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CyanogenMod Installer application removed from the Play Store

CyanogenMod Installer application removed from the Play Store

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…]

by 4:15 pm on November 28, 2013 3 comments Apps, Google Play, Modding, News
Nexus 5 appears on Telstra’s website, will cost $69/mo

Nexus 5 appears on Telstra’s website, will cost $69/mo

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…]

by 10:26 pm on November 15, 2013 20 comments News, Phones
Telstra to begin selling the Nexus 5 starting November 26

Telstra to begin selling the Nexus 5 starting November 26

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…]

by 6:23 pm on November 15, 2013 4 comments Phones, Rumours
CyanogenMod debuts its one-click installer in the Play Store

CyanogenMod debuts its one-click installer in the Play Store

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…]

by 10:02 am on November 13, 2013 18 comments Apps, Modding, News
Samsung Galaxy S4 with Cat4 4G launches November 12 on Telstra

Samsung Galaxy S4 with Cat4 4G launches November 12 on Telstra

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…]

by 3:28 pm on November 7, 2013 12 comments News, Phones
Google+’s automatic image uploading re-branded as Google Photos

Google+’s automatic image uploading re-branded as Google Photos

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…]

by 12:03 am on November 2, 2013 1 comment Apps, News
Small things: Nexus 5 in Australia will display ‘4G’ instead of ‘LTE’

Small things: Nexus 5 in Australia will display ‘4G’ instead of ‘LTE’

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…]

by 10:46 pm on November 1, 2013 9 comments News, Phones
Download the Nexus 5 wallpapers right here

Download the Nexus 5 wallpapers right here

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.

by 6:51 pm on November 1, 2013 2 comments News, Phones
Don’t want to use Hangouts as your default SMS app? Check out 8sms

Don’t want to use Hangouts as your default SMS app? Check out 8sms

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…]

by 6:31 pm on November 1, 2013 3 comments Apps, News
Box updates Android app, mentions support for Android 4.4

Box updates Android app, mentions support for Android 4.4

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…]

by 11:49 pm on October 31, 2013 1 comment Apps, Google Play, News