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Android Lollipop to begin hitting Samsung Galaxy S5 later this year.

Android Lollipop to begin hitting Samsung Galaxy S5 later this year.

Earlier this month we were given a look at a Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android L, or Lollipop as we now know it to be called. It looks like the development is running well, because rumours are circulating that the phone will start receiving the Lollipop update fairly soon. SamMobile has been advised by one of their sources, possibly the same source who provided the hands-on video of the Lollipop build, that Samsung may be ready to begin rollouts to at least some handsets by late November or early December. This won’t be to all handsets, with carrier testing being[Read More...]

by 11:30 AM on October 25, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
How To: Download and listen to Google Play Music on your Android Wear watch

How To: Download and listen to Google Play Music on your Android Wear watch

The latest update for Android Wear is the biggest one since the release of the platform. The update brings GPS support – for those watches with GPS – as well as offline music playback and Bluetooth headset support. But how do you actually get your music onto your watch? Let’s go through it, but first you have to make sure you have everything you need. Prerequisites: Android Wear Watch running latest 4.4W.2 update Bluetooth Headset Latest Google Play Music update Downloading music to the watch Note: It’s probably a good time to remind you that your Android Wear watch only[Read More...]

by 9:54 AM on October 25, 2014 0 comments
Sundar Pichai now in charge of most of Google’s core products

Sundar Pichai now in charge of most of Google’s core products

Sundar Pichai, the man already in charge of Chrome and Android, Google’s desktop and mobile operating systems has just been handed a rather large promotion by Google CEO Larry Page. According to a new report from Re/Code, the Pichai has been handed the reigns of a further seven products, adding to Chrome and Android, he will now be in charge of research, search, maps, Google+, commerce and ads and infrastructure. The existing heads of these products will now report directly to him, rather than Larry Page. Larry won’t be resting on his laurels though, he’ll continue to be directly involved[Read More...]

by 9:38 AM on October 25, 2014 0 comments News
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas with discounted games

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas with discounted games

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the release of one of the best games in the Grand Theft Auto series: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. While some argue GTA3 was the start of it all, it was San Andreas with the massive wide open spaces, and seemingly infinite amount of things to do that cemented GTA as a franchise worthy of followups. So to celebrate, Rockstar has announced discounts on their Android (and iOS) GTA properties. Grand Theft Auto III: $3.42 (save 40%) Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: $3.79 (save 40%) Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: $4.99 (save 43%)[Read More...]

by 7:25 AM on October 25, 2014 0 comments Apps
Inbox users can now invite up to three new users

Inbox users can now invite up to three new users

Inbox is definitely something that’s received a lot of attention over the last couple of days. Google certainly knows how to drum up attention, with anyone who uses Gmail trying to get invites anywhere they can. Now users who got in to Inbox early are seeing an addition to their compose menu – an option to invite others. As you can see, the invites are showing up just like in the Roald Dahl story as Golden Tickets. A total of three invites are being issued to current users of Inbox, which can be forwarded to the Gmail users of their[Read More...]

by 7:14 AM on October 25, 2014 2 comments Google Services
Inbox by Gmail app hits the Chrome web store

Inbox by Gmail app hits the Chrome web store

Google has just released a Chrome app for the new Inbox by Gmail service to the Chrome Web Store. The app adds an icon to your Chrome apps menu to allow easy access to Inbox. At time of writing, the app doesn’t appear to be anything more than a ‘glorified bookmark’ to inbox.google.com, but there’s every chance that it offers greater functionality than what appears on the surface. At any rate, it’s probably worth adding to your Chrome apps, if for no other reason than to get new functionality pushed to your browser or ChromeOS device as it comes out.[Read More...]

by 5:41 PM on October 24, 2014 3 comments Apps, Chrome Extension, Google Services
Good Deal: Grab a Chromecast for $39 with Click & Collect from Dick Smith for the next hour

Good Deal: Grab a Chromecast for $39 with Click & Collect from Dick Smith for the next hour

If you’re on the lookout for a good deal on a Chromecast, Dick Smith is running one for the next hour. From now until 4pm you can grab a Chromecast for just $39, using the Promotion Code ‘TENOFF‘ at checkout. Unlike previous sales on the Chromecast through Dick Smith, you can also forget about getting it delivered. Dick Smith have bowed to pressure of customers wanting instant gratification so you can hit the Click and Collect button, select your local store and head on over to pick it up. The deal is live right now, so if you’ve been holding[Read More...]

