We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

More Digital Home Articles

  • News: LogMeIn Ignition goes free

    Remote access app for iOS moving to a new freemium model.

  • News: Ultimate StarCraft 2 Lego Project Uses 15,000 Bricks

    Everyone loves a good Lego project: Whether it's making an idea off the top of your head to following the instructions on a kit, building Lego creations can be a fun pastime for yourself or with others. It sure looks like Sven Junga also enjoys sitting down with a tub of bricks, given he built this massive Lego battlecruiser.

  • News: Verizon sells 4.2 million iPhones in fourth quarter

    A few months ago, Apple's Tim Cook said he was confident that the company would set an all-time record for iPhone sales in its first quarter (financial results for which will be announced on January 24). If carrier partner Verizon's recently released fourth quarter figures are any indication, that prediction is looking pretty solid: The cellular company more than doubled its iPhone sales from the previous quarter, with 4.2 million new handsets in customers' hands.

  • News: Has the world's largest gadget expo lost its mojo?

    The International Consumer Electronics Show takes place next week in Las Vegas, and as always there will be plenty to trigger our technolust. Teaser press releases from exhibitors augur a new suite of super-thin laptops and mid-range tablets, plus Internet-connected cars and TVs, as well as the latest developments in charging and connecting devices without wires.

  • News: Apple sets China's iPhone 4S launch for Jan. 13

    Apple today announced it would start selling the iPhone 4S in mainland China a week from this Friday -- Jan. 13.

  • News: Live TV coming to Metro PCS smartphones later in 2012

    Metro PCS Communications customers in 14 cities will be able to watch live, local broadcast TV on their mobile phones later this year.

  • News: Roku Streaming Stick Packs Hundreds of Channels in a Thumb-Sized Device

    Roku has unveiled the Streaming Stick, a thumb drive-sized device that offers access to Roku's hundreds of content channels.

  • News: Roku announces Streaming Stick for MHL-enabled HDTVs

    Set-top boxes? Built-in software on your TV? That’s so 2011. For 2012, media center manufacturer Roku is taking a different approach: The company on Wednesday announced that it would be compressing its traditional set-top software into a thumbdrive-sized Streaming Stick, to be available in the second half of 2012.

  • News: Apple TV to get football boost?

    The Daily Mail claims Apple is showing interest in acquiring the next set of live TV rights for the English Premier League

  • News: Google Takes a Step Toward Fighting Android Fragmentation

    A small change regarding the look and feel of Ice Cream Sandwich apps could help Google fight Android fragmentation.

  • News: iPhone 4S to launch in China, 21 other countries

  • News: Broadcom makes home network push

    Broadcom will demonstrate silicon that can use the next-generation coaxial home networking standard, with a real-world speed of 400M bps, at the International Consumer Electronics Show next week.

  • News: New RIM Chairman Will Face Tough Challenges

    Rumors are circulating that RIM will soon shake up its leadership by appointing a new chairman. The maker of the BlackBerry smartphones has had a rough year, and is quickly losing relevance. A change at the top may bring some fresh perspective and new vision, but expecting a new chairman to be a white knight that saves the company may be asking too much.

  • News: 10 Tech Research Projects to Watch

    Technology firms wowed us in 2011, delivering tablets, ultrathin laptops, innovative cloud services, and voice command digital assistants. Not so long ago, the technology underlying these products was nothing more than research and development projects. So, in an effort to peek into our not-so-distant tech future, here's a glimpse at ten promising projects percolating in tech research labs.

  • News: How to Get Free or Cheap Tech Support

    It's bad enough that you have to spend your Sunday with the phone wedged between your shoulder and ear, as you root through your computer's control settings or tangle with a mess of serpentine cables behind your home entertainment system, because something isn't working. Having to pay for help just makes matters worse.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Play it by year

    You can be honest: Did you miss us? The remains of the day was on holiday last week--we won't say it was well deserved--but it returns alongside the new year. Catch up on some of the tidbits from the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012, including Jony Ive's new title, a rare peek inside Apple's past, and, most importantly, the mystery surrounding one Apple Store's public restrooms. The remainders for Tuesday, January 3, 2011 are in with the new.

  • News: Apple schedules Q1 2012 earnings call for January 24

    Curious about how much money Apple’s been making? (Spoiler: Plenty.) The company will dive into specifics for its first quarter results from fiscal year 2012 on January 24 at 2 p.m. Pacific. This will be the company’s second earnings call since Tim Cook took over as CEO, following Steve Jobs’s resignation in August 2011.

  • News: Android Market Tops 400,000 Apps

    Google's Android Market now hosts more than 400,000 active applications from about 100,000 publishers, with the majority of apps available for free, according to an independent study. The Market's app store catalog crossed the 400,000 benchmark over the New Year’s weekend, four months after the Market topped 300,000 apps. Earlier in 2011, the Market also took four months to make the jump from 200,000 to 300,000 apps, according to Distimo, a metrics firm specializing in mobile application stores.

  • News: Steve Jobs Action Figure Looks So Real It's Uncanny (Valley)

    A lot of people loved Apple CEO Steve Jobs before his passing and, in true human fashion, we express our admiration in some pretty strange ways. Take, for instance, this Steve Jobs doll sold by In Icons and distributed by DiD Corp.

  • News: 'Incredibly realistic' Jobs doll set for Feb release

    As honours for a fallen hero go it's hard to beat – Steve Jobs immortalised as an Action Man toy.



IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

Chromebooks: ready for the prime time (but not for everybody)

IDG UK Sites

Hands-on with Sony's latest smartglasses

IDG UK Sites

Tips for selling on eBay: auction tactics to get the best price for second-hand products