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Ausdroid Podcast 123 – LIVE tonight from 9pm AEST

Ausdroid Podcast 123 – LIVE tonight from 9pm AEST

It’s that time again, where we pull up a chair and speak frankly with each other about the news that happened in the week that was. With Sony’s big bash last night, expect a lot of discussion about their new product line. Jason’s got a Z3 Compact and he’s not afraid to use it, and his wrist has played host to the company’s Smartwatch 3 – and it didn’t disappoint. We’ll also check in with some updates on the Moto 360, and a little phone called the Nexus 6. We’ll have the usual chat room up just before 9pm, so[Read More...]

by 6:06 PM on October 1, 2014 0 comments News
Waste Not, Want Not: Swipe Cards Save Money and Time [ad]

Waste Not, Want Not: Swipe Cards Save Money and Time [ad]

It’s so simple to print something that isn’t really needed.  The fact is that most people have done it at some time or another. In 98% of offices, documents are left sitting at the printer, their private information on full display. In larger firms, unneeded documents line up in print queues, causing delays. As well as wasting time, paper and ink, print wastage is also a more serious security risk and a financial concern than anyone realises. “Organisations can reduce their office print spending by 10%-30% by carefully managing their printer fleets;” forecast by Gartner, 2012. The cost of printing[Read More...]

by 1:44 PM on September 1, 2014 0 comments Other
Yatango Mobile offering 4G, and you can try it for free for 30 days [sponsored post]

Yatango Mobile offering 4G, and you can try it for free for 30 days [sponsored post]

Yatango Mobile has recently launched its 4G service for its customers using the Optus 4G network, and while existing customers have been switching over to the new network technology to enjoy faster speeds, Yatango wants you to be able to try it out for yourselves. If you’ve got a compatible 4G handset, and you’re thinking about a new carrier, you can now take a trial of Yatango’s 4G service for a month, for free, with no obligation to continue after the month if you’re not satisfied. Included in the free trial is: 600 minutes of phone calls 600 SMS 1GB[Read More...]

by 9:47 AM on May 27, 2014 5 comments Carriers
Reader Survey 2013 prize winners announced

Reader Survey 2013 prize winners announced

After successfully winding up our Reader Survey for 2013 last Friday, we’re pleased to announce those who’ve won a prize for completing the survey. We received over 450 completed responses to what was — in all fairness — quite a detailed survey. We’re truly grateful for everyone getting on board and helping us with this survey, and as promised at the beginning, we’ve got some prizes to give away to those who completed the whole survey, randomly selected of course. The prizes were as follows: A Google Chromecast device, fresh from the US of A. One of five $20 Google[Read More...]

by 11:45 AM on December 16, 2013 3 comments Competition, News
Special Rumour Edition: Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 4

Special Rumour Edition: Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 4

There are a number of rumours sweeping the web about the next generation Samsung flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 4. Most of the rumours are based on what Samsung are working on releasing within the next six months, so some of the rumoured features may appear on the S5, and some may need more work and show up on the Note 4. The latest rumours are:  A 64 bit processor will debut in the S5 or Note 4 All of Samsungs flagship devices next year will have a ICOCELL 16MP rear camera  The camera will possibly not have Optical[Read More...]

by 1:30 AM on December 4, 2013 1 comment News, Phones, Rumours
Retailer Round-Up: In-store Weekly Specials

Retailer Round-Up: In-store Weekly Specials

There’s a lot of deals in the run up to Christmas, especially in the tablet department. The major stores must be betting that these will be hot ticket items: Aldi: Bauhn 8″ Dual Core Android Tablet 16GB $129- starts Wednesday 4th December Aldi: Bauhn Rechargeable Bluetooth Speaker $29.99 – starts Wednesday 4th December Aldi: Sandisk 32GB microSDHC Card $25 – starts Wednesday 4th December Big W: Smart Tab Junior Android Kids Tablet $148 – starts Thursday 5th December Big W: Laser Kids Tablet $98 – starts Thursday 5th December Big W: NextBook 7″ Android Tablet 8GB $148 – starts Thursday 5th December Big[Read More...]

by 2:36 PM on December 3, 2013 2 comments Accessories, News, Phones, Tablets
Huawei threatens to exit the US market amid spying accusations

