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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact press photos appear, and look spectacular

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact press photos appear, and look spectacular

As IFA is just around the corner, we’re seeing increased chatter about what’s to be announced. It seems that we can firmly remove Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact from the rumour file, though, and move it firmly across to fact. Ausdroid has obtained access to press shots of the Z3 Compact, shown here for your enjoyment: The press photos don’t confirm any specs, so at the moment we’re stuck with what’s been rumoured from earlier leaks; a 4.5″ display running at 720p, a 2.5 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of on-board RAM. As Sony is well known for its optics, the[Read More...]

by 8:35 AM on September 2, 2014 0 comments Exclusive, News, Phones
Asus CEO talks about availability and pricing for the upcoming ZenWatch

Asus CEO talks about availability and pricing for the upcoming ZenWatch

IFA this year will see at least two Android Wear devices announced, with a rumoured third possibly coming as well. Of the Android Wear watches coning, the Asus ZenWatch has been rumoured as being the cheapest we’ve seen yet and Asus CEO Jerry Shen has spoken to the media prior to heading to IFA, about when we should see the ZenWatch and how much it will cost. While no mention of the rumoured $99-$150 price range was mentioned, he did tell media that the watch would ship at a sub-US$200 price point. Availability wise, the watch is apparently due to[Read More...]

by 4:34 AM on September 2, 2014 1 comment Android Wear
Moto G2 spotted on Indian import database

Moto G2 spotted on Indian import database

Motorola is set to unveil the Moto G2, at an event in the next few days. It seems that soon after that, India may be one of the first countries for the Moto G2 to launch, with Motorola seemingly set to announce the availability of the device in the country on 5th September. According to a listing on Indian import export database Zauba, Motorola has imported 70,200 units of the device into India. Although the device is listed as Moto G, model number XT1068 has been leaked as the model number of the upcoming Moto G2. The device may actually[Read More...]

by 4:18 AM on September 2, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Google invites press to event in India – possibly the Android One launch event

Google invites press to event in India – possibly the Android One launch event

Google has apparently begun sending invites out to press based in India for an event to be held on the 15th of September. While the invite doesn’t specifically state what the event is for, the most likely focus of the event will be the Android One handsets that Google announced back in June at Google I/O, which are expected to launch this month from hardware partners Karbonn, Micromax, and Spice. The most recent rumours for Android One point to an early September launch – which this event will co-incide with. The event is likely to see Google Senior Vice President[Read More...]

by 9:29 PM on September 1, 2014 0 comments Events, Phones
Moto X+1 shows up again showing rear power button and hidden flash

Moto X+1 shows up again showing rear power button and hidden flash

The Moto X+1 should be unveiled later this week, in an event where we fully expect to see the Moto G2, as well as the Moto 360 finally unveiled as well. We’ve seen leaks of the phone over the last couple of months, and today is no different, with the Moto X+1 showing up with a wooden back. TK from TK TechNews, has obtained two pictures of the phone, which has a white front as well as a wooden rear, in what appears to be Bamboo. TK has advised that the over-sized Motorola Logo will act as a power button,[Read More...]

by 6:32 PM on September 1, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Waste Not, Want Not: Swipe Cards Save Money and Time [ad]

Waste Not, Want Not: Swipe Cards Save Money and Time [ad]

It’s so simple to print something that isn’t really needed.  The fact is that most people have done it at some time or another. In 98% of offices, documents are left sitting at the printer, their private information on full display. In larger firms, unneeded documents line up in print queues, causing delays. As well as wasting time, paper and ink, print wastage is also a more serious security risk and a financial concern than anyone realises. “Organisations can reduce their office print spending by 10%-30% by carefully managing their printer fleets;” forecast by Gartner, 2012. The cost of printing[Read More...]

by 1:44 PM on September 1, 2014 0 comments Other
HTC announces the HTC One Mini 2 on Telstra 4G

HTC announces the HTC One Mini 2 on Telstra 4G

HTC has today announced that they will be releasing the HTC One Mini 2 on the Telstra network. From tomorrow, the HTC One Mini 2 will be available from Telstra stores and online in Gunmetal Grey, as well as a Telstra exclusive: Amber Gold. The HTC One Mini 2 will be available on a 24 Month contract on the $55 Mobile Accelerate plan with a $5 per month handset repayment on top. While Telstra has the exclusive on the Amber Gold coloured HTC One Mini 2, we’ve yet to hear if other carriers will receive the Gunmetal Grey version. With[Read More...]

