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Searching Google: 38 tips to get better results

Searching Google: 38 tips to get better results

By Libby Plummer

Recently passing the 1 billion user mark, Google has come a long way since it was first founded back in 1998 and has become a byword for internet searches. But, beyond chucking a couple of words into the main search box, do you really know how to get... Read more

Best waterproof cameras

Best waterproof cameras

By Libby Plummer

Most people take a camera on summer hols with them, but how many of them end up giving their snapper an accidental dunking in the hotel swimming pool? Quite a few, we'd wager. Sun, sand and surf is all very well, but it's even better if you can take your... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: TomTom review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: TomTom review (iPhone)

By Libby Plummer

The majority of apps that we cover under on App of the Day are either free or cost just a couple of quid so it's not often that we get the chance to write about an app that will set you back nearly fifty notes. Priced at £49.99, TomTom's satnav app isn't... Read more

HTC Evo 3D vs LG Optimus 3D

HTC Evo 3D vs LG Optimus 3D

By Libby Plummer

HTC has already made the Evo 3D official at the CTIA mobile phone show in Florida and it's finally now hitting the shops in the UK as well as those across the Pond. The HTC Evo 3D is set to go head to head with LG's Optimus 3D, with both handsets offering... Read more

Sony Walkman NWZ-B162
4.0 stars

Sony Walkman NWZ-B162

By Libby Plummer

With the whole tech world constantly banging on about the iPod, sometimes it's easy to forget that there are other big-name brands who also make portable music players. Sony has a long history in personal audio, and still uses the Walkman brand that it... Read more

Lomography LC-Wide
4.0 stars

Lomography LC-Wide

By Libby Plummer

Analogue camera specialist Lomography recently expanded its classic LC-A lineup when it unveiled the LC-Wide, featuring a new wide angle lens and a choice of picture formats. The original LC-A was first manufactured 27 years ago and was then replaced... Read more

Lomography LomoLab officially launches

Lomography LomoLab officially launches

By Libby Plummer

Analogue camera brand Lomography is now offering the LomoLab  remote processing service to all UK customers. The new service, which was exclusively revealed to Pocket-lint back in February 2011, is now live, having been in beta-testing mode since March.... Read more

PlayStation Vita - all the launch games

PlayStation Vita - all the launch games

By Libby Plummer

The long-awaited Sony PlayStation Vita, originally codenamed Sony NGP, will hit the shops by the end of the year. Great. So, what will you be able to play on it? The follow up to Sony's PSP, the PS Vita will use NVG cards - a new kind of flash card format... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: GQ Magazine UK review (iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: GQ Magazine UK review (iPad)

By Libby Plummer

As we reported earlier, the newly launched UK iPad edition of men's lifestyle magazine GQ is expected to be free for subscribers of the print version. Publisher Conde Nast is currently working on an agreement with Apple and Adobe and although details... Read more

Philips Fidelio DS3020
4.0 stars

Philips Fidelio DS3020

By Libby Plummer

As Apple continues to sell millions of iPods and iPhones, the market for accessories just keeps on getting bigger and one of the the most popular add-on products around is the speaker docking station. The wide selection on offer ranges from cheap and... Read more

Cool tips for Lomo users

Cool tips for Lomo users

By Libby Plummer

Fancy dousing your film in bleach? Or maybe sticking sweet wrappers across your lens? Then go right ahead. Lomo photography is all about being creative and the good news is that if you mess it up and your shots don't turn out how you intended you can... Read more

Best Les Paul Google doodle tunes

Best Les Paul Google doodle tunes

By Libby Plummer

Google recently added to its growing library of doodles with perhaps the coolest one yet, in the form of a playable guitar to celebrate the 96th birthday of musical pioneer Les Paul. Quicker than a flash, Google users from all over the world quickly began... Read more

Panasonic unveils LUMIX GF3 camera

Panasonic unveils LUMIX GF3 camera

By Libby Plummer

Hot on the heels of the LUMIX GF2 launching just over six months ago, Panasonic has introduced its smallest and lightest interchangable lens camera system yet - the LUMIX GF3.The company has also added the Leica-branded DG Summilux f1.4 fixed lens to... Read more

