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Apple HomePod review: The smart sounding speaker that's just not smart enough
3.5 stars Apple HomePod review: The smart sounding speaker that's just not smart enough By Stuart Miles

The Apple HomePod is a £319 speaker with Siri built-in. It plans to take on not only the much-cheaper Amazon Echo and Google Home but systems like Read more

Apple iPhone XR initial review: An iPhone to reach the masses
Apple iPhone XR initial review: An iPhone to reach the masses By Stuart Miles

First impressions of the new, cheaper iPhone XR. It's the iPhone for those who want to embrace the buttonless iPhone form Read more

How to take a screenshot with the Apple iPhone XS and XS Max
How to take a screenshot with the Apple iPhone XS and XS Max By Stuart Miles

In the past taking a screenshot on the iPhone was a simple thing that was the same on every new iPhone that was created. Now it's changed. Read more

11 epic Lego sets you'll want to build
11 epic Lego sets you'll want to build By Stuart Miles

Here are our favourite Lego builds that will take you longer than a couple of hours to build Read more

Beats Skyline Collection adds luxury to Studio3 Wireless headphones range
Beats Skyline Collection adds luxury to Studio3 Wireless headphones range By Stuart Miles

Beats has released a luxury range of its Studio3 Wireless headphones, in four new, premium colour schemes. Read more

The best iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 tips and tricks: Top tips for Touch ID iPhones
The best iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 tips and tricks: Top tips for Touch ID iPhones By Stuart Miles

Although Apple's Touch ID phones are no longer the latest and greatest thanks to the advent of Face ID, there's still an awful lot of us using them.So Read more

The best Apple iPhone X tips and tricks
The best Apple iPhone X tips and tricks By Stuart Miles

New to Face ID? Check out our guide to Apple's first Touch ID iPhone. Read more

Apple iPhone X review: The future of Apple smartphones
5.0 stars Apple iPhone X review: The future of Apple smartphones By Stuart Miles

The Apple iPhone X has now been replaced by the iPhone XS and XS Max, and cheaper XR, but is it worth considering if you can get hold of one? Read more

Best tech toys 2018: Connected toys, robots and more
Best tech toys 2018: Connected toys, robots and more By Stuart Miles

For many, the days of just building a spaceship out of Lego or playing a game of Monopoly are long gone.Today, kids want interactive tech toys that are Read more

Apple Watch Series 4 review: The smartwatch king is bigger and better than ever
5.0 stars Apple Watch Series 4 review: The smartwatch king is bigger and better than ever By Stuart Miles

With a bigger screen dominating its design, the Apple S4 watch upgrades software, processing power, well-being via heart-monitoring and more Read more

Apple iPhone XS review: The safe update
5.0 stars Apple iPhone XS review: The safe update By Stuart Miles

As with all iPhone "S" model upgrades, the iPhone XS is about bringing new processing power to a phone that already looks really good. Read more

What is Apple Screen Time and how does it work?
What is Apple Screen Time and how does it work? By Stuart Miles

Screen Time is a new feature in iOS 12, looking to address your digital health. Read more

Best Apple HomePod tips and tricks: Plus how to update HomePod
Best Apple HomePod tips and tricks: Plus how to update HomePod By Stuart Miles

So, you've got a new HomePod. Great! But aside from saying "Hey Siri, play me some music" there is plenty more the smart speaker can do.Here we've detailed Read more

Logitech Crayon vs Apple Pencil: What’s the difference and which one is best for you?
Logitech Crayon vs Apple Pencil: What’s the difference and which one is best for you? By Stuart Miles

Read our guide to the Logitech Crayon and Apple Pencil to find out the differences between these two smart pencils, how they work, battery life and more Read more

Apple's greatest failures; from the Pippin to the Cube these are Apple's unloved devices
Apple's greatest failures; from the Pippin to the Cube these are Apple's unloved devices By Stuart Miles

Apple's products aren't always perfect Read more

Is it safe to charge my phone overnight? Top tips to extend battery life
Is it safe to charge my phone overnight? Top tips to extend battery life By Stuart Miles

Modern smartphones, tablets and laptops with lithium-ion batteries take a lot of charging. But when's best? Is overnight too much? Does keeping it topped Read more

Sky Q tips and tricks: Getting the most from Fluid Viewing and your Sky Q box
Sky Q tips and tricks: Getting the most from Fluid Viewing and your Sky Q box By Stuart Miles

You've got the latest television system from Sky, Sky Q, but how the heck to you use it? And are there any secrets hidden in the settings that will make Read more

Ron Timehin: Instagram star and street photographer talks about his inspiration and what it takes to win on the social media platform
Ron Timehin: Instagram star and street photographer talks about his inspiration and what it takes to win on the social media platform By Stuart Miles

