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Spotify confirms 6 months free period for new users
Spotify confirms 6 months free period for new users By Paul Lamkin

Spotify has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it is doing away with the Spotify Open scheme, the deal whereby you were limited to a monthly playback time of 10 hours and could only play individual tracks 5 times...kind of.From now on all Spotify accounts... Read more

Motorola Droid RAZR pictures leaked
Motorola Droid RAZR pictures leaked By Paul Lamkin

Could one of the coolest phones of 2009 be about to merge with one of the slickest phones of 2003? If the rumours surrounding these leaked Motorola handset pictures are to believed, then yes.What you are looking at here is, supposedly, the Motorola Droid... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air app hits the App Store
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air app hits the App Store By Paul Lamkin

Bowers & Wilkins, the UK based audio specialist, has announced a new iOS app -  Zeppelin Air - designed to get iPhone music fans sharing their musical tastes.The app, which takes its name from the Apple AirPlay enabled Bowers & Wilkins speaker, is obviously... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE, 720p superphone announced
Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE, 720p superphone announced By Paul Lamkin

Back in August, Samsung announced the LTE beefed-up version of the Galaxy S II smartphone, with its extra 0.2 inches of display and a more powerful processor, and Pocket-lint went "oooh" when we got our hands on it at IFA.But now the Korean company has... Read more

Bose Lifestyle 135 and CineMate 1 SR soundbar systems launched
Bose Lifestyle 135 and CineMate 1 SR soundbar systems launched By Paul Lamkin

Bose has taken its first steps into the soundbar arena with the double launch of the Bose Lifestyle 135 and the Bose CineMate 1 SR systems.The Lifestyle 135 is a complete system, with a console that can handle up to four HDMI inputs, an FM/AM radio tuner... Read more

Samsung Omnia W Windows Phone 7.5 Mango phone official
Samsung Omnia W Windows Phone 7.5 Mango phone official By Paul Lamkin

If your cravings for a mediocre Windows Phone 7 device weren't met by the recently announced Samsung Focus Flash, then take a look at the just announced Samsung Omnia W - a Mango device that's landing next month.With a spec sheet that sounds just like... Read more

HTC Sensation XL: Launch name for the HTC Runnymede?
HTC Sensation XL: Launch name for the HTC Runnymede? By Paul Lamkin

The HTC Runnymede will hit the shops as the HTC Sensation XL and not the HTC Bass, as had been rumoured, according to reports.The name would make sense as, like the recently announced HTC Sensation XE, the Runnymede will be packing integrated Beats Audio.... Read more

Motorola Xoom 2 coming with 8.2-inch Media Edition
Motorola Xoom 2 coming with 8.2-inch Media Edition By Paul Lamkin

The Motorola Xoom 2 has been spotted out and about and, what's more, is that it seems to have a little friend in tow - the 8.9-inch Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition.Both tablets have been leaking like an Android filled tap all over the web this past weekend,... Read more

Zeo Sleep Manager Mobile has your phone catch your Zs
Zeo Sleep Manager Mobile has your phone catch your Zs By Paul Lamkin

Worried that you're not getting enough sleep? Or maybe you're concerned that the sleep you are getting isn't great quality and that your days are suffering as a result?If so, and you don't fancy a trip down to a clinic to be wired up for analysis, then... Read more

Star Wars lightsaber lights up on Tokyo subway
Star Wars lightsaber lights up on Tokyo subway By Paul Lamkin

Whilst beaming a bloomin' great light from the top of the BT Tower to make it resemble a lightsaber was a pretty cool way of promoting the Blu-ray versions of Star Wars: The Complete Saga and the individual trilogy box set; it only lasted for a few hours.And... Read more

FIFA 12 full game, available on Xbox Live this weekend
FIFA 12 full game, available on Xbox Live this weekend By Paul Lamkin

EA Sports Season Ticket holders will be able to download the full version of FIFA 12 from Xbox LIVE on Saturday 24 September, 6 days ahead of its official release. The EA Sports Season Ticket was announced back in August, and this is the first big title... Read more

Smart TV sales dominate John Lewis
Smart TV sales dominate John Lewis By Paul Lamkin

It was supposed to be 3D making all the big waves in the modern TV market but, according to figures released by John Lewis, the big area of growth - at least for its demographic - is web-connected, or smart, TVs.This is perhaps not surprising as John... Read more

