Monday, December 19, 2011

Australian APC Magazine January 2012

Features
  1. Killer upgrade
  2. Best overseas bargains

Friday, December 16, 2011

PC & Tech Authority January 2012

Features
  1. 2012 Tech Buyer's Guide
  2. Machine Made Translations
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Quick Heal Total Security 2012 (6 month trial)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

PC Advisor February 2012

Features
  1. How to beat 2012's web threats
  2. Mobile security
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. BullGuard Internet Security 12.0 (6-month licence)

Monday, December 12, 2011

PC User January 2012

Features
  1. Ultimate tech lover's gift guide
  2. Security and rescue guide
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. SoftOrbit Flash Recovery 1.3

Friday, December 9, 2011

PC Pro February 2012

Features
  1. The ultimate guide to passwords
  2. 10 techs to watch in 2012
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Nitro PDF Professional 6

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Australian APC Magazine December 2011

Features
  1. iPhone 4S vs Android
  2. Win 8: new biggest loser?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

PC Advisor January 2012

Features
  1. Android vs iPad
  2. How to protect your tablet & smartphone
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 (6-month licence)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Australian PC User December 2011

Features
  1. Tablet takeover
  2. Android security guide
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Ashampoo Snap 4

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Australian PC & Tech Authority December 2011

Features
  1. Windows 8: Changing the game
  2. Xmas tech gift guide
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Bitdefender Total Security 2012 (6 month trial)
  2. Ashampoo Snap 4

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Australian APC Magazine November 2011

Features
  1. Windows 8 deep dive
  2. SSD faceoff

Friday, October 14, 2011

PC Advisor December 2011

Features
  1. Windows 8 in-depth
  2. The UK's top 100 technology best buys
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. CyberGhost Premium VPN (6-month licence)
  2. Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 (6-month licence)
  3. East-Tec Eraser 2011 (6-month licence)
  4. Ashampoo HDD Control 1.1
  5. Abby Finereader 11 (3-month licence)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

PC Pro December 2011

Features
  1. Windows 8: the game changer
  2. Office 365 vs Google Apps
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Paragon Partition Manager 11

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Australian PC User November 2011

Features
  1. TV & movies anywhere
  2. Get on the cloud
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. PC User TVrip2
  2. PC User PerfectPC
  3. PC User UserOS Home Server

Friday, October 7, 2011

Australian PC & Tech Authority November 2011

Features
  1. PC gaming strikes back
  2. Chrome OS: the verdict
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Acronis True Image Home 2011 (90-day trial)
  2. Norman Security Suite Pro (6-month trial)

Friday, September 23, 2011

HTC Wildfire S A510e

Bought HTC Wildfire S A510e Android OS 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) mobile phone. It has 5MP autofocus camera with flash. There is also a built-in GPS for geo-tagging and navigation.

Factory/Hard Reset
  1. Power off
  2. Press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button, and then briefly press the POWER button.
  3. Wait for the screen with the three Android images to appear, and then release the VOLUME DOWN button.
  4. Press VOLUME DOWN to select Clear Storage, and then press the POWER button.
or

Tap Settings > SD & phone storage > Factory data reset > Reset phone > Erase everything

Dial Codes
  1. Diagnostics - *#*#3424#*#*

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Australian APC Magazine October 2011

Features
  1. Overseas roaming guide
  2. Hide your secrets in plain sight
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 3

Monday, September 19, 2011

Australian PC User October 2011

Features
  1. AMD vs Intel
  2. Android security
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Norman Security Suite Pro (6-month licence)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

PC Pro November 2011

Features
  1. How to build your own PC
  2. Why everyone hates the IT department

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Australia PC & Tech Authority October 2011

Features
  1. 63 must-have tablet apps
  2. The gamification of life
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Avira Premium Security Suite 10 (3 month trial)
  2. Artensoft Photo Mosaic

Monday, September 12, 2011

PC Advisor November 2011

Features
  1. Windows & web security guide
  2. 21 simple ways to secure everything
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Lavasoft Privacy Toolbox

