Sync and send SMS from your Android tablet

Tablets are great for reading or watching videos during your daily commute but it can be a bit of a task when after receiving an SMS you to have to juggle your bag your tablet and your phone while keeping your balance during the bus driver’s less-than-delicate and all-too-regular brake dance (see what I did…

BlackBerry Z10 review

The first new BlackBerry in a long time is also the first to be running BlackBerry’s OS 10. It’s an entirely new code base running on a 4.2-inch 1280 x 768-pixel (356ppi) touchscreen device. The Z10 proves how …

Windows 8: Which licence to choose?

The recent announcement that Microsoft had sold 100 million licences for Windows 8 its much-hyped revamp of its hugely successful Windows 7 operating system hammered home one strong point: if you haven’t already upgraded you probably will in the near future. Large businesses may be last in line however: many of those running Windows 7…

Best apps for Android, May 2013

Tasker The ultimate app for task automation. Price: $3.49 | By: Crafty Apps | From: Google Play There are many Android users out there for whom the mere mention of Tasker will bring a proud tear or two to their geeky eyes. The reason for this pride comes from the unmitigated power that this app…

Protecting your online identity

A few months ago a small add-on for Firefox and Chrome was released. Called Privacyfix the add-on is designed to check and update your privacy settings for various online services including Facebook and Google. I had always been vaguely aware that Facebook is the internet’s Mac Daddy of privacy violation but even so the results…

8 most annoying phone habits

 We asked APC readers on facebook.com/apcmag to tell us the worst breaches of smartphone etiquette they constantly run into. Here’s a list so read and learn how not to annoy others with your mobile phone.1. Driving while using the phone APC readers found this the most offensive breach of phone etiquette. Using the phone while…

Beware of smartphone malware

You know that smartphone in your back pocket? If it happens to run Android (and there’s a 38.8% chance it does according to IDC’s latest Aussie statistics) then cyber criminals have you firmly in their crosshairs. IDC’s latest Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker puts Android as commanding 59% of the smartphone market share with a…

Is Windows 8 for you?

With Microsoft officially announcing the release date for Windows 8 as October 26 we’re finally on the home run towards the next iteration of Redmond’s 27-year-old operating system. But it is it worth your time and money? Ashton Mills asks and answers the hard question. Windows 8 is without doubt one of the more significant…