Archive for Stuart Miles

  • The Pocket-lint wallpaper, now you can download it too

    The Pocket-lint wallpaper, now you can download it too

    By 14 October 2013

    If you've read any of our reviews on Pocket-lint you may have spotted the above wallpaper. It's our way of branding our review images and making us feel at home when we move into a new phone, be it the HTC One max, the BlackBerry Z30 or iPhone 5S.  It...

  • Sonos mute button is now a play/pause button

    Sonos mute button is now a play/pause button

    By 14 October 2013

    The Sonos Mute button now does a lot more than make everything go quiet. The company has issued an update for all Sonos speaker components that now lets the mute button do much more. A small change admittedly, but one that is likely to have a huge affect...

  • Sonos Play:1 official, multi-room music now sounds better at £169

    Sonos Play:1 official, multi-room music now sounds better at £169

    By 14 October 2013

    Sonos has lowered the bar even further by launching a new "entry-level" speaker for its Sonos multi-room music system. The new Play:1 will cost £169, come bundled with the company's bridge device (until Christmas) and get you up and running within minutes...

  • Sonos Play:1 review
    5 out of 5

    Sonos Play:1 review

    By 14 October 2013

    Sonos, the wireless digital audio solution, offers great audio solutions for the home - but it's also been a bit of a rich man's game. Or it has been until now, as the Sonos Play:1 is a step towards changing that. A typical Sonos system starts at over...

  • New Windows Phone 8 update all but confirms Nokia Lumia 1520

    New Windows Phone 8 update all but confirms Nokia Lumia 1520

    By 14 October 2013

    Microsoft has all but confirmed that Nokia will launch a phablet device on 22 October. In a software update to Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has included support for bigger screen devices with 5 and 6-inch touchscreen. That will no doubt come in handy when...

  • iOS 7 tips and tricks: Here's what your iPhone or iPad can do now (updated)

    iOS 7 tips and tricks: Here's what your iPhone or iPad can do now (updated)

    By 11 October 2013

    If you've just fired up your new iPhone 5S, or have updated your iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 or iPad mini to iOS 7, you'll quickly find the differences between iOS 7 and iOS 6 are humongous. We've compiled a list...

  • The 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards

    The 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards

    By 11 October 2013

    We're proud to announce the start of the 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards, the UK's longest-running awards dedicated to gadgetry, entertainment technology and gizmos. As in the past nine years, the aim is to find and celebrate the best tech and gadgets...

  • iPad 5 in pictures

    iPad 5 in pictures

    By 10 October 2013

    High-res detailed pictures of the iPad 5 have turned up, giving us the best indication so far of what the new iPad will look like. Not your usual blurry spy cam shots, these images are by Sonny Dickson, the famed Australian teenager who has made a name...

  • If Photoshop was sold as makeup

    If Photoshop was sold as makeup

    By 10 October 2013

    If Photoshop, sorry Fotoshop, was sold by Adobé rather than Adobe then it would probably look like this.  Fotoshop by Adobé from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo. The spoof video details how with the Fotoshop you'll be "able to look the way you've always dreamed"...

  • LG G Pro Lite: 5.5-inch screen and average specs tell us it's not always great to be on a diet

    LG G Pro Lite: 5.5-inch screen and average specs tell us it's not always great to be on a diet

    By 10 October 2013

    LG has introduced a diet version of its LG G Pro smartphone called the LG G Pro Lite. The new Lite version will come with a 5.5-inch IPS display, a 3,140mAh battery, embedded stylus and Dual SIM for those who like to travel. The Lite sadly means that...

  • Fitbit Force official; tracks your movement and your sleep

    Fitbit Force official; tracks your movement and your sleep

    By 10 October 2013

    Fitbit Force - yet another activity monitor that you wear on your wrist and you track what you are doing - has been announced. The new gadget ,which of course hopes to become the new must-have tool for sporty types, will cost $130 (£80) in the US when...

  • Oakley Airwave 1.5 goggles deliver heads-up display for the slopes

    Oakley Airwave 1.5 goggles deliver heads-up display for the slopes

    By 10 October 2013

    Oakley has updated its Airwave goggles, improving a number of key features for those who want the technological edge on the slopes. In time for the new season, the new Airwave goggles feature a small heads-up display that will let you track your speed,...

  • Acer C720 Chromebook vs HP Chromebook 11: What's the difference?

    Acer C720 Chromebook vs HP Chromebook 11: What's the difference?

