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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

10 best VPN services for use in the UK
10 best VPN services for use in the UK By Roland Moore-Colyer

Here we round up the best VPN providers available including NordVPN, ExpressVPN and Private Interet Access. The World Cup is upcoming this summer with 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 OS upgrade we've all been waiting for
4.5 stars Windows 10 review: The OS upgrade we've all been waiting for 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: Slingshot app by Facebook (for iPhone) review
Hands-on: Slingshot app by Facebook (for iPhone) review By Elyse Betters

Facebook has introduced a new app called Slingshot for Android and iOS. The app is limited to the US at the moment, but it combines quick messaging with... 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

Hands-on: Paper by Facebook (iPhone) review‏
Hands-on: Paper by Facebook (iPhone) review‏ By Elyse Betters

Paper, Facebook's a new iPhone app, has been released in the US.Carrying the same name as the well-known app from FiftyThree, Paper is supposed to combine... 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

App of the day: Fill More! review (iPhone)
App of the day: Fill More! review (iPhone) By Mike Lowe

If you've played the classic game Filler then Fill More! will be familiar territory. This modern-day mobile device adaptation is based loosely around a... Read more

App of the day: BT Sport review (Android)
App of the day: BT Sport review (Android) By Chris Hall

Sport is very much the modern battlefield, both on the field of play and when it comes to selling you entertainment, with exclusive rights, packages and... Read more

App of the day: Compulsive review (iPhone)
App of the day: Compulsive review (iPhone) By Mike Lowe

Sometimes simple is best and Compulsive - the colour-matching puzzle game that's against the clock - is as stripped-back as they come. Few ingredients... Read more

App of the day: Expedia review (Android)
App of the day: Expedia review (Android) By Chris Hall

The internet now offers an abundance of choices when it comes to making travel plans. There are websites for just about every everything, from online agents,... Read more

App of the day: Sewer Wars review (iPhone)
App of the day: Sewer Wars review (iPhone) By Mike Lowe

Sewer Wars - and we're talking about the underground pipes, not needle and thread - is a side-scrolling platform game that's all about fast reactions and... Read more

App of the day: Flight Finder review (iPhone)
App of the day: Flight Finder review (iPhone) By Ian Morris

Until someone invents teleportation, or Elon Musk works out how to build those fancy pneumatic tubes he's decided will be the future of global travel,... Read more

App of the day: Blinkbox review (Android)
App of the day: Blinkbox review (Android) By Chris Hall

When it comes to watching TV or movies on your tablet, you're not short of choices these days. There are the big players, like Netflix, offering a subscription-based... Read more

App of the day: City Cat review (iPhone)
App of the day: City Cat review (iPhone) By Mike Lowe

The never-ending dash through New York, Paris and Moscow that is City Cat feels like an explosion of Sonic the Hedgehog meets Nyan Cat in a parallel Jetpack... Read more

App of the day: Mushroom Wars Mini review (iPhone)
App of the day: Mushroom Wars Mini review (iPhone) By Mike Lowe

Furious fungi battle it out in Mushroom Wars Mini on a miniature scale that's mighty difficult to master. If strategy games are your thing then Mushroom... Read more

App of the day: Skype 4.0 review (Android)
App of the day: Skype 4.0 review (Android) By Chris Hall

Some services are so heavily weaved into your work or social life that it's difficult to see a way around them. They become part of a binding system, the... Read more

App of the day: Pet Rescue Saga review (iPhone)
App of the day: Pet Rescue Saga review (iPhone) By Mike Lowe

Pet Rescue Saga, the latest tile from King - makers of app heavyweight Candy Crush Saga - has landed to eat into your every minute. It's a good-looking... Read more

App of the day: Feedly review (Android)
App of the day: Feedly review (Android) By Chris Hall

Google Reader is dead. If Google Reader is a mystery to you, then so too will be today's app, so feel free to read another app review. If, however, the... Read more

Windows 8.1 preview: Installed, explored and tested
Windows 8.1 preview: Installed, explored and tested By Ian Morris

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... Read more

App of the day: Truecaller review (Android)
App of the day: Truecaller review (Android) By Ian Morris

Have you seen that show on BBC Three called The Call Centre? In it, you learn about the goings on and practices behind those calls to help you get more... Read more

App of the day: Roundhouse review (iPhone)
App of the day: Roundhouse review (iPhone) By Mike Lowe

Roundhouse is a two-dimensional beat-'em-up game reminiscent of the glory days of gaming: think of a flatter, zanier version Streets of Rage for the iPhone... Read more

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