Huawei threatens to exit the US market amid spying accusations

Huawei, the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world – passing Ericsson in 2012 – has threatened to pull out of the US market amid what they say are unsubstantiated claims of spying for the Chinese government. This comes from Huawei Chief Executive Officer Ren Zhengfei, who said at a press conference in France, that Huawei is “exiting the US market”. Earlier this year Zhengfei said in relation to the Edward Snowden NSA spying leaks that: Huawei has no connection to the cyber-security issues the U.S. has encountered in the past, current and future. While Ren has not advised that Huawei[Read More...]

by 2:07 PM on December 3, 2013 12 comments News
Galaxy Note 3 rumour wrap-up

Galaxy Note 3 rumour wrap-up

Recent rumours suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which we reviewed last week, would be getting a few new colours, red and rose gold. Today Samsung has officially announced that not only would the new colours, Merlot Red and Rose Gold White, be coming to the Note 3, but new accent colours would be launching as well. The Rose Gold White Note 3 will have Rose Gold Black accents and the Jet Black and Classic White  will have Rose Gold highlights. This brings the colours of the Note 3 to five, with Jet Black, Classic White, Blush Pink, Rose[Read More...]

by 11:47 AM on December 3, 2013 2 comments News, Phones, Rumours
FIFA releases official app for Android

FIFA releases official app for Android

The International Federation of Association Football – or FIFA – has released a great app just in time for the Final Draw for the 2014 World Cup in Brasil. The Final Draw is on the 7th of December local time, and you can follow it with the official FIFA app, simply named FIFA. But that’s only a small part of this app. The FIFA app is designed to give you the most comprehensive coverage of football across the globe, with 197 leagues incorporated, including the Australian Hyundai A-League and New Zealand ASB Premiership. Included is a Live World Match Centre[Read More...]

by 2:52 PM on November 30, 2013 2 comments Apps, News
US Black Friday and Cyber Monday App sales for Australians

US Black Friday and Cyber Monday App sales for Australians

Just because we live in Australia doesn’t mean that we can’t join in the fun and enjoy the savings of the annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales that are happening now in the US. Google Play and Amazon are offering a bumper crop of heavily discounted Apps and games over the next few days. Some of the highlights are Make Your Clock Widget Pro ($1.19 was $2.49), World Clock Widget Pro ($0.99 was $1.49) – both of these are from Tomas Hubalek, maker of the very functional and polished Battery Widget Reborn, which is also on sale for $1.25. There’s[Read More...]

by 12:32 PM on November 30, 2013 0 comments App Sales Roundup, News
LG G Flex to be launched internationally on the 3rd of December

LG G Flex to be launched internationally on the 3rd of December

The LG G Flex was first thought to be a small scale South Korean exclusive, due to manufacturing challenges associated with the unique curved screen, display and battery. It was launched in Korea on the 12th of November.  We then reported that the availability would spread to Orange in France in early December. Now LG has sent out invitations to a G Flex international launch event in Hong Kong on the 3rd of December. The G Flex is an exciting innovation from LG. Not only does it feature a curved screen and display, but it also has a self healing back plate, that[Read More...]

by 11:16 AM on November 30, 2013 2 comments News, Phones
HTC One Unlocked and Developer editions getting KitKat today in the US

HTC One Unlocked and Developer editions getting KitKat today in the US

We reported recently that the Google Play edition of the HTC One would be getting the Android 4.4 KitKat update soon. Now HTC has announced that the Developer Edition and the HTC Unlocked version will be getting KitKat starting from today. With all of the US special edition One’s receiving Android 4.4, surely it won’t be long until the international HTC One gets to taste some KitKat soon.  @HTCUSA recently tweeted: It’s expected that the latest update will also bring Sense 5.5 to the international One. We’ll keep you updated on when the roll out will start for our versions of[Read More...]

by 10:19 AM on November 30, 2013 6 comments News, OS Update, Phones
HTC launches the Desire 700 and 501

HTC launches the Desire 700 and 501

On top of the UK released HTC One DUAL SIM, HTC in Taiwan launched the Desire 700 and Desire 501 (pictured above). The Desire 700 is a doppelgänger for the HTC One, except it’s plastic, not the aluminium of the One: The HTC Desire 700 runs on the old Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and features: 5″ 540 x 960 display 1.2GHz quad-core processor 1GB RAM 8GB storage, expandable via microSD up to 64GB Dual SIM 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS 2100mAh battery The Desire 501 comes in three colours – Black, White and Pink –[Read More...]

by 12:48 AM on November 29, 2013 2 comments News, Phones