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Google updates Android Wear companion app ahead of Android Wear feature update

Google updates Android Wear companion app ahead of Android Wear feature update

Google announced support for GPS and on-device music playback paired with Bluetooth headset compatibility and downloadable watchfaces last month. Google today started pushing out an update to their companion app this morning which looks to be paving the way for the update. With the big Android Wear update rumoured to begin hitting Android Wear devices in the middle of this month, so rolling out the update now allows for some time to iron out any bugs. Android Police have done an initial look into the new app, which from an initial look appears to support the idea that the update[Read More...]

by 12:05 PM on October 8, 2014 2 comments Android Wear, Apps
Samsung’s power sharing cable launches for $19.99

Samsung’s power sharing cable launches for $19.99

We’ve all been caught short before — there’s nothing worse than being on the go with a flat gadget, and it’s made all the worse if you’ve got something else nearby that’s got full battery, but you can’t share it. Right? Wrong. Samsung wants you to be able to charge your devices from its mobile and tablet devices, and has released a new micro-USB ‘Power Sharing Cable’ for just $US 19.99. Using the cable, and the companion Power Sharing app (available on Google Play or via Samsung Apps), users can specify how much of their device charge they’re prepared to[Read More...]

by 6:37 AM on October 6, 2014 6 comments Apps, Manufacturer, News
Google Play Music device deauthorisation policy appears to have been changed again – Deauthorise all the things!

Google Play Music device deauthorisation policy appears to have been changed again – Deauthorise all the things!

Early in August, Google upset the mob by changing their deauthorisation policy so that users could remove only a maximum of four devices a year. This caused a fair bit of discussion, but it appears that Google has quietly removed the four devices per year limitation – at least in their mobile apps. Testing of the deauthorisation policy found that you can still only remove four devices on the web interface for Google Music, but once you hit that limit, you can still deauthorise devices from within the mobile app on Android. The Google Play Support page for Google Music[Read More...]

by 2:43 PM on October 5, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Play
Everything Android at the 2014 EB Expo

Everything Android at the 2014 EB Expo

The 2014 EB Expo is here, running from today until Sunday October 5 at the Sydney Showgrounds. Unsurprisingly, as we found last year, the show is heavily skewed towards the major consoles, but with area set up for independent games developers to showcase their wares. Sony Remote Play First of all, I checked out the Sony stand and found them promoting their new Xperia Z3 range with its PlayStation 4 Remote Play capability. This involves attaching your phone or tablet to a PlayStation-like controller which then streams your gameplay from the console and uses your phone as a screen, streaming[Read More...]

by 3:42 PM on October 3, 2014 1 comment Apps, Events
Google Play Newsstand gets Material Design based update

Google Play Newsstand gets Material Design based update

Google Play Newsstand took over from Google Play Magazines in November last year, and since then there’s been a few minor updates, but nothing terribly huge. Today Google has announced that the app will be getting an update to Material Design, preparing the way for the launch of Android L. According to the Android Blog, the Material Design based update gives Google Play Newsstand ‘bigger images, more contextual headers and smoother transitions’. A better experience on phones is also promised, with a list of available articles that include an easy to see picture on the right. Google has added topic[Read More...]

by 7:50 AM on October 3, 2014 2 comments Apps
Humble Bundle Mobile 8 adds three more titles adding more great value

Humble Bundle Mobile 8 adds three more titles adding more great value

Humble Bundle folks are determined to bleed your wallet this week, offering the Humble Bundle PC and Android 11, as well as the Humble Bundle Mobile 8 at the same time. There’s great value in both bundles and as of this morning, there’s even more value in the Humble Mobile Bundle 8, with three new titles added to the list. This morning sees Mikey Hooks, Zombie Gunship and the original EPOCH added to the list. EPOCH is especially topical, seeing as the sequel EPOCH.2 is available as part of the bundle if you’re willing to part with more than $5[Read More...]

by 7:53 AM on October 2, 2014 0 comments Apps
Authy: Centralised 2 Step Verification for Google Authenticator-compatible services

Authy: Centralised 2 Step Verification for Google Authenticator-compatible services

