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Western Digital MyCloud NAS drives: Cloudy with a chance of 4TB of storage

Western Digital MyCloud NAS drives: Cloudy with a chance of 4TB of storage

By Ian Morris

Cloud storage is expensive, especially when you're talking about using it for 4TB of data. So Western Digital wants to sell you a cloud all of your own, for a one-off price and no monthly subscription. It's a NAS drive, like Western Digital's other devices,... Read more

Having trouble with the handwriting recognition on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Here's how to fix it

Having trouble with the handwriting recognition on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Here's how to fix it

By Ian Morris

When we reviewed the Note 3, we noticed that the handwriting recognition was broken. It had been working perfectly when we first started using the phone, but then it randomly refused to turn our handwriting into proper text. A quick search online turned... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review
5.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

By Ian Morris

Samsung's Galaxy Note has always been one of the company's more interesting products. It's the one that leads rather than follows the lead of another phone manufacturer. In many ways, it's the handset that proves Samsung can have great ideas that show... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 hands-on: Watch our 4K video sample

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 hands-on: Watch our 4K video sample

By Ian Morris

We've had the new Samsung Galaxy Note since Wednesday morning, and we're right in the middle of testing and reviewing, so expect to see our cogent thoughts on Monday. But for now, how about we take a look at one of the really cool features together, namely... Read more

4G speed testing - Britain doing surprisingly well for mobile broadband

4G speed testing - Britain doing surprisingly well for mobile broadband

By Ian Morris

Mobile coverage is the cause of a lot of arguments. From couples moaning at each other for not answering the phone, to a lack of internet access in locations in which you spend a lot of time. But, the big problem is, you never know until it's too late... Read more

Doom Piano hands-on video: We play Doom. On a piano

Doom Piano hands-on video: We play Doom. On a piano

By Ian Morris

We get to see some cool stuff here at Pocket-lint, and the Doom Piano was no exception. What, you might ask, is a "Doom Piano". It certainly sounds foreboding, but perhaps it's just a depressing bit of music. Well, no, it's not, it's a hacked musical... Read more

Denon AH-D340 over-ear headphones review
4.5 stars

Denon AH-D340 over-ear headphones review

By Ian Morris

Denon has a good range of headphones. No matter what you're looking to spend, the firm has something that will fit, and we're honestly yet to find a pair that don't sound great - even at the lower end of the price range. The AH-D340 over-ears are no exception.We... Read more

iPhone 5S and 5C launch day: Pictures from the Apple Store London queue

iPhone 5S and 5C launch day: Pictures from the Apple Store London queue

By Ian Morris

It's that day again, the masses have come out to queue for the new iPhone, and we, the press have queued to take photos of them queueing. So we ask you: who is more crazy? The queuers, or the queuers who queue to photograph the queuers.It was all pretty... Read more

Xbox One hands-on video: 360 vs The One

Xbox One hands-on video: 360 vs The One

By Ian Morris

As excited as we are about the Xbox One, we can't help but feel somewhat sad, because the console that has served us (mostly) brilliantly for the past eight years - one console lost to the red ring - and we're going to miss it.So, while we had our non-working... Read more

Arcam rBlink review
5.0 stars

Arcam rBlink review

By Ian Morris

There was a time when sending audio via Bluetooth was something audiophiles would just not do. Indeed, perhaps many of them still wouldn't, but you can tell the tide is turning when Arcam - the company well known for its multimedia prowess - jumps on... Read more

Sony PS4 hands-on pictures and video

Sony PS4 hands-on pictures and video

By Ian Morris

We'll be 100 per cent honest, this is not a real PS4 you're looking at. It's an empty shell - well, nearly - that is used by magazines and websites to get photos of the console before the real hardware is ready. While that means we can't do much reviewing,... Read more