by 3:10 PM on October 24, 2014 3 comments News
LG unveils their new Processor – Nuclun – an Octa-Core processor with Cat 6 LTE support

LG unveils their new Processor – Nuclun – an Octa-Core processor with Cat 6 LTE support

LG has had a pretty close relationship with Qualcomm recently, their last three high-end G Series phones were all powered by Snapdragon processors. But that could soon be a thing of the past, with LG today announcing their first first mobile application processor (AP) – NUCLUN. Pronounced NOO-klun, the processor is a big.LITTLE ARM based Octa-Core processor with four Cortex-A15 1.5GHz cores and four Cortex-A7 1.2GHz cores. The processor will also be fully functional on CAT 6 LTE networks, offering maximum download speeds of 225Mbps, as well as being backwards compatible with older LTE networks. While we won’t be seeing[Read More...]

by 1:48 PM on October 24, 2014 0 comments News
Review: Bose SoundTrue and SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

Review: Bose SoundTrue and SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

I’ve never tried Bose before. I knew they were a big name in sound but never actually tried their products. I’ve tried all the other big names and still own a few of them. When the opportunity came up to test out the Bose SoundTrue and SoundSport in-ear headphones I jumped at the chance to see if Bose can live up to the reputation they have garnered since their inception in 1964. With both the SoundTrue and SoundSport in-ear headphones to review they are both included in the same review as the difference between the two is very minimal. The[Read More...]

by 1:22 PM on October 24, 2014 1 comment News
Confirmed: The Nexus 6 will have double-tap to wake

Confirmed: The Nexus 6 will have double-tap to wake

There’s been a little confusion surrounding a feature that Google announced would be included in Lollipop, as to whether or not it would work on the Nexus 6 – Double-Tap to Wake. But according to Wired’s Mat Honan, the phone does indeed come with the feature. The Double-Tap to wake is listed on the spec list for the Nexus 9 under the Technical Specifications on the Google Play entry, but so far the Nexus 6 Technical specifications on Google Play don’t make any mention of the feature. So there has been some back and forth between Nexus fans on whether[Read More...]

by 11:18 AM on October 24, 2014 4 comments Google Services, Phones
Google just sent out a load of invites for Inbox – did you get one?

Google just sent out a load of invites for Inbox – did you get one?

Google loves to launch product by invite – Gmail, Wave(ok, that didn’t go so well), Google+ and now their latest venture Inbox. When announcing the new product yesterday, Google advised people to email inbox@google.com to request an invite to the system, and it looks like a wave of invites has just gone out. Google is running a twitter account – @inboxbygmail which has just announced that a second wave of invites has now gone out. The second round of invites have left the building: check your Gmail. Didn't get one? Hang tight, more on the way. pic.twitter.com/LJ1p3cgBVw — Inbox by[Read More...]

by 11:07 AM on October 24, 2014 13 comments Google Services
Chainfire releases  Sideload Launcher for Android TV to make accessing apps easier

Chainfire releases Sideload Launcher for Android TV to make accessing apps easier

Chainfire, who we all know and love as the might behind the SuperSU app for root access on Android phones and tablets, as well as a variety of hacks and tricks all over the shop has turned his attention to Android TV. Frustrated with a lack of an easy way to access games, apps etc. that he’d installed on the ADT-1 dev version of Android TV, he created his own mini-launcher: Sideload Launcher. While you can’t really install apps to the ADT-1 from Google Play, Google still requires apps for Android TV to be ‘whitelisted’ for the platform, but you[Read More...]

by 10:56 AM on October 24, 2014 0 comments Android TV, Apps
Swiftkey adds new Material Design option to their theme store

Swiftkey adds new Material Design option to their theme store

We’re going to see a lot more of this over the coming weeks, as we run up to the official release of the newly announced Android Lollipop, which is really the first instance of Material Design. Swiftykey has overnight added their take on Material Design, by releasing two new themes to their store offering a Material Dark and Material Light. Both of the themes are available to purchase through In-App Purchase (IAP) from within the Swiftkey app. The themes aren’t terribly expensive and will set you back $0.99 each. Though they look like the stock Google keyboard with Material Light[Read More...]

by 8:20 AM on October 24, 2014 1 comment Apps