Tag "Jelly Bean"

D-Link makes TVs out of Android phones and tablets

January 20, 2015

Video-on-demand may be gradually impeding the world of broadcast TV, but many of us still switch on every night, and with a new gadget on the way, we might even be able to do it from any place we have our phones and tablets.

Oppo brings phones to Australia with four models

September 2, 2014

Home theatre component maker Oppo has been making phones since 2008, but we haven’t seen many here except through specialist retailers, but that’s set to change with Australia now on the list.

Changing the face of Android: how to make a smartphone look different

August 14, 2014

Tired of how your Android phone looks? No worries, because with a few simple clicks, you can fix that and make it look special.

Aviate Android launcher leaves invite only, now available to all

June 24, 2014

One of the best parts about owning an Android phone is that you can change the look of the home screen whenever you want, and if the look of your Samsung, Sony, HTC, or LG is getting you down, it might be time to try something else.

Canon embraces Instagram with a portable printer for retro-pics

June 19, 2014

Most of us love taking photos on our smartphones, and with photographic social networking services like Instagram, VSCO, and Facebook, many of us are finding outlets to send our social creativity, but printing just doesn’t happen anymore, and Canon wants to change that.

Mac and Windows come to Android with Parallels

June 17, 2014

The days where you have to be settled and situated at your computer are over, and provided your desktop or laptop is connected, you can access it from your smartphone, says Parallels.

After the review: how updates can kill a great product

June 5, 2014

By the time a reviewed product makes its way into your hands, there’s a good chance something about it has changed. It might not be much, but it also might be something major, and if you’ve ever wondered why something that reviewed so well doesn’t work remarkably for you, there’s a good chance it’s been updated post-review.

Teac adds Android and 3D to a few TVs

June 2, 2014

If a TV doesn’t have a smart interface, it’s missing out on the web, and if it doesn’t have 3D, it’s missing out on a movie experience. Teac, however, would like people to know its new TVs have no problem having both.

Google’s Chromecast comes to Australia, $49 for most devices to stream to your TV

May 28, 2014

We all have TVs, and we all have smartphones and computers, but wouldn’t it be nice if all of these would just play along nicely? Google looks to be delivering just that with a gadget coming to stores for a buck less than a fifty.

Huawei brings a “selfie king” to the mid-range in June

May 9, 2014

Taking selfies seems to be the thing at the moment. We’re probably not doing it enough, but if you are, you’re probably wishing the front facing camera on your phone was a little better, and that’s where a new phone from Huawei comes in.

Soniq cuts costs with a $799 55 inch Full HD telly

March 26, 2014

Every year, the average size for TV purchases changes, and while last year 47 inches was where it was at, this year it’s all about 55 inch tellies, with prices dropping below a grand.

Sony shrinks a flagship to make the Z1 Compact and Blue Tick certified

March 12, 2014

If you fancy yourself a new phone and love the idea of the water resistant 4G Sony Xperia Z1, but wasn’t enthused by the big 5 inch size, there’s good news coming in a smaller package.

Sony’s Xperia range gets two to start 2014, new flagship supports 4K recording

February 25, 2014

With Mobile World Congress getting well and truly underway overseas, Sony is already talking up what it plans to release shortly, with a new Z flagship breaking ground, and a mid-range M made for anyone looking for value.

Asus adds an Android 8 inch for tablet tribes

January 29, 2014

Not everyone needs a tablet, but those of you love the portable touchscreen that is a tablet have a new one to pick from, with Asus bring its first 8 inch model to Australia.

Kogan preps a budget 3G tablet for 7 inch surfing wherever

January 23, 2014

If the idea of a tablet with its own internet connection anywhere gets your attention, but the price of other 3G tablets turns you off, Kogan may soon have something to grab your interest.

How to get voice activated Google search working on Android phones and tablets

January 21, 2014

One of the upcoming features for Google Now is the voice activated search, which makes it possible to activate the Google equivalent of Siri by just speaking, and without pressing a button. So how do you make this work on your Android phone?

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