The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from Gameloft swings into Google Play

With the Amazing Spider-Man 2 hitting cinemas in Australia yesterday, the movie tie-in game from Gameloft has also made an appearance. Swinging into Google Play at $5.49, Gameloft has also included a few In-App Purchases as well - Spidey needs new outfits. When not fighting henchmen or major villains such as Venom, the Green Goblin, Electro, and more in the game, you'll be swinging through a digitally rendered New York City, interacting with other Marvel characters like Black Cat and Screwball. While not all the villains and characters listed make an appearance in the movie, Gameloft are quick to... Continue reading

Flickr wants to become your new Instagram app

Yahoo has been busy updating the Android app for its Flickr service. The new app is now offering improved sharing through Dropbox and Google+ (something which has been seriously lagging with Instagram) but in addition to this, the update now brings Instagram-like filters and in-depth editing tools. There is also a new feature which enables users to view each photo's metadata, including which camera an image was shot with, aperture setting and more. However there is a small downside to the new update. Where previously you could sign into the app through Facebook or Google, this update eliminates those... Continue reading

Google releases ‘Google Camera’ to Play Store for devices running Android 4.4

After much speculation, Google has this morning released their stock camera to Google Play as a standalone App. It's available to all devices running Android 4.4+ and it brings with it a brand new interface. The Google Camera App offers the PhotoSphere experience which Nexus owners have enjoyed for years, but on any branded phone running a version of Android 4.4 and upwards. There's a host of new features as well including the Lens Blur mode : Photo Spheres for immersive 360º views. Lens Blur mode for SLR-like photos with shallow depth of field. Panorama mode with high resolution. 100%... Continue reading

Chrome Remote Desktop for Android released

Chrome Remote Desktop has been one of the most handy utilities for accessing your desktop remotely for a number of years now. From your desktop at work or your Chromebook on the go, accessing your desktop easily from a remote location has saved many a skin who has left a file behind and now it's come to Android. You'll need to do some basic setup on your home PC by installing the Chrome Extension - available for both Windows and Mac - which is available from the Chrome Web Store and then run through the setup. You'll need a... Continue reading

SBS On Demand now available for all in Google Play, Amazon Appstore and Samsung Apps

Australian broadcaster SBS (Special Broadcasting Service) has finally released a native Android app for its SBS On Demand catch-up TV service to Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. The new version (v1.2 for those of you counting) has also been submitted to Samsung Apps. The app features the usual catch-up TV elements (series notifications, recommendations, sharing and playlist controls) and includes phone and tablet UIs in the same install. Users who log in with an SBS On Demand account can also share their playlists across desktop and mobile devices. The service offers SBS' locally produced news... Continue reading

St George puts banking on your wrist with the Sony Smartwatch 2; Glassware and Android Wear still to come

St George bank has today announced that they're addressing the growing wearables market, announcing that they've updated their St.George Banking App, to work with the Sony Smartwatch 2. The App will now supply account balances and directions to the watch. The new features require three apps installed on your phone for it to work, the Sony Smart Connect app, SmartWatch 2 extension and of course the St.George Mobile Banking App. This will then allow customers to access their account balance at a glance, St George also says that the app will also direct customers to ATMs... Continue reading

Office Online available in the Chrome Web Store

It was just shy of 2 weeks ago when we posted that Microsoft made Office Mobile free for all to use(so long as you're not on an Android tablet), and it appears now that Microsoft are targeting Google Apps in their own playground; The Chrome Web Store. Microsoft have added Word Online, Excel Online, One Note Online (a worthy competitor to the very popular Evernote) and Powerpoint Online to the Chrome Web Store. While some users may query the function for this when Office Online as a suite of web apps already works... Continue reading

Optus opens up Beta Testing on their My Optus app

Optus customers are now being given the opportunity to sign up to a beta testing group for the My Optus app according to an update on their Google Play page. The Beta is being run from a Google Group as opposed to a Google+ community, which is neither here, nor there as there are pros and cons for both. If you're an Optus customer, use the My Optus Android App and are interested in trying out new things; you can head to the My Optus Beta Google Group and join. Once done you can head over to the... Continue reading

Samsung anti-theft, exclusive to US Cellular and Verizon

Samsung have introduced two new anti-theft features for the US Cellular and Verizon versions of their latest flagship the Galaxy S5. The features follow in a long line of security apps including Cerberus Anti-Theft and Google's own Android Device Manager. Find my mobile touts the ability to locate a lost or stolen device or remotely lock it, rendering the device useless to potential profiteering thieves. The other new feature is known as reactivation lock which; as the name suggests, prevents anyone but the owner from resetting the device. Of course, someone will find a way around these features but... Continue reading

Facebook to remove messaging from its app, forcing users to install Messenger

While it's only very small scale at this point in time, some Facebook users in Europe have begun receiving notifications that they'll no longer be able to use in-app messaging. The only real alternative is to install the Facebook Messenger app to maintain that messaging capability with Facebook contacts. It's another step for Facebook to show that they are pushing forward with their messaging platform after forking out a whopping US$19 billion for WhatsApp. For some users this may be a blessing in disguise, for others it's just another reason to use Google+ more. Regardless of what you... Continue reading

OK Google, Where did I leave my car?

In the slow march to add new features to Google Now, we've recently seen changes which will allow us to be reminded what bills are due and when. In an APK teardown published at Android Police, it looks as if we may have another function just around the corner -- one to allow Google Now to remember where you parked your car. This isn't just a hopeful guess at what Google may be working on; they've found evidence in the APK showing that there's already code in place to handle this function, possibly already gathering data to help... Continue reading

Improved Calendar App for Android in testing

The recently leaked GMail udpate for Android will apparently have a corresponding update for the Calendar, according to leaked screenshots shown on Geek.com. Russell Holly reports that he was able to test out the new Calendar App which is going under the code-name 'Timely' at Google, at which time he was able to take some screenshots and get a pretty good look at the direction that Google is going with their new App designs. Visually, it appears flatter and more minimal with new features including a split-screened day planner with a month view at the top. Russell cites some new... Continue reading

Dropbox adds Carousel, the gallery from for all your photos and videos

Dropbox went on a bit of a roll this morning pushing a whole heap of new services and Apps. Along with their Dropbox for business and Mailbox for Android, they introduced Carousel. Carousel describes their new App as 'a single home for all your photos and videos', It's basically a new way to swap and share photos and videos and builds on the Auto-Upload service that they've been including in the Dropbox app for a while now. You can group photos and videos into specific events - i.e my Trip to Singapore etc. and you can also save pictures, videos or... Continue reading