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MacOS High Sierra preview: The invisible update that you need to download
MacOS High Sierra preview: The invisible update that you need to download By Stuart Miles

As each MacOS update has completed installing, we've always stared lovingly at our Mac desktop, wondering what's actually changed. And most of the time,... Read more

S Health review: Is Samsung's fitness app in the best shape?
4.0 stars S Health review: Is Samsung's fitness app in the best shape? By Cam Bunton

The Samsung S Health fitness app and monitoring system has been part of the company's ecosystem for some time. Perhaps its biggest push was when the Galaxy... Read more

The best broadband deals for September 2019: Free £100 Mastercard, 50Mb for £31.99/m on BT
The best broadband deals for September 2019: Free £100 Mastercard, 50Mb for £31.99/m on BT By Rob Kerr

Searching for the best broadband deals with BT, Virgin, TalkTalk and more? You've come to the right place: £100 Mastercard, 50Mb for £31.99/m on BT Read more

Android 7.1 Nougat review: Subtle but super-sweet OS update
5.0 stars Android 7.1 Nougat review: Subtle but super-sweet OS update By Cam Bunton

Android 7.1 Nougat is the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. It makes its debut on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, the company’s first... Read more

Windows 10 Mobile review: A new hope?
3.5 stars Windows 10 Mobile review: A new hope? By Chris Hall

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away Microsoft made a move into smart, connected, mobile devices that were relatively unchallenged. The early versions... Read more

Reasons why Realifex for iPhone and Apple Watch is the fitness tracker for the mind
Reasons why Realifex for iPhone and Apple Watch is the fitness tracker for the mind By Andy Robertson

The online world and devices in our pockets aren’t always conducive to mental wellbeing. The endless checking of social media and always present technology,... Read more

Windows 10 review: The best version of Windows there's ever been
4.5 stars Windows 10 review: The best version of Windows there's ever been By Tyler Fee

The desktop is centre stage again in Windows 10. Finally.With the last version of Windows, the love-to-hate-it and hate-to-love-it Windows 8, it seemed... Read more

Apple Music preview: A closer look at Apple's new Music app
Apple Music preview: A closer look at Apple's new Music app By Stuart Miles

The future - it seems - is not software algorithms but people.Having successfully changed the way we bought and listened to music with the iPod, Apple... Read more

Microsoft Bing Palm Search hands-on: Typing's a thing of the past
Microsoft Bing Palm Search hands-on: Typing's a thing of the past By Rik Henderson

We've seen fingerprint sensors on phones and tablets, and haptic force-feedback technology on prototype devices on our travels, but Microsoft has come... Read more

Better Call Saul app: Prank caller's soundbite dream (hands-on)
Better Call Saul app: Prank caller's soundbite dream (hands-on) By Luke Edwards

The official app for TV show Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spin-off, is now available to download for free. We've installed it to see if the app can... Read more

Addison Lee app review: Order or pre-book minicabs with ease (hands-on)
Addison Lee app review: Order or pre-book minicabs with ease (hands-on) By Luke Edwards

Addison Lee, not satisfied with being London's biggest minicab alternative to the black cab, has expanded its app-based service to cater for all phone... Read more

Bux: An iPhone app that makes the stock market a game
Bux: An iPhone app that makes the stock market a game By Stuart Miles

Over the course of the day we've made just over 100 Bux and then managed to lose it all before regaining half before going to bed.We've been playing Bux... Read more

Z Launcher Beta for Android: Nokia may be onto a winner
Z Launcher Beta for Android: Nokia may be onto a winner By Luke Edwards

Nokia recently launched its N1 Android tablet, showing the world that the sale of its mobile arm to Microsoft wasn't to be its end. While it agreed not... Read more

Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores review: More beautiful levels to enjoy
Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores review: More beautiful levels to enjoy By Stuart Miles

Monument Valley is one of the best games for the iPad we've seen this year balancing beautiful graphics with innovative gameplay and a constant sense of... Read more

Hands-on: Inbox by Gmail, a clean email app that doubles as a to-do list
Hands-on: Inbox by Gmail, a clean email app that doubles as a to-do list By Elyse Betters

Inbox is a new email experience from the Gmail team. While it hasn't completely launched yet, we were able to snag an invite and give it a go.To use Inbox,... Read more

Mac OS X Yosemite review
4.5 stars Mac OS X Yosemite review By Stuart Miles

Apple's new operating system, OS X Yosemite, has arrived with a number of design and feature changes in tow and the promise of being the best version of... Read more

