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Facebook Home now available for Android’s latest flagships: HTC One and Galaxy S 4

Facebook Home now available for Android’s latest flagships: HTC One and Galaxy S 4

If you love Facebook and you love your latest flagship device, you can now make those two seemingly become one thanks to Facebook updating Facebook Home today to make it work on the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4. As we posted earlier today, Facebook is working on bringing more features to Facebook Home in hopes of raising its[Read More…]

by 5:30 pm on May 10, 2013 3 comments Apps, News
Official QANTAS app for Android coming later this year

Official QANTAS app for Android coming later this year

Today QANTAS released a new travel app for iPhone users — seen above — which is all well and good for them, but it seems Android users will have to wait around a bit longer to get it. The hard-working team over at Australian Business Traveller (check them out if you travel frequently!) are reporting that “an Android version will[Read More…]

by 5:13 pm on May 2, 2013 1 comment Apps, News
Official Twitter app updated, adds menu button for quicker access to settings

Official Twitter app updated, adds menu button for quicker access to settings

Twitter have today updated their official Android app, and although the update isn’t bringing any major new features to the table, it does fix a complaint many users have had: the deeply buried settings button. With the new update, Twitter have added a menu button to the top right of the action bar which gives you quick access to your[Read More…]

by 11:31 am on May 2, 2013 0 comments Apps, News
HTC M4 render leaks, shows us a slightly smaller HTC One

HTC M4 render leaks, shows us a slightly smaller HTC One

The HTC M4 has been floating around the rumour mill for quite a while now, but today we’re finally seeing what this device actually looks like thanks to @evleaks and Phonearena. As you can see from the render above, the M4 is ultimately a smaller version of the HTC One. How much smaller, you ask? Well the M4 has a[Read More…]

by 8:29 pm on May 1, 2013 5 comments News, Phones
Nokia scores a preliminary injunction against the HTC One in the Netherlands

Nokia scores a preliminary injunction against the HTC One in the Netherlands

The HTC One might be available today here in Australia, but it’s a different story over in the Netherlands thanks to a preliminary injunction brought forward by Nokia against the device. The heart of the issue is that HTC are using a microphone in the One that is manufactured by ST Electronics, however, that microphone was invented by Nokia, and[Read More…]

by 2:44 pm on April 23, 2013 7 comments News, Phones
Kernel source code for international variants of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 now available

Kernel source code for international variants of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 now available

Good news for developers and modders alike, with the welcome news of both HTC and Samsung releasing the Kernel Source Code for the international variants of their current flagships — the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4. While this has no effect on your everyday user, modders and developers can use this source code when cooking up custom ROMs[Read More…]

by 5:44 pm on April 20, 2013 4 comments News, Phones
Larry Page: Google Glass does run on Android

Larry Page: Google Glass does run on Android

During Google’s earnings call, CEO, Larry Page confirmed that Google Glass does indeed run on Android. Whether it is news to anyone or not, the confirmation is great nonetheless. Page noted that it’s great to have Android running across all different kinds of devices — we agree, though I’m waiting on my Android-powered fridge. “obviously, Glass runs on Android, so[Read More…]

by 3:50 pm on April 19, 2013 2 comments Glass, News
Real-time multiplayer gaming coming soon to Google Play?

Real-time multiplayer gaming coming soon to Google Play?

Some exciting stuff going on in the Android world today, folks. The team over at Android Police have discovered some interesting files amongst the new MyGlass app that the Google Glass team launched yesterday. For everyone to fully, or at least kind of understand what’s going on here, a little explanation needs to be done. When Google ship their own[Read More…]

by 10:20 am on April 19, 2013 3 comments Apps, Google Play, News, Rumours
Amazon Appstore will launch in Australia in the coming months

Amazon Appstore will launch in Australia in the coming months

Today Amazon announced that developers can now submit their apps to the Amazon Appstore — Amazon’s competitor to Google’s Play Store — for distribution to almost 200 countries. Australia is lucky enough to be on that list, although there’s really no large attraction to Amazon’s service over Google’s own Play Store which offers a wider variety of apps. While us[Read More…]

by 6:36 pm on April 17, 2013 3 comments Apps, News
Facebook Home launches, install it onto any device now

Facebook Home launches, install it onto any device now

Facebook have today launched Facebook Home — their replacement launcher for a variety of Android devices (those being: Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, HTC One, One X, One X+). So if you own one of those device, you can try and go to the Play Store and install it (might not work at the moment, as it’s mainly[Read More…]

by 10:16 am on April 13, 2013 8 comments Apps, News