Many Samsung Galaxy S4 users of the Commonwealth’s CommBank app are facing a problem of the app’s Tap & Pay feature, which utilises NFC for touch payments, no longer working after updating their devices to Android 4.4.x. Having personally come in contact (haha, puns) with the issue, I can confirm that regardless of the firmware’s region, if you update to[Read More…]
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Almost exactly two weeks ago, the CyanogenMod team released their installer app onto the Google Play Store, in a move designed to make switching to the custom ROM a much easier proposition for first-time users. However, while the app is relatively simple — all it does is guide users to enable ADB on their devices — it seems that the[Read More…]
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Well would you look at that, Telstra’s website is now showing the Nexus 5 alongside a minimum price of $69/mo. The link to the device’s own webpage is dead (for now), however, the pre-order link works perfectly fine. There’s no shipping date on the site, but the 26th of November seems likely — in corroboration with information given to us.[Read More…]
According to a source of ours, Telstra could be selling the Nexus 5 as soon as November 26th — a little over a week and a half away. Details remain scarce for now, however, this source has been good to us in the past. Pricing is not yet confirmed for both on-contract plans and any outright costings, however, Telstra has[Read More…]
In a move sure to bring CyanogenMod to more users, the team have released a one-click installer to put its custom firmware on compatible Android devices. Installation seems fairly simple, with users needing a compatible device, Windows PC and a USB cable. The companion app — for Windows only, at this stage — will be available later todayis now available[Read More…]
Telstra are looking to launch the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Cat4 4G on November 12 according to a source. The device is identical, in terms of design and most of its hardware, to the Galaxy S4 except the Cat4 4G version supports a faster 4G connection thanks to a newer radio in the device as well as Telstra’s Cat4 4G[Read More…]
As many of you may have known, Google+ introduced automatic image uploading a while back, but in an update rolling out to users right now, this particular service is being renamed Google Photos and now has its own icon and a bunch of settings to play around with. The Google Photos app is a direct extension of Google+, but also[Read More…]
When your Nexus 5 makes it into your hot little hands you will never have noticed the change LG have made to the icon it displays when on a 4G network here in Australia. Instead of displaying ‘LTE’ in the status bar, like it would in the US, it will instead display ‘4G’. Yep, now you know. There’s no real[Read More…]
After a quick tear down of the Nexus 5 factory image, we’ve managed to track down the launcher and extract the wallpapers for you to download and enjoy on your own devices. The images are surprisingly high resolution so they’ll look immaculate on displays of all resolutions — especially 1080p mobile devices.
As you may have heard, Google+ Hangouts will be the default SMS messaging app on Android 4.4, but it doesn’t have to be that way if Hangouts isn’t your cuppa’ tea. As has always been the case with Android, you can set another app as your default messaging app, and that’s where 8sms — amongst other SMS clients — comes[Read More…]
Cloud syncing service, Box, has just updated their app in the Play Store and the What’s New section is 2 lines long; the first line caught our tipster’s attention: “Support for Android 4.4 (KitKat)”. What this means exactly is unknown; are top developers — of which Box is one — allowed access to the Android 4.4 SDK before everyone else,[Read More…]
Samsung is on the verge of producing curved batteries according to a ZDNet report. This comes as Samsung has shown off the Galaxy Round that will be launching in the companies home country of South Korea. Whether the two will go hand in hand remains to be seen, however, Samsung appear to be very keen in the area of curved[Read More…]
Google have quietly updated the design of the ‘Devices’ section of the Play Store, making it cleaner and easier to navigate when selecting the variations of a device. So far it has only rolled out to the Nexus 7, though it’s certain to hit all future devices as well — where’s that new Nexus everyone is talking about? The new[Read More…]
A keen Reddit user has spotted Google updating their apps despite no roll out in order to prepare them for KitKat’s (Android 4.4) launch in what feels like a few days. 17 of the apps have their last update set at October 28th or 29th yet only some of the updates have rolled out to users. Those apps are: Analytics[Read More…]
Yep, that’s right; there has actually been enough leaks of the Nexus 5 for someone to create this almost-perfect 3D GIF of the device. I don’t think we’ve seen a device leaked so much before its actually been confirmed or announced by its owner — in this case, Google. As for when that might be, there’s a slight chance it[Read More…]