Archive for Stuart Miles

Windows 1.0 to Windows 10: See how the interface has changed over the last 30 years

Windows 1.0 to Windows 10: See how the interface has changed over the last 30 years

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In November 1985 Microsoft released Windows 1.0 and the start of a long line of Windows operating systems begun. Originally called Windows Premiere Edition.1, the 16-bit graphical operating for the PC launched a new era of computing at the time and has... >>

Fugoo review: A Bluetooth speaker delicacy available in three distinct flavours
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Fugoo review: A Bluetooth speaker delicacy available in three distinct flavours

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Standing out in the overcrowded Bluetooth speaker market is tough. But it's being not only tough but also adaptable, as is the case of the Fugoo speaker, which marks its point of difference. Three jacket options - Style, Sport and Tough - are available,... >>

Downloaded Windows 10? Make sure you do these five things first

Downloaded Windows 10? Make sure you do these five things first

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You've downloaded Windows 10. Now what? The new Microsoft operating system brings in a number of changes over Windows 7 and Windows 8 as you've probably gathered.  There are a couple of good housekeeping tips and tricks that will really supercharge your... >>

Moto G (2015): Refresh of the budget handset with a bright new look

Moto G (2015): Refresh of the budget handset with a bright new look

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Motorola has updated its Moto G smartphone with a new model for 2015. The new Moto G will sport a 5-inch display, be waterproof, promise an all-day battery, and comes with a 13 megapixel camera. Refreshed alongside two new variants of the Moto X, the... >>

Windows 10 Xbox One streaming: What you can and can't do

Windows 10 Xbox One streaming: What you can and can't do

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You can now stream from your Xbox One straight to a Windows 10 PC as long as you are on the same network. The technology, which is similar to the PlayStation 4's ability to stream games to devices such as the PS Vita, PS Vita TV and Sony Xperia phones... >>

Lara Croft, Cortana and other girl game stars reimagined as average-sized American women

Lara Croft, Cortana and other girl game stars reimagined as average-sized American women

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We all know how girls are stereotypically represented in video games: bikini clad and wafer thin. While campaign groups can’t change that image overnight, US website Bulimia.com is trying to show us what our female gaming characters would look like... >>

Best iPhone 7 concepts: Is this what the iPhone 7 will look like?

Best iPhone 7 concepts: Is this what the iPhone 7 will look like?

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The Apple iPhone 6S is expected to arrive in September, as has seemingly always been the case with Apple smartphones. As this is a so called "S year", the next phone is likely to look identical to the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. That's not very... >>

Amazing video makes an old woman young again in seconds

Amazing video makes an old woman young again in seconds

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Just how old is the women in the photo above? 30 years old, maybe 40 years, old? The reality is that the actress is more like 60. Digital compositor artist Rousselos Aravantinos has created a 30-second clip that demonstrates what age reduction looks like... >>

iOS 8.4 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

iOS 8.4 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

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Apple has released iOS 8.4, it's biggest update yet to iOS 8 that was first launched alongside the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in September 2014. The new OS from Apple brings a host of new features (like Apple Music), tips and tricks. We've worked our way... >>

Asus Dashcam hands-on: Recording your journey on the go

Asus Dashcam hands-on: Recording your journey on the go

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Dashcams are pretty much standard in Russia, but the dashboard camera is slowly making its way to the UK too, and one of the companies that is letting you record your journeys on the road, is Asus. We took the company's latest dashcam offering out for... >>

Sonos Play:1 Tone: Minimalist and refined, but will you notice the difference?

Sonos Play:1 Tone: Minimalist and refined, but will you notice the difference?

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Sonos has created a limited edition Play:1 speaker for those that want an even more refined experience. Although the physical design doesn’t change, the Play:1 Tone, as is it to be known, features a soft touch coating that makes you want to keep stroking... >>

Apple Pay on the Underground: 9 top tips for using your iPhone or Apple Watch for Tube travel

Apple Pay on the Underground: 9 top tips for using your iPhone or Apple Watch for Tube travel

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Apple Pay recently launched in the UK and you might already have noticed that the average queue at your local Pret or pub now features iPhone and Apple Watch owners thrusting their devices at store staff and payment machines. What you might not realise,... >>

