Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino which has been growing rapidly since he bought his first Mac several years ago, and in an attempt to curb it somewhat, he also writes for Cult of Mac. His fascination with technology began with his first Nokia 5110 a long time ago. When he isn't tapping away behind a keyboard, he's either putting his thumbs to work in front of a PlayStation or spending time with his fiancée and two daughters.

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Nokia Reports $754 Million Operating Loss for Q3 2012, With Just 2.9 Million Lumias Sold

Nokia Reports $754 Million Operating Loss for Q3 2012, With Just 2.9 Million Lumias Sold

Killian Bell

Nokia announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2012 on Thursday morning, and they don't make for pleasant reading. The Finnish firm revealed a $754 million (€576 million) operating loss on $9.49 billion (€7.239 billion) in net sales, with just 2.9 million Lumia devices sold during the three-month period. That's a 27.5% decrease in sales over the last quarter, when 4...

Microsoft Announces Xbox Music, A Free Music Streaming Service Coming October 16

Microsoft Announces Xbox Music, A Free Music Streaming Service Coming October 16

Killian Bell

Microsoft has this morning introduced Xbox Music, a new music streaming service that will be available for free (with ads) on Windows 8 and Windows RT computers and tablets. Xbox Music will also be available on Xbox 360 and other tablets, PCs, and phones — without advertising — with an Xbox Music Pass subscription priced at $9.99 per month. Xbox Music is the “first all-in-one music...

Apple Seeds Another OS X Mountain Lion Beta With Facebook Integration, New Features

Apple Seeds Another OS X Mountain Lion Beta With Facebook Integration, New Features

Killian Bell

Apple has seeded yet another OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 beta to registered developers. This release, which sports build number 12C50, is the fourth seed in under a month, and it indicates the software's public release is imminent. But unlike the other three, this one includes a number of new features. It has that much-anticipated Facebook integration built-in, like previous 10.8.2 betas...

Galaxy Note II Leaked (Three Times!) by Samsung Ahead of Official Unveiling? (Update)

Galaxy Note II Leaked (Three Times!) by Samsung Ahead of Official Unveiling? (Update)

Killian Bell

Who needs moles and sources when a company leaks its own unreleased products? That’s what Samsung just did when it posted a picture of what is believed to be the Galaxy Note II on its official Facebook page for Pakistan… three times! The image originally went up with the caption, “Picture perfect view made even more perfect with Samsung Galaxy S3.” But clearly, the image above isn’t a...

Sony Computer Entertainment Acquires Cloud-Based Gaming Company Gaikai for $380 Million

Killian Bell

In what can only be considered a very exciting move for any gamer, Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has announced this morning that it has acquired cloud-based game streaming company Gaikai for approximately $380 million. Founded in 2008, Gaikai isn't too different to OnLive, another cloud-based gaming company that is already becoming hugely popular. The service delivers high-quality...

RIM Under Mounting Pressure to Divide Company, Partner With Microsoft Following BB10 Delay

RIM Under Mounting Pressure to Divide Company, Partner With Microsoft Following BB10 Delay

Killian Bell

Research in Motion announced yesterday that its long-awaited BlackBerry 10 operating system had been delayed until 2013 — much to the dismay of increasingly frustrated BlackBerry fans the world over. With the Canadian company counting on this operating system — and the devices that will run it — to turn its fortunes around, the delay hasn't been well received by anyone. Reuters is now...