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Mozilla give us some fun facts regarding their much loved browser during 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Mozilla’s popular Firefox browser has sat at the top of the rankings since 2009, beating off the likes of veteran browser Internet Explorer and relative (2008) newcomer, Google Chrome.

Mozilla Infographic top

Over the course of 2011, we’ve seen Mozilla push new features and extend the Firefox family with the likes of Firefox for Android and their development channel Firefox Aurora, but let them team show just what they got up to across the last 12 months. Read more »

Apple flexes its legal muscle as another patent won makes it harder for other smartphone platforms

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Have you ever been in the middle of a phone call and had the need to quick switch applications, perhaps to check an address or a location on the map, well unless your using an iPhone, this handy feature might not be around for long.

Apple's legal might

We’re only half way through the week and Apple have already blocked HTC (and by extension Google) from utilizing a feature already implemented within Android (at least in the US), but now it appears that another such instance could disappear from any smartphone not touched by the hand of Apple. Read more »

The Old Republic shows up on our scanners looking to fill the Star Wars MMORPG void [VIDEO]

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The wait was over for many a Jedi and Sith-in-training yesterday, as Star Wars: The Old Republic; EA, BioWare and LucasArts’ new MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) finally launched on PC.

A Sith looking moody with twin red light sabres

The title itself fills the gap left by the last Star Wars MMO, Star Wars: Galaxies which saw varied interest between its launch in 2003 and its recent shutdown, less than a week ago (December 15th). Read more »

Hackers could now bring Siri to the iPhone 4 without incurring Apple’s legal wrath

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Hackers and modders have already figured out ways around Apple’s encrypted servers to bring the iPhone 4S‘s previously exclusive voice assistant Siri to Apple’s older i-devices.

Siri on iP4 take 2

Now however it looks like Apple might have undergone a change of heart, or at least allowed a lapse in security. There are still no official plans from Apple to bring Siri to the iPhone 4, but there are clues in iOS 5.0.1 that could give 4 users some Siri goodness via other means. Read more »

Gametel Portable Games Controller for Android aims to bring greater feel to your mobile gaming [REVIEW]

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We caught wind of Fructel’s Bluetooth games controller not long ago, designed to give any Android device a little more gaming freedom with its dedicated gaming controls.

Asphalt 5 HD on an HTC Desire Z using the Gametel Bluetooth gamepad

Well, now we’ve actually had the chance to take the Gametel games controller for a spin so we can really tell you what it’s all about. Read more »

Microsoft’s Kinectimals makes its way onto iPhone and iPad, expands their growing iOS library

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It was but just the other week we wrote about Microsoft’s My Xbox LIVE app launching exclusively on their key rival’s mobile platform, iOS and now we have another title from the Washington-based tech giants, Kinectimals.

Kinectimals scratch your sofa and malt hair all over your iOS device

Just six weeks after its Windows Phone counterpart launched, the cuddly cubs are now popping up on iOS too. Read more »

My Xbox LIVE for iOS and Xbox Companion for Windows Phone give you new ways to interact with your Xbox 360

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Microsoft began rolling out the latest dashboard update for Xbox 360 consoles everywhere yesterday, bringing a new look and a number of new features to the platform.

the logos on their respective compatible devices

As well as the metro-style UI, Kinect support for controlling the dash and voice search powered by Bing, the update coincides with simultaneous launches of companion apps for both iOS and Windows Phone. Read more »

Reading rainbow: iBooks updated to 1.5, we like what we read

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iBooks for iOS just got a major update in time for the holiday season. Version 1.5 brings a welcome new feature set to the eReader app, including new view modes, new fonts and notable improvements on existing features too.

trying to show the new features on iBooks in pictorial form can get confusing

We gave the update a quick test drive with the help of Charles Dickens’ – A Christmas Carol (it is nearly Christmas after all) and the features most certainly do wonders for iBooks. Read more »

Chinese hackers bring a fully functioning port of Siri to the iPhone 4 [VIDEO]

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A group of Chinese hackers who go by the name ‘CD-Team’ have created a working iteration of the iPhone 4S‘s well known voice assistant, Siri. Since the inclusion of Siri on the iPhone 4S, hackers have been trying to modify, hack or in some way manipulate the underlying coding so that the unique service can run on other iOS-endowed devices, but as of yet, we haven’t seen a successful release.

