Archive for Ian Morris

  • HP Spectre XT TouchSmart  review
    3.5 out of 5

    HP Spectre XT TouchSmart review

    By 15 October 2012

    There a couple of things that we’re going to do our best to leave at the door for this HP Spectre XT TouchSmart review. The first is Windows 8. This is a Windows 8 machine. There’s no two ways about it. If you buy the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart, it’s...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Oh! Sheep (iOS)

    APP OF THE DAY: Oh! Sheep (iOS)

    By 12 October 2012

    There is a very definite format to some games these days. Everything from the level selecton menu and the way the game is structured is very similar. Think the Angry Birds layout, and you've got a lot of games from Where's My Perry to Oh! Sheep down to...

  • Focal introduces white Spirit One headphones

    Focal introduces white Spirit One headphones

    By 12 October 2012

    You know the score, headphones are big business these days with every company pushing its products in the £100 to £200 price range. Focal is no different, introducing the Spirit Ones, which have a whiff of Beats about them. The company has a different...

  • GoPro releases CineForm Studio and Hero2 firmware update for 24p video

    GoPro releases CineForm Studio and Hero2 firmware update for 24p video

    By 12 October 2012

    GoPro is the, erm, go-to camera for extreme sports enthusiasts, people who like blowing things up and car reviewers. Its flexibility, and toughness, is well documented now, but perhaps most impressive is the constant stream of improvements GoPro makes...

  • Denon MC2000 DJ Controller  review
    5 out of 5

    Denon MC2000 DJ Controller review

    By 11 October 2012

    When Pocket-lint was a bit younger, and had that inevitable urge to take to the decks, the whole thing was a lot more costly and hard get in to. For a start, you needed to track down both records that you liked, and build a collection. Often, if you'd...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review
    5 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review

    By 9 October 2012

    The Galaxy Note 2 is the successor to the, erm, Galaxy Note, which is predictable. What wasn't predictable was how we would feel about this new handset. The Note, you see, is a bit of an enigma. A massive phone, or really small 3G tablet. It sits in a...

  • Kindle 6-inch (2012)  review
    5 out of 5

    Kindle 6-inch (2012) review

    By 5 October 2012

    No one could really accuse the Kindle of ever having been massively over-priced. For one, there has always been a good range of models, giving users the choice about what they spend and what options they get. But recently, Amazon has made the entry-level...

  • Philips Fidelio X1 headphones review
    5 out of 5

    Philips Fidelio X1 headphones review

    By 4 October 2012

    The biggest sellers in headphones now are earphones, and those Beats-style on-ear jobbies. It makes sense, because most listening happens when you're on the road, and you need something compact and that gives you a bit of isolation from the noise of the...

  • APP OF THE DAY: World of Goo review (Android)

    APP OF THE DAY: World of Goo review (Android)

    By 2 October 2012

    To be honest, World of Goo is a bit odd.The first time you load it up, it doesn't make huge amounts of sense. And if you don't know what you're doing, it can take a little while to fumble through. But there's also something vaguely unnerving about helping...

  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 review
    4 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 review

    By 2 October 2012

    If you're about to buy a mid-range phone, then you'll more than likely be glad of the help from sites such as Pocket-lint, because it is, without doubt, the most confusing part of the market. At the high-end, with phones like the Samsung Galaxy S III,...

  • Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean review

    Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean review

    By 2 October 2012

    If you're a Samsung Galaxy S III owner, then you will likely be aware that there is a new version of Android on the way. Jelly Bean brings the usual array of updates, optimisations and improvements, and as always, it's free and delivered either over the...

  • Get Jelly Bean early on your Samsung Galaxy S III

    Get Jelly Bean early on your Samsung Galaxy S III

    By 1 October 2012

    We get it, Android fans want updates as soon as possible. Some judge you, but we're with you, waiting is a frustration we can do without. What's worse than waiting, is knowing that other people in Europe have the update already, while we're all sitting...

  • Joanna Lumley shins up a ladder, hits a car, to launch TalkTalk's YouView service

    Joanna Lumley shins up a ladder, hits a car, to launch TalkTalk's YouView service

    By 27 September 2012

    This morning was another one of those mornings. Get an invite to fight through the London rush hour to see Joanna Lumley at a TalkTalk launch or not? As it turned out, the whole affair was so ridiculously surreal - as you'd expect from a luminary of British...

