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The best iPhone tips and tricks for iOS 11
The best iPhone tips and tricks for iOS 11 By Stuart Miles

Apple packaged a tonne of improvements in iOS 11 including updates to Maps, keyboard, App Store, Siri and Control Centre.The new OS from Apple brings a host of new features, tips and tricks. We've worked our way through the operating system in order... Read more

How to light your home: 8 lighting tips and tricks
How to light your home: 8 lighting tips and tricks By Stuart Miles

Walk into a room, flick a switch, and your room is normally filled with light. Is it the right light though? Could it be designed to help your health and well-being? Are there any rules or recommendations you should follow when installing new lights... Read more

Philips Hue app to get major overhaul, controlling your lights becomes easy again
Philips Hue app to get major overhaul, controlling your lights becomes easy again By Stuart Miles

Philips is to release a revamped version of its iOS and Android app for controlling Hue smart lights later this month.The new app, which is dubbed Hue 3.0, will replace the current version, introduce a new design and bring back many of the abandoned features... Read more

Star Wars Jedi Challenges initial review: 2-player Lightsaber duels and more
Star Wars Jedi Challenges initial review: 2-player Lightsaber duels and more By Stuart Miles

We aren't sure about you, but we've always wondered what it would be like to have a proper Lightsaber duel. Or maybe play a game of Holochess.Thanks to the joys of augmented reality, you can now do both. Lenovo and Disney have partnered to create an AR... Read more

Nike Flyprint: The 3D printed shoe to propel Kipchoge and Farah to London Marathon greatness
Nike Flyprint: The 3D printed shoe to propel Kipchoge and Farah to London Marathon greatness By Stuart Miles

The world's fastest marathon runner, Eliud Kipchoge, is hoping that a new running shoe designed and developed by Nike in just 4 months will propel him to victory at the 2018 London Marathon this week.The new shoe is actually a variant of the shoe he wore... Read more

Nintendo Labo review: Crazy cardboard fun for the Switch
4.5 stars Nintendo Labo review: Crazy cardboard fun for the Switch By Stuart Miles

Zany, wacky, crazy, mind-boggling, pointless, bizarre, very Japanese. I don't get it.These are just some of the words and phrases that we've heard from others when talking about Nintendo's latest gaming concept: Nintendo Labo.But do any of the above really... Read more

Apple TV 4K review: A long-awaited boost to the premium streamer
5.0 stars Apple TV 4K review: A long-awaited boost to the premium streamer By Stuart Miles

A lot can happen in a couple of years. Whole industries can shift, evolve, or even die.Since the last Apple TV launch - which was all about games - we've seen an increasing transition to 4K and high dynamic range (HDR) content. The Apple TV 4K jumps... Read more

Apple iPhone SE review: Great things can come in small packages
4.5 stars Apple iPhone SE review: Great things can come in small packages By Stuart Miles

There are two ways of looking at the iPhone SE, the "special edition" smaller-scale 4-inch iPhone.One is that it's Apple simply churning out a two-year-old design with a spec update; the other is that it delivers what many people actually want: a small... Read more

Putting the Home in HomePod: The new housing development that’s smart from day one
Putting the Home in HomePod: The new housing development that’s smart from day one By Stuart Miles

"And over here is the HomePod…" explains Ken Forster, Managing Director of Trivselhus UK, to Pocket-lint.It is not a phrase you expect to hear on a tour of a show home up for sale, but then the house that Forster is showing us isn't any ordinary home.It's... Read more

Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch comes with some caveats
4.0 stars Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch comes with some caveats By Stuart Miles

We've been wearing, exercising, calling, texting, and plenty of other things using the new 4G-equipped Apple Watch Series 3 to find out whether now is the time to start wearing it, or whether you can pass this one by.While much remains the same in the... Read more

Apple HomePod review: The smart sounding speaker that's just not smart enough
3.5 stars Apple HomePod review: The smart sounding speaker that's just not smart enough By Stuart Miles

The Apple HomePod is a £319 speaker with Siri built-in. It plans to take on not only the much-cheaper Amazon Echo and Google Home but systems like Sonos too.Apple wants to deliver not only a connected smart speaker but wants to address one of the... Read more

Apple iPhone 8 review: The compact iPhone should not be overlooked
4.5 stars Apple iPhone 8 review: The compact iPhone should not be overlooked By Stuart Miles

While most of the excitement and expectation for this year's new iPhones is for the flagship iPhone X, rather than the iPhone 8 and larger-scale iPhone 8 Plus, that's not to say that the smallest of the three models should be overlooked.The new iPhone... Read more

