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Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas with discounted games

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas with discounted games

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the release of one of the best games in the Grand Theft Auto series: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. While some argue GTA3 was the start of it all, it was San Andreas with the massive wide open spaces, and seemingly infinite amount of things to do that cemented GTA as a franchise worthy of followups. So to celebrate, Rockstar has announced discounts on their Android (and iOS) GTA properties. Grand Theft Auto III: $3.42 (save 40%) Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: $3.79 (save 40%) Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: $4.99 (save 43%)[Read More...]

by 7:25 AM on October 25, 2014 1 comment Apps
Inbox by Gmail app hits the Chrome web store

Inbox by Gmail app hits the Chrome web store

Google has just released a Chrome app for the new Inbox by Gmail service to the Chrome Web Store. The app adds an icon to your Chrome apps menu to allow easy access to Inbox. At time of writing, the app doesn’t appear to be anything more than a ‘glorified bookmark’ to inbox.google.com, but there’s every chance that it offers greater functionality than what appears on the surface. At any rate, it’s probably worth adding to your Chrome apps, if for no other reason than to get new functionality pushed to your browser or ChromeOS device as it comes out.[Read More...]

by 5:41 PM on October 24, 2014 3 comments Apps, Chrome Extension, Google Services
Chainfire releases  Sideload Launcher for Android TV to make accessing apps easier

Chainfire releases Sideload Launcher for Android TV to make accessing apps easier

Chainfire, who we all know and love as the might behind the SuperSU app for root access on Android phones and tablets, as well as a variety of hacks and tricks all over the shop has turned his attention to Android TV. Frustrated with a lack of an easy way to access games, apps etc. that he’d installed on the ADT-1 dev version of Android TV, he created his own mini-launcher: Sideload Launcher. While you can’t really install apps to the ADT-1 from Google Play, Google still requires apps for Android TV to be ‘whitelisted’ for the platform, but you[Read More...]

by 10:56 AM on October 24, 2014 0 comments Android TV, Apps
Swiftkey adds new Material Design option to their theme store

Swiftkey adds new Material Design option to their theme store

We’re going to see a lot more of this over the coming weeks, as we run up to the official release of the newly announced Android Lollipop, which is really the first instance of Material Design. Swiftykey has overnight added their take on Material Design, by releasing two new themes to their store offering a Material Dark and Material Light. Both of the themes are available to purchase through In-App Purchase (IAP) from within the Swiftkey app. The themes aren’t terribly expensive and will set you back $0.99 each. Though they look like the stock Google keyboard with Material Light[Read More...]

by 8:20 AM on October 24, 2014 1 comment Apps
My Tracks adds Android Wear support – removes sharing options

My Tracks adds Android Wear support – removes sharing options

After Google announced an update for Google Earth this morning, which included an option to now upload KML files directly, it reminded me I hadn’t looked at Google’s Activity tracking app, My Tracks in a while. Loading it up, it appears the app got an update recently which added a great feature but removed one at the same time. Listed under the ‘What’s New’ section of the Google Play description is the good and bad news, as you can see Google has removed sharing to other apps on the phone, but added Android Wear support : support Android Wear remove[Read More...]

by 9:17 PM on October 23, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Apps, News
Humble Bundle launches the Humble Mo-Boo!-ile Bundle for Halloween

Humble Bundle launches the Humble Mo-Boo!-ile Bundle for Halloween

Depending on your background, Halloween has little meaning, especially for Australians, but using it as an excuse to get a good deal on games? Yep, we’ll take that, and that’s exactly what the Humble Bundle folks are doing just that with their aptly named Humble Mo-Boo!-ile Bundle, which went live this morning. The deal is the same, you can pay whatever you want and get three games: Rebuild, Oscura: Second Shadow and Containment: The Zombie Puzzler. But, if you pay above the average price, which currently stands at US $2.84, you also get Five Nights at Freddy’s, The Walking Dead:[Read More...]

by 11:08 AM on October 23, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Google updates Google Earth with enhanced 3D experience, and faster, smoother transitions.

Google updates Google Earth with enhanced 3D experience, and faster, smoother transitions.

