’t, you'd better get a move on because this game is going to sell out quick sharp.Most are used to paying the standard £39.99 for a game, but... Read more

Best game 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best game 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

By Hunter Skipworth

Most games consoles might have been fairly long in the tooth by 2012, but like a leather-faced kung-fu master they all proved they were adept beyond their age.Developers stunned us with the performances they squeezed from the Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2012.... Read more

LG 50PM970T
4.0 stars

LG 50PM970T

By Hunter Skipworth

A good plasma TV can transform your home cinema into an experience that rivals that of the movies. The subtle colours and deep blacks they offer form a contrast to the bright and vibrant world of the LED TV.They aren’t cheap, though: a top of the line... Read more

Best app 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best app 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

By Hunter Skipworth

The humble app has been enriching our smartphone lives for some years now, and 2012 was no different. In a testament to the constant fresh thinking of the app designer, we were never stumped in finding something exciting for App of the Day in 2012.But... Read more

iPad mini or Nexus 7: Which is best for you?

iPad mini or Nexus 7: Which is best for you?

By Hunter Skipworth

Cheap and more than cheerful, the world of affordable tablets means now everyone can get in on a slice of slab action. Right now, the two tech big boys that are Google and Apple are fighting it out for the money in your pocket.But which tablet should... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Spider: The secret of Bryce Manor review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Spider: The secret of Bryce Manor review (iOS)

By Hunter Skipworth

Spider: The secret of Bryce Manor, gets back to basics. It reminds us what made apps so great in the first place, giving you a simple pick up and play game that you can enjoy for five minutes or for an hour.It is also free right now on the App Store,... Read more

Halo 4
4.5 stars

Halo 4

By Hunter Skipworth

The original Halo game practically made the Xbox. Master Chief’s unmissable escapades have been solid throughout the series’ history, steered along smoothly by developer Bungie. The now nearly legendary developer has moved on to pastures new, leaving... Read more

Assassin’s Creed III
5.0 stars

Assassin’s Creed III

By Hunter Skipworth

Concluding what has to be one of the longest spanning storylines in videogame history, Assassin’s Creed III is the game fans of the series have been waiting for.Set during the American Revolution, a period very rarely featured in games, Assassin’s... Read more

Windows Phone 8: The phones to buy

Windows Phone 8: The phones to buy

By Hunter Skipworth

Windows Phone 8 is just here and manufacturers are starting to tell us what plans they have in store for the new Microsoft mobile operating system.We already have a fairly meaty breakdown of the Windows Phone 8 software itself here but what about the... Read more

Windows 8 beginner tips: Where's the Control Panel and more

Windows 8 beginner tips: Where's the Control Panel and more

By Hunter Skipworth

Steve Ballmer might have been bouncing about on stage with excitement at the Windows 8 launch, but we know not everything the big B touches is magic. Microsoft has thrown a lot out the Windows (sorry, we had to) with the new operating system, making it... Read more

Best home entertainment device 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders

Best home entertainment device 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders

By Hunter Skipworth

It’s that time again: start voting for your nominations for the 9th Pocket-lint awards. The best home entertainment category is always fun, being full of all sort of different kit. Whether it be docks, surround sound systems or even headphones, there... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Kumo Lumo review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Kumo Lumo review (iOS)

By Hunter Skipworth

Keep it simple is clearly the motto driving Kumo Lumo. A game that doesn't ask you to do much, but delivers plenty to keep you hooked.The app follows Kumo Lumo, a cloud that you drag about the screen with your finger, while you try to stop the earth falling... Read more

Best game 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders

Best game 2012: 9th Pocket-lint awards contenders

By Hunter Skipworth

It is time to start cooking up your vote for what you think should be in the running for the best game of 2012. Gamers were spoilt for choice this year with more great titles than we can remember. Everything from the Xbox, PS3 even to app games, was jam-packed... Read more

MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display release date and specifications

MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display release date and specifications

By Hunter Skipworth

Apple has, as expected, rolled out a 13-inch version of its Retina display-touting MacBook Pro. Along with a new display, the new laptop also has more powerful internals and a few other clever design tweaks over its normal 13-inch cousin.So how does it... Read more

iPad mini release date and specifications

iPad mini release date and specifications

By Hunter Skipworth

It’s not as if we didn’t see this one coming, but yes, Apple has unveiled a new, smaller iPad. Called the iPad mini, it is the long-awaited product for Apple fans with small hands or small pockets.But what do you get with the new iPad mini? When is... Read more

Apple press conference 23 October: What we're expecting to see

Apple press conference 23 October: What we're expecting to see

By Hunter Skipworth

Apple set our speculative senses tingling when event invitations were sent out last week with the words, “We’ve got a little more to show you” emblazoned on the bottom.Could it be the long-rumoured iPad mini? Or perhaps something completely different?... Read more

Windows 8: Which edition is for me?