Siri on the iPhone 4, hey Apple, you mad bro?

This latest solution only currently works on the iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch 4G with a jailbroken version of either iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.0.1, so if you were hoping for some Siri action from your iPhone 3GS or your iPad 2, you’re going to find yourself waiting a very long time. Read more »

Napster dies all over again, unlikely to rise from the ashes a third and final time

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In case you feel like you’ve been here before, you’re not wrong. Audiophiles who like to share audio files will remember Napster making a name for itself in 1999 and the early 2000′s and subsequently bowing out again by 2002, only to come back from the dead in 2003.

Napster take two

It now looks as though the music service won’t be cheating death a second time around however. Read more »

FIFA 12 kicks off the holiday season on the Xperia PLAY, coming to other Xperia’s soon [VIDEO]

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Get your studs out and put your favourite kit on, because FIFA 12 comes out today on the Android Market, assuming you own a PLAY that is.

FIFA 12, now on console and mobile

Yesterday we spoke with EA Mobile’s Andrei Lazarescu and Alexandru Ruse alongside Sony Ericsson’s Tim Harrison (Head of Content and Marketing) to talk not only about the latest iteration of FIFA, but the PLAY as a mobile gaming device and its place in the mobile market as it is today, 8 months on from launch. Read more »

Nokia’s Lumia Live event coverage featuring DJ Deadmau5 is out [VIDEO]

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We made ourselves comfortable yesterday on the balcony of a hotel overlooking the crowds, the Thames and Millbank Tower in London to watch Nokia’s Lumia Live event, featuring famed DJ Deadmau5.

DJ Deadmau5 wearing some Swiss cheese headgear

Nokia certainly did promote the Lumia 800 in style last night and it’s purely a case now of seeing whether its sales figures reflect the hype. Deadmau5 played an excellent set and despite his rise to international DJ fame, he remains very humble when he’s away from the DJ booth. Read more »

Reporting from Nokia’s Lumia Live event on the bank of the Thames in London [LIVESTREAM]

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We’ve just witnessed the first taste of DJ Deadmau5 kicking off what should be an absolute spectacle as a visual extravaganza is set to take place on the south side of Millbank Tower, London for Nokia’s Lumia Live event.

The Lumia 800 in the fore and Millbank Tower behind

As you’ll see from the photos, the crowds are already five rows thick lining the edge of the river and mysterious projections have already started to appear on the side of the adjacent tower. Read more »

Identity Crisis: Confused Nokia N9 can’t choose which OS to use, comes with 7 to cover all the bases [VIDEO]

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Proud owners of a new Nokia N9 are probably more than happy with its unique, quirky and individual OS MeeGo, but for some, that just isn’t enough.

Screen from the video demo of this confused device

This unusual looking lime green N9 has been demoed on video showcasing its ability to switch between not just one, but seven different mobile operating systems. Of course it’s not some special edition or in house unit leaked from the Finns but in fact a peculiar shanzhai/’Nok-off’ straight from the back streets of China. Read more »

Points Mean Prizes: Nokia talk to us about how they aim to get the best from retailers

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The other day we received a call from Edward Thompson, Nokia’s Channel Manager for the UK and Ireland and he wanted to talk to us about ‘The Connection’ from Nokia and how it’s designed to help retail make the most of the Finns’ new flagship device.

A screenshot of Nokia's new retail staff centered microsite all about the Lumia 800

The Nokia Lumia 800 is now available in a number of markets including the UK and Ireland and for those of you who live there, chances are you’ve already seen at least one Lumia 800 advert, whether it be online or in the street, but the message is clear, Nokia want the Lumia to sell and sell well. Read more »