Archive for Stuart Miles

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014): Samsung refreshes its S Pen-touting tablet

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014): Samsung refreshes its S Pen-touting tablet

    By 4 September 2013

    Samsung has updated its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, detailing the device's new features during its Unpacked event preceding the start of the IFA consumer tech trade show in Berlin. The new device, dubbed the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition), will come with...

  • Samsung Knox roll out begins, wants to protect your data as if it were in Fort Knox

    Samsung Knox roll out begins, wants to protect your data as if it were in Fort Knox

    By 4 September 2013

    Samsung Knox, Samsung's security software for mobile devices, is now ready to be used by consumers. The company, which hopes to take on BlackBerry's dominance in the security stakes, has launched the new software for its Android devices promising an end-to-end...

  • Qualcomm AllPlay: Another Sonos challenger enters the game

    Qualcomm AllPlay: Another Sonos challenger enters the game

    By 4 September 2013

    Qualcomm has announced Qualcomm AllPlay, a new feature for its processors that will let you replicate the Sonos system in your home without worrying about what brand the speaker is. For those unaware of Sonos, it is a multi-room system that allows to...

  • Sony Action Cam updated, smaller, lighter and now with wristwatch remote

    Sony Action Cam updated, smaller, lighter and now with wristwatch remote

    By 4 September 2013

    Sony has updated its Action Cam, announcing a new version of the camera that takes on GoPro at this year's IFA in Berlin. The new model uses the company's Exmor R CMOS sensor and comes with a wide-angle lens with SteadyShot tech to make those home movies...

  • Sony NFC Media server lets you stream movies to your phone

    Sony NFC Media server lets you stream movies to your phone

    By 4 September 2013

    Sony has released a new gadget alongside its new Xperia Z1 that while looking like a doppleganger for the smartphone is actually a media streamer for your phone or tablet. The new device, dubbed the rather dull WG-C20, will let you slip into an SD Card...

  • Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z1 review

    Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z1 review

    By 4 September 2013

    The Sony Xperia Z1, the latest flagship Android smartphone from Sony Mobile, has just been announced at IFA 2013. As you might expect, Pocket-lint spent an afternoon with the new handset ahead of the official launch, to see just how much has changed...

  • Sony QX10 and QX100 available for pre-order on Amazon, ahead of IFA launch

    Sony QX10 and QX100 available for pre-order on Amazon, ahead of IFA launch

    By 4 September 2013

    Amazon has spilled the beans on two new camera lenses, the QX10 and the QX100, about to be announced at IFA, the German technology show. According to the fully detailed pre-order pages, the two devices will connect to your smartphone using that as the...

  • Xbox One release date confirmed: 22 November

    Xbox One release date confirmed: 22 November

    By 4 September 2013

    Microsoft has confirmed the UK and US release date of its next-generation console, the Xbox One. Gamers keen to play with the new Microsoft machine will be able to do so from 22 November 2013, eight years to the day since the US release of the Xbox 360...

  • Limited Edition David Koma HTC One Mini says 'Here's To Change'

    Limited Edition David Koma HTC One Mini says 'Here's To Change'

    By 4 September 2013

    HTC has teamed up with David Koma, a rising British fashion designer whose clothes are worn by the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna, to launch a new special-edition HTC One Mini featuring two of his designs. Before you get your hopes up though, the new special-edition...

  • HTC Desire 601 pictures and hands-on: A mid-ranger that sounds good?

    HTC Desire 601 pictures and hands-on: A mid-ranger that sounds good?

    By 3 September 2013

    The HTC Desire 601 is the latest mid-range Android smartphone from HTC and sits above the recently announced HTC Desire 500, but below the HTC One flagship range and in particular the HTC One mini. In many ways the HTC Desire 601 could be seen as the...

  • Blue HTC One and blue HTC One Mini pictures and hands-on

    Blue HTC One and blue HTC One Mini pictures and hands-on

    By 3 September 2013

    We first broke the news that HTCwould launch a blue HTC One in May. Now three months later HTC has made it official, launching not only a blue HTC One but also a blue HTC One mini ahead of IFA 2013. The new blue version, or should that be turquoise, of...

  • HTC Desire 300: A smaller, cheaper Desire, but with BlinkFeed

    HTC Desire 300: A smaller, cheaper Desire, but with BlinkFeed

    By 3 September 2013

    The HTC Desire 300 is the company's latest Desire smartphone as it looks to bulk out its cheaper range of handsets for those on a budget. Sitting beneath the Desire 500 announced in August, and the Desire 601 also announced today, the Desire 300 - which...

