Archive for Chris Hall

  • Forza Motorsport 5 review
    4.5 out of 5

    Forza Motorsport 5 review

    By 20 November 2013

    Forza Motorsport races back onto our screens, this time as an Xbox One launch title, looking to showcase the new Xbox's power. When were introduced to Forza 5 on the Xbox One, Dan Greenawalt, creative director at Turn 10 Studios, pointed out that usually...

  • Xbox One voice commands list: How to control your new console

    Xbox One voice commands list: How to control your new console

    By 20 November 2013

    One of the key features of the new Xbox One is voice control. Microsoft has gone all out to give you a comprehensive range of voice commands so you can get your Xbox One working for you without lifting a finger. But where can you find that elusive list...

  • Xbox One: How to stream content using DLNA

    Xbox One: How to stream content using DLNA

    By 20 November 2013

    The Xbox One will let you stream content to the console using DLNA, although on day one there's no native support to initiate those streams, so the console acts as a receiver only. That means Xbox One won't go out and find content on your network, so...

  • Xbox One review
    5 out of 5

    Xbox One review

    By 20 November 2013

    The two factions of the next-gen console war have laid out their lines, Sony PlayStation 4 on one side, Microsoft Xbox One on the other. Only the lucky few, or very dedicated, will be able to afford both, continuing the gaming stand-off that's been running...

  • Nexus 5 review
    4.5 out of 5

    Nexus 5 review

    By 14 November 2013

    For many Android fans, the Nexus line is the ultimate expression of Google's mobile ambitions: affordable, powerful and unfettered with manufacturer customisation, the Nexus offers the purest Google Android experience you'll find. It's no surprise, then,...

  • Hands-on Motorola Moto G review: A Nexus by stealth

    Hands-on Motorola Moto G review: A Nexus by stealth

    By 13 November 2013

    Motorola has announced a new handset, the Moto G, that's designed to deliver a premium experience at a price that all can afford. Launched at an event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the new handset is looking to avoid the pitfalls of current budget handsets, by...

  • Android 4.4 KitKat review
    4 out of 5

    Android 4.4 KitKat review

    By 13 November 2013

    Another year, another version of Google's Android operating system. This time it's version 4.4, better known as Android KitKat. Yup, the Nestle four-finger chocolate wafer bar will have its name aligned with tech as much as it does with casual confectionery....

  • Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review
    4 out of 5

    Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review

    By 12 November 2013

    The latest update to Amazon's home-grown tablet range brings the HDX. It comes in two sizes - there's an 8.9-inch model and a 7-inch model - and we've been nestling down with the smaller model to review. It's priced to compete with Google's own Nexus...

  • Xbox One dashboard preview: Here's how your next-gen console will work

    Xbox One dashboard preview: Here's how your next-gen console will work

    By 8 November 2013

    When it comes to the Xbox One, we've seen a lot of games, we've read a lot about features, we've been following the news up and down as Microsoft fleshes out the details heading towards the 22 November launch date. There's one area of the Xbox One that...

  • Ryse: Son of Rome preview: Playing Crytek's vision of next-gen gaming

    Ryse: Son of Rome preview: Playing Crytek's vision of next-gen gaming

    By 7 November 2013

    As an Xbox One exclusive and one of the headline launch titles for the new Microsoft console, there's a lot resting on Ryse: Son of Rome's armour-clad shoulders. We sat down with Yannick Boucher, Project Manager at Crytek, to play through four levels...

  • Pebble adds full iOS 7 notification integration, announces SDK 2.0 with new APIs

    Pebble adds full iOS 7 notification integration, announces SDK 2.0 with new APIs

    By 6 November 2013

    Pebble has enhanced support for iPhone users on iOS 7, with full Notification Center integration thanks to the latest iOS app and Pebble watch update. The new development means that you'll be able to have seamless integration with your notifications,...

  • SwiftKey 4.3 Layouts for Living exits beta, customary 50 per cent discount offered

    SwiftKey 4.3 Layouts for Living exits beta, customary 50 per cent discount offered

    By 6 November 2013

    SwiftKey, the popular smart keyboard for Android, has moved its latest version 4.3 out of beta, meaning the latest features are now available as a free update for existing users via Google Play. SwiftKey 4.3 brings Layouts for Living, which gives you...

  • Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review
    4 out of 5

    Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 review

    By 6 November 2013

    Dare to be different. That seems to be Lenovo's mantra as the company looks to deliver a "better way" of using an Android tablet. The company's answer? The Yoga Tablet 10. Shelve your thoughts of something really wacky, though, as the Yoga isn't that...

