Archive for Stuart Miles

  • OK Google: Voice search next frontier for Google as it looks beyond the link list mentality

    OK Google: Voice search next frontier for Google as it looks beyond the link list mentality

    By 7 November 2013

    "OK Google". That's a phrase that Google wants you to memorise and get used to saying, saying a lot. It's not a question, it's a statement, and something that Google will be pushing you to do from now on. The search giant is not just getting into voice...

  • Hands-on: Mega Bloks Call of Duty Collector Construction Sets review

    Hands-on: Mega Bloks Call of Duty Collector Construction Sets review

    By 4 November 2013

    As the gaming world prepare for the new Call Of Duty Ghosts, Mega Bloks has released a collection of Call of Duty construction sets for you to build so you can carry on playing when you're not in front of your console. The new sets, based on the franchise,...

  • Squawka app coming soon, real-time stats for footy fans

    Squawka app coming soon, real-time stats for footy fans

    By 2 November 2013

    Movie fans have IMDB, F1 fans have the brilliant real-time F1 app, but until now football fans have had, well not much. That's about to change following the news that Squawka, a football stats website, is launching a dedicated iPhone, iPad, and Android...

  • Roku 3 review
    4 out of 5

    Roku 3 review

    By 1 November 2013

    Roku has refreshed its Roku set-top box lineup and with it announced the launch of the Roku 3, a £100 flagship box of tricks that promises to turn your TV into something considerably smarter. But does the Roku 3 make sense given that you could buy the...

  • Android 4.4 KitKat's hidden Easter egg revealed

    Android 4.4 KitKat's hidden Easter egg revealed

    By 1 November 2013

    As Android fans will know, if you go into the your phone's Settings, then About Us, then start furiously tapping the bit where it says Android version you will get a fun hidden Easter egg of an animation. READ: Hands-on: Nexus 5 review Previously it...

  • Android 4.4 KitKat to add better support for low-end phones, wearables, and TV

    Android 4.4 KitKat to add better support for low-end phones, wearables, and TV

    By 31 October 2013

    Android's KitKat operating system will be aimed at getting more Android devices on to the latest version of Android, according to sources talking just hours before an expected announcement. According to website JessicaLessin.com, set up by the former...

  • Nexus 5 launching today at 6pm claim multiple sources

    Nexus 5 launching today at 6pm claim multiple sources

    By 31 October 2013

    Multiple sources for multiple sites, including those talking to Pocket-lint, have confirmed the Nexus 5 will be announced today at around 11am Pacific time (6pm in the UK). "After speaking with no less than five different sources with knowledge of the...

  • ITV added to Wauki.tv line-up

    ITV added to Wauki.tv line-up

    By 31 October 2013

    ITV is now on Wuaki.tv, the company has announced, bringing with it hundreds of hours of past and current ITV shows to enjoy. The service, owned by the same people behind Play.com and pronouced "wacky", will mean users now have access to an extensive...

  • Apple aware of MacBook Pro keyboard and trackpad issues, working on fix

    Apple aware of MacBook Pro keyboard and trackpad issues, working on fix

    By 31 October 2013

    Apple has confirmed that it is aware of a glitch with the new MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, late 2013) models just announced that sees the keyboard and trackpad becoming unresponsive at times. "Apple is aware of rare circumstances where the built-in keyboard...

  • Blinkbox PS3 app launched, no more going through the browser

    Blinkbox PS3 app launched, no more going through the browser

    By 31 October 2013

    The Blinkbox service now has a dedicated PS3 app, giving more people access to the film and TV service from Tesco. The new app, available on the Sony console, will let you rent or buy the latest movies and TV shows and joins a host of other devices already...

  • Hands-on: Olloclip 4-in-1 lens review

    Hands-on: Olloclip 4-in-1 lens review

    By 31 October 2013

    The iPhone 5 and 5S already have really good cameras, but according to Olloclip they aren't good enough. For those that want to have even more control of the photos they take the company has created the Olloclip 4-in-1 lens system that simply sides on...

  • Nike: Lack of Bluetooth LE support is why there's no Android FuelBand app

    Nike: Lack of Bluetooth LE support is why there's no Android FuelBand app

    By 30 October 2013

    Nike has blamed a lack of consistent Bluetooth LE support on Android devices for it not having released Android app support for its FuelBand and FuelBand SE products yet. "With 200 Android devices available on the market, Bluetooth LE hasn't really matured...

  • Hands-on: Nike FuelBand SE review

    Hands-on: Nike FuelBand SE review

    By 30 October 2013

    Nike has announced a new version of its FuelBand that brings with it several new features including hourly goals, sessions, and the ability to track your wrist movements more precisely, but is it any good and should you upgrade? We spent a morning with...

  • Nike: Older FuelBand users will get new features from 6 November

    Nike: Older FuelBand users will get new features from 6 November

    By 30 October 2013

    Nike has confirmed to Pocket-lint that current Nike FuelBand users will be getting a host of new features alongside those detailed for the Nike FuelBand SE model that is due out on 6 November. "Original Nike Fuelband gets all the new features where possible,"...

  • Nintendo: Wii U hardware still has a negative impact on Nintendo's profits

    Nintendo: Wii U hardware still has a negative impact on Nintendo's profits

    By 30 October 2013

    Nintendo's "Wii U hardware still has a negative impact on Nintendo's profits", that's the bottom line from Nintendo even though sales are up, according to the Japanese gaming giant. In the company's latest earnings report, Nintendo said it had sold 300,000...

  • 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...


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