Archive for Ian Morris

  • Huawei Ascend Mate review
    Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Huawei Ascend Mate review

    By 28 May 2013

    Big phones are coming back into fashion. In the 80s and 90s no one had a choice about handset size -you either had flipping massive, or you didn't have a phone at all. As the years progressed, the post-2000 era was all about miniaturisation and phones...

  • A week in reviews: May 20 - 24
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    A week in reviews: May 20 - 24

    By 25 May 2013

    This week in reviews, we took a look at a camera that aims to rival the GoPro, both in terms of features but also in terms of pricing. The Veho Muvi comes with a remote and a waterproof housing that can keep it safe in some very deep water. In short,...

  • App of the day: Plane Finder 3D review (iPhone and Android)
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    App of the day: Plane Finder 3D review (iPhone and Android)

    By 23 May 2013

    To look up in the sky at any given moment you might not realise quite how much is going on up there. We see planes from time to time, but it's easy to forget that for every one you can see there are probably several you can't. So that's where Plane Finder...

  • EA announces Need for Speed Rivals for Xbox One and PS4
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    EA announces Need for Speed Rivals for Xbox One and PS4

    By 23 May 2013

    Fresh from its commitment not to make any games for Nintendo's Wii U, EA has announced more titles for the PS4 and Xbox One. Need for Speed Rivals will be about winning races against, you guessed it, rivals. The theme sounds a bit like Most Wanted, which...

  • Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ review
    Tablets 4.5 out of 5

    Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ review

    By 23 May 2013

    Barnes & Noble has been enjoying some time in the spotlight recently. The decisions it has made have been good though, and we think have improved the chances of its devices being seen in a fairly crowded market. First, the company reduced the price of...

  • TV on the Xbox One: Microsoft explains its plans
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    TV on the Xbox One: Microsoft explains its plans

    By 22 May 2013

    Microsoft has had some fallout from its Xbox One launch. Some have said it's too focused on TV, and not enough was made of gaming. With E3 around the corner, we're pretty sure the gamers will be hyped soon, and a global launch isn't always the place to...

  • New Google Maps: We explore the features of the preview
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    New Google Maps: We explore the features of the preview

    By 22 May 2013

    At Google I/O one of the most exciting developments was the reworking of Google Maps. Both online and on mobile devices. With maps being ubiquitous now, it's easy to forget that the old version has a few annoying bugs that make it difficult to use. Now...

  • Microsoft announces Halo TV series for Xbox One produced by Steven Spielberg
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    Microsoft announces Halo TV series for Xbox One produced by Steven Spielberg

    By 21 May 2013

    Microsoft has called in the big guns to produce content for Xbox, and names don't come bigger than Steven Spielberg and Halo. So news that there will be a Halo live action TV show, commissioned for Xbox Live and produced by Spielberg is big news. Hollywood...

  • Xbox One gets Skype with group video chat
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    Xbox One gets Skype with group video chat

    By 21 May 2013

    Microsoft has announced that the new Xbox will ship with a Skype app. About time for the company's console, which has so far lacked the firm's flagship messenger and VOIP system. As with everything else on the Xbox One, the app is controlled with voice...

  • Logitech T620 touch mouse review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Logitech T620 touch mouse review

    By 20 May 2013

    The Pocket-lint quest for the perfect mouse continues. Believe it or not, looking for a pointing device that works well is something that occupies a lot of our time. Why is this, particularly? Well, to give you an idea, on the desktop we still use a wired...

  • Veho Muvi HD NPNG edition review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Veho Muvi HD NPNG edition review

    By 18 May 2013

    You might think that GoPro has the extreme sports camera market stitched up with its Hero range. In fact, the popularity of those cameras has inspired a lot of other manufacturers to produce action cameras that have an amazing range of features. One such...

  • Adobe Photoshop Express now available for Windows 8 and RT
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    Adobe Photoshop Express now available for Windows 8 and RT

    By 18 May 2013

    There are some really good apps for Windows 8 now, but they are still the exception, rather than the rule. Happily, Adobe has launched Photoshop Express to help increase the numbers of useful programmes for Windows 8 and RT users. The app, which is free...

