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What Can We Expect From Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

SoftwareWritten by Martin Regtien on .

Read more: What Can We Expect From Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

When Apple released its much-vaunted iOS 8 platform, it was considered to be a seminal and ground-breaking moment for the brand. It certainly elevated the typical Apple experience, to the point where the upcoming iOS 9 upgrade is expected to simply refine ease of use and eradicate any technical flaws.


The same principle can be applied to the recent Android upgrades, with the forthcoming 6.0 Marshmallow update tagged as an incremental change that will simply add stability to and improve the security of its predecessor. What exactly can we expect from this upgrade, however, and what will it mean for Android users?

 

Hands On: Brother P-Touch E550WVP Industrial Labeller

Mobile DevicesWritten by Martin Regtien on .

Read more: Hands On: Brother P-Touch E550WVP Industrial Labeller
For some trades an industrial labeller is essential. For others it’s a nice to have tool. I am one of those folks that hate to label people but love to label things....


So when 4Cabling sent us the Brother P-Touch E550WVP Industrial Labeller, we were keen to have a look at what can be done with a fully featured labeller.


And yes, I can see that it would be very useful beyond its intended target group.
I’ll show you why.

Twitch TV and the Rise of Live Gaming

Industry NewsWritten by Martin Regtien on .

Read more: Twitch TV and the Rise of Live Gaming

The emergence of Twitch TV has heralded a new step in the evolution of the gaming market, by enabling players to record live gameplay and broadcast this to a network of followers. This is part of a rapid and relentless evolution, which has seen desktop and mobile gaming thrive on innovation and overpower the once dominant console sector.


This trend is unlikely to abate any time soon, as the rigid and costly nature of console gaming continues to fail in the wake of more flexible and immersive mobile experiences. With cross-platform gaming technology also making a more diverse range of titles available on the desktop, video games are continuing to lose their market share.

 

Ionmax ION450 Premium Home Air Purifier – When You Really Need Some Fresh Air!

AppliancesWritten by Martin Regtien on .

Read more: Ionmax ION450 Premium Home Air Purifier – When You Really Need Some Fresh Air!Sometimes it is a blessing that we cannot see all the dust and detritus that is floating in the air around us, particularly in the home. But at other times it would be very useful, even though scary, to actually see what you are breathing.

Sure enough, we have filters in our nose and our lungs are probably doing a lot of the filtering too but wouldn’t it be wise to filter out a lot of the harmful stuff before it enters our bodies?


This is where appliances such as the Ionmax ION450 Air Purifier come in.


You don’t think you need one?
Let’s see.

Archos Virtual Reality Glasses

AccessoriesWritten by Kevin Cheng on .

Read more: Archos Virtual Reality GlassesThere are a few big players in the virtual reality field, Occulus Rift amongst others comes prominently to mind. There are a few other players in the field however, and some are going down the lo-tech path. VR is hardly a new idea, having been kicked around for ages in real life, and far longer in movies and TV. The high tech path is still an expensive proposition, but there are cheaper alternatives becoming available. With thanks to MobileZap, DigitalReviews got to try out the Archos Virtual Reality Glasses.

Polaroid Cube - the Smallest Action Camera Yet?

VideoWritten by Kevin Cheng on .

Read more: Polaroid Cube - the Smallest Action Camera Yet?I have read that Polaroid was making a come back post you know, Polaroids. The cycle of traditional tech giants going under and reemerging continues with a new line of products. The Polaroid Cube is a ruggedised pocket camera that takes video and still shots. Is there a market for something that you can take everywhere and anywhere, reasonably unobtrusive and stick to any magnetic surface? Is it worth carrying on top of what your smart phone can do? Should GoPro lose sleep over it?

 

PortaPow Fast Charge Data Block Adaptor & Cable - A Quick Look

AccessoriesWritten by Martin Regtien on .

Read more: PortaPow Fast Charge Data Block Adaptor & Cable - A Quick Look

Now that I can charge up my Galaxy S6 in next to no time (relatively speaking) through its proprietary fast charge unit, I want every device that I possess to be able to have that capacity.

This is where PortaPow saw the need and has come to the rescue with its PortaPow Fast Charge Data Block Adaptor and Cable.

Does it work?

QNAP TVS-463 NAS - Network Attached Storage for Novices

StorageWritten by Martin Regtien on .

 Read more: QNAP TVS-463 NAS - Network Attached Storage for Novices

(This review was written by our latest contributor Roel Verhoeven – Ed.)

Over the last years I have occasionally wondered if I should invest in a Network Attached Storage (NAS) box. I, like most people, have amassed lots of pictures, home videos, music and more. All of these are stored on my laptop and I regularly back these up on an external USB harddrive which I keep at work.

If, like me, you've not owned a NAS before but are interested in what it can do for you, then this review is written for you. Note that this NAS has many features aimed at (small) business users which I've only partially covered, this review has a home user in mind.

So how did I go?

Galaxy S6 Essentials: the Samsung S-View Case and Wireless Charger

AccessoriesWritten by Martin Regtien on .

 Read more: Galaxy S6 Essentials: the Samsung S-View Case and Wireless Charger

Read more: Galaxy S6 Essentials: the Samsung S-View Case and Wireless ChargerEvery time Samsung releases a new phone in the Galaxy lineup it seems we are doing a quick review of some essential accessories, courtesy of our friends at MobileZap.


This time around we also stuck with the original Samsung products in the hope of a better user experience.

We might change our mind on one of these products though...

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