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Pebble update brings firmware version 2.4 to your smartwatch

Pebble update brings firmware version 2.4 to your smartwatch

Pebble has released a firmware update that’s going out to users’ devices, bringing the watch to version 2.4. The update seems to be a maintenance release and is said to fix a number of bugs and annoyances reported by users. If you’re building apps for Pebble, there are a few new features in the SDK. You should get a notification from the Pebble companion app on your phone when the update’s available, but if not you can search for it manually through the app under Support > Check for updates. the full list of changes and fixes include: Fix a[Read More...]

by 1:13 PM on August 13, 2014 1 comment Apps, News, Smartwatch
Beta version of HTC’s Zoe expected for all Android phones this week

Beta version of HTC’s Zoe expected for all Android phones this week

We’ve been waiting a while for HTC to make good on its promise – made at the time the One M8 launched – to bring BlinkFeed to all Android phones, but in the meantime The Verge reports that we’ll see a beta of Zoe this week. Zoe in its current form – seen on last year’s One and this year’s One M8 – makes short highlight videos from your photos and sets them to music. You can also apply a number of effects and transitions and share the results, although the sharing has been a somewhat controversial aspect of the[Read More...]

by 12:30 PM on August 13, 2014 1 comment Apps
Ausdroid is on Pinterest!

Ausdroid is on Pinterest!

Did you know Ausdroid is on Pinterest? Curated by yours truly, many of our pins link back to stories on our site making it a good way to keep up with the latest news if you don’t have time to read the site, but there’s more than that! We’ve also got some boards collecting some weird and wonderful ways that people have shown off Android, along with wallpapers. If you’re on Pinterest, come over and follow us – give us a like, share and enjoy some fun with us! If you’re not on Pinterest, here’s your chance to get in[Read More...]

by 12:04 PM on August 13, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Check out Duet a game about timing and control

Check out Duet a game about timing and control

When the good folks over at the Humble Bundle released the Humble Bundle Mobile 6, tucked away was the debut of a game called ‘Duet’. The game is an iOS hit, which has finally come over to Android, even better, it’s a hit game which is made by Australian developers Kumobius. Duet is a pretty simple game at its core, it’s two dots – red and blue – attached at polar opposites to a rotating circle. The circle maintains its position in the centre at the bottom of the screen and you basically rotate it left and right, so that[Read More...]

by 11:42 AM on August 13, 2014 0 comments Apps
Google+ Android update lets you cast your stream to your TV

Google+ Android update lets you cast your stream to your TV

The latest update to Google+, which has begun updating on devices, has introduced a new feature, it now lets you cast your Google+ stream to Chromecast. The update(v4.5.0.72928916) adds the now familiar ‘cast’ icon to your Google+ feed, when you connect to a Chromecast on your network you will now see a steady stream of recent posts in your feed. You can’t actually read the posts on your TV, but simply see the rolling stream of header images with headlines transposed atop. Once you’ve updated Google+, simply hit the Chromecast icon, the app will connect to Chromecast’s on your network[Read More...]

by 7:54 AM on August 13, 2014 3 comments Apps, Chromecast
Humble Bundle Mobile 6 updates with three new games.

Humble Bundle Mobile 6 updates with three new games.

The Humble Bundle Mobile 6, which launched last week with 6 great games available if you pay above the average, has today upped that number to 9, adding another three great games. The Humble Bundle Mobile 6 has added Carmageddon, Time Surfer and Llamas with Hats: Cruise Catastrophe. While the debut game – Duet – from Australian development house Kumobius, was worth the money alone for the Humble Bundle Mobile 6, the game Llamas with Hats: Cruise Catastrophe looks to be the icing on the cake. Based on a popular YouTube series, the game will definitely keep you amused. Check out the[Read More...]

by 6:40 AM on August 13, 2014 0 comments Apps
TapPath by Digital Ashes (Chris Lacy)

TapPath by Digital Ashes (Chris Lacy)

Australian developer Chris Lacy who has previously brought us such well designed apps such as Tweet Lanes, Action launcher and the innovative Link Bubble, has today brought us another app, which will redefine how you’ll interact with opening links – TapPath. TapPath is simple; yet powerful. Essentially, TapPath will allow you to configure how you open links, the behaviour is defined by single, double, or triple tapping on links. Once TapPath is installed on your device, you need to set TapPath as the default web browser and then configure it. For me the actions I have setup are : is[Read More...]