  • HTC Sense 5.5 vs Sense 5: New features, tweaks and changes reviewed

    HTC Sense 5.5 vs Sense 5: New features, tweaks and changes reviewed

    By 5 November 2013

    HTC Sense 5.5 is now official, along with the launch of the HTC One max, the Taiwanese company's 5.9-inch phablet. But if you've already got the HTC One in your pocket, then there's good news: you're in line to be updated to Sense 5.5, so you'll get many...

  • Android 4.4 KitKat release date, rumours and everything you need to know

    Android 4.4 KitKat release date, rumours and everything you need to know

    By 31 October 2013

    Google made the surprise move of announcing that the next version of Android would be known as KitKat, rather than the Key Lime Pie that was widely suspected. As we look towards the launch of the next version of Google's mobile OS, which we expect to...

  • Nexus 5 release date, rumours and everything you need to know

    Nexus 5 release date, rumours and everything you need to know

    By 31 October 2013

    With the Nexus 4 now being the oldest device in the Nexus stable, it's time to turn our attention to the Nexus 5. When will the Nexus 5 launch? What will be different? How will it compare to the Nexus 4? There's a swirl of rumour and speculation circulating...

  • Lenovo Yoga Tablet vs Nexus 7 and Nexus 10: What's the difference?

    Lenovo Yoga Tablet vs Nexus 7 and Nexus 10: What's the difference?

    By 30 October 2013

    Lenovo has promised that its new Lenovo Yoga Tablet will offer a better way: a better way of using your tablet practically in all the different situations you might find yourself. A unique design enables this, providing some differentiation from other,...

  • Lenovo Yoga Tablet: 8 and 10-inch Android tabs integrate stand, promise a 'better way'

    Lenovo Yoga Tablet: 8 and 10-inch Android tabs integrate stand, promise a 'better way'

    By 30 October 2013

    Lenovo had been promising a "better way" of using your tablet and the result is the Lenovo Yoga Tablet, a tablet that comes with its own hinged stand. Lenovo took to the stage at a launch event in Milan, paralleled with an event in Los Angeles starring...

  • Hands-on: Lenovo Yoga Tablet review

    Hands-on: Lenovo Yoga Tablet review

    By 30 October 2013

    Lenovo has launched a new Android tablet, promising to offer you a "better way" of using it. With a teaser campaign that showed various awkward situations in which a classic tablet design was slightly impractical, the result is a tablet with a difference....

  • Canon EOS 700D review
    4 out of 5

    Canon EOS 700D review

    By 28 October 2013

    The Canon EOS 700D sits in a category of DLSR cameras that Canon says is for beginners. Its apparent stable mates include the tiny EOS M, the 1100D and the 100D, each of which the 700D is superior to in various ways. It also replaces the 650D and, in...

  • Moga Ace Power iPhone gaming accessory pictured

    Moga Ace Power iPhone gaming accessory pictured

    By 25 October 2013

    At WWDC 2013, Apple held a session about gaming controllers, revealing that Logitech and Moga had both been working on an MFi (made for iPhone) gaming accessory. The Moga Ace Power was today pictured on Twitter, and may be the first such gaming device....

  • HTC One Sense 5.5 update to bring 25GB of Google Drive storage

    HTC One Sense 5.5 update to bring 25GB of Google Drive storage

    By 25 October 2013

    The HTC One Sense 5.5 update is now rolling out globally and should bring with it a boost in online storage from Google Drive. Those upgrading should benefit from an additional 25GB of Google Drive space following the upgrade. One of the lesser known...

  • Xbox One Invitation advert sets the message straight (video)

    Xbox One Invitation advert sets the message straight (video)

    By 25 October 2013

    There has been some criticism aimed at Microsoft in the handling of the Xbox One's message so far. While Sony has been been targeting gamers strongly, some have seen Microsoft's "catch-all" approach as rather diluted. A new advert for the Xbox One now...

  • HTC Sense 5.5 for HTC One rollout begins

    HTC Sense 5.5 for HTC One rollout begins

    By 24 October 2013

    The HTC One Sense 5.5 update rollout has begun, bringing a range of tweaks and updates to those with HTC's flagship smartphone. The news of the update for the international version of the HTC One devices - which packages both Android 4.3 and Sense 5.5...

  • LG G Flex curved smartphone shown in early photo and video reveal

    LG G Flex curved smartphone shown in early photo and video reveal

    By 23 October 2013

    The LG G Flex is yet to be officially announced by LG, but that hasn't stopped it getting an early reveal both in photos and in video. The anticipated curved handset was shown off on Telefe Noticias by journalist Federico Ini, who also posted a photo...