First Look: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

First Look: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

By Libby Plummer

Panasonic has unveiled its smallest and lightest interchangable lens system camera in the form of the Lumix GF3 and we were invited along for a sneak preview. The brand's existing Micro Four Thirds camera - the GF2 -  was only introduced just over 6... Read more

UK GQ subscribers to get iPad version for free

UK GQ subscribers to get iPad version for free

By Libby Plummer

Men's lifestyle magazine GQ has launched a UK iPad edition which is expected to eventually be free to access for subcribers of the print version. Although a subscription package for the UK has yet to be decided, a spokesperson from Conde Nast told us... Read more

Sony PlayStation Vita vs Nintendo 3DS

Sony PlayStation Vita vs Nintendo 3DS

By Libby Plummer

After announcing the Sony NGP in January 2011, Sony has finally confirmed that its next-generation handheld console will be known as the PlayStation Vita. Officialy unveiled at the E3 gaming show in LA, the Vita sports a 5-inch OLED touchscreen and there... Read more

Canon Legria HF M41
4.0 stars

Canon Legria HF M41

By Libby Plummer

The Canon LEGRIA HF M41 makes up one third of the brand's M-Series camcorder lineup, along with the cheaper HF M46 and the HF M406. What the HF M41 has over its siblings is its larger 32GB memory, along with a viewfinder and an external microphone input.Clearly... Read more

Samsung Solid Immerse GT-B2710
3.5 stars

Samsung Solid Immerse GT-B2710

By Libby Plummer

Samsung has been been very busy lately, mainly launching its slick Galaxy S II smartphone - which was met with lots of praise. But, as well as top-tier smartphones, the brand also offers a comprehensive range of mobiles for all wallets, including budget... Read more

Wimbledon 2011 - why tennis is going 3D

Wimbledon 2011 - why tennis is going 3D

By Libby Plummer

Sony recently announced that it would film the Wimbledon finals in 3D for the very first time. But, what does it take to take the world's most revered tennis tournament into the next dimension? And where can we watch it? Pocket-lint was invited along... Read more

Hannspree HANNSpad
3.0 stars

Hannspree HANNSpad

By Libby Plummer

Tablets may be the gadget of the moment, but their relatively high prices still put them out of reach for many tech fans who simply can't spare the funds for what is, essentially, a toy for grown-ups. Even those that turn their noses up at Apple products... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: NHS Direct (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: NHS Direct (Android)

By Libby Plummer

We've covered all sorts of things as part of our daily app series, including the good, the bad and the utterly ridiculous. However, sometimes we like to offer something a little more serious and today's app is one that could make a real difference to... Read more

Best Samsung Galaxy S II accessories

Best Samsung Galaxy S II accessories

By Libby Plummer

You've resisted Apple's charms, stuck to your Android guns and now you've got yourself a shiny, new Samsung Galaxy S II. What next? Accessories - that's what. Hopefully you've got some spare pennies left over from your smartphone purchase and if so, then... Read more

THX talks 3D, Cameron & Star Wars

THX talks 3D, Cameron & Star Wars

By Libby Plummer

Imagine you're a passionate film technician who's spent hours laboriously ensuring that the look and sound of your latest feature film is up to date. It launches at the cinema and it looks fantastic - just as the director intended. But what happens when... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Napster (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Napster (iPhone)

By Libby Plummer

With Spotify recently announcing that it would be cutting back on the amount of free listening that it offers, it seems that subscription services are the way forward. Today's app of the day - Napster Unlimited plus Mobile - from digital music pioneer... Read more

KEF Blade speaker unveiled

KEF Blade speaker unveiled

By Libby Plummer

Audio brand KEF has unveiled what it describes as its "most ambitious production loudspeaker to date" - the KEF Blade. The KEF Concept Blade proved so popular that the manufacturer decided to produce an edition that will be availble for you to buy (if... Read more

