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Twitter app update for Android brings new photo sharing features and more

Twitter app update for Android brings new photo sharing features and more

Twitter have released a new version of their Android app which includes new features for photo editing, tagging friends, and showing content on refreshing your stream. The new photo editing features are probably the most useful, including options to crop your photos easily to a Square, Wide or Original size. These aren’t too exciting, but none the less, they’re a bit of an improvement. Twitter have also added a feature that will remind you to tag (@reply) your friends when posting photos, but it seems that this feature is a bit hit and miss; we haven’t (as yet) been able[Read More...]

by 1:10 PM on January 29, 2014 2 comments Apps, News
LG launches SDK to allow developers to build QSlide Apps

LG launches SDK to allow developers to build QSlide Apps

Since the first time we saw LG’s QSlide Apps sitting in the notification panel, we’ve lamented the limited supply of apps which LG has that support the option to float translucently over the other Apps running on your LG device, while they’ve added to their library of QSlide Apps, they’ve finally decided to open an SDK to allow developers the option of making their Apps QSlide compatible. QSlide first appeared for us here in Australia on the Optimus G, where LG included 5 Apps – Video, Internet (a browser), Memo, Calendar and Calculator – which would float over whatever App[Read More...]

by 12:38 PM on January 29, 2014 1 comment Apps, Manufacturer
Stack Exchange brings an app to Android, and it’s beautiful

Stack Exchange brings an app to Android, and it’s beautiful

Popular repository of knowledge Stack Exchange has released an Android application which allows users to access the question-and-answer site on the go. Stack Exchange runs a number of different sites around different subject areas, including PHP, Android, various other programming topics, operating systems and more. Users post questions, and receive answers, but the real benefit is to users of Google finding answers to common questions without even having to post them. With the advent of a mobile application, users will be able to access this information on the go in a much more intuitive interface than accessing the website while[Read More...]

by 9:26 PM on January 28, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Viber update hits the Play Store with contact list integration and more

Viber update hits the Play Store with contact list integration and more

If you’re a user of Viber, the fairly popular cross-platform VOIP and messaging service, then you’ll probably be fairly happy to see the Android app has been updated to version 4.2 with a host of new and fairly useful features. In particular, Viber has rolled out the following: Block any number or contact from calling you Send up to 10 photos at a time, instead of one Message or call via Viber directly from your Android contact list (no need to go hunting in the app) Customise your notification sounds New media gallery within conversation view Of course, there’s the[Read More...]

by 8:42 AM on January 25, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Australia Day Deals on the Play Store

Australia Day Deals on the Play Store

Australia Day is just around the corner, and to help celebrate our national day, Google have put a selection of Australian movies, games, music and apps on sale. There’s quite a few choices listed, so we won’t list them all out for you, but included are: Australian movies (or, at least, movies with some Australians in them) like Eyes Wide Shut, Two Hands and Looking for Alibrandi Games including Despicable Me, Littlest Pet Shop, and many, many more. Books from Australian authors Rachel Johns, Peter FitzSimmons and more. Take a look through the books, music, movies and apps on sale[Read More...]

by 12:20 PM on January 24, 2014 1 comment Apps, Google Play, News, Sale
Motorola updates Gallery app; fresh new design inbound

Motorola updates Gallery app; fresh new design inbound

Motorola has today rolled out a new version of its Gallery app through the Google Play Store, bringing an overhauled, fresh new look. The update is compatible with the Moto G, as well as other devices not available in Australia (Moto X, Droid Ultra, Mini and Maxx), as long as they’re running Android 4.4. The new version specifically features a new, lighter coloured design, and a few new lenses through which to sort through your photos. In particular, there’s the current ‘Album’ view that was available earlier, but there’s now also a timeline view which allows you to view photos[Read More...]

by 12:12 PM on January 24, 2014 2 comments Apps, News
triple J delivers official App for Android just in time for the hottest 100

triple J delivers official App for Android just in time for the hottest 100

The ABC has been on a roll of late, beltatedly delivering an official iview App for Android last month and now this month they’ve launched the official Android App for their popular Radio station Triple J into Google Play. Arriving just in time for fans of Australian and Alternative music to kick back with a few cold ones and a BBQ and partake in the Hottest 100 this Australia day, the Triple J App appears pretty functional with a slew of features which should take care of just about anything you could want to do in a mobile App, including[Read More...]

