Archive for Stuart Miles

Apple AirPods review: Wire-free future or design disaster?
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Apple AirPods review: Wire-free future or design disaster?

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With no headphone socket on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, you've either got to go Lightning connector or Bluetooth wireless. And the company is hoping you'll opt for the latter and buy into its wireless in-ear AirPods.  If you've got wired headphones... >>

Apple iPhone 7 review: Refining the design rather than ripping it up and starting again
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Apple iPhone 7 review: Refining the design rather than ripping it up and starting again

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"It is the best iPhone yet", proclaimed Tim Cook on the stage at Apple's Special Event in San Francisco at the beginning of the September. He would be right, the iPhone 7 is, but it is not the leap of technological advancement that many of the fanboys... >>

Apple iOS 10 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

Apple iOS 10 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

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Apple has released the final GM version of iOS 10 to Public Beta users and set a date for the full public release on the 13 September. It is the latest update from the company and the first major one since the launch of iOS 9 in 2015. Apple has packaged... >>

Amazon Echo Dot refreshed with new tricks and colours

Amazon Echo Dot refreshed with new tricks and colours

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Amazon has announced a new version of its popular Amazon Echo Dot device that works within the Amazon Alexa eco-system. The Echo Dot, which had previously been on sale in the US, has now come to the UK, getting a full revamp and refresh at the same time.... >>

Apple Watch Series 2 review: Fitness first
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Apple Watch Series 2 review: Fitness first

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As the Apple Watch continues to polarise opinion, Apple has released a new version of the smartwatch which hopes to address many of the concerns of the first outing. It's called the Apple Watch Series 2. The new watch features a much greater focus on... >>

Apple iOS 10 review: Bringing more complexity and features to your iPhone and iPad
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Apple iOS 10 review: Bringing more complexity and features to your iPhone and iPad

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The latest iPhone operating system update, Apple's iOS 10, is almost here. And it's full of promise that will change the way you use your iPhone or iPad. We've been living with iOS 10 on both iPhone and iPad during the public beta phase and, briefly,... >>

Apple Watch Nike+ preview: It's time to start running

Apple Watch Nike+ preview: It's time to start running

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Apple has announced a new version of the Apple Watch at its Special Event in San Francisco on Wednesday. The new Apple Watch will stay virtually identical in design, but have a big overhaul in terms of specs such as a faster processor, brighter screen,... >>

Ceramic Apple Watch Edition in pictures

Ceramic Apple Watch Edition in pictures

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Apple has retired the 2015 Apple Watch Edition - that's the super expensive gold one - and replaced it with a white ceramic version instead to sit at the top of the Apple Watch pile. The new Apple Watch Edition (Series 2) is available in two different... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus preview: Big changes, but some you'll still have to wait for

Apple iPhone 7 Plus preview: Big changes, but some you'll still have to wait for

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It's September and that means new iPhones. In particular, a new iPhone 7 Plus - the updated 2016 version of the almost ubiquitous smartphone from Apple. But has Apple created a flagship device that the Apple faithful will lust after, or merely an incremental... >>

Apple iPhone 7: Seven things to expect

Apple iPhone 7: Seven things to expect

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The Apple iPhone 7 is expected to be announced at the company's event on 7 September in San Francisco. With so many rumours floating around as to what the iPhone 7 will or won't have, we have rounded up seven features that have been consistently speculated... >>

Insta360 Nano review: The 360-degree camera for iPhone
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Insta360 Nano review: The 360-degree camera for iPhone

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If you use Facebook, you'll have slowly noticed a number of "360" videos appearing in your timeline - videos that encompass a full 360-degree view and put you in control of the playback navigation. There are a number of ways to capture 360 videos and... >>

Best of IFA 2016: The hottest gadgets to get excited about

Best of IFA 2016: The hottest gadgets to get excited about

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IFA in Berlin is Europe's largest consumer electronics trade show and the launch bed for many a gadget, whether that's the latest in smarthome advancements, new smartphones, TVs, laptops or other exciting gizmos. But with so many products being announced... >>

Insta360 Air 360 camera brings wraparound video to Android phones

Insta360 Air 360 camera brings wraparound video to Android phones

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The company behind the Insta360 range of 360-degree cameras for iPhone has announced a dedicated Android version at IFA in Berlin, Germany. Following on from the already available Insta360 nano for the iPhone, the company will offer the new camera specifically... >>

