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  • App of the Week — TuneIn Radio Pro

    This week I take a look at TuneIn Radio Pro, a streaming radio app that blows open the world of Internet radio and places it at your fingertips in a well-designed and easy to use package. To be honest, when it comes to the world of internet radio, I am a complete novice. I just didn’t see it having a place in our digital, instant satisfaction world. If I wanted to hear a song, I’d find it on Grooveshark, buy it off iTunes or get it from someone I know. That way I could listen to it when I wanted...

  • Google’s ‘Q’ ball is pocketed – better products are out there

    Google's Nexus Q "media streaming" device costs US$299, requires speakers and a TV although it does have a small amplifier, better products already exist. Sonos sells a compact US$299 wireless speaker, the Play:3 that can play your iTunes library and stream from any music service. It can blast any room with loud sound through 3 high quality speakers, each with its own custom-tuned digital amp. The Sonos doesn't stream video but will do whatever else the "Q" does only a lot better and louder. And you don't need to...

  • Download and install Jelly Bean, Android 4.1 preview for Galaxy Nexus

    Let's check off a few things first: Got a Nexus? Is it rooted? Can you handle a few bugs and errors? If you answered yes to these questions and crave the early build of Android 4.1, then read on. Thanks to these enterprising geeks, users can quickly install Android 4.1 on the Galaxy Nexus. The instructions are fairly simple, but we're not going to teach you how to root your device. It's an Android, and there are hundreds of methods, like this one for instance. So, to root a US Verizon network-locked Galaxy Nexus, go here To root a network-unlocked Galaxy Nexus,...

  • Review roundup: Nokia 808 PureView

    When we get our grubby hands on Nokia's 808 PureView, we're gonna review the hell out of it. In the mean time, here's a taste of other reviews from websites we respect. Let's whet those palettes. Engadget -- Nokia didn't really think this one through. It put a screen with only a 640x360 pixel count on their super-camera phone. "It really puts the brakes on enjoying all those pin-sharp images and high-definition video". We couldn't agree more. What is the point of taking such great photos if you can't enjoy them until you put them on your computer? Nokia's playing...

  • The day has come: Facebook iPhone app to get speed boost

    And here's why. The app is moving from a native HTML5 environment to Objective-C, the iOS coding language. Okay that's the one line of geek speak out of the way. What does this mean for you? Arguably, a tiny UI update would be cool but according to the Facebook app engineers, nothing's going to change in terms of looks or interface. The next update laser-focuses its sights on pure, raw speed. This is all according to a report from a pair of hush-hush Facebook engineers. So why was this damn app so slow? We mean, here's the app which get's reviews...

  • Meet the Google Nexus Q social streaming media player

    Google is making another play for the home entertainment market with the newly announced Google Nexus Q, a "social streaming media player." As you would expect, the Nexus Q is Android powered -- it runs the same chipset as the Google Nexus -- and will stream music and video from the Google Play store or YouTube -- no Netflix, Hulu and so on. It allows your friends to create social playlists and is controlled from your Android devices -- multiple Qs can be controlled from a given Android device. It can also serve a a 25-watt amplifier for plugging in...

  • The Google Nexus 7 tablet officially announced

    We suspected it was coming and now Google has officially taken the wraps off its new competitively priced tablet, the Google Nexus 7. Built by Asus, we’re looking at two variants, an 8GB version at a cut price US$199 and a 16GB version priced at US$249. The Nexus 7 has a 1280 x 800 IPS display, 1.2-megapixel shooter on the front, and a quad-core Tegra 3 CPU, 12-core GPU, 1GB of RAM and 4,325mAh battery inside -- Asus promises about 9 hours of video playback and 300 hours standby time. There's also Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth onboard. All of this...

  • Reviewed — Magic: The Gathering 2013

    Magic: The Gathering, released in the early 1990s, is the most widely played trading card game in the world. With numbers in the region of 12-million players and fans, Magic has expanded each year with new cards, rule tweaks, global tournaments and, more recently, tapping into the digital market. The aim of the game is to take out your opponent(s) by casting spells, creatures and artefacts to ultimately reduce their life to zero. The decks of cards come in different colours: green, red, blue, white and black -- these represent the type of mana a deck uses. For example, white...

  • New Amazon Kindle set to drop late July

    Round two, Fight! Amazon's prepping itself to release the successor to the Kindle Fire. Very little is known but we're happy to share the tiny snippets of information provided by the web. This tablet's on fire Release: Late July. Hardware upgrades: a back-facing camera and a physical volume rocker. OS upgrade: Jellybean, or Android 4.1. Price: US$200. And that's all we know folks. It's going to be the same 7-incher we all know and love. At US$200, the new Kindle tablet will easily compete with the less fortunate 7-inchers out there, such as the multitude Samsung tablets and Chinese iPad rip-offs. Jellybean as the fresh-faced...

  • Curious about what’s happening at Google I/O? Check out the live stream

    Something is happening in San Francisco. It's Google's annual developer conference, and we are expecting quite a few announcements from the big G. Android 4.1 (Jellybean) has been all but confirmed and it seems very likely that we're moments away from the launch of the Nexus 7 tablet, built with hardware partner Asus. If the leaked document wasn't enough, The Verge have managed to get their hands on a photo of the Nexus tablet, straight from Google Play store. We will of course be on hand to bring you all of the highlights. But if you...