Archive for Stuart Miles

  • Phones 4u goes into administration as final operator EE pulls out

    Phones 4u goes into administration as final operator EE pulls out

    By 5 hours ago

    Phones 4u, the high street mobile phone retailer, has gone into administration on Sunday night according to the company's owners. "The unexpected decisions by both Vodafone and EE have come as a complete shock to the business. The company is in a healthy...

  • Onkyo takes over at Pioneer as pressure of Sonos starts to impact

    Onkyo takes over at Pioneer as pressure of Sonos starts to impact

    By 12 September 2014

    As the landscape of the music industry continues to shift and change thanks to the success of newer brands like Sonos, those that survive have to continue to adapt to stay in the game. The latest partnership/merger/takeover is between AV specialists Pioneer...

  • FiftyThree: Paper not coming to iPhone 6 Plus... for now

    FiftyThree: Paper not coming to iPhone 6 Plus... for now

    By 12 September 2014

    Developer FiftyThree has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it won't be releasing its popular iPad-only drawing app Paper for the iPhone 6 Plus, even though the device has a big enough screen to benefit. "Paper is not available for the iPhone 6 Plus and I...

  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus preview: Too big to handle?

    Apple iPhone 6 Plus preview: Too big to handle?

    By 12 September 2014

    If you were a logical iPhone upgrader, you would be getting ready to preorder the iPhone 6. It's a lovely device and one that many will opt for when it comes to buying a new phone on 19 September. The chances are, if you are reading this, you aren't...

  • Apple iPhone 6 preview: The logical upgrade for iPhone users

    Apple iPhone 6 preview: The logical upgrade for iPhone users

    By 12 September 2014

    If you thought the iPhone 5S screen wasn't big enough, especially against the Android competition, then there's good news: Apple has launched the iPhone 6. The new iPhone 6 now comes with a 4.7-inch display as well as more power, more storage, and more...

  • Apple Watch: The fashion industry delivers its verdict

    Apple Watch: The fashion industry delivers its verdict

    By 10 September 2014

    Apple's approach to the wearables market is decidedly different from other manufacturers in the space and nothing said that more than the company openly courting fashion influencers. But if Apple is to make a success of the Apple Watch, it has to make...

  • Apple Pay hands-on: Shopping with your iPhone

    Apple Pay hands-on: Shopping with your iPhone

    By 9 September 2014

    Apple doesn't just make gadgets now, it also is a payment service that is likely to change the way people use their phone in the future and possibly even usher in a world where credit cards slowly disappear. That's the promise of Apple's new payment system...

  • Apple Watch preview: Apple hopes it's time for the ultimate iPhone accessory

    Apple Watch preview: Apple hopes it's time for the ultimate iPhone accessory

    By 9 September 2014

    After months of speculation, the Apple Watch is here. From early 2015 you'll be able to get an Apple device for your wrist that connects to your iPhone (iPhone 5 and higher) to deliver a series of notifications, sports data, and even let you pay for stuff....

  • Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Does big mean better?

    Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Does big mean better?

    By 9 September 2014

    Apple has announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at its special event in Cupertino, heralding in a new era for the company's iPhone range. The move to new phone sizes reflects a changing market, one that Apple has been resistant to in the past. Whether...

  • IPhone 6: Industry sets the stage ahead of Apple's big reveal

    IPhone 6: Industry sets the stage ahead of Apple's big reveal

    By 5 September 2014

    The stage is set. The industry - apart from Apple - has laid its cards on the table, leaving it up to Apple to woo us as we run towards Christmas Day. There will be time to play catch-up: Google still has its Android L event some time in October, and...

  • HTC abandons smartwatch plans, has it been scared off by competition?

    HTC abandons smartwatch plans, has it been scared off by competition?

    By 5 September 2014

    HTC has abandoned plans to make a smartwatch Pocket-lint has learnt. Sources familiar with the matter have told us that although the company was planning to launch a smartwatch for customers, it has now abandoned the idea for the time being. Our source...

  • Moto 360 hands-on: The big round smartwatch

    Moto 360 hands-on: The big round smartwatch

    By 5 September 2014

    Announced at Google I/O in June, the Moto 360 has taken a long-ish time to make it to UK shores but the wait is almost over. Costing £199 and avialable from early October, we managed to get our hands on the new circular Android Wear smartwatch to see...