Friday, September 9, 2011

Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband in Australia

Telco
Telstra
Optus
Vodafone/
Three

Virgin Mobile
SIM
Starter Kit
$30
$30
$29
$10
Data
700MB

1GB 3GB
300MB
Expiry
30 days
30 days 30 days
30 days
Bonus
$7 talk/text
15 free local SMS
2GB data ends 31 Oct 2011
-
Recharge
$30
700MB
30 days
$15
Unlimited
15 days
$19
500MB
30 days
$19
1GB
30 days
Coverage
Checker
Checker
Checker
Same as Optus

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830

Bought Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 Android OS 2.2.1 (Froyo) mobile phone. It has 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash. There is also a built-in GPS for geo-tagging and navigation.

Factory Reset
  1. Power off phone
  2. Press and hold the power & home buttons at the same time
  3. Wait for menu, choose "Factory reset". Use the volume up/down button to scroll up/down to select and the menu key to confirm selection
  4. Select "Reboot now" to finish

or

*#7780#

or

Tap Applications> Settings > System > Privacy > Factory data reset > Reset phone

Screen Capture
  1. Press & hold Back button then Home button
Dial Codes
  1. Diagnostics - *#0*#
  2. Hard reset - *2767*3855#
  3. Phone info - *#*#4636#*#*
  4. IMEI - *#06#
  5. Vibration/Back Light/Alert LED test - *#0842#
  6. Sound test - *#0673#
  7. Battery - *#0228#
  8. Touch screen - *#2664#
  9. FTA SW Version - *#1111#
  10. SW Version - *#1234#

Monday, August 22, 2011

Australian APC Magazine September 2011

Features
  1. The iPad ambush
  2. Must-have smartphone accessories

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Australian PC User September 2011

Features
  1. Ultimate connected home
  2. Stream to your TV
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. PC User's UserOS Home Server 11.04
  2. Almeza MultiSet 7.8.9
  3. Ashampoo Photo Converter 1.0.1
  4. VSO CopyToDVD 4

Monday, August 15, 2011

PC Advisor October 2011

Features
  1. PC health check
  2. Do software tune-up utilities really work?
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Panda Antivirus Pro 2012 (6-month licence)
  2. Serif PhotoPlus 10.0

Monday, August 8, 2011

Australian PC & Tech Authority September 2011

Features
  1. Laptops Vs Tablets
  2. 100 Technologies That Changed The World
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 3
  2. Paragon System Backup 2010 SE
  3. Personal Finances 4.4 (60 day trial)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Australian APC Magazine August 2011

Features
  1. Chromebook the cloud computer
  2. Build a Windows Home Server PC
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Vipre Antivirus Home Premium (6 month trial)
  2. Ashampoo Registry Cleaner 1.0

Monday, July 25, 2011

MeeGo Netbooks

Model

Asus
Eee PC X101

Lenovo
S100

Samsung
N100
Fujitsu
LifeBook
MH330

Processor
Intel
Atom
N435
1.33GHz
Intel Atom
N455
1.66GHz
Intel
Atom
N435
1.33GHz
Intel Atom
N455
1.66GHz
Memory
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
Storage
8GB

250GB
250GB
Battery 3-cell

3-cell
3-cell
Warranty
1 year

1 year
Regional

1 year

Price &
Bundled items
RM799
US$199

US$276

Sunday, July 24, 2011

HD Netbooks

Intel Atom netbooks do not offer full support for HD video 1080p and no HDMI port. But the following netbooks with AMD C-50 processor and 1GB memory come with HDMI port and HD video 1080p support.

Model

Asus
Eee PC
1015B

Toshiba
N550D

Acer
Aspire One
522


Screen Resolution
1024 x 600
1024 x
600
1280 x
720

HDD
Storage
250GB
250GB
250GB

USB ports
3
3
3

Battery 6-cell
5200mAh
6-cell
4200mAh
6-cell
4400mAh

Price &
Bundled items

RM899


$449
External DVD
AUD499
US$330
AUD449

Warranty
1 year
1 year
Regional
1 year

Saturday, July 23, 2011

MeeGo v1.2 for Netbook

MeeGo is a mobile computing platform resulted from the collaboration of Intel and Nokia. I downloaded MeeGo v1.2 for Netbook and was impressed by the OS.