2 Step Verification is becoming more and more important in an online world that’s filled with people trying to get their hands on your data. Whether it’s your Evernote, Google or Facebook account or something more precious like your banking details, if you haven’t already done so, get onto any and every site you use that supports 2 Step Verification and enable it! At this point in time, it’s probably the best option there is available to protecting your data. Check out our HowTo for activating 2 Step Verification for your Google Account When you enable 2 Step Verification on[Read More...]

by 5:49 PM on October 1, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
Humble Bundle PC and Android 11 adds three more titles to the list

Humble Bundle PC and Android 11 adds three more titles to the list

After kicking off the Humble Bundle PC and Android 11 deal a little over a week ago, the folks over at the Humble Bundle have chipped in a little extra. The bundle has been updated, and is now offering three new titles, making it just under $1 per title if you want to grab everything. The three new titles are available if you pay more than the average price which has risen to US$6.27, with Quest of Dungeons, Don’t Move and Space Chem joining the pack. The Humble Bundle PC and Android 11 offers you the option to pay anything[Read More...]

by 11:44 AM on October 1, 2014 0 comments Apps
Vine gets an update to allow video trimming and undo editing

Vine gets an update to allow video trimming and undo editing

Twitter’s Vine app has received an update that is rolling out to users, bringing significant improvements including improved editing tools to users who may still be using the service. The update also brings the app version 2.5.0. Here is a list of improvements listed: A new button on the bottom left to access your camera roll Preview videos of any length, and trim them to 6 seconds or less Upload a single video, or mix and match to tell a story! Undo last recording Flashlight for recording in low light In the edit screen Duplicate a clip, or trim a[Read More...]

by 12:40 PM on September 27, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
No more pocket billiards: Shifty Jelly brings Pocket Casts from your pocket to the web

No more pocket billiards: Shifty Jelly brings Pocket Casts from your pocket to the web

Shifty Jelly, makers of superior podcast app Pocket Casts, have taken the wraps off a web-based version of their service. For those who signed up to gain early access to the beta, invites are now being sent around. The interface is consistent with their Android app and syncs with your existing Pocket Casts account. Your list of podcasts is automagically populated in the web interface, and the sync works extremely well between your mobile device and the web app. I’ve tested this listening to a podcast en route to work, then picking up where I left off on the web[Read More...]

by 5:56 PM on September 26, 2014 4 comments Apps, News
Wild Grinders Downhill Grind

Wild Grinders Downhill Grind

Aussie Developer Bubblegum interactive have come out with a “freemium” (free to install, but with the peril of in app purchases if you become too addicted) skateboard game that is painfully addictive and stupidly fun. For a game of this genre it’s got a good list of features that you’d expect Action packed adrenaline fun with awesome fast swipe controls Loads of tricks and combos with up-gradable characters and skills progression Awesome un-lockable levels, skateboards and playable characters Challenge friends for high score glory and weekly prizes. Send Taunts and Gifts! Colorful, vivid cartoon graphics and pumping soundtrack Universal App,[Read More...]

by 5:47 PM on September 25, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
$165.00 Worth of apps for free?  Yes please Amazon

$165.00 Worth of apps for free? Yes please Amazon

What do Sonic the Hedgehog, mSecure, Office Suite Professional and Paper Camera have in common? They’re all being offered for free on the Amazon app store. The offer is currently available over on the Amazon Australia website where a total of twenty six apps and games, totalling $165 are yours for the price of signing up to Amazon. You can grab one, or you can grab them all, there’s no limit. You’ll need the Amazon App installed on your phone which you can download by heading here and installing the APK. Of course doing this will involve side loading so[Read More...]

by 1:13 PM on September 25, 2014 5 comments Apps, News
Freelancer launches version 2.0 of their Android app

Freelancer launches version 2.0 of their Android app

Australian outsourcing marketplace Freelancer.com has announced the release of version 2.0 of their Android app. The app allows both freelancers looking for work and employers looking for people to perform any tasks they need to without visiting the site. Freelancers can find and accept jobs and submit bids within the app, while hirers can manage projects (including posting new ones) and review bids and award jobs to successful bidders. The company added Android Wear compatibility to their app a little while ago, detailed in this blog post. If you’ve got an Android Wear device, you can receive and respond to[Read More...]

by 12:25 PM on September 25, 2014 0 comments Apps