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Australia Post release MyPost Digital Mailbox for Android

Australia Post release MyPost Digital Mailbox for Android

The Australia Post Digital Mailbox service is finally available to Android users. The service delivers digital copies of certain correspondence such as bills, rates, general correspondence and statements from registered providers to an app on your device. While to some it may seem a simple solution, get your service providers to email you bills; for some it’s not that easy. The MyPost Digital service is a stepping stone for users who potentially don’t get online much, don’t necessarily check their email when they are online any maybe aren’t that comfortable with paying online either although you can pay online through[Read More...]

by 7:41 AM on September 19, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
Microsoft adds One Note for Android Wear to Google Play

Microsoft adds One Note for Android Wear to Google Play

Microsoft was late to the mobile game, and since then they’ve generally played catch-up, although Windows Phone is finally showing some promise, they still have only a tiny market share. To encourage users to embrace their products, Microsoft has cottoned onto the strategy of releasing Android versions of their products to entice users over, and the latest ploy is to release One Note for Android Wear. To use One Note for Android Wear, you will of course need a phone running Android 4.3 with the Android Wear app installed, an Android Wear watch and two Microsoft Android apps: One Note[Read More...]

by 10:06 AM on September 17, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Apps
Game streaming service Twitch adds Chromecast support to their app

Game streaming service Twitch adds Chromecast support to their app

Game streaming service Twitch, who were recently purchased by Amazon – apparently gazzumping Google at the post if rumours are to be believed – has now added Chromecast support to their Android app. According to the Twitch Blog, the support has been an oft-requested feature, so now streamers can now access their favourite game players videos on the big-screen. There’s very little to do to access Chromecast support on Twitch, simply update your app to the latest version – which is available now on Google Play – and follow the directions below : 1. Open Twitch on your laptop or[Read More...]

by 9:22 AM on September 17, 2014 1 comment Apps, Chromecast
HTC Nexus 9 Keyboard cover hits the NCC

HTC Nexus 9 Keyboard cover hits the NCC

The HTC built Nexus 9 is coming, that seems a certainty, and the existence of a Keyboard Cover accessory caused quite the positive stir when it leaked earlier this month. The keyboard cover looked great in the drawings provided, but look even better in the flesh, with the cover heading past the Chinese based National Communications Commission (NCC) for certification. According to Android Police who first came across the keyboard cover, the model # UG0B matches with the one supplied by VR-Zone who found the photos on the NCC database. There’s no look at the hinge of the case, which[Read More...]

by 8:17 AM on September 16, 2014 3 comments Apps
ABC adds Chromecast support to iview for iOS, Android app to get Beta support soon

ABC adds Chromecast support to iview for iOS, Android app to get Beta support soon

As a launch partner for Chromecast, the ABC sure has taken their sweet time adding Chromecast to their iview apps, but it’s finally here…for iOS, but fear not because Android support will be here soon. In a pair of tweets this afternoon, the ABC has announced their iOS app has been updated with Chromecast suppport, while their Android app will get ‘Beta’ support in the next couple of weeks: We're excited to announce beta support for Google ChromeCast devices on the latest version of our iOS app: http://t.co/xHdsAwmnJV — ABC iview (@abciview) September 15, 2014 We're excited to announce beta[Read More...]

by 6:21 PM on September 15, 2014 10 comments Apps, Chromecast
People’s Choice Credit Union become the second bank to use the Cuscal redi2PAY NFC payment solution

People’s Choice Credit Union become the second bank to use the Cuscal redi2PAY NFC payment solution

Cuscal has been leading the charge with Host Card Emulation (HCE) based NFC payments for Android phones, since launching their platform earlier this year. CUA were the first to embrace their NFC payments solution in their app in July, and now another bank, well, Credit Union this time has added their redi2PAY NFC solution to their app, with People’s Choice Credit Union updating their Android app to allow the function. The app let’s you register your preferred Visa payWave card and then use your phone on Tap & Pay terminals at Point of Sale. It’s quite easy to register your[Read More...]

by 11:53 AM on September 14, 2014 5 comments Apps, Mobile Payments
EA announces SimCity BuildIt, coming soon

EA announces SimCity BuildIt, coming soon

EA Games has announced that it will soon be bringing SimCity BuildIt, a new game in the SimCity franchise, to Android and iOS. We’ve only got a very brief description about the game so far: The choices you make evolve your city in a variety of ways. Meet your citizens’ needs to keep them happy, or make questionable choices and feel your citizens’ wrath. Pinch, zoom, and rotate 360 degrees as you manage your city in the palm of your hand. With countless buildings and vivid, 3D-quality graphics, it’s the most advanced mobile building simulation game. There’s no official release[Read More...]

