Norman Ma

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts for the Photographer

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and if you’re like me, you’re probably in a state of semi-panic thinking about the volume of gifts you need to pick up for family and friends in the next few weeks. If you’ve got a photographer on the gift list, chances are they’ll be even pickier than most about the gifts they receive. Luckily, we’ve come up with a list of photographic […]

Nokia Lumia 930 – A Photographer’s Review

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Sometimes, lightning strikes twice. We’ve already had the chance to review the Nokia Lumia 930 as a day-to-day phone, and Stewart found the Lumia to be the best Windows Phone to date. However, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a deeper look at the phone from a photographer’s perspective – to see how Nokia’s vaunted reputation for mobile photography fares here.

Why mobile photography is completely broken

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I think there’s something fundamentally broken about how we work with mobile photographs today. Take a look at how a large majority of people might deal with photographs on a smartphone. We capture pictures using the in-built camera app, automatically adding it to an infinite camera roll where every single photo we’ve ever taken on our phone resides. We’ll open each one up (one at a time) in our favourite […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Review: Most Productive Tablet Ever?

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Despite their initial efforts resulted in $900 million in inventory writedowns, Microsoft is taking a second shot at the tablet market with its latest devices under the Surface brand – the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2.

When it was announced last year, it was a shock departure from what Microsoft had traditionally relied on for Windows – release the software, and rely on its third-party OEM partners to push products running the OS. However, when the Surface RT came out, it received a mixed response from critics and sales were below expectations.

Microsoft announces Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and a slew of accessories

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After eighteen months in development, Microsoft has announced the next generation of Surface tablets, with Redmond revealing the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 at a press conference in New York City. As rumoured, the Surface 2 (dropping the RT moniker) features an NVIDIA Tegra 4 SoC, a hefty upgrade from the ageing Tegra 3 in the current Surface RT, and will be running Windows RT 8.1. Most of the […]

Huawei Ascend P2 First Impressions

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This morning, at an event in Sydney, Huawei launched the Ascend P2, the first smartphone with Category 4 LTE launched in Australia. Featuring a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 32GB of storage, a 13-megapixel camera and a 4.7-inch screen – the Ascend P2 is launching with Telstra on July 30. First, a quick run-down of the specs of the P2: Processor 1.5GHz quad-core HiSilicon K3V2 RAM 1GB Storage 32GB on-board; no microSD […]