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Swiftkey updated with performance improvements to fix that lag – also Themes on-sale!

Swiftkey updated with performance improvements to fix that lag – also Themes on-sale!

Since their recent update, which not only upped the version number to v5.0, but also introduced a theme store while at the same time dropping the price to free, the Switftkey keyboard has unfortunately been a little laggy. The latest update unfortunately pauses while you type and the load time hasn’t been great either. Well, today, those laggy bits should disappear, at least according to the latest blog update from Swiftkey. Swiftkey has advised that the latest update (Version 5.0.2.4) will include fixes for those laggy bits, as well as including three new languages: Kyrgyz, Tajik and Turkmen, and Emoji[Read More...]

by 8:15 AM on July 30, 2014 2 comments Apps
Like to know about new apps on Google Play? IFTTT has just introduced a new App Zapp channel

Like to know about new apps on Google Play? IFTTT has just introduced a new App Zapp channel

If you like to know about all the latest apps, and deals, then App Zapp is a pretty neat application. It’s essentially part app-sales monitoring as well as shows a stream of newly introduced apps to both Google Play and the iOS App Store, and if you want to be notified, then IFTTT (If This Then That) has just introduced a new App Zapp channel to help you out. We’ve talked about App Zapp before as part of how to check out great deals in Google Play. The App Zapp Android app is a little bit dated now, with many[Read More...]

by 9:48 AM on July 29, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Play, News
Like to take a selfie? Then this new Selfies app is made for you

Like to take a selfie? Then this new Selfies app is made for you

The team responsible for bringing us WordPress, Automattic, has quietly launched a new social photo-sharing network just for the duck-face fans among you, that’s right, Selfies is un-surprisingly just for Selfies. The app and network, which have seen little to no promotion was actually intentionally released that way. A representative from the company behind Selfies app, told TechCrunch that the app was simply just put out there to see what happened. The answer is, not much. When Tech Crucnch looked into it, the app had accumulated only 100-500 downloads – it’s now 10x that with 1000-5000 downloads. Selfies was in[Read More...]

by 8:48 AM on July 29, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
Big list of Android Wear watchfaces – What are you rocking?

Big list of Android Wear watchfaces – What are you rocking?

Google has publicly come out and advised developers that until the official Android Wear watchface API is made available, they shouldn’t be releasing watchfaces. But that hasn’t, and knowing Android developers, will not stop them from doing it. There’s a range of options, which include a couple of standouts which do more than simply supply a watchface. Like WearFaces. Wearfaces gives you three watchfaces, but then allows you to create your own WatchFace by uploading 4 pictures based on a template you find on www.wearfaces.com. Next is what appears to be a Watch Face marketplace. Wear Face Collection offers a[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on July 27, 2014 3 comments Android Wear, Apps
My Paid Apps – The App

My Paid Apps – The App

We’ve all been there; “What was that app I puchased last year that did xyz?” but you just can’t remember the name of it. If you’ve got a memory like mine you’ll probably forget you’ve even purchased one and head for the play store to buy a new one, if you’re lucky tripping over the original one you purchased. My Paid Apps is a great little app (please excuse the irony here) that tracks what apps and books you have paid for and brings the to one useful interface. The app appears to scan through Play Receipts as it’s given[Read More...]

by 9:53 AM on July 26, 2014 4 comments Apps, News
Google Play adds a section for offline games

Google Play adds a section for offline games

Mobile gaming is by definition ‘mobile’, but being mobile, often involves being in areas where there’s no internet conenctivity. So, if your favourite game demands contact with the mothership before you can play, then you should probably check out Google’s new offline games feature to see what other options are out there. The new section dubbed “Offline Games” on Google Play offers a list of games which fully support offline play. With titles such as Asphalt 8, Dots, Plague Inc. and Minecraft: Pocket Edition included, you can see there’s no shortage of big name titles, so you probably should take[Read More...]

by 3:58 AM on July 26, 2014 2 comments Apps, Google Play
Foursquare shows off its new redesigned recommendation app along with a new logo to boot

Foursquare shows off its new redesigned recommendation app along with a new logo to boot

After making the somewhat interesting decision to split its business and user experience into two seperate app services earlier this year, Foursquare yesterday showed off its new Foursquare app on their blog. The company has ditched it old logo, colour scheme and the way users would have been using foursquare currently. The company has stated that the new app is centred completely around personalisation and recommendations. This means for the end user, that they won’t see the usual teal green colour used in the app anymore, instead users will see everything that’s tailored specifically to them in a watermelon pink[Read More...]

