David Crookes

David Crookes is a journalist, author, exhibition curator and communications manager.

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Apple makes try-before-you-buy possible for app users

App developers are being given the ability to offer free trials of their products to users of Apple devices.

Microsoft praises Molyneux as he heads to new firm

Acclaimed British videogame developer Peter Molyneux has left Lionhead Studios and Microsoft to work for a new independent company.

App Store hits 25bn downloads in under four years

An Apple customer is set to receive $10,000 in iTunes vouchers after the App Store hit 25 billion downloads.

Review: Everybody's Golf

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Review: WipEout 2048

Format: Playstation Vita

Review: Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Format: Playstation Vita

Sony's Vita console sales hit 1.2 million

Sony's latest handheld games console, the PlayStation Vita, has sold 1.2 million units worldwide.

British Library starts videogame website archive project

Curators at The British Library have begun the process of archiving videogame websites to preserve gaming culture for future generations.

To protect yourself from spammers, it's best to use a spare email address when registering on websites

The data goldmine: Why forgetting to log out can cost you dearly

David Crookes finds out how much stolen Twitter accounts, hacked eBay pages and more are really worth.

Sky Atlantic goes mobile in battle for viewers

The battle for television viewers has hotted up today with the launch of Sky Atlantic on mobile phones and tablets.

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Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week