Tonight on 2GB, I’ll be turning on my Periscope app to show me in action “live in studio”. Periscope is a live video broadcasting service from Twitter that allows anyone to turn their smartphone into a broadcasting camera. Although I haven’t used it much yet, I’ve gained 100 followers and have had over ten thousand […]
The iPhone 6 Plus Bends.
Earlier, I had looked at the iPhone 6 Plus as a potentially awesome Google Phone. Of course, only a couple of days later, the interwebs were choking with news that the iPhone 6 Plus bends. It pretty much took over the entire smartphone discussion sphere around the world, and naturally spawned thousands of memes, […]
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Price Drop
Here in Australia, Samsung have officially moved price on their entire Galaxy Tab 10.1 range this weekend, with the 16GB Wi-Fi model now only $479 RRP. Here’s the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 price repositions at RRP levels across the range: 16GB Wi-Fi only: $479 64GB Wi-Fi only: $699 16GB Wi-Fi/3G: $629 64GB Wi-Fi/3G: $829 The […]
CES 2012: Nest Makes Home Climate Control Cool.
Who would have thought that a thermostat could be sexy? Then again, companies like Dyson and Apple have shown just how seemingly innocuous or technical products can become something akin to a piece of art. Nest takes the idea of a thermostat and drags it kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Based on a […]
Dyson Ball DC39 Vacuum Cleaner: First Look
What do vacuum cleaners and mobile phones have in common? Both have game changing industry leaders who never gave up on their dream of building a better product and were willing to eschew the “let’s make it cheaper, so we can sell more” mindset that some manufacturers fall into. Apple and Dyson have focused on […]
Steve Jobs’ Legacy is in the Clouds.
Yesterday, shortly after the passing of Steve Jobs was reported, my Twitter feed and Facebook news items were almost exclusively reflections and tributes for the co-founder of Apple. Amongst the quotes and condolences, one comment stuck out for me : “Steve Jobs is in the iCloud now.” That particular statement resonated with me as I’ve […]
Apple Announces iPhone 4GS with Increased Capacity and Improved Camera, Voice Command
Today, Apple released details on their latest update to their iPhone, called the iPhone 4S. Looking very similar externally to the outgoing model, the processor has been upgraded to the A5 dual core processor, and includes dual-core graphics. This extends the iPhone’s ability to play higher-end games that require more graphics power, and in turn […]
Apple’s Steve Jobs: The Game Changer
Here’s a true story. A couple of months ago I had to make a trip to one of our new stores to help train the sales staff. I loaded the store’s address into my GPS so I could get to the store quickly and efficiently. I had a couple of new albums that I’d purchased […]
The Bigger They Are…HP Touchpad No More!
A week can be a long time in the consumer electronics world and in the smartphone and tablet space, it can be a lifetime. For the new HP Touchpad it was less than a week. In Australia, it had only just been released to lukewarm reception at the beginning of last week. By week’s end, […]
From iPhone to Android…and Back?
Ever since I migrated from my iPhone 4 to a new Samsung Galaxy S II, I’ve been keen to cover my experiences using the Android platform. With iOS 5 due to be released later this year, I thought it would be a great opportunity to see what the competitor smartphone ecosystem had to offer, and […]