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Philips Hue complete system review: A shining light in the smart home
5.0 stars

Philips Hue complete system review: A shining light in the smart home

By Stuart Miles

In 2012 Philips launched Hue, one of the earliest examples of smart lighting, allowing for colour and brightness control from a smartphone or tablet. At the time it perhaps wasn't realised how significant this system would become: many have followed,... Read more

Upgrading to MacOS High Sierra? Don't forget to convert your external drives to APFS too

Upgrading to MacOS High Sierra? Don't forget to convert your external drives to APFS too

By Stuart Miles

With the launch of Apple's new Mac operating System, MacOS High Sierra, Apple has introduced a new file system called APFS.Standing for Apple File System, the new file format offers a much quicker experience that is designed for future growth and brings... Read more

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 TV 4K review: Making 4K affordable
5.0 stars

Apple TV 4K review: Making 4K affordable

By Stuart Miles

A lot can happen in two years. Whole industries can shift, evolve, or even die. In the 24 months since 2015's Apple TV launch - which was all about games - we've seen an increasing transition to 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR) content. For... Read more

Apple's Steve Jobs Theatre in pictures

Apple's Steve Jobs Theatre in pictures

By Stuart Miles

Apple has unveiled its new Steve Jobs Theatre ahead of the iPhone September event giving us our first glimpse of the work the company has been doing to create its new campus over the last 10 years.Set on one of the highest parts of Apple park in 175 acres... Read more

The Apple iPhone is 10 years old: Look how much the iPhone has changed

The Apple iPhone is 10 years old: Look how much the iPhone has changed

By Stuart Miles

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone.The Apple iPhone first went on sale on 29 June 2007, some five months after it was originally announced. That makes 29 June 2017 the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone availability, in the US at... Read more

James Dyson Award winners: The inventions that will change our world tomorrow

James Dyson Award winners: The inventions that will change our world tomorrow

By Stuart Miles

This year's James Dyson Award winners have been announced showcasing amazing inventions from around the world that might just change the way we dress, eat, work, and play in the future.The winners from around the world each win £2,000. They are now put... Read more

How Apple is making Siri sound more human

How Apple is making Siri sound more human

By Stuart Miles

One of the most famous synthesised voices belongs to Stephen Hawking. Created a number of years ago, Professor Hawking's voice is instantly recognisable to millions of people around the world. But if you think about it, the technology used for creating... Read more

Sphero R2-D2 preview: Artoo it is you, it is you

Sphero R2-D2 preview: Artoo it is you, it is you

By Stuart Miles

Sphero, the company behind BB-8 and other robots has created its own fully programmable version of R2-D2 from the Star Wars films.Pocket-lint has previewed the new Droid ahead of its official launch. Is this the Droid you're looking for?R2-D2 Droid hardware... Read more

Sphero BB-9E preview: The cute "evil" BB-8 shows us the dark side of The Last Jedi

Sphero BB-9E preview: The cute "evil" BB-8 shows us the dark side of The Last Jedi

By Stuart Miles

The Droids of the Star Wars universe always hold a special place in our hearts. R2-D2, C3-PO, that silly Droid that Chewie likes to shout at in the Death Star.It's no surprise then that we've got a new Droid to love/hate for the new Star Wars: The Last... Read more

Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges preview: We put on the headset to battle Kylo Ren

Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges preview: We put on the headset to battle Kylo Ren

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 the joys of augmented reality, you can now do both. Lenovo has teamed with Disney to create an AR experience... Read more

Ultimate Collector Series Lego Millennium Falcon in pictures, all 7,541 pieces of it

Ultimate Collector Series Lego Millennium Falcon in pictures, all 7,541 pieces of it

By Stuart Miles

Just how much of a Lego Star Wars fan are you? Enough to spend £650 on 7,541 piece Star Wars Lego Millennium Falcon? That's what Lego is hoping as it launches its biggest set ever to date in celebration of the new Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi.Announced... Read more

Olloclip Filmer's Kit wants to enhance your iPhone 7 photos

Olloclip Filmer's Kit wants to enhance your iPhone 7 photos

By Stuart Miles

Olloclip, renowned for its range of iPhone lenses, has created a limited edition Filmer's Kit in collaborations with Incase.The kit will include over £300 worth of lens and fittings essential, it says, for mobile videography and photography fans, but... Read more

Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) review: All-in-one and one-for-all
4.5 stars

Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) review: All-in-one and one-for-all

By Stuart Miles

The Apple iMac range has received a spec boost for 2017, promising better screen technology, more processing power, Thunderbolt 3 slots and more. But should you be excited by these additions?We've been using the new 27-inch 5K iMac to get a feel for the... Read more

Apple MacBook battery life tips: Make your laptop last longer

Apple MacBook battery life tips: Make your laptop last longer

By Stuart Miles

We are always keen to get more from our laptop battery, allowing us to work that little bit longer on the road without needing to find a power socket.Aside from the simple and well-known tip of turning your screen brightness down to save power, there... 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

Apple continues to evolve the iPad, with the iPad Pro 10.5 giving customers more reasons to upgrade their ageing Apple tablet.As the 10.5 numerical suggests, this Pro is a new size for iPad: smaller than the 12.9-inch model, and only marginally larger... Read more

Pokemon Go Gyms closing, but will return soon

Pokemon Go Gyms closing, but will return soon

By Stuart Miles

Niantic Labs, the company behind Pokemon Go, has confirmed that it will be temporarily closing gyms in the game from the 19 June. In a statement by the company, the developers of the smash hit AR game stated:"Gyms will temporarily close starting Monday,... Read more

Apple HomeKit spec change likely to see river of new products flood the market

Apple HomeKit spec change likely to see river of new products flood the market

By Stuart Miles

Apple has quietly opened up its HomeKit specification, allowing third-party manufacturers, like Philips and Honeywell, to connect to the Apple smart home offering through software authentication rather than needing a dedicated hardware chip.The news is... Read more

Apple HomePod preview: Say hello to Apple's smart Siri speaker

Apple HomePod preview: Say hello to Apple's smart Siri speaker

By Stuart Miles

Apple has once again entered the speaker market launching the Apple HomePod, a speaker with Siri built-in that plans to take on not only the Amazon Echo and Google Home but advanced systems like Sonos too.Apple wants to deliver not only a connected... Read more

F1 on the water: How Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR plan to win the America's Cup

F1 on the water: How Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR plan to win the America's Cup

By Stuart Miles

"It's like Formula 1 on water," Sir Ben Ainslie explains. Ainslie is talking about the America's Cup, a sailing race started by the British in 1851, and remarkably never won by them since.Pocket-lint has travelled to Bermuda, the location of the 35th... Read more

Apple (Product)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are bold, brash and, well, very red

Apple (Product)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are bold, brash and, well, very red

By Stuart Miles

Apple has released (Product)RED versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to celebrate its continued commitment to the charity.The company has been a significant partner of the charity for many years raising over $130 million to date. This time the... Read more

Apple iPhone 7 review: Refining the design rather than ripping it up and starting again
5.0 stars

Apple iPhone 7 review: Refining the design rather than ripping it up and starting again

By Stuart Miles

"It is the best iPhone yet", proclaimed Tim Cook on the stage at Apple's Special Event in San Francisco at the beginning of the September last year.He would be right, the iPhone 7 is, but it is not the leap of technological advancement that many of the... Read more

Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Big changes from the big iPhone
4.5 stars

Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Big changes from the big iPhone

By Stuart Miles

Apple's latest smartphones are the culmination of many years of design, feature and component refinement. Each element of its devices are built and developed in unison with the rest. The latest version of the almost ubiquitous 5.5-inch smartphone from... Read more

Range Rover Velar: A tech packed 4x4 for a new generation

Range Rover Velar: A tech packed 4x4 for a new generation

By Stuart Miles

Drive on any road around the world and you'll probably drive past a Range Rover Evoque eventually. The car, launched in 2011, has become one of the company's most popular models. But Range Rover has a problem.The gap between the Evoque, which tops... Read more

Best of MWC 2017: Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei and more

Best of MWC 2017: Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei and more

By Stuart Miles

Mobile World Congress is the launch pad for many flagship smartphones, and this year is no different.We've see hot releases from the likes of LG, Huawei, Samsung and Sony Mobile, as well as champion manufacturers of yesteryear such as Nokia and BlackBerry.And... Read more