by 1:46 AM on July 26, 2014 0 comments Apps
Google Play puts Health and Fitness apps on-sale and offers deals on In-App Purchases for games

Google Play puts Health and Fitness apps on-sale and offers deals on In-App Purchases for games

Google loves sales and we love to report them. At the moment you can grab some deals on some health and fitness related apps that are currently on-sale, as well as some great deals on In-App Purchases (IAP) for a bunch of games. The Health and Fitness deals feature some decent apps which are reduced in price, or have reductions to the In-App Purchase price. There’s a big showing from Runtastic, including Runtastic Pro which is featured in the Android Wear section of Google Play Zombies Run- $2.19 normally $4 Endomondo Sports Tracker – Free trial normally worth $3.99 Bright[Read More...]

by and 1:33 AM on July 26, 2014 1 comment App Sales Roundup, Apps, Google Play
Pocket casts hits version 4.7 as Shifty Jelly prepare an L of a lot of changes ;)

Pocket casts hits version 4.7 as Shifty Jelly prepare an L of a lot of changes ;)

Our buddies over at Shifty Jelly haven’t been just lounging around in their mansions living off of their millions of dollars in revenue from Pocket casts and Pocket Weather, they’re working hard at upgrading the hugely popular Podcast app and have released version 4.7 to the Play Store. Version 4.7 is out for Android, go grab it now: https://t.co/ll4LeYSSxE Lots of great enhancements as we gear up for bigger things — Pocket Casts (@pocketcasts) July 25, 2014 For anyone who hasn’t done so in the past, it’s always worth reading their Change logs; often with a geeky Dad joke or 2 thrown[Read More...]

by 12:04 AM on July 26, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Tie-In game now available in Google Play

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Tie-In game now available in Google Play

Setting aside the issue of whether Michaelangelo, Raphael, Donatello and Leonardo should have human-like noses, and whether Michael Bay is out to troll everyones childhood memories; the movie tie-in game for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie is now available to purchase in Google Play. Yes, Purchase. Unlike many movie tie-in games, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game will set you back AUD$4.22. For such an above average purchase price you’d expect a self-contained game to play from start to finish, alas you’ll be sadly disappointed with the games Google Play entry advising that the title ‘Offers in-app purchases’. If[Read More...]

by 8:07 PM on July 25, 2014 2 comments Apps
Chrome Beta version 37 adds Material Design inspired look and simplified multi-account login

Chrome Beta version 37 adds Material Design inspired look and simplified multi-account login

Google has today started pushing an update to their Chrome Beta for Android after not issuing any love to the app for over a month. The new update brings a new Material Design inspired look as well as simplified multi-account login. The biggest news on Chrome Beta for Android is the better implementation of multi-account sign-in that the update brings. Instead of trying to type-in passwords to login, a new multi-account picker will appear on Google websites, this includes sites such as Gmail, Maps and Search. The picker lists all the accounts on your device as well as offering you[Read More...]

by 10:12 AM on July 25, 2014 3 comments Apps
Modern Combat 5: Blackout now available in Google Play

Modern Combat 5: Blackout now available in Google Play

The latest Gameloft first person shooter – Modern Combat 5: Blackout – is now available for purchase in Google Play. Modern Combat 5: Blackout is the latest in Gameloft’s popular series, which has grown in leaps and bounds since the first release. Looking at gameplay footage and trailers, it seems that Gameloft have taken Modern Combat to a whole new level. The game is selling at $7.49, but has the distinction of containing no In-App Purchases (IAP), so you can certainly get some replayability without spending an extra cent. You should also note that you WILL need an internet connection[Read More...]

by 8:37 PM on July 24, 2014 2 comments Apps
Dendy Direct launches August 6; first partner studios revealed

Dendy Direct launches August 6; first partner studios revealed

Dendy Direct has announced the first slate of film studios and distributors who’ll be bringing their content to its new on-demand movie streaming service, slated to launch August 6. The list includes ABC Commercial, Beyond Home Entertainment, Entertainment One Australia, Icon, Madman Entertainment, Pinnacle Films, Roadshow, Transmission, and Umbrella Entertainment. From those studios, the titles we know will make their way to Dendy’s new service include high profile hits like The Wolf of Wall Street and The Lego Movie along with Red Dog, Tracks, The Railway Man, Transcendence and Edge of Tomorrow. There are also some deals yet-to-be-made with independent[Read More...]

by 2:46 PM on July 24, 2014 10 comments Apps, Chromecast, News