Wednesday, 24 September 2014

An Overview of The Best To-Do List Apps for Your Smartphone

We love getting things done and who doesn't. With phones getting smarter, no wonder they're bound to help us get even more organized and efficient at handling our daily routines and one-off tasks. In the above video, The Verge, kindly compiled a list of the best to-do apps on the market today, with their top contender being mostly free. This is great, as from now on everyone can enjoy the power of managerial know-how at the palm of their hand. Whether you're managing lists, planning time or even attaching geographically-based reminders to your tasks, the above compilation of the best to-do list apps has got you covered. So, go ahead and check out the video above and let us know what you think!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

The iPhone 6 From a Windows Phone User Perspective

It's always interesting to introduce oneself to an opnion that's both qualified and untravial. With the release of the new iPhone we've been given this opportunity by PocketNow's editor Michael Fisher, an ardent Windows Phone fan. That being said in the video above we get to know what do these two operating systems have in common and what are their differences. The aspects of owning a Windows Phone or an iOS device are reviewed through a myriad of  opportunities both environments offer, in terms of apps, as well as hardware choices. This makes the whole discussion rather comprehensive and noteworthy, even if you are not considering ownership of either an iPhone or a Windows Phone device at the moment! If you do, you might hold interest in the best Windows Phone available on the market right now, the Nokia Lumia 930 flagship available in our shop.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Best Compact Camera - Sony RX100 III In-Depth Review

It is rare that you find a review of a product that is relatively affordable, yet at the same time is a prime example quality and ease of use above everything else. Such is the case with the RX 100 III compact camera produced by Sony and its respective in-depth review by Tested. It is definitely true that we keep a close eye on Tested, as well as other worthy news sources, bringing you only the best of the tips for products available on the market today. Thus, in the above video you can learn precisely why is it that Sony RX 100 III is such a successful iteration of Sony's RX camera line. The ways you put this knowledge to use is totally up to you. Whether to tip a friend who is looking for something similar, to buy a present for somebody you know or just to treat yourself to a new gadget, this review will help you answer any, if not all of the questions you might have about this compact portable camera.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Much Anticipated iPhone 6 Plus Review

Ladies and gentleman, the big wait is over as iPhone 6 is finally here to replace both, the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S. It will not come off as a secret that a lot of people from the Android community are looking down down on the iPhone year-in-year-out. Well, this year Apple provided its critics with a one less reason to be skeptical of the iPhone. What reason is that? Of course, the size of the screen! We shall not discuss the quality of the screen here. Let this question be settled by qualified people though empirical testing and review. But we'd like to note one thing. This year, Apple officially adhered to the de-facto screen size parameters dominating the world's smartphone market to date. Some may argue that Apple is playing catch-up, but there's not much really that it can do. Thus, the more comfortable 4.7 inch screen size is the basis of the design of the iPhone 6, while the iPhone 6 Plus lures its potential buyers with a 5.5 inch display. This latter model is the one that we felt the most interested in. So, we'd like to share with you a pretty nice review video of the iPhone 6 Plus above!

Monday, 15 September 2014

First Look at the Samsung Galaxy Alpha

With all of the attention being drawn to the recent release of the Galaxy Note 4 at the moment, we just have to snap back a little bit and bring up this amazing new release from Samsung called the Galaxy Alpha. Quite an interesting offer this one is with a Super AMOLED screen that is comfortably sized at 4.7 inches and quite decent specs. Also, the new Samsung Galaxy Alpha feels premium through a welcome addition of a metal band that runs around the perimeter of the phone's body. All in all, this one is a promising entry into the smartphone market. So, if Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was a little bit too expensive or maybe even too big for your liking, give the Samsung Galaxy Alpha a consideration!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

A Glimpse of the Cool New Android Wear powered LG G Watch R

When we were talking about manufacturer progress in the smartwatch design and development department just a few months back, LG G Watch R is pretty much the thing we had in mind. It looks like a classic watch, yet retains all of the features of a modern Android Wear powered device. Among other features, the LG G Watch R also makes room for a heart rate monitor at the back, has a more ergonomic charger, as well as a display that is quite a bit brighter, making it so much easier to see in direct sunlight. With smartphones getting bigger with every subsequent release, no wonder there's an increased demand for a way to keep an eye on your notifications, as well as manage music and playlists from a smaller, more accessible device. A device that fits perfectly well into the paradigm of manly accessories, functional yet stylish. Looking forward to the next releases of smartwatches geared towards women as well! In the meantime, we offer you a brief hands-on look of the pretty cool LG G Watch R through the above video.

