Monday , May 21 2018

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

[Updated] Google Assistant integration is coming to the entire Netgear Arlo range of security cameras

Update 3/3/18: Google Assistant integration is now live. You can pair your Netgear Arlo cameras with Google Assistant and use voice commands to do things like “Show me the lounge camera on Living Room TV”. Here’s how to pair your Arlo cameras with Assistant: Just yesterday we were talking about Netgear’s …

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Qualcomm unveiled a Snapdragon 700 series at MWC 2018, offering a compromise between price and power

For some time now, while Qualcomm makes a number of different Snapdragon mobile application processors, the big names have been the 600 and 800 series, which respectively offer mid-range price and all-out premium performance. There hasn’t really been a compromise between the two, until now, and that’s what Qualcomm promises …

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Huawei’s MateBook X Pro could be the best Windows laptop around .. will it come to Australia?

Huawei may have just made a Windows laptop that’s as desirable as Apple’s MacBook. It always used to be that Windows laptops lagged behind Apple in industrial design; while Apple made desirable, instantly recognisable unibody laptops, manufacturers of Windows laptops made ugly grey devices recognisable only for being non-descript.  That …

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Ausdroid wraps up MWC 2018

It has been another busy year at Mobile World Congress 2018, with a number of premium smartphone announcements, and developments in the mid-range which will bring mobile connectivity to the next billion people. Join us for a quick video walkthrough of the MWC conference venue, with a voiceover discussion of …

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