HTC Vive Australian hands-on: I’ve used the HTC Vive and I loved it

HTC Vive Australian hands-on: I’ve used the HTC Vive and I loved it

HTC held what will most likely be their biggest event this year at Mobile World Congress, they announced their latest flagship smartphone, the HTC One M9, their fitness band, the HTC Grip and then surprised just about everyone by announcing a move into Virtual Reality space, announcing a VR Headset called the HTC Vive, powered by Valve’s Steam VR platform.[Read More…]

by 8:00 pm on March 5, 2015 1 comment Accessories
Grab a copy of the first Fast and the Furious movie in HD for free from Google Play right now

Grab a copy of the first Fast and the Furious movie in HD for free from Google Play right now

You can grab a copy of the first Fast and the Furious movie from Google Play in HD for free right now. It’s been a long ride for the Fast and Furious franchise, which has for the most part followed the story of Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel and former FBI agent turned street racer Brian O’Conner played by[Read More…]

by 6:29 pm on March 5, 2015 1 comment Google Play
Commonwealth Bank launches Tap & Pay in their CommBank Android app – NFC Payments Yo!

Commonwealth Bank launches Tap & Pay in their CommBank Android app – NFC Payments Yo!

Commonwealth Bank customers are today rejoicing as the bank has begun seeding their Host Card Emulation based NFC ‘Tap & Pay’ payments functionality to the CommBank app on Google Play. The Commonwealth Bank is the first of the larger establishments to offer wider support of NFC ‘Tap & Pay’ on mobile phones. The Tap & Pay function is being introduced[Read More…]

by 4:55 pm on March 5, 2015 14 comments Apps
Shifty Jelly announces Pocket Casts 5 for Android is coming ‘Very Soon’.

Shifty Jelly announces Pocket Casts 5 for Android is coming ‘Very Soon’.

It’s no secret that we here at Ausdroid love Shifty Jelly’s podcasting app Pocket Casts. The app is great, runs smooth and we eagerly await those witty changelog updates. Shifty Jelly also loves Android, releasing version 4.0 of the app on Android before the iOS version. Well, Pocket Casts for iOS updated to version 5 last year, and it’s soon[Read More…]

by 7:10 am on March 5, 2015 5 comments News
Tapit partners with digital security firm Gemalto to offer ‘Tapit and Buy’ for digital content

Tapit partners with digital security firm Gemalto to offer ‘Tapit and Buy’ for digital content

Imagine this, you’re riding on a bus and you see a poster on the seat back in front of you advertising a game. The game looks interesting and you decide you want to purchase it, you pull out your phone, tap the NFC enabled sticker on the poster and the game is purchased with credit from your mobile phone bill.[Read More…]

by 6:51 am on March 5, 2015 2 comments Other, Phones
Further rumours emerge surrounding Huawei as maker of the next Nexus

Further rumours emerge surrounding Huawei as maker of the next Nexus

Rumours surrounding Chinese telecommunications and device manufacturer Huawei being tapped by Google to be the hardware partner in manufacturing a Nexus device are growing, with a market research analyst apparently confirming the rumour on Chinese social media site Weibo. Kevin Yang, Director of China Research at iSuppli, a research analysis firm has apparently ‘confirmed’ the rumour which emerged a few[Read More…]

by 3:59 am on March 5, 2015 5 comments Manufacturer, Rumours
The Saygus V2 Super Phone now supports Australian LTE bands and will ship to Australia

The Saygus V2 Super Phone now supports Australian LTE bands and will ship to Australia

Smaller players are beginning to make waves in the mobile hardware market place, OnePlus is probably one of the largest, but a new contender has emerged – Saygus. Saygus launched the Saygus V2 smartphone at CES this year and it immediately attracted a great deal of attention for the absolutely amazing spec list. Including top-tier components in the V2, but[Read More…]

by 10:11 pm on March 4, 2015 6 comments Other
LG G Flex 2 – Australian Hands On

LG G Flex 2 – Australian Hands On

When curved screens started appearing in 2013, there was of course the infamous ‘taco’ shaped Samsung Galaxy Round, but while Samsung went on to curve their glass in another direction and introduced the Edge line, LG believes that they got it curved the right way the first time with the LG G Flex. The G Flex 2 is the followup[Read More…]

by 10:00 pm on March 4, 2015 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
The Nokia N1 tablet is here at Mobile World Congress – it’s everything I’d like a Nexus 8 to be

The Nokia N1 tablet is here at Mobile World Congress – it’s everything I’d like a Nexus 8 to be

After they sold their mobile division to Microsoft last year, there wasn’t much expected from Nokia in the form of hardware. But late last year, Nokia surprised everyone by releasing a brand new smaller form-factor tablet, the Nokia N1. Manufactured by Foxconn in China, the tablet has limited availability, but as it’s here at MWC let’s have a look. The[Read More…]

by 9:30 pm on March 4, 2015 4 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Lenovo has launched a neat little Miracast and DLNA enabled pocket projector

Lenovo has launched a neat little Miracast and DLNA enabled pocket projector

Lenovo launched a couple of cool media focused tablets at Mobile World Congress, but that’s not the only media related product they’ve announced. Lenovo has announced they will soon begin selling a Miracast and DLNA enabled pocket projector. The Lenovo Pocket Projector is specifically designed with smartphones, particularly Android phones in mind – though it will work with iOS and[Read More…]

by 8:53 pm on March 4, 2015 1 comment Accessories, Manufacturer