Archive for Stuart Miles

  • Hands-on: HP Pavilion x360 review
    Laptops

    Hands-on: HP Pavilion x360 review

    By 23 February 2014

    With the Post-PC era supposedly upon us in full force, traditional PC makers are flummoxed as to what to create. The latest example is HP with the HP Pavilion X360, a laptop, come tablet, come ruggedised work machine. We caught up with the new device...

  • LG: No Windows Phone devices for some time yet
    Phones

    LG: No Windows Phone devices for some time yet

    By 23 February 2014

    LG has confirmed to Pocket-lint that although it has been a life-long partner for Microsoft's Windows Phone we shouldn't expect to see a new Windows Phone handset from the manufacturer any time soon. Talking to Pocket-lint at the pre-MWC launch event...

  • LG G2 mini pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    LG G2 mini pictures and hands-on

    By 23 February 2014

    The LG G2 mini might be called mini, but for many it is anything but when you look at the specs. That's okay though, because surprisingly, as if it was a tardis, the phone doesn't actually feel that big in the hand. That's mainly because of the complete...

  • Hands-on: LG G Pro 2 review
    Phones

    Hands-on: LG G Pro 2 review

    By 23 February 2014

    LG has shown off the LG G Pro 2 phablet at MWC in Barcelona ahead of the official opening of the trade show and Pocket-lint was on hand to have a look and play with the new 2014 device. The new device replaces the LG G Pro, looking to expand and enhance...

  • Microsoft details new Spring Windows 8.1 Update
    Laptops

    Microsoft details new Spring Windows 8.1 Update

    By 23 February 2014

    Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 8.1 will be getting a spring update that tweaks the User Interface and adds a number of new features. Announced at MWC by Joe Belfiore, the new update will focus on enhancing the experience for keyboard and mice users...

  • MWC 2014: We're here live from the show
    Phones

    MWC 2014: We're here live from the show

    By 23 February 2014

    Do you like your smartphone? We ask because by the end of the week you might find yourself yearning for something else. It's Mobile World Congress this week and that means a range of new handset announcements are imminent from Nokia, Sony, Samsung, HTC,...

  • First run: Under Armour Speedform (2014) review
    Sports Fitness

    First run: Under Armour Speedform (2014) review

    By 22 February 2014

    The Under armour Speedform is a new running shoe that takes a very different approach to what Nike, Adidas, and others are doing. Its approach is to come at it from a garment perspective. That's fitting seeing as the company is famous for compression...

  • HTC One (M8) confirmed to have two rear cameras - it's bokeh time
    Phones

    HTC One (M8) confirmed to have two rear cameras - it's bokeh time

    By 21 February 2014

    The HTC One (M8) will feature two cameras on the rear of the device, Pocket-lint can confirm. Talking to sources familiar with the matter, Pocket-lint has learnt that the new flagship smartphone from HTC, due to be announced on 25 March, will still feature...

  • Amazon Prime gets £30 price hike, but you do now get to watch thousands of films and TV shows
    Home Cinema

    Amazon Prime gets £30 price hike, but you do now get to watch thousands of films and TV shows

    By 21 February 2014

    Amazon is to increase the price of its Amazon Prime service in the UK from £49 to £79 from 26 February. The price hike coincides with the rebranding of Amazon's film and TV show streaming service Lovefilm, which will now be dubbed Amazon Prime Instant...

  • Internet.org is the real reason behind Facebook WhatsApp deal, and here's why
    Apps

    Internet.org is the real reason behind Facebook WhatsApp deal, and here's why

    By 20 February 2014

    In less than a month Facebook has gone from being the leading social networking site, to one that could potentially be the leading instant messaging app company as well. If the deal goes through, Facebook will have a further 450m people it can count...

  • Garmin and Sony to bring navigation to your wrist
    Gadgets

    Garmin and Sony to bring navigation to your wrist

    By 20 February 2014

    Garmin and Sony are set to announce a new app for the Sony SmartWatch 2 that will provide navigation directions for users on the go, Pocket-lint has learnt. The new app, which we've not yet seen, is expected to be announced ahead of Mobile World Congress...

  • Birds Eye Mashtags: Potato shapes for the social media generation
    Gadgets

    Birds Eye Mashtags: Potato shapes for the social media generation

    By 17 February 2014

    Birds Eye is to launch a new range of potato shapes called Mashtags (Mas#tags) in March. Designed for the social media generation who also likes eating potato, the new shapes - which presumably taste like Birds Eyes potato waffles - will come in various...

  • Huawei uses Siri to confirm new tablet and smartphone ready for MWC
    Phones

    Huawei uses Siri to confirm new tablet and smartphone ready for MWC

    By 17 February 2014

    Huawei has released a teaser video that confirms it will be launching a new super-slim tablet, a multimedia tablet, and new smartphone at this year's MWC. The video, which strangely features an iPhone for most of it, depicts a narrator talking to Siri...

