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Google+ has more than 25 million users hanging out

Google+ has more than 25 million users hanging out

By Paul Lamkin

The Google+ boom looks like it's continuing (for the time being at least) with ComScore putting the number of users for the new social network as more than 25 million - with 1 million UK users.In fact, ComScore reported that this was the total back on... Read more

Binatone ReadMe Mobile: Android tablet / ereader mishmash announced

Binatone ReadMe Mobile: Android tablet / ereader mishmash announced

By Paul Lamkin

Binatone has unveiled a bonkers device that it is describing as an eBook reader, but what we'd call a tablet / ereader / personal organiser hybrid - the Binatone ReadMe Mobile.The ReadMe Mobile really is a case of a jack of all trades in that it specialises... Read more

Logitech troubles - the first sign of Google TV failure?

Logitech troubles - the first sign of Google TV failure?

By Paul Lamkin

Let's face it, Google TV has hardly been the rip-roaring success that the Big G hoped it would be.And now, one of the launch partners of the web-TV platform - Logitech - is feeling the strain of a lack of demand for consumers wanting Google TV in their... Read more

UKTV adds VOD content to Sky Anytime+

UKTV adds VOD content to Sky Anytime+

By Paul Lamkin

UKTV, the company behind Dave, Watch, Gold, Good Food and the like (you know, all the channels you end up watching when you get back from the pub in the early hours) is launching its first video on demand platform - on Sky's Anytime+.Virgin Media currently... Read more

Fusion Garage JooJoo 2 coming too?

Fusion Garage JooJoo 2 coming too?

By Paul Lamkin

Is the world ready for another JooJoo tablet? Well, that's a prospect that could soon be becoming a reality as the least anticipated tablet sequel in history - the Fusion Garage JooJoo 2 - has paid a visit to the FCC, suggesting that it is gearing up... Read more

Cloud-based mobile OS goes live in China

Cloud-based mobile OS goes live in China

By Paul Lamkin

Alibaba, the Hangzhou-based group of internet businesses (not to be confused with Ali Baba - the finest Kebab establishment in Southend-on-Sea), has pipped Mozilla to the punch by announcing a mobile OS that is cloud-powered.Soon to be available in Alibaba's... Read more

Promoted Tweets hit your Twitter Stream

Promoted Tweets hit your Twitter Stream

By Paul Lamkin

Promoted Tweets, a.k.a. advertisements, will now be appearing on your Twitter stream the micro-blogging giant has announced.The good news is that you won't be getting tweets from any old Terry Tibbs trying to sell you a used car - you'll only get notifications... Read more

Rooney and Wilshere get FIFA 12 cover honours

Rooney and Wilshere get FIFA 12 cover honours

By Paul Lamkin

The team sheet is in and EA are going for two up top rather than a lone striker. No, we're not talking formations - we're referring to the FIFA 12 cover stars; Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere.Rooney keeps his place from last year's title, but little Jack... Read more

Sky has Colossal 3D plans

Sky has Colossal 3D plans

By Paul Lamkin

Sky isn't messing about with this 3D-malarkey. If some critics thought its 3D channel might be a bit of a novelty and the wealth of high-quality content hasn't convinced them otherwise already, then maybe the announcement that the satellite broadcaster... Read more

Skype 5.5 lands for Windows

Skype 5.5 lands for Windows

By Paul Lamkin

Skype 5.5 for Windows has shaken free from its beta shackles and gone live, adding yet more Facebook integration.We all know that Facebook and Skype are best of buds following the announcement of Skype video calling from within Facebook that was made... Read more

Logitech wants Harmony 200 in your living room

Logitech wants Harmony 200 in your living room

By Paul Lamkin

Logitech has announced the Harmony 200 remote control, a universal remote than can replace three controllers all in one handy device.If you're anything like us at Pocket-lint, then you've probably got more remote controls in your living room than you... Read more

Nintendo fights poor 3DS sales with big price drop

Nintendo fights poor 3DS sales with big price drop

By Paul Lamkin

Nintendo has announced massive price-cuts for its 3DS - a console not selling as well as the Japanese gaming giant might have liked - but also casually dropped in that virtual NES and virtual Game Boy Advance console titles will become available in the... Read more

BT ordered to block pirate site Newzbin 2

BT ordered to block pirate site Newzbin 2

By Paul Lamkin

In a move that could have major implications for the future of the free web, BT has been ordered by a High Court Judge to block pirate website Newzbin 2.No, not pirate website as in the Jolly Roger and all that jazz, pirate as in illegal content such... Read more

