Category Archives: Tablet

Review: Avantree Bluetooth 4.0 Micro USB Dongle

Bluetooth is a short-range personal area network technology which is used for transferring files, contact information, connecting hands free sets and stereo headsets to mobile phones, tablets and PCs wirelessly. While generally touted as easy to set up and get … Continue reading

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Review: Native Union POP Bluetooth Handset

Thanks to the guys at MobileZap, I’ve got my hands on the Native Union Retro Bluetooth POP Phone in Soft-Touch Black for me to thoroughly review. The POP phone is designed by David Turpin, inspired by the classic 1950’s Bakelite … Continue reading

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Review: Adonit Jot Script (Evernote Edition) & Jot Touch 4 Styli

As I’m sure some of you would be aware, yesterday was Christmas day. Judging from the responses to my poll, a majority of visitors to the website seem not to know what it is, or don’t celebrate it at all, … Continue reading

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Mixed Post: Solitary Confinement, WD RMA, Tablets, BluRay, APs, etc.

It’s been weeks since I last posted. Silences like these are very much depressing, both for myself and my visitors (I assume). Blogging is like a therapy – it’s a way of letting people know you’re still around, and giving … Continue reading

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Random: Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow …, Acer Iconia W3 and Windows 8.1, Site Update

It’s been an even slower week than normal. Somehow, after having ridden my 40km as I “normally” try to do last Saturday, and going through Sunday without any problems, on Monday I started to limp. My right ankle started to … Continue reading

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Review/Teardown: Unbranded Mini Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard (BK3001BA)

It’s pretty clear that tablet devices are a bit difficult when it comes to productivity. Trying to do anything that involves quite a bit of typing or data entry becomes a chore – I couldn’t imagine writing an entire blog … Continue reading

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Quick Review: Kogan Smart Covers (Nexus 7 Black and iPad Blue)

Kogan had a bit of a special on their smart covers last week where they were all discounted to just $9 with free shipping. At that price, I couldn’t resist giving it a go, so I ordered a Black Nexus … Continue reading

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Review: Blackberry Playbook

Friend: You bought a Blackberry Playbook? Me: I bought a Blackberry Playbook. Friend: You [emphasis] bought a Blackberry Playbook? Me: I [emphasis] bought a Blackberry Playbook! And just in case anyone was wondering … no I did not buy a … Continue reading

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Cheap Data: Kogan Mobile and Telstra Modems

Kogan Mobile is one of the hottest new-entrants into the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market. There are many MVNOs on the Australian market, including Virgin, Amaysim, Boost, Crazy Johns, Dodo, TPG, Pennytel, Live Connected, Red Bull Mobile, Lebara, Lycamobile, … Continue reading

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Browser Comparison on the “new iPad” (3rd Generation)

After some discoveries in comparing different browsers on the original iPad, I decided to do some comparisons on the “new iPad” (3rd Generation). This has a more beefy A5X dual core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU with a more respectable 1Gb of … Continue reading

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Comparing Browsers on an original iPad

The original iPad was released in 2010 – not that long ago, but has already been superseded many times, in fact, we’re now up to the 4th generation iPad (full size) now. Sure, the iPad was released with an A4 … Continue reading

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Smartphone and Tablet Apps: A marketing wasteland

Funnily enough, this post is prompted by a rather innocent thing – a fillet o’ fish burger from the well-recognized big M. Looks ordinary at first glance, but wait a minute – something’s different: With this “pattern”, and an app, … Continue reading

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Pixel Pitch Visual Comparison

Most of the photos on this website have been shot using my Canon SX110IS point and shoot camera out of convenience. One good thing about this camera is a very good macro ability “right out of the box”. As part … Continue reading

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Tripview Bus Time Offset Visualization

So after the discoveries made in earlier posts, I decided to make a bit of an investigation into the data itself. I chose M50, towards UNSW as the candidate route for investigation. So I scripted wget for a 30-second poll … Continue reading

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Update on Tripview Live Bus Data

[Continuing on from my last post about Tripview bus data] So I woke up this morning and what did I find? Something had changed. Requesting data at URL’s encoded with http://realtime.grofsoft.com/tripview/delays?routes=SB_???_u always returned no tuples, even for a known active … Continue reading

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Tripview and Sydney Buses Realtime Data

Once I saw that Tripview had Sydney Buses real-time data – I thought this would be fun to play with! One of my friends, Nonie, was quite interested in how the data was disseminated and collected, and I thought it … Continue reading

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Adonit Jot Mini

Well, one of my good friends (Irfan) showed me this in person, and I just had to have it. So I dutifully went over to The Stylus Company and bought myself one. What is it you ask? Well, it’s a … Continue reading

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Nexus 7 Browser Comparison and Overclocking

This one is more like two short articles in one – first I look at the Sunspider benchmark performance (v0.9.1) of several popular browsers under Android 4.1.2, and then I go into overclocking of the Nexus 7. Browser Comparison Popular … Continue reading

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Running Ubuntu on the Nexus 7

Just the other day, I bought a second Asus Nexus 7 tablet because I was interested in trying out Ubuntu Linux on it. With the instructions given by Ubuntu themselves, you can install Linux on your tablet, thus turning it … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Windows Mobile 2003SE in Pictures on HP iPAQ h5550

Having only just mentioned the evolution of PDAs, smartphones and tablets, I realized it would not be a proper description of Windows Mobile without actually showing you what it was capable of, in pictures. I reasoned that many of you … Continue reading

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RFID and NFC – what are they, and what are their applications?

NFC technology is starting to see some adoption in consumer devices, but what is it exactly? People still don’t seem to know what it is, what it’s for or what it does. I don’t blame them. But NFC technology has … Continue reading

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Nexus 7 Owners – NRT is the tool you need!

Well, ever since the Google/Asus Nexus 7 was first released, it has had a pretty good market reception. In fact, I bought two – one for me and one for my dad – I got the 8Gb model for $218 … Continue reading

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