Tag Archives: tablet

Random: element14 Webinar, UNSW OWeek, Transport Sydney, etc.

I don’t know what it is, but the interval between these random posts seems to be getting more and more irregular. Part of the reason must be because of how insanely busy I’m becoming … it’s likely that blog posts … 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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Random: Bump/Flock to Shutdown, Inside Acer Iconia W3, Webcam Sensor, etc.

It almost seems like yesterday I wrote my last random post, but it’s now the weekend and that seems as good as any other time to put up another one. Bump and Flock to Shutdown Just before 6am AEDST, I … 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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Random Post: Ankle, Aldi Mobile “Unlimited”, Xmas Post, Device Updates, Pennytel, etc.

Hello guys! I’m back, but unfortunately, my body isn’t. I’ve spent a bit of time, in bits, collecting some thoughts which I should have posted about but haven’t had the motivation or time. Hopefully that keeps my readers a little … Continue reading

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Random Post: Rail Stuff, Win 8.1 Upgrade, Bushfires, Scanning NSW-GRN

The PhD has kept me busy all week, but that’s no reason for me not to blog. The random post comes a bit earlier this week – it’s been a bit of a bumper week already with some rail changes, … 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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Review: Acer Iconia W3 (Intel Atom Z2760) 8.1″ Windows 8 Tablet

Background Early in 2013, when it was announced that Acer and Asus (two of the biggest OEMs in the market) would stop producing netbooks, I was rather disappointed. I had always intended to write a blog post about it, but … Continue reading

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First Impressions: iOS7 goes live

By now, most of the readers probably already have the impression that I’m an Android “fan”. You’d only be partially right. While Android is my primary “mobile” platform, I’m slowly growing platform agnostic – I’ve used many from Windows Mobile, … 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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Weekend “Box of Chocolates” Post: Parraconnect Wi-Fi, Android 4.3, Transport stuff

It’s been a busy week of work – there hasn’t been much time to blog. Well, except for today where I am able to “unload” a pile of posts that have been waiting for me to write about. Parraconnect Wi-Fi … 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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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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Before iOS came Windows Mobile and Palm

The smartphones and tablets which we take for granted nowadays are an evolution of technology over time. While the Apple and the iPhone, along with Research in Motion’s Blackberry (which ironically, is also sinking quite badly at the time of … Continue reading

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Nokia N800 “Internet Tablet” – finally retires!

So, what does one do with a blog? I’ve proposed that I’ll start writing posts – mainly technology related ones, or related to tinkering. I think that’s something which a few people might be interested in and or even find … Continue reading

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