There is no need to install to test MeeGo. All you need is a 1GB flash drive and Intel Atom based netbook. The instructions are easy to follow.

The bootup is fast and you can access Chromium browser. Unlike Android tablet, I am amazed that 3G USB modem and Adobe flash player work out of the box in MeeGo. Realtek RTL8191SE Wi-Fi chipset is not supported but EnGenius EUB-9703 USB Wi-Fi adapter works. MeeGo also supports any USB flash drives or mouse.
Also, MeeGo will prompt you if there is any software update.

Even the standby on my netbook works in MeeGo which did not work well in Windows 7. The password to resume from standby is meego.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

LG Optimus One P500

Bought LG Optimus One P500 Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) mobile phone. It has 3MP, 2048х1536 pixels and autofocus camera. There is also a built-in GPS for geo-tagging and navigation.

Hard Reset
  1. Turn power off.
  2. Press and hold for over 10 seconds: Power key + Home Key + Down volume key.
  3. When the power turns on, release these keys.
or

Tap Applications -> Settings -> Privacy -> Factory data reset -> Reset phone

Safe Mode (recover from malfunction state of phone)
  1. Turn off phone and reboot. While phone is powering back on, press and hold the Menu key during LG logo is displayed. Phone will boot all the way to the main screen and display "safe mode" in lower left corner.
  2. Select Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications and choose the application then select Uninstall.
  3. After uninstalling application, turn off and reboot phone.
Diagnostics Codes
  1. 3845#*500#
  2. *#*#4636#*#*


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Australian PC & Tech Authority August 2011

Features
  1. The television will be revolutionised
  2. 40 free downloads
  3. AMD reinvents the laptop
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Reckon QuickBooks Premier 2011/12 (6-month licence)
  2. Ashampoo Registry Cleaner

Monday, July 11, 2011

Australian PC User August 2011

Features
  1. Portable power
  2. Upgrade Android
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. PC User Super Power Manager
  2. Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 3

Friday, July 8, 2011

PC Advisor September 2011

Features
  1. Windows 8 revealed
  2. Secure your gadgets abroad
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Uniblue SystemTweaker 2011
  2. Webroot Internet Security Complete 2011 (3-month licence)
  3. Ashampoo Internet Accelerator 3
  4. Frontline Registry Cleaner 2.0

Monday, June 27, 2011

Australian PC User July 2011

Features
  1. Ultimate computer buyer's guide
  2. Big screen test
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. PC User YouGrab 4
  2. Ashampoo Registry Cleaner 1.0

Monday, June 20, 2011

Australian APC Magazine July 2011

Features
  1. Smartphones
  2. Advanced monitors
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Ashampoo Photo Commander 8

Thursday, June 16, 2011

PC Pro August 2011

Features
  1. 100 technologies that changed the world
  2. Desktop virtualisation for small businesses
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Paragon Backup and Recovery 2010

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Australia PC & Tech Authority July 2011

Features
  1. Getting the most from your wi-fi
  2. End of the era for Wintel
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Paragon Partition Manager SE 11
  2. Ashampoo Photo Commander 8
  3. Traffic Travis Pro 3.3

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

PC Advisor August 2011

Features
  1. Laptops vs tablets
  2. Secure your digital life
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. iolo System Mechanic 10.0
  2. Eset Smart Security 4.2 Home Edition

Friday, May 20, 2011

Australian APC Magazine June 2011

Features
  1. Windows 8 revealed
  2. Best media storage
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Ashampoo Burning Studio Elements
  2. 1-abc.net File Renamer

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Australian PC User June 2011

Features
  1. Must-have pc gear
  2. Recovery guide
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. PC User UserOS Rescue 10.10
  2. Ashampoo Photo Commander 8
  3. Traffic Travis 3.3

