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Bump & Flock file sharing apps to close at the end of January

Bump & Flock file sharing apps to close at the end of January

Bump – a NFC file sharing app and Flock, bump’s photo sharing services (almost like instagram in a way), which was acquired by Google back in September, has announced through its blog that it will shut down both its services at the end of January 31st 2014. CEO and cofounder David Lieb announced the closure of both products via the Bump services blog, in which he stated that “his team deeply focused on our new projects within Google.” Of course the closure is bad news for Bump and Flock users who may still use the device (I know my mother[Read More...]

by 10:26 AM on January 3, 2014 2 comments Apps, News
Google updates ‘Beautiful Design’ Play Store collection for winter 2013

Google updates ‘Beautiful Design’ Play Store collection for winter 2013

There are a (finally) a lot of very pretty Android applications available in the Play Store now, and Google are doing their part to promote good design by creating a collection to showcase a few apps that they feel exemplify good design. The ‘Beautiful Design’ collection on the Play Store was published earlier this year, and Google have gone ahead and released an updated version for Christmas. The Android Developers Blog states that the goal of the collection is to highlight beautiful apps with masterfully crafted design details such as beautiful presentation of photos, crisp and meaningful layout and typography,[Read More...]

by 7:46 AM on December 27, 2013 0 comments Apps, Google Play
Google says Merry Christmas with free movies, music and great deals on Apps

Google says Merry Christmas with free movies, music and great deals on Apps

Want to open some Christmas presents early? The team at Google Play has just launched some early gifts for everyone on Google Play, offering some free content for Google Play Movies and Music as well as deals on some movie rentals and cheap Apps and in-app purchases. Movie wise you can pick up Despicable Me: Minion Madness – 3 mini movies featuring the Minions from the Despicable Me series, How The Toys Saved Christmas – a Christmas movie, 6 Movies from behind the Scenes of the hit movie Argo and The Faculty – a movie starring a young Josh Hartnett[Read More...]

by 10:28 PM on December 24, 2013 1 comment Apps, Google Play
Telstra is working on Glassware of their own

Telstra is working on Glassware of their own

Telstra has already shown an interest in Glassware, confirming earlier this year that they are releasing an AFL compatible app for Glass next season, and are actively working on the development of an NRL app as well, now it seems that they are also working on a Glass app for their own service. Announced earlier this morning on their Telstra 24×7 Facebook page, the post simply asks what people would like to see in a Telstra developed app for Google Glass. The responses to the query if Telstra would be stocking Glass when finally made available prompted Telstra to advise[Read More...]

by 12:54 PM on December 24, 2013 2 comments Apps, Carriers, Glass
ABC iview App receiving update to add more device compatability

ABC iview App receiving update to add more device compatability

If the initial launch of the ABC iview App for Android left you feeling left out in the cold because your device was not listed as compatible, the latest update, which is rolling out version 1.0.1 to devices now, may just fix that. The changes in the update that are listed in the ‘What’s New’ section of the ABC iview App in Google Play are : Removal of permissions related to phone access and reading logs, these were inadvertently left in during testing but are not used or required in the production version. This update also provides official support for[Read More...]

by 12:24 PM on December 24, 2013 6 comments Apps
Meet Keepal – a personal assistant for your car

Meet Keepal – a personal assistant for your car

It’s a busy time of year, with many families travelling on the roads and a large portion of accidents attributed to driver distraction, Australian developers Mike Shaw and Mike Wilkinson wanted to introduce a new App which will read your notifications to you while you drive, reducing the need for drivers to handle their phone – it’s called Keepal. Keepal is a paid app, costing $0.99 and is designed as a personal assistant for your car, it will read out all your SMS, Emails, Social Media(not yet but coming soon) and Calendar events as well as offering the ability to[Read More...]

by 10:33 AM on December 24, 2013 4 comments Apps
ClockworkMod’s AllCast hits the Play Store

ClockworkMod’s AllCast hits the Play Store

Back in August, ClockworkMod developer Koush released an early preview of something he was working on to make the Chromecast more useful — an app to mirror your device’s screen to a Chromecast dongle, called AirCast. However, it wasn’t long until Google put the kibosh on that, removing the features from Chromecast which Koush had built into AirCast to stream video. After this change, and after a few ponderings on what the app should be called to differentiate it from other trademarks, the name AllCast was settled on, and today marks the release of AllCast onto the Play Store. You[Read More...]

