Sony Xperia Z1: First Impressions Round Up

Since Sony bought Ericsson’s stake in Sony Ericsson in 2011, the company’s Android handsets have improved significantly, with the new Xperia Z1 the most accomplished to date. Unveiled at this week’s IFA tech show in Berlin, Sony’s new flagship Android handset has a lot going for it: it’s fully waterproof, comes with a gargantuan 20.7 … Continue reading Sony Xperia Z1: First Impressions Round Up

Hands On with Huawei’s Ascend P6: World’s Slimmest Smartphone

I didn’t have much awareness of the Huawei brand beyond dongles but after a fairly intimate 6 hours session with their engineers, managers and PR people in London’s Roundhouse it feels like it’s all I’ve ever know. Huawei chose June 18 to launch the superslim Ascend P6 smartphone as it’s just 6.18 mm thin. I … Continue reading Hands On with Huawei’s Ascend P6: World’s Slimmest Smartphone

The Ultimate HTC One Accessories Collection

It’s no secret that, at least by its own high standards, HTC has fallen from grace over the last year, with Samsung and perennial competitor Apple stealing enough of the Taiwanese manufacturer’s market share to allegedly push the CEO to threaten resignation if its new flagship handset “fails”. Possibly the biggest contributor to the success … Continue reading The Ultimate HTC One Accessories Collection

Connected Car: Glympse Partners with BMW and Mini for Location Sharing

BMW hasn’t pushed it smartphone app integration as much as its competitors like Ford or GM, but at last week’s New York motor show the German car manufacturer announced new partnerships with Glympse, Rhapsody, TuneIn and Audible. Each app, as you’d expect shows up on the LCD in BMW models equipped with the app integration … Continue reading Connected Car: Glympse Partners with BMW and Mini for Location Sharing

Sony Xperia Z Review Roundup

We had a play with Sony Xperia Z, most of which involved dunking the giant smartphone into tanks of water and marvelling at how it still functioned. Packing a huge screen, great camera and a zippy processor it’s everything you want from a modern Android smartphone. What do the experts have to say about Sony’s … Continue reading Sony Xperia Z Review Roundup

Accel’s Voyager: Connected Car Smartphone Technology

Considering integrated GPS and mobile telephony has been around for many years now, we all have something we use in our cars for hands free communications or navigation, via either Bluetooth connectivity or built right into the car’s console display system. Either way, the technology is no stranger. However, in many cases getting an all … Continue reading Accel’s Voyager: Connected Car Smartphone Technology

AirStash A02: Stream Theatre

I’ve just purchased an iPad mini. And in a dramatic break with tradition I didn’t max out on storage space as I have with pretty much every other Apple device I’ve purchased since my first foray into Mac Life in 2003 (with a PowerBook that still boots and gets online). This isn’t a break with … Continue reading AirStash A02: Stream Theatre

Huawei’s Ascend Mate smartphone featuring World’s largest screen

Bucking the trend of waiting until MWC in Barcelona, the team at Huawei chose last week’s CES to unveil their Ascend Mate smartphone. The company bills the Ascend Mate as having the World’s largest smartphone screen. This comes in the form of a 6.1-inch HD IPS+ display, with a native resolution of 1280 x 720 … Continue reading Huawei’s Ascend Mate smartphone featuring World’s largest screen