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BBC micro:bit promised for 1 million 11-12 year olds in the UK

BBC micro:bit promised for 1 million 11-12 year olds in the UK

By Stuart Miles

The BBC has spearheaded a new initiative to bring a pocket sized computer to all 11 and 12-year-olds (Year 7) in the UK.Called the micro:bit, the new computer, which many will see as an alternative to the Raspberry Pi computer, will offer kids the chance... Read more

The summer gift guide: Toys

The summer gift guide: Toys

By Stuart Miles

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy as the saying goes and you certainly won't have a dull moment playing with any of these gadgets this summer. Whether its immersing yourself in the world of VR or flying high with a drone, these are some of the... 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

iOS 8.4 ready for download bringing Apple Music to all users

iOS 8.4 ready for download bringing Apple Music to all users

By Stuart Miles

Apple has released iOS 8.4 and with it its new music service Apple Music. The new software update, which was released on Tuesday at 4pm in the UK, brings with it a number of other bug fixes and enhancements to Apple's iBooks services. The update, which... Read more

Just how hot is it? 11 weather apps that will tell you

Just how hot is it? 11 weather apps that will tell you

By Stuart Miles

In the UK all forecasts are pointing at a blisteringly hot week ahead, and for the first time, in a long time, we will experience a mini heatwave that will last a few days at least.Temperature rises are expected along with plenty of humidity, and possibly... Read more

Shopping with Apple Pay and Eddy Cue

Shopping with Apple Pay and Eddy Cue

By Stuart Miles

Apple Pay is coming to the UK in July, and while it's been available in the US for some time, Pocket-lint wanted to find out first hand what it is like to use your phone, or watch, to buy things in store rather than your cards.And so who better to show... Read more

Gigaset to enter smartphone race

Gigaset to enter smartphone race

By Stuart Miles

Gigaset, a name normally associated with landline phones, is to enter the smartphone race, the CEO of the company confirmed to Pocket-lint.Understanding that it takes more than just any old product to launch into a highly competitive market, the company... Read more

No you're not going mad, the green has changed on the Spotify logo and here's why

No you're not going mad, the green has changed on the Spotify logo and here's why

By Stuart Miles

At the start of the week Spotify updated its app with "minor improvements" but what it didn't say at the time was that it had changed the green on the logo, used for some time, to a different green, sparking outrage and hysteria on Twitter and Facebook."I... Read more

iPhone Photography Awards: The amazing winning pictures

iPhone Photography Awards: The amazing winning pictures

By Stuart Miles

The winners of the 8th annual iPhone Photography Awards have been announced and wow, are some of the shots absolutely stunning.Founded in 2007 soon after the iPhone first launched, the awards looks to reward photographers who've ditched their camera in... Read more

Best E3 2015 game trailers: Star Fox Zero, Uncharted 4, Halo 5, Forza 6, Fallout 4 and more

Best E3 2015 game trailers: Star Fox Zero, Uncharted 4, Halo 5, Forza 6, Fallout 4 and more

By Stuart Miles

Giants from the gaming industry are descending on LA this week to show off the latest efforts at video game trade show E3 as they look to tease us with what's in store over the coming year.Whether it is the blood soaked action of Doom or the stealth skills... Read more

UE Roll: The go anywhere circular speaker

UE Roll: The go anywhere circular speaker

By Stuart Miles

Speakers come in all shapes and sizes, and that's even more the case with the latest Bluetooth speaker from Ultimate Ears: The UE Roll, which is shaped like a biscuit. The new speaker from Ultimate Ears features 360-degree sound, six colourful designs,... Read more

Misfit Flash fitness tracker adds IFTTT support

Misfit Flash fitness tracker adds IFTTT support

By Stuart Miles

Misfit has added a stack of new features to allow you to turn its Flash fitness tracker into a basic remote control for your home, as well as give users of its Shine device access to data via the web rather than just an app.For the Flash tracker users... Read more

PS4 Media Player brings torrents to PlayStation

PS4 Media Player brings torrents to PlayStation

By Stuart Miles

Sony has finally added a media player to the PS4 allowing gamers to watch more than just Blu-ray movies or content they've downloaded from the PSN store.The feature has been missing since the console's launch in 2013 even though the previous Sony console,... Read more

