tablets

ABC's App Now Works On Android Tablets

ABC has once again updated its mobile app for iOS and Android, with optimisation added for Google-powered tablets. Here’s a look at the new improvements.


Laptops, Convertibles, Tablets: Which Should You Choose?

Even if you’ve decided that mobile phones will only play a relatively minimal role in your environment (calls, texts, emails and basic browsing), your mobile choices have only just begun. The conventional laptop still plays a vital role, but now competes with tablet machines and hybrids (which can convert from tablet to laptop form as needed) for corporate attention. Here’s our take on when each form factor makes sense.


Ask LH: Is It Worth Repairing My Broken Tablet?

Hi Lifehacker, I recently put a crack in the screen in my Sony Xperia Z tablet rendering a third of the screen unusable. According to Sony this would cost $450 to repair, nearly the value of the tablet itself. I could not find anywhere in Melbourne that would repair a Sony tablet but I was able to keep using it, albeit with much reduced functionality. However, a recent software update has made the tablet completely unusable as I cannot get past the language selection screen (as pictured).


Use Your Phone Or Tablet To Physically Separate Distracting Tasks

Chances are you work on some combination of a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. If you have a smaller screen with you, it may actually help your productivity to use it for distracting tasks.


A Developer's Guide To Building Your First App

Dominic Williamson is an app developer who began his career as a psychology student with no prior coding experience. Within six months, he had produced one of the most successful apps on Microsoft’s Windows Phone Store. Here are some tips from Dominic that will help budding app developers kick-start their own careers.


Need A New Laptop For Work Or School? Tax Time Is A Great Time

The end of financial year is great time to buy new tech gear. If you use your computer at home for work — you may be able to claim your PC as a tax deduction. That applies to some students, too. Further, small businesses with total incomes less than $2 million can write off purchases valued under $6500 immediately in the year the cost occurred. So what new laptops/tablets are best for work or play? Here are some ideas.


Ask LH: What's A Good Tablet Choice For A Travelling Developer?

Dear Lifehacker, I am travelling in Europe later this year for 3 to 5 months. I run several WordPress and Joomla websites and would like to know the best tablet (and accessories) to buy so I can continue to run these websites overseas. Any suggestions?


How Do Costco Smartphone Prices Compare?

Costco sells food in vast containers at cheap prices. But are its smartphone deals such good value? Planhacker investigates.


Dealhacker: Get Up To 40% Off At Dick Smith This Long Weekend

Dick Smith Electronics is getting in early on the End Of Financial Year sales this long weekend, with up to 40 per cent off select products, including cameras, batteries, computers, iTunes gift cards, A/V equipment and fitness gadgets. Here’s what you can expect to see on special.


Convert Handwritten Notes To Digital Text For The Best Of Both Worlds

With the world’s obsession with apps and smartphones, it’s easy to forget how a simple handwritten note is sometimes the easiest way to jot down your thoughts. Luckily, you can still get the benefits of a searchable, fully-synced database using handwritten notes and get the best of both worlds.