Archive for Stuart Miles

  • Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Does big mean better?

    Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Does big mean better?

    By 9 September 2014

    Apple has announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at its special event in Cupertino, heralding in a new era for the company's iPhone range. The move to new phone sizes reflects a changing market, one that Apple has been resistant to in the past. Whether...

  • IPhone 6: Industry sets the stage ahead of Apple's big reveal

    IPhone 6: Industry sets the stage ahead of Apple's big reveal

    By 5 September 2014

    The stage is set. The industry - apart from Apple - has laid its cards on the table, leaving it up to Apple to woo us as we run towards Christmas Day. There will be time to play catch-up: Google still has its Android L event some time in October, and...

  • HTC abandons smartwatch plans, has it been scared off by competition?

    HTC abandons smartwatch plans, has it been scared off by competition?

    By 5 September 2014

    HTC has abandoned plans to make a smartwatch Pocket-lint has learnt. Sources familiar with the matter have told us that although the company was planning to launch a smartwatch for customers, it has now abandoned the idea for the time being. Our source...

  • Moto Maker comes to UK end of September in time for new Moto X

    Moto Maker comes to UK end of September in time for new Moto X

    By 5 September 2014

    Motorola's Moto Maker service that allows you to create your very own customised Moto X is coming to the UK at the end of September, Pocket-lint can confirm. The service will launch in collaboration with the new Moto X smartphone allowing you to change...

  • Moto 360 smartwatch coming to UK early October, £199

    Moto 360 smartwatch coming to UK early October, £199

    By 5 September 2014

    Motorola has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will be launching the anticipated Moto 360 smartwatch in the UK in early October, for £199. The circular Android Wear smartwatch, the first from the company, will be available from O2, Tesco, Amazon and John...

  • New Motorola Moto X hands-on: A leather flagship to lust after

    New Motorola Moto X hands-on: A leather flagship to lust after

    By 5 September 2014

    The Moto X might not have been available in the UK for long, but that hasn't stopped Motorola announcing a new and improved version, alongside the launch of Moto Maker in the UK, with new premium materials like leather. The original Moto X found fame...

  • New Motorola Moto G hands-on: Ain't nothing but a G thang, baby

    New Motorola Moto G hands-on: Ain't nothing but a G thang, baby

    By 5 September 2014

    The Motorola Moto G was a surprise hit. Affordable, but hitting some important spec points, it surprised many, including us a Pocket-lint. It quickly because the darling of affordable handsets, one of the most exciting devices of the year because it offered...

  • Moto Hint: Motorola tries to make Bluetooth headsets sexy again (hands-on)

    Moto Hint: Motorola tries to make Bluetooth headsets sexy again (hands-on)

    By 5 September 2014

    And you thought the Bluetooth headset was only to be worn by taxi drivers and people that feel they are far more imporant than you. Well guess what - that might be about to change if Motorola has its way with the Moto Hint, a new Bluetooth headset. Amongst...

  • Moto 360 hands-on: The big round smartwatch

    Moto 360 hands-on: The big round smartwatch

    By 5 September 2014

    Announced at Google I/O in June, the Moto 360 has taken a long-ish time to make it to UK shores but the wait is almost over. Costing £199 and avialable from early October, we managed to get our hands on the new circular Android Wear smartwatch to see...

  • Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on: The poor man's Lumia 930

    Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on: The poor man's Lumia 930

    By 4 September 2014

    When Microsoft describes the new Lumia 830 as a slimmer, sleeker, version of the Lumia 930 they really aren't kidding. The new handset, announced at IFA 2014 in Berlin, will be available later this month and is being aggressively billed by the company...

  • Lumia Selfie app for the impossibly vain now available

    Lumia Selfie app for the impossibly vain now available

    By 4 September 2014

    Microsoft has announced a new Lumia Selfie app for the impossibly vain that will allow you to enhance your eyes, slim your face and whiten your teeth. The new app, which will sit separately to the Lumia Camera app on Windows Phone 8.1 will also allow...

  • Nokia Lumia 735: Can I get a selfie? (hands-on)

    Nokia Lumia 735: Can I get a selfie? (hands-on)

    By 4 September 2014

    The Nokia Lumia 735 has previously been referred to as the selfie phone and there is a good reason for that. There is a strong focus on a good front-facing camera and an accompanying selfie app to help even the most vain get a picture they would be proud...

