APP OF THE DAY: Spotify Windows Phone 8 review

It has been a long wait, but Spotify has finally arrived for Windows Phone 8. This means Nokia Lumia 920 owners can now take advantage of their Spotify subscriptions and listen to music on their mobiles.  It doesn’t vary much from the Windows Phone 7 version, but the crucial thing is, that it is here. So what do you get…

WhatsApp now available for BlackBerry 10: Free cross-platform messaging over data

Cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp is now available for BlackBerry 10 users, allowing them to send text messages, audio, photo and video for free over data.  WhatsApp was covered at the BlackBerry 10 launch event. It comes with native push notifications along with contact integration, doing away with any need to re-enter anything. When you open WhatsApp for the first time…

Which Samsung Galaxy S4 will you get? Processor variants listed by country

The Samsung Galaxy S4 could be getting an 8-core variant in the UK after all. A list put together by Sammobile reveals which countries will be getting what version of the phone, and some will get both. For those who don’t know, Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 as an Exynos 5 octa-core handset, before revealing that there would be a…

Google Chrome World Wide Maze will turn your website into a game

In what has to be the ultimate way to bring your website to life, Google has put together a Chrome browser game, controlled by your smartphone, that can turn any web page into a maze. Think of it like Marble Madness, but with any website of your choice. Naturally we opted for Pocket-lint, with the Chrome tweak instantly turning our…

Samsung profits expected to double on last year’s in latest earnings call

One of the knock-on effects of Samsung’s stratospheric rise to fame is cash. Lots of cash. Samsung is expecting a 53 per cent rise in Q1 profits over the same period last year, with a total of $7.7 billion. That huge operating profit figure comes from an earnings forecast released by Samsung today. It is down, however, against the end of…

BBM Voice arrives on BlackBerry 5 handsets

BlackBerry clearly hasn’t forgotten about the elders of its current handset line up, despite all the excitement around the Z10. The company has brought BBM 7 and BBM voice to phones running BlackBerry 5, a fairly old operating system. The BBM 7.0.1 software lets you chat over Wi-Fi on your phone, Skype style, so you can talk BlackBerry to BlackBerry…

Skype for Windows Phone gets update, People Hub and HD video now included

Skype initially launched with People Hub integration, then Microsoft switched it off and now, finally, it has returned. An update for Windows Phone 8 which should arrive this week will bring back the integration as well as add HD video chat. Provided you have the “Portico” update installed on your handset, then the upgrade should appear. People Hub will now…

LG mocks Samsung in super-size Times Square ad

Samsung has been quite keen to push the Times Square factor of its Galaxy S4 launch, sending out pics of the gigantic and presumably extremely expensive adverts with which it has adorned the square. Now LG has seen fit to engage in a game of “my ad’s bigger than your ad”, planting an even bigger advert for its Optimus G handset…

Android head moves on, replaced by Chrome lead, what’s next for Google?

Google’s Andy Rubin is no longer in charge of Android. As revealed in a blog post earlier today from Larry Page, Sundar Pichai is to replace Rubin as leader of Android.  This is a big deal, as it was Rubin who worked wonders with Android, helping transform it to what it is today. As Larry Page explains: ”Sergey and I first…

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…

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