Archive for Stuart Miles

Bux: An iPhone app that makes the stock market a game

Bux: An iPhone app that makes the stock market a game

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Over the course of the day we've made just over 100 Bux and then managed to lose it all before regaining half before going to bed. We've been playing Bux you see, a new app that taps into the world of day trading, allowing you to play certain stocks to... >>

Asus Zenfone Photo Challenge winners announced: Celebrities lose out to Big Ben

Asus Zenfone Photo Challenge winners announced: Celebrities lose out to Big Ben

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The people have voted. We can now reveal the winners of the Asus Zenfone Photography competition in association with Pocket-lint.  The photographs were judged by ASUS, LCC, @London and voted for by readers via the website hosted on Pocket-lint. The winners... >>

Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores review: More beautiful levels to enjoy

Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores review: More beautiful levels to enjoy

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Monument Valley is one of the best games for the iPad we've seen this year balancing beautiful graphics with innovative gameplay and a constant sense of wow as the MC Esher themes levels play out before you. One of the biggest criticisms with the game... >>

Microsoft headset could change the way blind people get about cities, we test it ourselves

Microsoft headset could change the way blind people get about cities, we test it ourselves

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We've just been blindfolded, given a white stick and told to navigate our way through the crowded maze of stands and demo pods at Microsoft's Future Decoded event in London. As you can imagine, this prospect is a daunting one, but is something that millions... >>

Kano: The build your own PC for kids that brings coding to your living room

Kano: The build your own PC for kids that brings coding to your living room

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While the lure of the Raspberry Pi computer was exciting for many, a lot of people were put off by the sheer rawness of it. Now a company is hoping to change that, with a "build your own" computer experience kids. Kano comes in an unassuming box wrapped... >>

O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards shortlist nominations announced

O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards shortlist nominations announced

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We've seen hundreds of products, we've had tens of thousands of public votes as part of our long list process, and now we bring you the shortlist for the 2014 02 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. After much deliberation and debate, the Pocket-lint team has whittled... >>

Adidas miCoach Fit Smart review: A step in the right direction
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Adidas miCoach Fit Smart review: A step in the right direction

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Running watches seem to be two a penny these days, so what makes Adidas believe its miCoach Fit Smart running watch can stand out? We've been running with the wearable to find out. Design Covered in silicon and available in white or black - and the black... >>

Samsung WW9000 review: Connected washing machine gives app-control a new spin
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Samsung WW9000 review: Connected washing machine gives app-control a new spin

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A decade ago if someone told you that your washing machine would be connected to the internet so you can control it via your phone you would probably laugh, but by gosh a lot's happened since then. And the Samsung WW9000 is here to show off what's possible.... >>

Lavazza A Modo Mio Espria review: One button coffee time
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Lavazza A Modo Mio Espria review: One button coffee time

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Lavazza makes good coffee, there is no questioning that, but can the coffee company make a decent machine for under £90 that delivers that perfect cup with minimal fuss? Design The Lavazza A Modo Mio Éspria is a simple and compact counter-top coffee... >>

Apple iPad mini 3 review: A tablet that struggles to find its place
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Apple iPad mini 3 review: A tablet that struggles to find its place

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When the iPad mini with Retina display launched alongside the iPad Air in 2013 the biggest choice you had to worry about was whether or not you wanted a 7.9-inch or a 9.7-inch screen. The message from Apple was clear: you get the same power either way.... >>

Pet perspective: The best animal actioncam videos

Pet perspective: The best animal actioncam videos

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We've all seen the amazing actioncam footage of surfers or base jumpers, but what about from the point of view of man's best friend, or a bird? In what appears to be a growing trend, companies like GoPro are launching dedicated accessories to attach your... >>

Apple iPad family photo: Just how skinny is the iPad Air 2?

Apple iPad family photo: Just how skinny is the iPad Air 2?

