Archive for Stuart Miles

  • Google+ vanity URLs start rolling out

    Google+ vanity URLs start rolling out

    By 30 October 2013

    Google has started inviting all Google Plus users to grab a custom URL, changing it from a long list of letters and numbers to something more memorable. The email message reads: "You're now eligible for a unique Google+ custom URL that lets you easily...

  • Apple iPad Air review
    5 out of 5

    Apple iPad Air review

    By 30 October 2013

    The iPad Air is the latest tablet to arrive in Apple's range. It's adopted the Air name, just like the MacBook Air, to show off its thin and light stature. No Apple iPad 5 branding to be found here even though, in essence, the Air is the fifth full-size...

  • iOS 7 photo and iPhoto tips and tricks: Getting the most out of your iPhone pictures

    iOS 7 photo and iPhoto tips and tricks: Getting the most out of your iPhone pictures

    By 27 October 2013

    The iPhone camera is one of the most used phone cameras in the world. But how do you make the most of the images and photos you've taken with the iPhone and iPad cameras? Apple has added plenty of new features in iOS 7, including in its new version of...

  • Tado: The smart heating system that turns the heating on before you get home

    Tado: The smart heating system that turns the heating on before you get home

    By 25 October 2013

    Tado, pronounced Taydo, is a connected heating system that will be launching in the UK in the coming weeks promising to make your heating system intelligent and save you money in the process. Like Nest, Honeywell, and British Gas, Tado offers a system...

  • OS X Mavericks tips and tricks: Here's what your Mac can do now

    OS X Mavericks tips and tricks: Here's what your Mac can do now

    By 25 October 2013

    You've just installed OS X Mavericks on your shiny MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, or even Mac Pro (you lucky thing) and now wondering what new tricks you get, what tips are best to get the most out of the new operating system, and how you can become...

  • Honeywell Evohome: Control individual radiators with your phone

    Honeywell Evohome: Control individual radiators with your phone

    By 24 October 2013

    Honeywell, a company that you are probably aware of but doesn't get used in your daily gadget vocabulary, has told Pocket-lint that it plans to launch a wirelessly connected home heating system in the new year. The system, dubbed Evohome, will connect...

  • Apple OS X Mavericks review
    5 out of 5

    Apple OS X Mavericks review

    By 23 October 2013

    The latest Apple OS X operating system, version 10.9, better known as Mavericks, has arrived. And it's a free upgrade to anyone running OS X Snow Leopard and above. Not only does Mavericks kill off the animal-based naming system, it also promises a host...

  • Hands-on: Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega Centurion review

    Hands-on: Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega Centurion review

    By 23 October 2013

    The mega stands for mega darts, new bigger Nerf darts that will work only with Mega branded Nerf guns. That's exactly what the Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega Centurion blaster (£34.99) takes, to let you to hit your target a whopping 23 meters away, as long...

  • Misfit Shine personal physical activity monitor review
    4 out of 5

    Misfit Shine personal physical activity monitor review

    By 23 October 2013

    Wearable tech is all the rage at the moment, whether its Google Glass at the top of the tree or the Nike FuelBand at the more accessible end. More and more of us are intrigued by tracking our movements whether it's for fun, fitness or performance. Tapping...

  • Apple iPad mini Retina display pictures and hands-on

    Apple iPad mini Retina display pictures and hands-on

    By 22 October 2013

    Apple iPad mini with Retina display is the name of this year's iPad mini update and although the design stays the same, it gets a huge speed boost in terms of specs and that all-important Retina display to match the iPad Air.  In a nutshell that's the...

  • Apple Mac Pro eyes-on (again)

    Apple Mac Pro eyes-on (again)

    By 22 October 2013

    Following the launch of the Mac Pro in June we've now seen the desktop computer in the flesh, not behind glass at the Apple 22 October event. The Mac Pro will be available in December and cost $2999 or £2499. We will be getting one if for review nearer...

  • OS X Mavericks release date and price: Available now and it's free

    OS X Mavericks release date and price: Available now and it's free

    By 22 October 2013

    OS X Mavericks, Apple's new PC operating system, is now available to download from the App Store. And it's free. The new operating system adds a number of features, including a focus on battery life and a range of optimisations to make your Mac hardware...

