Features archive

  • INTERVIEW: Chris Cunningham talks tech and low-budget filmmaking
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    INTERVIEW: Chris Cunningham talks tech and low-budget filmmaking

    By 17 July 2012

    Ushered into a private room, at the back of Audi's central London "cyberstore" showroom, Pocket-lint first catches sight of the the acclaimed director-turned-video-artist that is Chris Cunningham. Now 41, though he looks some 10 years younger, Cunningham...

  • ASTRAEA: Unmanned aircraft set to take to the skies
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    ASTRAEA: Unmanned aircraft set to take to the skies

    By 16 July 2012

    In 1896, the Locomotive Act was passed and stated that all road locomotives - cars to you and us - could travel at a maximum speed of only 4mph and had to be manned by a crew of three, one of whose job it was to walk 60 yards in front of the vehicle waving...

  • How to print your Instagram photos
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    How to print your Instagram photos

    By 13 July 2012

    Everything's gone a bit retro hasn’t it? Like some sort of crazed episode of Doctor Who, everyone rides about on bikes with no gears, sporting haircuts from Bros with a smartphone snapping photos that look like they were taken 30 years ago. Pivotal...

  • A few Bold moves to change RIM's fate
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    A few Bold moves to change RIM's fate

    By 13 July 2012

    Even Simon and Garfunkel’s bridge over troubled water can’t save RIM from what seems to be a sea of bad times. Since Android took off and the iGadgets reached absurd levels of hysteria, RIM has proven consistently as exciting as Andy Murray. Then...

  • iFlight: The BA business plane that ditches its entertainment system for iPads
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    iFlight: The BA business plane that ditches its entertainment system for iPads

    By 11 July 2012

    You know how it is: you like to have your iPad with you when you fly. Play some Where’s My Water? and SpellTower, read some books and check out a movie you downloaded from iTunes before wheels up. The only downside is not being able to read or play...

  • Best iPhone games: platformers
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    Best iPhone games: platformers

    By 10 July 2012

    Platform games form the backbone of retro gaming. Ask anyone, gamer or not, for the stereotypical image of a game and it will most likely be a platformer. Donkey Kong started it and now the iPhone is continuing that great tradition of aimlessly leaping...

  • Best baby gear for gadget-loving parents
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    Best baby gear for gadget-loving parents

    By 5 July 2012

    A baby can be the start of a whole new exciting shopping opportunity for the gadget-loving parent. If you can think of even the smallest niche in the child-rearing adventure that needs to be filled, then you can bet that there are at least 50 products...

  • iCloud will backup reminders and notes with iOS 6 update
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    iCloud will backup reminders and notes with iOS 6 update

    By 3 July 2012

    A beta version of iCloud for Apple’s iOS 6 has been previewed, revealing that iPhone and iPad users will be able to create, backup, edit and delete their reminders and notes on their PC or Mac computers with web versions of the applications. Developers...

  • Google Play on the Nexus 7: Features explained
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    Google Play on the Nexus 7: Features explained

    By 28 June 2012

    The price point of the Nexus 7 tablet is so low that it leaves plenty of money in your pocket for spending elsewhere. Google wants you to pour these pennies into its revamped Google Play store, which has features embedded deep into every aspect of Jelly...

  • Asus Google Nexus tablet: what to expect, but is it what we want?
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    Asus Google Nexus tablet: what to expect, but is it what we want?

    By 27 June 2012

    All fingers point to Google I/O for the launch of the rumoured Asus Nexus tablet. The event, which is set to take place on 27 June, should also see the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, make an appearance on the Asus tablet. So what to expect from...

  • Nokia 808 PureView camera test at Royal Ascot
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    Nokia 808 PureView camera test at Royal Ascot

    By 25 June 2012

    The Nokia 808 PureView is an intriguing phone. On the one hand it features the Symbian operating system that has been formally discontinued, while on the other it is a phone that features an eye-popping 41-megapixel camera. But it's no normal sensor -...

  • More Google Nexus tab specs revealed, Jelly Bean on board
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    More Google Nexus tab specs revealed, Jelly Bean on board

    By 25 June 2012

    The Google Nexus 7 tablet will run on Android Jelly Bean 4.1, according to the latest rumours to emerge just days before Google’s I/O event. Other details to be revealed include a 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, NFC capability enabling Google Wallet...

  • Wallet Hub and Passbook: what's the difference?
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    Wallet Hub and Passbook: what's the difference?