Monday, May 16, 2011

Patch Tuesday May 2011

Microsoft has released the following security updates for Windows XP :

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - May 2011 (KB890830)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

PC Pro July 2011

Features
  1. 10 tech firms that blew it
  2. Small business security on a budget
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2011 (6-month licence)
  2. Artensoft Photo Mosaic Wizard 1.3
  3. ExifPro 1.0.12
  4. TuneUp Utilities 2010
  5. Reallusion CrazyTalk 6.2 SE
  6. Snuko 2.4 Anti-Theft & Data Recovery (90-day licence)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Australia PC & Tech Authority June 2011

Features
  1. Mobile broadband report card
  2. Life in the smart lane
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Ashampoo Burning Studio Elements

Friday, May 6, 2011

PC Advisor July 2011

Features
  1. Speed up your PC
  2. Better backups
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Ashampoo Photo Commander 8.0
  2. Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2010 SE
  3. G Data Total Care 2011 (3-month licence)
  4. Laplink PCmover Express

Thursday, May 5, 2011

TP-Link TL-PA201 200Mbps HomePlug Powerline Network/Ethernet Adapter

Bought 2 of these TP-Link adapters TL-PA201 for use. Found out the Pair & Reset buttons on both powerline adapters don't work as documented in the manual.

If you touch Pair or Reset button, PLC LED won't light up anymore. To resolve this issue, you'll need to download and install WinPcap_4_1_1.exe and Powerline utility setup.exe on a computer connected to one powerline adapter.

As shown under Privacy tab, change "Unknown Networkname" under Private Network Name to a different name eg HomeTech and click Set Local Device Only. Don't use the default HomePlugAV since its network type is Public. It will be more secure to set network type as Private. You'll see the PLC LED on the adapter lights up. Repeat the same procedures for the other adapter.

On the QoS tab, you can choose the type of traffic.

On the Diagnostics tab, you can check the current firmware which is INT6400-MAC-4-1-4102-00-3679-20090724-FINAL-C.

The lights on all LEDs (PWR, PLC & ETH) should be up even with one powerline adapter switched on & connected to network. After 20s, PLC LED will turn off if it can't communicate with another adapter due to power saving.



Monday, April 25, 2011

Australian APC Magazine May 2011

Features
  1. How to copy, rip or download every media file you buy?
  2. Create the ultimate media library
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Traffic Travis Pro
  2. Ashampoo HDD Control

Thursday, April 21, 2011

7" Resistive 800 x 480 Android 2.1 Eclair Tablets Comparison in Malaysia

Vendor
Vono
+2
MD02


E Fren II

Dezibel
CST-2


Processor
Telechips
8902
800MHz
Telechips
8902
800MHz
Rockchip
RK2818
600MHz

Memory 256MB 256MB 256MB

Internal Storage/
External Storage
4GB
up to
32GB microSD

up to
16GB
microSD
4GB
up to 16GB microSD

Battery/
Wi-Fi

3500mAh
b/g
3200mAh
b/g
3800mAh
b/g

Dimensions/
Weight

193 x
115 x
14mm
350g


190 x
118 x
15mm
376g

Price

RM505

RM799 RM899

Friday, April 15, 2011

Blocking Reported Attack Sites



Mozilla Firefox has the option to block reported attack sites and finally I've seen it in action.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

PC Pro June 2011

Features
  1. What's killing your Wi-Fi?
  2. Confessions of a computer repairman
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Serif PhotoPlus 10

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Australia PC User May 2011

Features
  1. HD burning breakthrough
  2. Storage mega-guide
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. PC User Video Toolkit 2
  2. Ashampoo Slideshow Studio Elements 2.01
  3. SmartKite SnipClik 3.1

Monday, April 11, 2011

PC Advisor June 2011

Features
  1. Smartphones: Windows Vs Android
  2. PC life savers
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Lavasoft Ad-Aware Pro Internet Security (5-month licence)
  2. ProtectStar Data Shredder 2.5 Professional (12-month licence)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Australian PC & Tech Authority May 2011

Features
  1. How safe is your PC?
  2. 10 hottest tech trends
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Ashampoo HDD Control

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Is Engadget down?

