Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Step up your game with Overwatch Razer ManO’War analog headset

2016-09-28 FANS of the team-based multi-player first person shooter Overwatch can now power up their in-game audio experience with the Overwatch Razer ManO’War Tournament Edition analog gaming headset. Designed to provide comfort over hours of game play,...

DSLR videographers rejoice with Panasonic’s new line

2016-09-28 PANASONIC’s GH3 was a game changer in DSLR videography, providing bit rates that cameras $10,000 above were doing in a small and convenient micro four thirds (M43) body short of a zero from the $10,000 price tag. Whilst I was doing full-time...

LG V20, the ultimate smartphone for the media junkie

2016-09-28 NOW that the iPhone 7 buzz has simmered down a little, let’s all step out of Apple’s reality distortion field for a moment and shift our focus back to Android. One major advantage of being in the Android camp is choice. You are not limited to one...

Google launches service to take internet to India malls, cafes

2016-09-28 GOOGLE, a unit of Alphabet Inc, said it launched Google Station in India, a service that aims to deepen its reach across the country, as the search giant seeks to bring more people on to its Google platform.Under the service, Google will roll out...

Some Samsung Note7 phones needed second swop

2016-09-28 JUST a month or so after getting their hands on Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Note7 phones, thousands of consumers have had to exchange them for new ones this month, in a worldwide recall of the phones sparked by incidents in which they caught fire.A...

3 apps to help you keep track of your money

2016-09-28 ARE you one of those people who check their bank balances at the end of the month, just before pay day, and wondered, “Where the heck did my money go?” If you are, and you want to know exactly where your money went then you might need an expense...

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Twitter enables longer tweets as part of growth push

2016-09-21 TWITTER announced Monday it was easing its 140-character limit on tweets, in the latest effort to broaden the appeal and boost the user base of the social network.The new policy announced in May and now in effect no longer factors in certain add-...

All about the AirPods in iPhone 7

2016-09-21 BY NOW you would have heard that Apple’s latest iPhone will not come with a headphone jack. This is kind of old news to us in the tech world, especially since Motorola has already done this with its latest smartphone. What’s new (and ugly) is...

Google smartphone expected at Oct 4 event

2016-09-21 GOOGLE late Monday sent out invitations to an October 4 event, hinting that the internet titan will show off a new smartphone powered by its Android mobile software.Emailed invitations revealed only the time and place for the gathering in San...

Be your own hero with new GoPro

2016-09-21 IT SEEMS that more and more people are getting into action cameras these days, whether they’re into extreme sports or just casual shooting. Unlike standard cameras, you can get a lot more out of action cams like the popular GoPro cameras. These...

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

7 is finally here

2016-09-14 THE unprecedented buzz surrounding the launch of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last week proves just how strong the Apple brand is. I, for one, admire Apple for making the most loved consumer product on the planet, even though other...

A (budget) guide to great music

2016-09-14 THERE are a handful of streaming sites out there now, and for music lovers, if you haven’t signed up for one you’re missing out. My choice is Spotify; yes, the free version is not available in Brunei, but I have managed a workaround and got the “...

Facebook announces payment capabilities for Messenger service

2016-09-14 FACEBOOK Messenger application, which now boasts a billion users, is introducing new capabilities that will make it possible to pay for goods and services through Messenger or through “bots”, or automated programs, that use the messaging app.David...

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Sony’s new XZ might be the way for mobile photography

2016-09-07 THERE has been a lot of competitors in the smartphone camera front in the past year, such as Huawei’s P9 collaboration with Leica, and LG’s G5 with full manual and RAW. Motorola just announced its Hasselblad modular add on, of course there’s...

Take buttery smooth videos with the Osmo Mobile

2016-09-07 THE recently-held IFA trade show didn’t really wow me that much. New phones, new smartwatches, virtual reality goggles, smart washing machines; I’ve seen them all before, and there was nothing that really caught my attention. Well, except for one...

Apple event has world watching for new iPhone

2016-09-07 APPLE is expected to unveil a new iPhone and maybe even a second-generation smartwatch at a special event in San Francisco today.The rumour mill has been grinding away with talk of iPhone 7 models that will boast faster chips, more sophisticated...

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Fitbit makes exercise even more of a game

2016-08-31 FITBIT wants to help you exercise more by making you think you’re hiking famous trails instead of strolling around your neighbourhood.The new motivational feature, called Adventures, is available to all Fitbit users through a free app update.The...

Apple sued over iPhone 6 touchscreen freezes

2016-08-31 A LAWSUIT filed in Silicon Valley federal court over the weekend accuses Apple of knowingly selling defective iPhone 6 models with screens that stop responding to touch.Attorneys representing the three Apple smartphone owners named as plaintiffs in...

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note might just tick all the boxes

2016-08-31 SAMSUNG…. I never really was a fan of its smartphones. When Android was starting to gain traction a few years ago, there was the Samsung Galaxy S and HTC Desire. I chose the HTC primarily because of the software skin, and then, the phone’s built....

Take pro quality videos with your smartphone

2016-08-31 IF ANYONE ever told me 15 years ago that someday I could afford a video camera more advanced and highly pocketable than my dad’s camcorder, I probably would’ve laughed. The fact that we can now shoot high quality video with our smartphones is...