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Buy me a pie – Review

Buy me a pie – Review

Buy me a pie was released onto Android a couple of weeks ago and since then I have been putting it through its paces to see what this app has going for it over the numerous other shopping list apps in Google Play, so let’s take a closer look. There really isn’t much to shopping list apps, they allow you to add items to a list and then cross them off as you pick up those items in the store. Buy me a pie has a couple of nice features that I will get to in a minute, but for[Read More...]

by 11:31 AM on September 5, 2013 10 comments Apps, Reviews
Is a new tablet optimised version of Twitter on its way?

Is a new tablet optimised version of Twitter on its way?

I know a lot of users have been crying out for a tablet optimised version of the official twitter app, me included, but to date we have been stuck with using the stretched phone UI or find an alternative app that gives us what we want. With Twitter restricting developers of third party apps they really needed to do something about the tablet UI and it looks like we could be getting a new version soon. During Samsung’s Unpacked event at IFA they spoke about the redesigned Twitter app and even went as far as showing a screenshot for everyone[Read More...]

by 11:30 AM on September 5, 2013 1 comment Apps, News
Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch announced

Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch announced

The smartwatch scene seems to be heating up with some major players entering the market and Qualcomm have added their name to the ring with their new Toq smartwatch. Toq is a buttonless smartwatch with a full colour display and wireless charging. It has all of the bells and whistles you would expect from a smartwatch, like dismissing and answering calls, control your music, view messages and calendar appointments and more. To use these features the Toq will need to be paired with a phone running Android 4.0.3 or higher. With the built-in Qualcomm Mirasol display, the Qualcomm Toq offers[Read More...]

by 9:14 AM on September 5, 2013 5 comments Accessories, News, Smartwatch
Samsung’s new range of devices available in Australia “soon”

Samsung’s new range of devices available in Australia “soon”

Off the back of the IFA events overnight has come a rush of Press releases, Samsung have been quick to notify media outlets this morning of their intent to release the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear Smartwatch and Note 10.1 (2014 edition) in Australia soon. Following the success of the Samsung GALAXY Note range in Australia, we are excited to confirm that Samsung GALAXY Note 3 as well as the innovative new GALAXY Gear and the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) will all be launching in Australia soon. Pricing and availability information will be made available closer to the launch[Read More...]

by 9:14 AM on September 5, 2013 3 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Smartwatch, Tablets
Alcatel to announce One Touch Idol Alpha Android smartphone at IFA

Alcatel to announce One Touch Idol Alpha Android smartphone at IFA

With IFA upon us, the news about what companies will announce are increasing and this certainly is the case for Alcatel, who are set to announce another android smartphone device for its one touch series of devices. In a statement from the company, Alcatel are stating the One Touch Idol Alpha takes creativity to a new level with translucent edges, which illuminate in various modes either when the device is charging, when notifications come through, watching videos etc. Alcatel haven’t given away the details of what the Idol Alpha, however the following range of specs have been taken from the[Read More...]

by 7:56 AM on September 5, 2013 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Samsung announce the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition)

Samsung announce the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition)

If a hi-res Samsung Galaxy Note is what you’ve been waiting for then Samsung just answered you, announcing a successor to the now year old Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. The new tablet which is differentiated from its predecessor by the (2014 edition) tag on the end of the name comes with a 2560×1500 resolution display which is more than enough to satisfy most Note fans. The Note 10.1 (2014 edition) will come with many of the functions included with the Galaxy Note 3, like KNOX for protection against malware and phishing attacks as well as hacks performed on the device[Read More...]

by 5:09 AM on September 5, 2013 8 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Samsung announces the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

Samsung announces the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

Samsung has just taken the wraps off their first foray into the modern wearable computing market, officially announcing the Galaxy Gear. The Gear is actually designed to act more as a smart remote to your Galaxy device, in fact it will only work with the Note 3 and the new Galaxy Note 10.1 as well as the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note II after they receive firmware updates some time in October. Using Bluetooth 4.0(LE) the watch connects to your phone or tablet and will then allow you to do more interesting things like take calls via[Read More...]

by 4:43 AM on September 5, 2013 5 comments Smartwatch
Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 3

Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 3

Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Note 3, the newly updated Note comes with a faux leather like back cover which comes in three colours – Jet Black, Classic White and Blush Pink but Samsung will be making dozens of different colour swappable back covers available at launch. Of course with any new Galaxy Note device, there is additional S-Pen integration, with the Note 3 it’s called ‘Air Command’. Air Command is very similar to Halo in that it opens up a circular menu on the screen which contains five different applications – Action Memo, Scrapbook, The Screen, S Finder[Read More...]

by 4:12 AM on September 5, 2013 19 comments News
Asus unveils new Fonepads, MeMO Pads, Transformer and dual OS TrioBook

Asus unveils new Fonepads, MeMO Pads, Transformer and dual OS TrioBook

It’s a big night in Germany, Asus has just finished their presentation and there are 6 new devices from the Taiwanese manufacturer. We’ve been shown two new Fonepad devices the Fonepad 7 and Fonepad Note 6, as well as two new MeMO Pads in 8″ and 10″ varieties. We’ve also been introduced to the Trio Book a Windows/Android dual OS device as well as the latest Asus Transformer the TF701. Fonepad 7 and Fonepad Note 6 The two new Fonepads are going to be available in 6″ and 7″ varieties, although the 6″ Fonepad offers the functionality of a stylus[Read More...]

by 2:43 AM on September 5, 2013 1 comment Manufacturer, Tablets
Optus cut the price of the LG Optimus F5 in half – now $149

Optus cut the price of the LG Optimus F5 in half – now $149

If you’re an Optus customer and looking for a 4G phone, then you would benefit greatly from checking out the LG Optimus F5 over on the Optus Website. Optus has slashed the price of the phone from $299 down to a ridiculous $149. Spec wise it contains some very decent features which make for a pretty good phone and at $149 it’s insanely good value : 4.3″ qHD(960×540) IPS LCD Display 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon CPU 1GB RAM 8GB (Usable memory 5GB) with microSD Card Slot(Up to 32GB) 5MP Rear Camera with 1.3MP Front Facing Camera Wi-Fi 802.11[Read More...]

by 1:46 AM on September 5, 2013 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Sony QX10 and QX100 lens cameras officially announced.

Sony QX10 and QX100 lens cameras officially announced.

The Sony detachable ‘lens cameras’ designed to attach to your mobile phone have just been made official at the press event held at IFA in Berlin. The two models are the DSCQX10 and the DSCQX100 which are available in Black and White. Both the devices pair to your device using NFC to initiate a WiFi connection and pictures are stored on an SD Card built into the unit. The DSCQX10 contains an 18MP sensor with a f/3.3-f/5.9 lens that offers a 10x Optical Zoom. The DSCQX100 offers a slightly higher end 20MP sensor but a much better f/1.8-f/4.9 lens at[Read More...]

by 1:20 AM on September 5, 2013 0 comments Accessories
Sony Xperia Z1 officially announced – 20.7MP Camera with ‘G’ Lens

Sony Xperia Z1 officially announced – 20.7MP Camera with ‘G’ Lens

Sony has just announced the Xperia Z1 – the phone formerly known as ‘Honami’. The phone comes in a unibody aluminum shell in black, white and purple and is heavily focused on imaging. The phone contains a 20.7MP camera behind a G Lens which Sony has advised will have zero loss of clarity. The phone will be fully waterproof and dustproof, carrying an IP55 & IP58. Specs for the Xperia Z1 are as leaked this morning : 5-inch 1920×1080 (441 ppi) TFT, Triluminous, X-Reality Display 2.2GHz Quadcore Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 / Adreno 330 GPU 2GB RAM 16GB Internal Storage with[Read More...]

by 1:19 AM on September 5, 2013 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Minecraft Pocket Edition update brings external server support

Minecraft Pocket Edition update brings external server support

For Minecraft addicts, the biggest drawback of the Pocket Edition (and most requested feature) is to have external server support. While it was possible to log into external servers previous to this update, it wasn’t easy and caused some instability in the game itself. Mojang have their own official servers that you can hit once you’re in multiplayer mode in the game, or you can try Pocketmine-MP servers (even host your own if you’re inclined that way) that are available on the internet. There’s piles of bug fixes associated with this update as well, if you’re a Pocket Minecrafter head[Read More...]

by 7:55 PM on September 4, 2013 0 comments Apps, News