Trying on the Apple Watch

When the Apple Watch was announced late last year, I knew I wanted one. But yet, as preorders were announced and the 24th April came and went, I resisted preordering one just yet. First of all, I wanted to try one on for myself, and make sure I pick the right watch to start with. Not that I’m rushed for time, with current orders not shipping until June. And I’m not exactly a stranger to smartwatches, with a Pebble living on my wrist for the last year or so. So today, I went into an Apple Store, and went “hands on” (or should that be wrists?) with the Apple Watch. [Read more…]

Review: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro (13″)

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There’s no shortage of tablets available on the market, but Lenovo’s trying to do something different with the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro. It’s an Android tablet that has a massive 13” screen, and also packs an inbuilt projector.

If you’re used to other tablets, chances are they would have been smaller than the Tablet 2 Pro – this thing is massive. The screen comes in at 13.3”, and packs a 2560 x 1440 resolution, giving you a pixel density of 221 ppi. It’s great for reading text and browsing the web on while the bright and vivid colors help make your photos look fantastic. The viewing angles aren’t too bad, so there’s not much to worry about what angle you’re looking the Tablet 2 Pro from. [Read more…]

Commonwealth Bank brings ‘Tap and Pay’ to the masses

CommBank Tap and PayCommonwealth Bank has finally embraced ‘Host Card Emulation‘ (or HCE), a new API that was introduced with Android 4.4, KitKat – allowing anybody with a device running Android 4.4 or later (and has NFC) to use ‘Tap and Pay’, or PayPass at any terminal that supports it.  [Read more…]

Telstra’s new Customer Insight Centre

Telstra has unveiled it’s new ‘Customer Insight Centre’ (or CIC), with the 3600 square metre facility taking up the entirety of the second floor at Telstra’s 400 George St flagship offices.
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The CIC provides Telstra’s enterprise and business customers with access to not just an incredibly modern event space, but also access to leading edge technologies and equipment. The centre consists of several different rooms, or zones, each focusing on it’s own element along a journey.

Each customer brought to the CIC has their own tailored, personalised experience. Working with Telstra two weeks prior to the visit, customers discuss their business practices, needs, and pain points allowing their visit to be as productive as it can be.
The CIC is about ‘more than a PowerPoint’ deck, providing real tools and Telstra’s insight to allow customers to be as productive as possible in an interactive, hands-on way. [Read more…]