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[15 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Exclusive pictures

An Apple launch is quite something to behold. Think of the footage you’ve seen of young girls screaming at the Beatles in the 60s, then swap Paul McCartney for Apple and the girls for geeks. That is about the closest thing we can think of to describe scene.
The iPhone 4S has been the biggest product Apple has ever launched, managing more than 1 million pre-orders in a single 24 hours. That is an unimaginable amount of consumer demand for a device and proof yet again that Apple fans are …

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[15 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

$8.5 billion sale finalised

Microsoft has successfully bought Skype, with the online video calling company becoming a division within the software giant. The $8.5 billion deal to unite the two massive tech organisations was first revealed back in May and approved by the Federal Trade Commission in June, but has only just been officially announced as completed.
Skype boss Tony Bates will now become the?president of the Skype Division of Microsoft and report directly to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, and it is unlikely that Skype users will see any immediate effect on …

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[15 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

UPDATED: Samsung lawyer slips up

As Apple successfully launches its iPhone 4S phone today, it is also celebrating in US courts as a judge has ruled that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 does infringe on some of Apple’s iPad patents. However, no injunction has been ordered as yet, and there is a question on the validity of some of those patents.
US District Judge Lucy Koh even went as far as denying the request to injunct the Samsung tablet on the grounds of a “utility” patent presented by Apple, but is taking …

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[15 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

All the latest news, reviews and more

18 months of waiting comes to an end as the latest iPhone, the iPhone 4S, goes on sale around the world today: 14 October 2011.
With over?1m pre-orders and expected weekend sales of over 3m iPhone 4S smartphones, the Apple faithful (customers) who’ve yet to pre-order the new phone are getting ready to spend the next few weeks battling for the phone industry’s most sought after gadget. iPhone 4S-wanting people of Leeds, we feel especially sorry for you.
American networks are already reporting that all pre-order …

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[15 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

iFixit lets us see what’s inside

You might be waiting for your iPhone 4S to arrive, but the chaps at iFixit.com have decided just to rip theirs open and see what’s inside so you don’t have to.
So what’s inside? 512MB of DDR2 RAM, an updated Qualcomm MDM6610 chip and 16GB of NAND flash memory courtesy of Toshiba, to name but a few treats.
The final conclusion as to whether you’ll be able to fix it if something goes wrong?
According to the site, the iPhone 4S gets an iFixit repairability score of 6 …

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[15 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Find the right help and then you can put your feet up

If, like us, you’re looking forward to a weekend of World Cup rugby, followed by a bracing walk with the dog and an afternoon in front of the fire reading a favourite book, perhaps rounding things off with a few beers to celebrate the inevitable Welsh victory, then you might just want to take note of www.ratedpeople.com.
Because if, like us, you actually face a weekend of DIY and all the trips to your local retail park and the hassle …

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[15 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

As Google confirms 190 Android devices

Google has announced that Ice Cream Sandwich is complete. To honour the achievement it has erected a statue of an Ice Cream Sandwich Android figure at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View.
As it did with the launch of Gingerbread and Android releases before that, Googlers placed the new giant sized moto on the lawn and released a video on YouTube to celebrate.
The timing of the video, titled “Calling All Ice Cream Sandwich Lovers”?comes as Google announced it would be unveiling the latest version of …

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[15 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

New date and venue

Samsung and Google will announce the next version of Android and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone (aka Nexus Prime) on Wednesday 19 October.?
The announcement will be made at the start of the AsiaD conference in Hong Kong by Android chief Andy Rubin, which starts on Tuesday.
The invite, which features the Ice Cream Sandwich logo, states that the event will be at 10am local time, meaning it will be beamed live to the UK at 2am in the morning.
The second event comes 1 week after the first proposed …

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[13 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Go home

One of the main reasons for choosing an Android smartphone is all the extra Google loveliness that comes in tow. Things like a better Gmail client, decent YouTube player and better integrated Google connectivity all enrich the Android experience.?
One of the main things that Android users often overlook is the dedicated navigation app, which unlike normal Google maps, provides turn by turn directions satnav style. It is useful, accurate and a surprisingly small strain on the battery.
Google Maps with Navigation

Platform
Android

Price
Free

Where
Android Market

Google Maps Navigation comes preloaded on just about every …

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[13 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Dual-core tablets and smartphones only

Grand Theft Auto III is a game us Pocket-linters remember with great affection. We have so many fantastic memories of tearing through one of the first ever truly open world games, wrecking every car in our path and generally smashing people to pieces.?
Since then, the GTA series has continued to innovate. Chinatown Wars is one of the best gaming apps currently available on iOS, its top down open world adventuring being quite unlike anything else on smartphones or tablets. It never, however, quite achieved the levels …