Archive for October, 2013

Android 4.4 KitKat features explained


After far too much speculation, lots of waiting, and a surprise name-change in the middle of things, Android 4.4 KitKat is official. It’s not the huge card-based UI overhaul that we thought it might be, and it doesn’t introduce a Pie-like launcher, but it is filled with sweet goodness. So, sit back and let’s break off a piece of that KitKat bar OS and see what new KitKat features Android 4.4 brings. Continue reading

A Melbourne security professional has sent ear-piercing ‘garbage’ tunes to the top of online music charts by spoofing track plays. Continue reading

With all eyes on the PS4 system’s European launch on November 29th, we wanted to provide definitive answers to your questions, both big and small. This list of Frequently Asked Questions is only a start, as certain details are still being finalized in preparation for launch. Continue reading

Facebook log-in

Let’s cut to the chase here. Facebook is testing new ways to collect more granular data on its users and members. While it’s no secret that advertising is one of, if not the primary way Facebook generates revenue, collecting data based on how long your mouse hovered over a particular link or advert starts to sound very George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four-‘ish. Continue reading

When it was released last year, the Nexus 4 was one of the best Android smartphones around, aside from one glaring issue: it didn’t include LTE. Google has finally righted that wrong this year with the Nexus 5, and it’s overhauling the phone in a number of other big ways as well. Continue reading

iPhone 5s Battery

If you upgraded to a new flagship iPhone 5s recently and you’re now finding that your battery drains particularly quickly, it might be Apple’s fault. Continue reading

Two privacy-focused email providers have launched the Dark Mail Alliance, a project to engineer an email system with robust defenses against spying. Continue reading

The government whistleblower is helping out with a “major” Russian Website, according to his lawyer. Continue reading

Google showed off its new Android version 4.4 (or KitKat) operating system, running on a new flagship phone, the Nexus 5. Google uses its Nexus line to show off its new operating systems, and the device and OS are reflections of each other. Continue reading

Need a laptop? We help you choose the right one

With so many laptops out there, how do you choose the correct one based on your needs? We help you out with five use-case scenarios and what to look for in your laptop in each case. Continue reading