Reviews & hands-on

  • Gaming 5 out of 5

    Hitman Go review

    By 17 April 2014

    Square Enix has been clever in utilising its rich heritage of intellectual properties in the last couple of years. Not only has it managed to breathe new life into old characters and franchises, such as Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the Tomb Raider reboot,...

  • Apps

    Monument Valley review (iPad/iPhone)

    By 8 April 2014

    It's rare that you see a game for £2.49 in the App store. It's a also rare that you see a game in the Apple App store that isn't about continuous play or sucking your bank account dry with in-app purchases, ways to complete the level with little effort,...

  • Apps

    Bubbli iOS app lets you create and share a spherical photo bubble with sound

    By 1 April 2014

    Bubbli is a photo app with panoramic-like shooting features. It has debuted at time when the market is already brimming with stiff competition from the likes of Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple. But Pocket-lint has decided to give Bubbli a whirl...

  • Apps

    Hands-on: Microsoft Office for iPad apps review‏

    By 27 March 2014

    Microsoft unveiled Office for iPad at a San Francisco-based event on 27 March, with Satya Nadella, the company's new chief executive, leading the helm. The mobile software's long-awaited debut follows years of leaks, and even some adamant denials from...

  • Audio

    Hands-on: Sonos app 2014 review (video)

    By 20 March 2014

    Sonos has updated its iPhone and Android controller apps bringing with it a new look and new features including universal search.  We've been playing with the yet to be released iOS version of the app on the iPhone to see how it compares against the...

  • Gaming

    Hands-on: Monster Legacy review

    By 20 March 2014

    If the thought of doing battle with an army of cute-yet-deadly monsters to save a leafy world from dark forces piques your interest then Monster Legacy could be for you. Unlike many other titles in this RPG class Monster Legacy works on a free model where...

  • Apps

    Hands-on: Addison Lee app review

    By 18 March 2014

    Addison Lee, not satisfied with being London's biggest alternative to the black cab, has created a new app to make it the most convenient too. This is the taxi company's second version of the app, re-designed from scratch. As such it's ironed out all...

  • Home Cinema

    New BBC iPlayer pictures and hands-on

    By 11 March 2014

    The BBC has unveiled a new version of its iPlayer catch-up and video-on-demand service, which goes live today. It has been rebuilt from the ground up in HTML5 and Pocket-lint attended the launch at New Broadcasting House in London to check out a few of...

  • Phones

    Hands-on: Ubooly plush toy and interactive app for mobile devices review

    By 19 February 2014

    The 2014 NYC Toy Fair is brimming with products born through crowdfunding website Kickstarter, and Ubooly, a plush bear that works with an accompanying mobile app, is one of the cutest examples. Ubooly received more than $28,000 in funding on Kickstarter...

  • Apps

    Hands-on: Ozobot's multi-surface small robot and apps for iOS review

    By 18 February 2014

    Ozobot is at the 2014 NYC Toy Fair, where Pocket-lint got a chance to meet the company's CEO and see a demonstration of its cute robot. Ozobot, as you might have guessed, is a small robot with optical and colour-reading sensors. It recognises and follow...

  • Apps

    Hands-on: Paper by Facebook (iPhone) review‏

    By 3 February 2014

    Paper, Facebook's a new iPhone app, has been released in the US. Carrying the same name as the well-known app from FiftyThree, Paper is supposed to combine two experiences into one: social networking and news consumption. Whether it succeeds like Facebook...

  • Apps 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,...

  • Apps

    Beats Music hands-on: Will design and personal touch make it music streaming king?

    By 23 January 2014

    The music streaming space is already crowded, with Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, iTunes Radio, Google Play Music, Last.FM and others having already edged out their place on customers' credit card statements and home screens. Now there's a new player in town,...

  • Cars

    Hands-on: Rara music streaming in BMW 4 Series Coupé review

    By 20 December 2013

    Car manufacturers are increasingly looking to offer connected services to drivers. Those used to having everything at their fingertips on their smartphone can now find that the car is just as connected a place. Cars have long been offering online services...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Angry Birds Go! Telepods Pig Rock Raceway Set review

    By 17 December 2013

    "Get off that iPad" - a phrase that probably any parent who has kids will find themselves shouting more than once a day, especially over the school holidays. But it's Christmas, a time for gifting, so here's an excuse to keep them out of the digital domain:...