Samsung Teletext Holidays app takes us back to the 90s

Samsung Teletext Holidays app takes us back to the 90s

By Paul Lamkin

In 1992 Pocket-lint and Mrs Pocket-lint had a week in the Algarve, 4-star, half-board, flights with BA and all transfers and taxes included for just £4.50 after booking with Teletext Holidays.And whilst that story is not actually true, it is a fact that... Read more

Mind the Google Map: Tube directions now included

Mind the Google Map: Tube directions now included

By Paul Lamkin

Google Maps has added public transport directions to its repertoire, meaning that you won't only be able to see how to walk or drive to your destination, you'll be able to check out what Underground line to jump on as well.The addition appears alongside... Read more

iPhone Augmented Reality set for a boost from Qualcomm AR SDK for iOS

iPhone Augmented Reality set for a boost from Qualcomm AR SDK for iOS

By Paul Lamkin

Qualcomm has announced that its Augmented Reality SDK for iOS is now available free as a public beta program.The move follows the release of Qualcomm's Android-based SDK at the end of last year, which allowed developers to knock up AR apps for devices... Read more

Slimmer iPhone 5 coming 6 September?

Slimmer iPhone 5 coming 6 September?

By Paul Lamkin

Everyday on the world wide web there is a frenzy of rumour and speculation about the much anticipated iPhone 5 and the iPad 3, so it's hard to separate the stories filled with substance and the stories filled with nonsense.But there are a couple of reports... Read more

RIM prepares for iMessage arrival with BBM 6 launch

RIM prepares for iMessage arrival with BBM 6 launch

By Paul Lamkin

RIM has officially announced.....no not the new BlackBerry 7 handsets that we're all waiting for - but BlackBerry Messenger 6, or BBM 6 as the kool kids call it.BBM 6 is the result of the BlackBerry Messenger Social Platform that went live to developers... Read more

Updated Android Market now available

Updated Android Market now available

By Paul Lamkin

The all-new Android Market that was announced by Google earlier this month has begun rolling-out to devices in the US.The revamped app store (not to be confused with the App Store) is designed to allow easier browsing and navigation through the hundreds... Read more

International BBC iPlayer iPad app to hit App Store

International BBC iPlayer iPad app to hit App Store

By Paul Lamkin

The international version of the BBC iPlayer has finally landed, via a dedicated iPad app, ending months of speculation as to what exactly the global platform of the hugely successful video on demand platform may entail.Back in December last year Pocket-lint... Read more

Vodafone 555 Blue hands-on

Vodafone 555 Blue hands-on

By Paul Lamkin

The first thing to say about the Vodafone 555 Blue is that it's not blue at all, it's white. Actually the most important thing to say is that the 555 is not a handset to match the likes of the HTC ChaCha - another mobile phone built firmly with Facebook... Read more

ITV Player beta launches on Freesat

ITV Player beta launches on Freesat

By Paul Lamkin

Freesat viewers with a Humax Foxsat-HD box can now access the ITV Player directly through the EPG after a beta trial of the video-on-demand service was announced.The move follows the addition of the BBC iPlayer to Freesat boxes last year as well as the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab finally sees some Gingerbread action

Samsung Galaxy Tab finally sees some Gingerbread action

By Paul Lamkin

Back in May, we told you how the original Android Samsung Galaxy Tab was getting its 2.3 update with the Gingerbread fun already available to Italian fandroids.Well now finally the UK update has gone live too, with owners of the 7-inch former-Froyo device... Read more

AT&T adds QWERTY to the Samsung Galaxy S II equation

AT&T adds QWERTY to the Samsung Galaxy S II equation

By Paul Lamkin

How would you like your Samsung Galaxy S II with a physical QWERTY keyboard?That's the option that will greet AT&T customers in the US, where pics of the physical-keyboard packing handset have been leaked.Although widely available in Europe and Asia,... Read more

Xbox 360 Media Remote and Bluetooth Wireless Headset unveiled

Xbox 360 Media Remote and Bluetooth Wireless Headset unveiled

By Paul Lamkin

Just when you thought that you had all the Xbox 360 accessories that you needed, Microsoft goes and unveils another two - the Media Remote and the Wireless Headset with Bluetooth - that you surely can't live without.Starting with the Media Remote, this... Read more