Fear the Walking Dead confirmed for UK, thanks to BT

Fear the Walking Dead confirmed for UK, thanks to BT

By Stuart Miles

BT, not content with taking on Sky on the sports front, is now starting to take on the broadcaster on the TV shows front too.The telecoms giant, who has strong ambitions to dominate the TV market in the UK, has confirmed that it has partnered with US... Read more

Shenmue 3 confirmed as Kickstarter project smashes records

Shenmue 3 confirmed as Kickstarter project smashes records

By Stuart Miles

Remember Shenmue and Shenmue II, the vast RPG games that launched originally on the Sega Dreamcast 15 years ago? Well thanks to the power of Kickstarter a third instalment is about to be made.Announced on stage at Sony's E3 press conference in LA with... Read more

Apple's latest store features a bank vault so you can try on the Apple Watch in private

Apple's latest store features a bank vault so you can try on the Apple Watch in private

By Stuart Miles

Apple has turned an old bank on the Upper East Side in New York City into one of the company's latest flagship stores.The new very upmarket store occupies part of a Beaux Arts building that originally housed the US Mortgage & Trust bank over 93 years... Read more

17 of the best astronomy photographs that are out of this world

17 of the best astronomy photographs that are out of this world

By Stuart Miles

Just how good do you think you are at taking a picture of the night sky? That's the question thousands asked themselves earlier in the year and soon we will find out whose is the best thanks to the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.The competition,... Read more

Apple Pay UK: Some retailers to ditch £20 contactless limit

Apple Pay UK: Some retailers to ditch £20 contactless limit

By Stuart Miles

Visa and MasterCard have confirmed that some retailers in the UK will waive the £20 contactless limit when users pay with Apple Pay via their iPhone.The new service, coming to the UK and supported by most of the major UK banks (apart from Barclays),... Read more

Barclays customer? No Apple Pay for you then

Barclays customer? No Apple Pay for you then

By Stuart Miles

When Apple announced that Apple Pay was coming to the UK, there was a surprise omission: there was no sign of Barclays Bank, one of the UK's most prominent high street banks.Barclays isn't going to supporting Apple Pay when it launches in the UK next... Read more

What is Apple News?

What is Apple News?

By Stuart Miles

Apple has announced a new app for iOS 9 called Apple News that looks to merge an RSS reader with article discovery in an attempt to highlight cool features and articles to read.Replacing the Apple Newsstand app, the new Apple News app will be released... Read more

Apple Move to iOS Android app to make switching from Google easy

Apple Move to iOS Android app to make switching from Google easy

By Stuart Miles

Apple is planning to make it even easier to switch to iOS 9 from Android with a new app out later this year. Although not announced on stage at the company's WWDC keynote, Apple has detailed a new app called Move to iOS that will allow Android users... Read more

Apple Music takes on Spotify: Free for three months and out on 30 June, plus Android from 'fall'

Apple Music takes on Spotify: Free for three months and out on 30 June, plus Android from 'fall'

By Stuart Miles

Apple has announced the launch of its own music streaming service, Apple Music, at the company's annual developer conference in San Francisco.The new service, which is a product of the company's Beats Music acquisition last year, will focus on three... Read more

HTC new "hero" smartphone planned for October

HTC new "hero" smartphone planned for October

By Stuart Miles

Cher Wang, HTC’s chairwomen and CEO, has said that the company plans to launch a new "Hero product" in the smartphone segment in October.Talking at the company’s annual general meeting, the CEO apologised for the company’s poor performance of late,... Read more

Monster SuperStar Backfloat Bluetooth speaker review: Making a splash?
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Monster SuperStar Backfloat Bluetooth speaker review: Making a splash?

By Stuart Miles

There are so many Bluetooth speakers on the market that picking the best one can be a tough decision. Price, sound quality, portability - they all matter. Monster's approach with the SuperStar Backfloat is to add a two distinct selling points into the... Read more

Shazam Visual now augments pictures as well as audio

Shazam Visual now augments pictures as well as audio

By Stuart Miles

Imagine pointing your phone at an advert for a music album and instantly being able to hear tracks on your phone, or maybe be greeted by the cover star of your favourite magazine. Shazam from today will offer its users just that and more with a new image... Read more