Reviews & hands-on

  • 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...

  • Gadgets

    Hands-on: FiftyThree Pencil review

    By 3 March 2014

    Paper by FiftyThree is a beautiful app that allows you to draw to your heart's content on the iPad with little interference. Now the company behind the app has created a dedicated stylus for its users to get the most out of the experience. We've been...

  • Tablets 5 out of 5

    iPad mini with Retina display review

    By 25 November 2013

    The iPad mini Retina is here and it clears up one of the biggest complaints about the original iPad mini: the screen. With the original it wasn't as good as the iPad or the iPhone, but with the Retina display now on board the iPad mini 2 looks to be an...

  • Tablets 5 out of 5

    Apple iPad Air review

    By 30 October 2013

    The iPad Air is the latest tablet to arrive in Apple's range. It's adopted the Air name, just like the MacBook Air, to show off its thin and light stature. No Apple iPad 5 branding to be found here even though, in essence, the Air is the fifth full-size...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Apple iOS 7 review

    By 18 September 2013

    Apple's new operating system, iOS 7, is finally here. Designed by Apple senior VP of design, Jony Ive, it promises a brave new world for Apple users. It's one that ditches the so called "skeuomorphism" - where a design object represents itself by a real-world...

  • Tablets

    Inkee case for iPad hands-on: Print your own iPad case designs

    By 9 September 2013

    The Inkee case for iPad is pretty special as far as cases go. No matter how hard you look for the perfect case, sometimes it's easier just to do it yourself. With the Inkee case, you can design and print it from the comfort of your own home, providing...

  • Tablets 3 out of 5

    Belkin FastFit Keyboard Case review

    By 16 July 2013

    Unsurprisingly, iPad mini keyboards are quickly becoming a popular accessory as more users start to use their iPad mini as a workhorse as well as plaything. First was Logitech, and now Belkin has joined the fray with the launch of the FastFit Keyboard...

  • Tablets

    Speck HandyShell for iPad hands-on: The perfect iPad cover for cooking?

    By 28 June 2013

    If you are like us, you've probably started using your iPad as a makeshift cookbook when in the kitchen. It's simple isn't it? Find your favourite recipe, load it up, and start cooking from the instructions. The catch comes of course, when you need to...

  • Tablets

    Belkin Ultimate iPad Keyboard case pictures and hands-on

    By 11 June 2013

    Belkin's Ultimate Keyboard case for iPad is about as good as it gets when it comes to tablet typing. The whole case is put together just like an Apple product, complete with brushed aluminium and top of the line build quality. The result is a Bluetooth...

  • Phones

    Barbour iPhone and iPad cases by Proporta pictures and hands-on

    By 29 April 2013

    Proporta has teamed up with other fashion labels in the past, but there are few that tickle Pocket-lint's fancy as much as its latest partnership. Being a British brand, Proporta has been keen to find partners that share a sense of national heritage...

  • Tablets 4 out of 5

    Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad mini review

    By 19 April 2013

    Logitech has long made a thin keyboard bolt-on case come accessory for the regular iPad, but can the same concept work for the iPad mini? We found out with the latest offering from the mouse and keyboard maker. Design Like the iPad Ultrathin Keyboard...

  • Apps

    App of the day: Badland review (iPhone)

    By 10 April 2013

    Some apps are all about looks but don't deliver any gameplay; others look awful but can be addictive as hell. The real winners are those which combine both: Badlands is one of those apps. Released recently on iOS for iPhone and iPad, it has received praise...

  • Tablets

    Bukcase turns your tablet into a book

    By 5 March 2013

    Somewhere in the picture above is an iPad. Can you spot it? Yep that's right, it is the leather-bound book with a moustache on it. It is called the Bukcase, and we've plonked our iPad in it to find out more. Designed and built in Manchester by master...

  • Gadgets

    Wow! Stuff turns your iPad into a pinball machine, or aquarium

    By 31 January 2013

    Have you ever wished you could convert your iPad into a pinball machine, or an aquarium? Well your prayers have been answered, thanks to Wow! Stuff. Part of the new App Converters line from the toy company that brought us things like Air Swimmers, the...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Noble Nutlings review (iOS)

    By 24 January 2013

    Noble Nutlings is the game Bad Piggies should have been. Put together by former Rovio employees, it's as addictive as you would expect but goes beyond the more staid and slow gameplay of a typical Rovio game. Noble Nutlings is what happens when the gloves...