LG G2 review
5.0 stars

LG G2 review

By Ian Morris

If LG is going to make a success of its premier G2 smartphone, complete with 5.2-inch screen, it's going to need to battle it out hard with Samsung, Apple and Sony while trying not to make the same mistakes as HTC - like not spending enough on good quality... Read more

Huawei Ascend P6
4.0 stars

Huawei Ascend P6

By Ian Morris

When it comes to consumer-focused phones, things take one of two directions: dull and functional, or pretty and powerful. The Huawei P6 falls into the latter category. It's a phone that takes design cues from the iPhone, with a metal bezel around the... Read more

Vacion CineTrack Pro camera slider
4.0 stars

Vacion CineTrack Pro camera slider

By Ian Morris

Look around online and watch some video, it won't take long for you to notice that production values don't rely on hand-held gear. And that's where the Vacion CineTrack Pro comes in: it's a camera "slider" for smaller scale gear - such as phone cameras,... Read more

LG G2 in-depth hands-on video

LG G2 in-depth hands-on video

By Ian Morris

LG has, for some time, been making rather nice phones that have been largely ignored by everyone. We loved the Optimus 2X and thought it was one of the smarter additions to the Android phone world that we'd seen. It was only with the Nexus 4 that the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

By Ian Morris

The reaction when you show the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 to someone is usually comical. It is, in anyone's book, a massive phone. All 6.3-inches of that screen. Some people don't even know it's a phone until you point out that it has an earpiece and show... Read more

Xbox One hands-on video: Meet the new controller

Xbox One hands-on video: Meet the new controller

By Ian Morris

You could argue until the sun goes down and the cows come home about which console controller is the best. What is hard to argue with, is that the Xbox 360's controller is an extremely capable device. It suits larger hands well, it's comfortable and feels... Read more

Xbox One hands-on video: We examine the hardware

Xbox One hands-on video: We examine the hardware

By Ian Morris

There aren't any fully-working Xbox One consoles for review just yet, we're a while off that, but Microsoft did let us get some time with a "non-working" sample. Although, we have a feeling that this console would have worked if we'd had a power adaptor... Read more

Welcome to Pocket-lint video: Reviews, features, tips and more

Welcome to Pocket-lint video: Reviews, features, tips and more

By Ian Morris

You might not have seen much video on Pocket-lint recently, but that's about to change.There's no point in just doing what everyone else does, however, so we wanted to launch with something that's a bit different. The first thing you'll start to see regularly... Read more

Archos 50 Platinum review
4.0 stars

Archos 50 Platinum review

By Ian Morris

The Archos 50 Platinum is really a phone for those who need or want access to dual-SIM card functionality - a rare thing in the UK. Usually this would be business users, or those who travel a lot. Now that doesn't sound typical of Archos, the company... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review

By Ian Morris

There's a division in the world of smartphones. There are phones that are normal-sized and phones that are super-sized. You will like one type or the other, more than likely, and we naturally seem to fall into the latter, rather liking the bigger phones... Read more

Sony SRS-BTX500 bluetooth speaker review
5.0 stars

Sony SRS-BTX500 bluetooth speaker review

By Ian Morris

Bluetooth speakers are the new headphones. We don't mean literally, and please don't start taking them on the bus with you, but they are an area where lots of companies see lots of chances to make money. And like headphones, these aren't £50 accessories... 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, we're stuck using planes. Although it's not really aircraft that are the problem, it's airports.These... Read more

Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S review
4.5 stars

Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11S review

By Ian Morris

We're starting to get used to touchscreen laptops. At first, the idea was a bit foreign to us, and didn't feel like something we'd use, but now there are dozens of touchscreen Windows-based laptops available, we are actually finding them quite useful.... Read more

Waterproof your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S

Waterproof your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S

By Ian Morris

Accidents are inevitable, and when an accident befalls a mobile phone, there's a good chance it will involve water. For the most part, modern phones handle a bit of damp quite well; there's never much trauma if you're out in the rain for a bit. But when... Read more

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Power Edition review
5.0 stars

