Features archive

  • The TVs of CES 2014: Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG and more

    The TVs of CES 2014: Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG and more

    By 7 January 2014

    As the biggest consumer electronics trade show in the world, CES is a hotbed for all manner of brand new home entertainment kit, with even smartphones getting a look in in more recent times. However, the one area of the tech industry that has always been...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact release date, price and where to get it

    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact release date, price and where to get it

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony has announced the Xperia Z1 Compact at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, featuring a smaller screen but many of the flagship specs found on its bigger brother. So the next question on everyone's lips is, where can I get it? We will be updating this feature...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference?

    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference?

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony has announced a "Compact" version of its Xperia Z1, bringing with it many of the flagship features from its bigger brother and setting a new standard in the "mini" smartphone market. But with the Moto G being the star of the smaller, more affordable,...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z1: What's the difference?

    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z1: What's the difference?

    By 7 January 2014

    There have been a few smartphone manufacturers creating "mini" versions of their flagship handsets, and Sony is the latest to join the party, but it isn't a case of déjà vu here. Rather than take the Xperia Z1 and reduce the size and the specs, as many...

  • CES 2014: What to expect at the world's largest consumer electronics trade show

    CES 2014: What to expect at the world's largest consumer electronics trade show

    By 2 January 2014

    The world's largest consumer electronics trade show opens its doors on 7 January, less than a month away, and although we don't expect there to be any truly groundbreaking technology launches, there will still be plenty of cool kit unveiled for the very...

  • Missed the New Year's Eve fireworks? Here's some of the best in superb YouTube-o-vision

    Missed the New Year's Eve fireworks? Here's some of the best in superb YouTube-o-vision

    By 2 January 2014

    And so we are now a couple of days into 2014 and for many, the end of 2013 went with a bang. Several in fact. Major cities around the world held spectacular firework displays that saw in the new year for each in style. It could even be said that some...

  • Essential Android games: First 5 games to download on your new smartphone

    Essential Android games: First 5 games to download on your new smartphone

    By 1 January 2014

    If you own a new smartphone and would like to stock up on the absolute, must-have games for Android, there are some essential games you should download immediately after setting up a new phone. The Google Play Store is filled with thousands of apps, games,...

  • Samsung in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

    Samsung in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

    By 1 January 2014

    A new year is upon us and with it come lots of new gadgets and products to look forward to - or so we hope. We have already predicted what we think Apple will be bringing to the table in 2014 based on rumours, leaks, analysts and insiders, and now it...

  • Apple in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

    Apple in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

    By 1 January 2014

    The last 12 months are in your rear view mirror and you're looking forward to seeing what Apple has up its sleeve in terms of new gadgets and products on which to spend your hard-earned cash. You want to know if the next iPhone will have a larger display,...

  • 9 companies fighting to stay alive in 2014

    9 companies fighting to stay alive in 2014

    By 1 January 2014

    As we enter a new year of hope for a rapidly expanding tech industry we also have to take stock that the times ahead, while full of promise, could also be fraught with trouble for some. In 2013, we lost games publisher THQ and video retail chain Blockbuster...

  • Microsoft in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

    Microsoft in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

    By 1 January 2014

    By all counts Microsoft had a huge 2013: it launched the Xbox One, Windows Phone gained ground in the market, the executive level had a "One Microsoft" reorginisation, and Windows 8.1 was released for the Windows 8 naysayers. However, 2014 truly is shaping...

  • Essential iPhone games: 10 games to download for your new phone now

    Essential iPhone games: 10 games to download for your new phone now

    By 31 December 2013

    The iPhone is a handheld gaming console. It's not nearly as powerful as the Xbox One or PlayStation 4, but it can handle plenty of action-packed titles and render intensive, stunning graphics. Developers know this, too. That's why the App Store is loaded...

  • Pocket-lint tech year in review 2013 in pictures

    Pocket-lint tech year in review 2013 in pictures

    By 31 December 2013

    Over the past 12 months, Pocket-lint has covered just about everything in the tech, gadget and games industry that moved and many things that didn't. And along the way, with a team armed with cameras of all makes and sizes, we've managed to capture...

