Archive for Ian Morris

  • APP OF THE DAY: OneCast podcast simply review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: OneCast podcast simply review (Android)

    By 7 September 2012

    Like many people, we used to get our podcasts via Google Listen. But the search company killed that product some time ago. So, what instead? The quality of these apps in the Play Store seems to vary wildly, as does the price. So we took a look at free...

  • Ford Focus Zetec S 1.0 Ecoboost review
    Cars 5 out of 5

    Ford Focus Zetec S 1.0 Ecoboost review

    By 5 September 2012

    "Go on" we asked, "guess how big the engine is" we continued with an annoyingly knowing grin on our face that probably gave the game away. "I don't know came the answer, 1.6-litre?". "HAHA, NO! A million times NO!" we roared back. And then, with joy in...

  • HTC One X Cushnie et Ochs limited edition pictures and hands-on
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    HTC One X Cushnie et Ochs limited edition pictures and hands-on

    By 5 September 2012

    HTC has unveiled a special, limited-edition version of its flagship Android handset, the HTC One X. The handset was specially designed to celebrate Cushnie et Ochs' new range. No, we have no idea what Cushnie et Ochs is either, it's a fashion thing,...

  • APP OF THE DAY: IP Webcam review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: IP Webcam review (Android)

    By 31 August 2012

    Now, what we're going to tell you about requires that we trust you. Because with great power, comes great responsibility. And IP Webcam does give you great power, because it allows you to turn your Android phone into a webcam, one which can stream video...

  • Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 photos leak
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    Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 photos leak

    By 31 August 2012

    We know that Nokia is launching new phones next week. It does not take a genius to work out that these will be Windows Phone 8 devices. How they would look though, was anyone's guess. Well it was, right up until EVLeaks posted photos to Twitter, the same...

  • Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard review
    Laptops 2.5 out of 5

    Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard review

    By 31 August 2012

    Microsoft hardware goes one of two ways: it's either mind-blowingly good, or something that isn't fit to keep a door open on a windy day. Keyboards are no exception, and when you find a good Microsoft keyboard, it will be with you for a long time. Our...

  • Microsoft Wedge Touch mouse review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    Microsoft Wedge Touch mouse review

    By 30 August 2012

    With our Windows 8 review taking up so much of our time, it seemed only sensible to test Microsoft's newest OS with some of its new hardware. The Wedge Touch mouse is designed to work specifically with Windows 8, although it's a standard Bluetooth affair,...

  • Ford bringing Sync to UK and Europe in its Focus Electric
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    Ford bringing Sync to UK and Europe in its Focus Electric

    By 30 August 2012

    Ford is bringing its smart in-car technology Sync to the UK next year with its all-electric Focus. The voice-control system is built in collaboration with Microsoft, and will include MyFord Touch - the latest generation of the system - and includes a...

  • Dell announces XPS 10 Windows RT tablet
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    Dell announces XPS 10 Windows RT tablet

    By 30 August 2012

    Dell has used the German trade show IFA to announce that its first foray into the world of Windows RT tablets will be called the XPS 10. The tablet will feature a detachable keyboard, as seems to be the trend with these Windows 8-based tablets after Microsoft...

  • Windows 8 review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    Windows 8 review

    By 29 August 2012

    It's fair to say that Windows 8 is just about the most controversial operating system for some time. The strange thing is, everyone knows what Microsoft is trying to do, and most people agree that it's actually heading in the right direction. The only...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Easy Voice Recorder Free (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Easy Voice Recorder Free (Android)

    By 24 August 2012

    A baby's first words, a memo to yourself or recording an important interview - all things for which you'll need a voice recorder. In times gone by, that would be a job for the dictaphone, but these days smartphones are more than capable of stepping up...

  • Lenovo Ideapad U410 review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    Lenovo Ideapad U410 review

    By 22 August 2012

    When Lenovo got in touch to see if we'd like to review a U410, it was pitched very much as a low-budget, but super-powerful laptop. The range, it was pointed out, starts at £600 for the 13-inch and £650 for the 14-inch model. Interesting, we thought,...

