Articles by: Tia Porter

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.


Current Phone: Motorola RAZR HD
Current Tablet: Nexus 7

Tia has posted 25 articles and reviews on Ausdroid.

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Grab a Nexus 7 Deal!

Grab a Nexus 7 Deal!

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…]

by 2:37 pm on May 10, 2013 2 comments Deal, Sale, Tablets
Android Accessories – Nexus 7 keyboard case

Android Accessories – Nexus 7 keyboard case

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…]

by 6:50 pm on January 29, 2013 7 comments Accessories, Mini Reviews
Will Samsung try to undercut the Nexus 7?

Will Samsung try to undercut the Nexus 7?

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…]

by 5:43 pm on January 24, 2013 14 comments Rumours, Tablets
Jelly Bean coming to a Samsung Galaxy S II near you!

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

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…]

by 4:28 pm on January 24, 2013 18 comments OS Update
Android Accessories – Kingston Wi-Drive

Android Accessories – Kingston Wi-Drive

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…]

by 5:37 pm on January 22, 2013 4 comments Accessories
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

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…]

by 11:10 am on January 17, 2013 4 comments Apps
Updated: Jelly Bean rolling out to SGSIII phones

Updated: Jelly Bean rolling out to SGSIII phones

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…]

by 7:52 pm on December 21, 2012 11 comments OS Update
Live Connected – New Telco service

Live Connected – New Telco service

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…]

by 9:06 am on December 21, 2012 28 comments Carriers
Twitter Update – Now with filters!

Twitter Update – Now with filters!

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…]

by 12:50 pm on December 11, 2012 1 comment Apps
*Edited* Asus Nexus 7 at JB HiFi for $298

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

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…]

by 12:52 pm on December 2, 2012 11 comments Sale, Tablets