Tag Archive: smartphone

Oct 27 2013

My Thoughts on the Pebble Smartwatch

The smartwatch is the next potential battleground for smart devices and the Pebble seemed to garner significant interest ahead of the big name manufacturers getting on board in a major way. Particularly, with smartphones getting larger screens approaching a whopping six inches I could see the benefit in having a smartwatch paired with a smartphone …

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Sep 17 2013

Panasonic SC-BTT880 3D Blu-ray Home Theatre System Unboxing

It’s been a while between receiving this unit and being able to unbox it but I was waiting to sell the old SC-BTT755 home theatre system so I didn’t have the house cluttered up 🙂 For the sake of clarification, there was nothing really wrong with the BTT755 – it was in great nick and …

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Sep 04 2013

Microsoft Buys Nokia’s Devices and Services Business

This is already major news but if you’ve been under a rock then Microsoft is acquiring Nokia’s smartphone business and a ten year license arrangement to use the Nokia brand on mobile phone products. Perhaps the major kicker is access to Nokia’s intellectual property which is important as the smartphone wars heat up on both …

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Aug 04 2013

Incoming Gadget – Google Chromecast

Another short and sweet update. I missed out on the initial release but I have placed an order for Google’s new Chromecast product. In a nutshell, it’s a dongle that you plug into your television in a spare USB socket for power as well as an HDMI socket to send video and audio to the …

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May 10 2013

An Alternative to the Traditional Magnifying Glass

Unfortunately, not everything comes in a digital format these days with the humble paper printout still finding a place in many home and office environments. In some cases, the text on the printout can be too small to read unless you’ve got some very good eyesight. This might have you rummaging around trying to find …

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Oct 30 2012

Unsticking Wi-Fi or Bluetooth on Smartphones and Tablets

Despite how incredible smartphones and tablets can be when they are operating correctly there will come the odd occasion where your device might get its knickers in a twist and fail to connect to a local Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth device automatically. This can be frustrating but there is a simple solution to get your …

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Oct 21 2012

Another Milestone – One Thousand Articles and Counting

It’s been a big week and a big year for the blog. Not too long ago the blog racked up 1000,000 visits and well over 100,000 pageviews in the process which was quite pleasing for something that started out as a way to keep me in the rhythm of writing in between university semesters and …

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Jul 16 2012

Don’t Skimp on Protecting Your Smartphone

Smartphones aren’t cheap, particularly  the good ones which tend to be the most popular. While many do go on twelve or twenty four month contracts and pay off the cost of the phone over those periods of time you’re still left with the bill should anything happen to your smartphone in terms of damage. Of …

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Jun 30 2012

“Unable to Switch Calls” on Android

On my Android phones, I seemed to have an issue when I would be on the phone and a second call would arrive triggering the call waiting notification. However, when I wanted to put my first call on hold and answer the second call I would get the following message on my phone: “Unable to …

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Jun 02 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III Unboxing

Following on from yesterday’s heads up on my acquisition of a Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone I have also managed to record an unboxing and sneak peak video whilst up in Cairns on holiday. Over the last couple of days I have had more of an opportunity to use the phone ahead of doing a preview …

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