Ian Lim

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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, 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, 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, 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, News
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Video Head Camera Helmet

videohead helmet

POV cameras are great, but one of the weak spots tends to be the mounting hardware. The Video Head Camera Helmet is perfect for sports like bike riding, skate board and similar, where this sort of helmet is appropriate. The built-in camera has a positional camera lens, and controls are built into the side of the [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
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Barrett Alley Smuggler’s belt

Barretts Alley Smugglers Belt

Carrying cash and worried about pickpockets? Need to smuggle that micro-fiche past those foreign border guards? (oops micro-fiche... am I showing my age?)  The Smuggler's Belt from Barrett Alley may be your friend.   It's made of 10 oz (4 mm) US vegetable-tanned cowhide, 1.25" (3 cm) wide and hand-cut and sewn in Texas and has an individually [...]

Posted in: News, Travel Gear
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I often use my phone one-handed; however, with larger screens like like the 4.8" screen on my Samsung Galaxy S3, my thumbs are just not long enough to be able to reach some Jelly Bean navigation keys on the other side of screen. :) . LMT Launcher is an alternative navigator which solves this issue, [...]

Posted in: Android, News
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There are so many video players for Android out there, but my favorite player is Dice Player. Besides playing every format I've thrown at it, Dice Player has a number of handy features, including the ability to adjust the audio sync speed, boost your audio up to 400%, and the ability to adjust the video [...]

Posted in: Android, News
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Roottoolkit

Got a Nexus 7 or a Samsung Galaxy S3? Read about all the advantages of rooting your device, but feel overwhelmed with all the information out there, and you're scared you might brick your device?  XDA Developers member Mark Skippen has you covered with his toolkits for both the Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy S3 [...]

Posted in: Android, News
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For those Aussies waiting for the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite to finally be available locally here's some good news.  Amazon's still not shipping to Australia however  Dick Smith Online has the Paperwhite up for pre-order. The best news is that the cost is only $149AU, a price that's actually even cheaper than importing from the US via [...]

Posted in: eBook Readers, News
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adaway

I'll admit I'm an advertiser's nightmare.  In all the years I've been on the Internet, I've probably clicked through on a handful of ads displayed.  I can watch the coolest ads on TV and at the end still not know what product brand they're actually advertising, even after multiple viewings.  So why would I want [...]

Posted in: Android, News
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Multiview5

While most stock Android ROMs include features that can only be considered bloatware, once and a while a manufacturer comes up with an innovative and useful feature that they include into their OEM products. Samsung released their Multi Window on the Note 2, and the Multi Window utility is included with the release of their [...]

Posted in: Android, Reviews
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NZMint

The New Zealand Mint has just announced their Doctor Who Coin Set  and Transformers Coin Set.  The Doctor Who coin measures 40.1mm in diameter and comes with its own TARDIS packaging. The Transformers set is a two pack and each coin measures 40.7 mm in diameter, with both Optimus Prime and Megatron represented on the coins. The [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
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goitto ytl tripod

If you love your photography then you'll know that sometimes a tripod is a must have.  But they're such a pain to carry around and often too bulky to conveniently take with you just in case you need it.  Well Giottos has just released their YTL Premium Series of tripods. By using a Y-shaped centre [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News
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mediafire

Need even more online Cloud storage?  We've tried to keep you up to date with what's available so here's another free offering.  When you sign up with MediaFire they'll give you 50GB of storage. It is their basic offering so there's no batch uploading, files sizes are limited to 200MB and long term storage is "limited" [...]

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Switch21

A while ago, I was sent a selection of personal flashlights from Spotlight ( see related items below). Out of the blue one day, a package arrived from Spotlight that neither Julie or I knew anything about.  Inside was their new Shifter 3 flashlight. It's nice when a review item arrives when you're expecting it, but it's [...]

Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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Amazon today released a new firmware for their Kindle Paperwhite.  Firmware 5.3.3 can either be downloaded and manually installed or you can wait for it to come over the air if you have your Wi-fi enabled on your Paperwhite.  There's actually no change log on the web and it's a full OS update (rather than an [...]

Posted in: eBook Readers, News
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overade

Note:  This product is actively seeking funding on a European crowd-funding site called Ulule. Bicycle helmets are a necessity for safety but a pain when you're not actually riding your bike. When not being worn, Overade's folding helmet folds to reduce the volume of the helmet to a third of the original size for easy storage off the [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear
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