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Samsung C3560: Clamshell retro fun on Virgin Media
Samsung C3560: Clamshell retro fun on Virgin Media By Paul Lamkin

Virgin Media has unleashed its second budget-option PAYG handset in as many days although, unlike the VM665, the Samsung C3560 has a bit of retro-charm to it - in that it's a clamshell handset.Sure, it's no Galaxy S II or iPhone, but it's a no nonsense... Read more

Blow off some Steam with free gaming
Blow off some Steam with free gaming By Paul Lamkin

Online game distributor Steam has begun offering free games for its users in a newly launched "Free to Play" section.The games are completely free to download and play - although like free Facebook games, there are small charges associated with micro-transactions... Read more

Toshiba Thrive: The US version of its Honeycomb tablet
Toshiba Thrive: The US version of its Honeycomb tablet By Paul Lamkin

The Toshiba Thrive tablet has been announced - a device that appears to be exactly the same as the one that Pocket-lint has had its hands on several times now, and the one we were previously told went by the name of the Toshiba Regza Tablet AT300.Whatever... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: British Library 19th Century Historical Collection review (iPad)
APP OF THE DAY: British Library 19th Century Historical Collection review (iPad) By Paul Lamkin

With Feed me Oil, Pocket-lint obviously hit a low spot for our App of The Day series.We can only apologise for its inclusion, the writer of Monday's effort has a simple mind and is pleased by the most basic applications. He can turn violent sometimes... Read more

iTunes 10.3 available to download now
iTunes 10.3 available to download now By Paul Lamkin

After the excitement of an Apple event (whaddya mean it wasn't all that exciting?) there's always the lull when fanboys realise that they are going to have to wait to get their hands on all the exciting new Cupertino based goodness discussed by Jobs and... Read more

Moshi Monsters hits 50 million users
Moshi Monsters hits 50 million users By Paul Lamkin

Moshi Monsters, the child-friendly social network described as Facebook for kids, has announced that it has now hit a whopping 50 million registered users worldwide.The British-based company behind the operation was reportedly on the brink of going under... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Stick Cricket (iPad)
APP OF THE DAY: Stick Cricket (iPad) By Paul Lamkin

Ah, the test match season is back again - bringing with it all the cricket traditions that we English (and Welsh, of course - the first test is in Cardiff after all) love.So that's plenty of pompous nitwittery, Bumble bumbling, Beefy moaning and rain... Read more

Lady Gaga and Polaroid mash up bears first fruit
Lady Gaga and Polaroid mash up bears first fruit By Paul Lamkin

Over in Las Vegas at CES we were treated to a sneek peek at the products that would be coming from Polaroid as a result of hiring Lady Gaga as its creative director; the GL30 instant digital camera, the GL20 camera sunglasses, and the GL10 instant mobile... Read more

TomTom refresh continues with the Go Live 800 series
TomTom refresh continues with the Go Live 800 series By Paul Lamkin

TomTom, fresh from announcing the budget friendly Start 20 series last week, has now come clean with details of its latest connected satnavs - falling under the banner of the TomTom Go Live 800 series.The 800 series is made up of the 4.3-inch TomTom Go... Read more

Apple admits Mac Defender malware issue
Apple admits Mac Defender malware issue By Paul Lamkin

There's an old wive's tale in the tech world that Apple Mac machines aren't susceptible to the cyber nasties that blight their Windows nemesis.In fact, the official Mac OS X security page states: "Mac OS X doesn’t get PC viruses. And its built-in defences... Read more

Incredible infographic celebrates 500,000 App Store apps
Incredible infographic celebrates 500,000 App Store apps By Paul Lamkin

We at Pocket-lint love a good infographic, have been accused in the past of being massive fanboys and also for going overboard for Angry Birds.So how could we ignore this brilliant infographic produced in part by Chillingo (original Angry Birds publisher)... Read more

Opera provides Safari alternative for iPad and iPhone users
Opera provides Safari alternative for iPad and iPhone users By Paul Lamkin

Back in March Opera release Opera Mini 6 for J2ME, Android, BlackBerry and Symbian and now its iOS' turn to get in on the fun - with the iPad and iPhone version of Opera Mini 6 landing.“I would compare it to walking onto the stage and hearing the roar... Read more

Apple App Store app lands in the UK
Apple App Store app lands in the UK By Paul Lamkin