  • Polaroid launches XS80 1080p action camera
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    Polaroid launches XS80 1080p action camera

    By 18 May 2013

    Polaroid might be little more than a licensing brand these days, giving its name over to products it thinks "fit" with the image, but its new action camera seems like a solid idea that's priced well to compete with other, similar action cameras. Producing...

  • A week in reviews: May 13 - May 17
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    A week in reviews: May 13 - May 17

    By 18 May 2013

    An interesting week in reviews again with cars, headphones and the mighty Popcorn Hour A-400. There was a time when the Popcorn Hour was the must-have gadget for the home cinema aficionado with a lot of video stored on computers, but these days, things...

  • App of the day: Skobbler GPS Navigation & Maps review (Android)
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    App of the day: Skobbler GPS Navigation & Maps review (Android)

    By 16 May 2013

    We've looked at some navigation apps that are based on Skobbler before, but this is a new app that's similar to its enormously popular iOS app. The idea is simple: make affordable turn-by-turn navigation for walking or driving, and allow people to download...

  • Popcorn Hour A-400 review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Popcorn Hour A-400 review

    By 16 May 2013

    There was a time when the Popcorn Hour was THE media player to have. Not only did it do everything, it also managed to produce excellent quality pictures and sound. In recent years though, things have become much more competitive in this media playing...

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 review
    Phones 5 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy S4 review

    By 15 May 2013

    It's one of the most anticipated handsets of the year, it's the follow-up to one of the best-selling phones of last year, and it has been hyped to the extent that Samsung is starting to look like it's going to teach Apple a thing or two about generating...

  • Onkyo ES-HF300 review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Onkyo ES-HF300 review

    By 14 May 2013

    Onkyo is a brand that's very much known for being good value. It certainly changed AV receivers, offering a lot more features than most, at bargain prices. What's more, its cheaper receivers have always performed brilliantly, meaning that you don't have...

  • A week in reviews: May 6  - May 10
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    A week in reviews: May 6 - May 10

    By 11 May 2013

    It’s fitness week on Pocket-lint, at least informally, with two reviews of things you put on your wrist that help keep you fit: the Polar RC3 and Jawbone Up. But there were also cars, cameras, a phone and a satellite receiver that blows everything from...

  • Technomate TM-Twin-OE review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Technomate TM-Twin-OE review

    By 10 May 2013

    There was a time, back when Pocket-lint was still in school, where satellite TV was just about the most exotic technology you could use. If you ever got to go to someone's house, who had a massive dish and analogue satellite receiver, you could access...

  • App of the day: Vybe review (Android)
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    App of the day: Vybe review (Android)

    By 9 May 2013

    Almost as 24 started to air in this country, there was a collective "How do I get the 24 ringtone" emitted from the vocal chords of geeks across the globe. Clearly these were people who had never used a Cisco IP phone before and thought the ringtone was...

  • Jawbone Up (2013) review
    Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Jawbone Up (2013) review

    By 9 May 2013

    People in the know suggest that we need to walk about 10,000 steps a day, to have any chance of living long enough to collect our pension. Some of us, no pointing of fingers, struggle even with that. With jobs that see us sitting at desks all day, it...

  • Denon announces AVR-X4000 AV receiver with 4K upscaling
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    Denon announces AVR-X4000 AV receiver with 4K upscaling

    By 6 May 2013

    It's the year of 4K, apparently, at least it is if we subscribe to the manufacturers' schedule of what is going to be pushed this year. Sony, LG, Samsung and Panasonic all have 4K screens on the horizon, or in some cases already on sale. So what you need...

  • Asus makes healthy profits on sales of 3 million tablets
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    Asus makes healthy profits on sales of 3 million tablets

    By 6 May 2013

    Asus, it seems, is one company that isn't being as affected by the significant downturn in PC sales. Instead of computers, it's selling a decent amount of tablets - 3 million in Q1 - and has managed to create $202 million in clear profit on earnings of...

  • Nintendo bringing smartphone apps to Wii U to boost sales?
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    Nintendo bringing smartphone apps to Wii U to boost sales?

    By 6 May 2013

    Troubled by less than stellar Wii U sales, Nintendo is looking for a way to enable mobile app developers to write titles that will run on the console, according to The Japan Times. No doubt the idea is to offer a way to boost the number of games available,...