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  • Control a Wii, Xoom or PS3 with BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0

    BlackBerry OS 2.0 has just been released and already, a powerful new (hidden?) feature has been discovered. An update to BlackBerry Bridge (the native software which pairs BlackBerry phones with PlayBooks) now lets users connect to a variety of zesty tech, outside of the maligned RIM devices. With Bluetooth HID, compatible devices such as the Motorola Xoom, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, HTC Flyer and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 can be controlled with a BlackBerry handset. BlackBerry Bridge is supposed to be a BlackBerry only deal, allowing users to remotely control RIM devices. But any Bluetooth HID-compatible device can play along. See...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 now available for download

    If you own a BlackBerry PlayBook, go to Settings > Software Updates > Check for Updates right now, to download OS 2.0, the PlayBook’s first major update since its launch. Along with a revamped homescreen experience, the update finally brings native email with a unified inbox, calendar and contacts, with additional social service integration from the likes of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to the PlayBook. The much anticipated Android App Player is finally here too, which will inject a new selection of apps into BlackBerry App World. If you own a BlackBerry Smartphone, the updated BlackBerry Bridge app now provides a...

  • 8GB Nook Colour launches this week to dampen Kindle’s Fire

    The current king of budget tablets, leading with a fiery software kick courtesy of Amazon, is the Kindle Fire. This 7-inch beauty has seen very little competition in the same price and hardware division, until now that is. Nook, the eternal runners up in the tablet wars will launch an 8GB tablet this week. The new 8GB Nook tablet will be released first in the US at an unspecified price. Here’s hoping that it’s at least US$50 cheaper than the US$200 Kindle Fire, else it’s potentially destined for the bargain bins. Budget colour tablets are a dime-a-dozen, but somehow Amazon has...

  • LG Optimus LTE Tag: Control your phone settings with NFC stickers

    There’s something refreshing going on over at LG. First the crazy looking Optimus Vu and now the innovative Optimus LTE Tag, announced yesterday, with its NFC stickers. Similar to Sony’s Smart Tags, LG’s Tag+ system uses NFC tags/stickers to change your phone’s settings. For example, place a pre-defined NFC tag on your car’s dashboard and swipe it to launch your phone’s GPS and Bluetooth app. When you get to the office, swipe another tag to mute your phone and turn on Wi-Fi. To the delight of your 3 year old, the LTE Tag comes with sheets of both pre-defined and...

  • App of the Week – Clear

    This week I take a look at Clear, an amazing app that is setting the net on fire with its simple, unique approach to creating, using and interacting with lists. Being in the position that I am right now, writing this column every week for such an amazing site, I constantly strive to build my app of the week posts around apps that I know people will love as much as I do. I see it as a showcase for apps that have fascinated me and have added value to my daily life, whether it be a game, a news...

  • Leaked: iOS 5.1 details — new camera slider, Japanese Siri

    Exciting times, iOS 5.1 "pre-GM" or Golden Master details have been leaked out by a Spanish iPhone rumours website. Golden Master versions of software are usually the final product, so whatever is revealed in this article, will most likely land on iOS 5.1. Two golden discoveries The quick-camera access, once only possible via a double-tap of the home button in lockscreen mode, is now accessed with a slide. In iOS 5.1, the camera app slides up without the phone needing to be unlocked. This would be a much faster and cleaner method of accessing the camera from a locked state. Rumour...

  • Video: Nokia 700

    Another tiny Nokia is unleashed into the hands of the unsuspecting public. The Nokia 700 is small, powerful and packed with features. But, is it worth your money? It's an in-between phone. A phone which straddles the line between feature phone and smartphone and for my money, I'd leave it in the box it came in. Can the light, beautiful build of the Nokia 700 make up for the various flaws? Or is Nokia once again walking into one of Steven Norris' "patented" reviews from tech-hell? View the video and decide for yourself.

  • Aakash-II set for 2012 release

    Remember the Aakash, the “world’s cheapest tablet”? It’s inching ever closer to a worldwide release date thanks to new developers C-DAC and ITI jumping in to take over where Datawind Ltd, previous manufacturers of the Aakash, failed. An improved version of the Aakash, or the UbiSlate is set to release at a cost of US$50, slightly steeper than the previous US$35 model. Indian Telecom and HRD Minister Kapil Sibal is proud to present a “truly Indian product” and says, “There have been some problems with Datawind I must confess. Therefore, I have got into the act. IT Ministry has got...

  • Kickstarting a Double Fine Adventure

    The most successful Kickstarter pledge is under way -- happening right now folks. And what a pledge it is -- the promise of an original adventure game, a fringe genre by today’s standards -- backed by you and me, the fans. Could this be a new direction for gaming publishing forever? Probably not, but it does send a message to big publishers – that there are alternatives to getting funded and distributed, so what are you gonna do about it? And that is the question everyone should be asking: how will the middle men of the gaming industry adapt? The Big...

  • Control YouTube with a Clik

    Clik. You’re controlling your computer with your smartphone. There are existing apps which let users control computers with mobile phones, but Clik turns the process into pure genius. Any computer with a browser can be controlled by Clik. Let your journey begin with a single download. It’s a damn simple process, as no extra hardware is required. What impressed us though, is the speed at which Clik operates. Firstly, install Clik. Next, open the app and navigate to ClikThis.com. Scan the giant QR code and get ready for remote YouTube’n. Yes, Clik is limited to remote YouTube control for now,...