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Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge renders show phones in Gold, Black and Silver colour options

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge renders show phones in Gold, Black and Silver colour options

5:12 pm on February 14, 2016 in Phones, Rumours
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At just over a week out, Mobile World Congress is fast approaching and that means we’ll soon be getting the official unveiling of Samsung’s latest high-end phone series the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Evan Blass is, as usual, all over the launch offering up an early look at the devices and today has shown off the Galaxy S7[Read More…]

Telegram update brings a host of enhancements

Telegram update brings a host of enhancements

4:48 pm on February 14, 2016 in Apps and Games, News
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Telegram made something of a splash when it landed in the third party messaging space with its fast interface, cross platform options and their integration options via either web hooks or API. The user base for third party messaging is generally quit a fickle market though; changing at the drop of a hat for better options, more features or simply[Read More…]

Qualcomm announces three new SoC’s and a super fast LTE Modem

Qualcomm announces three new SoC’s and a super fast LTE Modem

8:30 am on February 14, 2016 in Other News
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This week Qualcomm unveiled a new generation of low and mid-range System on Chips in their Snapdragon range as well as a new super-fast gigabit LTE modem. The Snapdragon 435 and 625 are their new Octa-Core SoC’s while the Snapdragon 425 is their new entry level Quad-Core SoC, updating from the Snapdragon 410/412. All three SoC’s use the ARM Cortex-A53[Read More…]

Android Wear 6.0 update rolling out to Moto 360 Gen 1; Huawei Watch update is delayed

Android Wear 6.0 update rolling out to Moto 360 Gen 1; Huawei Watch update is delayed

8:00 am on February 14, 2016 in Other News
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Google recently announced the broader update to Android 6.0 would begin rolling out to Android Wear devices, activating the speaker for compatible hardware, bringing more gesture support, improved messaging support and Marshmallow features such as Doze. The update has begun rolling out to Moto 360 Gen 1 owners, but it looks like Huawei Watch owners may have to wait just[Read More…]

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Telstra’s free data Sunday – What you need to know

Telstra’s free data Sunday – What you need to know

6:27 pm on February 13, 2016 in News, Other News
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On Tuesday, Telstra suffered a highly publicised and (thanks to the wonder of social media) criticised outage. The outage was confirmed as nationwide and effecting both voice calls and data availability. As a result of the outage, and as an apology to their customers, Telstra are giving all Telstra Mobile clients a free data day tomorrow which includes their MNVO[Read More…]

My Maps gets a Material Design update and becomes much better

My Maps gets a Material Design update and becomes much better

1:07 pm on February 13, 2016 in Apps and Games, News
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My Maps is pretty cool, allowing users to label and make notes on top of Google Maps. As you can see above, we’ve been using this to create a custom map for our trip to Mobile World Congress next week, and we did most of this with the Android app (though the web interface is rather more useful for some[Read More…]

Google Clock app gets an update to allow you to resize its widgets properly

Google Clock app gets an update to allow you to resize its widgets properly

12:54 pm on February 13, 2016 in Apps and Games, News

Look, if you thought this morning’s update about Google’s Text to Speech service was mundane, you might find this equally dull. Google’s Clock app is surprisingly popular, and probably one of the most popular Android widgets as well, allowing users to put an analog or digital clock on their home screen layout. This new update allows users to resize the[Read More…]

Google announce their plans for Picasa

Google announce their plans for Picasa

8:49 am on February 13, 2016 in Google Play and Services, News
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Before there was Google Photos, there was Picasa and if you don’t know what it is or have never used it, now would not be the time give it a go. Google has announced that as of May 1st they will be ‘retiring’ the service. What to do if you’re an existing Picasa user? If you’re ready to accept Google[Read More…]

Google’s Text to Speech service version 3.8 adds male and female voices to each language

Google’s Text to Speech service version 3.8 adds male and female voices to each language

8:41 am on February 13, 2016 in Apps and Games, News
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Google’s Text to Speech service isn’t something that makes news headlines much; it’s just kind of there as part of Android and it works. However, today, an exception is made — Google’s Text to Speech has received an update which adds a much requested feature: user selectable gender and voice variations for each language. No longer are we stuck with a[Read More…]

First Look: Unboxing the Nextbit Robin

First Look: Unboxing the Nextbit Robin

1:03 am on February 13, 2016 in Phones
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It’s been just six months since Nextbit announced their Robin smartphone to the world with a Kickstarter campaign. That campaign blew through its modest $500,000 ask and ended up with $1.3 million in support. Now, the phone is here – literally. We’re happy to announce that one of the first Nextbin Robin units on the planet is currently gracing Ausdroid’s[Read More…]

Stuck for a gift this Valentines Day? Give the gift of music with Google Play Music

Stuck for a gift this Valentines Day? Give the gift of music with Google Play Music

1:25 pm on February 12, 2016 in Google Play and Services
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PSA all couples out there: Valentines Day is this Sunday. If you’re still wondering what to get your significant other then how about giving the gift of music this year and sending a few months of Google Play Music? Until the 15th of February, Google is offering a deal which sees the cost of Google Play Music dropped to just[Read More…]

HTC watch could launch in April; One M10 coming in May

HTC watch could launch in April; One M10 coming in May

1:12 pm on February 12, 2016 in Other News
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HTC’s usual phone launch at Mobile World Congress doesn’t appear to be happening, but according to Evan Blass, the man behind the @evleaks twitter account we ‘ll see the phone in May. According to Evan, the HTC One M10 is due to hit US retailers in May, specifically the week of May 9th. The launch will be preceded by something[Read More…]

Virgin Mobile is offering 12GB of data for just $50 per month

Virgin Mobile is offering 12GB of data for just $50 per month

11:17 am on February 12, 2016 in Carriers

The cost of mobile data is dropping slowly with Virgin Mobile today announcing they will offer 12GB of 4G data on $50 SIM plans. The SIM only plan is open to Virgin Mobile customers who want to upgrade or are new to the network and comes with free voicemail as well as unlimited standard standard SMS. The Virgin Mobile network[Read More…]

Kenwood launching Android Auto in Australia later this year

Kenwood launching Android Auto in Australia later this year

10:29 am on February 12, 2016 in Android Auto
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Android Auto has been a slow burn on release, and while you can buy a new car with Android Auto, the real interest for most people is in third-party units to add to your vehicle. Android Auto partner Kenwood, who previously announced units at CES has now released information on their launch of Android Auto in Australia. Kenwood is a[Read More…]

Get a free ebook from Google Play Books on PayPal

Get a free ebook from Google Play Books on PayPal

8:52 am on February 12, 2016 in Google Play and Services
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Book lovers who use PayPal are receiving a bonus offer to download a free book through Google Play this morning. Users who received a PayPal monthly email are being offered a link which gives you credit, but it looks like it’s open to anyone with an Australian Google Play account. The offer to enjoy a book on Google worth up[Read More…]