The Apple App Store app for iPhone has finally made its way to the UK - with a revamped version packing many new options for British fanboys.App Store 1.3, which is being rolled out globally for the first time, brings with it advanced customisation options... Read more

Secret Apple launch planned for 19 May?
Secret Apple launch planned for 19 May? By Paul Lamkin

There's nothing quite like an Apple rumour to get the online world a buzz with excitement. And the latest rumour is that Apple has a special event planned this week - on 19 May.BGR is reporting a "solid Apple source" as stating that "something big" is... Read more

iPad streaming with the Seagate GoFlex Satellite - we go hands on
iPad streaming with the Seagate GoFlex Satellite - we go hands on By Paul Lamkin

Storage specialist Seagate has announced its latest external HDD - this one with a heavy emphasis on media streaming - the Seagate GoFlex Satellite.Built with an iPad in mind (although an Android app is coming down the line and you could essentially use... Read more

Panasonic Viera Remote iPhone and iPad app revamped and relaunched
Panasonic Viera Remote iPhone and iPad app revamped and relaunched By Paul Lamkin

Panasonic has announced that its Viera Remote app for iDevices has had a spring clean, and now offers more features and is more compatible with the cloud based Viera Connect service.The app, which controls your Viera TV plasma models (VT30 Series, GT30... Read more

VW Camper camping, but not as you know it
VW Camper camping, but not as you know it By Paul Lamkin

Festival season is fast approaching (or has already approached if you're a fan of new music) and unless you've managed to nab yourself some campervan tickets already, chances are you're gonna be slumming it in a field, in your tent, with a load of middle... Read more

BeBook enters the tablet market - we go hands-on
BeBook enters the tablet market - we go hands-on By Paul Lamkin

BeBook, the Dutch eBook specialist, has announced its first Android tablet - the Froyo packing BeBook Live."Froyo?" we hear you cry. "But it isn't 2010 anymore".We know, we know - but if you've not got £500+ to splash on a Honeycomb tablet, and you want... Read more

Firefox and Chrome WebGL poses "multiple significant security issues"
Firefox and Chrome WebGL poses "multiple significant security issues" By Paul Lamkin

Firefox 4 and Chrome users could be leaving their PCs open for exploits as a result of the "inherently insecure" specification of the WebGL web standard.WebGL was developed by the Khronos Group, which oversees the OpenGL graphics technologies, who signed... Read more

FIFA 12 for 3DS adds 3D street football
FIFA 12 for 3DS adds 3D street football By Paul Lamkin

Konami has had a long old time to get its claws into 3DS football-sim fans with its PES 2011 3D title. But now there's a new kid in town, and a familiar nemesis for the Pro-Evo series.That's right, we're talking EA with FIFA, who has announced that FIFA... Read more

LG takes browsing 3D with Wikitude
LG takes browsing 3D with Wikitude By Paul Lamkin

LG has announced what it is claiming to be "the world’s first three dimensional AR browser", which it has created with Wikitude for the LG Optimus 3D.LG claims that taking Augmented Reality 3D means a richer experience for the user as they'll be more... Read more

Museum of Computing announces Bedroom Challenge for nerds of the '80s
Museum of Computing announces Bedroom Challenge for nerds of the '80s By Paul Lamkin

Do you know your Sinclair BASIC from your Commodore KERNAL, your Acorn MOS from your Atari 8-bit proprietary SIO interface?Do you recognise the subtle differences between Jet Set Willy and Pitfall?If so, you should don your pyjamas and turn up at the... Read more

Scosche goBAT II hands-on
Scosche goBAT II hands-on By Paul Lamkin

Scosche has brought its latest accessory to the table - the goBAT II portable back up battery - and Pocket-lint has been giving it the once over to see if it really is worth the £70 or so that you'll have to fork out on it.And the short answer is yes... Read more

Google Earth has a Honeycomb makeover
Google Earth has a Honeycomb makeover By Paul Lamkin

Google has released a version of Google Earth for Android devices "to take full advantage of the large screens and powerful processors that this exciting new breed of tablets had to offer".The update brings support for 3D building renderings, a "fly to... Read more

Sony Ericsson Xperia mini and mini pro get Facebook integration
Sony Ericsson Xperia mini and mini pro get Facebook integration By Paul Lamkin

