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Facebook for Android updated; allows you to edit your posts and comments, post icons in your statuses

Facebook for Android updated; allows you to edit your posts and comments, post icons in your statuses

Facebook has updated their Android app today adding only a few new bits and pieces likely to be appreciate by frequent users. You can now edit your posts and comments and review previous changes you made to them in case you need to edit your top-quality jokes when you stuff up the punchline. Also added is the functionality to post[Read More…]

by 10:40 am on September 27, 2013 3 comments Apps, News
Ookla updates Speedtest.net application with new neon UI

Ookla updates Speedtest.net application with new neon UI

Ookla, the company behind the popular Speedtest.net website and application, has updated their Speedtest app for Android bringing with it a new neon-inspired UI which is likely to divide users. Speedtest.net is widely used for testing the speed and quality of your internet connection whether it be over the mobile network or Wi-Fi connection. We’ve noticed a few quirks with[Read More…]

by 10:31 am on September 27, 2013 6 comments Apps, News
Android distribution figures for August released, Jelly Bean now on 45% of devices

Android distribution figures for August released, Jelly Bean now on 45% of devices

The Android Developer distribution dashboard has been updated with the platform statistics for August. Signs are good for Jelly Bean (4.1,4.2) with it’s numbers up to 45.1% from 40.5% last month. The previously dominant version, Gingerbread (2.3), has fallen 3% to 30.7%. Donut (1.6) has finally fallen from the graph now that it is installed on

by 5:49 pm on September 5, 2013 0 comments News
Sony Xperia Z Ultra coming to Optus, Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, Sony Stores

Sony Xperia Z Ultra coming to Optus, Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, Sony Stores

Although it’s not Sony’s newest device, the relatively new Xperia Z Ultra — a larger Xperia Z — will be launching here in Australia very, very soon. Sony Mobile confirmed that Optus would be the only carrier to have the device at launch. Retailers such as Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, and Sony’s own stores will also stock the device, with[Read More…]

by 3:19 pm on September 5, 2013 4 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Sony Xperia Z1 specs released via leaked press release

Sony Xperia Z1 specs released via leaked press release

Sony’s upcoming flagship device — the Xperia Z1 — has had its renders and specs leaked onto the internet for all to see. So let’s get a rundown of these specs that we’ll hopefully see confirmed at Sony’s event tomorrow morning. 5-inch 1920×1080 (441 ppi) TFT, Triluminous, X-Reality Display 2.2GHz Quadcore Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 / Adreno 330 GPU 2GB RAM[Read More…]

by 11:02 am on September 4, 2013 8 comments News, Phones
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch may come in 6 and 8GB variants, 10 hours battery life

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch may come in 6 and 8GB variants, 10 hours battery life

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Gear smartwatch is sounding less and less astounding the more we seem to hear about it, but then again, it’s all just rumour until we see the final product. The latest rumour coming from the internet is that the Galaxy Gear will come in 2 variants: one with 6GB of storage and one with 8GB of storage.[Read More…]

by 2:10 pm on August 31, 2013 11 comments Rumours, Smartwatch
Google acquired smartwatch maker WIMM Labs last year, Google’s own smartwatch coming soon?

Google acquired smartwatch maker WIMM Labs last year, Google’s own smartwatch coming soon?

Although it’s a seemingly new name for us, WIMM Labs is a former company that was acquired by Google a year ago. Why is it coming to light just now? Well no one really knew who purchased the company — most rumours suggested they’d been snapped up by Apple to lead their drive into the wearables market. But thanks to[Read More…]

by 1:58 pm on August 31, 2013 2 comments News, Smartwatch
Android VP, Hugo Barra, is leaving Google to join Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi

Android VP, Hugo Barra, is leaving Google to join Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi

Google’s Android division has lost another key member today, with Android Vice President of Product Management for Android, Hugo Barra, said to be leaving the company to join Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi. The reasoning behind Barra’s sudden move is unclear, however, All Things D is speculating that a ‘personal situation related to the end of a relationship’ with another Googler,[Read More…]

by 11:04 am on August 29, 2013 11 comments News
MoDaCo.SWITCH for the Samsung Galaxy S4  launches for IndieGoGo backers tomorrow

MoDaCo.SWITCH for the Samsung Galaxy S4 launches for IndieGoGo backers tomorrow

Users who backed Paul O’Brien’s IndieGoGo campaign to bring MoDaCo.SWITCH to the Galaxy S4 will receive the first beta build in the next couple of days. For those of you who are unaware of MoDaCo.SWITCH, it’s a project by Paul which allows the HTC One, and now the Galaxy S4, to boot between their manufacturer ROMs — Sense UI and[Read More…]

by 10:55 am on August 22, 2013 9 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Field Trip comes to Google Glass, gives more information on the places around you

Field Trip comes to Google Glass, gives more information on the places around you

Some of you may already be familiar with the app Field Trip. It gives you information on the places and activities which you can do in the places around you. For instance, if you’re near or at a significant landmark it will give you information about that specific landmark. Before today you could only get Field Trip on Android and[Read More…]

by 10:46 am on August 22, 2013 0 comments Apps, Glass, News