Ian Lim

ecig1

Over 10 months ago I wrote a review of the Ego-T e-cigarette and 10 months later the article is still getting on average of around 100 hits per day. Is this a sign perhaps that e-cigarettes are becoming more and more popular?  For me it's now over 12 months of vaping. Am I still using the [...]

Posted in: Articles, Health, Fitness, Sports
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fitbit

Well the Force isn't strong with me, that's for sure.  I'd been umming and aahing for a while now and just last week I purchased a Fitbit Flex to keep track of how far I walk each day. Of course a week later Fitbit releases their Fitbit Force (I'd seen new items about it but wasn't [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Watches, Clocks
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GoProHero3+

With the plethora of POV action cameras on the market these days, it's hard to keep ahead of the competition.  GoPro, the defacto standard in the industry, has just released their GoPro Hero3+ Black and Silver line of cameras. The new Black Edition is 20% smaller and lighter, has 30% longer battery life, better audio, [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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knog blinder 1

Having given up the cigarettes for almost 10 months now  and feeling heaps fitter,  I decided it was time for me to step up my fitness.  What started as walking to the bus stop just outside the house, turned into walking about 2 kilometres to another bus route, which turned into walking the whole 5 [...]

Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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maxuno1

If you read my article of Life as a Gadgeteer reviewer, you'll know that review gadgets that get used frequently after reviewing are far and few between. It's no secret that I loved the X-Mini Capsule II, KAI, and Max II (see related posts), and in fact these still get heaps of use and have gone way beyond [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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EDC-IL1

All the other team members are showing off their wares, so suppose I'd better join the herd. :)  Problem is I actually have more than one EDC bag depending on things like day of the week, mode of transport, and destination. Things just seem to move in and out of different bags. I've just grabbed [...]

Posted in: Articles, Gear
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CyanDelta

If like me your Android devices are rooted and running alternate ROMs  then you'll be sick of downloading 200+MB files everytime an update comes out. If you're running Cyanogen 10.1 nightlies then you'll be downloaded these files, well, every night.  CyanDelta Updater is an app that does incremental downloads of your CM 10.1 nightly downloading only [...]

Posted in: Android related, News
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GText

I wrote an article on MightyText back in November; it's a plugin that allows you to send and receive SMS texts from your Android phone via your browser.  I can honestly say that I use MightyText almost everyday.  Well it just got better.  While previously I had to have a separate MightyText tab open, GText is a plug-in that allows [...]

Posted in: Android related, News
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I'm going to make a strange admission here for a gadgeteer:  I'm not really a power user on my phone or my tablet.  Though I use my devices for all sorts of things, though I love to play with alternate ROMs and want my devices to be fast and responsive, in the end I'm a [...]

Posted in: Android related, Reviews
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btlite1

Sometimes you really don't want to be tethered by wire to your phone or MP3 player, and these days Bluetooth speakers and headphones are commonplace. Satechi was good enough to send us a pair of the BT Lite Headphones to review.  Now I'm used to being "Wired for Sound", and I figured surely being wireless has [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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Henty Wingman review

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When you need to travel with a clean shirt or suit - whether it be by bike, walking or airplane - the big problem is keeping your clothes neat and pressed.  Whether I've folded them into a carry bag or put them into a traditional suit bag, my first job when I get to my [...]

Posted in: Bags, Outdoor Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
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Inapp purchase

As a followup to Janet's article about restricting in-app purchases on an iPad, here's the guide to doing it on Android.  Like Janet, I've heard so many of my less technology-bent friends complain that they handed their Android device to say their nieces and nephews to play games and keep them busy, and lo and [...]

Posted in: Android related, Articles
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Oldest gadget

Let's face it we live in a disposable age, phones have a desirable life span of less than 2 years, printer ink costs more than a new printer, things break within the first couple of years, and we just go and replace them. A true Gadgeteer covets the latest and greatest, but in the "old [...]

Posted in: Articles
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tasker

Julie mentioned this app in her article on using NFC tags and promised a followup review. Well at the moment it's on sale on the Google Play Store for $1.99. That's 69% off it's normal price of $6.49. I've played with Tasker and it's a fantastic and powerful program allowing you to automate and manipulate all sorts [...]

Posted in: Android related
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Gmailnotifybar

Got the latest Gmail client for your Android 4.1.x (Jellybean) device yet? The new version allows you to choose if you want to archive or reply to a new email directly from your notification bar without having to open the client. Handy for short emails but not quite so good for longer ones :) I've [...]

Posted in: Android related, News
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Amazon has just released a new firmware 5.3.4 for their Kindle Paperwhite.  Like the previous firmware upgrade, there's actually no change log attached advising any details :(  You can wait to wirelessly receive the upgrade or manually download and install it right now.

Posted in: eBook Readers, News
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RomCleaner

Whether it's put there by your Telco or your device manufacturer, bloatware is a pain.  Utilities that you'll never use are taking up valuable storage space and system resources.  If your device is rooted, you can manually remove a lot of this app-by-app.  But every time you get an update for the ROM, you'll have [...]

Posted in: Android related, News
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ecig3

I felt it was time for a quick followup on my original Joyetech e-cigarette review.  I've now been almost six months cigarette-free, that's approximately 4500 cigarettes I haven't smoked!  So no 4000+ nasty chemicals, a huge saving in money, my taste has returned, I'm feeling way healthier and my clothes (and I) don't stink ! [...]

Posted in: Articles, Health, Fitness, Sports
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siyahkernel

If you're like me, your Android devices don't stay stock for very long.  Sometimes my devices are rooted and have alternate ROMs on them before I've even fired it up for the first time. Siyah Kernel is an alternative kernel for the Samsung Galaxy S3 (and S2) that allows you to adjust things like CPU speed, under- [...]

Posted in: Android related, News
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I'm not a big Facebook user, but these days it's a bit of a necessary evil. In my opinion, the official Facebook app for Android is nothing short of atrocious. It appears just to be a different interface to the mobile web site. Friendcaster is an alternative client that makes using Facebook just that little [...]

Posted in: Android related, News
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