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Navman SmartGPS: Australian Review

Navman’s SmartGPS is a 5-inch Android tablet — running quite an old version of Android — that syncs over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi with your smartphone, giving you turn-by-turn driving directions and live traffic updates, as well as extra info like the cheapest petrol nearby and any cafes and restaurants in the area. But is it still worth buying a standalone GPS in 2014?

Why You Shouldn't Trust App Store Reviews (And What To Trust Instead)

App reviews at Google Play and the iTunes App Store shouldn’t be trusted. They can be helpful, but you often have to sift through the tech support rants, device-specific complaints and half-legible reviews to discover something useful. There are better ways to tell if an app is any good.

Steam Adds User Reviews To Its Digital Video Game Store

Digital video game store Steam added a user reviews feature today. So, like iTunes or Amazon, you can read (and write) reviews for a host of PC games.

How To Make Sure Your Yelp Reviews Are Actually Useful

Amid news that nearly 20 per cent of Yelp reviews are “suspicious” (and Yelp’s reponse that it automatically filters those ones out), it’s easy to wonder how to write an actually useful review. The Consumerist shares a few tips to better craft your review.

Review: STM Revolution Backpack

If you spend a lot of time travelling, finding a great bag that can handle clothes, toiletries and your tech can make life very easy. We’ve just updated a very well travelled and worn backpack with a new STM Revolution.

DeLonghi PrimaDonna XS Coffee Machine Review: Shots Fired, Baristas

Tired of being a slave to the bitchy baristas in your local coffee joint? Invest them out of your life with this awesome DeLonghi coffee machine.

Why I've Stopped Relying On Online Reviews For Everything I Buy

When it’s time to make a big purchase, most of us rush to the internet in search of reviews and comparisons, so we can spend our money wisely — but then we often rush out and buy something without actually trying it. Here’s what I’ve started doing instead.

UpDesk PowerUp Review: The Best Standing Desk Solution Comes At A Price

You’re damaging your body in all kinds of ways if your job requires you to sit at a desk, but standing for eight hours a day doesn’t sound appealing. UpDesk has a solution that lets you alternate between sitting and standing at the push of a button, but are the benefits worth the money? It depends.

Take Negative Reviews At Half Value For More Accurate Ratings

We recently discovered Yelp’s hidden “filtered” review section, and Lifehacker reader DragonPhyre lets us know of another good method for making an informed decision: take angry, negative reviews at half value.

Online Reviews: When To Trust Them, How To Write Them

If you shop on the internet, chances are you check out online reviews first. That’s a sensible strategy, but only if you learn to distinguish the useless reviews from the fakes and the unfocused complaints. We’ll show you how to spot helpful reviews, and how to write your own.

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