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First five Wii U games
First five Wii U games By Hunter Skipworth

The Wii U will be top of many a Christmas list this year. But Nintendo’s tablet-based console isn’t going to be much use without a game or two - or five, for that matter.Unboxed, hooked up and ready to go, what sort of discs should your Wii U be swallowing... Read more

The first five iPad mini apps to download
The first five iPad mini apps to download By Hunter Skipworth

The iPad mini isn’t complete without a good selection of apps to play with. Follow this list and you can devote more time to eating the Christmas pud and less browsing the innards of the app store.Below are Pocket-lint’s five must download apps for... Read more

First five Nexus 7 apps to download
First five Nexus 7 apps to download By Hunter Skipworth

So you've ripped open the wrapping paper and flipped the lid on your brand new Nexus 7. You turn it on, only to stare at the vast emptiness that is the Android home screen.Soon this void will be filled with all the wonderous apps that Google Play has... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Photostream review (Windows Phone 8)
APP OF THE DAY: Photostream review (Windows Phone 8) By Hunter Skipworth

Windows Phone 8 has a clever tweak in that it updates its lock screen using different images from Bing every day. It keeps your phone feeling fresh every time you take it out of your pocket.The idea behind Photostream is to take things one further and... Read more

Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing Transformed (Wii U)
4.0 stars Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing Transformed (Wii U) By Hunter Skipworth

Sonic has had a real return to form recently. Once a great childhood hero, the blue hedgehog lost nearly all of his credibility after a series of poor titles. We still approach anything that features the hedgehog with a degree of hesitation, but following... Read more

The best ways to stream your Christmas movies
The best ways to stream your Christmas movies By Hunter Skipworth

Top off the 2012 on-demand trend by doing things a touch different with your Christmas movies. This year, rather than being bound to the television at certain times of the day, why not stream your Christmas entertainment whenever you have time?There are... Read more

Who is offering BlackBerry 10 from day one?
Who is offering BlackBerry 10 from day one? By Hunter Skipworth

BlackBerry's latest and hopefully (for the company) it's greatest operating system, BlackBerry 10, has now been confirmed as being stocked by most major UK networks.Leaks and rumours have all pointed to launch day stock and now mobile networks have started... Read more

What happens when you click buy on Amazon
What happens when you click buy on Amazon By Hunter Skipworth

There are moments in life where the sheer scale of something knocks you off your feet: The Pyramids at Giza, Machu Picchu in Peru, and little known to some, the Amazon Fulfilment Centre just off the M1.Chances are, you don’t have a brick from one of... Read more

ZombiU
4.0 stars ZombiU By Hunter Skipworth

At launch, there were only really two Wii U exclusive titles worth getting excited about: New Super Mario Bros U and ZombiU. The latter we have been playing for a good while now, with Mario now safely completed and put to bed.ZombiU has left us torn.... Read more

Google Maps for iPhone explored
Google Maps for iPhone explored By Hunter Skipworth

It has been a long time coming, but Google Maps for iPhone has finally arrived. Promising to fix all of our directional woes, the new app brings turn-by-turn navigation, Street View and all of Google’s other mapping niceties back to the iPhone.It's... Read more

New-look Flickr iPhone app pictures and hands-on
New-look Flickr iPhone app pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

Flickr has given its iPhone app a much needed update. A new-look UI, better camera app and improved sharing and uploading options make it a real photo contender for the iPhone. The app uses pages of photo grids to bring the vast amount of images available... Read more

What is UltraViolet? And how to use it
What is UltraViolet? And how to use it By Hunter Skipworth

You might already own a Blu-ray Disc or DVD with the UltraViolet logo on it or there might be movies on your Christmas list that will come with it.Designed to bring you even more formats on which to view your movie purchase, UltraViolet is an added bonus... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City review (iPhone, iPad, Android)
APP OF THE DAY: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City review (iPhone, iPad, Android) By Hunter Skipworth

It seems like only yesterday that we were tearing down the waterfront in GTA: Vice City, attempting to do the longest wheelie known to man on a scooter. The thing is, it wasn't yesterday, that was 10 years ago.To celebrate, Rockstar has released Grand... Read more

New look YouTube explored
New look YouTube explored By Hunter Skipworth

YouTube has changed its look and feel to get rid of distractions and emphasise the content being watched. A few new aesthetic changes and added functions have dramatically improved the website.There are some tweaks that can easily be missed and a newly... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour review (iPad, iPhone, and Android)
APP OF THE DAY: Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour review (iPad, iPhone, and Android) By Hunter Skipworth

Modern Combat apps have traditionally pushed the envelope when it comes to what a tablet can do graphically. The new iPad 4 is a real powerhouse of a device and we would bet money that this is one of the best-looking games on the tablet.Graphics aren't... Read more

Best iPad mini cellular deals
Best iPad mini cellular deals By Hunter Skipworth

The cellular iPad mini goes on sale today, including the 4G version. For those after a tiny tablet with a mobile internet connection, the choice is vast. Pocket-lint has put together a list of what each network has on offer, to make your choice easier... Read more

The Facebook site governance vote email explained
The Facebook site governance vote email explained By Hunter Skipworth

Those who use Facebook might have noticed a very official-sounding email turning up in their inbox. Entitled “Our Global Site Governance Vote” and fairly difficult to understand, it is a lot less complex than it seems.Rather than your wasting your... Read more

Onkyo TX-8050
4.5 stars Onkyo TX-8050 By Hunter Skipworth

Onkyo is a brand more typically associated with AV receivers. Some boast price tags that only the most serious of movie-lovers would consider. But what about those who want a good, standard, stereo amp? The TX-8050 might just be the answer.BuildThe Onkyo... Read more

The technology behind the new Nike Flyknit One+ trainer
The technology behind the new Nike Flyknit One+ trainer By Hunter Skipworth

Mo Farah’s jaw-dropping 10,000 metre gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics was backed by some of the most cutting-edge technology in sport. It took quite a set of trainers to catapult him over the finish line in gold medal time. His weapon of choice... Read more

Vorwerk VK100 pictures and hands-on
Vorwerk VK100 pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

Robotic vacuum cleaners are nothing new. On paper, the idea behind them is brilliant. They do away with the mundane task of cleaning, letting you get on with something else. In reality, most do little more than to glance at your floor, occasionally kissing... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Jet Set Radio review (iPhone and iPad)
APP OF THE DAY: Jet Set Radio review (iPhone and iPad) By Hunter Skipworth

The Dreamcast might have been a flop for Sega but it wasn't without its classics. Jet Set Radio was most definitely one of them. Falling into the more bizarre category of video games, it was about gangs of rollerblading graffiti artists who sped about... Read more

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 in pictures
Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 in pictures By Hunter Skipworth

The 9th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards saw the best and brightest from the world of technology get together for a rip-roaring bash last night in central London. A good time was had by all, winners and losers included. As is always the case, the Pocket-lint... 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

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

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

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

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

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