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Tia joined Ausdroid in 2012, having already established herself as a bit of a blogger in other sites around the ‘net. Her written style, and different perspective to some of the rest of us geeks, makes her presence on the team invaluable. Tia has a long history in IT sales & support, some Communications support experience, and a healthy desire to own "ALL THE GADGETS". She enjoys gaming in all it's forms including boardgames, MMORPG's, console and mobile gaming.

Tia has posted 25 articles and reviews on Ausdroid.

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Grab a Nexus 7 Deal!

Grab a Nexus 7 Deal!

2:37 pm on May 10, 2013 in Bargains, Tablets
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Sometimes retailers do some GREAT deals. It seems that today, Dick Smith, is determined to move some Nexus 7 tablets, of the 32Gb Wi-Fi variety. Please note that the offer is only valid until Friday 10th May, 2013, 5pm AEST, and only availble for home delivery. Check out the Dick Smith Daily Deals page to find out more about this[Read More…]

Android Accessories – Nexus 7 keyboard case

Android Accessories – Nexus 7 keyboard case

6:50 pm on January 29, 2013 in Accessories, Reviews
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I’ve been on a quest to find some Android accessories – some “generic” items to use with any of my devices, and others which are specifically designed for my Nexus 7. This is a keyboard/case combo, that snaps onto the front of your Nexus 7 via 3 clips. It connects via Bluetooth, and can be charged via Mini-USB. To use,[Read More…]

Will Samsung try to undercut the Nexus 7?

Will Samsung try to undercut the Nexus 7?

5:43 pm on January 24, 2013 in Rumours, Tablets
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No one can deny that the introduction of the ASUS Nexus 7 tablet lit a fire in the “budget device” sector, and in the “sub 10″ tablet” range. But it seems that we may see more competition coming in from Samsung this year. There are rumours that we may see a new 7-inch Android tablet in the first half of[Read More…]

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Jelly Bean coming to a Samsung Galaxy S II near you!

Jelly Bean coming to a Samsung Galaxy S II near you!

4:28 pm on January 24, 2013 in OS Updates
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It’s finally happening! The Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100) is getting a taste of Jelly Bean, Android 4.1.2. Samsung is starting to push out the Jelly Bean update to its best selling Android device of 2011. With so many Galaxy S II users still loving their device, it’s no wonder Samsung are continuing to push out updates like this. Jelly[Read More…]

Android Accessories – Kingston Wi-Drive

Android Accessories – Kingston Wi-Drive

5:37 pm on January 22, 2013 in Accessories
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With some new mobile devices not offering a Micro SD storage expansion option (eg: Nexus gear), you are limited as to how much media you can carry on your device. This is where devices like the Kingston Wi-Drive can come into play. The Kingston Wi-Drive is a portable Wi-Fi hotspot storage device. It is about the same size as a[Read More…]

Real Racing 3 from EA will include tracks from Melbourne and Mount Panorama

Real Racing 3 from EA will include tracks from Melbourne and Mount Panorama

11:10 am on January 17, 2013 in Apps and Games
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When it comes to the world of sports simulation games, Electronic Arts is usually the first name to come to mind. With a rich history of titles across PC and console gaming, they’re also making quite a big splash on the mobile gaming scene too. Their latest offering Real Racing 3 looks to be right on track to further their[Read More…]

Updated: Jelly Bean rolling out to SGSIII phones

Updated: Jelly Bean rolling out to SGSIII phones

7:52 pm on December 21, 2012 in OS Updates
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Update: Another reader, acceler8er has informed us that his “unbranded” SGSIII has also received the JB update. One of our readers, Matthew Cranley has just made us aware that the SGSIII phones on the Virgin Network are starting to receive Jellybean, 4.1.2. This update has been long awaited for most SGSIII owners, and it will be interesting to see what[Read More…]

Live Connected – New Telco service

Live Connected – New Telco service

9:06 am on December 21, 2012 in Carriers
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Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen a few “bare bones” mobile service providers come up. Offering cost effective plans as “Sim Only” or “BYO Phone” deals, which are great if you purchase your handsets outright, or you have recently had a plan expire, and you’re happy with your handset. But what if you’re happy with being on plans[Read More…]

Twitter Update – Now with filters!

Twitter Update – Now with filters!

12:50 pm on December 11, 2012 in Apps and Games
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The rumours are over! Twitter has just updated their application for Android, with image filters! Jack Dorsy has been showing off the filters (he seems to like Black and White) on his twitter stream in the last week. What’s New: Create beautiful photos right within Twitter, with filters powered by Aviary. – Apply one of eight different filters to instantly[Read More…]

*Edited* Asus Nexus 7 at JB HiFi for $298

*Edited* Asus Nexus 7 at JB HiFi for $298

12:52 pm on December 2, 2012 in Bargains, Tablets
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If you happen to be in or around Broadway in Sydney, and your looking to snag a good price in the Nexus 7 32GB model, you’re in luck. JB HiFi have just opened a new store at Broadway and are celebrating by having a giant sale. The main thing that caught my eye was the particularly good price on the[Read More…]

Android 4.2.1 is now available for Nexus 7

Android 4.2.1 is now available for Nexus 7

1:15 pm on November 28, 2012 in OS Updates
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If you’ve been seeing the tweets, links, and news stories about the 4.2.1 update for the Nexus 4 and 10 devices and then looking at your poor Nexus 7, and thinking… what about me? It isn’t fair! (must be sung in tune… or close to). Well, sing no more… really… stop. The update URL has been uncovered so you can[Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note II launch event — Report

Samsung Galaxy Note II launch event — Report

8:28 pm on November 15, 2012 in News
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Last night at Moore Park, Samsung held a launch event featuring the Galaxy Note II. We were also treated to first looks of other products including a range of Windows 8 convertible laptops and tablets and the new Android based Samsung Galaxy camera. Samsung Galaxy Camera After an hour of pre-event drinks and chatter with like minded folk, we were[Read More…]

Google Hangout tonight for the release of Angry Birds Star Wars

Google Hangout tonight for the release of Angry Birds Star Wars

3:12 pm on November 8, 2012 in Apps and Games, News
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Google Play is hosting a G+ hangout tonight, 11pm PT (this translates to about 6pm AEST), to have a chat to Rovio and Lucasfilm, moderated Roy Bahat, revealing the latest chapter in the Angry Birds phenomenon, Angry Birds Star Wars, right before it’s available on Google Play. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXzMN9pbxCE&w=640&h=360]

Arcane Legends – Beta app for Australia and Canada

Arcane Legends – Beta app for Australia and Canada

2:35 pm on November 6, 2012 in Apps and Games, News
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If you’re on the lookout for a more in depth gaming experience on your Android device, then you may want to look at Arcane Legends, the latest MMORPG offering from the folks over at Spacetime Studios. It has been released as a beta from Google Play in Australia and Canada. It’s the third in the series of MMO’s, set in[Read More…]

Nexus 7 32GB seen at Office Depot in the US

Nexus 7 32GB seen at Office Depot in the US

3:51 pm on October 29, 2012 in Tablets
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It seems that the 32GB version of the Nexus 7 is REAL and has been spotted in the wild at Office Depot in the US. The price of the 16GB Nexus 7 has dropped to $199 while the 32GB version is being priced at $249. So if the original pricing difference of the Nexus 7 is to be adhered to,[Read More…]