UK download speed above global average
UK download speed above global average By Paul Lamkin

Before you start cursing your ISP when a sudden lag costs you a goal during a game of Fifa online, or means you take a bullet in the head on COD, then take comfort that we're above the global average when it comes to download speeds... just.A study by... Read more

Bing Events helps you plan your social life
Bing Events helps you plan your social life By Paul Lamkin

Looking for something to do this weekend? Well, Microsoft thinks that its pipped Google to the social planning post by announcing Bing Events.According to a memo sent to Pocket-lint, Bing Events is "the first time a major search engine has provided a... Read more

Arcam rCube white model price slashed
Arcam rCube white model price slashed By Paul Lamkin

The Arcam rCube has been revamped for 2011, dressed up in a white, Apple-friendly, chassis and getting a massive price drop.No longer will you have to part with 500 of your hard-earned Great British pounds, £150 has been cut from the price - meaning... Read more

Google mobile network launches in Spain...kind of
Google mobile network launches in Spain...kind of By Paul Lamkin

Ladies and gentleman take a closer look. Yes, it's time for the mobile networks to start panicking - this is a Google SIM card for the search giant's own mobile network.Mobile virtual network actually, as Google has entered the MVNO game in Spain. Not... Read more

No iPad 3 for us, we want 70-inch model
No iPad 3 for us, we want 70-inch model By Paul Lamkin

Forget the will it / won't it saga of the iPad 3, there's only one Apple tab that we want to get our hands on and it's the 70-inch Padzilla mod version from Crunchy Logistics.Blowing the 23-inch Android MegaPad tablet out of the water, the Padzilla is... Read more

Netflix and Facebook finally team up
Netflix and Facebook finally team up By Paul Lamkin

It's all go for Facebook over at the F8 developers conference in San Francisco, where not only has the social network launched the new Timeline feature, and integrated Spotify and music features; Mark Zuckerberg also announced that a Netflix partnership... Read more

iPhone 4S, not iPhone 5, coming out 21 October
iPhone 4S, not iPhone 5, coming out 21 October By Paul Lamkin

The iPhone 5 that we're all waiting for may not actually arrive in October. That's according to Greek site DigitalLife who is reporting that the only Apple handset that will be announced next month will be a revamped iPhone 4, labelled the iPhone 4S.It... Read more

Facebook NFC F8 announcement rumoured?
Facebook NFC F8 announcement rumoured? By Paul Lamkin

The web is working itself into a frenzy, trying to second guess what the 52nd richest man in the world will announce over in California at the Facebook F8 developers conference.And ignoring the almost confirmed Facebook Music service, and cutting the... Read more

HTC Explorer official shots leaked
HTC Explorer official shots leaked By Paul Lamkin

Yet another HTC handset has been leaked all over the webiverse, this time in the shape of the HTC Explorer.The device formerly known as the HTC Pico is seemingly nearing officialdom with its press mug shot already out there for all and sundry to see.The... Read more

Nokia FourSquare gift machine hints at a freebie geo-location future
Nokia FourSquare gift machine hints at a freebie geo-location future By Paul Lamkin

Up in Glasgow, at the city's Social Media Week, Nokia is getting busy giving away free gifts.Nothing unusual there, big companies are always handing out goodies at trade shows and events to promote their brand. The giving is normally done by promo-girls... Read more

Facebook Music service with Spotify set to go live at F8
Facebook Music service with Spotify set to go live at F8 By Paul Lamkin

Facebook's F8 conference kicks off in San Francisco in a number of hours and all of Zuck's dirty little secrets will be revealed. But the rumour mill thinks that it's got the main agenda sussed already - that Facebook will be announcing a music platform,... Read more

Samsung Wave 578 NFC action with Orange and Barclaycard
Samsung Wave 578 NFC action with Orange and Barclaycard By Paul Lamkin

Orange and Barclaycard have finally announced that the Samsung Wave 578 is coming with NFC capabilities, as Pocket-lint reported would happen back in February. It's the second of the Quick Tap mobile phones to hit Orange, following the début of the service... Read more

Denon DNP-720AE Apple AirPlay enabled network audio player streams in
Denon DNP-720AE Apple AirPlay enabled network audio player streams in By Paul Lamkin