Let it go! Frozen's Elsa and Olaf SoftPals lights vie for your kids' cuddles

Let it go! Frozen's Elsa and Olaf SoftPals lights vie for your kids' cuddles

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Would you cuddle a light? That's what Philips and Disney are hoping your kids will do with a new range of family-friendly lights that are suitable for snuggling with. The company, that has all but pulled out of anything other than lighting and healthcare,... >>

BBC micro:bit promised for 1 million 11-12 year olds in the UK

BBC micro:bit promised for 1 million 11-12 year olds in the UK

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The BBC has spearheaded a new initiative to bring a pocket sized computer to all 11 and 12-year-olds (Year 7) in the UK. Called the micro:bit, the new computer, which many will see as an alternative to the Raspberry Pi computer, will offer kids the chance... >>

The summer gift guide: Toys

The summer gift guide: Toys

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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy as the saying goes and you certainly won't have a dull moment playing with any of these gadgets this summer. Whether its immersing yourself in the world of VR or flying high with a drone, these are some of the... >>

Apple Music preview: A closer look at Apple's new Music app

Apple Music preview: A closer look at Apple's new Music app

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The future - it seems - is not software algorithms but people. Having successfully changed the way we bought and listened to music with the iPod, Apple is hoping to bring back those who have wandered off to services like Spotify and Deezer with a new... >>

iOS 8.4 ready for download bringing Apple Music to all users

iOS 8.4 ready for download bringing Apple Music to all users

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Apple has released iOS 8.4 and with it its new music service Apple Music.  The new software update, which was released on Tuesday at 4pm in the UK, brings with it a number of other bug fixes and enhancements to Apple's iBooks services.  The update,... >>

Just how hot is it? 11 weather apps that will tell you

Just how hot is it? 11 weather apps that will tell you

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In the UK all forecasts are pointing at a blisteringly hot week ahead, and for the first time, in a long time, we will experience a mini heatwave that will last a few days at least. Temperature rises are expected along with plenty of humidity, and possibly... >>

Amazon Echo voice control speaker goes on general sale in the US

Amazon Echo voice control speaker goes on general sale in the US

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The Amazon Echo, an internet connected speaker that has voice control that will respond to questions, is about to go on general sale in the US. The device has only previously been available as a private invite product since its launch in October, but... >>

Shopping with Apple Pay and Eddy Cue

Shopping with Apple Pay and Eddy Cue

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Apple Pay is coming to the UK in July, and while it's been available in the US for some time, Pocket-lint wanted to find out first hand what it is like to use your phone, or watch, to buy things in store rather than your cards. And so who better to show... >>

Gigaset to enter smartphone race

Gigaset to enter smartphone race

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Gigaset, a name normally associated with landline phones, is to enter the smartphone race, the CEO of the company confirmed to Pocket-lint. Understanding that it takes more than just any old product to launch into a highly competitive market, the company... >>

No you're not going mad, the green has changed on the Spotify logo and here's why

No you're not going mad, the green has changed on the Spotify logo and here's why

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At the start of the week Spotify updated its app with "minor improvements" but what it didn't say at the time was that it had changed the green on the logo, used for some time, to a different green, sparking outrage and hysteria on Twitter and Facebook.... >>

iPhone Photography Awards: The amazing winning pictures

iPhone Photography Awards: The amazing winning pictures

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The winners of the 8th annual iPhone Photography Awards have been announced and wow, are some of the shots absolutely stunning. Founded in 2007 soon after the iPhone first launched, the awards looks to reward photographers who've ditched their camera... >>

Best E3 2015 game trailers: Star Fox Zero, Uncharted 4, Halo 5, Forza 6, Fallout 4 and more

Best E3 2015 game trailers: Star Fox Zero, Uncharted 4, Halo 5, Forza 6, Fallout 4 and more

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Giants from the gaming industry are descending on LA this week to show off the latest efforts at video game trade show E3 as they look to tease us with what's in store over the coming year. Whether it is the blood soaked action of Doom or the stealth... >>

UE Roll: The go anywhere circular speaker

UE Roll: The go anywhere circular speaker

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Speakers come in all shapes and sizes, and that's even more the case with the latest Bluetooth speaker from Ultimate Ears: The UE Roll, which is shaped like a biscuit.  The new speaker from Ultimate Ears features 360-degree sound, six colourful designs,... >>