Posts by tag: android

Gadgets November 4, 2013 posted by

Yezz Andy A5 – a budget Android smartphone? I’ll stick with my iPhone for now, thanks… [Hands-on]

The Yezz Andy A5 Android smartphone was released earlier this year, and we recently got a chance to go hands-on. If you aren’t familiar with Yezz (as I wasn’t), it’s a smartphone handset supplier that specializes in budget devices, including smartphones and tablets. Their devices work on most GSM networks (including T-Mobile and AT&T in the US), and they all ship unlocked, so all you have to do is pop in a SIM card and you are set to go….

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Yezz Andy A5 – a budget Android smartphone? I’ll stick with my iPhone for now, thanks… [Hands-on]
Gadgets November 1, 2013 posted by

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 – we test the groundbreaking 18 hour tablet and stand impressed [Video Review]

The launch this week of the brand new Lenovo Yoga Tablet range marks a new direction for Android tablet computers in general. The new devices, which come in 8 and 10 inch formats, may not offer many surprises in terms of architecture and performance, but they do feature some very cool features, including a ground breaking 18 hours battery life. We spend some valuable standby time putting the larger 10 inch Yoga Tablet 10 through its paces to bring you…

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 – we test the groundbreaking 18 hour tablet and stand impressed [Video Review]
Gadgets October 28, 2013 posted by

BowBlade – turns your smartphone into a virtual archery kit that Robin would be proud of

  Looking for a fix for your Robin Hood fantasies? Maybe you have been aching for the chance to strap on a leather girdle and some tights and do a little damage in the nearest forest? Whatever, there’s nothing like a bit of down home archery to calm the soul, and now there’s no need to waste time and money on an actual bow and arrow to make it come true.

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BowBlade – turns your smartphone into a virtual archery kit that Robin would be proud of
Gadgets October 22, 2013 posted by

Ceros Motion – Powerful Quad Core 7 Inch Twin SIM Tablet Phone At A Nice Budget Price [Review]

Don’t look now, but there’s a trend happening and it’s called ‘Tablet Phone’ . Yep that’s right, we’ve had phablets, phones and tablets, now we’ve got a new breed of hybrid which combines the best of tablet technology with the flexibility of a 3G smartphone. We’ve just finished testing one of the latest of these hot products and it’s made us sit up and take notice.

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Ceros Motion – Powerful Quad Core 7 Inch Twin SIM Tablet Phone At A Nice Budget Price [Review]
Free Software September 30, 2013 posted by

Bye Bye Blackberry – The Top 10 Free BBM Messenger Alternatives For RIM Refugees Everywhere

Oh sweet Blackberry, where did it all go wrong? RIM (parent company of Blackberry) announced recently that it is selling the company for the bargain basement price of $4.7 billion (the company once had revenues of over $19 billion in a single year). The company will be taken over by a group of Canadian private equity firms, but what happens next is anybody’s guess. The future of the Blackberry brand is now uncertain, astonishing when you remember it was once…

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Bye Bye Blackberry – The Top 10 Free BBM Messenger Alternatives For RIM Refugees Everywhere
Fun & Games September 18, 2013 posted by

Hands on with the Nvidia Shield at PAX

The Nvidia Shield was released about a month and a half ago ago and to be honest I wasn’t that excited, having been disappointed by handheld gaming devices in the past. However I finally got to try it for myself hands-on at the PAX conference recently, and boy has my tune changed.

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Hands on with the Nvidia Shield at PAX
Gadgets September 17, 2013 posted by

Fintie 3 in 1 Cable – one cable to charge them all…and by all we mean 10,000 devices

We all still unfortunately suffer from cable complications. The iPhone 4 uses the 30 pin connector, while the iPhone 5 and latest generation family all use the lightning connector. And every other device, including the top Android phones/tablets or even the latest digital cameras have support for microUSB. So, if you own a couple of devices with the mentioned connectors then you are definitely familiar with cable clutter on your desk.

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Fintie 3 in 1 Cable – one cable to charge them all…and by all we mean 10,000 devices
cool tech September 13, 2013 posted by

Plantronics RIG Gaming Headset [Best of PAX: Review]

The Plantronics RIG is a gaming headset like no other I’ve seen, and at a relatively modest price point to boot. I got to go hands on (or “ears on”) wth the RIG at PAX, and I it was very impressive indeed. The sound quality rivaled the $250 Turtle Beach Z Seven in my opinion, and that’s a professional gaming headset in every way.

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Plantronics RIG Gaming Headset [Best of PAX: Review]
Reviews August 21, 2013 posted by

AB Shutter – wireless remote makes it easy to take cool self portrait photos with your phone [Review]

Have you ever been in the situation where you want to take a photograph of the two of you together on vacation, but there’s no-one around to help out? Or you’re trying to grab a cool shot of you in front of that rare Sumatran tiger, but you’re not sure you can trust any nearby stranger to get it right (or not run off with your phone?). Well now there’s a cool solution.

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AB Shutter – wireless remote makes it easy to take cool self portrait photos with your phone [Review]
Bookmark This! July 4, 2012 posted by

Heading to London for the Olympics? Download this first…it might help

For those of you from foreign climates (i.e. anywhere outside the M25 motorway in the UK) who may be considering heading to London for the Olympics 2012 this month, we have a little tool we feel you may want to consider downloading for your Android smartphone. It’s (possibly) guaranteed to help you save the day if you’re in a social situation near the Olympic Village and find yourself grasping for a conversational gambit or two.

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Bookmark This! June 27, 2012 posted by

ISeeYou Lite keeps the screen on while you’re looking at your Android phone, just like the Galaxy SIII [Freeware]

One of the great things about an open development platform like Android is the free reign it gives independent developers to let rip with their skills and imagination. No sooner is a cool new feature announced from a major player like HTC or Samsung, than you’ll find coders across the world trying to deliver the same utility for other phone users on the platform.

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Bookmark This! June 25, 2012 posted by

Alive Video Wallpaper is the first HD live video wallpaper for Android which doesn’t suck [Freeware]

There’s a bunch of live wallpaper apps out there for Android, which typically come with a variety of different features and formats. Some are little more than animated slide-shows, others deliver pitifully low resolution video or stutter badly in operation. But to date there’s been no real ‘practical’ video wallpaper product which didn’t suck up all your phone’s processing power or battery life.

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Awesome June 22, 2012 posted by

The brilliant Airdroid integrates your smartphone and laptop browser to deliver real awesomeness [Freeware]

The smartphone is starting to push traditional computing aside, simply because a handset is generally more convenient to use than a cumbersome laptop (and let’s not even mention desktop PCs, where are they now?). Of course you can’t do everything with a phone, but you can definitely handle most of the communication tasks, like email and instant messaging (WhatsApp = total awesome!), as well as things like location searching and simple information browsing. But there are times when it would be really useful…

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Awesome June 19, 2012 posted by

10 superb Android apps that will make your smartphone photos sizzle [Freeware]

If you’re one of those who are convinced that smartphone photos are destined to forever remain washed out, blurry, flash destroyed disasters, think again. The latest breed of high resolution phone cameras has spurred on a new generation of apps designed to take advantage of all that lovely power and glory. These free apps promise to banish bad flash day and herald a new dawn of sophisticated DSLR functionality which almost – but not quite – could be mistaken for…

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