Friday , February 16 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.

ChromeOS will soon allow you to run Android apps in the background .. and you can try it today

While Android apps on ChromeOS are really good, and have improved significantly since they were introduced earlier this year, it still isn’t a perfect experience. While it makes ChromeOS a perfectly viable Windows/Mac alternative (and I’ve been doing precisely this for the last month), it needs a bit more polish. …

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Synaptics announces first in-display fingerprint sensor, launching soon with prominent OEM

Get ready for even better integrated fingerprint sensors, with this breakthrough announcement from Synaptics. The new “Clear ID FS9500” fingerprint sensor is designed for phones with next to no bezels (like the LG V30+ above), and provides fingerprint authentication through the display panel itself. In one sense, Synaptics’ new technology …

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