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[13 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

New hybrid pen

Parker has announced a new pen technology that merges the ease of use of a ball point pen with the eloquence of a fountain pen.
Called the Parker 5th Technology, the company states that the new technology, which has taken 18 months to create, answers the three most requested features by pen users around the world; to be smooth, to be clean, and to be reliable.
“The Parker 5th technology is so called because it offers a genuine fifth way of writing, following decades of fine writing being led by …

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[13 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

iOS 5, iPhone 4S, RIM troubles and more…

So iOS 5 has arrived, yet a large number of us still can’t get it to work correctly on our numerous iDevices, so the Pocket-lint team looks at the reasons why – and why the Internet ground to a halt last night.
Rik Henderson, Stuart Miles and Chris Hall also discuss their own personal opinions on the iPhone 4S, and reveal whether or not they were underwhelmed by the announcement of an upgrade to an existing model, rather than an all new handset.
Chris talks …

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[13 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Just as we said

Samsung has announced that it will be holding a launch event in London on 27 October, but for the Galaxy Note not the Nexus Prime, just as Pocket-lint exclusively revealed last week.
There were some that speculated that the press conference at the end of this month would be the rejigged unveiling of the Samsung Nexus Prime handset (aka Samsung Galaxy Prime), which was postponed from its CTIA slot out of respect to the passing away of Apple’s ex-CEO Steve Jobs. However, a source told us that, while …

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[13 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

?5 gift ecard up for grabs

HMV and Ministry of Sound have teamed up in order to bring you, the lucky customer, a deal which could see you taking away a ?5 gift ecard? with any purchase of Ministry of Sound’s new headphone range.
The deal will be launching in 88 stores around the UK and on its website HMV.com, and the promotion has appparently been inspired by an “increased consumer interest and growing retail demand for Ministry of Sound’s headphone range.”
“Designed to suit Ministry of Sound consumers old and …

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Open the pod bay doors Siri

Siri, Apple’s answer to the HAL 9000, has started to reveal unusual answers to questions that presumably Apple knew everyone would ask.?
The obvious ones like “what’s the meaning of life?” call multiple responses. The excited ones however – for example, “what’s the answer to life, the universe and everything?” – show just how far Siri goes to providing an in-depth and conversational experience.?
Ask Siri to “open the pod bay doors” and you will be told “I’m sorry (insert your name here), I’m afraid I can’t …

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[13 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Still can’t say when back to normal

RIM has uploaded a video to its YouTube channel which sees founder Mike Lazaridis issuing an apology for repeated outages and issues to BlackBerry services this week.?
“Since launching BlackBerry in 1999, its been my goal to deliver reliable, real-time communications around the world. We did not deliver on that goal this week… not even close. I apologise for the service outages this week,” says Lazaridis.
Lazaridis then goes on to say that it is too soon to think the issue is fully resolved and that …

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[13 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Says Phones4u

Virtually everyone the world over is excited about the iPhone 4S, Leeds in particular, who according to Phones4u is the most excited city in the country.
Rather unsurprisingly London follows closely behind, with Birmingham up next. Phones4u plans on weighting its stock more towards those regions, so if you don’t manage to grab one perhaps a trip to Leeds is in order.
Phones4u also looked into what exactly was so alluring about the iPhone 4S, the highest result being that people “just wanted one”. 48 per cent of those surveyed had …

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[13 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

On the radar

Foursquare has sent its 4.0 version of its iPhone app live, complete with a new iOS 5 function called Foursquare Radar.
The new app allows you to take advantage of the region monitoring found in iOS 5, and subsequently sends you notifications of places nearby that you keep in lists. Think of them as sort of reminders to check in at your locals.
Say you have multiple friends checked in somewhere, more than three to be exact, then Foursquare Radar will push a notification to your iPhone letting you know.?
You …

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[13 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Gamecube compatibility gone

Nintendo is planning on releasing a new-look Wii console on 4 November as part of a value for money bundle that includes Wii Sports and Wii Party.?
The new Wii will unfortunately lose the console’s ability to take advantage of Gamecube games and accessories, something which many Nintendo fans counted as vital to the console. It is also identical in size to the older generation Wii, looking virtually identical apart from the greater emphasis on the console sitting horizontally.
We spotted the bundle way back in August, when Nintendo told …

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[13 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

You can start working again

Research in Motion, the company behind BlackBerry, is reporting that most of the services in Europe are getting back to normal after 3 days of outage.?
In a statement on its website RIM said:
“From 6am BST today, all services across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as India, have been operating with significant improvement. We continue to monitor the situation 24×7 to ensure ongoing stability. Thank you for your patience.”
The news will be welcomed by BlackBerry users who have been without email or the much …