OS X Yosemite Continuity and Handoff review: You can put your phone away, but not completely
OS X Yosemite Continuity and Handoff review: You can put your phone away, but not completely By Stuart Miles

Continuity. It's a word you are likely to hear a lot of from Apple over the coming weeks and months. But what does it mean, and why should you care?Seen... Read more

Ever wanted to play at Wembley? App update will now put your name on the scoreboard
Ever wanted to play at Wembley? App update will now put your name on the scoreboard By Rik Henderson

An update to the official app for Wembley Stadium is coming at the start of October and a new section will be added that will give you more access to social... Read more

Blinkbox movies review
4.0 stars Blinkbox movies review By Chris Hall

Many are choosing to look for streaming solutions for TV and movies rather than buying physical solutions to watch their favourites. The big names are... Read more

Hands-on: Amazon Prime Music streaming service (web, desktop, and mobile) review
Hands-on: Amazon Prime Music streaming service (web, desktop, and mobile) review By Elyse Betters

Amazon has introduced a new streaming service in the US called Amazon Prime Music. The company said it provides unlimited, ad-free access to "over a million... Read more

Hands-on: Skype for iPhone 5.0 review
Hands-on: Skype for iPhone 5.0 review By Stuart Miles

Skype has overhauled its iPhone app, Skype for iPhone 5.0, with a new design, new features, and the promise of being considerably faster for those using... Read more

Windows Phone 8.1 review
4.0 stars Windows Phone 8.1 review By Mike Lowe

Windows Phone 8.1 is (sort of) here and it's a much needed boost to the Microsoft operating system. Better presentation, more personalisation, the voice... Read more

Hands-on: Windows 8.1 Update review
Hands-on: Windows 8.1 Update review By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has released its first major update for Windows 8.1 as promised and Pocket-lint has installed it on a desktop PC to see exactly what the more... Read more

Bubbli iOS app lets you create and share a spherical photo bubble with sound
Bubbli iOS app lets you create and share a spherical photo bubble with sound By Elyse Betters

Bubbli is a photo app with panoramic-like shooting features. It has debuted at time when the market is already brimming with stiff competition from the... Read more

SwiftKey Note review
5.0 stars SwiftKey Note review By Stuart Miles

"I am writing this using SwiftKey on the iPad mini." Yes, you read that correctly - SwiftKey on an Apple device. If you’re wondering how the predictive... Read more

Beats Music hands-on: Will design and personal touch make it music streaming king?
Beats Music hands-on: Will design and personal touch make it music streaming king? By Jake Smith

The music streaming space is already crowded, with Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, iTunes Radio, Google Play Music, Last.FM and others having already edged out... Read more

Instagram Direct hands-on: Facebook's pursuit of Snapchat
Instagram Direct hands-on: Facebook's pursuit of Snapchat By Jake Smith

Facebook-owned Instagram sits at 150 million users and looks to create the ultimate multimedia experience on mobile, borrowing from other services in... Read more

Video review: Pocket-lint goes shooting with ear-defending GunSonics iPhone app
Video review: Pocket-lint goes shooting with ear-defending GunSonics iPhone app By Ian Morris

Apart from all the more obvious problems with firearms, one that you might not have thought about is how long-term use of a gun for sport or hunting hurts... Read more

Uber: The new taxi service hoping to change getting a cab in London
Uber: The new taxi service hoping to change getting a cab in London By Stuart Miles

With the Christmas party season now in full force, getting home after a couple of drinks is probably something you're putting a lot of thought in to.Ask... Read more

Android 4.4 KitKat review
4.0 stars Android 4.4 KitKat review By Chris Hall

Another year, another version of Google's Android operating system. This time it's version 4.4, better known as Android KitKat. Yup, the Nestle four-finger... Read more

Hands-on: BBM for iPhone review
Hands-on: BBM for iPhone review By Stuart Miles

BBM for iPhone and Android is now out and we've already managed to have a play with both apps after persuading BlackBerry to push us to the front of the... Read more

Windows 8.1 review
4.5 stars Windows 8.1 review By Ian Morris

Windows 8 continues to be a product that attracts a lot of complaining. Some of that complaining is justified - at least to some extent - and some of it... Read more

Adobe Project Mighty and Project Napoleon: Hands-on with the smart pen and ruler for iPad
Adobe Project Mighty and Project Napoleon: Hands-on with the smart pen and ruler for iPad By Rik Henderson

For many years Adobe has remained a strong and proud purveyor of creativity software. It has been linked with hardware in the past but has always steered... Read more