by 7:31 AM on December 24, 2013 3 comments Apps, Google Play, News
ROM Manager back on the Play Store already

ROM Manager back on the Play Store already

Well, that didn’t take long. Koush’s ROM Manager app, which was pulled from the Play Store a couple of days ago for breaches of Google’s Play Developer Program Policies, has now been reinstated. We can’t immediately confirm if the offending part of the app — the in-app purchase facilitated by PayPal — has been removed, because the Play Store is showing our currently installed version is up to date, but it seems likely that if this hasn’t been fixed yet, it will be soon. As we reported on Friday, Koush still has two weeks left (or just under that now) to[Read More...]

by 9:54 AM on December 22, 2013 1 comment Apps, Google Play, News
Sonic the Hedgehog games on sale until New Years Day

Sonic the Hedgehog games on sale until New Years Day

If you’re like us this time of year, you might be looking for something to fill in the gaps between your Christmas commitments, and what better way to spend some spare time than playing some old-school games and reliving your youth. Well, it’s not quite that nostalgic, but Sonic the Hedgehog was a big part of my younger days with my Sega Megadrive, and if you, too, want to get back in on some retro gaming, now could be the time, as Sonic the Hedgehog games are on special in the Play Store for the next week or so until[Read More...]

by 9:49 AM on December 22, 2013 2 comments Apps, Google Play, Sale
Play This: Colossatron

Play This: Colossatron

Aussie developer Halfbrick Studios have unleashed their latest creation, and this time it’s a doozy – meet Colossatron! A giant robot snake is heading to Earth to wreak havoc and destruction. Where most games would have you control a plucky young hero who has to step up to stop the threat and save the world, Colossatron lets YOU control the bad guy! Well, sort of — you can’t tell Colossatron where to go, but you can control its shape and influence some of its actions. You’ll create the perfect Colossatron by adding Powercores which can combine to form more and[Read More...]

by 10:23 AM on December 21, 2013 2 comments Apps
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas now available in Google Play – sort of

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas now available in Google Play – sort of

Grab your pistol and pimp your ride, you’re heading back to Los Santos, the original Los Santos. Before GTA V made Los Santos a beautifully rendered city of the stars, Los Santos was the home of Carl ‘CJ’ Johnson and his Grove Street gang and Rockstar games has just dropped the Android version into Google Play for the slightly high price of $7.49. Before you rush out and buy it though, there’s some problems – namely : it doesn’t work. Once you download the 2.38GB worth of additional files you will, like most of the people who have left reviews[Read More...]

by 9:21 AM on December 20, 2013 2 comments Apps
ROM Manager app pulled from Google Play Store for IAP violations

ROM Manager app pulled from Google Play Store for IAP violations

Popular app ROM Manager from developer Koushik “Koush” Dutta has been removed from the Play Store by Google for violation of the Google Play Developer Program policies. In particular, Koush’s app fell afoul of the provision which requires apps offering in-app purchases to use (and to only use) Google’s in-app billing system. Until now, Koush had processed upgrades to ROM Manager Premium via an in-app purchase facilitated in one of two ways; via PayPal, or via a Play Store licence. The reason for this is simple; Koush offered a premium version of the app via upgrade well before Google introduced[Read More...]

by 8:41 AM on December 20, 2013 2 comments Apps, Google Play, News
Fitbit App now supports selected Nexus and Motorola devices

Fitbit App now supports selected Nexus and Motorola devices

Fitbit has just announced to it’s Beta tester group that the App available through the Google Play store is now supporting Sync support for selected Nexus and Motorola devices. The v1.8.4 of the Fitbit App from Google Play will support Sync on the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 v2 as well as the Moto X – all US Variants – as well as the Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR handsets (RAZR M, RAZR HD, RAZR HD MAXX) providing they have received the November 2013 firmware update which resolves BLE support. They have also advised that the Verizon Droid Ultra[Read More...]

by 12:48 PM on December 19, 2013 2 comments Accessories, Apps