  • Nokia goes green, but just how likely is it to launch a Nokia X Android phone?
    Phones

    Nokia goes green, but just how likely is it to launch a Nokia X Android phone?

    By 14 February 2014

    Nokia is a tease. It has turned its Facebook and Twitter profiles green, as spotted by UK Mobile Review. Not because it's Valentine's day or in anticipation for St Patrick's day but because, if the rumours are to be believed, it is about to launch an...

  • Tesco.com suspends thousands of accounts following hack
    Online

    Tesco.com suspends thousands of accounts following hack

    By 14 February 2014

    Tesco has confirmed that is has deactivated around 2,000 tesco.com accounts after details were shared online. "We take the security of our customers’ data extremely seriously and are urgently investigating these claims," a company spokeswoman told Pocket-lint....

  • Nokia Lumia 1520 dress to be shown at London Fashion Week
    Phones

    Nokia Lumia 1520 dress to be shown at London Fashion Week

    By 14 February 2014

    Nokia has teamed up with fashion design duo Fyodor Golan to create a phone dress. The skirt, which has been created especially for Nokia to celebrate London Fashion Week,will feature 35 Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphones and be shown off this week.  Created...

  • Rakuten, owner of Play.com, Wuaki.tv and Kobo, buys Viber
    Gadgets

    Rakuten, owner of Play.com, Wuaki.tv and Kobo, buys Viber

    By 14 February 2014

    Rakuten, the company that owns Play.com, movie streaming service Wuaki.tv and makes the Kobo eReader, has announced it is buying Skype competitor Viber for $900m. In a deal that echoes eBay buying Skype in 2006, the company has confirmed it is buying...

  • First run: Nike FlyKnit Lunar 2 review
    Sports Fitness

    First run: Nike FlyKnit Lunar 2 review

    By 10 February 2014

    The Nike FlyKnit Lunar 2 shoes are the latest FlyKnit offering from Nike and update the previous version of the shoe, first announced in 2013, with a couple of new tweaks. We joined Nike at its London Nike Town store on Oxford Circus for a quick 7km run...

  • Olloclip Macro 3-in-1 Photo Lens review
    Cameras 5 out of 5

    Olloclip Macro 3-in-1 Photo Lens review

    By 7 February 2014

    The Olloclip Macro 3-in-1 Photo Lens bolts on to your iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S and transforms the Apple device's lens into a close-up shooting machine. If macro shots are your thing then this triple lens kit - there are 7x, 14x and 21x options - enables...

  • Hands-on: Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean Black review
    Gadgets

    Hands-on: Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean Black review

    By 7 February 2014

    Whiter than white teeth - that's just one of the claims of the Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean Black electric toothbrush. There are all manner of toothpaste and dental care adverts on TV these days. We're supposed to be brushing, flossing, gargling, and...

  • Sony PS Vita Slim review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Sony PS Vita Slim review

    By 6 February 2014

    With smartphone and tablet gaming becoming so dominant in the world of casual gaming is there still room for a dedicated handheld gaming console? Sony certainly thinks so with a refresh of the PlayStation Vita, now in its slimmer form factor, better known...

  • The future starts now: 11 landmark headlines that show a brave new world
    Gadgets

    The future starts now: 11 landmark headlines that show a brave new world

    By 4 February 2014

    We've all seen those sci-fi movies where someone is retelling the story of how it all began. Whether it is the virus that wipes out most of the human race in Twelve Monkeys, the lead up to Judgment Day in Terminator 2, or the scenes in iRobot and Minority...

  • Pebble 2.0: The first eight apps to download to your new watch
    Apps

    Pebble 2.0: The first eight apps to download to your new watch

    By 3 February 2014

    Pebble 2.0 is now available in the iTunes app store for iPhone users (Android coming soon) bringing a host of new tricks to the popular smartwatch. We've browsed through the 1,000s of apps and watch faces now available to bring you what we think are eight...

  • FiftyThree CEO: Pencil coming to Europe, 2014 will be about users collaborating
    Apps

    FiftyThree CEO: Pencil coming to Europe, 2014 will be about users collaborating

    By 3 February 2014

    FiftyThree, the company behind the popular Paper drawing app on the iPad, has told Pocket-lint that it is working on bringing it's own-made stylus, called Pencil, to Europe. "The response to Pencil has been incredible," Georg Petschnigg, co-founder and...

  • FiftyThree tells Facebook ‘stop using our name’ after Paper app launch
    Apps

    FiftyThree tells Facebook ‘stop using our name’ after Paper app launch

    By 3 February 2014

    FiftyThree, the maker of Paper, the popular drawing app on the iPad, has asked Facebook to change the name of its new news aggregation app called Paper. In an open letter to the company, and reiterated in a phone interview with Pocket-lint, Georg Petschnigg,...