Latest Apple app reviews

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, it's fairly obvious.We normally get big, sweeping new features and additions after Apple releases... 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 is hoping to bring back those who have wandered off to services like Spotify and Deezer with a new app... 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 OS X yet.But it is really that simple? Can it really be just a case of pressing the download button... 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 in the bigger picture, it is the move by Apple to connect all your devices together. Whether that's... 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 their place on customers' credit card statements and home screens.Now there's a new player in town,... Read more

Apple Podcast app for iPhone and iPad pictures and hands-on
Apple Podcast app for iPhone and iPad pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

Apple has released a dedicated podcast app for its iPhone and iPad users, allowing them to find the latest podcasts quickly without having to worry about diving into iTunes. The simple to use app like iTunes presents users with Featured, Top charts and... Read more

Apple EasyPay in-store payment solution pictures and hands-on
Apple EasyPay in-store payment solution pictures and hands-on By Dan Sung

In the melee of WWDC 2012, Apple needed so much time to shout about all the new bits of kit it has available to buy that it didn't have a moment to mention intriguing advancements in how you can actually go about buying them. Fresh to the UK and Japanese... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: iBooks Author review (Mac OS X)
APP OF THE DAY: iBooks Author review (Mac OS X) By Paul Lamkin

Over in New York at the Guggenheim Museum, the mystery of Apple's education event was put to bed today with the tech giant unleashing iBooks 2 - "a new textbook experience for iPad."But it was the iBooks Author Mac app part of Phil Schiller's presentation... Read more

Apple Final Cut Pro X review
4.0 stars Apple Final Cut Pro X review By Hunter Skipworth

Final Cut has long been the go-to software for renowned video editors the world over. It has been used to piece together films like The Social Network and even the recently released True Grit.Fans of the software point to its logical approach to layout... Read more

APP OF THE DAY - GarageBand for iPad review (iPad)
APP OF THE DAY - GarageBand for iPad review (iPad) By Stuart Miles

So you think you’ve got rhythm then do you? Well Apple is trying to help you out with the launch of GarageBand for iPad – a fully functioning music app for its tablet. We bought the new app to find out what all the fuss was about.GarageBand on iPad... Read more

First Look: Mac OS X Lion
0.0 stars First Look: Mac OS X Lion By Stuart Miles

Apple’s new Operating System, Mac OS X Lion, has roared into existence and ready to download if you’re a member of Apple’s developer programme. While there are still months to go before the official launch, we downloaded the preview build to see... Read more

Apple iLife 11
4.0 stars Apple iLife 11 By Stuart Miles

After a barrage of yearly updates, Apple has taken its time over the latest upgrade to its iLife package, but has it been worth the wait, and should you upgrade to the new iLife 11 over the iLife 09 you've probably been using? We've been playing with... Read more

Apple iLife '09 - Mac review
4.0 stars Apple iLife '09 - Mac review By Stuart Miles

Can the 2009 update to Apple's photo editing, movie making, music recording, website building site really be worth the upgrade? We've been testing the new package for over a month to see whether it really is. Five years into the series, you would be forgiven... Read more

Apple iLife 08 - Mac
4.5 stars Apple iLife 08 - Mac By Stuart Miles

Another year another update to Apple's iLife 08 suite, but have the new updates, upgrades and additions to this year's offering made a difference? Should you be rushing out for the upgrade? We take a closer look. For those new to the Mac, Apple iLife... Read more

Apple Safari 3 internet browser - PC
4.0 stars Apple Safari 3 internet browser - PC By Stuart Miles

Apple's surprise announcement that it would be letting Windows users take advantage of its internet browser, free of charge, opens up a number of questions; why is the company doing it? Why should you care? What's in it for them? What's in it for you?... Read more

Apple Aperture photo editing software
3.0 stars Apple Aperture photo editing software By Amber Maitland

The first thing you should know about Aperture is that it comes with a very big manual, and for good reason. Despite its attractive user interface, it takes some time to understand not only its organisational system, but also its terminology. Our first... Read more

iTunes 5 – First Look
iTunes 5 – First Look By Stuart Miles

With the array of new portable music options launched by Apple yesterday including the iPod nano and the Motorola ROKR, comes a new update to iTunes. But what do you get from the free download? Pocket-lint.co.uk downloaded it to find out. The first difference... Read more