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Ben Logan
5 September 2013

Speculation regarding smart watches has been rife for months now, and it turns out that the first firing shot of the inevitable war for domination in the market has just been launched by Samsung, with the announcement of their Galaxy Gear smart watch. While other smart watches are already available, this is the first from a major company and has clearly seen a great deal of attention, money and testing thrown at it. One of Samsung’s representatives described it as “an engineering marvel and something that really redefines tomorrow.” The watch works in tandem with a Samsung smart phone and…

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Ben Logan
26 March 2013

Google have jumped on board the competitive note taking market with the release of their Keep Android app. While it easily draws comparisons with the more comprehensive Evernote, Keep has its own set of user-friendly features to impress. Billed by Google as a “Central place to save what’s on your mind”, Keep can be considered a multimedia scrapbook for ideas, projects and random thoughts. One of Keep’s nicest features is the control it gives over its user interface. The visual presentation of the notes is flexible, and its visual design is indicative of Google’s recent commitment to the creation of…

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Ben Logan
14 May 2012

In addition to its savvy range of features, Samsung’s recently introduced Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 comes with a new lower price, making it highly competitive in the tablet marketplace. The device weighs in at 14 grams lighter than its predecessor (The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1) but is slightly thicker with a 1mm increase in size. Its host of applications, which should now be familiar to those who have used the Android platform, are placed within the bottom sliding navigation bar for an easily accessible customer experience. The tablet offers the standard web browsing – with Flash support, Google Maps, YouTube…

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Ben Logan
13 April 2012

The Dolphin Browser HD has proven to be highly popular amongst Android enthusiasts, even with the growing number of other browsers now available on the Google Play Store. And with their latest user interface update, the company behind Dolphin are sure to see even more uptake of their product. Dolphin Browser HD 8.0 has now been released as a free download with an impressive UI redesign that highlights an appealing range of new features. The biggest change that previous users will notice is the new menu bar that slims down the old double-row interface and tidily hides many of the…

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Ben Logan
4 April 2012

Many Android smartphone users will be feeling chuffed today as Instagram (the popular photo-sharing app that’s had iPhone owners feeling superior since 2010) is now available on the Google mobile platform. Instagram’s biggest selling point is its use in social networking – it facilitates an excellent online community of photo-lovers of all types, allowing the sharing of a massive library of pictures. This free photo sharing application lets users take pics, apply a filter, and share it on the Instagram service or via a variety of other social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, Flickr and Posterous. Following…

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Ben Logan
30 March 2012

Hulu Plus, the subscription service that has gained popularity by delivering TV shows on more devices in HD, has recently received a facelift to its user interface. What’s more, they are now flaunting the new look by making the Hulu Plus app, which can be installed free of cost through Google Play, compatibly available on seven more Android tablets. These include the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xyboard 10.1, Toshiba Thrive, Acer Iconia and LG G-Slate. The software display revamp aims to deliver a less cluttered and more appealing interface to keep viewers…

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