The worlds largest PC Maker attempts ChromeOS With very little fanfare, the HP Pavillion 14(c001tu) Chromebook crept into Harvey Norman and JB Hifi stores in late March, joining the Acer C7 and Samsung Series 3 Chromebooks which were already on-sale. This entry by HP into the Chromebook market brings to three the total number of devices running ChromeOS that you can buy in Australia. HP is currently at the top of the list when it comes to global market share for PC sales and this dominance includes a long and fairly prestigious pedigree in laptop manufacturing. With their existing market... Continue reading
The Galaxy S III was super popular, but can Samsung repeat last year's success against renewed competition? The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is set to be the hottest smartphone of 2013, and considering the success of its predecessor, will likely cement Samsung's place as the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world. It does face some tough competition from all fronts though, with HTC really stepping up their game with the One, renewed efforts by Nokia to place Windows Phone 8 on the radar with its beautiful and colourful Lumia series, as well as solid... Continue reading
Norton Mobile Security promises a lot on the packet; so many features that it concerned me how it could achieve this without impacting system performance and battery life. The Lite version of Norton Mobile Security is free and packs a decent set of features. The Pro version will set you back a $29.99 annual subscription for some additional features. The subscription can be shared across multiple Android phones and tablets,which goes some way to justifying the cost. To be honest, I've never seen the need for anti-virus/malware apps on Android, however, malware on Android does receive some... Continue reading
linuxtracker.org and there are numerous places to download out of copyright media on the internet. A torrent extension had eluded me in the Chrome Web Store until I stumbled over a Reddit thread which pointed out the existence of JSTorrent. Once Installed the client actually works really well, albeit with some modifications to the way you normally get torrents. I tried downloading the .torrent file and then dragging the file onto the... Continue readingTorrents are a great way of downloading files, the Linux community has long embraced Bit Torrent as an excellent way to distribute files through places like
Google Music service to Australia. The question now is: was it worth the wait? We want you to be able to make up your own mind. First we’ll look at the features of the service for new users, and how people with a large collection of music files collected from their own CD’s or from other services might benefit from the switch. Then we’ll look at how you can listen to your collection on other Android devices,... Continue readingAfter many years of whining, crying, stamping our feet and generally yelling at Google in frustration, the search giant has finally brought its
It's crunch time for HTC. After a disastrous 2011 in which they released a boatload of devices that were pretty much the same phone but a bit less dodgy, they decided to focus on one 'hero device' that would carry their brand. That device was the HTC One X, and to HTC's credit it was actually a very good phone - better, some would say, than the Galaxy S3. Unfortunately for HTC though, a combination of a tarnished brand image from the previous year, an underwhelming marketing campaign and HTC's baffling decision to then muddy their own waters with the... Continue reading
LG has struggled in the last few years with their smartphone attempts, but since the release of the L Series as pre-paid offerings, they've begun to show signs of life in the Australian market. Last year they took the number two pre-paid manufacturer spot, showing a strong intention to reign supreme in the Australian market. The Australian launch of the Optimus G as a post-paid (on-contract) device on the Telstra 4G network marks their return as a premium quality, high end brand in... Continue readingIs the Optimus G just the Nexus 4 with LTE, or something better?
Humble Bundle 5, Solar 2 is the one that has really caught my attention, with the exception of Sword and Sworcery EP which was recently added and which I had already purchased through the Play Store. Solar 2 has been developed by "Murudai" aka Jay Watts who is an Australian developer. Solar 2 has been around for quite a while on PC and has recently made it debut on Android. This game has been developed by just one person as seen on the Solar 2 website. Solar 2 was developed... Continue readingOf all of the games in the