Archive for Ian Morris

  • Panasonic HC-X920 camcorder review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic HC-X920 camcorder review

    By 20 March 2013

    Any company making camcorders has its work cut out these days. The whole sphere of producing video has changed so much in recent years that there's only room for a couple of companies to have a crack of the whip, and actually make any money. Panasonic...

  • Up by Jawbone fitness band pictures and hands-on
    Sports Fitness

    Up by Jawbone fitness band pictures and hands-on

    By 20 March 2013

    The Up was always a very cool idea, and when we reviewed it just before it was first due to launch in the UK, we loved it. The simple design, long battery life and beautiful iOS app all made it a cunning package, and more than just a standard pedometer....

  • Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi review

    By 19 March 2013

    Let's make one thing very clear, the Fiesta is probably not the car you think. When Pocket-lint was a young, newly qualified driver, the Ford range was a lot simpler. It went, Fiesta, Escort, Sierra and then Granada. The progression was from basic in...

  • Free game list for disgruntled SimCity owners confirmed: Battlefield 3, Dead Space 3 and more
    Gaming

    Free game list for disgruntled SimCity owners confirmed: Battlefield 3, Dead Space 3 and more

    By 18 March 2013

    So, you bought SimCity and found the whole launch situation and subsequent bugs to be too much to bear. Well as EA previously announced, it's giving you a free game to make up for it. We've got the list, so here are your choices: - Battlefield 3 (Standard...

  • SimCity (2013) review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    SimCity (2013) review

    By 15 March 2013

    From the time EA announced that SimCity would need an always-on internet connection there was some rage brewing in the fan community. It's understandable rage too, because SimCity is the latest in a line of games that is loved, and still played by many,...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Napster review (Android)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Napster review (Android)

    By 14 March 2013

    We've given Napster our coveted App of the Day award before, but not in its Android version, and not since it was all change at the firm, and it merged into Rhapsody by its owner, US tech giant Best Buy. It's worth noting too, that since the switch to...

  • Philips DesignLine TVs pictures and hands-on
    Televisions

    Philips DesignLine TVs pictures and hands-on

    By 14 March 2013

    Philips might have sold its TV division recently to TP Vision - retaining just a 30 per cent stake in the brand - but it seems none of that has affected the company's will to be known for stylish and performance-orientated screens. The DesignLine is,...

  • SimCity offline mode would be trivial to implement
    Gaming

    SimCity offline mode would be trivial to implement

    By 13 March 2013

    According to an anonymous developer who has "close ties" to the game, it wouldn't be difficult for EA and Maxis to allow users to play offline. With the server side having only minimal involvement in the game, particularly in single player mode. In a...

  • Naim UnitiLite review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Naim UnitiLite review

    By 12 March 2013

    High-end audio is always fun, there's lots of money to spend, but some very nice kit when you've plucked up the courage to plonk down the cash on your dealer's counter. But at a shade over £1,600, is the Naim UnitiLite worth the money, and what will...

  • SimCity launches in UK, customers unable to play
    Gaming

    SimCity launches in UK, customers unable to play

    By 8 March 2013

    RETICULATING SPLINES we yelled at our PC at 00:01 exactly. And for the most part, the initial install of SimCity went smoothly. We had the DVD version of the game, so had managed to get the large files in the right place before the game launched. And...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Autotrader review (Android)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Autotrader review (Android)

    By 7 March 2013

    There are two uses for Autotrader's Android app; The first is to find a new car to buy and this is both useful and worthy. The second is for looking at pictures of cars that you'll never in a month of Sundays be able to afford. This is pointless, and...

  • Humax HDR-1000S freesat with freetime review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Humax HDR-1000S freesat with freetime review

    By 6 March 2013

    Since freesat launched, it's been assaulting our eyes with its capital letter - or lack thereof - lunacy. Now, with freetime, or, as the firm calls it we've got some angled brackets thrown in for good measure. What is this, algebra? But horrors of English...

