Features archive

  • Ubisoft: Even non-gamers are gamers now
    Gaming

    Ubisoft: Even non-gamers are gamers now

    By 30 March 2012

    "Every human is a gamer. It is inherent in our DNA." So says Chris Early, VP of Digital Publishing at Ubisoft, in a one-to-one briefing with Pocket-lint in London's Covent Garden Hotel. "I don't mean that from a standpoint of playing a console game,...

  • What's better, the new iPad or the Asus EeePad Transformer Prime?
    Tablets

    What's better, the new iPad or the Asus EeePad Transformer Prime?

    By 30 March 2012

    The new iPad needed to make a statement. It needed something big in order for Apple to show it was still top trump in the hardware department compared to the competition. This it's done, but only just. The Retina Display is the iPad's big feature. It’s...

  • Best Android utilities apps
    Apps

    Best Android utilities apps

    By 29 March 2012

    These are the apps that should be the bread and butter of your smartphone. They speed up the day-to-day happenings of your mobile and aid you in going about your business. Everything from list-making to money management and 3G monitoring is here. Most...

  • HTC's Scott Croyle talks design, the One X, and how it's steering clear of cheap phones
    Phones

    HTC's Scott Croyle talks design, the One X, and how it's steering clear of cheap phones

    By 28 March 2012

    Scott Croyle is the vice-president of Design at HTC. He knows something about how phones should look. But taking over from Horace Luke - the man who brought the world the award-winning Legend and the Desire - in 2011, you might think that Croyle has had...

  • Do we really need tablets and eBook readers?
    Tablets

    Do we really need tablets and eBook readers?

    By 28 March 2012

    Do we really need eBook readers when tablets will do the same and so much more besides? For some, this is a question that perhaps doesn't need asking, but in a quick straw poll around Pocket-lint staff and friends, it seems to be a burning issue. Responses...

  • Best bikes for the sunny weather
    Online

    Best bikes for the sunny weather

    By 27 March 2012

    Queen once famously said “I want to ride my bicycle, bicycle, bicycle.” Every morning this song plays on loop in our heads as we stare out of the window looking at what appears to be one of the earliest summers we have ever had. As irritating as this...

  • Best cycling to work gear and gadgets
    Online

    Best cycling to work gear and gadgets

    By 27 March 2012

    The sun is out, the clouds packed off on holiday for a few days and suddenly the UK is transformed from polar ice cap to that lush green and pleasant land that we all remember from last year. Long may it last. One of the best ways to enjoy the weather...

  • Can we recreate the magic of Star Wars using GarageBand?
    Tablets

    Can we recreate the magic of Star Wars using GarageBand?

    By 23 March 2012

    The GarageBand app on iOS, as formidable as it is, has for a good while remained little more than a means to irritate people on long car journeys. Launched alongside the iPad 2 and now updated for the new iPad, it is one of Apple’s showcase apps for...

  • Best Android music apps
    Phones

    Best Android music apps

    By 22 March 2012

    The smartphone is the ideal music player. With plenty of storage, a headphone jack and a near constant connection to the internet, it is the ideal device for playing tunes on the go. Android is no slouch in the music department. Google Play is packed...

  • How to build a chart-topping app game
    Tablets

    How to build a chart-topping app game

    By 20 March 2012

    The app store is a peculiar place. Capable of catapulting even the most unlikely application to astronomical download numbers overnight, it is unlike a lot of the rest of the tech sector; a place where anyone has a chance. Some simply do strike it lucky....

  • Best Formula One apps
    Tablets

    Best Formula One apps

    By 17 March 2012

    The first qualifying session is about to start. Engines are revving up at 17,000 rpm, tyres are screeching and the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are prepping to make their mark on the sport. For those lucky enough to have it, then all this...

  • Best new iPad Wi-Fi + 4G deals
    Tablets

    Best new iPad Wi-Fi + 4G deals

    By 16 March 2012

    Buying a new iPad that has Wi-Fi only is a simple enough affair. The prices are pretty much set and all you need to do is choose your favourite colour, memory size and do your best to resist as many iPad accessory upsells as you possibly can. However,...

