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  • A week in reviews: 14 - 18 April

    19 April 2014, 5:00 am by: Mike Lowe

    It's a big week for phones. Not only has the developer preview for Windows Phone 8.1 been unleashed - which, but of course, we've reviewed - but we've unveiled our review of the flagship Sony Xperia Z2. Waterproof, premium, powerful - is it the flagship...
  • Microsoft releases Project My Screen app for PCs

    18 April 2014, 7:52 pm by: Elyse Betters

    The PC program that works with the Project My Screen feature for Windows Phone 8.1 is now available from Microsoft's servers. Once you download the program, you will notice it is a full-screen Windows desktop app at default. That means you can't snap...
  • Facebook bulks Paper app with more features like photo comments in first major update

    18 April 2014, 4:18 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Facebook's Paper social-reading app for iPhone is a little more social today, thanks to its first update that is now rolling out and includes improvements to commenting, among other things. The updated - called version 1.1 - allows Paper to earmark…
  • Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition now available on Google Play for Android too

    18 April 2014, 2:45 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Attention Android RPG fans: Baldur's Gate has come to Android. First published in 1998 and developed by BioWare, Baldur's Gate is a Dungeons and Dragons-style role-playing game for Mac and PC. And now it's available for Android as Baldur's Gate: Enhanced...
  • Samsung's Milk Music service to charge $3.99 per month for ad-free streaming in US

    18 April 2014, 1:32 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Milk Music is barely two months old, but it's already switching gears in order to stay afloat. Samsung has published an infographic on its official blog, subtly announcing that Americans will soon have to fork over $3.99 per month to continue streaming...
  • Buy a Chromecast in the UK and get £4.99 free Google Play credit

    18 April 2014, 11:37 am by: Rik Henderson

    Google is offering customers who buy its content streaming dongle almost five pounds worth of credit on Google Play. What's more, those who have bought a Chromecast in the country since its release in March are also eligible for the offer. The deal is...
  • Don't have Sky? Here's how to watch the Easter weekend Premier League crunch matches

    18 April 2014, 10:29 am by: Rik Henderson

    This Easter bank holiday weekend there are five football matches being shown live on Sky Sports HD that will help determine who ends the long season as champions of the Premier League and who will be in fourth and therefore bag the last Champions League...
  • iPhone 6 concept renders give a glimpse at just how beautiful Apple's future could be

    18 April 2014, 10:25 am by: Rik Henderson

    Last week, some "leaked" schematics of what is claimed to be the iPhone 6 appeared online. Sketches were then shared socially of the suggested design. Now these could both be fabricated, but they do share some elements that have been rumoured elsewhere...
  • Always wanted an orange alligator skin Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit? By Atelier says you can

    18 April 2014, 8:54 am by: Rik Henderson

    Luxury smartphone personalisation company By Atelier has launched a limited edition Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit combination set that will certainly stand out. Both devices are wrapped in orange real alligator leather. The company usually specialises...
  • Google's next Nexus phone could be budget model under £60

    18 April 2014, 7:21 am by: Rik Henderson

    A report has emerged that claims Google is working with Taiwanese chip manufacturer MediaTek on a new Nexus device that will be aimed at the budget end of the smartphone market. Chinese language website mtksj.com, which is somewhat of a MediaTek specialist,...
  • HTC looking to add optical zoom on HTC One (M9) and other 2015 phones

    18 April 2014, 6:38 am by: Rik Henderson

    There's no secret which feature of the HTC One (M8) has been pushed to the forefront of the company's marketing for the device most, the Duo Camera. Like with last year's model, HTC has been most proud of its device's photo-taking abilities and it seems...
  • Microsoft ships 5 million Xbox One consoles worldwide, a record in any other generation

    18 April 2014, 5:29 am by: Rik Henderson

    Microsoft has announced that it has shipped five million Xbox Ones to retailers around the globe, a staggering amount for the company that represents 60 per cent growth on the sales performance of the Xbox 360 in a comparative period. It would be a record...
  • Windows Phone 8.1 review

