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

Apple Store 2.0 hands-on
Apple Store 2.0 hands-on By Dan Sung

The Apple Store's gone 2.0 taking the humble shopping experience all "gadgety", but does it work will it make a difference when it comes to buying the latest Apple product? We took a trip to London's most expensive high street, Regent Street, to see... 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

FaceTime for Mac beta
3.5 stars FaceTime for Mac beta By Stuart Miles

Apple has done what people have been asking it to do since the launch of the Apple iPhone 4 in June - bring FaceTime to Mac. But what's it like? Well not ones to pass on the chance of trying new technology we jumped over to the Apple site, downloaded... Read more

Apple Aperture 3 - Mac
4.0 stars Apple Aperture 3 - Mac By Dan Sung

There are some kinds of software that not even the mighty Apple can make user-friendly, no matter how hard it tries. That doesn't stop Aperture 3 being a very good desktop application, but straightforward it certainly isn't. The principles are all there,... 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 Safari 4 Internet Browser
4.5 stars Apple Safari 4 Internet Browser By Stuart Miles

Apple's new browser promises faster load times, new features and private browsing, but will it make your surfing experience any better? Pocket-lint hit the Internet for some heavy web surfing action to find out. None of this 3. something, Apple has opted... Read more

Apple iLife '09 - First Look
0.0 stars Apple iLife '09 - First Look By Stuart Miles

Apple has updated its iLife application with a number of new features to iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand, but will it be enough to make you want to spend £54 on the upgrade? We managed to grab some time with the new software application at Macworld 2009... Read more

Apple iTunes 8 - Mac
4.0 stars Apple iTunes 8 - Mac By Stuart Miles

New iPods mean only one thing - that's right - new iTunes software to get excited about, so can the new version of the popular music software from Apple really offer us new features? We play some music to find out. Aside from now supporting HD playback,... Read more

Remote app for iPhone
4.5 stars Remote app for iPhone By Stuart Miles

While all Apple laptop, desktop or Apple TV models come with a remote, it has to be said they are pretty basic, ugly and not really that useful. So can the iPhone or iPod touch do any better? We get button pressing to find out. Free in the Apple App Store,... Read more

Apple Aperture 2.0 review
4.0 stars Apple Aperture 2.0 review By Stephen Patrick

Apple has always prided itself on being the platform for designers and those who need quick and easy-to-use art packages and Aperture has been the photo management of choice for professional photographers. While there have been updates for the software,... Read more

Apple iWork '08 - Mac
4.0 stars Apple iWork '08 - Mac By Stuart Miles

Apples are for graphics, PCs for spreadsheets and the office. That's how it used to be, but as the Mac becomes more popular and more and more people are starting to use them, Apple has had to service those who want to do office work without having to... 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

Apple Aperture 1.5 - First Look
0.0 stars Apple Aperture 1.5 - First Look By Amber Maitland

While at Photokina 2006, we took a closer look, through a couple of demonstrations, of Apple’s updated Aperture 1.5, and the package looks very impressive. Designed to be a RAW workflow solution for professional photographers, it manages to incorporate... Read more

Apple iLife 06 including iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand and iWeb review
4.5 stars Apple iLife 06 including iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand and iWeb review By Stuart Miles

iLife 06 is the latest version of Apple’s popular creative suite and once again promises a plethora of new features. Included in the box is a copy of iPhoto 6, iTunes 6, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand and a new application that is called iWeb. At the crux... Read more

Apple iWork 06 - Apple review
3.5 stars Apple iWork 06 - Apple review By Stuart Miles

While some won’t like us saying it, Microsoft rules the roost when it comes to word processing on the PC or the Mac. But then ruling the roost comes with a price tag of around £300 and if you are just after a package to write the odd letter to the... 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

Apple iLife 05 - Mac review
4.0 stars Apple iLife 05 - Mac review By Stuart Miles

iLife 05 sees Apple's package of creative applications get an overhaul. We gave the software bundle a spin to see if it really is as creative as Apple profess it to be. For those who don't know, iLife consists of five titles: iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iTunes... Read more

Apple iTunes Download Music Store review
3.0 stars Apple iTunes Download Music Store review By Debbie Davies

AOL teamed up with iTunes last month to offer a music download service to its broadband subscribers. The ISP launched its service at the same time as Apple opened its music download store iTunes in the UK. The main advantage for AOL subscribers is that... Read more

Apple iLife 04 review
3.5 stars Apple iLife 04 review By Stuart Miles

The phrase on the box is “Microsoft Office for your life” and it’s a pretty good way of showing what Apple hopes to achieve from the software package. Packed in the box are upgraded versions of iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iTunes and a completely new software... Read more