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Swing Copters is here – the weekend starts early

Swing Copters is here – the weekend starts early

The follow-up game from Flappy Bird Creator, Dong Nguyen, – Swing Copters – is now live and available to download from Google Play. The Game, which was shown off the other day, is a more vertical version of Flappy Bird. You still have to tap the screen to power your figure through obstacles, which this time are gates loaded with swinging hammers, but this time it’s steering left and right rather than flapping. What’s changed is that Swing Copters is Hard. Reaaaally Hard. It’s probably a bit too hard for me, unlike Flappy Bird, which gave you a sense of[Read More...]

by 1:25 PM on August 21, 2014 0 comments Apps
Facebook rolling out its own in-app browser for links to some users

Facebook rolling out its own in-app browser for links to some users

Facebook is rolling out a new addition to its ever increasing new features and its latest feature is rolling out to some users accounts. The new feature, an in-app browser, is reported to to speed up reading and sharing of links found within the social network. Facebook’s own in-app browser will load the web page of a link you clicked within the Facebook app, rather than requiring you to open your smartphone’s browser such as Chrome or Firefox that you have installed. This in theory means less time having to load an additional app to just share back to Facebook[Read More...]

by 10:34 AM on August 21, 2014 4 comments Apps, News
Humble Sega Mobile Bundle launches with 6 Sega games for Android

Humble Sega Mobile Bundle launches with 6 Sega games for Android

The Humble Mobile Bundle is back – sort of. The Humble Sega Mobile Bundle has now taken its place offering six games from the former console gaming powerhouse. The Humble Sega Mobile Bundle works as previous Humble Bundles – pay what you want for three titles, which this time around include Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, ChuChu Rocket! and Virtua Tennis Challenge, or pay more than the average price, which at this stage stands at US$3.73 and you also get Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II and Crazy Taxi. There’s also the promise of[Read More...]

by 7:35 AM on August 21, 2014 0 comments Apps, Sale
Use Android Wear and your phone camera as a remote viewer with LookBehind

Use Android Wear and your phone camera as a remote viewer with LookBehind

We’re seeing more and more uses for Android Wear every day. Having a secondary screen on your wrist, connected to your phone is quite handy for notifications and getting information, but it is afterall a full colour LCD or AMOLED screen, so why not activate your camera and stream video to it? LookBehind turns your Android Wear watch into the viewfinder for your camera. You load the app – and turn the camera on your phone on – from your watch. The screen on your phone remains off to conserve power, but your camera is active, you can Zoom in[Read More...]

by 5:47 PM on August 19, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Apps
Flappy Bird creator shows off his next game ‘Swing Copters’

Flappy Bird creator shows off his next game ‘Swing Copters’

Flappy Bird is undoubtedly one of the biggest viral game successes this year, it was a little too successful for creator Dong Nguyen who removed it from Google Play and the App Store. But Dong has brought it back in the form of a slightly upgraded game: Flappy Birds ‘Family’ — albeit as an Amazon App Store exclusive — but it’s not the only thing Dong has been working on, with the developer showing off his new game Swing Copters to gaming site Touch Arcade. The game is essentially Flappy Bird gone vertical, with the addition of swinging pendulums. The[Read More...]

by 11:03 AM on August 19, 2014 2 comments Apps
Firefox for Android adds Chromecast support to nightly builds

Firefox for Android adds Chromecast support to nightly builds

Most people are familiar with Firefox, with many users of Chrome coming across from the open-source web browser at some stage, with many floating back and forth as features and performance vary. The option to Chromecast from Firefox was announced earlier this year, and it seems that Firefox for Android is first of the rank, with Mozilla adding the feature to their nightly builds. The APK for the Firefox nightly build is available to download from the Mozilla Nightly Builds page. Once installed – yes, you have to sideload the APK (open Settings > Security > Tick ‘Unknown Sources) –[Read More...]

by 10:43 AM on August 19, 2014 1 comment Apps, Chromecast
Bingham Cup Sydney 2014 app now available in the Google Play store