HTC Flyer available now on Three in the UK

HTC Flyer available now on Three in the UK

By Libby Plummer

The HTC Flyer is now available to order online from Three and will be in Three stores in the UK on 20 May. Despite a new Three catalogue spilling the beans last week, the official rate on a monthly contract has been officially confirmed as £30.99, rather... Read more

Inside India launches UK's first 'Vogging' service known as Bachchan Bol

Inside India launches UK's first 'Vogging' service known as Bachchan Bol

By Libby Plummer

Inside India has launched the UK's first 'Vogging' service, with the help of one of Indian Cinema's biggest stars - Amitabh Bachchan. Bachchan Bol is a vocal blogging service that already has more than 2.6 million subscribers in India - a figure that... Read more

Cars 2: The Video Game hands-on

Cars 2: The Video Game hands-on

By Libby Plummer

Disney Pixar will be unleashing Cars 2: The Video Game in the summer to tie in the with the film sequel's release at the cinema and we were invited along to Disney HQ for a sneak preview. Movie spin-off games have a tendency to be a bit disappointing,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Mini
3.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Mini

By Libby Plummer

With a low price and relatively basic spec list, the Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570 is firmly aimed at first-time smartphone users. There's no denying that the pint-sized handset is cheap and cheerful, but is it any good? We took it through its paces to... Read more

Dyson DC35 hands-on

Dyson DC35 hands-on

By Libby Plummer

Dyson's DC35 Multi Floor cleaner is a handheld vacuum with a lightweight floor-cleaning attachment that's designed to take up little room as possible without losing out on power. When Dyson offered to send one over for us to review we jumped at the chance... Read more

HTC Flyer vs Motorola Xoom

HTC Flyer vs Motorola Xoom

By Libby Plummer

HTC has finally stepped into the tablet arena with arrival of the HTC Flyer onto our shopping shelves but how does it measure up to its competitors? We've already put it head to head with Apple's iPad, but how does it fare against another Android tablet... Read more

How to develop your own app

How to develop your own app

By Libby Plummer

We talk about apps a lot here on Pocket-lint - as well as our regular App of the Day, we've also written more app round-ups than you can shake a smartphone at. But what if you're thinking about producing your own app? Where do you start? And what do you... Read more

Vivitek launches Qumi Q2 3D-ready pocket projector

Vivitek launches Qumi Q2 3D-ready pocket projector

By Libby Plummer

Vivitek has introduced its first LED-based pocket projector in the form - the Qumi Q2 - which also boasts 3D capability. Although it's described as pocket-sized, the Qumi Q2 isn't quite as small as Optoma's Pico pocket projector, but at 160 x 100 x 32mm,... Read more

What is NFC?

What is NFC?

By Libby Plummer

What is NFC? If you've been keeping up to date with all the latest news from the big mobile phone brands then chances are you will have heard the term. If you're a seasoned gadget aficionado then you might have already Googled it to death in your insatiable... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Videolicious review (iPad/iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Videolicious review (iPad/iPhone)

By Libby Plummer

Hastily filmed mobile phone video clips uploaded to Facebook by your chums often make little or no sense, particularly if there's no explanation to go with them. Videolicious aims to put that right, by enabling you to edit your clips into a documentary-style... Read more

Chillingo reveals new iOS gaming app lineup

Chillingo reveals new iOS gaming app lineup

By Libby Plummer

Angry Birds and Cut the Rope publisher Chillingo has revealed its latest lineup of iOS gaming apps including trivia-based Quiz Climber and platform puzzler Storm in a Teacup and we were lucky enough to get a sneak preview. First up is Storm in a Teacup... Read more

Vita Audio launches limited edition Selfridges R1 MkII radio

Vita Audio launches limited edition Selfridges R1 MkII radio

By Libby Plummer

Vita Audio has teamed up with department store Selfridges & Co to launch a special limited edition of its R1 MkII DAB radio, featuring the shop's famous yellow hue. Just 2,000 units will be on sale and each will sport an individual number. Vita says that... Read more

