Archive for Stuart Miles

Apple iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6S Plus: Which iPhone should you choose?

Apple iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6S Plus: Which iPhone should you choose?

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Apple's latest iPhones will be available from Friday, bringing with them a host of new features like 3D Touch and 4K video recording. But while the two smartphones might offer the same specs on paper, are the experiences different? And is one better... >>

Apple iPhone 6S Plus review: Is bigger better?
4.5 stars

Apple iPhone 6S Plus review: Is bigger better?

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It's September, the kids have gone back to school, Starbucks has started selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and Apple has released two new iPhones: the iPhone 6S Plus being the larger 5.5-inch screen device than the standard 4.7-inch 6S. But with this being... >>

Apple Watch review: 5 months with Apple's smartwatch
4.0 stars

Apple Watch review: 5 months with Apple's smartwatch

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Before it even went on sale the Apple Watch, which some affectionately call the iWatch, polarised opinion around the globe. Six months on from initial launch and it's still up against a multitude of challengers, with the number seemingly growing by the... >>

Apple WatchOS 2 explored: 10 reasons to upgrade your Apple Watch

Apple WatchOS 2 explored: 10 reasons to upgrade your Apple Watch

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Apple has released WatchOS 2, a major update to its operating system that powers the Apple Watch. The new OS, first announced in June but now available for all Apple Watch owners, brings a host of new features to the smartwatch and fixes a couple of issues... >>

Apple iOS 9 review: New and innovative, or more of the same?
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Apple iOS 9 review: New and innovative, or more of the same?

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The mobile world is changing. We are using our devices, whether that's a smartphone or a tablet, more and more and mobile-centric companies are starting to take note. So is Apple's latest version of iOS - iOS 9 - a move in the right direction, or merely... >>

We've only gone and built the Lego Mercedes-Benz AROCS 3245

We've only gone and built the Lego Mercedes-Benz AROCS 3245

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With over 2,793 pieces of Lego in the box, the replica Mercedes-Benz AROCS 3245 (£169.99) made from Lego Technics isn't a build that you should approach lightly. Even blitzing your way through the 482 pages of the instruction manual is going to take... >>

How to get Apple News in the UK

How to get Apple News in the UK

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With the launch of iOS 9, Apple released a new app called Apple News. It isn't currently available in the UK, but that doesn't stop you from accessing it if you are happy to give up your English way of speaking and typing. For those keen to get the new... >>

Apple delays watchOS 2 rollout, not coming today

Apple delays watchOS 2 rollout, not coming today

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Apple will not be releasing watchOS 2 today as planned, the company has confirmed to Pocket-lint. It cites a bug that is taking longer than expected to fix, causing a delay as to when the operating system can be made available.  "We have discovered a... >>

How to get ready for the iOS 9 update

How to get ready for the iOS 9 update

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iOS 9 is almost here, but before you hit the update button on your iPhone or iPad to bring all those shiny new features, make sure you follow these three easy steps. 1. iOS 9 update: Check your device can get it There's no point hitting that Software... >>

DJI Phantom 3 Professional review: 4K high-flier excels
4.5 stars

DJI Phantom 3 Professional review: 4K high-flier excels

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Drones are really starting to take off (if you'll excuse the pun) with them turning up everywhere from conceptual futuristic home delivery services to TV news. So whether it's using them for fun, or for profesionally capture - and they've been used to... >>

Apple Watch Hermes: First fashion partnership creates unique offering (pictures)

Apple Watch Hermes: First fashion partnership creates unique offering (pictures)

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Apple has teamed up with Hermes to create the Apple Watch Hermes for those that want something a little more fashion focused on their wrist.The new variant of the Apple Watch Hermès starts at £1,000 for the 38 mm stainless steel case with the Single... >>

Sphero BB-8 review: The Star Wars Droid from Force Awakens comes to life
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Sphero BB-8 review: The Star Wars Droid from Force Awakens comes to life

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Sphero BB-8 is likely to be the must-have Star Wars toy this Christmas. Likely to even overshadow R2-D2 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, BB-8 is a spherical Droid that stole the thunder when he was first spotted in the movie's original online teaser... >>

Star Wars Force Friday: These are the toys you're looking for...

