Archive for Stuart Miles

  • Roku Streaming Stick review
    4 out of 5

    Roku Streaming Stick review

    By 22 May 2014

    If you haven't bought a TV for the last couple of years then chances are it is not "smart". If you want the latest streaming and catch-up services without the cost implication of signing up to the binding contracts for a set-top box, then there are ways...

  • Resetting your eBay password, here's some strong password tips

    Resetting your eBay password, here's some strong password tips

    By 21 May 2014

    With Ebay asking all of its 233 million users to reset their passwords following a data breach, the time for all of us to look at the passwords we use on the internet is highlighted once again. Although Ebay is saying that all of the data is encrypted,...

  • British Airways updates its iPhone app, we take it for a quick spin

    British Airways updates its iPhone app, we take it for a quick spin

    By 21 May 2014

    British Airways has launched a new version of its BA frequent flyer app with a brand new design and new features to make it much more akin to the iPhone iOS 7 interface and design. The new app, which has seen a complete overall is now much more focused...

  • Land Rover looking at eye control to streamline dashboard

    Land Rover looking at eye control to streamline dashboard

    By 20 May 2014

    Land Rover is looking at a number of ways to let you interact with your car, senior researchers for the company have told Pocket-lint. In a candid chat at the Discovery Vision Concept launch in the UK, Dai Jones, Jaguar Land Rover's senior research manager...

  • Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept: The 4x4 of tomorrow

    Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept: The 4x4 of tomorrow

    By 16 May 2014

    After 25 years of the Discovery, Land Rover has started to look to the future as to what is possible for the iconic 4x4 that you see ferrying around everything, from a pack of dogs to a gaggle of children on the school run. To highlight that vision, Land...

  • First run: Nike Free 5.0 review

    First run: Nike Free 5.0 review

    By 16 May 2014

    Nike's Free running shoe range has been around for some time now offering runners a more flexible, less padded experience to the company's Lunar Glide series. For 2014 the shoe range has broken out into three models, as well as been given a major makeover...

  • HTC One mini 2 takes M8 design compact, offers lesser specs

    HTC One mini 2 takes M8 design compact, offers lesser specs

    By 15 May 2014

    The HTC One mini 2 has been announced for those who like the design of the new HTC One (M8), but don't want anything as large, or as powerful. Like the HTC One mini launched in 2013, the new version will feature a similar design to the flagship 2014...

  • How cheap is the Moto E compared to other smartphones?

    How cheap is the Moto E compared to other smartphones?

    By 14 May 2014

    The Motorola Moto E is just £89.99 in the UK, but just how cheap is the Motorola Moto E compared to other handsets on the market? We put it up against other leading smartphones from Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Samsung, HTC, Google and even Motorola, to...

  • Sonos controller overhaul rolls out of beta and on to Android and iOS

    Sonos controller overhaul rolls out of beta and on to Android and iOS

    By 13 May 2014

    Sonos has rolled out a new version of its Sonos controller for Android and iOS users bringing with it a slew of new features as well as a new design.  The new design, which Android users have been able to experience through Sonos's beta programme since...

  • Motorola Moto E photos leak ahead of Tuesday launch event

    Motorola Moto E photos leak ahead of Tuesday launch event

    By 10 May 2014

    Multiple official looking press shots of the Motorola Moto E have turned up online ahead of an expected launch of the new smartphone on Tuesday. The images, which have appeared on Twitter and some online retailers, show the new phone will look similar...

  • Netflix UK increases monthly cost to £6.99 for new customers

    Netflix UK increases monthly cost to £6.99 for new customers

    By 9 May 2014

    Netflix has confirmed that the price of its monthly subscription will go up for new users. In an email to subscribers, the company confirmed that the price would be going up, but as a thank you to current subscribers, not for them.  "In order to continue...

  • Hands-on: Sony Project Morpheus preview

    Hands-on: Sony Project Morpheus preview

    By 7 May 2014

    When you say virtual reality to people, they usually say one of two things: if they are old enough, they talk of fond memories of watching The Lawnmower Man, otherwise they mention Oculus Rift, the plucky startup recently bought by Facebook for a cool...

  • Sony PS Vita Slim review
    4 out of 5

    Sony PS Vita Slim review

    By 6 May 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...

