Author Archives: Darren Allan

Darren Allan
Darren was a staff writer and then Deputy Editor at IDG Media on PC Home. He has since moved to become a freelance journalist, writing for various computer and gaming related websites for the past twelve years. He has also co-authored two humour books, “The Crap Old Days” and “1001 Ridiculous Ways to Lose a Fortune”.

 

Xbox 720 and PS4 to go more free-to-play

xbox Apparently both Microsoft and Sony are going to focus more on free-to-play games, and in-app purchases, with their next-generation consoles due out at the end of the year. In other words,.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Gaming News: PC, Xbox, PS3 & Nintendo

Facebook video adverts incoming?

facebook Facebook could be on the verge of introducing video adverts this summer, according to the latest social network speculation. The usual “sources familiar with the matter” have been talking to the.. more
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Nokia Lumia 928 shown off

nokia-lumia-lowlight Nokia is going to unveil a new Windows Phone handset, the Lumia 928, next week (on May 14 to be precise). So what’s it all about? Well, the phone is the.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Mobile Phone News: Networks, Handsets, Mobile Computing, Smartphone News

Dead Island: Riptide still number one

Zombies are proving ever popular, with Deep Silver’s sequel Dead Island: Riptide holding onto the top spot in the UK all-format game chart for a second week in a row. Injustice: Gods Among Us was also a non-mover at number two behind it. Tomb Raider.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Gaming News: PC, Xbox, PS3 & Nintendo

BlackBerry is on the up and up?

The latest buzz from analysts regarding BlackBerry (the company formerly known as RIM) is that its fortunes have taken an upward swing. At least according to an analyst from Jeffries, Peter Misek, who stated in a message to clients that sales of the BlackBerry Q10.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Mobile Phone News: Networks, Handsets, Mobile Computing, Smartphone News

Android Jelly Bean muscles past Ice Cream Sandwich

The latest data concerning the market share of the various different versions of Android from the Android Developers website is in – and Jelly Bean is finally more widespread than Ice Cream Sandwich. The data collected (via Play store logins) on Google’s mobile OS shows.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Android News, Mobile Phone News: Networks, Handsets, Mobile Computing, Smartphone News

Call of Duty: Ghosts revealed

The next instalment in the mighty Call of Duty series has been revealed, and it goes by the name of Ghosts. Activision has announced that Ghosts will “usher in the next generation of the franchise,” and it will be a new “gameplay experience” built on.. more
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Nook Simple Touch on offer for £29

If you’ve been waiting for the right moment to dip your toes into the e-reading waters, then now is the time to take that plunge – given that Barnes & Noble has reduced its basic e-reader to just £29. Normally, the Nook Simple Touch is.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Computer News: Hardware, Tablet PC's, Computing, Tablet PC news

Dead Island: Riptide is number one

Dead Island: Riptide has taken the top spot in the UK all-format chart, as compiled by Chart Track. Koch Media and Deep Silver’s sequel to the popular Dead Island only sold half as many copies as the original, but that was still enough for it.. more
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Facebook’s popularity slides in UK and US

Facebook is on the wane – at least in developed nations which have had the social network on the go for a long time now, such as the UK and US. Back in September of last year, Facebook hit 1 billion worldwide users, a pretty.. more
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