Cast Store lists and highlights Chromecast compatible Apps

Google hasn't historically done a fantastic job of highlighting Apps for specific platforms - their Tablet Apps highlight only really came into the fore in November last year, a couple of years after the introduction of tablets. Their Chromecast App highlights have similarly been lacking, with their current selection still limited to those launched 'officially' up till last December, and even then, those aren't featured in Google Play. A third party developer has seen this void and created Cast Store for Chromecast to highlight Chromecast compatible apps. The app contains a Chromecast themed news feed front and... Continue reading

HTC talks Zoe in their latest Technical Translation

In the last in the line of Technical Translations which HTC has been using to both explain to potential new customers about the features of their One phone, while at the same time trying to hype up their new phone; we get a run down on one of the lesser known but nonetheless cool features of the HTC Sense software - HTC Zoe. Zoes - a word which seems to be a shortened version of the word and meaning for Zoetrope - are basically the way HTC takes and collates your pictures, movies and shows them in a highlights which... Continue reading

Pocket Casts 4.5 headed to Google Play – Chromecasting included

Our very favourite podcasting app, Pocket Casts is being updated to version 4.5 in Google Play as we speak. The new version brings about a number of improvements but it's the Chromecast feature that we've all been anticipating ever since they first announced it. Chromecasting from Pocket Casts is delightfully easy to use; load up a podcast while connected to the same network as your Chromecast and the icon appears just like in any other Chromecast enabled App. Simply tap it, select your Chromecast and off you go. There has also been a massive improvement to the way that... Continue reading

Network Ten finally brings TenPlay to Android

After launching its TenPlay catch-up TV service last year on the web and iOS, Network Ten has finally brought us an Android app. You'll be able to watch shows like Elementary, Neighbours, 90210 and Ten's news and live sporting events in the app as of today. The app features on-demand streams of TV shows that have aired on the Ten, Eleven and One channels and can also stream live news and events (like yesterday's F1 race). You'll also find a fairly well-featured TV guide included, which covers not just Ten's own channels but also other free-to-air and pay TV... Continue reading

Chromecast App updated with support for 50 languages as stock arrives in UK stores

Google has updated one of the most useless Apps in their repotoire - the Chromecast App. The latest update which should be available to update now via Google Play lists support for over 50 languages within the App now as well as improved support for Samsung devices. They've added a Settings button into the hamburger menu now hinting of possible real settings being included in the App in the future. Outaward facing changes to the App, outside of the addition of the Settings option to the menu, appear minor but under the hood there could be more with... Continue reading

Latest Plex update adds Chromecast support for all users

Plex has updated overnight to add the long awaited Chromecast function for all users. Plex first added the feature in the second wave of Chromecast Apps which arrived in December 2013. At the time a Plex Pass subscription was required to enable the Chromecast support but this recent update does away with that requirement. At $5.52 the Plex for Android is not the cheapest of Apps, but Plex is one of the better looking apps on the market and the information you get on-screen when playing a video through Plex is possibly the best looking available. You also... Continue reading

Galaxy S5 Apps pulled and posted on XDA to download

If you're champing at the bit to get access to a Galaxy S5 to try out all the new features and Apps, then perhaps you won't actually have to wait till the April launch. XDA-Developers member Albe95 has posted a thread over on the forum which contains links to the APKs for a whole host of the apps that will be included on the S5 when it launches. There are some issues with the Apps - the S Health App apparently doesn't work - but apparently most of the others work with no issues. He's put the APKs for... Continue reading

Google Search update brings fixes for NRL and Cricket Google Now Cards and Notifications

An update to Google Search began rolling out today, version 3.3.1064617 for those playing at home, and while not a massive change in terms of features, the update brings about fixes that will help those OCD Australian NRL and Cricket Fans who use the brand new Google Now cards and notifications to relax. The 'boring' stuff included in the update includes a more comprehensive view of stocks which offer a greater amount of detail. There's a new section for hotword detection whcih allows you to turn it on and off as well as disable it for those of you running... Continue reading

OnePlus to implement voice activation, now taking votes on wake up command

Using a pincode or swipe-pattern to unlock your phone is so passé, these days it's all about voice commands, at least that's what OnePlus want you to believe with their latest feature to be unveiled in their leadup to the full announcement of their first phone the OnePlus One. Today on their forum, they're introducing the voice unlock feature, looking for input on the command that will unlock the phone. But it seems that you won't just be unlocking your phone but also be able to search or tell your phone to perform other functions Tired of unlocking your phone... Continue reading

Angry Birds goes medieval for the next sequel – launching in Australia and Canada First

Thou shall go forth and smite the enemies of the royal bird kingdom, at least that's what Rovio envisage for the next sequel in their massively popular line of Angry Birds titles. The company released a video over the weekend giving us an insight into the next phase of this franchise for all to enjoy. In the video, a variety of upcoming Angry Birds games are being plastered on a wall as an aggressive Razor scooter skater does x-treme tricks. Within one of the scenes, an image of the birds outfitted as a wizard, knight (or viking?), and archer are... Continue reading

The All New HTC One specs confirmed and new features detailed

After they got their hands on a leaked brochure from Telstra, the team at GSMArena were also able to confirm other specs from the device as well as getting a look a the features that HTC is banking on setting the All New HTC One apart from the competition. To start with they've confirmed that hardware wise the All New HTC One will come with a decent list of specs, which will hold it in good stead against the competition coming to market this year. All New HTC One Specs: 5" 1080p 2.3GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm... Continue reading

Humble Mobile Bundle 4 adds three more titles

The Humble Mobile Bundle 4 has today added three more titles to the already excellent selection of games on offer, adding Gunslugs, Colour Sheep and OLO to their locked range. The fact the new titles are locked simply means you will have to pay above the average price which currently sits at US$3.76. Which for a total of 9 games, is a great deal in anyone's book. The full range of titles includes Catan, Vector, Riptide GP2 and Zombie Gunship for whatever price you decide to pay, but go above the average and you'll get BADLAND Premium as well... Continue reading

Gameloft to launch the Amazing Spiderman 2 movie tie-in this April

With Andrew Garfield set to swing into theatres next month as Peter Parker, in The Amazing Spiderman 2, Gameloft have announced that they will once again be releasing the movie tie-in game, following up from their successful original Amazing Spiderman game released for the first movie. The marketing is timely with the Original Gameloft Amazing Spiderman title on-sale as part of the Google Play Second Birthday Sale, selling for an insanely low $0.10. The new game will be once again set in New York City allowing you a fairly extensive playground to practice your web-swinging, wall-climbing and web-shooting... Continue reading