Dual Cameras and Heart Rate monitors: Are we running out of ideas?

When HTC announced the successor to the HTC One last week, many were intrigued by its dual rear cameras. Throughout the series of leaks before the unveiling, many people speculated as to what the cameras could do. Perhaps HTC decided to have a proper high-resolution camera, and a second “UltraPixel” camera. But instead the truth is that it was simply used to adjust the point of focus on the photo after it was taken (on top of adding a couple of effects). Continue readingDual Cameras and Heart Rate monitors: Are we running out of ideas?

Revisited and Reviewed: Over a year with the Microsoft Surface RT

Episode 2 of revisited and reviewed. In our first episode we covered the Lumia 1020. This time we take a look at Microsoft’s first generation RT tablet, the Surface RT. And see how it performs as a tablet back then and now.

June, 2012. Microsoft unveils the Surface tablet to lots of fanfare. The device, with its sleek magnesium body and keyboard touch cover, generated a lot of hype in the media. But unfortunately,it was met with much criticism and didn’t sell well. Microsoft even lost $900m on a price write-down.

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A Windows User’s Essential Guide to Using to Mac (And Windows on a Mac)

Fan of Windows? Me too. But sometimes our institution, workplace, or even school requires us to use a Mac. Or maybe you’re thinking of trying out a Mac yourself, but you’re afraid of leaving the familiarity and comfort of Windows. Fret not, this guide is here to help you.

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My Love-Hate Relationship with Windows Phone

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A cousin of mine once walked up to me and said, “You know what people say about Windows Phone?..”

“…Nothing.”

He was right though, to a certain extent. While Windows Phone has secured 3rd spot in the mobile OS war, many people are still ignorant to the existence of the OS. And while I’ve seen more and more people using Windows Phones in public, few are actually satisfied with their phones. I’m one of those few. Or at least I was.

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Making the Switch: 5 Great Reasons Why I Got Myself a Mac (and why you should get one too)

Ask everyone who knows me and they’ll say that I am a diehard Windows fan. I’m one of the few people who own a Windows Phone because I genuinely like the Operating System. I got a relative to fly over to the US and buy me a Surface when it first came out. I boldly defended Windows 8 when everyone else was mocking it. And here I am, typing on a Mac. And I’m not using Microsoft Word. No, I’m using -gasp- Pages.

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Nokia Lumia 1520 unboxing, hands on and first impressions

Microsoft and Nokia have made a historical breakthrough with the Lumia 1520. And it’s not just the colossal size of the 6” beast. The Lumia 1520, essentially, marks a new beginning for Windows Phone, and especially for Nokia. It is a first in many things. The first Windows Phone phablet. The first Windows Phone with GDR3 and Lumia Black, bringing support for its monstrous 1080p display, 2.2Ghz Quad core Snapdragon 800 processor and 2 gigs of RAM, and (finally) the ability to close apps. The Lumia 1520 is here folks, so join us with the unboxing video after the break.

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A Windows Phone user’s iOS 7 Experience

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Before we begin, there are a few points to note about this article. The first is that this isn’t a “Windows Phone 8 VS iOS 7” article, but rather it focuses on my thoughts and experiences of using the iOS platform after transitioning from Windows Phone. The other thing to note is that I transitioned from a Lumia 820 to an iPhone 4S (yes, no fancy fingerprint-scanning 5s here, not even an iPhone 5). I understand that the user experience might be affected by the aged hardware of the iPhone 4S, but I will try and write this article strictly as a software comparison, and will try my best to ignore any shortcomings in hardware.

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