Bear fun with Kinectimals Now with Bears

Bear fun with Kinectimals Now with Bears

By Paul Lamkin

Looking for some cute gaming fun? Then prepare to have your "awww" sensors hit 11 as Microsoft has announced the follow-up to the kid-friendly Kinect launch title Kinectimals - Kinectimals Now With Bears.Adding five bear cubs to the five cat options already... Read more

Barnes & Noble responds to Amazon with Nook iPad app update

Barnes & Noble responds to Amazon with Nook iPad app update

By Paul Lamkin

Just as Amazon revealed that it will be offering its iPad app Kindle users access to newspapers and magazines, rival Barnes & Noble has done the same with an announcement that periodical access for its iPad Nook app will come "in the coming days".The... Read more

Apple touch keyboard loses the keys

Apple touch keyboard loses the keys

By Paul Lamkin

If the current Apple Mac keyboard isn't magical enough for you (is the keyboard "magical" yet? We can't keep track of all the iThings Jobs has given the magic tag to) then you might be interested to hear that Apple has patented a revolutionary new touchscreen... Read more

HTC Omega: HTC's first Windows Phone 7 Mango device?

HTC Omega: HTC's first Windows Phone 7 Mango device?

By Paul Lamkin

Could the HTC Omega be the Mango-flavoured follow up to the HTC 7 Mozart?It looks that way as detailed specs of the supposed Windows Phone 7.5 device have leaked online, with a spec sheet that hints at a refreshed Mozart.Sadly, there are no pictures to... Read more

iDapt i1 goes green for gadget charging

iDapt i1 goes green for gadget charging

By Paul Lamkin

The UK apparently wastes around £900 million a year powering gadgets that are fully charged (with Mrs Pocket-lint accounting for roughly a third of this) so iDapt has done something to cut the cost to our wallets, and Mother Nature's health, by unveiling... Read more

Firefox OS coming to your smartphone

Firefox OS coming to your smartphone

By Paul Lamkin

Mozilla has announced plans to build a HTML5 based mobile phone OS, in a project labelled Boot to Gecko.Speaking via a developers forum, Mozilla's Andreas Gal stated that "Mozilla believes that the web can displace proprietary, single-vendor stacks for... Read more

Kindle newspaper and magazines added to iOS app

Kindle newspaper and magazines added to iOS app

By Paul Lamkin

The Amazon Kindle app for iOS has been updated to version 2.8, bringing with it a couple of pretty major changes - most notably the addition of magazine and newspaper subscriptions now syncing on your iDevice.The change means that any subscriptions that... Read more

BlackBerry 7 devices launch imminent

BlackBerry 7 devices launch imminent

By Paul Lamkin

Monday wasn't the best of days for RIM - publicly admitting that it is to cut 2,000 jobs - but Tuesday looks like being a bumper day in terms of BlackBerry device launches, according to the company's Twitter and Facebook feeds.On Twitter @BlackBerry stated:"You... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: LogMeIn Ignition review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: LogMeIn Ignition review (iOS)

By Paul Lamkin

LogMeIn Ignition, the popular (if somewhat pricey) remote access app available for iOS devices, recently underwent a few changes - adding a couple of nifty new multimedia based features. In light of this we thought it only best to give it the once over.And... Read more

Tesco Wi-Fi to be free in-store

Tesco Wi-Fi to be free in-store

By Paul Lamkin

Tesco is to take the initiative set by the likes of McDonald's and Starbucks. No, not by offering sub-standard burgers or overpriced coffee - but by giving its customers access to a free Wi-Fi network.The move is part of Tesco's new CEO Philip Clarke's... Read more

RIM to cut 2,000 BlackBerry jobs

RIM to cut 2,000 BlackBerry jobs

By Paul Lamkin

Troubled times at RIM towers? It would seem so, although the Canadian mobile giant it still surprisingly upbeat despite revealing that the company is to slash 11 per cent of its workforce, some 2,000 employees, in a move "which is focused on eliminating... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: On sale in UK 3 August

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: On sale in UK 3 August

By Paul Lamkin

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the super skinny Android tablet, will be hitting UK shops on 3 August.Well, we say shops we actually mean shop. One shop - the Currys and PC World Tottenham Court Road branch in London, which will open its doors at 5pm to... Read more