by 3:57 PM on September 12, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
HTC adds Lockscreen to Google Play as latest app to separate from Sense

HTC adds Lockscreen to Google Play as latest app to separate from Sense

HTC has been slowly adding their Sense apps to Google Play over the last six months, starting with Blinkfeed just prior to the launch of the HTC One M8 back in March. Now HTC has spun off their lockscreen to Google Play launching it as an update to existing Sense 6 devices. There’s not much to see here in the way of description, HTC simply says of their app: Swipe right to BlinkFeed, swipe left to Widget Home and swipe up to previously used app. Frequently-used information such as notifications, clock and weather are also available on lock screen. No[Read More...]

by 2:54 AM on September 12, 2014 1 comment Apps
Gameloft releases Spider-Man Unlimited into Google Play

Gameloft releases Spider-Man Unlimited into Google Play

Gameloft has seen some success with the last two movie tie-in games for the Amazing Spiderman, but today’s release won’t cost you a cent to try out. Gameloft has followed their usual freemium model and released Spider-Man Unlimited into Google Play for Free, with the usual ‘Offers in-app purchases’ addendum. The game contains a cell-shaded graphic style, which lets you take on the role of Spiderman in an endless runner style game, that Gameloft are calling an ‘arcade web-runner’. Spider-Man Unlimited contains a narrative to go with the game, with two issues containing different villians – The Green Goblin (Issue[Read More...]

by 5:34 PM on September 11, 2014 4 comments Apps
Humble Mobile Bundle 7 launches with six games for a low-low price

Humble Mobile Bundle 7 launches with six games for a low-low price

The good folks over at the Humble Bundle are back again, this time launching the Humble Mobile Bundle 7, offering six games, with the promise of more to come, for one low-low price. If you don’t want to pay much at all, you can grab The Tiny Bang Story, Color Zen Premium and Heroes of Loot, or if you pay above the average price, which at this stage stands at US$3.90, you can grab Kingdom Rush Frontiers, Horn and Sorcery! as well as any more games that will be added to the bundle in the future. As usual you can[Read More...]

by 8:27 AM on September 11, 2014 1 comment Apps
Google launches Hangouts Dialer, enables data-based calling and updates Hangouts as well

Google launches Hangouts Dialer, enables data-based calling and updates Hangouts as well

Google has finally decided to start integrating Google Hangouts with its older sibling Google Voice. We started hearing murmurs about this yesterday but it seems we’ve woken up this morning to the news that it’s done. A new app, called Hangouts Dialer, has landed on the play store and it enables some cool new features inside Google Hangouts. Primarily, it gives users the ability to make phone calls from within Hangouts. So what, you might think. Well, here’s what. Users can place a call to any phone number in the world, with calls to the US and Canada being free of charge.[Read More...]

by 6:06 AM on September 11, 2014 11 comments Apps, News
Latest Netflix for Android update adds Post-Play support for Chromecast

Latest Netflix for Android update adds Post-Play support for Chromecast

Were all doing it, well a lot of us anyway, circumventing geo-restrictions and watching a vast array of movies and TV from the US on Netflix, a large portion on Chromecast. Now Netflix has finally updated their app to include Post-Play support for Chromecast which they Netflix Binge-watchers celebrate! Netflix has finally added Post-Play support for Chromecast to their Android app. As promised back in June, Netflix will be updating over the next few days to add Post-Play for Chromecast users. When you’re watching a TV show and inevitably reach the final credits, you will get the small window that[Read More...]

by 8:13 AM on September 10, 2014 3 comments Apps, Chromecast
imo app UI updated in preparation for Android L

imo app UI updated in preparation for Android L

With the imminent arrival of Android L not to far away, free video calls and chat app imo has just been updated with a UI makeover inspired by Google’s Material Design guidelines. According to imo’s blog: “We created better visual hierarchy in the app through the use of deliberate colors choices, edge-to-edge imagery, new icons, and new typography using different weights and styles of Roboto. We also increased spacing for better scannability and comprehension of content.” The updated app generally features new fonts, increased spacing and more white space. The contact lists have small improvements including increased row height and The[Read More...]

by 9:35 PM on September 9, 2014 0 comments Apps, News