Reviews & hands-on

  • 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...

  • Gadgets

    Tenth Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver universal remote pictures and hands-on

    By 12 September 2013

    Having released the first Sonic Screwdriver universal remote based on Matt Smith's device, the The Wand Company found it was getting plenty of requests for a replica device for David Tennant's Sonic Screwdriver. We got our hands on the new model Sonic...

  • Apps

    App of the day: BBC Weather review (iPhone)

    By 12 June 2013

    You fall into one of two camps when it comes to weather. Either you hang on to the weatherman's every word, or you think he's making it up as he goes along. We fall into the latter camp, weather forecasting feels like a dark art to us, and we're sure...

  • Televisions

    New BBC connected red button pictures and hands-on: Virgin Media TiVo first, then YouView in 2013

    By 4 December 2012

    The BBC has relaunched its red button service - initially as a Virgin Media TiVo box exclusive - bringing increased amounts of content, a more streamlined experience and catch up capabilities. Called the "connected red button", the new BBC service lets...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: BBC Good Food - Recipes, tools and cooking tips review (iPad and iOS)

    By 11 October 2012

    BBC Worldwide isn't know for giving its products away but today on App of the Day at Pocket-lint, Auntie's commercial arm is making an exception. So, if you like a bit of cookery or if you're forced into acting to avoid starvation every now and then,...

  • Apps

    BBC iPlayer Radio app pictures and hands-on

    By 8 October 2012

    BBC has just launched its new iPlayer Radio desktop site, with the accompanying app set to arrive in the Apple App store by tomorrow morning. The app is an entirely separate experience to the iPlayer video counterpart and is built from the ground up to...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: BBC Olympics review (Android/iPhone)

    By 30 July 2012

    The London 2012 Olympic Games are in full swing and there are plenty of ways to keep up with the action. The BBC has quite literally pulled out all the stops to make sure that you can enjoy the sports and with a presence on just about every platform;...

  • Tablets

    BBC Sport iPhone, Android, desktop and connected TV pictures and hands-on

    By 15 May 2012

    The Olympics is coming. Many will be glued to the TV watching as Usain Bolt goes for another world record. Others might be on the edge of their seats as Jamaica's bobsleigh team crashes out dramatically … no wait, that's a movie and the Winter Olympics....

  • Gaming

    BBC iPlayer for Xbox 360 pictures and hands-on

    By 20 March 2012

    BBC iPlayer has landed on the Xbox 360. The service is now available free on every major games console, PCs, Macs and mobile phones. It is the latest video-based application to be added to the Xbox's library alongside the likes of Netflix and Lovefilm. ...

  • Gaming

    Doctor Who: Worlds in Time pictures and hands-on

    By 20 December 2011

    Just as Star Wars: The Old Republic, a massive multiplayer online game of one hugely popular sci-fi franchise launches, another hits the 'net. And this one is free to play. Doctor Who: Worlds in Time is BBC Worldwide's first MMO featuring the globally...

  • Online

    APP OF THE DAY: BBC News review (Samsung TV)

    By 17 June 2011

    You may have read earlier on Pocket-lint how the BBC News app has hit the "fourth screen" - i.e. the TV - with the launch of the service on Samsung connected TVs (with more manufacturers to come on board in the future). Well, if you haven't had time to...

  • Tablets

    BBC iPlayer for iPad hands-on

    By 10 February 2011

    Having broken the news earlier that the BBC would be launching a BBC iPlayer for iPad app this week, it’s only fitting that Pocket-lint is one of the first sites to bring you a hands-on experience of the new application, now that it’s available...

  • Online

    Doctor Who Character Building figures: Like Timelord-shaped Lego Minifigs

    By 26 January 2011

    Character Options, one of the fastest growing toy companies in the UK, has a mighty range of licensed properties, including the BBC's Doctor Who, which will be gracing all manner of toys and playsets in the coming months. But the most exciting of those...

  • Home Cinema 0 out of 5

    First Look: SeeSaw review

    By 27 January 2010

    You know iPlayer? It's good isn't it? The trouble is  that you can only get BBC programmes on it, which is okay if you like BBC programmes, but what if you don't? What if you want to watch Channel 4 or Five shows? In steps SeeSaw. SeeSaw has been born...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    BBC iPlayer - EXCLUSIVE review

    By 27 July 2007

    The much anticipated BBC iPlayer has gone live as a public Beta and Pocket-lint got an early peek ahead of the official launch. In a nutshell, the BBC iPlayer lets you catch up with all the BBC programmes you've missed (or want to watch again) during...