Onkyo Appy for you to get streaming

Onkyo Appy for you to get streaming

By Paul Lamkin

Onkyo has announced that it is coming to the App party - revealing that an Android streaming app will hit the Android Market in August.The app will allow you to use your Android device, whether that be smartphone or tablet, to beam over music to any one... Read more

Fake Apple Store stays open despite other closures

Fake Apple Store stays open despite other closures

By Paul Lamkin

The fake Apple Store in Kunming province, China, that we told you about on Pocket-lint last week has been allowed to stay open, despite its brazen ripping off of the genuine Genius-tastic experience.This despite the fact that other shops in the region... Read more

Sony DSC-TX55 becomes world's thinnest snapper

Sony DSC-TX55 becomes world's thinnest snapper

By Paul Lamkin

You may have seen our picture happy hands-on with Sony DSC-TX55 earlier on Pocket-lint, now allow us to fill you in on all the official details of the "world's thinnest compact camera".Firstly, it's a good idea to look at just how Sony has managed to... Read more

LG's Android and Windows Phone 7 line-up for 2011 detailed?

LG's Android and Windows Phone 7 line-up for 2011 detailed?

By Paul Lamkin

PocketNow claims to have the low-down on what's coming up on the LG smartphone agenda for the rest of 2011, including numerous Android models and also a Windows Phone 7 Mango one too.Starting with the pick of the Android bunch, the report claims that... Read more

Google kills Toolbar for Firefox 5

Google kills Toolbar for Firefox 5

By Paul Lamkin

Firefox fans who've updated to the latest version and are waiting patiently for Google Toolbar compatibility, we've got some bad news - Google isn't playing ball.The search giant is getting streamlined in its quest for global domination, first it stated... Read more

5th generation iPod touch: Coming in white?

5th generation iPod touch: Coming in white?

By Paul Lamkin

How bored are you about reading about phantom white Apple goods? If very, apologies as you're about to become even more vexed.After the long and never ending saga of the white iPhone 4 - we're now in for months of new white iDevice rumour milling, as... Read more

1 billion smartphone sales a year by 2016

1 billion smartphone sales a year by 2016

By Paul Lamkin

The smartphone bandwagon seems set not just to roll on, but to pick up speed as, by 2016, industry analysts predict that there will be over 1 billion devices sold per year.In 2010 there were between 298 million and 321 million smartphones sold, depending... Read more

LG 55-inch OLED coming in 2012

LG 55-inch OLED coming in 2012

By Paul Lamkin

If the 31-inch OLED TV that LG showed off at IFA blew your tiny mind, then expect it to be blown once more (and much harder) by the news that the Korean electronics company plans to unleash a 55-inch model in the second half of 2012.LG Display's CEO Kwon... Read more

Virgin Media unleashes world's fastest cable broadband

Virgin Media unleashes world's fastest cable broadband

By Paul Lamkin

If 100Mb is described by Virgin Media as "ultrafast" we're not sure we can find the right superlative to describe its 1.5Gb service that it has just revealed details of.The ultramegasuperfast (that kinda works, right?) service is what trialists in London's... Read more

Google+ circles 20 million users in just three weeks

Google+ circles 20 million users in just three weeks

By Paul Lamkin

Facebook took over 3 years to achieve what Google+ has done in just 3 weeks - hit the 20 million users milestone.The figure has been estimated by web analyst ComScore, a number that is double the 10 million figure stated by Google CEO Larry Page just... Read more

LG Optimus 3D lands on Three

LG Optimus 3D lands on Three

By Paul Lamkin

After launching exclusively with the Carphone Warehouse at the beginning of the month, Three has announced that is now offering the LG Optimus 3D directly.The LG Optimus 3D was announced to much fanfare at Mobile World Congress back in February. The 3D... Read more

Microsoft hits record revenues, but still plays second fiddle to Apple

Microsoft hits record revenues, but still plays second fiddle to Apple

By Paul Lamkin

Over at Microsoft HQ in Redmond there will be some big back slapping going on after the tech giant recorded a record quarter and a record year in terms of revenue in its annual report.But behind the slaps and congratulations will be a tinge of anxiety,... Read more

Hulu takeover could mean an Apple TV boost

Hulu takeover could mean an Apple TV boost

By Paul Lamkin

Apple is considering buying out the massively popular US video on demand service Hulu, with a deal worth more than $2 billion on the cards according to a Bloomberg report.The report cites "two people with knowledge of the auction" who we think are distant... Read more