  • HTC BoomBass hands-on: Bringing bass to BoomSound

    HTC BoomBass hands-on: Bringing bass to BoomSound

    By 3 September 2013

    Whether it's the front-facing speakers of the HTC One, or the tie-in with Beats Audio, HTC always prides itself on producing a good sound on its phones when it comes to listening to music. It's surprising then that we recently found ourselves in a private...

  • HTC Desire 601 official, Zara becomes higher-end Desire smartphone

    HTC Desire 601 official, Zara becomes higher-end Desire smartphone

    By 3 September 2013

    HTC has announced the HTC Desire 601, a new Andorid smartphone that sits in the company's mid-range Desire family. The new Desire 601, which has been doing the rounds on the rumour mill as the HTC Zara, will sit under the HTC One mini in terms of specs,...

  • HTC BoomBass: A subwoofer for your HTC One

    HTC BoomBass: A subwoofer for your HTC One

    By 3 September 2013

    The HTC BoomBass is a new accessory launched by HTC to enhance the sound of its HTC One smartphones. Put simply, the HTC BoomBass is a compact, Bluetooth-enabled subwoofer with a dedicated amplifier, that promises to provide clearer, more powerful bass...

  • Spotify Connect takes on AirPlay, dozens of speakers to support new streaming option

    Spotify Connect takes on AirPlay, dozens of speakers to support new streaming option

    By 3 September 2013

    Spotify is to take on Sonos and Apple's AirPlay offering with a new feature it is rolling out in the coming weeks. Called Spotify Connect, a new button within the company's iPhone and iPad apps (an Android version is coming very quickly soon after) will...

  • Nintendo 2DS

    Nintendo 2DS

    By 2 September 2013

    Nintendo has certainly got some challenges ahead of it, at least for the Wii U, but for now, the 3DS remains a nice little device, but one that is perhaps too expensive. The 3D-free 2DS should offer something to those who don't want, or even can't see,...

  • Hands-on: HTC mini+ is a bluetooth handset and remote for your larger phone

    Hands-on: HTC mini+ is a bluetooth handset and remote for your larger phone

    By 31 August 2013

    As smartphones get ever bigger the idea of putting them against our head gets even sillier. HTC, perhaps realising that the company's 5-inch Butterfly model is a tad on the large side, and even presumably pre-empting the concerns of putting the rumoured...

  • Hands-on: HTC Fetch lets you find your HTC One at the press of a button

    Hands-on: HTC Fetch lets you find your HTC One at the press of a button

    By 31 August 2013

    Normally accessories for your latest smartphone consist of speakers, or smart cases, or at a stretch, a docking station, but not at HTC. It's created the HTC Fetch, an accessory that you attach to your keyring that allows you to find your phone if you've...

  • Hands-on: Nintendo 2DS review

    Hands-on: Nintendo 2DS review

    By 30 August 2013

    Just like that, Nintendo announced the Nintendo 2DS, a 2D version of its 3D hand-held console that it launched in March 2011. Pocket-lint played with the new console ahead of the official release in the UK on 12 October to see what all the fuss is about....

  • Sprinkle Islands review
    5 out of 5

    Sprinkle Islands review

    By 29 August 2013

    Did you ever play Sprinkle? It's the game where you use a water cannon mounted on a crane to adjust its height and angle to fight fires, move obstacles, spin wheels and do a host of different things to solve puzzles throughout increasingly difficult levels....

  • Vodafone 4G: We are switching on a new site every 30 minutes

    Vodafone 4G: We are switching on a new site every 30 minutes

    By 29 August 2013

    Vodafone's 4G service in the UK has gone live, with the telecoms giant promising that it is adding a new site every 30 minutes in the capital over the next two months. The company, which is playing catch-up to EE's 100 city coverage in the UK, is planning...

  • Best 4G smartphones: 5 to choose as Vodafone and O2 go superfast

    Best 4G smartphones: 5 to choose as Vodafone and O2 go superfast

    By 29 August 2013

    Vodafone and O2 have now joined EE in offering 4G in the UK, but what phone should you think about upgrading to? We've pulled together the five (plus a bonus) 4G smartphones on the market that we've reviewed here at Pocket-lint to give you some idea of...

  • Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 pictures and hands-on

    Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 pictures and hands-on

    By 28 August 2013

    If you ever find yourself screaming, "We need bigger guns!" then Nerf has probably heard you and is trying to answer your call - in the toy world at least. The Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 forms part of the N-Strike Elite range and is a fully automatic machinegun...

  • Philips Friends of Hue LightStrips review
    5 out of 5

    Philips Friends of Hue LightStrips review

    By 28 August 2013

    Philips Hue, the intelligent lighting system that you can control - in both colour and brightness terms - via your smartphone, has gained a new accessory in the guise of Philips LightStrips. Light up your life with these bendable strips of LED lights...