I am unable to access Engadget website for the last 2 days. There is no google result of it being down.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

iPad 2 Wi-Fi Connection Issues

Engadget reported that iPad 2 users are facing Wi-Fi connection issues. A check on Wi-Fi Alliance website indicates that iPad 2 is WPA2 Wi-Fi certified. There should not be any connection issue with this certification.

But, the Broadcom chipset BCM4329 in iPad 2 is not even listed in Wi-Fi Alliance.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Australian APC Magazine April 2011

Features
  1. Top tech discount secrets
  2. How to clean your PC
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. 1-abc.net Registry Washer
  2. Ashampoo Internet Accelerator

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

PC Pro May 2011

Features
  1. In-car computing
  2. Wintel: the end of an era?
  3. Why open source is top of the class?
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Ashampoo Burning Studio Elements

Sunday, March 13, 2011

200Mbps HomePlug Powerline Network/Ethernet Adapter

Vendor
TP-Link
TL-PA201


Aztech
HL110E


D-Link
DHP-306AV

PROLiNK
PPLI201

Security
128-bit AES
128-bit
AES
128-bit
AES
128-bit
AES
HomePlug
Certified
No No Yes No
Power
Consumption
1-3W
1.6-4W -
-
Warranty

3 years


2 years

1 year
1 year
Price

$39
$75 for 2

$46 $39
$49

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Samsung S5PV210 1GHz Cortex A8 Android 2.3 Gingerbread Tablets Comparison

Vendor
Coby Kyros
MID7025


Coby
Kyros
MID7026


Coby Kyros
MID8025

Coby
Kyros
MID1025

Memory ?MB ?MB ?MB
?MB
Internal Storage/
External Storage
4GB
up to
32GB microSD
4GB
up to
32GB
microSD
4GB
up to 32GB microSD
4GB
up to
32GB
microSD
Battery/
Wi-Fi

4000mAh
b/g
4000mAh
b/g
4500mAh
b/g
4800mAh
b/g
Touch screen/
Resolution


7" Resistive
800 x
480


7"
Resistive
800 x
600

8"
Resistive
800 x
600
10.1"
Capacitive
1024 x
600
Price

US$172.99

US$172.99 US$190.99
US$259.99

Monday, March 7, 2011

Australian PC User April 2011

Features
  1. Hardware secrets
  2. How to hack (almost) any device
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. PC User UserOS Select 10.10
  2. Ashampoo Burning Studio Elements 10.0.4
  3. Paragon Disk Wiper 2010 SE

Friday, March 4, 2011

PC Advisor May 2011

Features
  1. Extend Windows
  2. Digital defenders: Antivirus group test
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. McAfee Total Protection 2011 (3-month licence)
  2. 1-abc.net Duplicate Finder 2.0
  3. Incomedia Website X5 Smart 8.0
  4. Ashampoo Burning Studio Elements 10.0

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Australian PC & Tech Authority April 2011

Features
  1. 50 essential phone apps
  2. 10 pieces of software that changed the world
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Ashampoo MyAutoplay Menu

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Whirlpool Forum Down

This has happened again in less than a week.

Are they implementing a payment system to access their forums?

Monday, February 28, 2011

Rockchip Android Tablets Comparison

Vendor
Archos
Arnova
8


Archos
Arnova
8
(New)

