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Strava Cycling — App Review
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Strava Cycling — App Review

With so many running, cycling and various assorted fitness apps out there at the moment I thought I would take a look at one of the more popular cross fitness styled applications, Strava. Immediately there’s a lot to like about the app, regardless of whether you’re on Android or iOS (clearly my testing has been done Android, not the latter).[Read More…]

in Apps, News, Reviews by at 10:08 am on February 17, 2014
Sony QX100 Lens-style Camera — First Impressions
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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[Read More…]

in News, Phones, Reviews by at 3:18 pm on February 13, 2014
HP Chromebook 11 — First Look
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HP Chromebook 11 — First Look

The HP Chromebook 11 enters an increasingly crowded market, where there are (at least in Australia) a good number of choices in Chromebooks around the $300-$400 mark. Already we’ve seen the Samsung Chromebook, Acer C7, Acer C720 and glimmers of an HP Chromebook 14, but there is definitely room left for innovation in this space. Chromebooks are often criticised for[Read More…]

in Reviews by at 3:32 pm on February 6, 2014
LG G Pad 8.3 — Review
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LG G Pad 8.3 — Review

Can LG supersize the excellent G2 smartphone and weave the same magic in tablet form? We haven’t seen a lot of activity from LG in the tablet market, despite its relative maturity. Looking back, LG last dipped its toes into the nascent Android tablet market when Honeycomb was officially A Thing with a number of devices that never really set[Read More…]

in Reviews by at 9:17 am on January 31, 2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) — Review
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) — Review

Samsung have been making some impact in the tablet market in the past 12 months but does the 2014 edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1 stand out in the ever-growing crowd of premium tablets? Samsung are the big success story when it comes to Android, they dominate the market with sales figures, profits and a huge market share with their[Read More…]

in Reviews, Tablets by at 4:07 pm on January 20, 2014
Motorola Moto G — Review
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Motorola Moto G — Review

Motorola’s release of the Moto G marks the first handset released onto the Australian market from the mobile giant in quite some time. While it was hoped the Moto X would make it to Australia, it seems this was not to be, and after the mostly impressive release of the Moto RAZR M and RAZR HD in late 2012, it’s[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 7:02 pm on January 17, 2014
Samsung Galaxy Gear — Review
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Samsung Galaxy Gear — Review

How does Samsung’s smart watch stack up? The Galaxy Gear is Samsung’s first entry into the smart watch, or “wearables”, market. It joins the Pebble and Sony‘s Sony’s Smartwatch 2 in what seems to be a developing market. It’s arguable whether there is a need for this new generation of wearable technology – there is in fact no real ‘need’[Read More…]

in News, Reviews, Smartwatch by at 7:51 am on December 16, 2013
Game Review: Formula Legend – F1 Management
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Game Review: Formula Legend – F1 Management

When we attended the EB Games Expo back in October, we met Nathan Harper from Beer Mogul games who showed us his Formula Legend – F1 Management game for Android. It was actually lauched at that time, but we’ve only just managed to get around to giving it a full workout, but we have so here we go. Gameplay Your[Read More…]

in News, Reviews by at 9:18 am on December 10, 2013
Review: Car Dock Qi Charger
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Review: Car Dock Qi Charger

Last year when Google introduced Qi charging for the Nexus 4 we were all super excited to be able to charge our phones sans wires. At the time though, Qi charging for phones was relatively new and many people were burnt (along with suppliers and sellers) with Qi chargers that were less than perfect. They heated the phone up to[Read More…]

in Accessories, Reviews by at 10:36 am on December 5, 2013
Nexus 5 — Review
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Nexus 5 — Review

Not just for Nexus fans Since the Nexus One was released in 2010 Google have been using the Nexus line to cater to lots of different use cases and needs. Nexus phones have served honourably as Android Developer phones. Nexus phones have been the poster child for the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) too. If you wanted to modify your[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 10:00 am on December 1, 2013