Smart homes not just for entertainment, says Kevin McCloud

Smart homes not just for entertainment, says Kevin McCloud

By Libby Plummer

A mirror that stores health information and keeps you updated with the news, a remote controlled kitchen and a bath that can be filled remotely using an iPhone app - these were just some of the gizmos that made up the House of the Future at the Grand... Read more

Creative ZEN Style M300 hands-on

Creative ZEN Style M300 hands-on

By Libby Plummer

Creative's latest music, photo and video player - the ZEN Style M300 - sports Bluetooth playback for wireless listening. We managed to get a sneak preview of the tiny gadget at a meet-up with the manufacturer.The diminutive player measures just 55 x 44... Read more

Creative launches WP-Series Bluetooth headphones

Creative launches WP-Series Bluetooth headphones

By Libby Plummer

The WP-Series of headphones from Creative not only feature Bluetooth capability, but they also have built-in 'invisible' mics so that they can be used for chatting on your mobile, as well as listening to music. The new range is made up of three models... Read more

Creative ZiiSound Dx Series speakers hands-on

Creative ZiiSound Dx Series speakers hands-on

By Libby Plummer

Building on the success of its D5 Bluetooth speaker, launched in 2010, Creative has introduced the updated ZiiSound Dx wireless speaker system and we were lucky enough to get a sneak preview. The wireless modular speaker system comprises the ZiiSound... Read more

Skullcandy 50/50
3.5 stars

Skullcandy 50/50

By Libby Plummer

The fact that Skullcandy describes its products as the "sickest" headphones around should give you some idea of the target audience. The brand offers a huge range of headphones and earphones with the emphasis firmly on the cool aesthetics. But, is it... Read more

i-deko TV sound system hands-on

i-deko TV sound system hands-on

By Libby Plummer

The i-deko is a slick TV stand that doubles up as a speaker system, DVD player, radio and iPod dock and we managed to track it down at the Grand Designs Live show at Excel in London for a closer look. The product comes in two halves which fit together... Read more

Royal wedding photos - how to take them and what to do with them

Royal wedding photos - how to take them and what to do with them

By Libby Plummer

Whether you're a patriotic royalist, a strict republican or utterly indifferent, there's no denying that the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton is a significant historical event - not to mention a great opportunity for capturing some... Read more

Lomography Blackbird Fly
4.0 stars

Lomography Blackbird Fly

By Libby Plummer

The concept of analogue cameras may sound ridiculously old-fashioned, but there are plenty of them available and many shutter bugs like them for the creative freedom and cool effects that they offer. We've reviewed a few film-based cameras in the past,... Read more

Sony PlayStation Network user? Here's what you need to do

Sony PlayStation Network user? Here's what you need to do

By Libby Plummer

It took Sony a staggering six days for Sony to notice (or admit) that its PlayStation Network online portal had been hacked, exposing the personal data of users. In one of the biggest PR blunders for a big tech brand that we've seen for some time, Sony... Read more

Music streaming subscriptions are the way forward, says Featured Artists Coalition

Music streaming subscriptions are the way forward, says Featured Artists Coalition

By Libby Plummer

Spotify recently announced that its free music streaming service wouldn't be quite so free anymore, with subscription-free listening now reduced from 20 hours to 10. While there might be a groan from those who signed up for the service all that time ago,... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Qik Video Connect (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Qik Video Connect (Android)

By Libby Plummer

If you've got yourself a fancy new Android handset with a front-facing cam, then chances are you'll be looking around for a decent video calling app to make the most of it. Well, this could be your lucky day as Qik Video Connect is now available to all... Read more

Pure One Flow
4.0 stars

Pure One Flow

By Libby Plummer

Who said internet radios had to be expensive? Not us, and certainly not DAB specialist Pure, which recently expanded its affordable range of One radios with the addition of a web-capable model. The Pure One Flow is a sub-£100 DAB and internet radio that... Read more

When are the iPad 2 camera apps coming?

When are the iPad 2 camera apps coming?

By Libby Plummer

If you ordered an iPad 2 on launch day then hopefully you should have it with you by now but what next? Apple's 2nd-gen tablet isn't all that different to the first iPad. Sure it's slimmer, lighter and faster, but the only other real change in terms of... Read more