Archive for Ian Morris

APP OF THE DAY: Live London Bus Tracker review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Live London Bus Tracker review (Android)

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Margaret Thatcher is often said to have remarked: “Any man in his thirties who finds himself on a bus should consider himself a failure.” This is one thing the iron lady didn't actually say, but while those who travel on them - us included – might... >>

Samsung 530U Series 5 Ultrabook
4.0 stars

Samsung 530U Series 5 Ultrabook

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When we look at the new Samsung 530U, we aren't filled with the same sense of excitement that we were when we took the Dell XPS 13 out of its box. The Samsung, in fact, looks more like a regular laptop than it does an Ultrabook. But none of that matters... >>

Canon introduces C500 digital cinema camera

Canon introduces C500 digital cinema camera

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Last year, Canon launched the C300, a digital cinema camera that furthered the amazing video capabilities of Canon's SLR range, but in a body designed to be more useful for film-makers. Now the company has announced a new camera, the C500, which takes... >>

Toshiba AT-200
3.0 stars

Toshiba AT-200

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Pocket-lint regulars might remember that we reviewed the Toshiba AT100 and utterly despised its cheap and nasty design and uninspired features. Happily, then, the firm has just started to sell its new and much-updated version of the tablet. The AT200,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Plex review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Plex review (Android)

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One of the biggest frustrations with media streaming around the home, is how difficult it still is. You can buy boxes to do it, or use DLNA-compliant software on your phone, tablet or laptop. But it's never easy. Plex, which ties a desktop client to a... >>

Virgin Media introduces broadband caps on all packages, should only affect heavy P2P users

Virgin Media introduces broadband caps on all packages, should only affect heavy P2P users

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There was a time when broadband from Virgin Media was uncapped, if you had the top-tier package. But the times, they are a-changing - the company is now introducing some modest capping on lines that have a very high rate of P2P use. This, the company... >>

Dell XPS 13
4.5 stars

Dell XPS 13

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It has for some time been a source of great irritation to us that PC manufacturers just don't seem able to produce computers that look as impressive as Apple's MacBook Air. Ultrabooks provided something of an improvement in the situation, but even these... >>

Nikon D800
5.0 stars

Nikon D800

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Several years ago, Nikon announced the D90 - the first digital SLR that could record video. Clips were short, at under five minutes, and restricted to 720p, but it was the start of a revolution. And we’re not exaggerating, because SLR-based video has... >>

Nikon D800 low light test with the Blue  Man Group

Nikon D800 low light test with the Blue Man Group

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The Nikon D800 promises to let you take pictures in low-light environments reducing noise to a minimum and letting you get that perfect shot regardless of the conditions.  That's some promise, but proof is in the pudding, as they say, or in our case... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Rightmove review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Rightmove review (Android)

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Anyone who has ever dealt with an estate agent will be able to tell you that you're better off avoiding them as much as possible. It's not that they're bad people, it's just that they will do and say pretty much anything to get you to part with your money.... >>

Humax Tivizen TV
3.5 stars

Humax Tivizen TV

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There are various ways to watch TV on your iOS device, or Android phone or tablet but there aren't any that match the simplicity or convenience of Freeview on a normal TV. The Humax Tivizen aims to help with that, offering a DVB-T (read Freeview) receiver... >>

Popcorn Hour C-300
4.0 stars

Popcorn Hour C-300

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Accessing the video on your home network, or playing files from USB devices is one of the growth areas for home cinema. And no device offers more options than the Popcorn Hour C-300, with incredible video format support and outstanding upgrade options,... >>

Roku 2 XS
3.5 stars

Roku 2 XS

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TV is changing, and it's happening quickly. As recently as 10 years ago, the idea of TV being delivered over the internet was a pipe dream. Now, we can watch near-broadcast quality video, streamed to us over the internet with a wait of just a few seconds.... >>

Windows 8: Ideal for Mac users

Windows 8: Ideal for Mac users

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I am not a Luddite, not at all, but when I look at Windows 8 I feel a sense of dread. And I feel that way because I think the company is about to make the biggest mistake of its history. I think Windows 8 could be a bigger problem for Microsoft than Windows... >>

Philips Fidelio L1 headphones
4.5 stars

Philips Fidelio L1 headphones

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Philips told us it considers itself to be, first and foremost, a high-end audio brand. We've seen some evidence of this in its TVs, to be honest. It's one of few firms that takes TV sound seriously, and the results are always impressive. Its iPod and... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Airport City (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Airport City (Android)

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Let's be quite clear, Airport City is the stupidest ,most annoying game we've ever played on Android. We love it, and quite simply can't put it down. Despite the fact that it's stupid and annoying. It is, therefore, in this regard, perfect. Airport City... >>

T-Mobile Vivacity
3.5 stars

T-Mobile Vivacity

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There are lots of different cars to choose from, which is good, because if the only car you could buy was a Porsche, then not that many people would be able to afford cars. And so the same is true with phones. The best phones - your high-end Android devices,... >>

Western Digital MyBook Live Duo
4.0 stars

Western Digital MyBook Live Duo

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Firms like Western Digital are always telling us not to wait until a drive fails to invest in some backup solutions. And people like us are always ignoring them, assuming that it will never happen to us. Well, it did happen to us, and it was only once... >>

Google Play: The new name for Android Market

Google Play: The new name for Android Market

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From today, you'll no longer download apps from the Android Market, but instead, from Google Play. Over the next few days the firm will push out an update to Android handsets that changes the name of the app you were using. This might confuse some, especially... >>

Adobe Lightroom 4 intros better geo-tagging, video and books

Adobe Lightroom 4 intros better geo-tagging, video and books

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Update: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 is now available for Mac and Windows for £86.57 ex VAT for the full version and £49.24 ex VAT for the upgrade. A Student and Teacher edition is available for £49.24 ex VAT. For more detailed information about product... >>

Popcorn Hour C-300 pictures and hands-on

Popcorn Hour C-300 pictures and hands-on

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If you want the Rolls-Royce of media streamers, then you should look no further than a Popcorn Hour. These media-loving boxes are the go-to streamers of choice for people who want loads of flexibilty, excellent picture quality and plenty of other great... >>

Sony announces TX20 rugged camera

Sony announces TX20 rugged camera

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Sony has announced a range of new Cyber-shot cameras, including a rugged new model, the TX20, designed to take the rough and the smooth of everyday life. The camera - clearly hoping to take on the Panasonic FT4 that we've just reviewed - seems to have... >>

Range Rover Evoque convertible concept

Range Rover Evoque convertible concept

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Land Rover will show off a new convertible Evoque at the Geneva Motor Show in early March. The company says the the Range Rover Evoque convertible concept is the "world's first premium convertible SUV". It certainly looks premium to us, in fact it looks... >>

ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Series launched

ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Series launched

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In its press material, Asus says that the Transformer Pad 300 series is aimed at the "young and trendy, tech-savvy set". Sadly, for Asus, that "set" all lives in Shoreditch, and you'll never get anything in to their hands apart from a copy of "Wallpaper"... >>

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity range announced

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity range announced

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Asus has done some Transformer name tweaking, and has announced a new range of tablets under the banner "Transformer Pad Infinity". Asus claims the tablets are the first to offer full HD quality via their in-built Super IPS+ displays. Indeed, they're... >>