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Sony cutting 1,000 jobs from its smartphone business area

Sony cutting 1,000 jobs from its smartphone business area

Somewhat disappointing news this morning is that Sony Corp plans to cut another 1,000 jobs from its smartphone division, with the job losses primarily to occur in Europe and China. It’s reported that these losses are in addition to the 1,000 jobs which were identified in October last year. In total, Sony’s mobile division workforce will shrink by about 30%,[Read More…]

by 8:48 am on January 28, 2015 3 comments Manufacturer, News
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Wifi gets KitKat

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Wifi gets KitKat

It appears that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Wifi) users are seeing an update, bringing their devices up to KitKat. It’s great to see that Samsung are continuing to update their devices, but Note 8 users might be a little disappointed that it’s a KitKat update (to version 4.4.2), and not a giant leap into the Lollipop kingdom that they’ve been[Read More…]

by 4:23 pm on January 27, 2015 6 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Tablets
Good Deal: Get an LG G Watch for $135 at Kogan

Good Deal: Get an LG G Watch for $135 at Kogan

Have you been waiting for one of the Android Wear watches to hit a really nice price point before you jump on board? Guess what? Today’s the day! Kogan has dropped the price of the LG G Watch to an enticing $135 for black, and $169 for the white version. Our review of the G Watch showed it does have[Read More…]

by 3:44 pm on January 27, 2015 2 comments Accessories, Android Wear, Deal, Manufacturer, News, Sale
Google responds to concerns over Jelly Bean WebView Security

Google responds to concerns over Jelly Bean WebView Security

It hasn’t been long since there was a bit of uproar about Android security. In particular, concerns centred on the older version of WebView that forms a part of Android 4.3, which is no longer being actively maintained by Google. WebView? WebView was a system component (it now is updatable separately from the OS) that allows 3rd party apps to[Read More…]

by 9:03 am on January 25, 2015 9 comments Google Services, News, OS Update
HTC One Mini 2 – Review

HTC One Mini 2 – Review

HTC has always had an edge when it comes to hardware design. Their phones, have consistently won awards, with last years HTC One (M7) taking home a slew of awards throughout the year. The HTC One (M8) followed in its footsteps improving on the design and again has been an industry leader when it comes to design. HTC released small(mini)[Read More…]

by 8:30 am on January 24, 2015 5 comments Carriers, News, Phones, Reviews
Google Cardboard is heading to the Sundance Film Festival – watch two official Sundance Selections now

Google Cardboard is heading to the Sundance Film Festival – watch two official Sundance Selections now

The Sundance Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. Since its beginning in 1978, a number of movies have gone on to become mainstream classics, including Super Troopers, Clerks, Reservoir Dogs and (500) Days of Summer. It’s become a little more mainstream these days with tech companies attending to show off new trends in[Read More…]

by 8:29 am on January 24, 2015 1 comment News
Good Deal: Get a Xiaomi Mi Band for $20

Good Deal: Get a Xiaomi Mi Band for $20

OzBargain is pointing to another great deal today – the Xiaomi Mi Band fitness tracker, delivered for just under AU$20. The once little-known Chinese manufacturer’s profile increased greatly in 2013 when they picked up Hugo Barra from Google, and since then their market share, profile and product quality has seen a stratospheric rise. Xiaomi’s Bluetooth connected band handles fitness tracking,[Read More…]

by 2:14 pm on January 23, 2015 8 comments Accessories, Deal, News
A Love Letter to Google Keep

A Love Letter to Google Keep

Remember Google Keep? It’s that note taking, list making, reminder service offered by Google, which perhaps has lost a lot of the momentum and publicity that it once had. It seems from the people I’ve spoken to about it, that “I’ve already got an app to do that” is the common response when you speak to people about the capabilities[Read More…]

by 5:29 pm on January 22, 2015 22 comments Apps, Google Services, News
HTC One (M9) is leaking again

HTC One (M9) is leaking again

The lead up to the launch of the new HTC flagship, codenamed ‘Hima’ has been seeing a few leaks of late. We’ve seen some specs on the device courtesy of Bloomberg and some images via Nowhere Else which were subsequently taken down due to complaint made to their source via the supplier of the image; which suggests that the images[Read More…]

by 1:39 pm on January 22, 2015 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Ultimate Ears launches the UE Megaboom in Australia – $350 from mid-February

Ultimate Ears launches the UE Megaboom in Australia – $350 from mid-February

Ultimate Ears (UE) last night hosted the launch of its UE Megaboom portable Bluetooth speaker at Sydney’s iconic Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool. The Megaboom is the big brother to the company’s popular UE Boom. For your money, you’re getting a blown-up UE Boom, with a few new additions. It’s a little over 21cm tall with a diameter of just under[Read More…]

by 12:30 pm on January 22, 2015 3 comments Accessories, News