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Power Edition review

By Ian Morris

Sometimes technology scares even us. And that's like an arachnologist being afraid of a particularly big spider. But even so, there are some things about technology that are creepy. Take for example that walking military cow thing the Americans have developed.... Read more

App of the day: Tiny Thief review (Android)

App of the day: Tiny Thief review (Android)

By Ian Morris

If you were one of those Daily Mail sorts, you'd have a fit about the current "morality" of both gaming and TV. On TV, for example, you've got serial killers as heroes, motorcycle outlaws as role models and drug dealers as father figures. Now, in its... Read more

Corsair K70 gaming keyboard review
5.0 stars

Corsair K70 gaming keyboard review

By Ian Morris

We'll just come out and say it: keyboards have been getting worse over the years, not better. Compared to processors, graphics cards and memory, the all-important keyboard has suffered at the relentless march of price drops and a lack of willingness to... Read more

Huawei Ascend P2
4.0 stars

Huawei Ascend P2

By Ian Morris

The Huawei P1 was a phone we very much liked. It took Huawei away from its fairly safe designs and into uncharted territory. A bold step for a company quite new to selling phones to consumers, and one that worked wellThe P2, is, as you would expect, a... Read more

Thuraya SatSleeve satellite phone adaptor for iPhone
4.0 stars

Thuraya SatSleeve satellite phone adaptor for iPhone

By Ian Morris

When you're watching a movie and you see someone making a call from a far-flung location with a bulky-looking phone with a massive chunky pull-out antenna on the top, that's a satellite phone. They're interesting devices that communicate via orbiting... 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 different from opinion though, and using the OS on a desktop computer made us realise that, as an... 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 insulation or to help you reclaim thousands in PPI.It's a great show, and well worth watching, because... Read more

OBDLink MX Bluetooth car monitoring accessory
4.5 stars

OBDLink MX Bluetooth car monitoring accessory

By Ian Morris

There was a time when you could open the bonnet of a car, look beneath it and see the engine in all its mechanical glory. If something went wrong, you'd more than likely be able to see something, or hear something - or in some alarming cases, smell something... Read more

Pure Evoke F4
4.5 stars

Pure Evoke F4

By Ian Morris

Multiroom audio is going through a bit of a boon these days. That's certainly what you'd conclude by looking at all the systems on the market that are trying to capture the market for audio systems that can provide music all over your house with minimal... Read more

Build your own 35mm camera: Lomo Konstruktor pictures and hands-on

Build your own 35mm camera: Lomo Konstruktor pictures and hands-on

By Ian Morris

Lomo, maker of cameras that use proper film instead of this digital stuff, has introduced a new kind of SLR to the market: one that you build yourself. The Konstruktor costs just £29,99, and Lomo says you should be able to build your camera in less than... Read more

Pure Evoke D2 pictures and hands-on

Pure Evoke D2 pictures and hands-on

By Ian Morris

Pure is famous for its digital radios. A brand that emerged as Britain started to shift its radio services over to the new DAB service saw a small company leap ahead with its iconic Evoke, one of the cheaper radios, but also one of the most iconic - go... Read more

Corsair Voyager Air review
4.5 stars

Corsair Voyager Air review

By Ian Morris

Portable hard drives have become something of an essential for anyone with a lot of data. If you're a bit old, like us, then you'll remember the days when moving lots of data was an utter pain. From an Iomega Zip drive with 100mb of storage, to early... Read more

Vodafone Smart III review
4.0 stars

Vodafone Smart III review

By Ian Morris

The Vodafone Smart III - sometimes called the Vodafone Smart III 975 - is a handset that really knows its audience. Its first trick is that it's cheap. At £90 it's one of the cheapest Android handsets you can buy, and for pay-as-you-go users, it's likely... Read more