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The Apple iPad Air 2 has gone on sale in the UK and thousands of customers will be either upgrading or getting into the world of iPad for the first time. Apple has come along way since the launch of the first iPad in 2010 creating a device today that... >>

Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster, thinner, better
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Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster, thinner, better

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The original iPad Air is a fantastic tablet. Perfect for the home, upon its launch in 2013 it shared the stage with the more portable iPad mini with Retina display, offering equal power in different sized packages. One year on and it's the turn of the... >>

Apple iOS 8.1 review: New powers for your old iPhone
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Apple iOS 8.1 review: New powers for your old iPhone

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It's that time of year again, the time when Apple updates its software, giving iPhone and iPad users on new and old devices a breath of life, saving them from the heartache of not being able to afford the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (they are lovely and... >>

Judges for the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards announced

Judges for the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards announced

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The nominations for the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are still pouring in but who will be deciding the best gadgets of 2014? We can now reveal which elite judges will be helping us decide the winners for the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014. The judges... >>

OS X Yosemite tips and tricks: See what your Mac can do now

OS X Yosemite tips and tricks: See what your Mac can do now

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Mac OS X Yosemite is out and with it you get a host of new features to master. While the new desktop operating system looks roughly the same there are plenty of new tips and tricks to learn. We've worked our way through the operating system to try and... >>

Close up with the 5K iMac, and boy is it crisp

Close up with the 5K iMac, and boy is it crisp

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Apple has updated its iMac range to create a flagship model that delivers a crisp 5K image. The move, which well and truly takes it from the spare computer to a powerhouse for professionals, signals Apple's intent to deliver a "Retina display" on all... >>

Mac OS X Yosemite review
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Mac OS X Yosemite review

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Apple's new operating system, OS X Yosemite, has arrived with a number of design and feature changes in tow and the promise of being the best version of OS X yet. But it is really that simple? Can it really be just a case of pressing the download button... >>

OS X Yosemite Continuity and Handoff review: You can put your phone away, but not completely

OS X Yosemite Continuity and Handoff review: You can put your phone away, but not completely

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Continuity. It's a word you are likely to hear a lot of from Apple over the coming weeks and months. But what does it mean, and why should you care? Seen in the bigger picture, it is the move by Apple to connect all your devices together. Whether that's... >>

Apple iPad Air 2 preview: Thin is in, but is it enough?

Apple iPad Air 2 preview: Thin is in, but is it enough?

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Apple has updated its iPad range with new features to entice those yet to buy an iPad, or those feeling the urge to upgrade. Questioning how you make the best tablet on the market even better, Apple's response is to make it thinner and faster. Given... >>

Indie developers able to produce Apple Watch apps too, WatchKit SDK coming in November

Indie developers able to produce Apple Watch apps too, WatchKit SDK coming in November

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Apple has confirmed that it will allow all developers to develop apps for the Apple Watch from November rather than just a select few.  The SDK, called WatchKit, will be added to the developer preview programme next month and means that it isn’t just... >>

Smarthome category added to O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards

Smarthome category added to O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards

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You spoke, we’ve listened, and following feedback from readers, the industry, and close friends of Pocket-lint, we’ve added a Smarthome category to the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. The working long list features some great products as we celebrate... >>

Lomography Lomo'Instant hands-on: Instant film camera gets retro makeover

Lomography Lomo'Instant hands-on: Instant film camera gets retro makeover

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After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the first batch of Lomography Lomo'Instant cameras have arrived in the UK and Pocket-lint was on hand at the company's store in London's Carnaby Street district to have a play. The camera, which is fairly large,... >>

Skype Qik to challenge WhatsApp with 42-second video messaging app

Skype Qik to challenge WhatsApp with 42-second video messaging app

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Skype has announced a new messaging app: Skype Qik. The move, clearly a response to the popularity of apps like Whatsapp and Snapchat, will be a standalone app that will allow users to send short video messages up to 42 seconds long to each other via... >>

Honeywell Evohome adds ifttt support, now you can control your heating via an email

Honeywell Evohome adds ifttt support, now you can control your heating via an email

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Honeywell has teamed up with internet of things site If This Then That to offer access to the company's connected thermostats in its Evohome range. The new options, which go live today, will allow ifttt users the chance to set up a number of sequenced... >>