Sony Ericsson has lifted the official lid on the couple of Xperia handsets that have been doing the leaky rounds as of late and unveiled the Sony Ericsson Xperia mini and mini pro handsets.Taking the Xperia X10 mini and mini pro handsets from last year... Read more

Panasonic DMR-BWT800 and DMR-BWT700 take the 3D plunge
Panasonic DMR-BWT800 and DMR-BWT700 take the 3D plunge By Paul Lamkin

Not sure whether to get a a Blu-ray player, a Freeview HD recorder or a HDD recorder? Then why not get all three in one with the latest home cinema set ups from Panasonic - the 3D ready DMR-BWT800 or DMR-BWT700.Both machines feature twin tuners, so you... Read more

Samsung D600: The first budget 4G Gingerbread phone?
Samsung D600: The first budget 4G Gingerbread phone? By Paul Lamkin

Leaked pictures and rumoured specs suggest that the Samsung D600 could well be the first budget-friendly Gingerbread handset - one that also rocks 4G as well.The handset, which is supposedly coming to Sprint in the US for starters, is said to cut down... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: VoiceJam review (iPhone)
APP OF THE DAY: VoiceJam review (iPhone) By Paul Lamkin

Are you an Amy Whitehouse waiting to be discovered (and then, presumably, urged to go to rehab)? Or maybe you fancy yourself as the next King of Croon - knocking old Buble off of his perch?Maybe you've just got a unique voice like the chap from Police... Read more

Fring flings in the world's first mobile group video calls
Fring flings in the world's first mobile group video calls By Paul Lamkin

Fring, the IM client that’s on Android and iOS has announced "the world's first mobile group video calls" feature, following a private beta testing period.Fring’s Group Video calling lets four friends video call each other simultaneously, making... Read more

Origin urges PC gaming on with the overclocked EON17-S
Origin urges PC gaming on with the overclocked EON17-S By Paul Lamkin

PC gamers looking to get their game on, on the go, may be interested to hear that over in the States Origin PC has announced the arrival of the EON 17-S - a machine it describes as: "The Highest Mobile Processor Clock Speed in the World".That's not only... Read more

Homer Simpson arrives on TomTom iPhone app
Homer Simpson arrives on TomTom iPhone app By Paul Lamkin

Homer Simpson is making his way to your iPhone, courtesy of the TomTom app following an update to version 1.7.Yep, that's right - everyone's favourite yellow idiot is treading the path of such dignitaries as Yoda, Brian Blessed and, er, Dora the Explorer... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Britannica Kids - Ancient Rome review (iPad)
APP OF THE DAY: Britannica Kids - Ancient Rome review (iPad) By Paul Lamkin

Apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?Well, for the answers to that question, along with a couple of quirky games as... Read more

Mango update confirmed as Windows Phone 7.5
Mango update confirmed as Windows Phone 7.5 By Paul Lamkin

Confirmation that Microsoft's next major Windows Phone 7 update, dubbed Mango, will bump the OS up to version 7.5 has surfaced courtesy of a Mango preview platform.It had been rumoured that the update would see the birth of Windows Phone 7.5, but this... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Bubble Blast Easter review (Android)
APP OF THE DAY: Bubble Blast Easter review (Android) By Paul Lamkin

Ah, Good Friday - the day we celebrate (well, not celebrate - that would be a touch harsh) the crucifixion of Jesus H. Christ (the H stands for Henry, we believe) by stuffing our faces full of Easter eggs.Now, we know what you're thinking (apart from... Read more

Sony DAB duo officially unveiled
Sony DAB duo officially unveiled By Paul Lamkin

Sony has introduced its first two DAB+ radios, which is all well and good if you live somewhere that has adopted the new standard (somewhere that isn't the UK perhaps).The good news is that the two devices - the XDR-S16DBP portable radio and the XDRC706DBP... Read more

Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom jogs in to the UK
Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom jogs in to the UK By Paul Lamkin

You may have heard about the Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom, as it's been doing the rounds over in USA!, USA! for a couple of months now. Well, now it's reached British shores.The watch hooks up to the Nike+ community (4 million strong) and uses... Read more

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play lands - with 60 games
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play lands - with 60 games By Paul Lamkin

Yes, there are reports of shortages and yes, we know that it's not the fully branded PlayStation phone that the rumour mill has talked about for years - but the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is still a big deal and it has just gone on sale in the UK.And,... Read more