Denon has announced its first ever network audio player - the Denon DNP-720AE.The DNP-720AE is designed to breathe some new life into your old stereo setup, by bringing all the modern wireless-free goodies that you'd expect from a modern network player... Read more

Al Gore: iPhones coming October
Al Gore: iPhones coming October By Paul Lamkin

Al Gore, the former vice president of the United States and current Apple board member, has seemingly confirmed that multiple iPhone devices will be released in October, mentioning to a Johannesburg audience "the new iPhones coming out next month".Speaking... Read more

Mobile Gmail now offers multiple sign-in option
Mobile Gmail now offers multiple sign-in option By Paul Lamkin

Google's latest attempt at drawing you away from using your iPhone or BlackBerry's email client has just been announced - multiple sign-in features on the mobile web version of Gmail.This may not sound like too much of an exciting breakthrough in the... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: The Official Football League Clubs’ review (Android)
APP OF THE DAY: The Official Football League Clubs’ review (Android) By Paul Lamkin

E I E I E I O, up the Football League we go, when we get promotion, this is what we'll sing, we are [insert team name here], we are [insert team name here], [Insert best player here] is our king.Ah, the Football League - don't you just love it?We do,... Read more

ViewSonic targets Apple fanboys with VX2451MHP-LED monitor
ViewSonic targets Apple fanboys with VX2451MHP-LED monitor By Paul Lamkin

So you went out and brought yourself a Mac mini on the basis that Pocket-lint's resident Hunter Gatherer awarded it the coveted "Hot Product" label.Well done you.But we bet it looks kind of rubbish hooked up to your old monitor, and the bad news is that... Read more

Griffin iTrip DualConnect tunes in
Griffin iTrip DualConnect tunes in By Paul Lamkin

Pocket-lint has been a big fan of Griffin's iTrip FM transmitter for years, even back in the days when it was illegal to use in the UK.But with the growing popularity of Bluetooth and aux-in options within cars, it's an accessory that we rarely make use... Read more

Amazon gets lending with Kindle local libraries
Amazon gets lending with Kindle local libraries By Paul Lamkin

With talk of a premium library on the cards for the Amazon Kindle, the e-retail giant has quietly gone live with a mass local library scheme - making Kindle book lending available at more than 11,000 local libraries in the United States.There were whispers... Read more

Pipetto HunterWanderer Collection: The most stylish iPad and iPhone cases yet
Pipetto HunterWanderer Collection: The most stylish iPad and iPhone cases yet By Paul Lamkin

Pocket-lint has seen its fair-share of iPhone and iPad cases. In fact, we get sent so many of them to take a look at that we've built a small extension on the side of Pocket-lint towers using them as bricks. It hasn't been signed off as safe by the authorities,... Read more

BBC keen to play with, not against, social networks
BBC keen to play with, not against, social networks By Paul Lamkin

At a briefing at its west London HQ to announce the new BBC homepage Ian Hunter, managing editor of BBC Online, was keen to stress that, although the homepage had social aspects to it and that the BBC's website offered numerous sharing tools, the corporation... Read more

Adobe Flash 11 turns the 3D dial up
Adobe Flash 11 turns the 3D dial up By Paul Lamkin

Adobe has turned the dial up to 11 for Flash, with the latest version of Steve Jobs' favourite software promising console-quality 2D and 3D games over the web to nearly all PCs and many other devices.Other devices whose names aren't proceeded with a little... Read more

VIDEO: The 23-inch Android MegaPad tablet
VIDEO: The 23-inch Android MegaPad tablet By Paul Lamkin

Hats off to Android modder Martin Drashkov for knocking up this 23-inch Android tablet monster in his kitchen.Sure, it's a bit pixelated and it looks a tincy bit laggy - but at less than £400 for off-the-shelf components to create a fully functional... Read more

Facebook brings newspaper approach to your news feed
Facebook brings newspaper approach to your news feed By Paul Lamkin

Facebook is getting minor revamps by the day it seems. First there was the revelation that Twitter updating from within the social network is on its way, then there were the murmurs of new buttons to launch at F8 developer conference.And now Facebook... Read more

New BBC homepage coming for smartphones, tablets and TVs too
New BBC homepage coming for smartphones, tablets and TVs too By Paul Lamkin

If you thought that the BBC's new homepage looked like it'd be a perfect fit for a smartphone or a tablet, then you'd be right. The homepage was built with Auntie's "1 service, 10 products, 4 screens" policy in mind - and a smartphone, tablet and even,... Read more

