What is Facebook Home? And how to get it on your existing Android phone

Facebook and its partners have�announced the HTC First, making a U-turn on something it said it would never do: launch a Facebook phone. It won’t be for everyone, but Facebook does hope to tempt you in with a clever Android user interface tweak. And should you not fancy a new mid-range handset you can even convert your existing Android smartphone…

Galaxy S4 vs SGS3: What’s different?

You’re sitting here, reading this, perhaps even on the SGS3, and you’re wondering how the phone you love and cherish just got old. Nothing’s changed in your mind of course, but the world around you has, sorry. Is it really that bad, has the announcement of the new SGS4 made your Samsung Galaxy S3 outdated just as yesterday’s newspaper has…

Secret Skype: Best Skype apps

Welcome once again to the Secret Skype section of our Skype Week on Pocket-lint. As part of five things you may not know you could do with Skype, right now is where we discover that Skype has an SDK and, yes, therefore a bunch of apps all of its own, many of which are well worth a download. So, to…

Samsung Galaxy S4 accessories round-up

So you’ve bought the phone, but that’s not enough, you need some accessories to keep you happy. Luckily, Samsung has thought of just about everything you might need to keep your shiny new handset safe. This means a big selection of cases and covers, as well as the S Band, which is Samsung’s attempt at taking on the Nike FuelBand….

Samsung Galaxy S4 release date and availability: Where can I get it?

Samsung has announced the UK release date for the new Samsung Galaxy S4 at its Unpacked event in New York City. When will you be able to get the new Android flagship phone? If you are in the UK, the release date is the 26 April from the Samsung Experience Store at Westfield Stratford City and all other major operators….

Samsung Galaxy S4: New features explored

The phone you have all been waiting for has arrived. The curtain has been lifted, the box opened and now, finally, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is here. So what’s new about the Samsung flagship? Hot off the press, here is all you need to know about the Galaxy S4’s new features. Hardware Samsung Galaxy S4 display The first big talking…

The most iconic mobile phones in history, celebrating 40 years since the first call

Forty years ago today, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first call on a handheld mobile phone to his rival, Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, from a street corner in New York.  “As I walked down the street while talking on the phone, sophisticated New Yorkers gaped at the sight of someone actually moving around while making…

Samsung Galaxy S4: New features explored

The phone you have all been waiting for has arrived. The curtain has been lifted, the box opened and now, finally, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is here. So what’s new about the Samsung flagship? Hot off the press, here is all you need to know about the Galaxy S4’s new features. Hardware Samsung Galaxy S4 display The first big talking…

HTC One release date and where can I get it?

The HTC One has arrived, bringing with it the latest and greatest that Android has to offer. This means a top of the line 1080p screen, some clever camera tech and plenty more. HTC has confirmed that, unfortunately, HTC One UK availability has been slightly delayed. Instead of the original 15 March date, we’re looking at the end of March,…

What is Vine?

If you’re looking for the latest craze to sweep the globe, then Vine is what you’re after. Vine is a six-second video app that’s owned by Twitter and the idea is to create quick, easy and interesting short films to share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and the world at large. If you’re thinking about finding out more about…