  • TalkTalk YouView pictures and hands-on

    TalkTalk YouView pictures and hands-on

    By 27 September 2012

    When YouView landed in its plain vanilla form we were whelmed. Not overwhelmed, or underwhelmed, just plain, regular whelmed. And that was because, although the user interface was pretty, and the box seemed to work well in its PVR duties, it was not an...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Refraction review (Android)

    APP OF THE DAY: Refraction review (Android)

    By 21 September 2012

    The whole point of App of the Day is to find you a game that is brilliant, or an app that helps you in some crucial way. However, we do sometimes worry that our tips are causing a massive decline in the productivity of the UK and beyond. That's because,...

  • Thinksound MS01 wooden earphones review
    4 out of 5

    Thinksound MS01 wooden earphones review

    By 21 September 2012

    It's the easiest thing in the world to claim that your headphones or speakers are "studio monitors". It's also all the rage these days, thanks to the likes of Beats. But with most people never having heard audio in a studio, they don't really have a way...

  • Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview HD+ pictures and hands-on

    Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview HD+ pictures and hands-on

    By 20 September 2012

    With YouView arguably landing with a plop. rather than then splash LordSirAlanSugar would have liked, the set-top-box arena still has plenty to play for. So, with that in mind, Pure is stepping out of its radio comfort zone, and into making Freeview PVRs....

  • Oree Board wooden keyboard pictures and hands-on

    Oree Board wooden keyboard pictures and hands-on

    By 20 September 2012

    It's not everyday you get invited to see a keyboard made out of wood, but today was one of those days. And when you do get the call to see a keyboard made out of wood, you'd be pretty silly to turn it down. The idea behind the Orée Board is to provide...

  • Toshiba AT300 review
    3.5 out of 5

    Toshiba AT300 review

    By 19 September 2012

    It's fair to say we've slammed previous Toshiba tablets for being utterly dreadful. We haven't done this to be mean, or to look big and clever, we've done it because, in our view, those tablets were a waste of money and offered nothing that tablets from...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Confused.com parking (iOS)

    APP OF THE DAY: Confused.com parking (iOS)

    By 14 September 2012

    Private car parks are a miserable pain in everyone's life. Gone are the days where you could pull up outside a shop, grab a parking space, race in, get what you need and get out. These days you have to park 30 miles away and pay £900 an hour for the...

  • Huawei Honour review
    3 out of 5

    Huawei Honour review

    By 14 September 2012

    Not every phone will be earth-shatteringly beautiful. The Huawei Honour - or Honor, if you're from a non-English speaking country - is one phone we don't think you could ever describe as beautiful. But just as all of us can't look like Brad Pitt, there's...

  • iPhone 5 won't work on O2 or Vodafone's 4G networks

    iPhone 5 won't work on O2 or Vodafone's 4G networks

    By 13 September 2012

    You could be forgiven for thinking that if you buy an iPhone 5 at launch you'll be able to use 4G when Vodafone, O2 and Three launch their 4G networks in the future. Sadly, this is not the case, and the 4G iPhone 5 which will be available from 21 September...

  • ZTE Grand X  review
    3 out of 5

    ZTE Grand X review

    By 12 September 2012

    You might not have heard of ZTE - its full name is Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment - but like so many companies such as Ericsson and Huawei, ZTE was originally a telecommunications equipment supplier, but like the other companies it's also had its...

  • Apple EarPods: New earphones for iPod and iPhone

    Apple EarPods: New earphones for iPod and iPhone

    By 12 September 2012

    Apple headphones probably account for 99.9 per cent of all music listening or something lame. Sadly, they're rubbish, something that Apple seems to be happy to admit, as it's been working on its new earphones for three years now. The redesigned 'phones...

  • iTunes gets major overhaul

    iTunes gets major overhaul

    By 12 September 2012

    At its iPhone 5 launch, Apple admitted that people don't buy music from their computers anymore, they do it from their device. And why not, after all, everything you do on your iPhone is automatically synced to your computer anyway. So to that end, the...