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Review: Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
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Overview Released only a year after the SX160, the Canon PowerShot SX170 shares many of the same features but comes with a new battery and an updated design. Billed as a mid-range super zoom compact, the SX170 is aimed at regular camera users as well as novices, with the option of shooting in full manual […]

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Review: Acer Chromebook 13
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Introduction and design Compared to most laptops, Chromebooks are a one-trick pony: They’re good for web-based productivity and not much else. Acer has refined this simple formula with Chromebook 13, which offers a 1080p screen, an outstanding keyboard and a slim and light design. It’s also the first Chromebook to feature Nvidia’s energy-efficient Tegra K1 […]

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Review: Sony KDL-55W905A
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Introduction After years of being left hanging limply on the ropes by its big hitting Korean rivals, Sony suddenly exploded back onto the TV scene in 2012 with its multi-award winning HX853 series. This set saw Sony combining its high-end X-Reality Pro processing engine with the most sophisticated local dimming system ever seen on an […]

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Review: Updated: Nokia Lumia 1520
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Introduction (Overview, design and feel) With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the HTC One Max, the smartphone war appears to have moved on from processor cores and camera megapixels and into the realm of screen inches and pixel density. It’s not what your phone does, it’s how at how large a […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ pictured in the wild
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Rumours suggest Samsung is readying both the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus for an announcement in New York this August. We’ve seen multiple leaks of both handsets suggesting the phones will launch soon, and now we’ve got more images of both in the wild. MobileFun has revealed shots of the Galaxy Note […]

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Google Pixel phones are getting another round of feature updates
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Back when Google launched the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro, we heard about a few features that were “coming soon” – and some of those features are now arriving in a software update, alongside other goodies for owners of Pixel phones. These feature drops have become a regular occurrence as Google attempts to […]

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Review: Updated: Acer Aspire V7
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Introduction and design Laptops fall into neat categories. The 11.6-inch notebooks stay small and affordable, the Ultrabook sits at the higher-end spectrum of mobile computing and anything 14 inches and up is represented with budget or gaming laptops up until you get to the 17-inch mobile gaming rigs. For the most part, there’s no deviation […]

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iOS Tips: Material Design: How to use Google's apps on iPhone and iPad
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Apple and Google may be rivals, but there’s no denying how useful Google’s apps can be on iPhone and iPad. There’s an iOS app for just about every service that Google offers. Gmail, Google Drive, Chrome, Google Calendar, and, of course, search. There are now 50 and counting, so unless you’ve completely eschewed Google, there’s […]

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Hands-on review: Toshiba Satellite S50 review
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Toshiba seems to be going for the scattergun approach by launching five series of Satellite laptops to meet a variety of needs. It’s billing its S series as slimmer devices that offer a choice of Intel’s fourth generation Haswell CPU or a quad core AMD processor. The S50 measures 24mm thick and features a 15.6-inch […]

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Mo Money, mo free 1800 calls on Telstra mobiles
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It’s always been a bit odd that the 1800 toll free numbers that cost nothing to dial from a landline phone are not only charged for when dialled from a mobile, but also don’t generally fall within a plan’s included call amount. That’s all changing for Telstra customers though, with the telco announcing that as […]

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