Bingham Cup Sydney 2014 app now available in the Google Play store

The Bingham Cup, is a biennial international, non-professional, gay rugby union tournament, and this year it’s being held in Sydney. With 9 days to go until Sydney’s team, the Sydney Convicts, takes part along with teams from 15 other countries, an app has been released to Google Play. The free app, allows users to follow the news, results and fixtures from the 2014 Bingham Cup, basically helping keep visitors and supporters up to date on the everything going on during the Bingham Cup. The cup runs from 24th to 31st of August at 4 world-class ovals in Woollahra and Lyne[Read More...]

by 9:41 AM on August 19, 2014 0 comments Apps
App Review: Screen Time Parental Control

App Review: Screen Time Parental Control

Modern parenting. Often a phrase uttered by those who don’t agree with kids using technology excessively, usually by those who are yet to have kids. If modern parenting is a crime then I am guilty of it. Early on in both of my kids’ lives I encouraged them to use my Android tablets to familiarise themselves with technology, to give them a head start in technology for their future lives. Of course, as I got the latest and greatest Nexus tablet, they received a hand-me-down. That’s my excuse. My 5yo son is now addicted to his Nexus 7 2013 (thank[Read More...]

by 9:39 AM on August 19, 2014 2 comments Apps
PayPal Here – now available from Officeworks

PayPal Here – now available from Officeworks

After announcing they were entering Australia back in April, PayPal Here, has finally landed at retailers in Australia. Officeworks has announced that they will be selling the chip and Pin Bluetooth card reader in stores. Priced at $139, the chip and PIN card reader is a first for Australian small businesses, who can now buy a mobile payment terminal capable of completing Visa and Mastercard credit card transactions, in a retail store. With Credit Card signatures out, and mandatory PIN for all credit cards transactions in, as of the beginning of August, PayPal Here offers small business owners a fairly[Read More...]

by 8:36 PM on August 18, 2014 3 comments Accessories, Apps
Dogfooding version of Google AdSense app slips out

Dogfooding version of Google AdSense app slips out

If you use Google AdSense on your site, then the AdSense Android App is a great way to keep track of your earnings. If you have it installed, the icon has taken on a strange affectation after the latest release, it appears that Google has accidentally left the dogfood tag on the app. Dogfooding refers to the practice of testing out your product internally on staff before releasing to the product. In this case, the update (version 2.1.1302) has left a pawprint on the logo to indicate the dogfood nature of the app. There doesn’t seem to be much different[Read More...]

by 12:43 PM on August 17, 2014 1 comment Android Development, Apps
Google adding support Multiple Simultaneous Language Selections In Voice Search

Google adding support Multiple Simultaneous Language Selections In Voice Search

Australia is a multi-cultural nation, so there’s a very good chance that someone you speak to can speak more than one language. Android has had options for changing language for voice search, but it appears that Google isn’t happy with that arrangement and is updating search with support for simultaneous voice search in multiple languages. ‘Ok Google’ hotword detection is still limited to English, but you can now add up to 5 languages to your voice search options. The new update will allow for simultaneous search in multiple languages, meaning you won’t have to jump into settings, change your language[Read More...]

by 12:53 PM on August 15, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Services
Domain updates their Android app with Android Wear notifications

Domain updates their Android app with Android Wear notifications

Real-estate classified site Domain has released an update to their native Android app, to take advantage of Android Wear. The update comes on the back of some other updates including a refined new look and a new option to streamline sign-ins, with options to use both Google+ and Facebook credentials to setup an account. Once you’re signed in, you can save searches for properties in areas and it’s these notifications which will start showing up on your wrist. The update is fairly rudimentary in this initial phase, with the update allowing you to see a notification with the total number[Read More...]

by 12:43 PM on August 15, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Apps
HTC launches Zoe beta to Google Play for a range of devices

HTC launches Zoe beta to Google Play for a range of devices

. Over the last few months, HTC has been hinting at releasing their Sense based services like Blinkfeed to more users, this has also been followed by the company releasing their software services to Google Play. Today, HTC has announced that their first software service released through Google Play for devices other than HTC will be Zoe. So, what is Zoe? The wider launch of Zoe to Google Play, is not what most HTC owners will recognise as the Zoe from their phones, but more the Video Highlights part of Zoe. With Zoe you can create, edit, remix and more[Read More...]

by 10:58 AM on August 15, 2014 3 comments Apps