FunTwist
FunPad
A705

Archos
Arnova
10

(New)
Processor
Rockchip
RK2818
600MHz
Rockchip
RK2918
1GHz
Rockchip
RK2818
600MHz
Rockchip
RK2918
1GHz
OS/
Memory
2.1 (Eclair)
MB
2.3
(Gingerbread)
MB
2.1
(Eclair)
256MB
2.3
(Gingerbread)
MB
Internal Storage/
External Storage
4GB
up to
GB microSD
4GB
up to
GB
microSD
8GB
up to 16GB microSD
8GB
up to
GB
microSD
Battery/
Wi-Fi

mAh
b/g
mAh
b/g
4000mAh
b/g
mAh
b/g
Touch screen/
Dimensions/
Weight

8" Resistive
800 x 600
205 x 153 x 12mm
500g
8"
Capacitive
800 x
600
205 x
153 x
12mm
500g
7"
Capacitive
800 x
480
190 x
117 x 12.5mm
376g
10.1"
Capacitive
1024 x
600
272 x
152.3 x
13.5mm
570g
Price

US$149

US$149 NT$7990
case with stand

US$199

Friday, February 25, 2011

Australian APC Magazine March 2011

Features
  1. AMD drops the CPU
  2. Accelerate Windows
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. NCH Express Invoice
  2. Ashampoo Magical Uninstall 2
  3. 1-abc.net Duplicate Finder 3.0

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mobile Broadband in Taiwan

The telcos offering GSM/UMTS in Taiwan are Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, FarEasTone and VIBO. Only Taiwan Mobile and VIBO offer prepaid mobile broadband.

Taiwan Mobile
(APN - twm, up to 3.6Mbps)
  1. 1-day unlimited - NT$100
  2. 3-day unlimited - NT$250
  3. 5-day unlimited - NT$350
VIBO (APN - viboone, up to 384 kbps)
  1. 1-day pass - NT$99
  2. 3-day pass - NT$249
  3. 5-day pass - NT$399

Monday, February 21, 2011

7" 800 x 480 Android 2.1 Eclair Tablets Comparison in Taiwan

Vendor
IBT-8902
FunTwist
FunPad
A705

Taiwan Mobile
myPad
P1


Processor
Telechips
TCC8902
720MHz
Rockchip
RK2818
600MHz
Qualcomm
MSM7227
600MHz

Memory 256MB 256MB 512MB

Internal Storage/
External Storage
4GB
up to
32GB microSD
8GB
up to
16GB microSD
512MB
up to
16GB microSD


Battery/
Wi-Fi

3400mAh
b/g/n
4000mAh
b/g
3400mAh
b/g/n

Touch Screen/
Dimensions/
Weight

Resisitive
192 x 121 x 11mm
285g
Capacitive
190 x 117 x 12.5mm
376g
Resisitive
192 x 110 x 12.6mm
388g

Price

NT$5490
case with stand

NT$7990
case with stand
NT$8990
NT$690 case with stand

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Telechips TCC8902 7" 800 x 480 Resistive Android 2.1 Eclair Tablets Comparison

Vendor
IBT-8902
Palroid PR70HD
E Fren II

Pros
Case with stand
Support 3G USB modem
Case with keyboard & stand


Memory 256MB 256MB 256MB

Internal Storage/
External Storage
4GB
up to
32GB microSD
8GB
up to
32GB SD

up to 16GB microSD


Battery/
Wi-Fi

3400mAh
b/g/n
1600mAh
b/g
3200mAh
b/g


Dimensions/
Weight

192 x 121 x 11mm
285g
205 x 113 x 16.8mm
408g


Price

NT$5900


S$338


RM799


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Australian PC & Tech Authority March 2011

Features
  1. Year of the tablet
  2. How to: minimise your mobile data
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Ashampoo Internet Accelerator 3

Thursday, February 10, 2011

PC Pro April 2011

Features
  1. Ubuntu: a complete guide
  2. The emergency internet bunkers
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. AVG antivirus (6-month licence)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Australian PC User March 2011

Features
  1. Ultimate digital home
  2. Notebook mega-test
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. PC User AutoRip
  2. Ashampoo HDD Control 1.11
  3. Ashampoo WinOptimizer 7
  4. Paragon Drive Copy 2010 SE

Monday, February 7, 2011

PC Advisor April 2011

Features
  1. 2011 internet security suites round-up
  2. Instant Windows fixes
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. BullGuard Internet Security 10.0 (6-month licence)
  2. AVG PC TuneUp 2011 SE (3-month licence)
  3. East-Tec Eraser 2010 (6-month licence)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Huawei IDEOS U8150

This unlocked Android 2.2 (Froyo) smartphone is now selling at AUD$179 until end of January 2011 at Dick Smith in Australia. It supports USB tethering and certified WPA2 wi-fi hotspot and is cheaper than any unlocked mobile broadband sharing devices.

