iPad Mini comes in disappointing 3rd on display

Times are exciting whenever there’s a technology ‘war’ afoot. The iPad Mini is the newest gauntlet to be thrown down by Apple, but does its smaller size invariably mean it’s better? Well, according to people who’ve actually used it: no, it doesn’t. Reviews online indicate that the iPad Mini is actually performing below the expected […]


5 common computer, tablet, and smartphone problems

When you work in the computer-repair industry, certain types of problems are common occurrences. Here are just 5 of the many problems we fix for people on a daily basis: Cracked laptop casings: What are laptops if not portable work-machines? If you need to work on the fly then that laptop is coming with you […]

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Apple’s ‘Fusion Drive’: what is it and how does it work?

On October 23, Apple announced its latest storage device titled ‘Fusion Drive’, which combines 120GB of flash storage with a regular hard drive of up to 3TB. Fusion Drive differentiates itself from the pack by combining the best features of solid state drive (SSD) storage and hard disk drive (HDD) storage. According to the Apple […]

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Google’s big blunder over Nexus 4

A Google employee will be lucky to escape with his or her hide intact after leaving a prototype of the Google Nexus 4 smartphone at a bar in September. Details have surfaced about the incident of the misplaced Nexus 4 prototype, and it’s a sorry tale that casts Google in a bad light. The smartphone […]

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ISP Copyright Alert System keeping a beady eye on downloaders

US Internet service providers AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon are rolling out a system in the coming weeks to warn or punish users who download and share copyrighted content. The Copyright Alert System, proposed last year, will be used to deliver warnings and infringement notices to ISP users illegally downloading copyrighted material. […]


Microsoft Surface RT vs Pro

The Windows Surface RT tablet is available for sale now, but it’s a toss-up between the RT and Pro. You’d be forgiven for thinking they’re basically the same thing but they are very different in many ways. So before you choose one or the other brush up on which would be best for you. Windows […]


Apple? Windows? How about neither?

Caught between Apple and Windows for your operating system? How about neither? Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, has developed an experimental Cloud-based operating system called TransOS,  that allows you to run your desktop off the internet, bypassing the need for a traditional OS. TransOS runs on remote servers and treats operating systems like Windows as […]

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini launched

Take a victory-lap, internet-speculators, because you were right! The Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini was launched today in Germany with all the rumoured specs bang on the money. The Galaxy SIII Mini does indeed sport a 4-inch, 480 x 800 Super AMOLED display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 5 megapixel rear […]


“I shall call it…mini-me”

Small is the new big, according to a senior Samsung executive. It has been officially announced that the Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini will be unveiled in Germany tomorrow (Friday 12th October NZ time). Photographs of invitations to the launch day were posted online, and the German translated to “That’s how big small can be”. For […]