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How Much RAM Do You Really Need?

Recently while shopping I couldn’t resist the chance to pop my head into some computer stores. I was amazed at how many PCs had less RAM than some of the phones on sale next door. You see I think that… Continue Reading →

How-to: Build a Hackintosh | Part 2 | Create Installation Media

We are writing this article on an AUD $40 (USD $30) Hackintosh. In the last article, we explain how we created our Hackintosh installation media. Selecting the hardware The hardware that you use for a Hackintosh is determined by what… Continue Reading →

Amazon launches in Australia! All You Need to Know and Our Thoughts.

Yesterday, Amazon, the book and online shopping giant officially launched in Australia after weeks of trialing with selected Amazon users. You are now able to go to Amazon.com.au and find a much expanded catalogue of items available for purchase whereas… Continue Reading →

Linux | xTech | Part 6

Welcome to xTech (explaining tech). In this series, we will dive into how technology works and you can catch this series every Wednesday. In this week’s episode of xTech, we will be talking about Linux, one of the most diverse and uncommon… Continue Reading →

URGENT: Net Neutrality

You may have heard recently about something called “net neutrality”. In this article we will explain that term and the reason you have been hearing it so often recently. Just a heads up: I might get a little political in… Continue Reading →

Ecosia – A New Kind of Search Engine

Recently, I stumbled upon a new search engine through a YouTube ad. Ecosia was it’s name. It promised that with every search, the revenue generated from the search will go into planting trees in developing countries. Its like a charity… Continue Reading →

Xbox One X – 4K gaming worth the upgrade?

The Xbox One X is now available for sale! But is it worth the heavy price tag? Just to start off, let’s recap all the pro’s and con’s of 4K HDR games. Pro’s Looks great! Great for boasting rights! Improves… Continue Reading →

Hands-on: iPhone X

This weekend (November 4th), I got to spend a few brief moments with Apple’s all new iPhone X. It’s got a whole new design with an edge to edge display, stainless steel body and the replace of Touch ID –… Continue Reading →

AirDrop for Windows?

In the latest beta version of Windows, Microsoft introduced AirDrop for Windows, Oh, sorry, I mean Near Share. As you have probably already worked out, it’s just their take on AirDrop. Near Share will be available as a “tile” in… Continue Reading →

GPUs | xTech | Part 5

Welcome to xTech (explaining tech). In this series, we will dive into how technology works and you can catch this series every Wednesday. In this week’s episode of xTech, we will be talking about GPUs. The things behind the input for… Continue Reading →

How-to: Build an Ultra-Budget Hackintosh | Part 1 | Overview

I am writing this article on a AU $40 (US $30) Hackintosh. Just a heads up, it not perfect. There are some features of Mac OS that don’t work, and other that I’d rather not try. In this series we will… Continue Reading →

How-to: Change your default search engine for Edge, Chrome and more

In an ideal world, we would just open up and browser, type in what we want and be returned with results from the search engine of our choice. Most of the time, that search engine would be Google. Of course,… Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Phone Buying Guide – The best phones from $50-$1000+

In my last article about Cheap, Expensive and Refurbished Phones, I dived into some primed examples for each category. I also promised to bring a more in depth look into which phone is the best for its price point. So here… Continue Reading →

CPUs | xTech | Part 4 + Teaser

Welcome to the xTech (explaining tech). In this series, we will dive into how technology works and you can catch this series every Wednesday. In this week’s episode of xTech, we will be talking about CPUs. The things that allow our… Continue Reading →

iPhone X: The Situation So Far…

Australian pre-order for the highly anticipated iPhone X started on the 27th of October midnight. As expected, the current iPhone X stock sold out within minutes due to the low supplies of the phone. Reports say that only 2 million… Continue Reading →

RAM | xTech | Part 3

Welcome to the new series xTech (explaining tech). In this series, we will dive into how technology works and you can catch this series every Wednesday. In this week’s episode of xTech, we will be talking about RAM. The things… Continue Reading →

What’s Wrong with The Google Pixelbook

Recently, Google released the Pixelbook, a Chromebook that’s designed by Google. However, it’s all wrong! Price vs. Performance The price vs performance ratio for the Pixelbook is actually pretty decent. It comes with either a 7th generation Intel Core i5 or… Continue Reading →

5G: The Future Of Telecommunications

In this article I will be diving head first into the future (not literally) of our digital telecommunication systems and what it will mean for us as consumers. What’s 5G? 5G is the fifth generation (the G stands for generation)… Continue Reading →

Massive WiFi Vulnerability Discovered! How to stay safe from this massive bug!

A new WiFi vulnerability has been discovered and major media outlets have reported on the topic. Now, we offer insights on how to stay safe in this massive WiFi bug. We’ll go over what happened, how to stay safe and… Continue Reading →

Secure Your Stuff! | Part 3

There are so many options out there for securing all your devices and accounts. In the previous 2 parts of this series we covered all of these methods, and now we will finish off this series with some handy tips… Continue Reading →

Why Google Clips is Google’s coolest new product

Google announced a variety of products during it’s latest keynote presentation on October the 5th. It ranged from a new flagship phone, flagship Chromebook, both cheaper and pricier versions of Google Homes and more. What was most interesting during the… Continue Reading →

Secure Your Stuff! | Part 2

There are so many options out there for securing your devices and accounts. In this article I will be covering passwords. If you are interested in the other ways you can secure your device click HERE for part 1. Passwords… Continue Reading →

Solid State Drives | xTech | Part 2

Welcome to the new series xTech (explaining tech). In this series, we will dive into how technology works and you can catch this series every Wednesday. In this week’s episode of xTech, we will be talking about Solid State Drives…. Continue Reading →

Cheap, Refurbished or Expensive Phones? Which one is for you?

In 2017, there is not much that could go wrong when buying a phone. You could fork out less money for a phone if you go the cheap route. You will have a decent experience. Expensive phones will give you… Continue Reading →

How Hard Drives Work? | xTech | Part 1

Welcome to the new series xTech (explaining tech). In this series, we will dive into how technology works and you can catch this series every Wednesday. In this week’s episode of xTech, we will be talking about hard drives. The… Continue Reading →

How-to: Fix a bent CPU socket pin

Lets just get this straight, this is not an ultimate guide, but rather a small How-to put together based on my own experiences. You might also be wondering “Why would I need to know this?” Well, I use these tips… Continue Reading →

How I Tried to Repaired an iPad Mini 2 (but failed)

Update: after user feedback, the title has been changed to better reflect the characteristics of this article. IMPORTANT: Please read the caution and full article before attempting this. Caution: I do not recommend attempting this without prior experience and proper… Continue Reading →

How-to: Improve iOS Performance and Battery Life

Video (For those who don’t like to read) Text (For those who want to read) If you are running iOS on an older device or want to improve your devices battery life, then reducing the amount of animations and eye… Continue Reading →

Secure Your Stuff! | Part 1

There are so many options out there for securing your devices and accounts. On Android you can set a PIN, a fingerprint, a face, a standard password or a pattern. On iOS you can set a PIN, a fingerprint, a… Continue Reading →

My Journey on Learning Android App Development – Part 2

Last week, I published Part 1 of the series talking about my previous attempts at Android app development. This week I’m going to tell how I’m going so far on this journey at learning Android app development, again. From the… Continue Reading →

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