Archive for Stuart Miles

Apple Move to iOS Android app to make switching from Google easy

Apple Move to iOS Android app to make switching from Google easy

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Apple is planning to make it even easier to switch to iOS 9 from Android with a new app out later this year. Although not announced on stage at the company's WWDC keynote, Apple has detailed a new app called Move to iOS that will allow Android users... >>

Apple Music takes on Spotify: Free for three months and out on 30 June, plus Android from 'fall'

Apple Music takes on Spotify: Free for three months and out on 30 June, plus Android from 'fall'

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Apple has announced the launch of its own music streaming service, Apple Music, at the company's annual developer conference in San Francisco.The new service, which is a product of the company's Beats Music acquisition last year, will focus on three... >>

HTC new "hero" smartphone planned for October

HTC new "hero" smartphone planned for October

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Cher Wang, HTC’s chairwomen and CEO, has said that the company plans to launch a new "Hero product" in the smartphone segment in October.Talking at the company’s annual general meeting, the CEO apologised for the company’s poor performance of late,... >>

Monster SuperStar Backfloat Bluetooth speaker review: Making a splash?
3.5 stars

Monster SuperStar Backfloat Bluetooth speaker review: Making a splash?

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There are so many Bluetooth speakers on the market that picking the best one can be a tough decision. Price, sound quality, portability - they all matter. Monster's approach with the SuperStar Backfloat is to add a two distinct selling points into the... >>

Shazam Visual now augments pictures as well as audio

Shazam Visual now augments pictures as well as audio

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Imagine pointing your phone at an advert for a music album and instantly being able to hear tracks on your phone, or maybe be greeted by the cover star of your favourite magazine. Shazam from today will offer its users just that and more with a new image... >>

Checking-in at the W with Apple Watch, is it the future for hotels?

Checking-in at the W with Apple Watch, is it the future for hotels?

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As we walk back to the hotel from dinner at a nearby restaurant it suddenly dawns on us that we don't have our room key. Having travelled to numerous hotels around the world, the key, now normally a card, is a stable addition to our back pocket.Tonight... >>

Land Rover creates unique Defender to show off rugby's Webb Ellis Cup

Land Rover creates unique Defender to show off rugby's Webb Ellis Cup

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Land Rover has created a "Trophy wagon" to show off the Webb Ellis Cup ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2015 in September.The vehicle, which is a customised Defender 110 station wagon, has been modified by the company's Special Vehicle Operations team to... >>

Why aren't all USB cables like this?

Why aren't all USB cables like this?

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Why has nobody ever thought of this before? That's the question we've been left asking ourselves after seeing a new USB cable that ditches the need for it to be the right way up.While USB-C promises to work regardless of which way you put it into the... >>

PopSlate review: Adding a second screen to your iPhone

PopSlate review: Adding a second screen to your iPhone

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Born from a successful Kickstarter campaign, the PopSlate is an iPhone case that features a mono 4-inch E-Ink display that allows you to connect to your iPhone and "pop" pictures from the dedicated app to the slate on the back.Like a poor man's YotaPhone but... >>

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes

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When you read you don't move your head from side-to-side, just your eyes. And when you are looking around in your normal field of vision, you are not expected to make sharp and distinct head movements either. But that is what we are expected to do when... >>

Apple MacBook review: Is port-free the future?
4.0 stars

Apple MacBook review: Is port-free the future?

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With its 12-inch super glossy Retina display and ultra portability, the new Apple MacBook promises users the chance to live the future of computing not tomorrow, but today.But by stripping out all the standard ports, has the company refined this particular... >>

Gramofon will connect your existing Hi-Fi kit for Spotify Connect, multiroom streaming, more

Gramofon will connect your existing Hi-Fi kit for Spotify Connect, multiroom streaming, more

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A new box that will let you turn existing Hi-Fi kit into an internet connected solution for around £45, has gone on sale in the UK, bringing streaming music services to thousands of new homes.Called Gramofon, the black box plugs into your existing... >>

Apple Watch apps: This is the experience Apple sells you

Apple Watch apps: This is the experience Apple sells you

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The Apple Watch launch has come and gone. If you're still debating buying one you probably want to know what you get from the Watch.Unlike Google's Android Wear found on smartwatches from Motorola, LG, Asus and others, Apple and third-party developers... >>