Archive for Stuart Miles

  • 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...

  • HP Chromebook 11 review
    3 out of 5

    HP Chromebook 11 review

    By 17 October 2013

    The Google Chromebook is an interesting experience and proposition. For your money you get a browser-based operating system that is easy to use, but limited by the fact that you need to be online to really be able to use it to its full potential. Despite...

  • Apple hires CEO of Burberry to head retail division

    Apple hires CEO of Burberry to head retail division

    By 15 October 2013

    Apple has hired Angela Ahrendts, the former CEO of Burberry, making her the first women on the Apple executive team and yet another fashion head at that level. Ahrendts will fill the long-vacant position of head of retail and online stores previously...

  • 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 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...


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