    18 April 2014, 5:00 am by: Mike Lowe

    Windows Phone 8.1 is (sort of) here and it's a much needed boost to the Microsoft operating system. Better presentation, more personalisation, the voice assist Cortana, quick actions and notifications via Action Center and a number of other tweaks…
  • WhatsApp Voice over LTE is going to push networks to compete or die trying

    18 April 2014, 3:00 am by: Luke Edwards

    WhatsApp recently announced that it will be introducing voice calling in the next few months. According to network software engineers this means huge changes ahead for networks that will result in the death of 3G calls, the start of HD chatting, better...
  • First camera sample from Samsung Galaxy K Zoom appears online

    17 April 2014, 7:50 pm by: Elyse Betters

    The first image sample from the upcoming Samsung Galaxy K's camera has surfaced online, it's claimed. The Galaxy K, otherwise known as the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, is largely expected to launch as the successor to the Galaxy S4 Zoom. The cameraphone's...
  • Want to try on Google Glass at no cost? Just call this phone number

    17 April 2014, 6:37 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Google has launched a try-on program of sorts for Google Glass, its optical head-mounted display that is expected to go on sale in 2014. Although Glass hasn't officially released to the public, Google expanded its Explorer Program earlier this week and...
  • Amazon's Fire TV expands voice search beyond Prime to Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime

    17 April 2014, 5:00 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Amazon's Fire TV just got even more powerful. No, the online retail giant's first set-top box didn't swap out its quad-core processor for something even more punchy; it simply updated voice search. You can now browse and find content on Hulu Plus, Crackle,...
  • Loom to join Dropbox and shut down cloud photo service in May

    17 April 2014, 3:28 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Dropbox has acquired a cloud-based storage and management service for photos and videos called Loom. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Loom, which was still a beta service as of mid-2013, is a San Francisco-based startup comprised of an...
  • Facebook's Nearby Friends feature in US lets you find and track friends on a map and vice versa

    17 April 2014, 2:20 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Possibly a little late to the game, though never too late, Facebook's apps have introduced a Find-My-Friends-like feature in the US called Nearby Friends. But the company has repeatedly stressed one thing about this new feature: it's optional. "Nearby...
  • Flickr apps updated with Instagram-like filters, HD video capture, and more

    17 April 2014, 1:12 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Flickr 3.0 is here. And it brings an overhauled experience to the Flickr photo app for iOS and Android. Apart from the obvious visual changes, Flickr has introduced some fancy features including Instagram-like editing options for photos and videos. You...
  • Watch Dogs game release to get eBook sequel tie-in on same day

    17 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Rik Henderson

    Watch Dogs will be available for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC from 27 May and its one of the most eagerly anticipated games for all platforms. And has been for some time. Since E3 2012, where it was first teased from inside a cupboard (of sorts),...
  • Sony Xperia Z2 review

    17 April 2014, 9:50 am by: Chris Hall

    Sony is in a funny place with its smartphones, pumping out a flagship device refresh every six months, rather than on a yearly cycle like most of its rivals. This sees the Sony Xperia Z2 landing seven months after the Z1's September launch, offering much...
  • LED street lights make Jersey brighter for cheaper, rest of the UK to follow starting in London

    17 April 2014, 9:30 am by: Luke Edwards

    It seems crazy that LED lighting, which is now in most gadgets, hasn't made it into street lights. Jersey is pioneering LED street lights that have halved the energy bills on the island. That means brighter light, for cheaper, lighting up pedestrians...
  • Sonos tests software to turn its music streaming system completely wireless

    17 April 2014, 9:18 am by: Rik Henderson

    Sonos is testing software that will make your Sonos wireless home music system truly wireless. At present, you need to have one component - either a Bridge or one of the speakers - connected by LAN cable to a router. However, advanced Wi-Fi software...
  • Background defocus: HTC One M8 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Google Camera app

    17 April 2014, 8:57 am by: Chris Hall

    The latest battle in the war of smartphone cameras appears to be for background defocus supremacy. HTC launched the HTC One (M8) with a second sensor for depth detection, perhaps the largest offensive in the bokeh wars. Samsung and Sony both offer…

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