Star Wars Force Friday: These are the toys you're looking for...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming, we all know that, but how else are we to get excited about the movie coming out on the 18 December if not by a number of toys and accessories hitting the shops now. We've picked the best Star Wars toys either you... >>

Could the new Apple TV interface look like this?

Could the new Apple TV interface look like this?

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With all the rumours currently pointing towards an Apple TV refresh at the company's 9 September launch event, one enterprising graphics designer has decided to give his take on what the new interface should look like. A cross between the current Apple... >>

Want to play your Xbox One in your bedroom for just £85? Asus VivoStick might be the answer

Want to play your Xbox One in your bedroom for just £85? Asus VivoStick might be the answer

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Fancy playing your Xbox One in your bedroom for just £85? That's now possible thanks to Asus who has just announced a new Windows 10 PC on a stick at IFA in Germany. The new Asus VivoStick is the company's answer to Intel's Compute Stick and is basically... >>

Acer Jade Primo Windows 10 phone turns into a PC when you attach a keyboard

Acer Jade Primo Windows 10 phone turns into a PC when you attach a keyboard

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Acer has showcased a new smartphone at IFA in Germany that will turn into a PC when you connect the accompanying keyboard that comes in the box. The new "PC Phone" will be called the Jade Primo, and will use the new Microsoft Continuum feature in Microsoft's... >>

Intel Skylake processors explained: Why they'll make your next PC or tablet faster

Intel Skylake processors explained: Why they'll make your next PC or tablet faster

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Intel has announced a new range of processors at European technology trade show IFA in German. Dubbed Skylake, the new Intel Core processors, which will include a line aimed at mobile 2-in-1 devices promise to be the company's "best ever" and allow manufacturers... >>

Pocket-lint Extreme: White water rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre

Pocket-lint Extreme: White water rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre

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"Listen up, or you'll get hurt." Those might not have been the exact words from Rich our raft instructor at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, as team Pocket-lint huddled around him, but it is the main gist of what he had been saying over the last 20... >>

Pocket-lint Extreme: Mountain biking

Pocket-lint Extreme: Mountain biking

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What's happening around you right now? Turn around and you'll be able to quickly see, however the same might not be the case when you are bombing through the forest on your mountain bike. On a recent trip to Bracknell Forest's MTB trail we used the Kodak... >>

LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum tablet review: Learning for youngsters
4.0 stars

LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum tablet review: Learning for youngsters

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LeapFrog has unveiled a new version of its LeapPad tablet, the LeapPad Platinum, a 7-inch tough-ish tablet designed for kids ages between 3-9 years old . As well as being the company's best yet, it also contains the wizardry that will thrill young'uns... >>

Google restructures, becomes Alphabet

Google restructures, becomes Alphabet

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Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have announced that they have restructured Google so it is now a division of a bigger company called Alphabet. The new parent company, run by Page and Brin, allows the new venture to create a number of companies... >>

750,000 smartwatches sold in the UK, but can we trust that number?

750,000 smartwatches sold in the UK, but can we trust that number?

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Ofcom has reported that around three per cent of UK households claim to own a smartwatch. The number, which has been detailed in Ofcom's 2015 Communications Market Report, on the surface shows that people in the UK have embraced the "quantified self"... >>

Now TV Box (2015) vs Now TV Box vs Roku 2: What's the difference?

Now TV Box (2015) vs Now TV Box vs Roku 2: What's the difference?

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Sky's Now TV box has had an update bringing with it a number of new features, but should you upgrade from the original, should you just bite the bullet on the extra costs and go for the Roku 2, or should you just stick with what you've got already? We've... >>

New Now TV Box (2015) arrives, we get watching the latest movies, TV and sport

New Now TV Box (2015) arrives, we get watching the latest movies, TV and sport

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Sky’s new Now TV box arrives in the UK on the 6 August and boasts a number of updates over the original box launched a couple of years ago. The new Now TV box (2015) will now feature an Ethernet port to support a wired connection, as well as, a processor... >>

UK band, Foals, goes 360 with new Virtual Reality music video

UK band, Foals, goes 360 with new Virtual Reality music video

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Just as OK Go likes to push the boundaries of what a music video is, English indie rock band, Foals, has launched a 360 spherical video to accompany their new track “Mountain At My Gates”. Rather than use a dedicated 360 camera, like the Kodak PixPro... >>