We chat to leading Instagram photographer, Ron Timehin, about how he got started, what’s next and advice for standing out on Instagram Read more

8 of the most stunning Apple stores around the world
8 of the most stunning Apple stores around the world By Stuart Miles

Apple's retail stores have always been impressive. Here are the best from around the world. How many have you visited? Read more

Philips Hue Adore is the smart bathroom mirror to brighten your mornings
Philips Hue Adore is the smart bathroom mirror to brighten your mornings By Stuart Miles

Philips Hue is continuing to create more than just standard bulbs. This time its a range of bathroom focused lights including a bathroom mirror Read more

Sonos Beam review: Compact in size, not in sound
4.5 stars Sonos Beam review: Compact in size, not in sound By Stuart Miles

The new Sonos soundbar is compact, but it delivers expansive performance. From what we've heard so far, this small soundbar is a winner. Read more

Sonos and Dolby Atmos: Possible, but not right for new Beam speaker
Sonos and Dolby Atmos: Possible, but not right for new Beam speaker By Stuart Miles

Sonos has ruled out Dolby Atmos for its new compact soundbar, the Sonos Beam. In a candid interview with the company's sound experience leader, Giles Read more

How to create a HomePod Stereo Pair
How to create a HomePod Stereo Pair By Stuart Miles

Apple has released iOS 11.4 and HomePod 11.4 and with it enabled AirPlay 2, which for Apple HomePod owners allows you to now connect two HomePod speakers Read more

Philips Hue app gets major overhaul, controlling your lights becomes easy again
Philips Hue app gets major overhaul, controlling your lights becomes easy again By Stuart Miles

Philips has released a revamped version of its iOS and Android app for controlling Hue smart lights.The new app, dubbed Hue 3.0, replaces the current version, Read more

How to light your home: 8 lighting tips and tricks
How to light your home: 8 lighting tips and tricks By Stuart Miles

Walk into a room, flick a switch, and your room is normally filled with light. Is it the right light though? Could it be designed to help your health Read more

Star Wars Jedi Challenges initial review: 2-player Lightsaber duels and more
Star Wars Jedi Challenges initial review: 2-player Lightsaber duels and more By Stuart Miles

We aren't sure about you, but we've always wondered what it would be like to have a proper Lightsaber duel. Or maybe play a game of Holochess.Thanks to Read more

Nike Flyprint: The 3D printed shoe to propel Kipchoge and Farah to London Marathon greatness
Nike Flyprint: The 3D printed shoe to propel Kipchoge and Farah to London Marathon greatness By Stuart Miles

The world's fastest marathon runner, Eliud Kipchoge, is hoping that a new running shoe designed and developed by Nike in just 4 months will propel him Read more

Nintendo Labo review: Crazy cardboard fun for the Switch
4.5 stars Nintendo Labo review: Crazy cardboard fun for the Switch By Stuart Miles

Zany, wacky, crazy, mind-boggling, pointless, bizarre, very Japanese. I don't get it.These are just some of the words and phrases that we've heard from Read more

Apple TV 4K review: A long-awaited boost to the premium streamer
5.0 stars Apple TV 4K review: A long-awaited boost to the premium streamer By Stuart Miles

A lot can happen in a couple of years. Whole industries can shift, evolve, or even die.Since the last Apple TV launch - which was all about games - we've Read more

Apple iPhone SE review: Great things can come in small packages
4.5 stars Apple iPhone SE review: Great things can come in small packages By Stuart Miles

There are two ways of looking at the iPhone SE, the "special edition" smaller-scale 4-inch iPhone.One is that it's Apple simply churning out a two-year-old Read more

Putting the Home in HomePod: The new housing development that’s smart from day one
Putting the Home in HomePod: The new housing development that’s smart from day one By Stuart Miles

"And over here is the HomePod…" explains Ken Forster, Managing Director of Trivselhus UK, to Pocket-lint.It is not a phrase you expect to hear on a tour Read more

Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch comes with some caveats
4.0 stars Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch comes with some caveats By Stuart Miles

We've been wearing, exercising, calling, texting, and plenty of other things using the new 4G-equipped Apple Watch Series 3 to find out whether now is Read more

Apple iPhone 8 review: The compact iPhone should not be overlooked
4.5 stars Apple iPhone 8 review: The compact iPhone should not be overlooked By Stuart Miles

While most of the excitement and expectation for this year's new iPhones is for the flagship iPhone X, rather than the iPhone 8 and larger-scale iPhone Read more

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Strong and steady
4.0 stars Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Strong and steady By Stuart Miles

