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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.

Melbourne’s City Loop to get 3G coverage by end of year, 4G next year

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The Victorian Government has announced today that Melbourne’s City Loop tunnel – which contains the Flagstaff, Melbourne Central and Parliament underground stations – will get full 3G coverage by the end of the year, and will be upgraded to 4G by next year. “It is frustrating when people coming into the City Loop drop off … in the 21st century we need full connectivity throughout our transport system,” Premier Dennis […]

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 […]

Click Messenger app lets you chat with friends – through selfies

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I still don’t understand the selfie, despite the fact that I am part of the generation that has embraced it like it was oxygen. However, that hasn’t stopped companies creating ‘selfie’-related items to appeal to said generation – like ‘selfie’ cameras on HTC and Huawei phones, and a selfie stick from Kogan. Now, there’s an entire messaging service devoted to the ‘selfie’. Created by London-based startup Lutebox, Click Messenger lets you […]

LG goes ‘simple’ with its new 5.5-inch flagship, the LG G3

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The LG G2 is not even a year old, but the South Korean manufacturer has today announced its brand new flagship and successor – the LG G3. And like the LG G2, the phone is designed to provide the most comfortable user experience after years of consumer research done by the company. Specs include a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with a pixel density of 538ppi, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 […]

Hands on with the Moto E – Motorola’s newest smartphone

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I’m sitting in a little Italian café just outside the Rialto South Tower, having an informal meeting with a Motorola Mobility representative named John. He tells a waitress his order before asking me if I would like something. I politely decline, instead opting to drink the free water. I already had a cup of coffee beforehand. Having a one-on-one meeting with a company representative is very rare. Companies prefer to hold media briefings […]

Samsung sues Korean newspaper over negative report

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Samsung is no stranger to threatening the tech media – remember, they threatened to leave two bloggers in Berlin because they refused to promote their products at IFA in 2012. Well, the South Korean company is now suing a Korean newspaper, the Electronic Times, after it wrote a negative news article about the Galaxy S5. The article, published on March 17, claimed that Samsung was having issues with producing the six lenses […]

Microsoft Office for iPad to be released in coming weeks

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Hot off the heels of OneNote coming to Mac, The Verge is reporting that Microsoft Office for iPad, which had reportedly been completed a while ago, will finally be released in the coming weeks. At a keynote in San Francisco on March 27th, new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be showing off the app as part of Microsoft’s new “mobile first, cloud first” strategy. However, it isn’t going to be a big change […]

Microsoft OneNote is out now on the Mac App Store, and it’s awesome

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Nothing beats the freedom of paper when it comes to taking notes. Well, for a Mac user that was. Which is why the release of OneNote on the Mac App Store today is so exciting. After 10 years of Windows exclusivity, the Microsoft notebook app is now available for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone. And did I mention it’s free? A OneNote notebook is basically a blank canvas. […]

SONIQ is producing a smartphone – running Android with a Windows Phone UI ripoff?

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Television maker SONIQ is entering the smartphone market, announcing today that it will launch a line of cheap Android-powered smartphones in the second-half of the year. The phones will target a specific subset of prepaid users, namely the elderly and parents who are looking for a phone for their children. The only problem? We’re not entirely sure what’s going to be inside the phone. For some reason, SONIQ won’t reveal […]

Samsung focuses on fitness with the Gear Fit smartband

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Samsung has announced its latest addition to the Gear smartwatch line with the Samsung Gear Fit – a smartband puts the company head-on with the FitBit. With a 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED design and a changeable strap, the Gear Fit is designed to be lightweight and durable when you’re working out. Hardware specs include a 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED display – the first smartwatch to feature such a thing – […]

Samsung reveals the Galaxy S5: 5.1-inch display, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 16MP camera

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Samsung has revealed its next flagship device – the much-rumoured Samsung Galaxy S5 – at its first UNPACKED event for the year. The successor to the highly-popular Galaxy S4, the Galaxy S5 features a bigger 5.1-inch full HD display, a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, and a 16-megapixel camera rear camera. Other internal specs include a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, a 2800mAh battery, and either 16GB or 32GB of onboard […]

Sony unveils Xperia M2 – its “slimmest” mid-range smartphone

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Sony also revealed a couple of other devices at its Mobile World Congress press conference – including this new mid-range smartphone, the Xperia M2. The successor to the Xperia M released last year, the Xperia M2 features a 4.8-inch display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and 4G LTE support. Other hardware specs include a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage (with a microSD card slot), and […]

Nokia adds one more device to Asha lineup – the Asha 230

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Nokia’s press announcement may have been heavily focused on the company’s Android smartphone, but it also made an announcement with its Asha line targeting developing markets. It has unveiled the Asha 230, designed to be the first phone to introduce new users to the world of touchscreen mobile phones. It features a 2.8-inch display; and like all Asha phones, the Asha 230 will include Fastline and popular apps like WhatsApp […]

Sony unveils the waterproof Xperia Z2: 5.7-inch display, 20.7MP camera, and can record 4K video

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Sony has revealed its new successor to the popular Xperia Z1 smartphone at Mobile World Congress today. The new flagship – the Xperia Z2 – combines the best of what Sony has to offer (according to Sony) and features a 5.2-inch full HD TRILUMINOS display and a 20.7-megapixel camera. Internal specs include a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and a large 3200mAh battery. It will also support 4G LTE. Design-wise, […]