The Three Apps I Install On Every Android Phone

There are three apps — two paid, one free — that I install on every Android phone that crosses my desk. They completely change the look and feel of any phone’s interface, and make even the most staid and boring Android handset up to date and modern. If you’re getting sick of the way your phone looks, or how you navigate around the touchscreen, give one (or all) of these a try.


Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Australian Review

In the last couple of weeks, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there was only one brand of smartphone on the market. The iPhone 6 has been a massive hit. But there are plenty of people who don’t like the iPhone, don’t like iOS, or don’t like Apple.

If you’re one of those people, have we got the phone for you. Prepare to be impressed. The Xperia Z3 Compact is Sony’s, and Android’s, answer to the iPhone 6.


iOS 8.1 Code Reveals Apple Pay Settings And (Maybe) Touch ID For iPads

The roll-out of iOS 8 hasn’t been a smooth one, but new reports suggest that a fully-fledged 8.1 update may not be far away. MacRumors reports that the first beta developer release of the next iteration of the OS contains setting for Apple Pay, which is set to launch October — along with references to Touch ID for iPad.


New Interstellar Poster And Trailers Show More Of The Spaceship

I’m so stoked about this movie that I may start wearing my spaceman pijamas out of the house. So stoked that, even while I’m always against trailers, I’m glad they keep releasing new material, like the banner and the barrage of international and TV trailers below.


The Apple Watch Is On Show At Paris Fashion Week

Apple has made it well known that its watch is more than a piece of technology: it’s a thoroughbred fashion item too, which has received critical acclaim from watch experts as well as tech journalists. That explains why it’s showing the device off at Paris Fashion Week.


eBay Is Splitting PayPal Off As A Separate Company

Ebay has just announced that it’s to split PayPal off as an independent, publicly traded company in 2015. The separation — which will see PayPal spun off, tax-free, naturally — means that eBay’s e-commerce business will be distinct from its PayPal payments unit.


The First Full Colour Photo Of Mars From India's Orbiter

With India’s Mars Orbiter now successfully circling the Red Planet, it’s now beaming back its first images — like the striking full colour photo.


The 1984 Gallup Book That Predicted Terrorists Would Hold NYC Hostage

Some kids today are being told that what happened on September 11, 2001 was unimaginable. But that’s simply not true. We had imagined it — or something like it — for years, in about a thousand different ways.


5 More Dead Shopping Centres That Found Surprising Second Lives

When malls die — as so many have these days — they too often end up as sad, empty lots befitting only ruin porn and zombie movies. But a handful of shopping centres have been repurposed for unusual inhabitants, from Christian car dealerships to, yes, even zombies.


How To Sight-In Your Rifle For The Perfect Long-Range Shot

Your rifle is only as accurate as you make it. Here’s how to sight it in for tight clusters and long-distance shooting.


1970s Kids Dressed Up For The Year 2000

What will people dress like in the year 2000? That was the question in 1978 when kids at Lincoln Middle School in Indiana were encouraged to participate in a dress-up contest for “Year 2000 Day.” Their answer? Apparently a little bit Judy Jetson, a heavy helping of astronaut, and maybe a dash of… Darth Maul?


Wrap Your Walls In A Glorious Tribute To Classic Cartridge Gaming

Nintendo has stuck with plastic cartridges for its portable gaming machines, but every other console you can buy today left them behind years ago. Which is too bad, because there was a certain charm to swapping those old seemingly indestructible game carts. And if you’re feeling nostalgic for them, you can now deck out your home with this wallpaper homage to those far-from-forgotten cartridges from your childhood.


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