Sony RX100 MK II and high resolution RX1 rumoured to be launching soon

Sony RX100 MK II and high resolution RX1 rumoured to be launching soon

By Ian Morris

The Sony RX100 is easily one of our favourite cameras of last year, and almost exactly a year after we reviewed it, it sounds like an updated model is coming, called, somewhat predictably, the RX100 MK II. SonyAlphaRumors is reporting that an instruction... Read more

App of the day: Paperland Pro review (Android)

App of the day: Paperland Pro review (Android)

By Ian Morris

Paperland isn't strictly speaking an app. What it is in reality is a live wallpaper, but that sort of undersells it a bit and the value it has. So for the sake of this, we'll call it an "App of the day".What Paperland is though, is something that seems... Read more

Eneloop XX HR-3UWXB rechargeable battery review
5.0 stars

Eneloop XX HR-3UWXB rechargeable battery review

By Ian Morris

Batteries, possibly one of the most boring items we could write about. But by the end of this review, we're pretty sure you'll not only be thanking us for it, but you'll also have changed your mind about how you power your gadgets.The batteries we're... Read more

App of the day: BBC Weather review (iPhone)

App of the day: BBC Weather review (iPhone)

By Ian Morris

You fall into one of two camps when it comes to weather. Either you hang on to the weatherman's every word, or you think he's making it up as he goes along. We fall into the latter camp, weather forecasting feels like a dark art to us, and we're sure... Read more

Sony Vaio Pro review
5.0 stars

Sony Vaio Pro review

By Ian Morris

When Sony announced the Vaio range of computers in 1996 or thereabouts it had one aim - to make PCs stylish, but powerful. Of course, this isn't all that easy and so Vaio desktops and laptops were expensive. But if you could afford one, you'd end up with... Read more

Dead Rising 3 announced for Xbox One

Dead Rising 3 announced for Xbox One

By Ian Morris

At its E3 press conference Microsoft demoed Dead Rising 3, which updates the franchise for the company's new console, the One. It was fairly clear from the demo that this will be a game that makes a lot of use of cloud processing, with it claimed that... Read more

Thuraya SatSleeve pictures and hands-on

Thuraya SatSleeve pictures and hands-on

By Ian Morris

Satellite phones are just about one of the coolest communications devices on the planet. No longer are you restricted to being near a mobile phone mast. You can make and receive calls from almost anywhere. The problem, of course, is that it's an expensive... Read more

App of the day: Google Keyboard review (Android)

App of the day: Google Keyboard review (Android)

By Ian Morris

It's not an exaggeration to say there are a multitude of Android keyboards out there. From Go Keyboard, to Swiftkey and Swype your choices are almost unlimited. But it used to be the case that if you wanted the Google "official" or stock keyboard, you'd... Read more

Asus VivoBook S500 review
3.0 stars

Asus VivoBook S500 review

By Ian Morris

Asus has gone from a company that mostly made computer components like PC motherboards and graphics cards, to a being big player in laptops, tablets and even phones. It is without doubt one of the most interesting companies that has appeared in a world... Read more

Dell XPS 12 review
5.0 stars

Dell XPS 12 review

By Ian Morris

It's indisputable that Dell is going through a pretty tough time of things at the moment. The firm has suffered massive a massive drop in profits as the PC sector continues to decline, and gets replaced with tablets, phones and other smart devices. Dell... Read more

Meze 66 Classics headphones
4.0 stars

Meze 66 Classics headphones

By Ian Morris

Most things aren't made out of wood these days, and that's a bit of a shame really, because wood is an incredible material. For a start, it's less of an environmental disaster than plastic and it quite literally grows on trees.If you like a bit of wood,... Read more

Prestigio Multiphone 4500 Duo
4.0 stars

Prestigio Multiphone 4500 Duo

By Ian Morris

Dual-SIM phones are something we get asked about a fair amount. They're very useful for people who do a lot of travelling, or for business users who want to have a work and personal SIM card in their phone. But they're also pretty rare in the UK. Clearly,... Read more