  • How to make your Android browser a desktop browser
    Phones

    How to make your Android browser a desktop browser

    By 16 March 2012

    One of the common complaints of mobile browsers is that you get served mobile versions of websites, a particular problem for Honeycomb devices, but also anyone using Gingerbread on a cheaper tablet. But you can easily make your Android browser identify...

  • Best iPad accessories
    Tablets

    Best iPad accessories

    By 16 March 2012

    The iPad is a shiny shiny thing. More coveted than the Rosetta Stone for some and more precious than a newborn baby for others, keeping your new iPad shiny is a near-religious exercise. So what wondrous items should you be adorning your brand new iPad...

  • Why do people queue for an iPad?
    Tablets

    Why do people queue for an iPad?

    By 15 March 2012

    Would you queue for a new iPad? No, neither would we and nor do many people in practice, as it happens. Despite the huge lines seen outside Apple Stores the world over on iProduct launch day, very few of those willing to spend cold nights out on the street...

  • Best Android apps for TV and movie fans
    Apps

    Best Android apps for TV and movie fans

    By 14 March 2012

    One of the most popular uses for tablets and phones is watching videos or catchup TV. From BBC iPlayer in bed, to movies on your travels, having a good-quality screen to hand makes your Android device a perfect choice for those who love television and...

  • The best binoculars that money can buy
    Gadgets

    The best binoculars that money can buy

    By 14 March 2012

    Whether you want to survey the landscape, study animals from a safari 4X4 or just get a closer look at the birds in your garden, good binoculars can help you zero in on the action even better than a super-zoom camera. All binoculars are sold with two...

  • Best new iPad apps to show off the Retina Display
    Tablets

    Best new iPad apps to show off the Retina Display

    By 14 March 2012

    So you've just ordered the new iPad, and now you need to fill it with lovely iPad apps to take advantage of that retina display it has. But with thousands of apps available just for the iPad what are the best ones to get and are there any that take advantage...

  • Best iPhone shopping apps
    Apps

    Best iPhone shopping apps

    By 12 March 2012

    Shopping on the iPhone is a streamlined experience. None of the traipsing round shops with moaning kids, or bashing through crowds on shopping streets to grab a DVD or T-shirt. Instead just sit back, relax, whip your phone out of your pocket and fire...

  • Best iPhone news and weather apps
    Phones

    Best iPhone news and weather apps

    By 12 March 2012

    The iPhone has become the go-to gadget for picking up on stories quickly. Increased network speeds and ever richer ways of consuming news on your handset has allowed the phone to become a viable alternative to the PC or newspaper for catching up on events....

  • Nike Fuel Station: The future of retail?
    Sports Fitness

    Nike Fuel Station: The future of retail?

    By 12 March 2012

    Nike is hoping to change the way we shop. The shopping experience of the next decade is to be all about involving you, the customer, in a way that not even Apple does at the moment.  The Nike shop of the future is about reacting out to you, playing...

  • Pocket-lint plays Fable: The Journey with Peter Molyneux
    Gaming

    Pocket-lint plays Fable: The Journey with Peter Molyneux

    By 8 March 2012

    Lionhead Studios' now former frontman Peter Molyneux is known for his gift of the gab. Capable of talking up anything, he could build hype over watching paint dry. But he is also known for boasting about features that end up as watered-down versions of...

  • The new iPad: How fast will it surf the web in the UK?
    Tablets

    The new iPad: How fast will it surf the web in the UK?

    By 8 March 2012

    The new iPad has been announced. It comes with 4G data technology and promises "super-fast" web surfing, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Sounds amazing doesn't it? Well, if you are in America, it does and will be but, in the UK, we don't have a 4G...

  • The new iPad vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
    Tablets

    The new iPad vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

    By 7 March 2012

    The new iPad is a serious gadget as far as Apple is concerned. The trouble is that Apple is always concerned that far, especially when it comes to Android. So, just because Tim Cook and his cohorts went up on stage to tell us in a string of superlatives...

  • The new iPad vs iPad 2
    Tablets

    The new iPad vs iPad 2

    By 7 March 2012

    The new iPad, the iPad 3 or whatever you want to call it, has arrived with its funky screen and the natural reaction from most is going to be to buy the thing straight away, but is that necessarily the right move? Just because it's the latest in the line...