  • Pocket-lint tech year in review 2013: The losers

    Pocket-lint tech year in review 2013: The losers

    By 31 December 2013

    Although we've had a fantastic year in the world of technology, gadgets and gizmos, with some superb products and entire new categories starting their invasion on the market, some companies will also, for one reason or another, want to forget 2013. Pocket-lint...

  • Pocket-lint tech year in review 2013: The winners

    Pocket-lint tech year in review 2013: The winners

    By 31 December 2013

    So the year is almost over and we've been treated to an amazing line-up of kit launches and new technologies hitting the market in 2013. Some brands and products have done better than others though, and have had an amazing year. That's why Pocket-lint...

  • Gear of the Year 2013: The Pocket-lint team's favourite tech gadgets of the year

    Gear of the Year 2013: The Pocket-lint team's favourite tech gadgets of the year

    By 31 December 2013

    It's been a rollercoaster ride through the world of tech in 2013. The promise of wearable tech seems to have all but worn off - pun intended - and we're at the advent of Ultra HD 4K content and devices becoming mainstream. Or supposedly. The chatter of...

  • Pocket-lint's favourite tech moments of 2013

    Pocket-lint's favourite tech moments of 2013

    By 31 December 2013

    The year is almost over and we've had an amazing year all round. There have been so many products, especially phones, tablets and other mobile devices in the last 12 months that we've been very busy bunnies here on Pocket-lint, and we've enjoyed every...

  • Best Android apps: First apps to download

    Best Android apps: First apps to download

    By 26 December 2013

    If you're the proud owner of a brand new Android device (or just looking for inspiration), then one of the first things you'll be wanting to do is get some great apps. Although all phones will do a lot in their naked form, it's the apps that really dress...

  • Best iPad Air cases: Treat your new Apple tablet

    Best iPad Air cases: Treat your new Apple tablet

    By 25 December 2013

    If you have your hands on an Apple iPad Air, or are hoping to get your hands on one this Christmas, then you've come to the right place. We've rounded up a few of the cases that piqued our interest so you can make sure your new iPad is fully protected...

  • Android tips and tricks for beginners

    Android tips and tricks for beginners

    By 25 December 2013

    If you're holding your shiny new Android smartphone and are wondering how to get the most from it, then you've come to the right place. Whether this is your first smartphone, you've just hopped over from an iPhone, or you've had a number of Android handsets,...

  • Xbox One tips and tricks: Here's what your new console can do

    Xbox One tips and tricks: Here's what your new console can do

    By 25 December 2013

    After months of talk and trepidation, we're only a gnat's hair away from the launch of the Xbox One and the beginning of the next-generation of gaming - at least in the UK. It's exciting, not just what this means for gamers themselves, but also for entertainment...

  • PS4 tips and tricks: Here's what your new console can do

    PS4 tips and tricks: Here's what your new console can do

    By 25 December 2013

    So the UK launch of the PlayStation 4 is just about here. Brits are going to get their hands on a console we've been reading about since its official launch in February - a bit longer than that too, if we're being honest. The next generation is well and...

  • Best iPhone apps: First apps to download

    Best iPhone apps: First apps to download

    By 25 December 2013

    It's Christmas Day - and you have a shiny new iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C. You must have been good this year. Awesome. So, now what? You start buying hundreds of iPhone apps, naturally. But before you go hog wild and spend all of your hard-earned iTunes gift...

  • Best iPad Air apps: All the iPad apps you just can't live without

    Best iPad Air apps: All the iPad apps you just can't live without

    By 25 December 2013

    It's that time of year again when family and friends are generous with their hard-earned money, buying iTunes gift cards or (better yet) iPad Airs for loved ones. If you're one of the lucky who have received Apple's latest iPad along with some spending...

  • Five last-minute Christmas gadget tips

    Five last-minute Christmas gadget tips

    By 23 December 2013

    Christmas Day is almost here, but there is still time to make sure your day goes perfectly - well, certainly if gadgets are involved. Screwdriver and batteries If you've bought the kids a menagerie of electronic toys they will all most certainly come...