  • Dyson 360 Eye: Robotic vacuum cleaner coming to the UK 2015

    Dyson 360 Eye: Robotic vacuum cleaner coming to the UK 2015

    By 4 September 2014

    After years of speculation, Dyson has confirmed that it will be launching robotic vacuum cleaner. The new model, called the Dyson 360 Eye, will feature a 360 degree camera on top of the cleaner to see its environment rather than just rely on sensors alone....

  • Cat S50 rugged phone wants you to stamp on its face

    Cat S50 rugged phone wants you to stamp on its face

    By 4 September 2014

    Just how clumsy are you? If the answer is very, then you'll probably be wanting to take a closer look at the latest Android smartphone from Cat. The Cat S50 rugged smartphone is the company's new flagship, designed for outdoor sports peeps and construction...

  • Technics returns promising to let you rediscover what music is supposed to sound like

    Technics returns promising to let you rediscover what music is supposed to sound like

    By 3 September 2014

    Serious audiophiles listen up, after 6 years, Panasonic has confirmed that it will be bringing the Technics name back from the dead and release a series of new Hi-Fi products from December in Europe so you can relive the "good old days". The audio brand...

  • Sony Xperia Z3: Where can I get it?

    Sony Xperia Z3: Where can I get it?

    By 3 September 2014

    The Sony Xperia Z3 was announced at IFA 2014 and heading to the shops soon. Pre-orders are open, with delivery expected from 26 September onwards. Here we've detailed who is offering what so you can find out whether the operator you like is stocking...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Where can I get it?

    Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Where can I get it?

    By 3 September 2014

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is now official and already carriers and stores in the UK are falling over themselves to offer punters the chance to tell customers that they will be stocking the device in a range of shapes and sizes - well colours. The new...

  • Hands-on: Asus ZenWatch review: A curved glass Android Wear smartwatch that takes a stylish approach

    Hands-on: Asus ZenWatch review: A curved glass Android Wear smartwatch that takes a stylish approach

    By 3 September 2014

    How do you go from being a technology company to becoming a fashion accessory company? That's the challenge many tech companies face with the launch of a wearable device. For Asus, the company more famous for its range of stylish laptops, the transition...

  • Asus MeMO Pad 7: Intel powered tablet heads to John Lewis

    Asus MeMO Pad 7: Intel powered tablet heads to John Lewis

    By 3 September 2014

    John Lewis is to exclusively stock a new Asus MeMO Pad tablet in the next couple of days. The new model will cost £179, be dubbed the Asus MeMO Pad 7, and feature, as the name suggests, a 7-inch touchscreen display. The tablet will run the latest version...

  • The Asus Eee PC returns, and no it's not 2007

    The Asus Eee PC returns, and no it's not 2007

    By 3 September 2014

    Back once again like the renegade master. That's right, the Eee PC, the device that kickstarted the netbook craze is back, but this time with a lot more power.  Seven years after Asus first introduced the Eee PC, the company has announced that it will...

  • Asus ZenWatch smartwatch: Curved glass, Android Wear, and yours for £199

    Asus ZenWatch smartwatch: Curved glass, Android Wear, and yours for £199

    By 3 September 2014

    Asus has stepped into the wearables arena with the launch of the Asus ZenWatch. The new watch, announced at IFA 2014 in Berlin, follows a number of teasers from the company and its CEO and challenges a growing number of manufacturers trying to persuade...

  • Greenpeace to tech industry: Be more like Apple

    Greenpeace to tech industry: Be more like Apple

    By 3 September 2014

    Greenpeace has criticised Samsung, Microsoft, Amazon and others for not doing enough to create green gadgets saying they should act more like Apple.  In a new report out ahead of the IFA trade show in Berlin, the environmental organisation says Samsung...

  • How to make your Apple iCloud account more secure

    How to make your Apple iCloud account more secure

    By 3 September 2014

    A lot has been questioned about the security of Apple's iCloud service over the last 48 hours, following the accusation that a number of celebrities have had naked photos of themselves leaked onto the internet, but after an investigation from Apple, the...

  • Sonos ditches the Bridge making setup even easier

    Sonos ditches the Bridge making setup even easier

    By 2 September 2014

    Sonos is making it easier to install its multi-room Hi-Fi system by ditching the need for speaker to be physically connected to a router or the Sonos Bridge. Instead, new customers will be able to set-up the system by connecting directly to their Wi-Fi...

  • First run: Vivobarefoot Trail Freak running shoes

    First run: Vivobarefoot Trail Freak running shoes

    By 2 September 2014

    The hype surrounding barefoot running seems, for the most part, to have been and gone. But people are still enjoying the sport, and companies are still releasing shoes for those who are interested. The latest company is Vivobarefoot with its Trail Freak...