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Android App for LIFX the WiFi enabled Lightbulb now available in Google Play

Android App for LIFX the WiFi enabled Lightbulb now available in Google Play

LIFX, the Wi-Fi enabled, colour changing, energy efficient LED light bulb that can be controlled by your mobile phone has not only begun shipping lightbulbs to Kickstarter backers, but they’ve finaly released their Android App to Google Play. The App was supposed to arrive last Thursday, but they advised via Twitter that some big issues were holding it back, but it’s now gone live as of this morning. The App includes the ability to : Turn your LIFX light bulbs on and off. Adjust brightness from 1000 lumens to completely off. Change colors (millions to choose from). Create groups. Name[Read More...]

by 8:19 AM on December 4, 2013 2 comments Apps
VSCO Cam arriving on Android December 3rd(US Time)

VSCO Cam arriving on Android December 3rd(US Time)

After beginning Beta testing back in July, for HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and S3 devices, popular iOS camera and photo editing App VSCO Cam will finally arrive in Google Play for distribution to most Android 4.0+ devices from December 3rd according to the VSCO blog. VSCO Cam will be available for free, offering ‘the highest quality of Presets and Tools available for Android photographers’, but will rely on In-App Purchases of VSCO Preset Packs and Tools which have been ‘tailored for specific for specific situations and aesthetics’. Also available through the App will be VSCO Grid a ‘a minimalist[Read More...]

by 10:19 AM on December 3, 2013 2 comments Apps
Party in Sydney on New Years Eve with the official app!

Party in Sydney on New Years Eve with the official app!

Telstra and the City of Sydney council have launched an official Sydney New Years Eve app for Android and iOS devices. The app is an update to the original 2012 version (that’s last year, for those of you counting), and offers much the same in terms of features. Of course, they’ve been refreshed for this year’s celebrations! Some of the app’s features include: Share latest into on the celebrations via Telstra Timeline Telstra VIP Competition – Share content once registered to go into the draw to win VIP backstage passes Option to find hot spots via interactive maps to watch[Read More...]

by 2:15 PM on December 2, 2013 2 comments Apps, Carriers, News, Phones
PSA: Sydney analog TV switchoff is tomorrow, December 3

PSA: Sydney analog TV switchoff is tomorrow, December 3

Tomorrow, December 3, Sydney joins most of the rest of Australia in switching to Digital-only television, marking the end of the analog TV era. With this switch, the Digital Switchover Taskforce estimates that some 8.7 million households will have made the switch to digital TV, which began over a decade ago. For those who aren’t across the switchover or its reasons, there are a number of benefits to the new digital landscape, including: Improved viewing, with more channels, an electronic program guide, and high definition broadcasting. Overseas, digital-only usage is on the rise, meaning its easier for digital-only content to[Read More...]

by 10:43 AM on December 2, 2013 5 comments Apps, News
FIFA releases official app for Android

FIFA releases official app for Android

The International Federation of Association Football – or FIFA – has released a great app just in time for the Final Draw for the 2014 World Cup in Brasil. The Final Draw is on the 7th of December local time, and you can follow it with the official FIFA app, simply named FIFA. But that’s only a small part of this app. The FIFA app is designed to give you the most comprehensive coverage of football across the globe, with 197 leagues incorporated, including the Australian Hyundai A-League and New Zealand ASB Premiership. Included is a Live World Match Centre[Read More...]

by 2:52 PM on November 30, 2013 2 comments Apps, News
Android addict Christmas buying guide!

Android addict Christmas buying guide!

It’s approaching the end of the year and the FestivusChristmas season is almost upon us, so it’s time to start looking at what to get the Android lover in your life as a gift to open on Christmas morning. There’s a lot to get to and we’ve attmepted to get something for almost everyone’s budget, the only thing you’ll need to consider for some things on this list are the shipping times, so if it needs to be shipped, get in early to allow for delivery. High End Android Handset Everyone wants a new phone and there’s quite a range[Read More...]

by 1:12 PM on November 30, 2013 3 comments Apps, Camera, Chromecast, Phones, Sale, Smartwatch, Tablets
CyanogenMod Installer application removed from the Play Store