by 7:27 PM on January 22, 2014 4 comments Apps
Motorola makes it easy to switch from iPhone to Android

Motorola makes it easy to switch from iPhone to Android

Just after we start our Android for Everyone guide series, Motorola went ahead and made one part of the process just that little bit easier. Many iOS users will have experimented with iCloud or moved their contacts/calendar information there. This is all well and good, but it does present a bit of an issue when or if you want to move from iOS to a different platform. While we’ve gone through in some detail how to extract your personal data from an iOS device in our Android for Everyone guides, if your contacts and calendar information are in iCloud, you[Read More...]

by 5:06 PM on January 22, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Cross-platform task manager Todoist updated with collaboration and scheduling features

Cross-platform task manager Todoist updated with collaboration and scheduling features

Todoist is a cross-platform task manager that has been around for a little while now, but it has recently received a feature update that makes it an extremely useful tool for families, small teams and even larger teams. Collectively known as ‘Todoist Next’, the new update features vastly improved collaboration and scheduling features. Collaboration on to-do lists is now possible with up to 5 other Todoist users using the free service, and up to 25 other users with the premium version, currently for $USD 29 per year. This allows you to share a ‘project’ (or grouping of tasks) with other[Read More...]

by 8:54 AM on January 22, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
Official RoboCop game now available on Google Play

Official RoboCop game now available on Google Play

RoboCop, the movie franchise set in a not-too-distant dystopian future where an injured police officer becomes a robot, is set for a reboot with a new movie launch in February, but before this, you can get in on the action with the officially licensed video game, launching today. The gameplay isn’t exactly complex. It’s a 3D shooter, not quite first person, where the player takes Alex Murphy (aka RoboCop) through a series of training missions as he and his team attempt to gain funding for the budding RoboCop project. In terms of canon, the game sort of fits as a[Read More...]

by 9:06 AM on January 16, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
Chrome for Android gains new data management and shortcut features

Chrome for Android gains new data management and shortcut features

Google is rolling out two new features to its Chrome for Android web browser today. These features won’t be new to you if you’ve been using the Chrome Beta app, but graduating today to the stable release are two great additions. Firstly, with the new update users will be prompted to enable bandwidth management, which passes your web browsing traffic through Google’s services to compress the data before it comes down to your mobile device. While this likely won’t mean much to you if you’re using a WiFi connection, for those with limited data inclusions in their mobile plans (i.e.[Read More...]

by 8:55 AM on January 16, 2014 7 comments Apps, News
SwiftKey Beta updated with new emoji layout

SwiftKey Beta updated with new emoji layout

Popular keyboard replacement SwiftKey has released a new beta version of their app, which brings the usual swathe of behind-the-scenes fixes, as well as some welcome changes / improvements to the user interface. New features include gestures to switch emoji tabs, moving the backspace key to prevent accidental deletion of text, and other changes to the layout. The full changelog is reproduced here: Secondary characters on the top letter row modified when number row is enabled Redesigned emoji UI including new space and backspace bar, swipe gestures to switch emoji tab and changes to how the layout works under the[Read More...]

by 6:23 PM on January 15, 2014 5 comments Apps, News
Samsung launches its Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games app

Samsung launches its Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games app

Samsung has announced the Sochi 2014 edition of its Olympic application, called Samsung WOW (Wireless Olympic Works). Android users will be able to use the app to turn their devices into “mobile sports stations” that can be used to really get involved in the Winter Olympic experience. Samsung WOW provides those wanting more from the Olympics with real-time access to event schedules, latest reports on results and Olympic records reliably and quickly. The app, which is the public version of an app designed especially for the Olympic establishment, builds on a wireless communications system developed for the games to ensure[Read More...]

by 9:38 AM on January 15, 2014 6 comments Apps, Manufacturer, News