Archive for Stuart Miles

  • Nexus 7 2 release date UK: Asus confirms 28 August

    Nexus 7 2 release date UK: Asus confirms 28 August

    By 8 August 2013

    The Nexus 7 2, or 2nd generation Nexus 7 as it is also known, will launch in the UK on 28 August, Asus has confirmed to Pocket-lint. The UK release date comes just one month after the US launch, but ahead of previous suggestions by retailers in the UK...

  • Xbox One key features, like Game DVR and Skype, will require Xbox Live subscription

    Xbox One key features, like Game DVR and Skype, will require Xbox Live subscription

    By 8 August 2013

    Key features of the new Xbox One games console from Microsoft will require you to pay an annual subscription, the company has confirmed. Microsoft is finding itself getting lampooned by gamers against the PS4 once again after fans have discovered that...

  • Olympus EM-1 leaks ahead of expected September release

    Olympus EM-1 leaks ahead of expected September release

    By 8 August 2013

    The Olympus EM-1, an unannounced new Compact System Camera, is the latest Olympus camera to hit the rumour mill following a spate of leaks and now comes a diagram from someone who claims to be testing the camera. Details of the new camera, published by...

  • MixBit: The new iPhone video app from YouTube founders takes on Vine and Instagram

    MixBit: The new iPhone video app from YouTube founders takes on Vine and Instagram

    By 8 August 2013

    The creators of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, have launched a new video app called MixBit, that lets you record, edit and publish videos as short as one second or as long as an hour from your phone. Trying to re-invent YouTube after they flogged...

  • PayPal now lets you check in and pay with your face

    PayPal now lets you check in and pay with your face

    By 8 August 2013

    PayPal has begun a London trial of a scheme that will let shoppers pay for goods by using their mobile phone, once they are recognised by their first name and picture. A dozen small businesses in the high street in Richmond Upon Thames - including cafes,...

  • Harrods Olympus Pen Art Edition by Suzko comes with matching Vespa

    Harrods Olympus Pen Art Edition by Suzko comes with matching Vespa

    By 8 August 2013

    Some cameras come with lenses included, others a snazzy case, but Olympus has teamed up with Harrods in the UK to offer a special limited-edition version of its Olympus Pen camera that comes with a matching Vespa scooter. The Olympus PEN Art Edition,...

  • Life Is Good: The LG G2 theme tune makes it to YouTube

    Life Is Good: The LG G2 theme tune makes it to YouTube

    By 8 August 2013

    Much was made about the Vienna Boys' Choir being involved in the launch of the LG G2 and how the new flagship smartphone lets you hear the children's voices clearly, thanks to the audio capabilities of the phone. LG has revealed that sounds and nine special...

  • LG G2 vs Nexus 4: What's the difference?

    LG G2 vs Nexus 4: What's the difference?

    By 7 August 2013

    There is a new LG flagship device in town, the LG G2, and while it screams top of the range, we thought it would be worth seeing how it stacks up against LG's most popular smartphone at the moment, the Nexus 4, to see whether it really is worth going...

  • Google to better surface in-depth articles

    Google to better surface in-depth articles

    By 7 August 2013

    Google is to start turning its search engine attention to longer, more in-depth articles rather than just go for the lowest common denominator. Understanding that you might need actual information from the internet rather than a quick answer like "What...

  • Chrome security password flaw gives unrestricted access to your passwords

    Chrome security password flaw gives unrestricted access to your passwords

    By 7 August 2013

    A security flawthat allows anyone using your computer to quickly look up all your saved passwords in the Chrome browser has been discovered, and worse still Google says it isn't going to fix it. The security flaw can be found by typing chrome://settings/passwords into...

  • Vodafone: We are really only interested in 4G-ready smartphones from now on

    Vodafone: We are really only interested in 4G-ready smartphones from now on

    By 7 August 2013

    Vodafone has said that it is interested in stocking only 4G devices in the future, following the announcement that its 4G service will go live on 29 August in the UK. Talking to journalists after the announcement, Guy Laurence, CEO of Vodafone UK, said...

  • Facebook Graph Search now available to all US English users

    Facebook Graph Search now available to all US English users

    By 7 August 2013

    Facebook has confirmed to Pocket-lint that its Graph Search feature, announced in January, is now available to all English US users. Facebook initially launched Graph Search in January, offering a new way for users to find people, photos, places and interests...