Google Earth really is amazing, you can view a 3D experience of the globe, spinning around and zooming in and out at will. Today, Google has announced that version 8.0 which promises to bring a smoother experience all round. To start with Google has enhanced the 3D experience with a faster rendering technology in what they say is the first overhaul to the technology since it launched over 10 years ago. The zooming experience will also get smoother with faster, crisper transitions. Google has also improved the updating technology so maps render faster. And if you’re into importing map data,[Read More...]

by 8:41 AM on October 23, 2014 8 comments Apps
Google launches Inbox by Gmail, a new way to access and organise your email

Google launches Inbox by Gmail, a new way to access and organise your email

In the early hours of this morning, Google launched a new invite-only product that they are calling Inbox by Gmail. Years in the making, Google says that Inbox is “a completely different type of inbox, designed to focus on what really matters.” Inbox offers a variety of features, including: ‘Bundles’ to group similar emails together for easier review and swiping away when you’re done with them. ‘Highlights’ to bring key information from important messages to your immediate attention and incorporating real-time information such as the status of flights and package deliveries. ‘Assists’ to provide other relevant information, such as phone[Read More...]

by 8:25 AM on October 23, 2014 3 comments Apps, Google Services
Qantas updates their Android app with travel notifications and in-app check-in and boarding passes

Qantas updates their Android app with travel notifications and in-app check-in and boarding passes

Major Australian airline Qantas updated their Android app, bringing feature parity with the iOS app, starting to offer a range of new features that will help travelers as they navigate airports to get to their Qantas flight. The update, which went live last week adds many new functions to let customers view their whole trip within the app. Travelers will be able to get directions to the airport, as well as gaining the ability to check-in and access their boarding pass from within the app. Qantas travelers will also receive updates on essential information such as gate number, boarding time,[Read More...]

by 6:55 PM on October 22, 2014 3 comments Apps
AnimeLab launches Android app with Chromecast support

AnimeLab launches Android app with Chromecast support

Anime streaming service AnimeLab, run by Australian based Madman Entertainment as a successor to their Madman Screening room has launched their Android app and miracle of miracles it comes with Chromecast support. The AnimeLab streaming service currently offers over 60 shows, with more than 1000 episodes available, for free. You can of course stream shows through the AnimeLab which offers a HTML5 player, but there’s now an Android app to let you take the show on the road, and of course it has Chromecast support as well. The Android app offers a heap of features, many of which are outstanding[Read More...]

by 6:28 PM on October 22, 2014 1 comment Apps, Chromecast
Nova Launcher Beta gets update with added Lollipop animations

Nova Launcher Beta gets update with added Lollipop animations

For those of you out there wanting a bit of Lollipop before it actually rolls out to eligible devices, you can now download a new update for Nova Launcher Beta through the Play Store. There are new animations for opening folders which adds to the existing slide up animation from the bottom and the Lollipop scroll indicator is included along with updated icon themes for the calculator, contacts, downloads and email apps and lots more. Here is the full list of changes: Lollipop Circle Folder Animation (Settings – Folder – Transition Animation) Lollipop Scroll indicator (Settings – Desktop – Scroll[Read More...]

by 11:33 AM on October 22, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Google adds support for Yahoo and Outlook.com email addresses in leaked updated Gmail app for Android

Google adds support for Yahoo and Outlook.com email addresses in leaked updated Gmail app for Android

Google’s Gmail app is pretty awesome, but their support for other email accounts hasn’t been great. But according to a new leak, the upcoming Gmail 5.0 for the Android Lollipop release appears to be about to resolve all that. The app which Android Police have managed to get a hold of appears to have solved that, as well as dressing up for the occasion with a brand new Material Design makeover. The now familiar circular ‘new post’ button is now present to create a new email, as well as the new round avatars, and conveniently located ‘attachment’ button. But that’s[Read More...]

by 8:53 PM on October 20, 2014 2 comments Apps
Quick – a simple app that adds text to your photos

Quick – a simple app that adds text to your photos

Whether its for labelling things, giving directions or creating a meme, quickly adding annotations to your maps, screenshots or pictures in general is something that many people do on a regular basis. There’s a number of apps which allow you to do this, but a new app called Quick has caught our attention. Quick is the latest release by a company called Over, and the reason the release has caught our attention is that Over released their self-titled app Over back in August, with almost exactly the same functionality. But that isn’t stopping Over, who are marketing this new app[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on October 20, 2014 0 comments Apps