CyanogenMod Installer application removed from the Play Store

Almost exactly two weeks ago, the CyanogenMod team released their installer app onto the Google Play Store, in a move designed to make switching to the custom ROM a much easier proposition for first-time users. However, while the app is relatively simple — all it does is guide users to enable ADB on their devices — it seems that the prospect of unwary users voiding their warranty and moving to a custom ROM is enough to make Google a little uncomfortable. One of the CyanogenMod maintainers had this to say on their website: Today, we were contacted by the Google[Read More...]

by 4:15 PM on November 28, 2013 3 comments Apps, Google Play, Modding, News
Upcoming YouTube 5.3 update to feature Music Pass, Uninterrupted Music and more

Upcoming YouTube 5.3 update to feature Music Pass, Uninterrupted Music and more

It looks as if Google is close to releasing a new version of the YouTube app for Android, and those that like to tear APKs apart to see what’s inside over at Android Police have found some fairly interesting things inside. There’s going to be some fairly subtle changes to the user interface, but perhaps more interesting are the new services and functions which could be on offer. First up is Music Pass, which appears to be the working name for the upcoming YouTube subscription service. The features look to include offline playback (potentially of both music and videos), uninterrupted[Read More...]

by 8:39 AM on November 28, 2013 2 comments Apps, News
Mobile charity app developer GiveEasy partners with Australia Post

Mobile charity app developer GiveEasy partners with Australia Post

Sydney donations startup GiveEasy has developed a mobile platform which allows Australian charities and not for profits to benefit from mobile apps which ease the process of giving to charities. Yesterday, GiveEasy announced a partnership with Australia Post, which will give an unspecified amount of funding to GiveEasy to help it with its social endeavours. GiveEasy’s mobile apps are easy to use, allowing users to enter credit card details into the app once and send donations to as many charities as they like. After making a donation, users can announce it to their friends using the app’s social media sharing[Read More...]

by 10:17 AM on November 27, 2013 0 comments Apps, Charity, News
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is coming to Android next month!

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is coming to Android next month!

Everybody’s favourite sandbox game developer Rockstar has this morning announced that the next Grand Theft Auto game to arrive on Android (as well as iOS and Windows Phone) will be Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Arriving next month, fans of the current Grand Theft Auto incarnation – Grand Theft Auto V – will be able to see the earlier incarnation of Los Santos and take on the role of Carl “CJ” Johnson as he fights his way to the top of the pile with the Grove Street Gang. But it will be a newer and improved version of the game[Read More...]

by 8:54 AM on November 27, 2013 4 comments Apps
Three more games added to Humble Mobile Bundle 3

Three more games added to Humble Mobile Bundle 3

The Humble Mobile Bundle 3 which went on-sale last week with 6 games – if you paid above the average – has just added 3 more games to the list – Hundreds, Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor and Desert Bush. You can of course pay whatever you want and still receive EPOCH, rymdkapsel, SpellTower and Swordigo but paying above the average – which at this time stands at US$5.27 – you will get Ridiculous Fishing(BRILLIANT GAME) as well as Kingdom Rush as well as the three games added today. And if you’re into Soundtracks, there’s a heap of those[Read More...]

by 8:16 AM on November 27, 2013 2 comments Apps, Charity
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years arrives on Android

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years arrives on Android

Square Enix has released what they say is a full 3D remake of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years on Android. This sequel takes place 17 years after the events of Final Fantasy IV and features several new players, such as Ceodore, son of Cecil and Rosa. You begin with Ceodore’s Tale. Complete it to unlock the tales of six additional characters, which can be played in any order, and then return to the core story with Kain’s Tale, The Lunarian’s Tale, and The Crystals. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years promises to be an epic game, matched by it’s[Read More...]

by 12:09 PM on November 26, 2013 0 comments Apps, News
Doctor Who: Legacy – Free game lands this Wednesday

Doctor Who: Legacy – Free game lands this Wednesday

Doctor Who, BBC Worldwide, Tiny Rebel Games and Seed Studios have announced a new Doctor Who game for Android users, Doctor Who: Legacy. Players will have the opportunity to face the Doctor’s most notorious enemies and relive the Doctor’s greatest triumphs. Lee Cummings, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Tiny Rebel Games, said: The 11th (or is it 12th?) Doctor’s regeneration is approaching fast. With decades of epic adventures to draw from, Doctor Who: Legacy is a loving homage created by loyal Whovians, and is rich in the show’s creative legacy and fun. Combining easy to learn, hard to master mechanics[Read More...]

by 11:53 AM on November 26, 2013 1 comment Apps, News