  • Vodafone Red 4G dated, priced and packed with extras

    Vodafone Red 4G dated, priced and packed with extras

    By 7 August 2013

    Vodafone has announced its 4G plans in the UK, saying it expects to be in 12 cities before the end of the year starting with London on 29 August. The new service - which will see prices starting from £26 a month - will also include a number of freebies...

  • Watch the LG G2 New York launch here

    Watch the LG G2 New York launch here

    By 7 August 2013

    LG is live streaming the launch of its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G2 and you can watch it right here on Pocket-lint in the comfort of your office or home without lifting a finger or having to wade through a live blog of someone trying to type...

  • Amazon UK starts games and software digital downloads

    Amazon UK starts games and software digital downloads

    By 7 August 2013

    Amazon in the UK has announced that it is now offering digital downloads for video games and software - 13 years after it started selling them in the UK. In an attempt to keep up with the times and allow people to start playing games or using their new...

  • Samsung Shark Baby Attack promotes the ATIV Book 9 Lite, no really

    Samsung Shark Baby Attack promotes the ATIV Book 9 Lite, no really

    By 7 August 2013

    Samsung is getting in on the Shark Week and the Sharknado action this year with an advert for its Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite laptop. The rather bizarre advert sees a baby in a shark outfit in a swimming pool spotting his dad show off his new ATIV laptop....

  • Tottenham Hotspur Turfies take on Moshi Monsters

    Tottenham Hotspur Turfies take on Moshi Monsters

    By 7 August 2013

    Tottenham Hotspur football club is to take on Moshi Monsters with a new football-inspired children's game and app called Tottenham Turfies. The new platform, aimed at 7 to 10-year-olds, is based around football-looking characters called Turfies that live...

  • Bethesda abandons Wii U

    Bethesda abandons Wii U

    By 7 August 2013

    More bad news for Nintendo and the Wii U as yet another developer has confirmed that it isn't developing for the games console. Bethesda, famous for games like The Elder Scrolls, has reportedly said in a recent interview that it isn't developing any of...

  • HTC Desire 500 comes to the UK: Another mid-range smartphone to help boost sales

    HTC Desire 500 comes to the UK: Another mid-range smartphone to help boost sales

    By 7 August 2013

    HTC says the Desire 500, announced in July for the Far East market, will make its way to the UK this month.  The new mid-range smartphone that isn't good enough to claim the One moniker will feature a quad core 1.2GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera...

  • Tomb Raider 2 already "well into development" for Xbox One and PS4

    Tomb Raider 2 already "well into development" for Xbox One and PS4

    By 2 August 2013

    Square Enix, the company behind the rebooted Tomb Raider game that came out earlier this year, has confirmed that a sequel is already in the works and headed for the Xbox One and PS4. "I am excited to reveal that we are well into development on a next-generation...

  • What are Twitter's favourite emojis? Emojitracker has the answer

    What are Twitter's favourite emojis? Emojitracker has the answer

    By 2 August 2013

    Are you one of those people who signs off your Twitter status updates with an emoji? If so, don't fret - you aren't alone. Emojitracker is an experiment in real-time tracking of all emoji used on twitter. According to its developers it takes advantage...

  • MDM of Steel: Reclaim Control of Corporate Email on Android

    MDM of Steel: Reclaim Control of Corporate Email on Android

    By 2 August 2013

    According to UK chief information officers nearly half of UK office workers are now "free to roam and work from home". Over 500 CIOs were questioned for recent research about their attitudes to remote and flexibile working, which found that 48 per cent...

  • Now TV box review
    5 out of 5

    Now TV box review

    By 1 August 2013

    Sky has launched a set-top box that allows you to turn any crusty old television with an HDMI socket into something capable of getting movies, sports and BBC iPlayer. All via the internet, all for a tenner. It can’t be that easy can it? Design With...

  • O2 4G launch confirmed: London, Leeds, and Bradford from 29 August

    O2 4G launch confirmed: London, Leeds, and Bradford from 29 August

    By 1 August 2013

    O2 is to offer 4G in the UK from 29 August, the company has confirmed, as it looks to claw back lost ground on EE and get ahead of Vodafone’s launch plan announcement due next week. Launching initially in three cities - London, Leeds and Bradford -...

  • Austerity drive towards iPhone 4 helps boost Apple market share in UK

    Austerity drive towards iPhone 4 helps boost Apple market share in UK

    By 29 July 2013

    Budget phones are driving smartphone sales more than ever in the UK as our austerity drive continues.  New figures show that Apple has regained lost ground against Android thanks to strong sales of the iPhone 4 in Britain, while Nokia is also enjoying...