  • Miele Scout RX1 robotic vacuum cleaner will clean your home for hours

    Miele Scout RX1 robotic vacuum cleaner will clean your home for hours

    By 6 May 2014

    Miele has entered the robotic vacuum cleaner market, launching its own model to take on the likes of the iRobot Roomba and the Samsung Navibot ranges. The Miele Scout RX1 offers many of the same features as its competitors, but with a two hour battery...

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer featuring Kevin Spacey revealed

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer featuring Kevin Spacey revealed

    By 2 May 2014

    What do you get it if marry Call of Duty with House of Cards? It seems the next installment of the Call of Duty games; Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.  Following the official trailer leaking online, this new trailer has been revealed, giving a 4 November...

  • Trailer for Lego Simpsons Brick Like Me episode revealed ahead of 4 May airing

    Trailer for Lego Simpsons Brick Like Me episode revealed ahead of 4 May airing

    By 1 May 2014

    The Lego episode of the Simpsons is almost here, but now we've been given a treat from Fox and Lego in the guise of a 1 minute 51 second trailer for the show that airs this Sunday. Called Brick Like Me, the story sees Homer Simpson slowly remember his...

  • Snapchat video calls let you talk more freely to other Snapchatters

    Snapchat video calls let you talk more freely to other Snapchatters

    By 1 May 2014

    Snapchat, the instant messaging service that is popular with teenagers, has announced that it will be offering those pesky kids, or adults, the chance to do video chat as well. In a move which sees it trying to stay ahead, with, or behind the curve depending...

  • What is Paym and why should you care?

    What is Paym and why should you care?

    By 29 April 2014

    Paym is the new buzzword this week in the mobile payment space, but what does it mean and why should you care? What is Paym? From the 29 April you can pay your friends and family using just their mobile number, rather than having to ask for their account...

  • Nike CEO adds confusion to FuelBand future, stumbles over Apple question

    Nike CEO adds confusion to FuelBand future, stumbles over Apple question

    By 28 April 2014

    Confusion continues to surround Nike's stance of the future of its Nike FuelBand fitness gadget following the appearance of the company's CEO on CNBC. According to Mark Parker, the chief executive of Nike, the company is committed to the wearable sector,...

  • Iconic Nokia phones that tried to change the world

    Iconic Nokia phones that tried to change the world

    By 25 April 2014

    Nokia is now officially part of Microsoft. Founded in the late 19th Century it started out making rubber and ended up making phones. In its heyday it was the biggest phone manufacturer in the world with the power to make and sell millions of phones a...

  • iWatch could debut at WWDC, just don't expect to buy it until September

    iWatch could debut at WWDC, just don't expect to buy it until September

    By 25 April 2014

    The rumour is, Apple is making an iWatch, a smart watch to take on Pebble, Samsung, LG, Google and virtually every other company you can think of apart from Microsoft. The rumour of course has been floating around for some time, wheeled out by "sources...

  • Toshiba Chromebook review
    3.5 out of 5

    Toshiba Chromebook review

    By 23 April 2014

    Toshiba is the latest company to enter the Chromebook market with the aptly named Toshiba Chromebook. It's a larger device than most Chromebooks that have gone before it, offering a 13.3-inch screen in the familiar budget laptop format. Only the HP Pavilion...

  • Apple OS X beta opens to everyone, try the latest tweaks in Mavericks early

    Apple OS X beta opens to everyone, try the latest tweaks in Mavericks early

    By 23 April 2014

    Apple, in a surprise move, has introduced a new OS X Beta Seed Program for Mac users keen to try the latest version of OS X without having to worry about becoming a developer. Up until now, users of Apple's desktop operating system have had to sign up...

  • Twitter rolls out new-look profile page, here's how to get it

    Twitter rolls out new-look profile page, here's how to get it

    By 23 April 2014

    Twitter has rolled out it's new, Facebook-like, Twitter profile for all users around the world, letting them opt for a bigger profile picture on their Twitter homepage. The new feature, launches alongside other features like the ability to pin your favourite...

  • iPhone 7.1.1 update out, improves TouchID and keyboard

    iPhone 7.1.1 update out, improves TouchID and keyboard

    By 22 April 2014

    Apple has released a new update for the iPhone and iPad that promises to bring further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition and fix a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness. The new update, which is available to all iPhone and iPad...