by 6:00 AM on August 13, 2014 1 comment Apps
Chris Lacy ready to release a new app tomorrow

Chris Lacy ready to release a new app tomorrow

Popular Aussie Developer Chris Lacy, who has brought us apps such as Tweet Lanes, Action Launcher Pro and more recently Link Bubble has hinted on his Google Plus Page that we should ensure we have 99c “laying about” tomorrow. On both his G+ and Twitter pages, details have been given of “it’s small, but powerful”. Exactly what the app is for, Chris isn’t saying. Some of the comments on the Google+ post announcing the incoming app, speculate it”s something to do with sharing, possibly to multiple social networks. All we know is that Chris seems particularly excited about this one.[Read More...]

by 5:10 PM on August 12, 2014 3 comments Apps, News
Dropbox updates Android app with doc previews and smarter search

Dropbox updates Android app with doc previews and smarter search

Popular online file storage service Dropbox has just announced their latest update to their Android app, and it’s not too shabby, bringing new document preview features for popular file formats and a smarter search to help you find what you need. The document preview works with any Word document, PowerPoint presentation, or PDF you have stored in your Dropbox. The preview function lets you view, scroll, and zoom on any of these file types without leaving the Dropbox app. Also included in the update are new search options. From today you can search individual folders, or if you need to,[Read More...]

by 5:25 AM on August 12, 2014 0 comments Apps
Instagram’s new photo sharing app, Bolt, is now available from Google Play

Instagram’s new photo sharing app, Bolt, is now available from Google Play

A couple of weeks ago, Instagram began rolling out their new snapchat clone – Bolt, the initial rollout hit only three countries, but the app has now gone live in Google Play for Australians. In case you’ve forgotten, Bolt is, a photo sharing app similar to what Snapchat currently offers but with a few differences. Bolt is actually a mix of Snapchat and Facebook’s Slingshot messaging app. Bolt asks you to join using your phone number, then allows you to add 20 friends to your favorites list, who you can then message. Bolt lets you send both photo and video[Read More...]

by 2:35 PM on August 9, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
YouTube’s Android app now supports 1440p video streaming – LG G3 first device to enable this feature

YouTube’s Android app now supports 1440p video streaming – LG G3 first device to enable this feature

YouTube has recently begun offering new options for streaming choices, and with LG launching the first phone widely available available with a 1440P resolution, Google has now begun offering the option to stream videos with that resolution in YouTube as well. The LG G3, really stands out not only for its design, but for its QuadHD (2,560×1,440) display, which allows owners to view high definition video. With only a limited amount of phones using a QHD resolution display, this option will be limited. More devices with a QuadHD resolution are set to either launch or expand availability over the next[Read More...]

by 10:34 AM on August 9, 2014 3 comments Apps, Phones
Facebook updates its Messenger app with Android Wear notifications & voice replies

Facebook updates its Messenger app with Android Wear notifications & voice replies

Facebook has pushed out an update to Facebook Messenger app adding updated Android Wear notifications as well as voice replies. The updated Android Wear notifications allow users to swipe to the left and either like or reply to messages right from their wrist, or even offer a voice reply to the message, similar to what has been added to services such as WhatsApp, or Google’s own messaging client Hangouts. The update is now live and free to download through Google Play. If you haven’t jumped into Facebook Messenger, then you can download the app via the link below.

by 9:47 AM on August 9, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Apps, News
VSCO Cam gets an update – taps into its Grid for endless inspiration

VSCO Cam gets an update – taps into its Grid for endless inspiration

Since arriving on Android back in December last year, VSCO Cam has grown quite popular pushing out quite a few updates in its history, they’re all well and good, but the latest update takes the photo editing app to the next level, almost competing with the likes of Instagram. The update, which bumps the version to 3.0, includes a few new features, one being ‘Find & Follow’ which allows users can now search, find & follow fellow photographers posting images to the apps community social network – Grid. Grid is a free minimalist publishing platform which has now been embedded[Read More...]

by 6:00 PM on August 8, 2014 0 comments Apps