  • Pure Avalon 300R Connect review
    Home Cinema 5 out of 5

    Pure Avalon 300R Connect review

    By 2 March 2013

    Selling your very first Freeview set-top-box in 2012 is the move of either a company that knows what it's doing, or the move of a company so adept at missing the boat that it has evolved into a fish to avoid further boat-missing agony. The Pure Avalon...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Pure Connect review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Pure Connect review (Android)

    By 1 March 2013

    There are lots of apps that stream music, plenty that let you listen to internet radio stations and many, many programmes that let you play music from your Android phone. Pure Connect, on the other hand, is one that lets you do everything in one app....

  • Lindy Cromo IEM-75 earphones review
    Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Lindy Cromo IEM-75 earphones review

    By 28 February 2013

    Choosing headphones is a nightmare. What's slightly strange is that it doesn't really get all that much easier when you have access to dozens of different pairs. Some we test are cheap and work well, some are expensive and work well. Occasionally, we...

  • TP Vision working on 4K resolution 9000 series Philips TV
    Televisions

    TP Vision working on 4K resolution 9000 series Philips TV

    By 27 February 2013

    With 4K televisions becoming all the more common, it seems logical that Philips would want to get in on the action. And, indeed, Pocket-lint has now seen an early prototype of the first 4K TV which will go on sale next year. In case you're not aware,...

  • Logitech K810 wireless bluetooth keyboard review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    Logitech K810 wireless bluetooth keyboard review

    By 26 February 2013

    Despite the fact that touchscreens are becoming ubiquitous, it seems as if a keyboard is still an essential part of life. There has yet to be a tablet or phone that feels as good, or allows you to type as fast, as you would be able to on a full Qwerty...

  • BT buys ESPN's UK and Irish TV channels
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    BT buys ESPN's UK and Irish TV channels

    By 25 February 2013

    BT, purveyor of telephones, broadband and TV services, has announced that it is to buy ESPN's UK TV channels. The deal will allow BT to broadcast at least one ESPN-branded TV channel, as well as access several US sports, including NCAA College Basketball...

  • Roku LT review
    Home Cinema 5 out of 5

    Roku LT review

    By 21 February 2013

    We liked the Roku 2 XS, but we didn't absolutely love it. Things have moved on a bit though, and the company offered us the chance to look at its LT model. It's technically a little less hardcore than the 2 XS, but it costs half as much - about £50 -...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Wifi Analyzer review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Wifi Analyzer review (Android)

    By 21 February 2013

    When you're dealing with computers, or any sort of networking, one of the things you have to be able to do to solve a problem, is logically eliminate one possibility after the next. This is standard, so if a setting is making your game crash, you cange...

  • Watch YouTube in Windows 8 for just £724.99
    Apps

    Watch YouTube in Windows 8 for just £724.99

    By 21 February 2013

    We've seen some app developers try to get money for nothing - or very little at least - in our time, but we're astounded to see a simple YouTube player app called "YouTube player deluxe" that costs a penny shy of £725. What's most amusing is that the...

  • Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) review

    By 20 February 2013

    Sitting here looking at our Windows-based desktop and, next to it, the Mac Mini, we're starting to wonder if the full-sized desktop is running toward the end of its lifespan. Sure, gamers want a big powerful machine with loads of cooling and a super-powerful...

  • ZTE Blade III review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    ZTE Blade III review

    By 19 February 2013

    Low-priced Android phones are a mixed bag, on the one hand, they're often better than you'd expect, but on the other there are always compromises made to get a phone out for this sort of money. It becomes even more ridiculous when you consider that Virgin...

  • Hotmail is dead, long live Outlook.com: Now with 60 million active users
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    Hotmail is dead, long live Outlook.com: Now with 60 million active users

    By 19 February 2013

    Microsoft has announced that it's finally pulling the plug on Hotmail, the service it bought in 1997 for about $400m from founders Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith. To be fair, this sounds more dramatic than the reality, which is that the user interface is...

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

    By 15 February 2013

    You know your phone has that auto brightness setting? Well, what's the betting you're not happy with it, and most of the time your phone is too bright indoors and too dark outdoors? The idea of Lux is to stop that silliness and give you a proper level...