Factory data reset
(Erases all data on phone)
  1. Power on phone
  2. Settings -> Privacy -> Factory data reset -> Reset phone
or
  1. Power off phone
  2. Hold Volume up key, Send (green) key & power on phone
  3. Release keys when you see Android system recovery menu
  4. Select wipe data/factory reset
  5. Select reboot system now

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Australian APC Magazine February 2011

Features
  1. The PC's new core in 2011
  2. Hot mobile tech this year
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. B-free Accountant Plus (12-month licence)
  2. PDFTiger
  3. Ashampoo Anti-Malware

Monday, January 24, 2011

Acer Aspire One D255

This is the first netbook with Windows 7 Starter and Google Android 1.06.00.0115 dual boot. In Android, it has Shiretoko Firefox 3.5.1 browser with Adobe Flash 10.0.42.34 support and Adobe Acrobat Reader 1.09.00.120.

Full charging takes around 3 hours 15 minutes and the 6-cell battery lasts at least 5 hours with web browsing on wi-fi at minimum brightness in Android.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Android 3.0 Honeycomb Tablets Comparison

Manufacturer
Asus Eee Pad MeMO
Acer Iconia
Tab
A100

Toshiba
Tablet

Motorola
Xoom

Screen/
Processor
7"
1024 x 600
Qualcomm
MSM8260
dual-core
1.2GHz
7"
1024 x
600
Nvidia
Tegra 250
dual-core
1GHz
10.1"
1280 x 800
Nvidia
Tegra 2
dual-core
1GHz
10.1"
1280 x 800
Nvidia
Tegra 2
dual-core
1GHz
Memory 1GB 512MB

1GB
Internal Storage/
External Storage
8-64GB
up to
32GB microSD
8GB
up to
32GB microSD
up to
32GB
SD
32GB
up to
32GB microSD

Battery/
Wi-Fi

4400mAh
b/g/n
1530mAh
b/g/n


b/g/n
Touch screen/
Dimensions/
Weight

Capacitive
198.5 x
116.8 x
11.5mm
389g
Capacitive
195 x
117 x
13.1mm
470g
Capacitive
770g

Capacitive
249.1 x
167.8 x
12.9mm
730g
Price/
Availability
From
US$499
June 2011


RM1099
Apr 2011
Mar 2011
US$700
Feb 17 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Android 2.2 Froyo Tablets Comparison

Manufacturer
Axioo Pico Pad
QGN

CSL DroidPad Mi700
Toshiba
AS100

(Folio 100)
ViewSonic ViewPad
7
Screen/
Price/
Warranty
7"
800 x 480
Rp3,999,000
1 year
7"
800 x 480
RM1,599
1.5 year
10.1"
1024 x 600
RM1,599
1 year
regional
7"
800 x 480
RM1,799
1 year
Processor
Qualcomm
MSM7227
600MHz
Qualcomm
MSM7227
600MHz
Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core
1GHz
Qualcomm
MSM7227
600MHz
Memory 512MB 512MB 512MB
512MB
Internal Storage/
External Storage
512MB
up to
16GB microSD
512MB
up to
32GB microSD
8GB
5GB free
up to
32GB microSD
512MB
up to
32GB microSD
Battery/
Wi-Fi
3240mAh
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3240mAh
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2030mAh
Certified WPA2 bgn
3240mAh
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Touch screen/
Dimensions/
Weight
Capacitive
179.4 x
110 x 11.5mm
375g
Capacitive
179.4 x 110 x 11.5mm
410g
Capacitive
281 x
181 x
14mm

750g
Capacitive
179 x
110 x 11.5mm
375g