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LG wants to tempt you into a G3 in time for Christmas with festive bonuses

LG wants to tempt you into a G3 in time for Christmas with festive bonuses

The LG G3 is still sitting at the top of the pile for one the best smartphones this year. It’s a great handset with some truly class leading hardware and LG has done a pretty great job with the software, now LG has teamed up with retailers around Australia to tempt you into buying a handset in time for Christmas.[Read More…]

by 11:21 am on December 22, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Tile can now track your things on Android

Tile can now track your things on Android

Tile, one of the more popular “item trackers” to launch from a Kickstarter campaign in recent years, has announced that its tracking app is finally available on Android. Tile’s item tracker is a small square tag with a hole to attach it to a keychain. Its form factor is probably one of the better ones we’ve seen in this class,[Read More…]

by 9:57 am on December 22, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Apps
Review: Sony Smartband Talk (SWR30)

Review: Sony Smartband Talk (SWR30)

Sony have seen wearables as a market for a while now with the releases of their Smartwatch and Smartwatch 2. This year they have not only released a Smartwatch 3 running Android Wear but also a couple of fitband style devices, the first being a basic monitor, the Sony Smartband SWR10 and more recently the Sony SmartBand Talk SWR30. With[Read More…]

by 8:43 am on December 22, 2014 0 comments News
Always-on ‘OK Google’ voice search is coming to Chromebooks

Always-on ‘OK Google’ voice search is coming to Chromebooks

‘Ok Google…’ it’s something that you either love or hate on your Android phone, but now it’s coming to ChromeOS, with Always-On voice search popping up in the Dev-Channel. ChromeOS advocate François Beaufort has announced the new addition on Google+ over the weekend, advising the feature is now available in the Dev-Channel if you enable the correct flag, and have[Read More…]

by 8:37 am on December 22, 2014 0 comments ChromeOS
Android 5.0 for HTC Sense 6 screenshots shown off

Android 5.0 for HTC Sense 6 screenshots shown off

When Android 5.0 was announced in Mid-October, HTC was quick to announce that the high-end HTC One series models would receive the udpate to Lollipop within 90 days. That day is approaching fast, and we’ve seen screenshots of HTC Sense 6 before, but now notorious HTC hacker llabtoofer has posted some more. The screenshots are based off a newer build[Read More…]

by 8:13 am on December 22, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Sony Playstation 4 and Xperia Z3 Competition: Update

Sony Playstation 4 and Xperia Z3 Competition: Update

Hello everyone! What an amazing response we’ve had to the Sony PS4 and Xperia Z3 competition! The competition has now closed, with almost 900 entries received. We now have ahead of us the mammoth task of choosing a winner, which we’ll endeavour to do this afternoon, or by tomorrow at the latest. However there is some sad news. Unfortunately, not[Read More…]

by 1:42 pm on December 21, 2014 8 comments Competition, News
Video enhancements come to Google+

Video enhancements come to Google+

Those people who’ve switched on the Auto-backup feature in Google+ will have all experienced Auto-Awesome photos, and they’re by and large fairly impressive. Now Google has turned their efforts towards Auto-Awesoming videos as well. To start with the option is geared at auto-awesome, with Google checking videos uploaded to Google+ for picture and audio quality and where possible, offering to[Read More…]

by 8:39 am on December 21, 2014 0 comments Google Services
Nexus 4 will not get the full new Camera experience in Android 5.0

Nexus 4 will not get the full new Camera experience in Android 5.0

Not all hardware is made equal, we’re all aware of that and while Nexus 4 owners will see an update to Android 5.0, they won’t be getting the full ride – at least when it comes to the camera. Part of the Lollipop update was a new API to allow developers – and therefore users through apps – greater access[Read More…]

by 8:12 am on December 21, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Factory Images for Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi Appear

Factory Images for Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi Appear

Out of the blue Google has dropped the link for the factory image for 5.0.2 onto the Nexus factory images web page meaning an OTA can’t be too far away. Interestingly, at the same time they have removed the link for 5.0.1 which is unusual as normally all links remain on there. There must have been a critical bug for[Read More…]

by 3:56 pm on December 20, 2014 2 comments News
Google ad shows you that there’s an Android gift for everyone

Google ad shows you that there’s an Android gift for everyone

You may have missed the December 17th cut off to order a lovely Android themed gift from Google Play, but there’s plenty of options in stores around Australia. From Android Wear Smartwatches, through to tablets (including the Nexus 9), Chromebooks/boxes and phones (including the Nexus 6 now), there’s a lot of options, you can even grab a lovely stocking stuffer[Read More…]

by 10:00 am on December 20, 2014 0 comments News