Wire-free HTC Vive in the works

Wire-free HTC Vive in the works

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Future versions of the HTC Vive could be completely wireless following moves by HTC, Valve and little known VR development tool Quark VR. According to Quark VR, the company has been working away to create a prototype that it hopes to share by the end... >>

New Beats headphones promised for iPhone 7 launch

New Beats headphones promised for iPhone 7 launch

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Apple is expected to debut new Beats headphones alongside the launch of the iPhone 7, a leaked email has revealed. The headphones company, bought up Apple in 2014, has been quiet of late on the new product front, and the latest news could suggest why.... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recalled, sales stopped

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recalled, sales stopped

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Samsung has confirmed that it is in the process of recalling all 2.5 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices it has sold. It also stopped sales after it found potential issues with the smartphone's battery. After reports started to appear online of Galaxy... >>

Amazon Echo UK release date? Invite sets 14 September announcement

Amazon Echo UK release date? Invite sets 14 September announcement

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Amazon has sent out an invite in the UK for an unannounced device with no reference to what it could be or any tag line to suggest otherwise.  The event, which is to be held on the 14 September in London, forgets to say what it is for. Amazon is clearly... >>

Has Qualcomm just revealed what we can expect from Google Daydream hardware?

Has Qualcomm just revealed what we can expect from Google Daydream hardware?

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Qualcomm, the company that provides modems and processors for the majority of smartphones on the market today, is putting its full weight behind Virtual Reality with the creation of a reference headset for manufacturers. The reference device, which will... >>

Jabra Elite Sport headphones remove the cables, tracks your heart rate from your ear

Jabra Elite Sport headphones remove the cables, tracks your heart rate from your ear

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Jabra has announced a pair of in-ear headphones that ditch the cables completely and are able to track your heart rate from within your ear. The Jabra Elite Sport, as they will be known, delivers a cord-free wearing style whether you choose to use one... >>

Alcatel Vision VR headset hopes to better the Gear VR

Alcatel Vision VR headset hopes to better the Gear VR

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Mobile phone maker Alcatel is the latest company to embrace VR with the launch of a new headset, and a new 360 camera to create Virtual Reality content with.   The headset, known simply as Vision, opts for an over the head bracket design rather than... >>

HP Elite Slice is a stylish modular PC that is far from beige, while Pavillon Wave PC looks like a speaker

HP Elite Slice is a stylish modular PC that is far from beige, while Pavillon Wave PC looks like a speaker

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HP has announced the launch of a very cool looking new modular based mini computer that can be adapted and changed depending on your needs and a home desktop computer that looks like a Bluetooth speaker.  The modular based PC, called the HP Elite Slice,... >>

May the Force be with you: Battle worn BB-8 and Force Band let you ditch phone control

May the Force be with you: Battle worn BB-8 and Force Band let you ditch phone control

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First announced at CES in Las Vegas in January, Sphero has finally put its "battle worn" version of BB-8 on sale alongside offering the "Force Band" that allows you to control the Droid by moving your arm. The Droid, which is identical in all aspects... >>

Amazon Dash Buttons: 10 to get in the UK

Amazon Dash Buttons: 10 to get in the UK

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Amazon Dash Buttons have launched in the UK allowing you to access Amazon's one-click order service if you are a prime customer. Each Dash Button costs £4.99 and comes with £4.99 credit - so are effectively free of charge. Setup is via Wi-Fi through... >>

Griffin iTrip Clip makes your old headphones Bluetooth in time for iPhone 7

Griffin iTrip Clip makes your old headphones Bluetooth in time for iPhone 7

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With rumours suggesting Apple is about to ditch the headphone port on the new iPhone 7, Apple accessory make, Griffin, is hoping to offer a solution to those that want to still use its favourite headphones without the need to worry about where to plug... >>

B&O BeoSound 1 and 2 speakers look to Daleks for inspiration

B&O BeoSound 1 and 2 speakers look to Daleks for inspiration

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Bang & Olufsen has announced two new speaker systems at at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany this week, bringing with them a striking cone design for those wanting something more than just a box. The aluminium cone design means that the two speakers... >>