Samsung shows off 22-inch transparent displays
Samsung shows off 22-inch transparent displays By Paul Lamkin

Did Corning's A Day Made of Glass viral video get you all excited about the possible display tech of the future?Do you long for a Minority Report or Blade Runner style world, with futuristic displays on every glass surface?Well, you might not have to... Read more

Asus Eee Pad Transformer priced and dated - we go hands on
Asus Eee Pad Transformer priced and dated - we go hands on By Paul Lamkin

Asus has filled us in with the release details for its Honeycomb hybrid tablet, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer - it'll be hitting next week and will cost you less than £380.And, despite early concerns, the 10.1-inch tablet will be rocking Android 3.0,... Read more

iPhone 5 summer delay looking likely
iPhone 5 summer delay looking likely By Paul Lamkin

Back on Monday when Apple released the details of 2011's WWDC event we at Pocket-lint ran a story stating that the Cupertino giant would no doubt be announcing the iPhone 5 during the event's opening keynote.After all, Apple is a creature of habit and... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Vimeo review (iPhone)
APP OF THE DAY: Vimeo review (iPhone) By Paul Lamkin

Today's App of the Day has been a long time coming. In fact, it's been delayed for almost a year.But, rather than bringing a "generic" app to the App Store party, Vimeo wanted to cause a stir. And Andrew Pile, Vimeo's head of product and development thinks... Read more

Firefox 4 for Android fires in
Firefox 4 for Android fires in By Paul Lamkin

Following the successful launch on Firefox 4 for desktops last week, Mozilla has now announced the arrival of Firefox 4 for Android (and Maemo).Claiming that its new platform is up to three times faster than the standard stock Android browser, Firefox... Read more

Evernote web app undergoes spring clean
Evernote web app undergoes spring clean By Paul Lamkin

Evernote has just announced a shiny new version of its web app, bringing the platform more in line with what you're used to with your Evernote desktop client or mobile apps.You'll now see the familiar three-pane setup when you open up the app in your... Read more

Apple iPad 2 review
4.5 stars Apple iPad 2 review By Paul Lamkin

The Apple iPad 2 is finally here. It's a device that has been a year in the making. We've pretty much been picturing what the iPad 2 would and would not include ever since Steve Jobs donned his famous turtleneck to announce the prequel back on 27 January... Read more

Google wants your credit card details
Google wants your credit card details By Paul Lamkin

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting spin on exactly why Google is so keen to push NFC capabilities onto Android handsets - it isn't because it wants to make your shopping experience easier, it's because it's after your credit card details.Not for... Read more

Samsung Apps hits 100 million downloads
Samsung Apps hits 100 million downloads By Paul Lamkin

Samsung has announced that its Bada app offerings have been downloaded an incredible 100 million times in the 10 months in which the service has been live.Samsung Apps launched with the original Bada handset - the Samsung Wave GT-S8500 - back in June... Read more

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 now shocking in the UK
Fujifilm FinePix XP30 now shocking in the UK By Paul Lamkin

First announced in January over in Vegas at CES, the Fujifilm FinePix XP30 has finally reached British shores.For those who don't remember the original announcement, the XP30 is a camera for the outdoorsy types - you know, the kind of chap who goes climbing... Read more

BlackBerry no fools for the children of the revolution
BlackBerry no fools for the children of the revolution By Paul Lamkin

Thought that it was only suits and city boys packing BlackBerry handsets in their pockets?Then think again, as a uBar survey ran for Pocket-lint shows that there is an emerging youth market for RIM's smartphones - one born out of the success of BlackBerry... Read more

Forget Firefox 4, you can talk to Google Chrome 11
Forget Firefox 4, you can talk to Google Chrome 11 By Paul Lamkin

Google has responded to the recent launch of Firefox 4 (and IE9 we suppose) by chucking out the Chrome 11 beta.And, as well as a shiny new logo (well, less shiny actually - it's more minimalist) it includes a funky new speech to text option using HTML... Read more

Firefox 4 officially released by Mozilla
Firefox 4 officially released by Mozilla By Paul Lamkin

Mozilla has announced the official arrival of Firefox 4, the latest version of Europe's most popular browser, which it describes as "the fastest Firefox yet....between two and six times faster than previous releases".Available in more than 80 languages,... Read more