Saturday, 28 December 2013

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Weird noise from my phone...

Awhile back, I noticed that every so often, my phone would make a weird sound and I couldn't figure out what it was.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Experience with a Telstra Samsung Galaxy Nexus Google Phone

I've had my Telstra Samsung Galaxy Nexus (I-9250TGSMH) for almost a year now (it's September now, and I bought it the January before last). Overall I'm happy with it, but there are also some things I'm not entirely convinced by or thought should have come standard...

Friday, 28 September 2012

So, what does that security vulnerability do on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus running stock Android JellyBean 4.1.1?

Thanks to Mikeybear to highlighting this one for me on Facebook and Dylan Reeve for a nifty testing tool and an example.. It seems that some Samsung Android handsets have a vulnerability that allows invoking USSD codes from a browser with minimal user interaction.

Not seeing anything about my particular handset, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, I decided to test it out.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Do we really need printers at home?

After not having a printer for four years - I don't really miss it. I think there's technology that we're accustomed to that we only feel we "need" because we're used to it.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

My first week's experience using Myki

Victoria (the state in which I live) has an electronic ticketing system called Myki (pronounced "My Key") which revolves around a proximity/RFID card which one can charge online or at dedicated terminals. The general idea is on all supported public transport services, one "touches on" with their card upon entering a ticketed area, and then "touches off" upon leaving said area.. at each point the system should advise if the process was successful and whether you're currently covered for the trip... They're still working out bugs, it seems.