  • Hands-on: Motorola Razr Ice Cream Sandwich review
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    Hands-on: Motorola Razr Ice Cream Sandwich review

    By 20 August 2012

    When the Razr came out at the end of last year, we maintained that it was a more exciting phone than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. That's mainly because the Razr is an impressive-looking device. It's rugged and stylish - we've dropped ours countless times,...

  • APP OF THE DAY: TweetCaster review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: TweetCaster review (Android)

    By 17 August 2012

    Twitter apps are ten-a-penny, but most of them are pretty unimpressive. This becomes even more true when it comes to using them on a tablet. Even the official Twitter app still looks like a dog's dinner on Honeycomb, Ice cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean...

  • European Motorola Razr and Razr Maxx getting Ice Cream Sandwich now
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    European Motorola Razr and Razr Maxx getting Ice Cream Sandwich now

    By 17 August 2012

    UPDATE: Today, the 17th of August, our Motorola Razr has notified us this update was ready. We didn't have to check via the settings menu, we got notified there was a new 300MB download waiting. It's currently installing on our handset.   Both GSM Arena...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review
    Tablets 4.5 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review

    By 17 August 2012

    Samsung has a unique ability to release a confusing number of devices that all do very similar things, but with slightly different names and aimed at different audiences. The Galaxy Note is a good example. The phone makes some sense, although it's essentially...

  • Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo review

    By 15 August 2012

    Oh my, what a name. It's hard to deny that Mophie has a penchant for the verbose when it comes to naming things. It's good then, that its devices are so solid, and have rescued us from some very deep holes in the past. The Powerstation Duo is the latest...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 review
    Tablets 4.5 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 review

    By 13 August 2012

    Samsung would like you to think of its tablets as the Android market leaders. To some extent, the firm has earned that right. It was early putting devices on sale, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 remains a consumer electronics classic, proving valuable even...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Pubtran (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Pubtran (Android)

    By 10 August 2012

    You know the situation, you need to get somewhere - in London, in this case - and you don't know how. Finding out is usually hard, not because the journey is different, but because there are lots of different modes of transport, and not usually one place...

  • Philips Fidelio M1 review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Philips Fidelio M1 review

    By 9 August 2012

    We recently reviewed the Philips Fidelio L1s, and we did like them quite a bit. So these new M1s were greeted with some excitement when they landed on our doorstep. They're about £50 less expensive than the L1s, but still retain that interesting design...

  • Asus Transformer Pad Infinity review
    Tablets 4 out of 5

    Asus Transformer Pad Infinity review

    By 7 August 2012

    We think that Asus, even more than Samsung, has produced the most interesting tablets, along with Apple. The firm threw itself into Android tablets from the start, and has really pushed the keyboard dock, giving people a way of getting more out of their...

  • APP OF THE DAY: BraveSmart for Android and iOS
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    APP OF THE DAY: BraveSmart for Android and iOS

    By 3 August 2012

    We're about to ruin your life, so sorry about that. Don't worry though, we're not going to seduce your other half, or kick your cat. No, we're going to tell you to download BraveSmart. And at that point, your life - as you know it - will be over, and...

  • Accutone Pisces headphones review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Accutone Pisces headphones review

    By 2 August 2012

    If you've watched the Olympics, then you might have noticed during swimming events the athletes often appear wearing big headphones. It seems to us, more often than not, these are Beats Audio cans. It seems like Dre's headphones are certainly managing...

  • ZyXEL WHD6215 wireless HDMI kit  review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    ZyXEL WHD6215 wireless HDMI kit review

    By 1 August 2012

    Cables are, it has to be said, Satan's own work. Put two cables together behind your TV, give them five minutes alone, and when you return they will have knotted themselves into an impenetrable mess. Returning them to two cables will take a life, either...

  • Humax DTR-T1000 YouView PVR review
    Home Cinema 2.5 out of 5

    Humax DTR-T1000 YouView PVR review

    By 31 July 2012

    YouView is one of the most complicated products ever to launch. It's not so much technically difficult to do what has been done here, but it involves a lot of what, in management terms, are known as "stakeholders". Namely, the people who have a vested...