  • Moto Hint: Motorola tries to make Bluetooth headsets sexy again (hands-on)

    Moto Hint: Motorola tries to make Bluetooth headsets sexy again (hands-on)

    By 5 September 2014

    And you thought the Bluetooth headset was only to be worn by taxi drivers and people that feel they are far more imporant than you. Well guess what - that might be about to change if Motorola has its way with the Moto Hint, a new Bluetooth headset. Amongst...

  • New Motorola Moto G hands-on: Ain't nothing but a G thang, baby

    New Motorola Moto G hands-on: Ain't nothing but a G thang, baby

    By 5 September 2014

    The Motorola Moto G was a surprise hit. Affordable, but hitting some important spec points, it surprised many, including us a Pocket-lint. It quickly because the darling of affordable handsets, one of the most exciting devices of the year because it offered...

  • New Motorola Moto X hands-on: A leather flagship to lust after

    New Motorola Moto X hands-on: A leather flagship to lust after

    By 5 September 2014

    The Moto X might not have been available in the UK for long, but that hasn't stopped Motorola announcing a new and improved version, alongside the launch of Moto Maker in the UK, with new premium materials like leather. The original Moto X found fame...

  • Moto 360 smartwatch coming to UK early October, £199

    Moto 360 smartwatch coming to UK early October, £199

    By 5 September 2014

    Motorola has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will be launching the anticipated Moto 360 smartwatch in the UK in early October, for £199. The circular Android Wear smartwatch, the first from the company, will be available from O2, Tesco, Amazon and John...

  • Moto Maker comes to UK end of September in time for new Moto X

    Moto Maker comes to UK end of September in time for new Moto X

    By 5 September 2014

    Motorola's Moto Maker service that allows you to create your very own customised Moto X is coming to the UK at the end of September, Pocket-lint can confirm. The service will launch in collaboration with the new Moto X smartphone allowing you to change...

  • Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on: The poor man's Lumia 930

    Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on: The poor man's Lumia 930

    By 4 September 2014

    When Microsoft describes the new Lumia 830 as a slimmer, sleeker, version of the Lumia 930 they really aren't kidding. The new handset, announced at IFA 2014 in Berlin, will be available later this month and is being aggressively billed by the company...

  • Lumia Selfie app for the impossibly vain now available

    Lumia Selfie app for the impossibly vain now available

    By 4 September 2014

    Microsoft has announced a new Lumia Selfie app for the impossibly vain that will allow you to enhance your eyes, slim your face and whiten your teeth. The new app, which will sit separately to the Lumia Camera app on Windows Phone 8.1 will also allow...

  • Nokia Lumia 735: Can I get a selfie? (hands-on)

    Nokia Lumia 735: Can I get a selfie? (hands-on)

    By 4 September 2014

    The Nokia Lumia 735 has previously been referred to as the selfie phone and there is a good reason for that. There is a strong focus on a good front-facing camera and an accompanying selfie app to help even the most vain get a picture they would be proud...

  • Dyson 360 Eye: Robotic vacuum cleaner coming to the UK 2015

    Dyson 360 Eye: Robotic vacuum cleaner coming to the UK 2015

    By 4 September 2014

    After years of speculation, Dyson has confirmed that it will be launching robotic vacuum cleaner. The new model, called the Dyson 360 Eye, will feature a 360 degree camera on top of the cleaner to see its environment rather than just rely on sensors alone....

  • Cat S50 rugged phone wants you to stamp on its face

    Cat S50 rugged phone wants you to stamp on its face

    By 4 September 2014

    Just how clumsy are you? If the answer is very, then you'll probably be wanting to take a closer look at the latest Android smartphone from Cat. The Cat S50 rugged smartphone is the company's new flagship, designed for outdoor sports peeps and construction...

  • Technics returns promising to let you rediscover what music is supposed to sound like

    Technics returns promising to let you rediscover what music is supposed to sound like

    By 3 September 2014

    Serious audiophiles listen up, after 6 years, Panasonic has confirmed that it will be bringing the Technics name back from the dead and release a series of new Hi-Fi products from December in Europe so you can relive the "good old days". The audio brand...

  • Sony Xperia Z3: Where can I get it?

    Sony Xperia Z3: Where can I get it?

    By 3 September 2014

    The Sony Xperia Z3 was announced at IFA 2014 and heading to the shops soon. Pre-orders are open, with delivery expected from 26 September onwards. Here we've detailed who is offering what so you can find out whether the operator you like is stocking...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Where can I get it?

    Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Where can I get it?

    By 3 September 2014

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is now official and already carriers and stores in the UK are falling over themselves to offer punters the chance to tell customers that they will be stocking the device in a range of shapes and sizes - well colours. The new...