  • Apple iPad Air pictures and hands-on

    Apple iPad Air pictures and hands-on

    By 22 October 2013

    Oh how we hate being a cliché sometimes. Yes, it's true, having held the new iPad Air in our hands we can confirm that its lightness is what will convince many to upgrade to the new iPad, or iPad 5 as some will no doubt continue to call it, when it hits...

  • iLife and iWork updated for OS X, and individual apps for iOS 7 - and they're free

    iLife and iWork updated for OS X, and individual apps for iOS 7 - and they're free

    By 22 October 2013

    Apple has announced updates to its iLife and iWork collection of apps for iOS 7 and Mavericks. The new update will bring a host of new features to iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand in the iLife collection, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers in iWork.  iPhoto will...

  • OS X Mavericks: Everything you need to know

    OS X Mavericks: Everything you need to know

    By 22 October 2013

    Apple OS X Mavericks. That's the new name for Apple's new operating system that boasts a huge number of changes and improvements over the previous OS X Mountain Lion. It also drops the big cats name, opting instead for Mavericks, a famous surfing beach...

  • David Cameron uses Twitter to criticise Facebook over beheading videos

    David Cameron uses Twitter to criticise Facebook over beheading videos

    By 22 October 2013

    David Cameron has turned to Twitter to criticise Facebook over the social network's decision to allow shocking videos to be hosted on the company's pages. In a case of using one social platform to comment on another, David Cameron, who has almost half...

  • Lumia Black: Next Nokia update coming to all WP8 Lumia phones early 2014

    Lumia Black: Next Nokia update coming to all WP8 Lumia phones early 2014

    By 22 October 2013

    Nokia has quietly confirmed that the software features found in the new Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 will be rolling out to other Lumia handsets in early 2014.  "Many of the new features and imaging innovations found in the Nokia Lumia 1520 and Nokia Lumia...

  • Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows tablet challenges the Surface 2, brings Zeiss optics

    Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows tablet challenges the Surface 2, brings Zeiss optics

    By 22 October 2013

    Nokia has formerly announced the Nokia Lumia 2520, a Windows RT 8.1 tablet that will feature a 10.1-inch 1080p HD IPS display and looks to sit in the same space as the recently announced Surface 2. The new tablet will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800...

  • Hands-on: BBM for iPhone review

    Hands-on: BBM for iPhone review

    By 21 October 2013

    BBM for iPhone and Android is now out and we've already managed to have a play with both apps after persuading BlackBerry to push us to the front of the queue to get access. The new iPhone app, available for download from today after a somewhat awkward...

  • Philips Hue LivingColors Bloom review
    4 out of 5

    Philips Hue LivingColors Bloom review

    By 18 October 2013

    Philips Hue, the intelligent lighting system that you can control via your smartphone, has gained a new standalone light option in the guise of Philips LivingColors Bloom. The portable spotlight model is a reworking of the original Philips Bloom that...

  • Sony SmartWatch 2 review
    3 out of 5

    Sony SmartWatch 2 review

    By 18 October 2013

    Smartwatches. There's that buzz word. These wearable tech devices are the next big thing if releases from Samsung, Pebble, Sony and more are anything to go by. Sony's SmartWatch 2 is the second attempt at the company putting out the perfect wearable device,...

  • Adidas could develop apps for other watches

    Adidas could develop apps for other watches

    By 18 October 2013

    Adidas has told Pocket-lint that it would be interested in developing apps for smartwatches if they take off, following the announcement of its own sports watch. "We would be interested in developing watch apps in the future for other platforms," Simon...

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra review
    4 out of 5

    Sony Xperia Z Ultra review

    By 17 October 2013

    When is a phone a tablet or a tablet a phone? It is a question that is continuing to perplex as we see more and more companies releasing giant devices that look too big to be a phone, but too small to be a tablet. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a prime example,...

  • Hands-on: Argos MyTablet review

    Hands-on: Argos MyTablet review

    By 17 October 2013

    What's the tipping point in a device where the savings you make start to have an adverse affect on its quality and performance? That's a question Argos has clearly asked itself with the creation of the Argos MyTablet. Just how many corners can it cut...

  • Windows 8.1 now available: Everything you need to know before you install

    Windows 8.1 now available: Everything you need to know before you install

    By 17 October 2013

    The time has finally come for Windows 8 users to get a break with a slew of fixes courtesy of Microsoft. The company has gradually teased details of the next version of Windows 8, called Windows 8.1, over the last few months, emphasising that it's a free...