Whatsapp Tips for 2018

What did we do before Whatsapp? We used carrier pigeon, post and…BBM. But Whatsapp revolutionised the messaging world and we have come to take it for granted.

But we can do even more than just message on Whatsapp, there are so many time saving tips to try out that you will have plenty extra time to find some great Australian betting apps to use. Continue reading “Whatsapp Tips for 2018”

Hottest New Mobile Tech From CES 2018

CES showcases some of the latest technologies in the industry, giving us a preview of what’s to come, and a look inside what’s busy being developed as we speak. Of all the tech that appeared at the show, one of the most prominent is mobile technology, which has been the case for the last few years.

Mobile devices continue to be the future, and electronic companies from all over the world have made it their business to bring out the hot new tech, often in the form of prototypes designed to give us glimpse of the upcoming future. Continue reading “Hottest New Mobile Tech From CES 2018”

Things You Didn’t Know About Your Android

Android phones come in many forms and are one of the most popular forms of smartphones in the world. A huge percentage of the planets and Australia’s population own them and use them for everyday tasks such as texting, taking selfies and calling people.

There are a few little hacks that you may not be aware of however which will make owning an Android even more fun. Continue reading “Things You Didn’t Know About Your Android”

Tech Trends 2018

Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

As we come towards the end of the year, a lot of people are looking back on what we saw in 2017 and are thinking about what we can expect for 2018.

Forrester Research, an American-based company that specialises in the impact of technology, released a report in October on the top technology trends for 2018 – 2020.

They broke their predictions into 3 phases: Dawning, Awareness and Acceptance. If we use those to look at what Forrester and other experts are anticipating for the year ahead, it’s easier to see how far along the most exciting emerging technologies are. Continue reading “Tech Trends to Watch in 2018”

Worth the Wait: 2018 Mobile Phone Releases

Worth the Wait: 2018 Mobile Phone Releases

While a new mobile phone will most likely be at the top of many Christmas wish list’s this year, it might be worthwhile to wait a few more months to get your hands one of these new mobile devices releasing during 2018. While there probably aren’t many people super giddy to get their hands on the new Nokia 9, we suspect that there are many excited buyers for the new Samsung Galaxy S9, the Huawei P11, and the LG G7! Which will you choose? Continue reading “Worth the Wait: 2018 Mobile Phone Releases”

Smartwatches

Have smartwatches really taken off

The Smartwatch – Still Hot Or Not?

We all know the smartwatch, that little piece of tech that people scrambled to get their hands on when it first hit the markets. No wrist was complete without it, and old style analogue watches receives sneers and smirks from those who were technologically advanced.

But how popular is it now? Has it really taken off or will it go the way that Google predicted most wearable tech will, which is by the wayside? Continue reading “Have smartwatches really taken off”

Tech Trends Of The Future

Technology moves along at an astonishing rate. So fast, in fact, that it has become near impossible to predict what technology will be like in a few years, never mind a few decades.

Who, after all, could have predicted the ridiculous levels of mobile phone advancement today, back in the 80s, when mobile phones did not even exist? The very notion that mobile phones have come as far as they have, in a single lifetime, is outrageous. Continue reading “Tech Trends Of The Future”

Apps Make Life Easy in the Kitchen

It’s never a good feeling when you are on dinner duty and you know the family are expecting little more than blackened lumps that may have once been food, and a whole lot of smoke. Thankfully, as with much of life, mobile tech has come to the rescue.

Think about it. Smartphones and tablets are small and easy enough to use in a space that can get as cluttered as a kitchen can. They are a great way of creating a link between the pantry and the butcher, grocer, or supermarket, and, if you are really careful, you won’t drop them into the batter to serve them up in a Victoria sponge at tea that afternoon. Continue reading “Apps Make Life Easy in the Kitchen”

Should You Get The New iPhone 8 Or Is It Too Pricey

Should You Get The New iPhone 8 Or Is It Too Pricey

Is the New iPhone Too Much?

The new iPhone 8 has recently been released; queue the hype, the fanfare, the hoopla, the crushing disappointment? So maybe I am cheap, but $699 for a mobile phone…can it get a job too and pay my rent as I spent my last 2 months rent money on a phone?

So far the public’s response to the release has been lukewarm. Generally unimpressive with a few industry standard improvements thrown in to make it stand out.

Having a look at a few of these innovations highlighted at the launch, there are a few that we can review, to see if we should maybe stick to paying our rent.

The New Specs:

These are some of the new improved specs that were touched on at the Apple Launch in September 2017:

Design – the iPhone 8 design is seemingly very similar to its predecessors but with the added “bonus” of a glass back. So now both the front and back are glass, nice breakable glass. Although purported to be the toughest glass on a phone to date, this phone of glass does not inspire confidence.

The glass has been reported to help with grip when held, and quite scratch resistant. The handset size of the new iPhone 8 is marginally bigger than the iPhone 7 but the bevelling does not scream amazing fresh handset design.

Display – The screen size has not been changed at all from the iPhone 7. The resolution, contrast and brightness have also remained the same, so they’ll still be great for playing online casino NZ games, or enjoying any other multi-media tasks.

The one improvement added by Apple is the True Tone functionality, which basically adjusts the white balance to match the current environment and to be easier on the user’s eye.

Internal – Apples brand new addition is the A11 Bionic chip, and this is where they really shine- although itstill can be beaten by many other chips. The iPhone 8 has an enviable amount of power which can handle most tasks smoothly and most exciting…speedily!

This A11 bionic chip is the best feature and possibly one of only two reasons to get this phone. Another new feature is wireless charging, but do not expect the wireless charger plate to be included in the box? This is not really an interesting innovative feature as other brands like Samsung have had wireless charging for a few years.

Camera – The improvement to the camera on the iPhone 8 has brought it up to the mobile industry standard. And this would be the second reason for upgrading from an older model iPhone, just for the improved camera features. The camera is still 12 megapixels but apparently has had some improvements like a larger sensor and deeper pixels all assisted by that speedy A11 Bionic chip.

Final Thoughts on The iPhone8

Overall the iPhone 8 is not a bad phone at all, and the improvements Apple made have put it in line with other mobile phones currently in the mobile phone market. But is it worth a minimum price tag of $699, when it is only a marginal improvement from the iPhone7? No it is not, keep your old iPhone.

In closing, I would suggest paying your rent this month and keeping an eye on the prize…the iPhone X.