    By 21 June 2012

    The hour of the updates is upon us. First Apple with iOS 6 and now Microsoft with Windows Phone 8. Both have done plenty to revive their relevant operating systems. You can check out what Microsoft has done here and Apple here. Included as part of the...

  • What is Windows RT?
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    What is Windows RT?

    By 19 June 2012

    Windows RT has arrived and if you haven’t seen it, you will. Unlike the straightforward Windows 8 desktop operating system, it may not be what you’re expecting when you buy your Windows 8 laptop or tablet some time in the near future, so Pocket-lint...

  • Surface for Windows RT vs Surface for Windows 8 Pro, what’s the difference?
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    Surface for Windows RT vs Surface for Windows 8 Pro, what’s the difference?

    By 19 June 2012

    Microsoft has just announced two new tablets to form a new range of own-built devices called Surface, but which one is better and which one will you want? The basic specs detailed by Microsoft are as follows: Surface for Windows RT - Runs Windows 8 RT...

  • Windows Phone 8: What to expect, but is it what we want?
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    Windows Phone 8: What to expect, but is it what we want?

    By 18 June 2012

    Microsoft is expected to announce details of the next iteration of its mobile phone operating system Windows Phone 8 at a preview event held in San Francisco on Wednesday 20 June, but is it what the users of Windows Phone 7 want and will it be enough...

  • The cheapest way to use your smartphone abroad and save on international roaming charges
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    The cheapest way to use your smartphone abroad and save on international roaming charges

    By 15 June 2012

    It clearly isn't going to stop raining anytime soon, so grabbing any sun whatsoever this summer is going to require some sort of holiday. Traditionally any trip abroad means a time to ditch your smartphone and tablet, to save your bank account being...

  • Photo Stream in iOS 6 explored
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    Photo Stream in iOS 6 explored

    By 14 June 2012

    One of the major talking points of iOS 6 was the changes Apple is making to its iCloud-based Photo Stream. At the moment you can snap a picture with one Apple device and have it uploaded and shared between all your iCloud devices. Now iOS 6 is taking...

  • How to get iOS 6 features on iOS 5 right now
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    How to get iOS 6 features on iOS 5 right now

    By 13 June 2012

    Apple turned out quite a set of updates to iOS at WWDC this year. The problem is that iOS 6 isn’t going to arrive until sometime in the autumn. So why wait? It’s entirely possible to bring on most of what Apple announced at WWDC with help from a select...

  • The new MacBook Pro: Everything you need to know
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    The new MacBook Pro: Everything you need to know

    By 11 June 2012

    The Mac Pro has long been overdue a refresh and Apple now has done just that, releasing a beast of an update to its flagship laptop. Behold the new MacBook Pro.  The new MacBook Pro isn't going to be cheap, with prices starting at £1799. So is it worth...

  • Apple's new MacBook Air explored
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    Apple's new MacBook Air explored

    By 11 June 2012

    The MacBook Air just got serious. Really serious. Last year Apple added the likes of Sandy Bridge to its repertoire but for many that just wasn’t enough. Things such as graphics processing, cheaper storage and added RAM persuaded some to look elsewhere. ...

  • WWDC 2012: What has Apple got planned?
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    WWDC 2012: What has Apple got planned?

    By 8 June 2012

    WWDC can be a of a party bag of surprises. It can also be pretty dull. It's typically the preserve of software developers, but Apple has a history of throwing in a hardware launch among all the SDK announcements, to spice things up. Take 2010, for example,...

  • Euro 2012 online: watching at work or on the go
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    Euro 2012 online: watching at work or on the go

    By 8 June 2012

    Euro 2012 is upon us and with it three glorious weeks of bonus summer football. The only possible dampner on events - weather aside - are those pesky commitments that can get in the way. With often two games a day to contend with and a fair few 5pm kick...

  • iOS 6: What to expect, but is it what we want?
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    iOS 6: What to expect, but is it what we want?

    By 8 June 2012

    Apple is expected to announce details of the next iteration of its mobile phone operating system iOS at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, but is it what the users of the iPhone and the iPad want? What to expect There are plenty of rumours...

  • Tips for creating a strong password
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    Tips for creating a strong password

    By 7 June 2012

    With password leaks become more frequent, having one password for all your online accounts isn't a great idea. Neither is still using the same password you created when you first used the internet all those years ago. There is no better time to change...