Archive for Stuart Miles

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

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    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

    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...

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

    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

    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

    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

    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,...

  • SwiftKey comes to iPhone and iPad

    SwiftKey comes to iPhone and iPad

    By 30 January 2014

    Yes, you've read that headline right. SwiftKey, the Android keyboard that helps make typing on an Android-powered smartphone considerably easier, has launched on Apple's iOS. Sadly for SwiftKey, Apple hasn't suddenly decided to allow third-party developers...

  • SwiftKey Note review
    5 out of 5

    SwiftKey Note review

    By 30 January 2014

    "I am writing this using SwiftKey on the iPad mini." Yes, you read that correctly - SwiftKey on an Apple device. If you’re wondering how the predictive keyboard software has made its way from Android to Apple, then, no, it's not magic. SwiftKey Note,...

  • Hands-on: PS Vita Slim review

    Hands-on: PS Vita Slim review

    By 30 January 2014

    The PS Vita Slim is a new version of the PlayStation Vita. Pocket-lint managed to get some hands-on time with the new handheld console ahead of working up a full review over the coming days. Quick first impressions are positive. The unit is noticeably...

  • Sky unveils new Sky TV EPG to push on-demand content, coming this spring

    Sky unveils new Sky TV EPG to push on-demand content, coming this spring

    By 30 January 2014

    Sky will be updating its Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) for all Sky customers this spring to highlight its on-demand offering better than it currently does. The change is in response to the growing number of Sky subscribers that are choosing to watch...

  • Lenovo to acquire Motorola Mobility: CEO message decoded

    Lenovo to acquire Motorola Mobility: CEO message decoded

    By 30 January 2014

    Google has just sold Motorola to Lenovo. In a shock move that wasn't really predicted by anyone, Larry Page, Google CEO, has offloaded the company to the Chinese firm less than three years after it bought it. We decode his open letter on the sale, hypothesising...

  • 4moms Origami baby buggy comes with headlights, trip counter and more (video)

    4moms Origami baby buggy comes with headlights, trip counter and more (video)

    By 29 January 2014

    Amazon in the UK is to start selling a new baby buggy that will tell you how fast and far you are walking when you next take your little one out for a ride. Aimed at mums and dads keen to find out just how far that walk around the block is, the 4Moms...

  • Sky Wireless Booster review
    4 out of 5

    Sky Wireless Booster review

    By 29 January 2014

    This is a review for Sky customers, as the Sky Wireless Booster is a new product in the company's arsenal. If you already have a Sky Broadband router in your home then, let us guess, its wireless power doesn't quite reach everywhere? In the UK, with our...

  • ChillFactor ice cream maker makes easy ice cream in minutes (video)

    ChillFactor ice cream maker makes easy ice cream in minutes (video)

    By 28 January 2014

    Hmm, time for an ice cream. I know, that's exactly what we were thinking when we visited the ChillFactor stand at the London Toy Fair on a cold January day to find out about its new ChillFactor Ice Cream Maker. The idea behind the Ice Cream Maker, as...

  • Hands-on: Incipio Atlas Ultra Protective Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 review

    Hands-on: Incipio Atlas Ultra Protective Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 review

    By 28 January 2014

    You like your Galaxy S4, but you are an adventurous type, it's okay, Incipio has heard your cries for something to toughen up your Samsung phone and launched the Atlas Ultra Protective Case for Samsung Galaxy S4. To say that the phone case wasn't tough...

  • Apple looks back 30 years as it celebrates the birth of the Mac (video)

    Apple looks back 30 years as it celebrates the birth of the Mac (video)

    By 24 January 2014

    Apple never really does history, it never really wants to look back at its past successes, but instead focus on the now and tomorrow, but when you hit 30, the nostalgia inevitably comes out. On 24 January 1984 Steve Jobs walked on stage and announced...