Archive for Stuart Miles

  • App of the day: Icebreaker - A Viking Voyage HD review (iPad)
    Apps

    App of the day: Icebreaker - A Viking Voyage HD review (iPad)

    By 16 July 2013

    Rovio's Angry Birds is one of the best selling, and probably most played games in the app store, but every time it tries to do something other than birds being catapulted through the skies it usually fails after the initial first-week excitement. This...

  • Belkin FastFit Keyboard Case review
    Tablets 3 out of 5

    Belkin FastFit Keyboard Case review

    By 16 July 2013

    Unsurprisingly, iPad mini keyboards are quickly becoming a popular accessory as more users start to use their iPad mini as a workhorse as well as plaything. First was Logitech, and now Belkin has joined the fray with the launch of the FastFit Keyboard...

  • Paper CEO talks iOS7, styluses and dedicated versions of the app
    Apps

    Paper CEO talks iOS7, styluses and dedicated versions of the app

    By 15 July 2013

    Paper, the popular iPad drawing app, is to stay an iPad exclusive for the foreseeable future according to Georg Petschnigg, CEO of the company behind the app.  Talking to Pocket-lint candidly at the preview of the Fashion Rules exhibition at Kensington...

  • Nokia looks to the camera to help it stand out as it waits for app issue to go away
    Phones

    Nokia looks to the camera to help it stand out as it waits for app issue to go away

    By 12 July 2013

    It's 3pm, we've been at the Nokia press launch since 10am, and it's the first time someone has mentioned that the new flagship Nokia Lumia device, the Lumia 1020, can be used as a phone. It epitomises the modern day smartphone launch as companies battle...

  • Nokia: Device launch pace will get faster
    Phones

    Nokia: Device launch pace will get faster

    By 11 July 2013

    Jo Harlow, head of devices at Nokia, has told Pocket-lint that it has plenty more innovation and products to come in the near future, as the company continues to grow and refresh its Lumia product portfolio. "We've completed a portfolio that crosses price...

  • Windows Phone gets more iPhone apps; Vine and Path confirmed
    Apps

    Windows Phone gets more iPhone apps; Vine and Path confirmed

    By 11 July 2013

    Microsoft has confirmed that it has snagged Twitter video app Vine and social network app Path for the Windows Phone platform.  The two new apps - one announced at the Nokia event in New York and the other confirmed by Jo Harlow, VP in charge of devices...

  • Bond 24 confirmed, due in UK cinemas October 2015
    Gadgets

    Bond 24 confirmed, due in UK cinemas October 2015

    By 11 July 2013

    James Bond is back, in Bond 24, due out on 23 October 2015 in the UK and 6 November 2015 in the US. The dateline, as gadget fans will already know, is the same time that Marty McFly goes to the future in Back To The Future II. Could we see Bond on a hover...

  • Nokia Lumia 1020 pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Nokia Lumia 1020 pictures and hands-on

    By 11 July 2013

    Nokia has announced a new camera. No wait, a new phone. Scratch that. A new camera phone. It says it is the best darn camera phone on the market.  We were at the launch event in New York. We grabbed the goods. We like the 1020. A lot.  That's the crux...

  • Nokia Pro Camera: DSLR controls in a smartphone
    Apps

    Nokia Pro Camera: DSLR controls in a smartphone

    By 11 July 2013

    Nokia has announced the new Lumia 1020 in New York and with it a new Pro Camera app that will allow photographers more control over the way they shoot pictures on the camera. Trying to give more SLR-like controls, the camera will let people control all...

  • Sage Tea Maker (by Heston Blumenthal) review
    Gadgets 4.5 out of 5

    Sage Tea Maker (by Heston Blumenthal) review

    By 10 July 2013

    How important is a good cup of tea to you? Are you one of those people who boils a kettle, dumps in a teabag, squeezes it a few times with your teaspoon before slashing in some milk and maybe adding some sugar? Or are you a bit more refined than that?...

  • Hands-on: Electrolux Grand Cuisine range tested
    Gadgets

    Hands-on: Electrolux Grand Cuisine range tested

    By 10 July 2013

    How much do you like to cook? Are you a "throw it in the microwave" kind of person, or someone who actually wants to spend hours labouring in the kitchen to create the best dishes you can? Following the success of TV shows like MasterChef, cooking at...

  • BA Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Tech of new plane explored
    Gadgets

    BA Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Tech of new plane explored

    By 9 July 2013

    The British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner might not be as exciting as the new British Airways Airbus A380, but there is a stronger chance it's an aircraft in which you're likely to travel. It will fly from Heathrow to Toronto from 1 September and to...