Google+ available for everyone
Google+ available for everyone By Paul Lamkin

Google+ just lost its cool. It's no longer the exclusive club that it once was, as it's opened up its doors and is now letting any Tom, Dick or Harry in - even people in trainers.We're joshing, of course, we welcome the new +ers into the party, and we... Read more

BBC Online keeps it simple for refreshed homepage
BBC Online keeps it simple for refreshed homepage By Paul Lamkin

Head on over to the BBC's website and you'll be presented with an option to use a beta version of the new BBC Online homepage, a test-bed for what will become the standard homepage in the next couple of months.The beta has just gone live and presents... Read more

Nikon 1 J1: The compact interchangeable lens camera
Nikon 1 J1: The compact interchangeable lens camera By Paul Lamkin

So, Nikon is finally jumping head first into the mirrorless interchangeable lens game with the launch of its Nikon 1 range. And key to the new line-up is the fact that the company seems to be effectively endorsing compact system cameras, an area that... Read more

Incredible infographic captures Facebook's digital photo dominance
Incredible infographic captures Facebook's digital photo dominance By Paul Lamkin

How's this for a mind blowing fact to start your Tuesday? Facebook hosts approximately 4 per cent of all the photographs ever taken.That's 140 billion snaps, with 70 billion of those just from 2011, out of the estimated total of 3.5 trillion taken since... Read more

LG Optimus LTE spotted in the wild
LG Optimus LTE spotted in the wild By Paul Lamkin

How do you fancy a new flagship phone from LG to satisfy your Android cravings? No, we're not talking about the LG Optimus Q2 that was announced on Monday in Korea - but the LG Optimus LTE, pictured here in action.The Optimus LTE is a lazy moniker given... Read more

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

You wouldn't greet your girlfriend in person the same way that you greet your boss. If you do, well played sir - so long as she's hot.So why treat everybody the same when it comes to voicemail?Orange Vallée (an Orange led initiative for start-ups) doesn't... Read more

Acer C6 Liquid Express spilled by Orange
Acer C6 Liquid Express spilled by Orange By Paul Lamkin

Well, well, well, what do we have here? It's a brand spanking new Android Gingerbread handset from Acer that has slipped through the net virtually unnoticed - the Acer C6 Liquid Express.And it's heading for Orange, with a coming soon page being added... Read more

Facebook friends Twitter, allows for micro-updates
Facebook friends Twitter, allows for micro-updates By Paul Lamkin

Facebook is adding Twitter integration into the social network, with an option for updating the micro-blogging service to be added "soon".The admission comes buried deep within a developers' newsletter which outlines the new Subscribe feature of the site.Regarding... Read more

Monitor Audio makes speakers a work of art
Monitor Audio makes speakers a work of art By Paul Lamkin

Speakers needn't be ugly boxes, ruining the Feng Shui of your living room. That's the message from Monitor Audio, at least, who has just announced its SF1 and SF2 SoundFrame speakers.The SF1 is the portrait version and the SF2 the landscape, but the setup... Read more

PETA to get XXX rated for porn protest
PETA to get XXX rated for porn protest By Paul Lamkin

Pocket-lint's interest in animal rights just got turned up a few notches. That's because we heard about the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) latest campaign - launching a porn site to raise awareness of veganism.The XXX domain site... Read more

Full stream ahead for Netflix, as it launches Qwikster DVD service
Full stream ahead for Netflix, as it launches Qwikster DVD service By Paul Lamkin

It's all change for movie rental over in the US of A, with industry leader Netflix announcing a split in its distribution divisions, with the DVD-only service Qwikster being born out the ashes of a very unpopular new pricing plan.The seeds for the split... Read more

LG Optimus Q2 set for Q3
LG Optimus Q2 set for Q3 By Paul Lamkin

Remember the LG Optimus Q (aka the LU2300) that went live last year? Nope, probably not as it didn't make too much of an impression outside of its native Korea.However, that hasn't stopped us from getting a little bit excited about its follow-up, the... Read more

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

Expenses are a pain in the bum. Just ask any MP, they'll tell you that.But whilst today's App of the Day won't be any use for the people we trust to run the country (there's not much scope for expense fiddling, you see) it will be useful for anyone who... Read more