Best Android apps June 2014

Every month, APC collates the best Android apps arriving on the Google Play Store. This month, we’re enjoying the wonders of IFTTT productivity, remote desktop control and a beautiful carousel of photos.

Arduino Project 7: Build a Retro Gamebox

Our Retro Gamebox is built into a see-through container. The games market may well dwarf the music and movie industries combined in global revenue and new-release games offer lighting effects and texture detail that make you forget you’re in a game and not a movie. But there’s always something that tugs us back to retro…

Intel Haswell CPU: How it works

Haswell is a continuation of the previous-generation Ivy Bridge’s 22nm production process with changes across the three key areas: core CPU performance iGPU improvements and power consumption reductions. We’ve included tables here covering information on the specific CPU models we’ve found so rather than talk about specific chips we’ll look at the architecture and mention…

All you need to know about Intel’s Haswell chip

  Haswell is a small country town in the US state of Colorado. Its entry into the IT lexicon due to Intel’s determination to avoid trademark issues by using location names instead appears at a critical time in the computing landscape. With Microsoft’s collection of Windows 8 hybrids convertibles and all-in-ones failing to excite and…

Best apps for Android, June 2013

Bandsintown Concerts Receive alerts when your fave artists come to town. Price: Free | By: Bandsintown | From: Google Play When I’m not writing app reviews for you beautiful people I’m diligently trawling the net for new and exciting music or the next gig to go to – barely a month goes by where I…

Google Nexus 10 review

Price: From $469 (16GB)  |  Website: google.com.au/nexus/10 Alongside a reasonably attractive (if a little plain) industrial design the Nexus 10 packs a world-first feature in its 2560 x 1600-pixel display based on Samsung’s own PLS tech. That smashes through Apple’s iPad Retina record (at 2048 x 1536 pixels) – for pixel counters that gives the…

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…