The Optus network is rolling out 4G in a game of catchup with Telstra and its wildly deployed Next G 4g network. Optus is selling 2 modems, a USB and a Wifi varient. This is a look at the Wifi modem. Hardware I have been a fan of Huawei for years and this new model does not disappoint The E589 is larger than the 3g modems that Huawei sells via Optus and Vodafone. It still uses [...]
The Google Nexus 7 tablet has been getting a lot of hype. And to be truthful, it may even deserve it. However, for Australians, there are some issues that may make you pause before clicking on the purchase icon. The Hardware Google and it’s hardware partner ASUS have made a great device. Yes it is black with a silver trim, but it is light and slim. The screen is great, and apart from the power [...]
Spotify, the music streaming subscription service, has arrived in Australia. Uniquely, Spotify is also the first music service to use the Freemium model. There are three levels of service involved. The free low bitrate ad supported service, a $6.99 service which is the same without the advertising removed, and a high bitrate (320kbps) premium service priced at $11.99 Mobile streaming is supported, however there is no free subscription. I found that the android software works nicely on my Motorola [...]
I am the first to admit that I have never played any Bioware games. My preference is MMO games, so while I never played Knights of the Old Republic, I have played many space MMO like Space and Beyond, Eve, Star Trek Online and the precursor Star Wars MMO, Star Wars Galaxies.
Working in one of the first areas where Telstra’s 4G network has been deployed, I had to go and test it. And the results are impressive.
RDIO is a “new” streaming service for Australians. Starting in 2010, it conducted a soft launch in Australia early in 2010, and officially opened it’s service to Australia on 20th January.
Since movie rental site Quickflix opened its streaming service up to PC and Macs in November, I decided to have a look and see what the service is like.
Motorola’s RAZR device has been hailed one of the best devices to come out of the company for some time. Running Android ‘Gingerbread’, we take a look at the Optus edition of the smartphone which is now available in Australia.
Yesterday Darryl took a look at Google’s new eBookstore. Today he takes a more in-depth look at the service, and what it means for Australians.
Google’s e-book service popped up in the last market update to Android phones. Given that most Google services (like Voice and Music, to name just 2) are yet to make it to our shores, it was a surprise to see the store pop-up. The Store The Google Book Store is built into the Android Marketplace. Clearly written with the Ice Cream Sandwich Support Library, the view morphs to suit the platform being used. Above is the Xoom [...]