Asphalt 8: Airborne review
4.0 stars Asphalt 8: Airborne review By Chris Hall

Racing onto smartphones and tablets is Asphalt 8: Airborne, the latest chapter in the popular racing series from Gameloft.As anyone familiar with Asphalt... Read more

Pet Rescue Saga unveiled by Candy Crush Saga maker: hands-on preview
Pet Rescue Saga unveiled by Candy Crush Saga maker: hands-on preview By Mike Lowe

Developer King has introduced its latest app: Animal Rescue Saga. Could this be the title to topple the hugely popular Candy Crush Saga? Pocket-lint got... Read more

New Google Maps: We explore the features of the preview
New Google Maps: We explore the features of the preview By Ian Morris

At Google I/O one of the most exciting developments was the reworking of Google Maps. Both online and on mobile devices. With maps being ubiquitous now,... Read more

Hands-on: Google Play Music All Access review
Hands-on: Google Play Music All Access review By Jake Smith

It was no surprise when Google announced Google Play Music All Access during its keynote at Google I/O on Wednesday. Set to take on Spotify, Rdio, Pandora... Read more

Evernote Smart Notebook pictures and hands-on
Evernote Smart Notebook pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

Evernote has collaborated with Moleskine to produce the rather clever Smart Notebook. Designed to help you catalogue and store any written notes you might... Read more

Hands-on: New Facebook News Feed explored
Hands-on: New Facebook News Feed explored By Stuart Miles

Facebook has updated the look and feel of its News Feed feature in the hope that it will become the best personalised newspaper you would ever want. As... Read more

Spotify in Ford EcoSport: The first listen
Spotify in Ford EcoSport: The first listen By Stuart Miles

Spotify has announced that it will be joining Ford's Sync AppLink service in Europe when the new EcoSport comes out later this year. We jumped in the yet... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Spotify Windows Phone 8 review
APP OF THE DAY: Spotify Windows Phone 8 review By Hunter Skipworth

It has been a long wait, but Spotify has finally arrived for Windows Phone 8. This means Nokia Lumia 920 owners can now take advantage of their Spotify... Read more

Candy Crush Saga review for iPhone
Candy Crush Saga review for iPhone By Mike Lowe

There is an abundance of what we'll call "line 'em up" games - where the goal is to line up at least trio of same-coloured shapes to blast them away and... Read more

Facebook Graph Search goes live, we go hands-on
Facebook Graph Search goes live, we go hands-on By Stuart Miles

Facebook Graph Search is live and rolling out to a handful of people, and when we say handful we mean it. According to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder... Read more

New-look Flickr iPhone app pictures and hands-on
New-look Flickr iPhone app pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

Flickr has given its iPhone app a much needed update. A new-look UI, better camera app and improved sharing and uploading options make it a real photo... Read more

SwiftKey Flow Beta goes live, we go hands-on
SwiftKey Flow Beta goes live, we go hands-on By Chris Hall

SwiftKey is our top choice when it comes to third-party Android keyboards. The latest instalment of the top-selling Android app is called SwiftKey Flow,... Read more

The Dandy digital edition pictures and hands-on
The Dandy digital edition pictures and hands-on By Rik Henderson

The Dandy is dead. Long live The Dandy. Although it has called an end to the print edition of the 75-year-old kids' comic, publisher DC Thompson has shown... Read more

Here Maps by Nokia for Apple iOS pictures and hands-on
Here Maps by Nokia for Apple iOS pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

When Nokia announced that its "Here" branded mapping would be making its way to Apple's iOS we got rather excited. Could it be that Nokia had swooped in... Read more

Lovefilm for Kindle Fire HD pictures and hands-on
Lovefilm for Kindle Fire HD pictures and hands-on By Chris Hall

With the arrival of the Kindle Fire HD comes Lovefilm streaming its way on to Android. Not for every Android user mind, just those who happen to have picked... Read more

Hands-on: Skype for Windows 8 review
Hands-on: Skype for Windows 8 review By Ian Morris

With Windows 8 launching this week, it's inevitable that we'll start to see a lot more apps appear in the official app store. These apps will make use... Read more

Windows 8 review: Hello Start screen
4.0 stars Windows 8 review: Hello Start screen By Ian Morris

It's fair to say that Windows 8 is just about the most controversial operating system for some time. The strange thing is, everyone knows what Microsoft... Read more

Tesco trials interactive virtual store at Gatwick Airport, for holidaymakers to pre-order groceries
Tesco trials interactive virtual store at Gatwick Airport, for holidaymakers to pre-order groceries By Rik Henderson

After successful trials in South Korea, where similar digital vending machines are now permanently installed in subway stations, Tesco has brought its... Read more

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