Apps

Haystack: Business cards without the paper

Haystack: Business cards without the paper

If you’re on the go all the time for work, in and out of meetings, functions and lunches it’s likely you know the pain of having to carry business cards all the time. Worse; the pain of getting caught without one. Haystack is a really neat (and free) app that allows you to create a digital business card and share[Read More…]

by 8:53 am on November 13, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
New standalone Messenger app now available at Google Play

New standalone Messenger app now available at Google Play

Google has overnight, launched its new Messenger app, seen in the new Lollipop update, onto Google Play for anyone running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and above to download to their device. The new app, handles SMS and MMS duties only for those who aren’t quite into the move to Hangouts as the default, all-in-one messaging client. Moving forward it appears[Read More…]

by 7:45 am on November 13, 2014 7 comments Apps
Google announces new Games available for Chromecast

Google announces new Games available for Chromecast

Google has been moving the Chromecast platform forward from the back-end, but it’s developers who have been coming up with new and interesting ways to use Chromecast. Today, Google has announced a new range of gaming applications for Chromecast, allowing you to cast games to your screen and enjoy a family board game night around the TV. There’s a fair[Read More…]

by 8:16 am on November 12, 2014 3 comments Apps, Chromecast
Leaked Android Wear app preview shows off upcoming Material Design update and new features

Leaked Android Wear app preview shows off upcoming Material Design update and new features

With Lollipop set to roll out to Nexus – and the LG G3 – devices in the (hopefully) very near future, Material Design is set to take centre stage for Google apps and indeed, if Google gets their wish, most of the apps in the Play Store. So, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the next update[Read More…]

by 7:50 am on November 12, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Apps
Instagram updated with Caption Dditing and updated Explore page

Instagram updated with Caption Dditing and updated Explore page

Instagram has updated today, adding a new feature which some will love – Caption Editing, as well as updating their Discovery tab to help you discover new and interesting Instagram feeds. The caption editing feature allows you to go back and edit your posts, because as Instagram says ‘When you share a moment to Instagram, a typo shouldn’t get in[Read More…]

by 8:04 am on November 11, 2014 2 comments Apps
Microsoft announces Office for Android Tablet preview

Microsoft announces Office for Android Tablet preview

Microsoft is continuing their trend of supplying their services across platforms. Today they’ve announced a new Office for Android Tablet preview. They’ve announced Office for iPhone, as well as updates to the existing iPad app they launched back in March. The Office for Android Tablet preview will include Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and will be made available to those who[Read More…]

by 1:40 am on November 7, 2014 4 comments Apps
‘OK Google’ hotword detection with Australian English now works in Android 5.0

‘OK Google’ hotword detection with Australian English now works in Android 5.0

We’re still finding notable features in the Android Lollipop Developer Preview. This one was pointed out by Ausdroid reader Benjamin, who alerted us to the fact that you can finally use “OK Google” hotword detection while using English (Australia) as your language. You can also configure the Google Search app to use “OK Google” from any screen (as well as[Read More…]

by 2:43 pm on November 6, 2014 8 comments Apps
Google promises Inbox invites for all in happy hour – 10am to 11am AEDT

Google promises Inbox invites for all in happy hour – 10am to 11am AEDT

Wanna get in on the Inbox action, but don’t have an invite to spare? Never fear, Google’s here … to help. You know how it goes. After trickling invites out every few days, it looks like the Inbox team is getting ready to open the gates, promising invites today: Want an invite TODAY? #InboxHappyHour 3-4pm PT. Send us an email[Read More…]

by 8:38 am on November 6, 2014 24 comments Apps
Google Maps gets the Material Design treatment

Google Maps gets the Material Design treatment

Google has announced (and released!) the Material Design update for Google Maps, and it’s pretty. There’s not much to say — just look at the gorgeous layout of the new app in the picture above. You’ll see changes in the way the info sheet shows for local businesses and other places on Maps, and our friends in the US now[Read More…]

by 6:35 am on November 6, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
ABC iview Android app updated with Beta Chromecast support in Google Play

ABC iview Android app updated with Beta Chromecast support in Google Play

It’s been months since the ABC was announced as a launch partner for Google’s Chromecast dongle, but the update for the iview Android app to include Chromecast support is finally now available in Google Play. The iOS ABC iview app got updated all the way back in September, with the ABC promising the Android App would be updated ‘in the[Read More…]

by 12:59 pm on November 5, 2014 3 comments Apps, Chromecast