  • British Airways A380: We jump on board to check it out
    Gadgets

    British Airways A380: We jump on board to check it out

    By 9 July 2013

    The moment you see the Airbus A380 you instantly wonder how on earth such a machine can fly through the sky with the speed that it does. It's huge. It's massive. It's gigantic. The first airline in the UK to take delivery of the new double-decker aircraft...

  • Garmin HUD projects road directions on to your windscreen
    Cars

    Garmin HUD projects road directions on to your windscreen

    By 8 July 2013

    Garmin is hoping to make using a satnav safer and has announced a new navigation device, called HUD, that projects directions from a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone on to your windscreen - so you don't have to look away from the road to see where you are...

  • Nikon: We want to create a product that will change the concept of cameras
    Cameras

    Nikon: We want to create a product that will change the concept of cameras

    By 8 July 2013

    Nikon has said it is looking to create a product that will change the concept of cameras in a hope that such a device will replace declining point and shoot camera sales. In an interview with Bloomberg, Makoto Kimura, President of Nikon told the news...

  • HTC One with Android 4.3 certified
    Phones

    HTC One with Android 4.3 certified

    By 8 July 2013

    The HTC One running Android 4.3 has been certified by the Bluetooth Special Information Group (SIG), confirming that the next version of Android - which hasn't formally be announced yet - should be just around the corner. The certification, which was...

  • White Nexus 4 not only sells out, but is now no longer available
    Phones

    White Nexus 4 not only sells out, but is now no longer available

    By 6 July 2013

    Google has sold out of the white Nexus 4 after initial orders of the limited-edition handset flew off the shelves. That's nothing unusual, but those who were still to make up there mind as to whether they wanted to Nexus device, bad news - Google has...

  • Dyson AM05 Hot + Cool review
    Home 4 out of 5

    Dyson AM05 Hot + Cool review

    By 5 July 2013

    One minute it is hot and sunny, the next it's cold and you're putting the heating on again. That's the British weather these days, but one gadget is trying at least give you a solution to your weather annoyances, offering you a cooling fan when you need...

  • Paper iPad app turns Royal fashion exhibit interactive at Kensington Palace
    Apps

    Paper iPad app turns Royal fashion exhibit interactive at Kensington Palace

    By 5 July 2013

    Kensington Palace has teamed up with 53, the developer behind the popular iPad exclusive app Paper, to create a dedicated version of the app to accompany the palace's new show, Fashion Rules. The exhibit, which looks at the changing dress styles of the...

  • Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra anti-magnetic watch stops time for no-one
    Gadgets

    Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra anti-magnetic watch stops time for no-one

    By 4 July 2013

    Shunning the popular trend of making smart watches, Omega is busy trying to solve an age-old problem of its own which it says is far more important. The company has announced the launch of the first anti-magnetic mechanical watch, the Seamaster Aqua Terra...

  • New lifesaving emergency app, Echo112, plans to help save you in your moment of need
    Apps

    New lifesaving emergency app, Echo112, plans to help save you in your moment of need

    By 3 July 2013

    A new app that aims to save your bacon in your moment of need has been launched for Android and iOS users who need emergency help.    Dubbed Echo112, the app aims to be your "Guardian Angel on Your Smartphone" by providing exact location information...

  • Apple hires former Yves Saint Laurent CEO, is the iWatch coming?
    Phones

    Apple hires former Yves Saint Laurent CEO, is the iWatch coming?

    By 3 July 2013

    Apple has confirmed it has hired Paul Deneve, the former CEO of Yves Saint Laurent. Deneve - who, incidentally, previously worked at Apple in Europe in the Nineties - will take a vice-president position at the Cupertino-based company, but doesn't become...

  • Hexbug nano V2: Now they climb as well
    Gadgets

    Hexbug nano V2: Now they climb as well

    By 2 July 2013

    Hexbugs, the small vibrating critters that your kids no doubt love but you find rather creepy, have just got a little more disturbing - they can now climb walls.  Innovation First, the company behind the original hexbug micro robotic toys, has come up...

  • Case Station personalised case pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Case Station personalised case pictures and hands-on

    By 2 July 2013

    Case Station has launched a new personalised mobile phone case service, and we just couldn't resist trying it out. The new service available in a range of retail stores - or online if you want to just do it from the comfort of your own home - is a simple...

  • GT6 demo now live, GT Academy drivers urged to start racing
    Gaming

    GT6 demo now live, GT Academy drivers urged to start racing

    By 2 July 2013

    Like racing; like Gran Turismo? Good news, the new demo for Gran Turismo 6, due out later this year, is available to download by anyone with a Sony Entertainment Network account and access to a PlayStation3 connected to the internet. Vroom. That's even...