Friday, 12 September 2014

The New Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Note 3 Showdown

With a share of the market as big as Samsung's, no wonder the company's devices are in a league of their own. And why wouldn't they be if you have an incredible inflow of revenue, a huge R&D budget and supply chain capabilities that are the source of awe amongst other manufacturers. In this setting, the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes to succeed the incredibly popular and feature-rich Note 3 iteration in October, 2014. Let us not immerse ourselves too much into the examination of the specs, which will be dealt with through the Note 4 and Note 3 comparison in the above video. At the same time, we'd love to generalize a little and say that the new Note 4 brings some improvements not only to the hardware side of things, but also equally important - to the built quality. To get to know more about Samsung's latest Galaxy Note 4, as well as how does it stack up against Note 3, check out the video above!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Pebble vs Android Wear Comparison

As the smartwatch market is getting more and more saturated with Android-powered products an inevitable question looms: which is better, the Android-wear or the already established products from the much respected Pebble? With both camps having quite a considerable following, this comparison is not an easy one! Pebble definitely has an edge over the competition in some areas, take aesthetics or battery life for instance. At the same time, the robust development of the Android-powered smartwatch OS, as well as heavy testing of the syncing features between smartwatches and smartphones will probably have some positive effects on the overall user experience. Want to know more? Then check out the video above and let us know what you think!

What are the best Android Tablets?

It's always nice to come up with an excuse to treat yourself to something new. The excuses could be numerous. Maybe your birthday is coming up, or you're getting ready to the Family or Labour Day early! For all we know, the advent of spring might well serve to be the sole reason for an acquisition of a new gadget or replacing an old one with an updated version. And this time, when we're talking gadgets we really mean tablets! So if your notebook feels a little bit too clumsy for an everyday task of web and multimedia content consumption, you should definitely consider getting a tablet. Tablet's are not only cool, they are quite a bit convenient and much more portable than a notebook. There are plenty to choose from with selection ranging widely in terms of screen size, multimedia features and budget. Take the 250AUD Google Nexus 7 for instance! A true modern classic at an unbeatable price point, among other things well suited for reading e-books. Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro, with a gorgeous Super AMOLED 10-inch display is, on the other hand, a more upscale offering. If you're looking for something else in terms of design, while at the same time need 4G connectivity options, this incredible Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is definitely worth your consideration. All in all, if you wish to learn a little bit more about the tablets, browse our store's respective section, as well as check out the video above!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Flagship HTC One M8 vs Mid-Range HTC Desire 816 Comparison

Statements and claims are always reinforced when made in relation to objects that command a certain amount of respect and authority. In the world of modern smartphones HTC One M8 is definitely one such authoritative thing. It's incredibly well-built, has got a magnificent screen, a stereo-speaker system that delivers the goods, as well as a camera, the shortcomings of which can be forgiven for its low-light shooting capabilities. One M8 is the upper tier contender of practically every 'best smartphones of 2014' list. To compare HTC One M8 to HTC's own mid-range Desire 816 offering is to make a bold statement already. A claim that pays homage to HTC's engineering, as well as manufacturing expertise, for the Desire 816 manages to excel in the very same attributes that make the original HTC One M8 such a great device. So, if you're not into buying a used HTC One M7, but much rather like your smartphones new, have a very close look at the HTC Desire 816. For 350AUD it may very well be worth the title of your next affordable, yet amazing smartphone.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Tested In-Depth: Nvidia Shield Tablet

Nvidia Shield is a unique product in today's highly saturated tablet market. It is truly a dual purpose gadget. One tablet to rule both, the kids and their parents! You see, it looks and feels like a normal tablet, but packs quite a punch when it comes to graphics processing and gaming performance. Heck, it will even perform as a stand-alone console connected to your flat-screen TV. Now we're talking Android innovation from none other than the capable Nvidia, who successfully penetrate the broad consumer electronics market with this spot-on device. Not sure what to make of all this? Curious of whether you should get or at least consider one? Anxious to learn much more about this device, but don't know where to start? Don't be, as the above video on Nvidia Shield from the incredible Tested will fill you in on the precursors, as well as the features and applications of this cool device. So go ahead and watch it, but don't forget to come back and tell us what you think!