Windows 8: Which edition is for me?

By Hunter Skipworth

Windows 8 is due to launch on 26 October in several different flavours, each offering something different.Confusingly, there is a tablet-only version, in the form of Windows RT, and then multiple forms of Windows 8, which is tablet and desktop compatible.... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Battle Nations review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Battle Nations review (iOS)

By Hunter Skipworth

If you were ever witness to the joys of Advance Wars on the GameBoy Advance, then Battle Nations is going to feel like a blast from the past.Combining turn-based warfare with upgradable vehicles and an addictive gameplay style that makes for great pick... Read more

How do I upgrade to Windows 8?

How do I upgrade to Windows 8?

By Hunter Skipworth

After a lengthy wait, the time has finally come for the world to get its hands on Windows 8. Not everyone is going to be installing it clean on a brand new PC, though. A lot of people will be looking to upgrade. So how do you upgrade to Windows 8?For... Read more

What is Xbox Music?

What is Xbox Music?

By Hunter Skipworth

The Xbox is rapidly becoming the go-to entertainment hub for the living room. It has nearly every base covered, with video from sources such as iPlayer and Sky Go, to movie rentals from the Zune marketplace. But what about music?Enter Xbox Music, Microsoft’s... Read more

Medal of Honor Warfighter preview

Medal of Honor Warfighter preview

By Hunter Skipworth

Medal of Honor has been gradually edging its way back to great things for a few years now. Next in line to try to steal the Call of Duty crown: Medal of Honor Warfighter.Resting on the graphical laurels of Battlefield 3's Frostbite 2 engine, on the screen... Read more

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 preview

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 preview

By Hunter Skipworth

Pocket-lint was recently asked how best to describe Black Ops 2. This got us thinking about what really defines it in the gargantuan franchise, other than that it is set in the future. To the already experienced Call of Duty player, it is a game with... Read more

Apple iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S III: Which is best for you?

Apple iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S III: Which is best for you?

By Hunter Skipworth

When it comes to upgrading your phone, there's one very big question that most people have: iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S III? Answering it is not easy.Choosing between the flagship Android and Apple phones is a tough decision and one you're going to have... Read more

Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx pictures and hands-on

Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Not only has Lenovo just released the shape-shifting IdeaPad Yoga range, the Chinese laptop giant has also pushed out a new tablet and keyboard combo, called the IdeaTab Lynx.Touting one of the new dual-core Intel Atom mobile processors, it runs also... Read more

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga pictures and hands-on

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Lenovo's Windows 8 line-up is definitely different. The new IdeaPad Yoga works like an Ultrabook and tablet combo, folding in all sorts of clever ways so you can use it in either form.Open the Yoga up and it looks exactly like any other Ultrabook: the... Read more

Pure Jongo multiroom speaker pictures and hands-on

Pure Jongo multiroom speaker pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Pure has come up with a rather clever multi-room music solution with the Jongo S340B speaker. The speaker is designed to be portable and affordable, so you can put music in each room of your house while controlling it using the Pure app.It is the first... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Manga-Camera review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Manga-Camera review (iOS)

By Hunter Skipworth

A lot of camera apps promise plenty but don't deliver much. The idea behind Manga-Camera is so simple, we really weren't convinced on downloading it that it could be much fun. One look at the app page and the comic style photos it seems to create appear... Read more

Far Cry 3 preview

Far Cry 3 preview

By Hunter Skipworth

Far Cry 3 certainly does things differently. In just 20 minutes of playtime we had taken a load of magic mushrooms, blown away a pack of tigers with a shotgun and flown a paraglider directly into a man's face.Traditionally a game about the open world,... Read more

Pure goes multi-room with new Jongo speaker and updated app

Pure goes multi-room with new Jongo speaker and updated app

By Hunter Skipworth

Pure has rolled out a new speaker and app update that will bring multi-room audio capabilities to its products. Called the Jongo - or s340b for those who are fans of complex product names - the square wireless-capable speaker does some rather clever things.It... Read more

BBC iPlayer Radio app pictures and hands-on

BBC iPlayer Radio app pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

BBC has just launched its new iPlayer Radio desktop site, with the accompanying app set to arrive in the Apple App store by tomorrow morning. The app is an entirely separate experience to the iPlayer video counterpart and is built from the ground up to... Read more

Alienware M17x R4
4.0 stars

Alienware M17x R4

By Hunter Skipworth

Alienware has been flying the flag for gamers for a while now. While its hardware isn’t exactly cheap, for those serious about PC gaming, it is one of the go-to brands.The M17x sits right at the top of the company’s line-up. With a 17-inch screen,... Read more