by 12:49 PM on September 1, 2014 2 comments News
Buy an Asus Chromebox from Kogan for just $249

Buy an Asus Chromebox from Kogan for just $249

ChromeOS has just gotten a big shot in the arm in Australia, with online retailer Kogan announcing availability of the Asus Chromebox on their store. Kogan are now taking orders for the Asus Chromebox (M039U) – the Celeron based unit – for just $249 (with shipping additional), with units beginning to ship from the Kogan warehouse on the 9th of September. The Asus Chromebox (M039U) contains a good basic hardware specification, containing : Intel Celeron 2955U Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000/4400 GPU 2 GB Dual Channel 1600MHz DDR3 RAM 16GB SSD with SD/MMC card reader Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps, 4x USB 3.0,[Read More...]

by 11:07 AM on September 1, 2014 5 comments ChromeBox
Virgin Mobile Australia announces support for R U OK? Day

Virgin Mobile Australia announces support for R U OK? Day

Depression is a major issue in today’s society, and it’s an extremely sensitive, as well as complex subject that many people and organisations are trying to tackle. Virgin Mobile Australia has today announced that they’ve partnered with R U OK?, a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to encourage and equip everyone to regularly and meaningfully ask “are you ok?”, as part of this mission, they advertise September 11 as R U Ok? Day and encourage people to reach out and meaningfully ask family and friends R U Ok? As the official ‘conversation partner’ for R U Ok? Day, Virgin Mobile[Read More...]

by 10:40 AM on September 1, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Charity
Kickstarter: Check your Blood Alcohol Content with DrinkMate

Kickstarter: Check your Blood Alcohol Content with DrinkMate

Australian’s love a drink – but we DON’T love people who drink and drive. As the saying goes ‘Stay under .05 or get off the road’, so making it easy to check your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is a good way to avoid incidents – or just don’t drink at all – so the team at Edge Tech Labs has started a Kickstarter project for a portable smartphone powered Blood Alcohol Content meter called DrinkMate. DrinkMate is a microUSB powered attachment for your smartphone which you can blow into and see your Blood Alcohol Content displayed almost immediately on the[Read More...]

by 9:29 AM on September 1, 2014 0 comments Accessories
Google to add minimum & maximum bitrate support as well as 1080P support to Cast extension

Google to add minimum & maximum bitrate support as well as 1080P support to Cast extension

Google is continuing to improve their Chromecast extension, offering better tab-casting features slowly, but surely. They’ve called on Chromecast users previously to get Tab Mirroring improved, and now you can try out some new features – if you’re willing to use the Google Cast Beta extension. The announcement, made by Googler Mark Scott over on the Chromecast forums, shows that there’s a number of new features in the new Beta Google Cast extension. Google has added support to specify minimum and maximum bitrate on tab casting, as well as support for 60fps casting and setting resolutions to as high as[Read More...]

by 8:55 AM on September 1, 2014 0 comments Chrome Extension, Chromecast
Rumour: Sony Smartwatch 3 running Android Wear and new Smartband coming at IFA as well

Rumour: Sony Smartwatch 3 running Android Wear and new Smartband coming at IFA as well

When Android Wear launched back in March, the platform initially saw a number of OEMs – Asus, Samsung, HTC, LG and Motorola – announce they would be providing hardware for the platform. But not all Open Handset Alliance members jumped on boardm, Sony announced soon after that they would continue to concentrate on their own Smartwatch platform rather than going with Android Wear, but that is about to change with the Smartwatch 3 if rumours are to be believed. The new Sony Smartwatch 3, which Sony teased last week, is expected to be launched this week at IFA with a[Read More...]

by 8:22 AM on September 1, 2014 6 comments Android Wear, Rumours
Photo editing app Over makes its way to Google Play

Photo editing app Over makes its way to Google Play

If you’re like me and where in a previously an iPhone user but have since moved over to Android and love photo editing but have found it hard to find a photo editing app that adds wonderful texts and stamps over your photo’s, then you’re in for good news as the popular iOS photo editing app, Over, has become available to purchase on Google Play. The app, which is available to purchase for $2.14 on Google Play, does come with the basic fonts and artwork stamps however if you need additional fonts and artwork stamps, these can be purchased for[Read More...]

by 9:33 PM on August 31, 2014 2 comments Apps, News