Adam has been a massive fan of android since he got his hands on his first Android phone, the trusty HTC Desire. Adam has worked in IT Retail for the past 4 years, as well as studying multiple IT courses through TAFE and University. His passion of Android has led him into becoming an Android Developer, where he hopes to create a range of intuitive and unique applications.


Current Phone: Sony Xperia Z1
Current Tablet: Galaxy Note 10.1

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Telstra starts rolling out the KitKat Update for the Xperia Z1

Last month we saw Sony starting to roll out the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) update to the unbranded Xperia Z1, and now it looks as though the carriers are finishing their testing and are starting to roll out the updated version to their customers. According to their respective update blogs, Optus and Telstra customers should start to see the update now if you haven't got it already. Keeping with the standard Android KitKat, Sony have also added a few little tweaks to the UI to be more intuitive and easily customisable. Sony have also updated their native applications... Continue reading

Sony QX100 Lens-Style camera — Review

The QX100 Lens-style camera that can be attached to your Smartphone, but is it worth a shot? Manufacturers have been including cameras in mobile phones for over a decade and as phones get more powerful and portable, so have the built-in cameras. With these advances in camera technologies, consumers want to be able to take high quality photos from a device that comes in a fairly small package. The challenge that most manufacturers face is where to draw the line, in terms of the quality and functionality of the cameras that they include. With a device like the QX100 which... Continue reading

Google to unveil a Nexus Smartwatch and Smartwatch OS next month

According to a new report by cnet, it looks as though Google will be unveiling plans for a Nexus smartwatch next month - prior to its official launch at Google I/O in June. Like the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, it seems that LG might also be manufacturing the Nexus smartwatch. Fortunately, it's probable that Google will continue with their existing Nexus model, therefore maintaining full control over the software that the watch will run and leave the hardware specifications for the watch to LG. So far, there isn't a lot of detail in regards to... Continue reading

[MWC 2014] Sony unveil their new Xperia Z2 flagship

The Sony Xperia Z2 has just been unveiled by Kunimasa Suzuki, the CEO and President of Sony Mobile Communications. The new bigger brother to the Xperia Z1 doesn't have a large hardware improvement over its predecessor, although there are a few noticeable differences to refresh our thoughts on what a flagship phone should be able to do. So let's get into the specs of the Xperia Z2: Omnibalanced design with more rounded edges compared to the Xperia Z1 5.2- inch 1920 x 1080 (424ppi) TRILUMINOUS Display with the X-Reality mobile picture engine 2.3GHz Quadcore Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) / Adrenoâ„¢ 330... Continue reading

Sony QX100 Lens-style Camera — First Impressions

Camera phones have been around for more than a decade, and not a lot has changed with their overall function in this time. Modern smartphones may have more advanced specifications compared to the early camera phones, but they still function like a simple point and shoot camera. Now Sony is trying to change our views on how smartphones interface with cameras with their range of QX lens-style cameras. These cameras look and function similarly to a compact camera lens, with the ability to control it from any Android (2.3+) or iOS device. The Sony QX100 camera includes... Continue reading

Sony QX Lens Style Cameras updated to support Full 1080P and more

We've talked about Sony's QX10 and QX100 "lens-style cameras" a lot in the past, and it's nice to see Sony committing to keeping the cameras up to date with new firmware. Sony's January update introduced a few new features: Users now have the ability to change the ISO setting, an increased video recording resolution from (up from 1440x1080 to 1920x1080, or 1080p) and added a Priority Shutter speed function to the QX100. If you've been waiting to jump on board the lens-style camera bandwagon, Sony isn't actually the only game in town. Taiwan-based Altek launched their "Cubic"... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo specs leak

Late last year we mentioned that Samsung have been rumoured to be working on a lower-powered follow-up to the Galaxy Note 3. According to the leaked specifications at the time, the Note 3 Lite (now known as the Note 3 Neo), would be the lower powered brother to the Galaxy Note 3. Thanks to an anonymous tipster, GSMArena have recently acquired official Samsung documents detailing most of the final specifications and features of the Note 3 Neo. As you can see from the specifications listed, there are still a few small aspects of the... Continue reading

LG launch HomeChat for users to communicate with their Home Appliances

Are you a fan of LG Home Appliances and enjoy sending messages to your friends? This morning at CES 2014, LG's President and Chief Technology Officer Skott Ahn launched a new Home Appliance control application called HomeChat. Homechat is built ontop of the popular Japanese messaging App Line, it will allow users to directly control almost all LG home appliances such as air-conditioners, washing machines, tv's, fridges, HOM-BOT, etc. using natural language processing so that messages such as "I'll be home at 4PM", "what are you doing" or "I want my clothes to be dry by 6AM"... Continue reading

Dropbox updated to include invites to shared folders and in-app purchases

The Dropbox app for a while has allowed users to share an existing folder with anyone, so long as they have the shared folder URL. Unfortunately the contact that the folder would be shared with, could not make any changes to any files within that folder. In this new version of the Dropbox app, users now have the functionality to create a shared folder from the app, as well as invite people to be a member of a shared folder. This means that they will have access to modify any file within that folder, as well as being... Continue reading

Oppo teases Find 7 on social media

Back in June we posted on a rumour that the Oppo Find 7 would possibly arrive sometime in September. It's now December and we haven't seen definite proof detailing the final specs of the Find 7 , although recently Oppo have hinted that the device is still coming and will be a large improvement on the Find 5 . On Thursday in celebration of the Find 5's First Birthday, Oppo posted to their twitter and G+ social media pages, a teaser of the yet to be released Find 7.... Continue reading

The Chromecast has been announced as Time’s Number 1 Gadget of 2013

For those of us who have a Chromecast, it's a fairly powerful device for a relatively low cost. Yes, at this stage we still need to import the device from the US, although if rumours have their way we might see an international launch of the device in 2014. Time magazine have recently announced their top 10 Gadgets for 2013 and at the top of their list is the Chromecast, defeating the Pebble Smartwatch, Kindle Fire HDX and Apple's new iPad for the top spot. Sundar Pichai posted to G+ yesterday to congratulate the Google team and... Continue reading

Google to bring Chrome apps to Android in early 2014

If you're not much of a web developer, you might not know a lot about Chrome apps. Chrome apps look and feel exactly like a native application running on a desktop environment, but are built in the same fashion as a website and will run perfectly without an internet connection. Unlike standard web apps, Chrome apps allow developers to link their apps directly to hardware devices or system features. You can read more about Chrome apps and how they function over at the Chrome developers website, or check out the video below from the Chrome Dev Summit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=f3NctLbtsNE#t=1588 The... Continue reading

VSCO Cam is now available for Android

VSCO ended months of speculation today with its release of the Android version of its VSCO Cam photography app in Google Play. If you're like me, you may not know a lot about photography but would like to enhance your everyday photos a bit. VSCO Cam is a simple enough application which allows novice photographers to tweak their photos using a number of filters in a matter of seconds. It's a little like Instagram in that regard, but it gives users the ability to control and configure its preset filters. The app itself is free and supports a wide... Continue reading