Google Play Games - is a gaming hub, that is run from an app that can be downloaded from Google Play. The app allows you to discover new games and track all your high scores as well as the social aspect of being able to compare your progress both with friends in your Google+ circles as... Continue readingThere were a couple of new announcements made with regards to Google Play this morning, Ellie Powers, Product Manager, Google Play spoke about the new features announcing two major new additions in Google Play - Google Play Games and Google Play Text Books.
Normally, one small feature of a new version of Android wouldn't deserve a post of its own, but this has been a huge issue that many people have had with AOSP for a long time. In fact, while there are other benefits to custom ROMs, the lack of a T9 dialler in AOSP builds is the single factor, for me, that necessitates the use of CyanogenMod (or equivalent). The only Android phones that don't ship with a T9 predictive dialler are Google's Nexus devices. As custom and OEM ROMs have had this ability since the dawn of time, I... Continue reading
Optus Now App from Google Play. The app has up till now been delivering news, weather, games and sport, but since an update to the app on the 10th of July, it has also been capturing network information such as signal strength and sending it back to Optus for evaluation. The information collected is described by Optus as 'high-level network data' and the data sent remains anonymous. At this stage there is no way to provide users with... Continue readingIf you have an Android phone from Optus, then you´re most likely one of the 300,000+ users who have installed the
VinePaper. Guys, you have our attention. VinePaper is a simple Live Wallpaper that downloads and plays a Vine video in the background of your homescreen (and lockscreen, depending on your phone). Repeatedly. Constantly. This could be a blessing or a curse, depending on who you follow on Vine. As a 99-cent app, it's a bit of harmless throwaway fun. My homescreen has now a looping animation of Spongebob Squarepants going a little bit crazy - for which, I salute Ry... Continue readingMelbourne-based developers Dylan McGannon and Ry Van Veluwen pinged us this morning to let us know about their new app,
Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note II? Did you try to take up Samsung's offer to download the new Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail album, unsuccessfully? You're not alone. Samsung's promotion - allowing up to 1 million fans to download Jay-Z's latest beats - seemed to fall flat soon after launch, with many users reporting server issues and instability from the app, either force-closing or outright crashing. For those who ran the risk of missing out though, and waited until the next day to attempt downloading... Continue readingAre you the proud owner of a