Reviews & hands-on

  • Laptops 5 out of 5

    Apple OS X Mavericks review

    By 23 October 2013

    The latest Apple OS X operating system, version 10.9, better known as Mavericks, has arrived. And it's a free upgrade to anyone running OS X Snow Leopard and above. Not only does Mavericks kill off the animal-based naming system, it also promises a host...

  • Gadgets

    Windows 8.1 preview: Installed, explored and tested

    By 29 June 2013

    We were pretty harsh about Windows 8 until we reviewed it. The problem for us, was that the user interface was just too much of a departure. Reviews are different from opinion though, and using the OS on a desktop computer made us realise that, as an...

  • Phones

    Ubuntu phone pictures and hands-on

    By 3 January 2013

    The Ubuntu phone operating system is set to join the ever-increasing ranks of smartphone platforms in 2013 and looks to be offering something worth grabbing hold of. Pocket-lint was at the global launch of the software to get hands-on with the beta version....

  • Apps

    Amazon Kindle for Mac adds gesture support, we flick through some books

    By 11 September 2012

    Amazon Kindle for Mac has added gesture controls for Lion and Mountain Lion users, so Pocket-lint fired up the app to see whether it makes a difference. The new app hasn't really changed that much although it is also worth noting that if you've got a...

  • Online

    Facebook in OS X Mountain Lion details, we go hands-on

    By 25 July 2012

    Apple has confirmed to Pocket-lint that Facebook will be joining Twitter in being given system-level access to allow you to check and make status updates from anywhere at the click of a button. We've been playing with a developer preview of the new feature...

  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Apple OS X Mountain Lion review

    By 25 July 2012

    Mountain Lion is Apple's latest operating system and according to Apple heralds a new dawn in computing. Costing just £13.99, the question is not why should you upgrade, but what shiny new features will you get? We've been living with the full retail...

  • Online

    Hands-on: Microsoft Office 2013 review

    By 17 July 2012

    Microsoft has announced Office 2013 - Office 15 if you are keeping track of the version numbers - ahead of the release date, as is de rigueur these days. This means mere mortals like you and us can download a consumer preview of the new offering ahead...

  • Online

    Hands-on: Tweetbot for Mac review

    By 12 July 2012

    If you like Twitter, Tweetbot for the iPhone or iPad is one of the apps to have if you don't like the official Twitter experience, but can a desktop version of the popular app work? We've been playing with the new alpha build of the app to find out. Alpha,...

  • Online

    Adobe Creative Suite 6 pictures and hands-on

    By 23 April 2012

    Adobe CS6 has arrived, bringing with it a new version of imaging heavyweight Photoshop. CS6 has a lot to get excited about, it features a significantly redesigned UI which makes the program appear much more like iPhoto. The new look, however, does not...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Adobe Lightroom 4 review

    By 4 April 2012

    Lightroom 4 is the latest version of Adobe's photo editing software and comes with a host of new features, to allow all that use it a chance to enhance and develop their pictures before showing others. But are the upgrades worth the bother - or, if you...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    First Look: Windows 8 tablet review

    By 21 March 2012

    Windows 8 is dividing opinion. Some love the fresh new look, others find the two interface system a drag. But Windows 8 is all about touchscreen devices, and with that in mind, Intel is promising touch Ultrabooks this year and there are several touchscreen...

  • Online 0 out of 5

    First Look: Apple OS X Mountain Lion review

    By 6 March 2012

    You always hear about the lion roaring, about the big noise the big cat makes, but you never really hear about the mountain lion. It is more of a reclusive animal, and it is fair to say that Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion takes a lot of cues from its namesake....

  • Online 0 out of 5

    First Look: Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    By 2 March 2012

    The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is here, allowing you to have a play with some to the new features before the final version of Windows 8 arrives later in the year. As with Windows 7, Microsoft has allowed users interested and keen to review the new OS...

  • Phones

    Mozilla Boot to Gecko pictures and hands-on

    By 2 March 2012

    Boot to Gecko, the mobile OS that isn't really an OS, officially launched over in Barcelona at MWC after the idea was touted by Mozilla back in July last year. Unlike the theory back then though, when Mozilla's Andreas Gal stated that the platform would...

  • Online

    OS X Mountain Lion detailed as dev build goes live and we go hands-on

    By 16 February 2012

    Apple has announced the release of the developer preview of the next version of its OS X operating system - Mountain Lion - on Thursday, giving developers and Mac users a sneak peek into what is to come when the new OS launches in the summer. Key to...