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Strong and steady
4.0 stars Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Strong and steady By Stuart Miles

For 2018 there's a trio of new iPhones: the small-scale iPhone 8, the larger iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X (that's "iPhone 10", if you're saying it properly).The biggest and widest of the three, the iPhone 8 Plus, is far more handset than the predicted... Read more

Apple iPhone X review: The future of Apple smartphones
5.0 stars Apple iPhone X review: The future of Apple smartphones By Stuart Miles

Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple has launched what it says is the phone that kickstarts the next decade for the iPhone. It's the biggest shift in iPhone design since Steve Jobs launched that first device, introducing a new range of... Read more

Apple iPad (2018) review: Pencil time
5.0 stars Apple iPad (2018) review: Pencil time By Stuart Miles

Apple has turned its focus on the education market with the launch of its new iPad. It's a great device for all, but the Cupertino company is also hoping to woo teachers and students with cheap pricing, dedicated software and Apple Pencil support. The... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 review: The tablet to finally replace your laptop?
5.0 stars Apple iPad Pro 10.5 review: The tablet to finally replace your laptop? By Stuart Miles

As the 10.5 numerical suggests, this iPad Pro 10.5 is smaller than the 12.9-inch model, but marginally larger than regular 9.7-inch iPad that comes without Pencil or Keyboard support.With lots of power under the hood - the screen is bigger and brighter... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 review: Back to the drawing board?
4.0 stars Apple iPad Pro 12.9 review: Back to the drawing board? By Stuart Miles

It's Apple's biggest tablet ever. But does that mean the iPad Pro can replace both your laptop and tablet to become the sole computing device in your home?With many divided over whether or not a giant tablet is the answer, we've been using the iPad Pro... Read more

Logitech Crayon vs Apple Pencil: What’s the difference and which one is best for you?
Logitech Crayon vs Apple Pencil: What’s the difference and which one is best for you? By Stuart Miles

Alongside the launch of the new iPad, Apple has teamed up with Logitech to launch a budget version of its Apple Pencil designed for those that don't need all the precision. But how do the two devices compare and which one should you buy? We've played... Read more

Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner review: Finally, a robotic vacuum that really works
5.0 stars Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner review: Finally, a robotic vacuum that really works By Stuart Miles

Let's be honest, none of us like cleaning. So when robot vacuum cleaners started appearing on the scene a number of years ago, the idea that we would never have to do any vacuuming again got a lot of people excited.The problem is most robo-vacs don't... Read more

Dyson: Smart devices shouldn't always be app controlled
Dyson: Smart devices shouldn't always be app controlled By Stuart Miles

Sir James Dyson believes that manufacturers shouldn't make IoT devices that connect to the internet just for the sake of it.In stark contrast to many other smart home companies, the founder and CEO of Dyson claims his firm will happily buck the trend. "I... Read more

Dyson V10 cordless vacuum cleaner review: Wireless and fancy free
0.0 stars Dyson V10 cordless vacuum cleaner review: Wireless and fancy free By Stuart Miles

We've all been there: you've decided to vacuum your house, so you start in one room, then quickly find yourself in another, only to realise that the cord just won't let you get the vacuum cleaner to the far reaches of the house. You stop, follow the cable... Read more

New Dyson Pure Cool purifying fans promise cleaner air for those who like to stay indoors
New Dyson Pure Cool purifying fans promise cleaner air for those who like to stay indoors By Stuart Miles

Dyson has announced the launch of a range of new Purifiers for those who like to know the air they are breathing is as clean as it can be given that many spend up to 90 per cent of their day indoors, according to a recent World Health Organization report.The... Read more

Dyson to stop developing corded vacuum cleaners, says new V10 cordless model is the future
Dyson to stop developing corded vacuum cleaners, says new V10 cordless model is the future By Stuart Miles

Dyson has confirmed that it has stopped developing corded vacuum cleaners. Why? Because it's finally succeeded, it says, in creating a cordless vacuum cleaner that has the same level of suction as its corded machines.The new cordless Cyclone V10 vacuum... Read more

Snow pictures: How to take beautiful photos in the snow
Snow pictures: How to take beautiful photos in the snow By Stuart Miles

The UK is covered in snow, this time thanks to the "Beast from the East" and Storm Emma which many might curse as they have to trudge to work, but it can also present some fun opportunities too, especially for photographers.Trains will be cancelled as... Read more

Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps and more
5.0 stars Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps and more By Stuart Miles

When it was originally launched, Sky Q was pitched as the company's flagship TV offering, delivering a number of new features above and beyond what was available with the standard Sky HD package.Now it is the only offering available to new customers,... Read more