Archive for Stuart Miles

Apple Pay on the Underground: 9 top tips for using your iPhone or Apple Watch for Tube travel

Apple Pay on the Underground: 9 top tips for using your iPhone or Apple Watch for Tube travel

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Apple Pay recently launched in the UK and you might already have noticed that the average queue at your local Pret or pub now features iPhone and Apple Watch owners thrusting their devices at store staff and payment machines. What you might not realise,... >>

Let it go! Frozen's Elsa and Olaf SoftPals lights vie for your kids' cuddles

Let it go! Frozen's Elsa and Olaf SoftPals lights vie for your kids' cuddles

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Would you cuddle a light? That's what Philips and Disney are hoping your kids will do with a new range of family-friendly lights that are suitable for snuggling with. The company, that has all but pulled out of anything other than lighting and healthcare,... >>

BBC micro:bit promised for 1 million 11-12 year olds in the UK

BBC micro:bit promised for 1 million 11-12 year olds in the UK

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The BBC has spearheaded a new initiative to bring a pocket sized computer to all 11 and 12-year-olds (Year 7) in the UK. Called the micro:bit, the new computer, which many will see as an alternative to the Raspberry Pi computer, will offer kids the chance... >>

The summer gift guide: Toys

The summer gift guide: Toys

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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy as the saying goes and you certainly won't have a dull moment playing with any of these gadgets this summer. Whether its immersing yourself in the world of VR or flying high with a drone, these are some of the... >>

Apple Music preview: A closer look at Apple's new Music app

Apple Music preview: A closer look at Apple's new Music app

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The future - it seems - is not software algorithms but people. Having successfully changed the way we bought and listened to music with the iPod, Apple is hoping to bring back those who have wandered off to services like Spotify and Deezer with a new... >>

iOS 8.4 ready for download bringing Apple Music to all users

iOS 8.4 ready for download bringing Apple Music to all users

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Apple has released iOS 8.4 and with it its new music service Apple Music.  The new software update, which was released on Tuesday at 4pm in the UK, brings with it a number of other bug fixes and enhancements to Apple's iBooks services.  The update,... >>

Just how hot is it? 11 weather apps that will tell you

Just how hot is it? 11 weather apps that will tell you

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In the UK all forecasts are pointing at a blisteringly hot week ahead, and for the first time, in a long time, we will experience a mini heatwave that will last a few days at least. Temperature rises are expected along with plenty of humidity, and possibly... >>

Amazon Echo voice control speaker goes on general sale in the US

Amazon Echo voice control speaker goes on general sale in the US

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The Amazon Echo, an internet connected speaker that has voice control that will respond to questions, is about to go on general sale in the US. The device has only previously been available as a private invite product since its launch in October, but... >>

Shopping with Apple Pay and Eddy Cue

Shopping with Apple Pay and Eddy Cue

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Apple Pay is coming to the UK in July, and while it's been available in the US for some time, Pocket-lint wanted to find out first hand what it is like to use your phone, or watch, to buy things in store rather than your cards. And so who better to show... >>

Gigaset to enter smartphone race

Gigaset to enter smartphone race

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Gigaset, a name normally associated with landline phones, is to enter the smartphone race, the CEO of the company confirmed to Pocket-lint. Understanding that it takes more than just any old product to launch into a highly competitive market, the company... >>

No you're not going mad, the green has changed on the Spotify logo and here's why

No you're not going mad, the green has changed on the Spotify logo and here's why

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At the start of the week Spotify updated its app with "minor improvements" but what it didn't say at the time was that it had changed the green on the logo, used for some time, to a different green, sparking outrage and hysteria on Twitter and Facebook.... >>

iPhone Photography Awards: The amazing winning pictures

iPhone Photography Awards: The amazing winning pictures

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The winners of the 8th annual iPhone Photography Awards have been announced and wow, are some of the shots absolutely stunning. Founded in 2007 soon after the iPhone first launched, the awards looks to reward photographers who've ditched their camera... >>

Best E3 2015 game trailers: Star Fox Zero, Uncharted 4, Halo 5, Forza 6, Fallout 4 and more

Best E3 2015 game trailers: Star Fox Zero, Uncharted 4, Halo 5, Forza 6, Fallout 4 and more

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Giants from the gaming industry are descending on LA this week to show off the latest efforts at video game trade show E3 as they look to tease us with what's in store over the coming year. Whether it is the blood soaked action of Doom or the stealth... >>

UE Roll: The go anywhere circular speaker

UE Roll: The go anywhere circular speaker

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Speakers come in all shapes and sizes, and that's even more the case with the latest Bluetooth speaker from Ultimate Ears: The UE Roll, which is shaped like a biscuit.  The new speaker from Ultimate Ears features 360-degree sound, six colourful designs,... >>

Misfit Flash fitness tracker adds IFTTT support

Misfit Flash fitness tracker adds IFTTT support

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Misfit has added a stack of new features to allow you to turn its Flash fitness tracker into a basic remote control for your home, as well as give users of its Shine device access to data via the web rather than just an app. For the Flash tracker users... >>

PS4 Media Player brings torrents to PlayStation

PS4 Media Player brings torrents to PlayStation

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Sony has finally added a media player to the PS4 allowing gamers to watch more than just Blu-ray movies or content they've downloaded from the PSN store. The feature has been missing since the console's launch in 2013 even though the previous Sony console,... >>

Fear the Walking Dead confirmed for UK, thanks to BT

Fear the Walking Dead confirmed for UK, thanks to BT

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BT, not content with taking on Sky on the sports front, is now starting to take on the broadcaster on the TV shows front too. The telecoms giant, who has strong ambitions to dominate the TV market in the UK, has confirmed that it has partnered with US... >>

Shenmue 3 confirmed as Kickstarter project smashes records

Shenmue 3 confirmed as Kickstarter project smashes records

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Remember Shenmue and Shenmue II, the vast RPG games that launched originally on the Sega Dreamcast 15 years ago? Well thanks to the power of Kickstarter a third instalment is about to be made. Announced on stage at Sony's E3 press conference in LA with... >>

Apple's latest store features a bank vault so you can try on the Apple Watch in private

Apple's latest store features a bank vault so you can try on the Apple Watch in private

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Apple has turned an old bank on the Upper East Side in New York City into one of the company's latest flagship stores. The new very upmarket store occupies part of a Beaux Arts building that originally housed the US Mortgage & Trust bank over 93 years... >>

17 of the best astronomy photographs that are out of this world

17 of the best astronomy photographs that are out of this world

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Just how good do you think you are at taking a picture of the night sky? That's the question thousands asked themselves earlier in the year and soon we will find out whose is the best thanks to the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The competition,... >>

Apple Pay UK: Some retailers to ditch £20 contactless limit

Apple Pay UK: Some retailers to ditch £20 contactless limit

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Visa and MasterCard have confirmed that some retailers in the UK will waive the £20 contactless limit when users pay with Apple Pay via their iPhone. The new service, coming to the UK and supported by most of the major UK banks (apart from Barclays),... >>

Barclays customer? No Apple Pay for you then

Barclays customer? No Apple Pay for you then

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When Apple announced that Apple Pay was coming to the UK, there was a surprise omission: there was no sign of Barclays Bank, one of the UK's most prominent high street banks. Barclays isn't going to supporting Apple Pay when it launches in the UK next... >>

What is Apple News?

What is Apple News?

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Apple has announced a new app for iOS 9 called Apple News that looks to merge an RSS reader with article discovery in an attempt to highlight cool features and articles to read. Replacing the Apple Newsstand app, the new Apple News app will be released... >>

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... >>