Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact crams everything we like (and dislike) about the Xperia Z3 into a smaller frame. As you’d expect from a member of the Xperia Z family, the Z3 Compact features fingerprint-prone panels of glass on the front and back, joined by a functional frame – though it’s plastic here instead of… Continue reading

Nvidia 3DTV Play review


Nvidia’s stereoscopic 3D Vision gaming tech – requiring a special 3D-capable monitor and a pair of Nvidia’s 3D Glasses – has been around for a while, and with the right titles it does create an impressive, immersive experience. Less well-known is that Nvidia also markets a version of its 3D gaming tech aimed at regular… Continue reading

Razer BlackWidow Chroma review

Razer BlackWidow Chroma

Razer’s latest gaming keyboard refresh is pretty much all about style. While the previous BlackWidow added mechanical key switches for more predictable performance and greater durability, this new Chroma edition essentially just adds multi-coloured backlighting — there’s now individual, configurable RGB LED-lights underneath each key. That means that you can control the exact hue of each key… Continue reading

Create Hyperlinks Using Macros


One handy way of moving around inside an Excel workbook is to use hyperlinks. You can create hyperlinks using macros that, when you click them, take you to a different sheet in the current workbook or to one in a different workbook. You do this by creating the link to text stored in an Excel… Continue reading

ASUS Transformer Book T100T review

ASUS Transformer Book T100T

It’s hard to believe that fully-fledged Windows 8.1 PCs can be as small as the T100T. Despite having the same display size of 10.1 inches found on several other convertibles, the T100T feels even smaller than the rest. Weighing just 1.07kg with the keyboard in place, it’s one of the lightest convertibles around. This is… Continue reading

Acer Aspire Switch 10 review


This mid-range convertible offers an excellent balance between mobility and functionality, delivering the best of both worlds in a very affordable package. Helping it to stand out from the pack are the four different display modes. There’s the usual laptop and tablet modes, but the screen can also be displayed to a viewer opposite the… Continue reading

How to code Java #3 – If this, then that; otherwise something else


Think about the number of choices you make every day – actually, forget that, just think about the choices involved in getting your morning coffee! Do you go for a latte, a flat white or just a ‘short black’? Do you get full-cream ‘leaded’ milk, skim or – ahem – soy? Do you choose a… Continue reading

Apple iPad Air 2 review

ipad air 2 review

With its latest iPad upgrade, Apple’s substantially increased the speed over last year’s model while shaving a few millimetres off the thickness, adding the excellent Touch ID fingerprint scanner and still (Apple claims) maintaining the 10 hour battery life. All at the cost of a slight $21 bump in price, taking the entry-level 16GB Wi-Fi… Continue reading