    By 10 October 2013

    Acer and HP have just announced budget Chromebook laptops that promise to be cheaper, lighter, thinner and quicker than the previous offerings, but with both vying for your budget bucks what's the difference between the two? Screen size and Display Both...

  • Twitter Event Parrot lets you keep up with global breaking news

    Twitter Event Parrot lets you keep up with global breaking news

    By 10 October 2013

    Twitter looks to be experimenting with a new breaking news service called Event Parrot. Discovered on Wednesday, the new account will Direct Message those who follow it to help them keep up with what's happening in the world. The service looks to work...

  • Acer Chromebook C720 laughs in the face of HP's efforts

    Acer Chromebook C720 laughs in the face of HP's efforts

    By 10 October 2013

    Google has just announced the HP Chromebook 11, but Acer doesn't care about that. It's got its own, cheaper Chromebook to announce; the Acer Chromebook C720. The new device will cost £199 in the UK - £30 cheaper than the HP offering, - and be available...

  • Jaguar C-X75 pictures and eyes-on

    Jaguar C-X75 pictures and eyes-on

    By 9 October 2013

    Jaguars C-X75 is everything the C-X17 is not. It's not a family 4x4 and it's not something you can even start to think about affording. Instead its Jaguar's vision of the "hypercar of tomorrow." For roadies who like specs, the car comes with a total of...

  • Nest Protect smoke and CO detector wants to intelligently protect your home

    Nest Protect smoke and CO detector wants to intelligently protect your home

    By 8 October 2013

    Nest, looking for its next home gadget to target and improve,  is to launch an intelligent smoke and carbon monoxide detector in the UK, US and Canada in November. The new internet-connected device will cost £109 and be available in John Lewis, Amazon...

  • Nest in the UK: Company says it's still working on it

    Nest in the UK: Company says it's still working on it

    By 8 October 2013

    Nest has said that although it hopes to launch in the UK at some point it doesn't yet have a date for when that will be. "We are working on it," Erik Charlton, VP of business at Nest, told Pocket-lint, breaking the bad news. The move, which seems to have...

  • BBC Playlister helps you tag and create the ultimate playlist for Spotify and more

    BBC Playlister helps you tag and create the ultimate playlist for Spotify and more

    By 8 October 2013

    The BBC has announced a new music service called BBC Playlister, a new digital music product will let you tag tracks and create playlists of tracks from the BBC that can then be imported into services like Spotify.  "BBC Playlister will let audiences...

  • BBC One +1 coming to a TV near you (well, in the UK)

    BBC One +1 coming to a TV near you (well, in the UK)

    By 8 October 2013

    The BBC has announced that it will be launching BBC One +1 allowing people who've missed something to watch it live an hour later.  "Any plan for channels starts with BBC One. Above all, BBC One needs to be on top form. It has to be the nation’s favourite...

  • Jaguar Project 7 F-Type pictures and eyes-on

    Jaguar Project 7 F-Type pictures and eyes-on

    By 7 October 2013

    Project 7 is special one-off Jaguar, which made its debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and promises, says Jaguar, to reflect the heart of the company’s sports car DNA. Supposedly inspired by a simple sketch, a small team of Jaguar designers...

  • Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review
    5 out of 5

    Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review

    By 7 October 2013

    With the world seemingly so keen to go mobile, it's a pleasant acknowledgement that Apple still feels there is a place for a desktop computer within its range. That comes in the lovely form of the iMac, reviewed here in its latest Haswell-based 27-inch...

  • Tylt Y-Charge Dual USB Car Charger for the power hungry

    Tylt Y-Charge Dual USB Car Charger for the power hungry

    By 4 October 2013

    Gadgets don't have to be complicated to work or be useful. Take the TYLT Y-Charge. It's a dual USB Car Charger with Lightning Cable for example that lets you charge two devices from your cigarette lighter in your car. The Tylt is available in a number...

  • Jaguar C-X17 comes to London, but it's only ever going to be a folly

    Jaguar C-X17 comes to London, but it's only ever going to be a folly

    By 4 October 2013

    If you like the Jaguar C-X17 4x4 concept car, we've got some bad news. On its first official outing in the UK, Jaguar has told Pocket-lint that in its current form, it won't be going on the market. Julian Thomson, director of advanced design at Jaguar,...

  • LG G2 release date: Where and when can I get it?

    LG G2 release date: Where and when can I get it?

    By 1 October 2013

    The LG G2, the new flagship smartphone from LG, has finally arrived in the UK following its launch in the US earlier this year. The handset sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display, a Rear-key design replacing side buttons, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800...