With a build up of rumours and a surprise announcement, Google has kept us on our toes. The Nexus 4 is pretty much as we expected it to be, but some have expressed huge disappointment in the lack of 4G capabilities on the phone. As such, we saw earlier today that Telstra will not be stocking the Nexus 4, because
..customers are increasingly demanding a high speed mobile internet experience on their devices so we are focused on bringing models that are compatible with our 4G LTE-enabled network to market
Upon hearing that Telstra would not be stocking the Nexus 4, I reached out to Vodafone for some more info.
I thought that the only network that does …
With summer around the corner, I’m sure many of you are planning some trips away. Whether you are road-tripping or jet-setting, you are likely to be spending money, and perhaps splitting a few bills along the way. Settle Up claims to be the solution to the dreaded “I think it’s your turn to pay”, and is most definitely ‘the best way to organise group expenses’.
In all, this app is pretty simple. First, you create a group; add all the people who will be involved, and ensure you have their email addresses to allow the app to sync with the other users’ phones.
Second, you add each new payment as it occurs – I found it useful …
A magistrate in the Australia Capital Territory has today found that the use of tracking application to find your stolen device is legal. It was found that the use of a tracking application on an iPhone, in order to track a stolen iPad was acceptable. The man who had his iPad stolen tracked his device to an unknown garage. Luckily, he heard his iPad make a ringing sound from within the garage and informed the police, who found numerous other stolen goods within the property owner’s garage.
So, what does this mean for us Androiders? We can now use a tracking application in order to locate our phones or tablets if they happen to be lost or stolen – and …
‘A solid device with some unfortunate drawbacks’
The Toshiba AT300 is easy to use and easy to handle. With its powerful quad-core processor, on paper it seems as though you wouldn’t need anything more. However, there are a few features of the tablet that would make me apprehensive to take the next step and purchase it…
|Excellent feel in you hands||Vibrates too much|
|Curved gorilla-glass display||Metallic lip that falls over the screen is questionable|
|Ice Cream Sandwich Ready||Auto-rotation slow and frustrating.|
|No on-screen buttons||No 3G Support|
WHAT WE LIKED
The Toshiba AT300 is a well-built piece of hardware. With a NVIDIA quad-core Tegra 3 processor, the device is easy to use and …
Over the weekend, I sat down with Ruslan Kogan, the founder and owner of Kogan products. Kogan has embraced the Android OS, and made many Android fans happy with his insanely cheap prices on not only his own products, but also other branded products, such as Samsung and ASUS. With an ever-evolving Android ecosystem, I thought it was necessary to conduct this interview to gather some opinions from the electronics giant, and see where Kogan is heading with Android in the future.
J.S: How does Kogan manage such cheap prices?
R.K: Kogan has the best prices in the world because we’re nobody’s bitch. You see, most retailers will have an exclusive relationship with a single distributor. This means …
Losing investors, stock drops, and subsequent pleas to the public have left investors feeling weary about HTC. They have not quite regained consciousness in the phone market. The Taiwanese manufacturer has been showing more and more signs of downfall, with little downplay of their struggles. For HTC, it seems as though their doors are slowly closing – but does an open admission of areas of improvement mean that they will be able to regain their former glory?
Whilst HTC may be (albeit slowly) experiencing growth each quarter, it feels as though their growth has been somewhat stunted. In an uncovered memo from CEO Peter Chou, there is reason to believe that HTC have experienced such a sharp decline due to …
Update: A reader of ours, Bob Burgess, has done some research and discovered the area that Google Transit Maps covers in Sydney. It covers quite a large area (approximately 150km radius) and includes trains, buses and the ferry. Read the full excerpt from Google+ here.
Oh I just felt I should mention that it now also works in Newcastle, trains busses and the ferry. This probably means it’s been done for the entire city rail network and it’ll work in any NSW cities that run on the same system i.e. you can use the city rail website. I don’t know how far it extends but that probably means good news for Wollongong too
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‘A high end feel for a mid range phone’
The Huawei Vision is a phone, which on first impression would seem less than exciting. However, the combinations of a solid build quality and the Huawei UI make the phone more-than enjoyable. Read further for my full review on the Huawei Vision.
|Solid, comfortable design||Runs on Gingerbread 2.3|
|Replaceable Battery||Material phone is made out of it easily scratched and tarnished|
|Curved Screen||Only 1GB Internal Memory|
WHAT WE LIKED
Huawei is not a name that most people are yet familiar with. Hailing from China, I too, knew little of what Huawei had to offer. But there are several features of this phone, if they are further developed, …
Over the weekend, HTC announced that its 50% share in Beats Electronics will be re-sold back to Dr. Dre’s company for $150 million. Only in August last year did HTC purchase its majority share in Beats Electronics for $309 Million, and to the surprise of many, have suddenly re-sold half of their purchase, at a loss of $4.9 million.
HTC Corporation has said that the sale ”provides Beats with more flexibility for global expansion while maintaining HTC’s major stake and commercial exclusivity in mobile”, however the true nature of the sale, for now, is unknown. Whether HTC aimed to raise revenue through their sale of beats, or they came to the realisation that such a stake provided no advantage to …
Usually, anything extra in my notification bar is simply frustrating – but developer Tomas Hubalek has got it right. Simple, fashionable and sleek; this battery widget truly compliments the look of your phone or tablet.
‘Battery Widget? Reborn!’ is a fantastic little addition to your phone or tablet, that you will be thankful for once downloading.
Simply, it will keep notice of your remaining battery life by percentage in your notification bar, and upon dragging this bar down, it will show you how much time you have left until your phone is dead, and what the current internal temperature of your phone is.
So Windows is at it again – ‘smoking’ unsuspecting passer by’s in the hope of showing to them how good the Windows phone actually is.
I get it – a simple, tiled display, which can access things quite quickly is cool – but I don’t think this makes Windows a great UI.
In any case, let’s look at what is happening; employees are challenging smart phone users to perform simple tasks. Understandably, the Windows phone will be faster than a phone that has been used, and where any kind of memory has been consumed. But imagine I am a well-seasoned Androider – and have just purchased, for example, a Galaxy S III or a HTC One X. I don’t …
Many sources have hinted at the recent flagship phone for HTC, the One X, as being the last chance for the manufacturer to get-it-right. Naturally, I enjoy keeping up to date with all things Android, and had a closer look at what has happened to the Taiwanese manufacturer.
The HTC One X is still a brilliant phone – with a quad core, 1.5Ghz processor, it would satisfy all our current mobile needs. Its specs place it at the top of the smart phone market. However, it seems as though HTC have not managed to create a huge following for its phone. This could be attributed to a number of factors; the release date, the lack of hype around its release, …