The iPhone 8 Plus is as powerful as the iPhone X with a familiar design that's now finished with glass both front and rear. Click to see our thoughts. Read more

Apple iPad (2018) review: Pencil time
5.0 stars Apple iPad (2018) review: Pencil time By Stuart Miles

Apple has turned its focus on the education market with the launch of its new iPad. It's a great device for all, but the Cupertino company is also hoping Read more

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 review: The tablet to finally replace your laptop?
5.0 stars Apple iPad Pro 10.5 review: The tablet to finally replace your laptop? By Stuart Miles

As the 10.5 numerical suggests, this iPad Pro 10.5 is smaller than the 12.9-inch model, but marginally larger than regular 9.7-inch iPad that comes without Read more

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 review: Back to the drawing board?
4.0 stars Apple iPad Pro 12.9 review: Back to the drawing board? By Stuart Miles

It's Apple's biggest tablet ever. But does that mean the iPad Pro can replace both your laptop and tablet to become the sole computing device in your home?With Read more

Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner review: Finally, a robotic vacuum that really works
5.0 stars Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner review: Finally, a robotic vacuum that really works By Stuart Miles

Let's be honest, none of us like cleaning. So when robot vacuum cleaners started appearing on the scene a number of years ago, the idea that we would never Read more

Dyson: Smart devices shouldn't always be app controlled
Dyson: Smart devices shouldn't always be app controlled By Stuart Miles

Sir James Dyson believes that manufacturers shouldn't make IoT devices that connect to the internet just for the sake of it.In stark contrast to many other Read more

Dyson V10 cordless vacuum cleaner review: Wireless and fancy free
5.0 stars Dyson V10 cordless vacuum cleaner review: Wireless and fancy free By Stuart Miles

We've all been there: you've decided to vacuum your house, so you start in one room, then quickly find yourself in another, only to realise that the cord Read more

New Dyson Pure Cool purifying fans promise cleaner air for those who like to stay indoors
New Dyson Pure Cool purifying fans promise cleaner air for those who like to stay indoors By Stuart Miles

Dyson has announced the launch of a range of new Purifiers for those who like to know the air they are breathing is as clean as it can be given that many Read more

Dyson to stop developing corded vacuum cleaners, says new V10 cordless model is the future
Dyson to stop developing corded vacuum cleaners, says new V10 cordless model is the future By Stuart Miles

Dyson has confirmed that it has stopped developing corded vacuum cleaners. Why? Because it's finally succeeded, it says, in creating a cordless vacuum Read more

Snow pictures: How to take beautiful photos in the snow
Snow pictures: How to take beautiful photos in the snow By Stuart Miles

The UK is covered in snow, this time thanks to the "Beast from the East" and Storm Emma which many might curse as they have to trudge to work, but it can Read more

Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps and more
5.0 stars Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps and more By Stuart Miles

When it was originally launched, Sky Q was pitched as the company's flagship TV offering, delivering a number of new features above and beyond what was Read more

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 review: Superb stabilisation
5.0 stars DJI Osmo Mobile 2 review: Superb stabilisation By Stuart Miles

We all use our smartphones to record video, that's a given. But even with high-end smartphones having built-in stabilisation, video captured on the move Read more

3 reasons to buy: Why you should upgrade to a 4K TV
3 reasons to buy: Why you should upgrade to a 4K TV By Stuart Miles

If you're looking to buy a new television, one of the key technologies you need to think about is 4K. As part of our new "3 reasons to buy" series, we Read more

Apple Watch tips and tricks: Hidden secrets of WatchOS revealed
Apple Watch tips and tricks: Hidden secrets of WatchOS revealed By Stuart Miles

Your Apple Watch has finally arrived, but you've been staring at the new smartwatch for the last 10 minutes trying to work out how to use it.There's no Read more

Apple HomePod now available for £319, here's where to buy it
Apple HomePod now available for £319, here's where to buy it By Stuart Miles

The Apple HomePod is now available to buy in the UK, US and Australia.  First announced at Apple's developer conference in June 2017, the new Siri-equipped Read more

Why HomePod sounds so good: Inside Apple's secret audio lab
Why HomePod sounds so good: Inside Apple's secret audio lab By Stuart Miles

Six years ago, Apple decided it was going to get into the speaker business for a second time. The first attempt, the iPod Hi-Fi, launched in 2006 to mixed Read more

Jaguar I-Pace first drive: Ice driving with the all-electric Jag
Jaguar I-Pace first drive: Ice driving with the all-electric Jag By Stuart Miles

The Jaguar I-Pace is the company's new all-electric SUV. In many people's minds it represents the future of the British brand. It's Jaguar Land Rover's Read more

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